Pike County Man, Woman Sent Back To Jail

By: Angela Sparkman Email
By: Angela Sparkman Email

A Pike County man and woman on home incarceration for burglary charges rwere set to get a fresh start Friday, but instead, they ended up back in jail.

Pike County Jailers say Shane and Jessica Hopkins were being released from home incarceration. The couple came to turn in their bracelets, but Deputies noticed something was wrong.

“When Mr. Hopkins came up to me to speak, with what appeared to be a blue pill hanging from his nose,” says Kevin Miracle, Pike County Sheriff’s Deputy.

He says Hopkins was high, and then he checked Jessica Hopkins.

“She appeared to be under the influence and also had pill residue in her nose,” says Miracle.

He said to make it worse, she was carrying their two month old baby. But that's not all.

“They had to get here some way or other, so obviously they drove. In the condition they were in, they shouldn't have been driving,” says Miracle.

Miracle charged them with public intoxication and child endangerment. He didn't have to take them far, just across the hallway to jail.

“It is kind of surprising. They actually came in to be released from home incarceration, but then they were arrested,” says Rodney Scott, Pike County Jailer.

And it didn't end there. Jailers say they stripped searched Shane Hopkins and found pills in his underwear, and say he tried to fight when they took them away.

“It is unfortunate the drug problem is that bad,” says Miracle.

Sheriff Deputies say this problem is more common than you think. They say they catch people bringing in illegal items through these detectors almost weekly.

But deputies say this case is the most unusual. Now the Hopkins…

“They've been booked back in jail,” says Scott.

And lost their freedom they came to get.

The Hopkins turned down our request for an interview. Their two month old baby is now in the custody of social services.

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  • by Kari Location: Pikeville on Jul 19, 2008 at 09:04 PM
    They are either going to sit at home and draw a check from the taxpayers or sit in jail while we support them...I would rather see my tax dollars keep them in jail away from my children...
  • by Jamie on Jul 19, 2008 at 01:29 PM
    Good Job Pineapple!!!!!!!
  • by Clara Location: Pike County on Jul 19, 2008 at 06:24 AM
    I agree with Judy's comment, those citizens that go to work everyday to earn their wages are paying for those who choose not to work, but some have money to support their habit! I know that most of these people do not work to support their habit. Send them to Iraq and make them earn their pay!
  • by donny Location: ky on Jul 18, 2008 at 08:31 PM
    thats a strange one..go to get free but get put back in.. well at least they didnt try to hide it sticking right there in his nose..funny as h,,, but glad they r in jail.
  • by bill Location: pikeville on Jul 18, 2008 at 07:18 PM
    I nominate these two for stupid crook of the year award.
  • by Judy Location: Pineville1 on Jul 18, 2008 at 04:57 PM
    It sounds like child welfare was not doing their job or these people would not have their baby with them......trash does not need innocent babies.....I do not know what the answer to these people is. If they stay in jail all the time, we tax payers have to feed and care for them and I don't know about everyone else but I am getting tired of working every day to keep up this scum......
  • by tired of dope heads Location: Pikeville on Jul 18, 2008 at 04:22 PM
    A couple weeks ago the two were asking people at a local BP for money for their child's medicine. They were extremly high. I worried about the child and called the cops. I'm glad to hear they are in jail, and the baby is not in their custody.
  • by ME Location: PIKE COUNTY on Jul 18, 2008 at 04:03 PM


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