Couple accused of walking into public buildings intoxicated


LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – A husband and wife in Laurel County were arrested after showing up to the judicial center and sheriff’s office under the influence.

The sheriff’s office in Laurel County says 36-year-old Misty Sue Caldwell went to the judicial center and tried to enter at the sheriff’s office security checkpoint with four children around 10:30 a.m. Friday.

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The Laurel County Sheriff’s Office says she admitted to taking medication for treating opiod addiction, as well as an anti-epileptic drug.

Caldwell was charged with public intoxication and four counts of wanton endangerment.

Social Security was called for the four children, who were placed with family members.

Later in the day, the sheriff’s office says Caldwell’s husband, 40-year-old Eric Jones, came to the sheriff’s office to check on the children.

Deputies say Jones had slurred speech and wasn’t walking straight. He admitted to taking the same anti-addiction medication earlier and was arrested by deputies.