Redneck Rave traffic stops lead to multiple arrests

MAMMOTH CAVE, Ky. – Edmonson County Sheriff’s Office says they arrested 15 people Friday and Saturday during this weekend’s annual Redneck Rave.

Authorities conducted traffic safety checkpoints due to an increase of traffic on Nolin Dam Road near Blue Holler Off Road Park, which resulted in numerous citations and arrests. There were also three arrests on Ollie Road in connection with the traffic.

Citations and arrests from Friday, June 17 include the following:

  • Robert E. Bandy, 35, of Williamstown, Kentucky was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, first offense, operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, careless driving, wanton endangerment, possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle prohibited, possession of a controlled substance (first degree/first offense—drug unspecified) and possession of marijuana; Authorities stated Bandy had a 12-year-old juvenile passenger in the vehicle.
  • Brandon Winters, 27, of Mammoth Cave was charged with no registration plates, failure to register/transfer motor vehicle and failure to produce an insurance card.
  • Stacy Neff, 46, of Burbon, Indiana was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/substance, first degree, possession of a controlled substance, (first degree, first offense —methamphetamine) and drug paraphernalia—buy/possess.
  • Kaleb Kincaid, 28, of Cardington, Ohio was arrested and charged with all- terrain vehicle violation, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, first offense, and possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle prohibited.
  • Sierra Hess, 28, of Leitchfield was a passenger in Kincaid’s ATV, according to authorities; she was arrested and charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place, first degree, second offense.
  • Jack Gibson, 19, of Owensboro was charged with person 18 to 20 in possession/purchase/attempt to purchase/have another purchase alcohol; all alcohol was seized and destroyed.
  • Brandon Payne, 19, of Philpot was charged with person 18-20 in possession/purchase/attempt to purchase/have another purchase alcohol; all alcohol was seized and destroyed.

In addition, citations and arrests from Saturday, June 18 include the following:

  • A 17-year-old of Munfordville was charged for license to be in possession and careless driving after he stopped and reverse-drove away from a traffic safety checkpoint.
  • Michael Fier, 35, of Paducah was charged with no registration plates and failure of owner to maintain required insurance, first offense.
  • Bryton Brown, 23, of Monrovia, Indiana was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of a controlled substance, first degree, first offense, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia—buy/possess, improper use of red lights and careless driving.
  • Stephanie Lawson, 29, of Brownsburg, Indiana was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia—buy/possess, and public intoxication—controlled substance (excluded alcohol); Lawson was a passenger in Brown’s vehicle, according to authorities.
  • Rosalino Cortes Zarate,31, of Portland, Tennessee was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, first offense, and possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle prohibited.
  • Benjamin Cortes-Zarate, 36, of Madison, Tennessee was arrested and charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place, first and second offense; he was a passenger in Cortes Zarate’s vehicle, according to authorities.
  • Adolfo Soto Flores, 42, of Collinwood, Tennessee was arrested and charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place, first and second offense; he was also a passenger in Cortes Zarate’s vehicle, according to authorities.
  • A juvenile from Somerset was charged with all terrain vehicle violation.

Edmonson County Sheriff Shane Doyle said that, although there wasn’t as much activity at this year’s event, the amount of people in the community and the nature of the illegal activity is rampant during this event and puts a lot of stress on emergency services in the county.