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Cops & Courts

  • Charges in jail fight could come next week

    Assault charges could be forthcoming next week in connection with a physical altercation at the Shelby County Detention Center in March that left one inmate fighting for his life, police say.

    Shelby County Sheriff’s Detective Jason Rice said that at the request of Shelby County Commonwealth Attorney Laura Donnell, he will present the case to a Shelby County Grand Jury on Wednesday.

    “I do have a subpoena to go to the grand jury next week, Wednesday, to see if they will indict him [assailant],” he said.

  • Court report: May 27, 2014

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Ramirez Pedro, speeding 18 mph over limit, first-offense failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance and no operator's/moped license – guilty – 30-day sentence conditionally discharged for two years and $773 fine and costs.

  • Longtime firefighter is city employee of the year

    Sgt. Carlton Holbert, a firefighter of 7 years at the Shelbyville Fire Department, constantly goes above and beyond the call of duty – that’s why he was named firefighter of the year for 2013.

    “Carlton is a wonderful employee and supervisor,” said Shelbyville Assistant Fire Chief Chris Spaulding. “Carlton has the respect of his subordinates as well as his supervisors. He is a real team player. He constantly volunteers for extra training opportunities as well as tasks when we need him.”

  • Shelbyville Police Reports May 28, 2014

    DUI

    Carlos V Guerra, 23, of 80 Frankfort Road was arrested May 18 at 1533 Midland Trail and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense, no operator's license, failure to maintain required insurance, first offense, careless driving and possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a vehicle.

    Morgan Seely, 26, of 767 Hinkle Lane was arrested May 18 on Freedom's Way and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense.

     

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments May 28, 2014

    Indictments

    John Stephen Smith, 51, of 1251 Bellview Road was indicted on five counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.

    Justen Monroe, 33, of 106 Ada Ave. was indicted on four counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.

    Brandon T. Coffey, 31, of 1407 Jefferson St. in Louisville was indicted for second-degree burglary and second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and receiving stolen property under $10,000.

  • Pleasureville barn owner lost everything

    By Ashley Wilkins

     

    A fire that took the lives of two horses Friday evening, still burns five days later.

    “I think the fire department has been out here three or four more times since Friday,” said Valerie Blethen, the property owner.

    Blethen said she spent most of Friday before the fire in the barn, leaving at 3:30 p.m. to do some paperwork at her house, just a few hundred feet away. 

    Then, around 5 p.m., Blethen says she received a knock on the door from a passerby alerting her that the barn was on fire.

  • Shelby County Sheriff warrants

    Dequantus A. Weaver, 23, of 608 Ravencrest Road, No. 6, in Frankfort was served April 11 at the Shelby County Detention Center with a Shelby County warrant for an unstated charge.

    Christopher Corbett, 33, of 1000 Detention Road was served April 16 at the Shelby County Detention Center with a Shelby County warrant for receiving stolen property under $10,000 and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Luis A. Nieves-Ortiz, 23, of 66 Juniper Drive was arrested April 15 at 401 Main St. on a Shelby County warrant for receiving stolen property under $10,000.

  • Court report: May 19, 2014

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Tony C. Beaumont, second-offense DUI – guilty – 30-day sentence, serve seven days, balance conditionally discharged for two years, operator's license suspended for 12 months and $878 fine and costs.

  • Endicott likely to be indicted by grand jury

    A Shelbyville man accused of participating with seven others in gang activity in La Grange has seen his charged dismissed in district court, but his legal battle may still continue.

    Casey Endicott, 18, had been the lone holdout of the “Oldham 8” whose case had remained in Oldham District Court. His attorney, Jessica Schulety, had requested a competency evaluation be completed before Endicott’s case could proceed.

  • Court report: May 5, 2014

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Carlos J. Vasquez-Garcia, reckless driving, no operator's/moped license, first-offense DUI and possess open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle – guilty – 90-day sentence, operator's license suspended for 120 days and $1,228 fine and costs.