Cops & Courts

  • Goldsmith new trial date is Dec. 15

    At Marcus Goldsmith’s pretrial conference in Shelby Circuit Court Monday, his trial date of July 28 was changed to Dec. 15.

    Monday’s hearing had been expected to be his last scheduled court appearance before the trial starts. However, since prosecutors asked for a postponement of the trial, he could have another pretrial conference before the new trial date.

    Goldsmith is facing a charge of murder and related offenses from 2012, and his trial has been moved several times, most recently from May 14 to July 28.

  • Semi gets stuck on railroad tracks

    A tractor-trailer loaded with furniture got stuck when it tried to cross the railroad tracks on Fields Lane, police said.

    Shelby County Sheriff’s deputy Fred Rothenburger said that the United Van Lines truck was heavily loaded with furniture that was being delivered to a home on Timberwood Drive.

  • Shelbyville Police warrants July 9, 2014

    Yusaf A. Austin, 41, of 800 Main St. was arrested June 12 at 6th and Henry Clay streets on Shelby County warrant for an unstated charge.

    Greg L. Horn, 46, of 605 10th St. was arrested June 6 at that address on an Oldham County warrant for an unstated charge.

    Winter Rogers, 34, of 5156 Mill Road in Mount Eden was arrested June 14 at 820 Magnolia St. on a Shelby County warrant for an unstated charge.

  • Court report: July 7, 2014

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Tom Lively:

    Henry S. Johnson Jr., solicitation prostitution – guilty – 60-day sentence, serve two days, balance conditionally discharged for two years and $394 fine and costs.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports July 4, 2014


    Alexis Rubles, 23, of 373 Henry St. in Eminence was arrested June 24 at 20 Mount Tabor Court and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol under aggravating circumstances, third offense, second-degree wanton endangerment and leaving the scene of an accident.

  • Court report: June 30, 2014

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Pamela M. Broyles, speeding 16 mph over limit, no/expired registration plates, no/expired Kentucky registration receipt and first-offense failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security – guilty – $765 fine and costs.

  • Shelbyville man charged with child porn

    James E. Faust of Shelbyville was arrested Monday on child pornography charges following an investigation by Kentucky State Police.

    Lt. Christopher Crockett said that Faust, 55, is charged with one count of distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor, first offense, with further charges to be presented to the Shelby County Grand Jury.

    KSP spokesperson Les Williams said that on Monday at 8:25 p.m., the Electronic Crime Branch, with the assistance of Post 12 in Frankfort, arrested Faust.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments July 2, 2014

    David Walker, 38, of Greenview Motel was indicted for first-degree burglary, second-degree assault, intimidating a witness in a legal process and fourth-degree assault.

  • Arson suspected in Meadowbrook fire

    Arson is suspected in a blaze Tuesday night that damaged a house on Shelbyville’s east end just before midnight.

    Officials at the Shelby County Fire Department said that at 11:55 p.m., crews were dispatched to a structure fire at 1351 Dotland Circle in the Meadowbrook subdivision.

    Assistant Fire Chief Jeff Ivers said that crews extinguished the fire quickly, and though the home sustained heavy smoke damage throughout, fire damage was confined to only one room.

    Nancy Davis owns the property and was renting it to a couple, Ivers said.

  • Court report: June 23, 2014

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Tom Lively:

    Rafael Gonzalez, first-offense failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security and failure to wear seat belt – guilty – $668 fine and costs.