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Cops & Courts

  • Man charged in fatal crash gets 10 years

    A man who has been incarcerated in Shelby on murder charges for more than a year was formally sentenced in Shelby Circuit Court Monday on vehicular manslaughter and related charges.

    Miroslav Kuzmanovic, 24, of Washington state, listened stoically as Shelby Circuit Judge Charles Hickman handed down a 10-year sentence in accordance with a plea agreement that Kuzmanovic had made with prosecutors just hours before a jury was to be selected for his trial in June for the murder of Doris Wise.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports

    DUI

    Justino N. Carreno, 58, of 306 B St. was arrested May 28 at B Street and Marshall Court and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense, possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a vehicle and operating a vehicle on an expired license.

    Ralios C. Gaspar, 34, of 304 Frankfort Road was arrested May 28 on Main Street and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense, careless driving and no operator’s license.

  • Barn destroyed by fire

    A barn full of hay went up in a blaze July 28 that also destroyed a tractor housed in the structure, fire officials said.

    When the Shelby County Fire Department responded to a call of a barn fire at 10:53 p.m. at 464 McMakin-McMullin Road, off Mount Eden Road, Captain Shawn Doty advised all units that the structure was fully involved with fire, said Jennifer Stenger, administrative assistant for Shelby County Fire Chief Bobby Cowherd.

  • Court report: July 25, 2016

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Charles R. Hickman

    Civil final

  • Augustine pleads in embezzlement case

    Theresa M. Augustine, a former assistant administrator and firefighter who was indicted in February 2015 on theft-related charges, pleaded guilty in Shelby Circuit Court Monday.

    She pleaded guilty to the original charges – theft by unlawful taking $10,000 or more, but less than $100,000 – as well as abuse of public trust in connection with that amount,

    Both charges are Class C felonies, which carry a prison sentence of 5 to 10 years each.

  • Court report: July 18, 2016

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Honorable Judge Charles R. Hickman

    Criminal final

    Eric L. Shelton, Robbery 2nd degree – guilty – 7 years probated, 5 years probation.

  • Prison employee arrested for sexually abusing inmate

    A corrections officer at the Kentucky Correctional Institute for Women in Pewee Valley has been arrested on sex abuse and related charges of an inmate, police say.

    Kentucky State Police spokesperson Bernice Napier said Demar I. Jones, 30, of Lexington, was arrested Tuesday and charged with one count of first-degree sexual abuse and second-degree official misconduct.

    The arrest came after an investigation into the matter, said Napier.

  • Police alert public to missing juvenile

    Police are asking the public for information on the whereabouts of a runaway teen.

    Kaitlyn Michelle Ewing, 15, is a juvenile from Shelby County that has left home and is believed to be traveling or staying with Alexander Pineda, according to officials from the Shelby County Sheriff’s office. They may be trying to leave the area, officers say.

    Anyone who sees either of them is asked to call 911.

  • Shelby County Sheriff Warrants

    Marcia L. Payne, 28, of 120 Chrysalis Court in Lexington was arrested March 7 at 401 Main St. on a Jessamine County warrant for an unstated charge.

    Christine R. Edlin, 32, of 6707 Triangle Drive in Louisville was served March 8 at the Shelby County Detention Center with a Jefferson County warrant for operating on a suspended license, no registration plates and failure of owner to maintain required insurance.

    Robert Nelson, 24, of Shelbyville was arrested March 7 at 401 Main St. on a Shelby County warrant for an unstated charge.

  • Court report: July 11, 2016

    District court

    The following cases were heard by J.R. RoBards

    Civil final