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Cops & Courts

  • Court report: July 28, 2014

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Betty Springate:

  • Shelbyville Police Reports July 23, 2014

    DUI

    Melanie M. Estrada, 29, of 3024 Pea Ridge Road in Frankfort was arrested July 15 at Old Mount Eden Road and Old Seven Mile Pike and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense and operating on a suspended license.

  • Court report: July 11, 2014

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Michael T. Case II, first-offense failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security and license to be in possession – guilty – insurance monitoring for 12 months and $663 fine and costs, $400 conditionally discharged.

  • Man indicted for serious felony

    A Bagdad Man has been indicted for first-degree arson, one of the most serious felonies on the books.

    Joshua S. Lane, 28, of 101 Hotel St. was indicted July 9 by a Shelby County Grand Jury for first-degree arson and two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment.

    An indictment report says that on May 4, Lane started a fire or an explosion at 6046 Elmburg Road in Bagdad with the intention of destroying or damaging the building.

    He incurred the wanton endangerment charges because his actions endangered the lives of two women at that address.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports July 11, 2014

    DUI

    Robert T. Crawford, 54, of 1639 Juniper Drive was arrested July 9 on Midland Trail and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs under aggravating circumstances, first offense and first-degree wanton endangerment (2 counts).

    Amanda Lee McDonald, 34, of 1139 Versailles Road No. 39 in Lawrenceburg was arrested July 5 at Midland Trail and Midland Boulevard and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs under aggravating circumstances, first offense and careless driving.

  • 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

    DUI

    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.