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Cops & Courts

  • Monroe gets 12 years for manslaughter and drug charges

    A Shelby County man set to go to trial next week on manslaughter and drug charges has received a 12-year prison sentence in a plea agreement with prosecutors on Thursday.

    For Lonnie Monroe, 46, that sentence is the resolution of two cases; one for a 2011 crash that resulted in his being charged with second-degree manslaughter and DUI, and another that he incurred last month when he was arrested and charged with manufacturing methamphetamines.

    Monroe was given 5 years on the charge of second-degree manslaughter and 7 years on new charges.

  • Court report: March 16, 2015

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge J.R. RoBards:

    Lawrence W. Bloyd, first-offense failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security and drug paraphernalia – buy/possess – guilty – 10-day sentence concurrent with previous sentence plus $154 costs.

  • Blaze destroys home on Southlawn Drive

    No one was injured in a fire Monday that destroyed a home just east of Shelbyville.

    The fire broke out at about 12:45 Monday afternoon in the 600th block of Southlawn Drive, the home of Becky Cook.

    Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputy Fred Rothenburger said Cook was not at home at the time. No one else was at the house, either, as she lived alone, he said.

    He added that some pets – two dogs – perished in the blaze.

    The house was a total loss, and Rothenburger said he did not know where Cook planned to stay.

  • Court report: March 9, 2015

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Neshia D. Allen, first-offense failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security – guilty – insurance monitoring for 12 months and $643 fine and costs, $400 conditionally discharged.

  • New police officer sworn in

    The Shelbyville Police Department has a new officer.

    Austin Sasser was sworn in as the Shelbyville Police Department’s newest officer on Feb. 26 by District Court Judge Donna Dutton.

    Sasser, 31, has 10 years experience in law enforcement, coming to the Shelbyville P.D. from the Spencer County Sheriff's Office. He is the son of Larry and Pam Sasser of Ohio. He and his wife, Beth, have three children, Colin, Kayden and Kelsey.

  • Goldsmith sentenced Monday

    A Shelby County man who pleaded guilty to murder and related charges in January was sentenced to 22 years in prison on Monday.

  • Accident leads to foot chase and arrest

    Kentucky State Police arrested a Shelby County man Saturday night after a chase on foot through the Frankfort area.

    KSP spokesperson Kendra Wilson said that at 7:38 p.m., KSP trooper Brian Smith witnessed a non-injury accident on US 127 south.

    That’s when the driver, Edward W. Couch, took off, she said.

    “The driver fled the scene leading to a foot pursuit and subsequent arrest,” she said.

  • Shelbyville man arrested for rape, promoting prostitution

    A Shelbyville man has been charged with several felonies in connection with an attempt to promote prostitution, police say.

    Perry Starks, 50, of 931 Bland Ave. was arrested Tuesday and charged with third-degree rape, promoting human trafficking and unlawful transaction with a minor.

  • Shelby County Sheriff Warrants Feb. 27, 2015

    Jamaal Harville, 23, of 2110 Middle Lane in Louisville was served Jan. 28 at the Shelby County Detention Center with a Shelby County warrant for giving a false name or address to an officer and identity theft.

    Tyrone Burden, 26, of the Shelby County Detention Center, was served Jan. 29 at that facility with a Shelby County warrant for child support.

    Julie L. Horvath, 38, of 1018 Common Creek was served Jan. 29 at the Shelby County Detention Center with a Shelby County warrant for an unstated charge.

  • Court report: Feb. 26, 2015

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Thomas C. Gardner, harassment (physical contact) no injury – guilty – 30-day sentence conditionally discharged for two years and $154 costs.