Cops & Courts

  • Crime Stoppers seek info on stolen tractor

    Police are asking for the public’s help to get information connected with the theft of a tractor from the John Deere dealership on Taylorsville Road.

    The theft occurred shortly after midnight Friday when a Dodge pickup truck pulled into the dealership. Then, 17 minutes later, a John Deere tractor was hooked up to a trailer.

    The pickup, shown in the photo supplied by video surveillance, was occupied by two white males.

    Maj. Jason Rice with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office said he has no further description of the occupants of the pickup.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments, Aug. 26, 2016

    Tyrran M. Harris, 27, of 803 Indian Ridge was indicted for first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (Fentanyl), first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (cocaine), being a persistent felony offender, third-degree assault, tampering with physical evidence and promoting contraband.

    Jose Edgardo Funes, 59, of Louisville was indicted for bail jumping.

    Kenneth E. Cocanougher, 43, of 164 Hazel Lawn Drive was indicted for theft by unlawful taking $500 or more but less than $10,000.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports Aug. 26, 2016


    Christopher Lee Kelly, 30, of 923 Cranbourne Grange was arrested July 12 on Boone Station Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, second offense, speeding and reckless driving.

    Ashley A. Haggard, 29, of 912 Bland Ave. was arrested July 18 on Prospect and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

  • 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


    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.