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Cops & Courts

  • No one injured in Mount Eden fire

    An early-morning fire Tuesday destroyed a home in Mount Eden.

    Mount Eden Fire Chief Doug Herndon said there were no injuries in the blaze, but the residents have been left homeless. He doesn’t have their names yet, he said, because no one was there when the fire started.

    “Nobody was at home at the time the call came in” at 5:35 a.m., he said. “It was reported by neighbors.”

    Herndon said the newer two-story home on the 1300 block of Martin Nethery Lane was completely destroyed and said a pet cat died in the blaze.

  • Court report: July 6, 2015

    District court

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

    Sebastian C. Tackett, attempt theft by unlawful taking all others $500 or more but under $10,000 – guilty – 180-day sentence conditionally discharged for two years and $154 costs.

  • Three new officers in Shelby

    Two police agencies have brought three new officers onboard between them – two at the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office and one at Simpsonville Police Department.

    Brandon Scott Clemmons, a life-long resident of Shelby County, came aboard in March at the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office. He was joined by Corey Williams, who started last month.

    Williams is a 2010 Shelby County High School graduate. Both he and Clemmons hold degrees in criminal justice from Eastern Kentucky University.

  • Court report: June 29, 2015

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Joel Timothy, first-offense aggravator DUI – guilty – 15-day sentence, serve eight days home incarceration, balance conditionally discharged for two years, operator's license suspended for 30 days and $728 fine and costs.

  • Waddy traffic stop leads to foot chase

    A traffic stop in Waddy Tuesday afternoon led to a foot chase by deputies, said police.

    Shelby County Sheriff’s Detective, Maj. Jason Rice said that about a dozen or more officers searched for the suspect, who fled when the vehicle was pulled over, just before the Waddy exit eastbound, at about 2 p.m.

    “He was a passenger in a car that was pulled over for speeding,” said Rice. “He’s from the Louisville area, and he did have outstanding warrants. We believe that’s why he took off and ran from the traffic stop.”

  • Court report: June 22, 2015

    District court

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

    Vicky Alamerez-White, no operator's/moped license – guilty – 30-day sentence conditionally discharged for two years and $193 fine and costs.

  • Shelbyville Police Warrants June 17

    Zachary T. Dziedzic, 22, of 103 Turnberry Court in Frankfort was arrested April 19 on I-64 on a Jefferson County warrant for loitering, possession of drug paraphernalia, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (heroin) and second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (drug unspecified).

  • Man charged with pushing girlfriend out of moving car

    A Louisville man has been charged with three felonies in connection with a domestic violence situation at Lake Shelby Saturday.

    Scott T. Brown, 48, is charged with first-degree assault, first-degree wanton endangerment and intimidating a witness in a legal process.

    According to a Shelbyville Police Report, Brown pushed his live-in girl friend out of his moving vehicle during an argument, causing her serious physical injury.

  • Court report: June 15, 2015

    District court

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

    Lisa M. Ferguson, facilitation theft by unlawful taking all others $500 or more but under $10,000 – guilty – 12-month sentence conditionally discharged for two years and $154 costs

  • Truck driver identified in fatal crash

    The identity of a truck driver that died in a single-vehicle fatal crash on La Grange Road has been identified, according to the Shelby County Coroner’s office.

    Jingbin Tang, 50, of Illinois, was killed Tuesday afternoon in the accident on La Grange Road near Fox Run Road as he was delivering a load of seafood.

    Because witnesses had seen him driving erratically just prior to the accident and because he had not tried to brake, police had speculated that Tang had run off the road and crashed into a tree head on because of a medical condition.