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Cops & Courts

  • Rodriguez sentencing moved

    Sentencing for a man who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing his adoptive sister has been moved to later in the month.

    Jose A. Rodriquez, 24, of Louisville, was to have been sentenced Thursday in Shelby Circuit Court, but that event has been moved to Feb. 17. Court officials have no explanation for the move.

    Rodriquez, whose adoptive family lives in Shelby County, was indicted in December 2011 for first-degree sexual abuse for a child under 12 years old. The victim was his stepsister, Ashley Hilger.

  • Brothers charged with robbing couple at gunpoint

    Two Shelbyville brothers have been arrested and charged with robbing  a married couple at gunpoint in December

    Iran W. Dixon, 38, and Lafah K. Dixon, 35, were arrested Wednesday and charged with first-degree robbery.

    A Shelbyville Police report said that at 10 p.m. Dec. 26, the pair stopped a married couple that was driving though the parking lot of an apartment complex on Baker Drive. The couple had just left a Christmas party.

  • Sheriff's warrants Jan. 31, 2014

    Antonio Turner, 34, of 206 9th St. was arrested Dec. 2 at 401 Main St. on Shelby County warrants for operating on suspended or revoked operator’s license, failure to surrender revoked operator’s license, failure to maintain insurance, second offense, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (cocaine), second offense, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia (2 counts).

  • Court report: Jan. 27, 2014

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Julie Ann Bakke-Van, possession of marijuana – guilty – 7-day sentence and $154 costs.

    Nicholas Carreno, theft by unlawful taking/shoplifting – guilty – 30-day sentence and $154 costs.

  • Shelby man out of hospital after train wreck

    A Shelby County man who was injured critically Thursday evening when his pickup truck collided with a train near downtown Shelbyville has been released from the hospital.

    Ryan McBride was airlifted to the University of Louisville Medical Center after his truck was crushed by a Norfolk Southern train at about 5:30 p.m. in the area of 1st and Goodman streets.

    Robin Chapman, director of public relations for Norfolk Southern, said the train, which consisted of two engines and 66 cars, hauling mixed freight, struck a pickup truck at the crossing.

  • Stump has court hearing on March 17

    Jessie Allen Stump of 110 Ada Ave. in Shelbyville, charged with rape and incest against children, will head back to court March 17.

    Stump was to have appeared in Shelby Circuit Court on Friday for a status hearing, but his case received a docket pass and was rescheduled.

    Stump, 61, was indicted in July 2012 on two counts each of first-degree rape and incest of two female children to whom he is related. He was serving as their sitter.

    The offenses occurred in September 2003 and April 2012 in Shelby County.

  • Sheriff's warrants Jan. 27, 2014

    Melvin E. Gaines Jr., 46, of 1276 Old Seven Mile Pike was arrested Dec. 31 on Mount Eden Road on Shelby County warrants for careless driving, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (opiates), a prescription drug not in an approved container, and assault.

    Leslie D. Kendall, 29, of unknown address was arrested Dec. 3 at 5542 Old Frankfort Road on a Shelby County warrant for alcohol intoxication in a public place, first and second offense.

  • Mount Eden fire chief injured by ‘trap door’

    TAYLORSVILLE – A routine fire run on Jan. 20 quickly resulted in an ugly injury for Mount Eden Fire Chief Doug Herndon.

    Herndon and other Mount Eden firefighters responded to the 3500 block of Mill Road to what was reported as an electric fire that originated in the historical home's wall. Herndon – who is employed full time by the Shelbyville Fire Department – said he entered the home and started to investigate a utility room that ended up having an unwanted surprise.

  • Family left homeless in Mount Eden Fire

    Firefighters from three departments battled desparately to save the home of a Mount Eden family in the predawn hours Saturday, but the blaze destroyed the structure, officials said.

    Mount Eden firefighter Tim Herndon said that the call came in at 3:48 about a house fire in the 7600 block of Mount Eden Road, at the home of Walter Chesser. The fire started in the chimney, he said, and the family, after calling 911, also tried to put the fire out, to no avail.

  • Shelby County Sheriff Reports Jan. 22, 2014

    DUI

    Dane M. Freeman, 21, of 11499 Pauls Lane in Conifer, Colo., was arrested Dec. 27 on Fisherville Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense and failure to notify the Department of Transportation of an address change.

    James H. Perkins, 38, of 1020 Devils Hollow Road in Frankfort was arrested Dec. 13 on Elmburg Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, second offense.