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Cops & Courts

  • Shelby County Sheriff's Reports June 15

    DUI

    James W. Devore III, 18, of 5136 Bell Ave. in Shelbyville was arrested May 19 on Boone Station Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense, no license in possession and careless driving.

  • Drug court graduate

    On May 19, Sharon Farris (third from left) graduated from Shelby County Drug Court. She is shown here with C.L. Jordan, recovery coordinator (left), Elizabeth M. Nichols, program supervisor (second from left), Judge Charles R. Hickman, drug court judge (second from right) and Tonya Leathers, case specialist (right).

  • EARLIER: Simpsonville’s new police chief: Familiar name makes history

    Chip Minnis sat in the room where he once spent second grade Wednesday and unwittingly wrote a chapter in history.

    Minnis, a lifelong resident of Simpsonville, was approved by the Simpsonville City Commission as the city’s new police chief, succeeding Scott Chappell.

    But the appointment of Minnis, 50, is a little bit bigger than just a change at the top of the city’s law enforcement: He becomes the first African-American to head a department of any kind in the history of the city.

  • Victim's family to murderer Bancroft: 'Burn in hell'

    LAWRENCEBURG – Moments away from being sentenced to 70 years in prison, Gary Bancroft listened as family members of the woman he murdered had their say.

    Then Bancroft did the unthinkable: He smiled.

    That momentary smirk nearly ignited an already tension-wracked courtroom as deputies and family members had to restrain the slain woman’s father after he rose to his feet and yelled at Bancroft.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports, June 10, 2011

    Alcohol Intoxication

    Ramon Hernandez Becerra, 40, of an unknown address in Shelbyville was arrested May 18 at Main and 8th streets and charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place, first and second offense.

     

    Traffic

    Jose Ronmeti Galo, 18, of 504 Midland Blvd. in Shelbyville was arrested May 20 at 310 Midland Blvd. and charged with no operator’s license, no insurance and failure to register the transfer of a vehicle.

  • Tractor-trailer overturns in Simpsonville

    No one was injured in an early morning accident in Simpsonville on Thursday, when the back end of a tractor-trailer flipped over on Interstate 64.

    Walter Jones, administrative assistant for the Simpsonville Fire Department, said he did not know the name of the truck driver, and he did not know what caused him to lose control to the point of flipping.

  • Tractor-trailer overturns in Simpsonville

    No one was injured in an early morning accident in Simpsonville on Thursday, when the back end of a tractor-trailer flipped over on Interstate 64.

    Walter Jones, administrative assistant for the Simpsonville Fire Department, said he did not know the name of the truck driver, and he did not know what caused him to lose control to the point of flipping.

  • Tractor-trailer overturns in Simpsonville

    No one was injured in an early morning accident in Simpsonville on Thursday, when the back end of a tractor-trailer flipped over on Interstate 64.

    Walter Jones, administrative assistant for the Simpsonville Fire Department, said he did not know the name of the truck driver, and he did not know what caused him to lose control to the point of flipping.

  • Murderer Bancroft’s sentencing likely to be highly charged

    LAWRENCEBURG – The family of Frances Renee Mobley has waited since last September to tell her murderer exactly what they think of him, and this week they’ll almost certainly get their chance.

    Gary Bancroft will be sentenced to 70 years in prison Thursday afternoon in Anderson Circuit Court, but first he will be forced to listen to what will be highly emotional impact statements family members of Mobley, who last September died when Bancroft slashed her throat, stuffed her into a trash bag and hid her in the bathroom of his trailer on Bardstown Road.

  • Court report: June 8, 2011

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Jeffrey T. Hinkle, operating on suspended/revoked operator's license - guilty - 20-day sentence and $143 costs.

    Samuel Ruiz, third-degree criminal possession of forged instrument - guilty - 12-month sentence probated for two years and $144 costs.