Cops & Courts

  • Shelby County Sheriff's Reports Jan. 18, 2012


    David Shouse, 47, of 2181 Waddy Road was arrested Dec. 14 on Hickory Ridge Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs under aggravating circumstances, third offense, operating on suspended or revoked operator’s license and failure of owner to maintain required insurance, first offense.

    Steven S. Finkelstein, 49, of 1503 Bellingham Court in Louisville was arrested Dec. 18 on I-64 and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense.

  • Hot wheels

    No one was injured when this SUV caught on fire in the parking lot at Auto Zone on Taylorsville Road on Tuesday. An electrical problem under the dash caused the blaze.

  • Woman jailed for animal abuse wants some of them returned

    NEW CASTLE – Terri L. Smith made her first court appearance Monday since being arraigned on 218 counts of second-degree animal abuse stemming from the Dec. 12 puppy mill/animal hoarding bust at her home in rural Campbellsburg.
    Judge Diana Wheeler gave Henry County Attorney Virginia Harrod until Feb. 6 to respond to a request for discovery, filed by Smith’s attorney, George R. Carter, of Louisville, and scheduled the next pretrial hearing for Feb. 20.

  • 2 Collins students arrested in Facebook-hacking incident

    An incident involving three Collins High School students and Facebook left school and county officials worried about possible problems during the school day on Wednesday.

    Two students had learned another students' login and password for a Facebook account and posted a racial slur as her status update.

    After several threatening comments were posted on the site, school officials and the Shelby County Sheriff's office were alerted to the situation and that the girl did not post the comment.

  • Crime Stoppers ask for help to ID suspect

    The Shelby County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public’s assistance to help identify a suspect who is believed to have committed credit card fraud on Dec. 22, 2011, at the Shelbyville Walmart.

    The sheriff’s office has supplied two photos provided from Walmart’s security surveillance system, one of the suspect and one of the vehicle involved.

    Anyone with information as to the identity of the person in the photograph, or about the vehicle, is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers, which pays rewards up to $1,000. 

  • Shelbyville Police Reports Jan. 13, 2012


    Jonathon L. Hawk, 34, of 4185 Lee Ave. in Louisville was arrested Jan. 10 at 303 Main St. and charged with second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.

    Jenny Brumley, 27, of 3288 Woodlawn Road was arrested Jan. 10 at 303 Main St. and charged with second-degree possession of a forged instrument.



    Christopher Lee Norton, 31, of 919 Bland Ave. No. 1 was arrested Dec. 29 at 1605 Midland Trail  (Rite Aid) and charged with theft by unlawful taking (shoplifting) under $500.


  • 3 arrested in 2nd meth bust in 3-day span

    Three people were arrested Thursday at the second bust related to methamphetamine in Shelby County within three days.

    Pamela F. Perry, 52, Earle C. Perry Jr., 31, and David L. Seaton, 47, all of 2282 Vigo Road, were arrested Thursday afternoon and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine.

  • Men charged in sex cases get new court dates

    New pre-trial dates have been set for two men charged with sex-related crimes against children.

    Mark Hawks of Lawrenceburg is facing more than 100 child pornography charges in Shelby and Anderson counties.

    In Shelby Circuit Court on Monday, Circuit Judge Charles Hickman set Jan. 20 as the next scheduled court date for Hawks, 55, of 402 Secretariat Dr.

    Henry Telles, 25, of Shelby County, is charged with multiple counts of child molestation.

  • Spencer man found shot to death in barn

    A Bardstown man found dead in a barn off Bowman Lane with a single gunshot wound through the head has left the community shocked, neighbors unsettled and the perpetrator at large.

    The investigation of Daniel D. Cahoe's suspicious death started late Thursday evening after he was found slumped over in an empty barn in the 2000 block of Bowman Lane near the intersection of West River Road. But what was once considered a death investigation has now been classified as a homicide investigation by Kentucky State Police. 

  • Court report: January 11, 2012

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong:

    Tyrran M. Harris, second-degree criminal mischief – guilty – 6-month sentence and restitution; drinking alcoholic beverage in public place and second-degree disorderly conduct – plead guilty – 10-day sentence concurrent with above; receiving stolen property – plead guilty – 5-month sentence.