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Cops & Courts

  • Court report: March 18, 2011

  • Shelby County Sheriff's Reports March 18, 2011

    DUI

    Debora P. Kleist, 57, of 1343 Bob Rogers Road in Frankfort was arrested Feb. 3 on Frankfort Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense and reckless driving.

    Cristal S. Rutherford, 40, of 520 Honeysuckle Road in Shelbyville was arrested Feb. 19 on I-64 and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, second offense.

  • Home security scam hits Shelby

    A Shelby County resident who installed a home security system to protect his property says he was targeted by a telephone solicitation scam that involved the company that sold him the system.

    The name of Monitronics International of Dallas has been used in scams across the country, but Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Rice said this is the first case that has cropped up in Shelby.

  • Crime Stoppers seeks info on coffeehouse break in

    Shelbyville/Shelby County Crime Stoppers is asking the public for information on a break-in that occurred at the Sixth and Main Coffeehouse.

    The break-in happened between 6 p.m. on March 3 and 5 a.m. on March 4, when someone tried to break in through the back door, but were unable to do so. They then climbed onto the roof and broke out a window, and got in that way.

    An undisclosed amount of cash was taken from the office desk.

  • Court report: March 16, 2011

  • Shelbyville business manager headed to jail to 41 months

    A manager of a lending business located in Shelbyville was sentenced to 41 months in federal prison Tuesday for using her position to defraud her company of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

    Sandra Chilton, 46, of Turner’s Station previously pleaded guilty to wire fraud.

    She admitted to U.S. District Judge Danny C. Reeves that she took approximately $648,525 from her employer, Pioneer Credit Company.

    Judge Reeves ordered Chilton to repay Pioneer Credit all of the money she stole.

  • Court report: March 11, 2011

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge William P. Ryan Jr.:

    Christopher J. Lyons, attempted fraudulent insurance acts - plead guilty - 365-day sentence conditionally discharged for 2 years, $144 costs and restitution.

    James R. Smitha III, no operator's license in possession and first-offense failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security - plead guilty - insurance monitoring for 12 months and $663 fine and costs, $400 conditionally discharged.

  • Shelby County Sheriff's Reports March 11, 2011

    DUI

    Andrew H. Stalker, 21, of 534 Hanna Road in Shelbyville was arrested Feb. 4 on La Grange Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense, speeding, possession of marijuana, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (drug unspecified) and not having a prescription drug in its original container, first offense.

     

    Drugs/Alcohol

  • Craig, Fast get new court dates

    Two high-profile court cases, one involving embezzlement and the other homicide-related, were rescheduled Tuesday in Shelby Circuit Court.

    Kelly Craig, 45, a longtime former employee of Tracy’s Home Furnishings who was charged with stealing thousands from that store, was given a new court date of April 18.

    Joshua Fast, 24, charged with second-degree manslaughter and second-degree burglary, also had been scheduled to appear before Circuit Judge Charles Hickman, but his case was continued to May 2.

  • Homeowner guilty of 71 code violations

    A homeowner in Shelbyville has been fined nearly $4,000 after a district court jury ruled that he had committed 71 violations of the city’s historic building ordinance.

    District Court Judge Linda Armstrong fined Melvin T. Nethery $50 for each violation plus $144 in court costs for ongoing problems with a house he owns at 304 Main Street, across from the Shelbyville Police Station.