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Cops & Courts

  • 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.

  • Court report: March 4, 2011

    Circuit court

    James W. Whitenack, Danville, two counts of second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance - found guilty - 1-year sentence probated for 3 years.

    Tyrone Guyton Morgan, Frankfort, first-degree first-offense trafficking in a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, operating on a suspended/revoked license, giving officer false name and/or address, and speeding 23 mph over limit - plead guilty - 7-year sentence probated for 5 years plus fines and costs.

  • Man wanted by police arrested

    A man who was wanted for identity theft has been arrested, police say.

    Earlier this week, the Kentucky State Police Frankfort Post sought assistance from the public in locating Antionne W. Whitlock, from the Franklin County area.

  • Man shot dead by officers in Henry County

    A man is dead and two police officers have been placed on administrative leave following a fatal shooting in Henry County early Thursday morning.

    Lewis Jennings, 25, a former resident of Shelbyville who now lives in Lockport, died at the scene of a police standoff after Kentucky State Police Trooper Manny Soto and Henry County Deputy Sheriff Dean Murray returned fire at him after he came out of seclusion and fired, a Kentucky State Police press release said.

  • Court report: March 2, 2011

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments

    Jerry R. Ford of 612 10th St. in Shelbyville was indicted on five counts of second-degree burglary.
    Ryan C. Curtsinger, of 637 Bayne Avenue in Shelbyville was indicted for theft of a legend drug, first offense.
    Ricky D. Thompson of 5542 Frankfort Road in Shelbyville was indicted for second-degree assault and fourth-degree assault.
    James C. Warner of 375 Railroad Lane in Clay was indicted for flagrant non-support.
    James C. Wills of 615 10th St. No. 1 in Shelbyville was indicted for fourth-degree assault, two times or more within five years, and violation of a protective order.