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Cops & Courts

  • EARLIER: Fund collection under way for woman in coma

    As Denisse Escareno remains in a coma, fighting a new infection, the man accused of leaving her in that condition made his first court appearance on Tuesday.
    And even as Escareno’s family and friends have continued rally around her fight to survive being brutally assaulted three weeks ago, and now her community has joined in that support.

  • Craig’s sentencing hearing postponed until Dec. 19

    The final sentencing for a woman accused of stealing thousands from her employer in Shelbyville has been rescheduled for next month.

    Kelly Craig, 45, a former long-time employee of Tracy’s Home Furnishings, had pleaded guilty in October to the original five charges for which she was indicted – theft by unlawful taking over $10,000.

    The new date is Dec. 19 at 1 p.m. in Shelby Circuit Court in front of Judge Charles Hickman.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports, Nov. 23, 2011

    Warrants

    Duron Campbell, 23, of 72 Arbor Green was arrested Nov. 14 at 501 Main St. on a Shelby County bench warrant of unknown charges.

    Lafah Dixon, 33, of 5129 Bell Ave. was arrested Nov. 14 at 501 Main St. on a Shelby County warrant for first-degree robbery and criminal syndicate.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments, Nov. 23, 2011

    Gary L. Woody, 53, of 827 Bland Ave. No. 2 was indicted for receiving stolen property under $10,000.

    Robert Miller of unknown address was indicted for being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun, carrying a concealed deadly weapon and third-degree criminal trespass.

    Santiago Juncadella, 19, of 502 Shelby Manor was indicted for first-degree wanton endangerment and carrying a concealed deadly weapon.

    Marucs W. Robinson, 53, of 541 1st St. in Shelbyville was indicted for illegal possession of a controlled substance (cocaine).

  • Louisville man arrested in Shelby on drug charges

    James Bothwell, 48, of Louisville was arrested in Shelby County on Wednesday by Kentucky State Police, KSP spokesman Ron Turley said.

    Bothwell is charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and tampering with physical evidence.

    Turley said that during a drug investigation, narcotic detectives purchased seven grams of suspected crack cocaine from Bothwell, valued at more than $500.

    “That is quite a bit of cocaine for one individual to have in their possession,” Turley said.

  • Court report: November 23, 2011

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Bradley A. Coyle, drinking alcohol in public place – guilty – 15-day sentence and $144 costs.

    Kenia M. Solorzano-Martinez, no operator's/moped license and first-offense DUI – guilty – 5-day sentence, operator's license suspended for 120 days and $728 fine and costs.

  • Report says officers shot Williams to stop his attack

    The two Shelbyville Police officers who confronted Trey F. Williams at his grandmother’s home on Saturday afternoon shot and killed him after he had attacked and overpowered them, a Kentucky State Police report said.

    The report said that the officers tried to subdue Williams, 18, with their Tasers but that he attacked them with objects that were inside the house. One of the officers was “injured and incapacitated, unable to defend himself from continued physical assault,” the release stated.

  • Shooting victim's family hires attorney

    The family of Trey Williams, the Shelbyville teenager shot and killed Saturday at his grandmother's home, have hired a prominent Louisville attorney.

    Frank Mascagni, a 35-year criminal and civil law attorney, says he wants to gather "non-sterilized" facts about the case.

  • Charges dropped in huge pot bust

    A man chased down at the Mexican border and charged with the largest marijuana bust in Shelby County history is now free.

    Enrique Olvera-Landaverde,  50, had been scheduled for a jury trial on Monday in federal court on charges of trafficking in marijuana, but at a pre-trial conference this week, Judge Danny Reeves ordered the case dismissed.

    A clerk at the U.S. District Court in Frankfort said that United States marshals were directed to release the defendant.

  • EARLIER: Assault victim puts up 'a heck of a fight'

    Almost two weeks after she was beaten, stabbed and left by the side of Mount Eden Road, a Shelby County woman hangs to life with the help of machines, and the man charged with assaulting her is behind bars.

    Denisse Escareno remains in a coma and fights an infection at the University of Louisville, and her closest friends and family continue to express outrage and horror that she was beaten beyond recognition and left with immeasurable injuries.