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Cops & Courts

  • Simpsonville family homeless after fire

    A Simpsonville family is homeless after an early morning fire Wednesday destroyed their house on Conner Station Road, sending two people to the hospital.

    The Simpsonville Fire Department responded to a fire at 3435 Conner Station Road, the home of Roscoe Scott, at 4:30 a.m., Assistant Fire Chief Ronnie Sowder said.

    “The house was fully involved when we go there,” he said.

    Sowder said the fire started in the laundry room, but he said he does not know what caused it.

  • Thanksgiving fire destroys home near Mount Eden

    Thanksgiving Day turned out to be a day of sorrow for one Shelby County family whose home was destroyed by fire.

    Mount Eden Fire Chief Doug Herndon said the home of William and Teri Hornung, located on the 7000 block of Mount Eden Road in the Indian Trace subdivision, was completely engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived.

    “When we got there, it was fully involved,” he said.

    Three fire agencies battled the blaze, as Herndon called in reinforcements from the Shelby County and Shelbyville Fire Departments.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports Nov. 26, 2010

    Traffic

    Courtney D. Chesher, 18, of 10 Fairhill Drive in Shelbyville was arrested Nov. 23 at Rite Aid and charged with driving on a suspended operator’s license and failure to produce a valid insurance card. She was also served with a Franklin County warrant.

    Forgery

    Jeremy L. Pritchett, 22, of 104 Shelby House in Shelbyville was arrested Nov. 11 on Willow Wood Drive and charged with second-degree forgery.

    Alcohol Intoxication

  • Murder suspect back in court Dec. 7

    The man accused of slashing his girlfriend’s throat earlier this year did not appear as scheduled Tuesday in Anderson Circuit Court, and is now scheduled to appear Dec. 7. Gary M. Bancroft, 33,  remains in jail on a $500,000 cash bond for allegedly killing Frances Renee Mobley, also 33, on Sept.

  • Info wanted on burglary at Marian Village

    While a resident was out of town last week, someone broke into their apartment and stole nearly $10,000 worth of items.

    Police say the burglary occurred between 8a.m. on Nov. 14 and 3 p.m. on Nov. 18, at an apartment complex on the 700th block of Marian Village Drive.

    The theft broke in through the back door, gaining entry and damaging the door in the process.

    The burglar stole three  flat panel televisions, a laptop computer, a camcoders, footwear, perfume and several pieces of jewelry.

    The stolen property is valued at over $9000.

  • Woman flips pickup truck on ramp

    A Shelby County woman escaped Thursday afternoon with minor injuries after overturning her vehicle on an interstate ramp.

    Shelby County sheriff’s deputy Jim Insco said a slick roadway was to blame for the accident, which occurred as Bernice A. Cross, 58, of Waddy, was attempting to turn right onto Taylorsville Road from I-64 West.

    “As she was coming off the exit [32], she lost control at the top of the ramp, hit the guardrail, slid around, and flipped over,” he said.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports Nov. 19, 2010

    Assault

    Jose M. Cortez-Rodriguez, 38, of 613 7th St. in Shelbyville was arrested Nov. 16 at 303 Main St. and charged with second-degree assault with a machete.

    Alcohol Intoxication

    Raymond Turpin, 34, of 108 Nora Ave. in Shelbyville was arrested Nov. 17 at 116 Nora Ave. and charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place, first and second offense and second-degree fleeing and evading on foot.

    Theft

  • Traffic stop ends in arrest of man wanted in four states
  • Fast postpones plea again

    Joshua Fast, 24, of Crestwood is expected to plead guilty in December in connection with the 2008 death of a Shelbyville man. Shelby County Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Melanie Carroll said that Fast was supposed to make a plea Monday, but that was continued to Dec. 6. This will mark the second time the plea agreement has been postponed. When Fast appears in Shelby Circuit Court Dec.

  • EARLIER: 2 men face manslaughter for shooting on Brown Ave.

    Two Oldham County men have been charged in connection with the shooting death in October 2008 of a Shelbyville resident. Timothy Carpenter of La Grange and Joshua Fast of Crestwood, both 23, have been indicted by a Shelby County Grand Jury and charged with complicity to second-degree manslaughter.  David L. Fletcher, 28, of Shelbyville was shot Oct.