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Cops & Courts

  • 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.

  • 2 men plead not guilty to manslaughter and burglary

    Two men charged in connection with the October 2008 shooting death of a Shelbyville man pleaded not guilty in Shelby County Circuit Court on Monday.

    Timothy Carpenter of La Grange and Joshua Fast of Crestwood, both 22, pleaded not guilty to complicity second-degree manslaughter and second-degree burglary in Shelby Circuit Court.

    Carpenter and Fast were indicted in October 2008 on the burglary charge, and the manslaughter charge was added for both men in February 2010.

  • Robbery suspect caught in Missouri

     

    A man who police believe robbed Republic Bank on Tuesday has been apprehended in Missouri after a tip from the public.

    Ernest Jarod Blakeley, 39, was taken into custody early Friday morning by Joplin Police and the Missouri State Police.

    The Shelbyville Police Department said in a release Friday afternoon that officers had identified Blakely on Thursday, and that an arrest warrant was obtained for him and entered into the NCIC system.

  • Insurance burglar gets 15 years

     

    A Springfield man who went on a crime spree last spring has been sentenced in connection with numerous break-ins at businesses in Shelby County.

    Robert Eugene Weathers, 40, was sentenced Monday to 15 years in prison by Shelby County Circuit Judge Charles Hickman on 11 counts of third-degree burglary.

  • Frankfort bank robbery suspect still at large

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  • Shuck gets 6 years

    James L. Shuck of 625 Village Lane pleaded guilty recently to burglary and assault and other charges in connection with a May 8 incident with a state trooper.

    Shuck, 24, was sentenced to 6 years in prison on March 15 in Shelby Circuit Court on two charges of second-degree burglary, third-degree assault on a police officer, first-degree fleeing and evading police on foot and resisting arrest.  

    Shuck and the trooper, Hunter Martin, were both hospitalized after Martin twice shot Shuck with his Taser and then fired his revolver at him.

  • City opens new fire station

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  • Vandals kill $20,000 in tobacco plants

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  • Shelby man dies in motorcycle crash

    A motorcyclist is dead following a crash on U.S. 60 east of Shelbyville on Friday afternoon.

    The cyclist, James M, Serochi, 56, of Shelbyville,  was knocked from his motorcycle in the accident and into the oncoming lane near Jefferson Community & Technical College Shelby Campus. He was then was hit by another vehicle.

    Serochi  was wearing a helmet, police said.