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Cops & Courts

  • Will Bancroft live or die if convicted?

    LAWRENCEBURG – The family of a Mount Eden woman brutally murdered in Anderson County last September has made it clear: They want the man charged with killing her to be executed.
    Even if Gary Bancroft were convicted in her death, his fate would be decided not only by a jury but also on a series of 15 factors set forth by state law.
    Called aggravating and mitigating circumstances, each offers legal language to help prosecutors determine if they should move forward with a death penalty or seek a sentence of up to life in prison.

  • Sheriff's Reports Jan. 19, 2011

      Warrants

     

    Wenonah J. Cummings, 25, of 11173 KY 36 East in Carrollton was arrested Oct. 26 on Midland Trail on a Shelby County bench warrant for failure to pay fines.

  • Court report: Jan. 14, 2011

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong:

    David C. Horstman, second-offense DUI and possession of marijuana - plead guilty - 90-day sentence, serve 28 days home incarceration program, balance conditionally discharged for 2 years, operator's license suspended for 12 months, $878 fine and costs, and $100 to DARE.

    Patricia B. Nichols Gray, second-degree disorderly conduct and alcohol intoxication in a public place - plead guilty - 45-day sentence and $144 costs.

  • Shelby County Sheriff's Reports Jan. 13, 2011

      Miscellaneous

    Leonel Langarcia-Castellanos, 30, of 1105 Main St. No. 3, in Shelbyville was arrested Nov. 5 at 690 Taylorsville Road and charged with second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.

     

    Warrants

  • Waddy man accused of incest

    A Waddy man has been indicted for multiple counts of felony sex-related charges involving a child.

    Trinity R. Satterley, 30, of 4151 Waddy Road was indicted in December on charges of first-degree sodomy, incest and first-degree sexual abuse.

    He was arrested in October and has remained in the Shelby County Detention Center on $150,000 cash bond.

  • Post 12 feed dozens of families during holidays

    The Kentucky State Police was able to feed 60 families with donations of non-perishable food items it collected from Dec. 5 to 20.

    On Monday, Dec. 20, KSP delivered 600 pounds of food to the Safe Harbor Baptist Fellowship in Georgetown. The food was given out through the God’s Table of Grace food pantry at the church.

  • Released from jail, Wills paying debt

    In mid-November, after spending nine months behind bars for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from her employer, Jody Wills began a new phase of her life – that of a citizen with a court-ordered debt to pay.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports Jan. 7, 2011

      Burglary

    Jerry R. Ford, 40, of 612 10th St. in Shelbyville was arrested Dec. 28 at 303 Main St. and charged with third-degree burglary.

    Jason D. Mays, 18, of 432 Lincoln Station Road in Simpsonville was arrested Dec. 27 at 501 Main St. and charged with second-degree burglary.

  • Court report: Jan. 5, 2011

  • Cases moving quicker because of eWarrants

    As the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office continues to implement the eWarrant system across Kentucky, officials in Shelby County say they already are seeing the benefits of the program.

    “I’m a huge proponent of the eWarrant system, and have been from the get-go,” District Court Judge Donna Dutton said. “In fact, I’m on it right now.”