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Cops & Courts

  • 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.

  • 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.