Cops & Courts

  • Police seek info on shoplifting

    Shelbyville Police are asking for the public’s help in a recent shoplifting that occurred at Rural King. They have provided video surveillance shots of a person with a shopping cart and also a photo of a car in the parking lot.

    Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers, which pays rewards up to $1,000.  Callers can remain anonymous. Crime Stoppers can be reached at 633-4500 or at www.shelbyclue.com.

  • Cropper student arrested for causing issue at SCHS

    The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office arrested 18-year-old Jamel Thompson Wednesday after the teen started causing a ruckus at Shelby County High School.

    According to the complaint warrant, Thompson ran into the school and chased his younger brother.

    The incident happened at lunch, at 12:04.

    Resource officer Gina Johnson described his behavior in a complaint warrant as wreaking havoc, and noted that he fled through the hallways of the school and called a teacher a profane name.

  • Anglin trial postponed

    A jury trial that had been scheduled for Monday for a former Shelby County Public Schools payroll manager charged with embezzling more than a half million dollars has been moved to August.

    Benita Anglin, who was arrested in August 2014 two days after she was indicted for embezzling hundreds of thousands from the school district, has had all her pretrial conferences and was ready for trial, but a conflict in court scheduling necessitated moving the trial to Aug. 20, said her attorney, Matt Pippin.

  • Court report: March 7, 2016

    Divorces granted

    Tracy L. Fackler, Shelbyville, vs. Gregory K. Wood, Shelbyville.

    Audrey C. Millard, Shelbyville, vs. Daniel Robert-Butler Glaize, Kathleen, GA.

    Michael J. Branstetter, Shelbyville, vs. Wendi M. Lowe, Shelbyville.

  • Court report: Feb. 29, 2016

    Divorces granted

    Audrey C. Millard, Shelbyville, vs. Daniel Robert-Butler Glaize, Kathleen, GA.

    Tracy L. Fackler, Shelbyville, vs. Gregory K. Wood, Shelbyville.

    Circuit court

  • Old Stone Inn still in limbo

    A criminal charge against the former manager of the Old Stone Inn involving selling alcoholic beverages without a license has been put on hold temporarily.

    Shelley Thompson had a court appearance Thursday in Shelby District Court on the charge, but District Judge J.R. RoBards agreed to move the hearing to a latter date, which has not been set yet, to allow Thompson’s attorney, Bill Stewart, to deal with another, more pressing, matter pertaining to the Inn first.

  • Kayaking incident prompts water rescue

    Much like the weather Wednesday, a leisure activity for a group of young men quickly went from pleasant to unpleasant when they flipped a kayak– prompting the aid of emergency responders from two counties.

    Shelby County Fire and Rescue and Shelby County EMS were dispatched after 6 p.m. Wednesday in response to a water rescue at Rivals, off Haley Road on the Shelby/Spencer county line.

  • Court report: Feb. 22, 2016

    Divorces granted

    Claudia A. Rector, Shelby County, vs. Michael J. Cruz, Radcliff, KY.

    Leann M. Montgomery, Shelbyville, vs. Brett D. Montgomery, Shelbyville.

    Nestor E. Hernandez, Shelbyville, vs. Teresa M. Hall, Frankfort.

  • Fake money surfaces in Shelby

    The Shelbyville Police Department is warning merchants to be on the lookout for fake $100 bills.

    Major Istvan Kovacs said that so far, one such bill has surfaced at the McDonald’s restaurant on Frankfort Road.

    The bills look like the real thing, with one exception.

    It is stamped at the top of the bill with the statement, “For motion picture use only.”

    Officials at the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce are also concerned, warning business to instruct employees to carefully inspect the bills when accepting cash.

  • Shed destroyed in blaze

    No one was injured Friday in a fire in Bagdad that destroyed a large shed.

    The fire was called in at 9 a.m. at 2164 Cedarmore Road, the home of Darrell and Linda Aldridge.

    Rick Floyd, a captain with the Bagdad Fire Department, said there was some concern because the 2-bay structure was near some other buildings.

    “It was about five feet from an old dairy barn and an out building,” he said. “He [Aldridge] got all the equipment out. We were just lucky the wind was blowing the other way, or we would have had a real big mess.”