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Cops & Courts

  • One killed, one injured in separate but related crashes

    A Finchville man was killed Saturday night when he ran off the road and hit a tree head-on. After that accident, an elderly man was injured when he struck the first vehicle, which had spun back out in the road after hitting the tree.A report from Kentucky State Police said that Dennis C. Murphy, Jr., 28, died from injuries he sustained when he was ejected from his 2001 pickup truck. The report said that Calvin A.

  • Shelby man indicted for murder

    A Shelby County man has been indicted on murder charges in connection with a stabbing death at Lynne Acres in October.

    Melvin Hawkins, 35, of 102 Lynne Acres, was arrested Oct. 30 at his apartment complex and charged with stabbing Rickey Wright in the chest.

  • Kitchen cabinets stolen

    When homeowners at a residence on Tealwood Drive found out that their new house had been broken into, they discovered that the kitchen sink was still there – but not the kitchen cabinets.

    Shelbyville Police Chief Robert Schutte said that Tuesday night, officers saw a suspicious sight – a man traveling westbound on Interstate 64 at the 34-mile marker with a large number of boxes.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments Jan. 11, 2010

    Shane Clyde Nelson of 3600 Tinn Drive No. 33 in Corinth, MS, was indicted for receiving stolen property under $10,000, theft by unlawful taking and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Terrance J. Wooten of 482 Midland Boulevard in Shelbyville was indicted for receiving stolen property (firearm), first-degree wanton endangerment and fourth-degree assault.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports: Jan. 11, 2010

    Domestic Violence

    Elias Perez, 22, of 824 College St. in Shelbyville was arrested Jan. 9 at that address and charged with fourth-degree domestic assault with minor injury.

    Hector Gonzalez, age 38-40, of 340 Memorial Drive in Shelbyville was arrested Jan. 8 at 483 Old Mill Road and charged with fourth-degree domestic assault and served with a bench warrant from another agency for possession of a controlled substance.

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  • Court Reports Jan. 6, 2010

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  • Woman charged with DUI and endangering children

    A driver who overturned her vehicle on Smithfield Road with three children inside has been arrested in connection with that incident, police say.

    Buffy C. Flanagan, 36, of Greenwood Court in Shelbyville, was arrested Friday and charged with DUI, first offense, first degree wanton endangerment and second-degree assault.

    An assault charge may occur against a driver when someone is injured as a result of an accident of this type.

  • Marcus Stoner: A man with a story

    Marcus Stoner is a man with a mission that is beginning to sound like mission impossible.

    Stoner wants his story heard. He goes far and wide to tell it. He has told it to the police, to lawyers, to the courts. But no one will listen to him, no one will see his side, no one understands.

    "I just want justice," he said.

  • Unnamed accident victim recovering

    A Florida man who was in a serious auto accident on I-64 Dec. 22 is now on the way back for treatment, said Detective Jason Rice.

     

    Terry Ray, of Orlando, was involved in the accident near 38-mile marker, a location of numerous accidents this year.

     

    Ray drove off the road and into a ravine, and firefighters had to lift him back up to the roadway using a winch. He was airlifted to the University of Louisville. Detective Jason Rice said Ray ran off the road due to a medical condition.

     

  • EARLIER: 1 dead, 1 seriously injured in 2 accidents

    A woman was killed and a man remains unconscious following two separate automobile accidents that occurred about the same time early Tuesday afternoon.

    Ruth Powers, 83, of Louisville died after driving her Dodge Neon into a large tree as she was traveling eastbound on U.S. 60 just east of Simpsonville.