Cops & Courts

  • Shelby man killed in crash in Henry County

    A Shelbyville man was killed Saturday in an auto accident in Henry County.

    Kentucky State Police Public Affairs Officer Brad Arterburn said that Kenny Andrew, 46, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Henry County Coroner’s office.

    The accident happened at 6:44 p.m.

    Arterburn said that a preliminary investigation indicates that Andrew was traveling on Sulphur Road when he lost control of his vehicle and ran off the road, striking a tree. It is not known what caused Andrew to loss control, Arterburn said.

  • Carjacking, kidnapping ends in arrests

    After being forced to drive around all night at gunpoint – and at one point locked in the trunk – two people were finally released unharmed by their captors.

    That incident, which happened Sept. 5, culminated with the arrests Thursday of three people on charges of kidnapping and armed robbery.

    Corey Palmer, 18, of Shelbyville, is charged with kidnapping and first-degree robbery, both serious felony offenses.

    Two male juveniles were also arrested, but their names have not been released.

  • Court report: Sept. 15, 2014

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Betty Springate:

    Gilberto Garcia-Cruz, no operator's/moped license – pleaded guilty – 30-day sentence conditionally discharged for two years and $393 fine and costs.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments

    Casey Abell, 26, of 43 Tragger Trail in Louisville was indicted for flagrant nonsupport.

    Bradley C. Hembree, 56, of 42 Sequoyah Drive was indicted for theft of services, theft by deception over $10,000 and second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.

    Jermaine Lee Bracey, 33, and Christina R. Bracey, 33, both of 490 Old Mill Road, were indicted for first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance complicity (heroin).

  • Officer makes burglary arrest before owner misses stolen items

    A Shelby County Sheriff's deputy arrested two men for burglary recently before the homeowner even missed his possessions, police say.

  • Shelby County Sheriff Reports

    Amy Manion, 28, of 27 Raintree Drive in Cynthiana was arrested June 20 at 500 Taylorsville Road for a Harrison County warrant for theft by unlawful taking (shoplifting), no amount listed.

    Eric Cox, 27, of 107 Spring St. in Simpsonville was served June 28 at the Shelby County Detention Center with an Indiana warrant for an unstated charge.

    Jermaine Bracey, 33, of 490 Old Mill Road was arrested June 26 on Cardinal Drive on a Shelby County warrant for first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (heroin).

  • Court report: Sept. 8, 2014

    District Court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Betty Springate:

    Thomas Broughton, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia – buy/possess – pleaded guilty – $754 fine and costs plus $300 to DARE.

  • Prison guard pleads guilty to sexually abusing inmates

    A former correctional officer with the Kentucky Correctional Institute for Women in Peewee Valley who pleaded guilty Friday to charges of sexual abuse of inmates and related charges will probably not serve any time for those offenses.

    James Johnson, 54, of Frankfort, was scheduled for a jury trial today on of trafficking in a controlled substance, promoting contraband, official misconduct and 19 counts of second-degree sexual abuse involving inmates. An Alford Plea means Johnson does not concede guilt, but agrees that there is enough evidence to convict.

  • Vandalism incidents in Osprey Cove

    Police say that several residents in Osprey Cove have been the victims of incidents involving car vandalism.

    Over the past week or more, law enforcement officials say vandals have defaced cars throughout the neighborhood, although man have not been very serious.

     “We’ve had a couple of minor criminal mischief issues [with vehicles], no break-ins,” said Shelbyville Police officer Kelly Cable.

    “People have just taken some paint, putting some on people’s windows, nothing major.”

  • Shelbyville Police Reports Sept. 5, 2014