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Cops & Courts

  • Manhunt continues for man suspected of murder

    Joe Mena is buried, but there are few leads on the man police believe shot him. A family has laid a loved one to rest, but the search for his killer is far from over.

    As 17-year-old Joel Mena was being buried Tuesday in Shelbyville, police continued a diligent search for the man who they believe fired the shot that killed him.

    Mena died Wednesday night on the sidewalk where he fell after being fatally wounded. Police say he managed to stagger several feet before collapsing.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports April 3, 2009

    Steven D. Lear, 29, of Shelbyville was arrested Saturday on Midland Boulevard and charged with first-degree assault and alcohol intoxication.

    Gilda Ravelo, 55, of Louisville was arrested Tuesday at Boone Station Kroger and charged with theft by unlawful talking under $300.

    Edward D. Farmer, 18, of Shelbyville was arrested Tuesday on Main Street and charged with receiving stolen property over $300.

    Arcellius Palmer, 22, of Shelbyville was arrested Tuesday on Main Street and charged with receiving stolen property over $300.

  • Have you seen my couch?

    This week, Crime Stoppers is asking for help in two different thefts.

    In the first theft, a couch was stolen last weekend from the 300 block of Midland Boulevard.

    In that incident, the thief broke into the apartment through a window and stole a black couch with large pillows.

    In the second theft, someone stole $400 worth of stereo equipment from a pickup truck in the 900 block of Brown Avenue between 8 p.m. on Sunday and 4:45 p.m. on Monday.

  • Spencer County students promote awareness of underage drinking

      Students from Spencer County High School, along with the Shelbyville and Taylorsville Police Departments, pasted MADD stickers on cartons of beer at local liquor outlets on Wednesday.

      The intent behind the stickers, sponsored by MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Drivers), is to deter the purchase of alcoholic beverages by persons under 21 years old, said Jenice Prather, a teacher at Spencer County High.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports March 27, 2009

    Traffic

    Lafah Keith Dixon, 30, of Shelbyville,  was arrested March 24 on Washington Street and charged with driving on a suspended license, expired plates and no insurance.

    Gabino Matlala-Aragon, 27, of Shelbyville, was arrested March 25 on Midland Boulevard and charged with no operator’s license, illegal (window) tint, forgery and criminal possession of a forged instrument.

    Miguel Angel Gonzales, 31, of Shelbyville, was arrested March 25 on Old Finchville Road and charged with no operator’s license.

     

  • Shelbyville Police Reports March 20, 2009

    DUIs  

    Figueroa Mercel Millan, 64, of Shelbyville was arrested March 11 on South 10th Street and charged with DUI first offense, no operator's license, resisting arrest and no insurance.

    Kimberly A. Nichols, 36, of Shepherdsville was arrested Saturday on Taylorsville Road and charged with DUI.

    Sergio Juarez, 38, of Shelbyville was arrested Sunday at Midland Trail and Robin Road and charged with DUI, failure to illuminate headlights and no operator's license.

  • Crime Stoppers seek info on Subway burglary

    The Shelbyville/Shelby County Crime Stoppers needs information on a break-in at Subway last week.

    According to the Shelby County Sheriff's Office, last Friday at 2:20 a.m., an unknown white male broke into Subway on Howard Drive and took an undisclosed amount of cash.

    The intruder was captured on video.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports March 13, 2009

    Shelbyville Police Reports

    Sharon E. Blackburn, 32, of Shelbyville, was arrested March 10 at Main and 2nd Street and charged with expired plates, suspended operator's license and a warrant from Jefferson County.

    Jessie A. Loving, 19, of Shelbyville, was arrested March 9 on Gray Hill Court and charged with domestic violence with minor injury and violation of a domestic violence order.

  • Circuit court

    Circuit court

    Civil final

    Wells Fargo Bank, Fort Mill, SC, vs. Charles D. and Stephanie M. Hunter, 148 Blossom Circle, et al., order of dismissal and to vacate judgment and order of sale.

    Citizens Union Bank, PO Box 189, vs. Chad D. and Timotha Chayne Yeager Sloan, 17 Seminole Dr., and Jean C. Sloan, 2016 Leland Dr., default judgment for plaintiff from defendant, Jean C. Sloan,  for $16,667.38 plus interest, attorney's fees and costs.

  • Grand Jury Indictments March 6, 2009

    Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments

    William C. Payne of Shelbyville was indicted for illegal use of drug paraphernalia, violation of a protective order, operating a motor vehicle with an expired license plate, operating a motor vehicle with one headlight inoperable, failure to produce a registration receipt.

    James H. Bell of Shelbyville was indicted for third-degree sodomy, first-degree sexual abuse, first-degree wanton endangerment, distribution of obscene material to minors.