Cops & Courts

  • Shelbyville Police Reports Sept. 5, 2014


  • Court report: Sept. 2, 2014

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Betty Springate:

    Matthew Austin Keens, first-offense DUI – pleaded guilty – operator's license suspended for 30 days and $728 fine and costs.

  • Shelby County Sheriff Reports Aug. 29, 2014


    Dasia T. Jones, 18, of 1624 Bayberry Drive was arrested June 13 on Waddy Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol under 21 years old and possession of drug paraphernalia.



    Mark R. Johnson, 48, of 901 Main St. was arrested June 22 on Fields Lane and charged with operating on a suspended or revoked operator's license and failure to maintain required insurance, first offense.



  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments

    Benita Anglin, 54, of 233 Cherry Knoll in Frankfort was indicted for theft by unlawful taking over $10,000 but under $1 million (8 counts), first-degree unlawful access to a computer (8 counts) and theft of identity (8 counts).

    George Wesley Mayes, 32, of 530 Alford Road in Salvisa was indicted for receiving stolen property under $10,000 and theft of identity.

  • Court report: Aug. 25, 2014

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Ashleigh A. Lauren, alcohol intoxication in a public place – guilty – $279 fine and costs.

  • Shelby County Sheriff Reports Aug. 27, 2014


  • No weapons involved in argument at plant

    Shelbyville Police say that no weapons were involved in a dispute Monday night at a Shelbyville plant.

    Shelbyville Police officer Kelly Cable said that officers were called to Katayama after an argument began between an employee and a supervisor.

    Katayama Vice President Mark Baker said he could not comment on the situation.

    The dispute, Cable said, was verbal only, and afterwards, the employee left the plant and went into a wooded area nearby. A family member arrived who picked him up and took him home to Spencer County, Cable said.

  • Sentencing postponed when prosecutor doesn’t show

    Joshua T. Phillips and Dee Ann Bowman-Phillips of Shelbyville, a husband and wife charged with extortion of a Taylorsville Police officer were to have been sentenced on Monday in Shelby Circuit Court, but that event was postponed due to the absence of the special prosecutor that had been assigned to the case. A new date has been set for Sept. 5.

    Emily R. Wilkey, assistant commonwealth attorney in Franklin County, said she had forgotten about the sentencing hearing.

  • Former prison guard’s trial set for Sept. 10

    A trial date for James Johnson, a former correctional officer with the Kentucky Correctional Institute for Women in Pewee Valley charged with sexually abusing inmates and related offenses, is scheduled for Sept. 10.

    At his pretrial conference Monday, Johnson was given a final pretrial court date of Sept. 5.

    Johnson, 54, of Louisville, originally was scheduled to go to trial last March, 2013, but it has been postponed several times. The September 10 trial date was confirmed at Johnson’s pretrial hearing in Shelby Circuit Court Monday.

  • Court report: Aug. 18, 2014

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Cdandy L. Beach, theft by deception – guilty – $184 costs.

    Charles McKinnley Quint, second-degree disorderly conduct – guilty – $379 fine and costs.