Cops & Courts

  • Court report: March 4, 2014

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Christ Asberry, menacing and resisting arrest – guilty – 30-day sentence.

    John David Morgan, second-degree promoting contraband – guilty – 40-day sentence.

  • No injuries in I-64 crash

    No one was hurt in a single-vehicle crash on I-64 Monday, police said.

    Shelbyville Police said the accident happened at 4:30 p.m. when the driver of a Ford pickup truck lost control of the vehicle on the icy roadway, and flipped the truck, which landed on its top in the slow lane.

    The driver, who name is not yet available, was traveling eastbound on I-64 at mile marker 34 when the accident happened. Traffic was only backed up for a short time, and police opened the left lane of the roadway at 5 p.m.

  • Court report: Feb. 20, 2014

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Trixie N. Arzate, first-offense failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security – guilty – insurance monitoring for 12 months and $663 fine and costs, $400 conditionally discharged plus restitution.

  • Shelby man again ordered for competency hearing

    LA GRANGE – A Shelbyville man charged with engaging in organized crime with seven others in Oldham County continues to await a competency hearing before his case can move forward.

    La Grange Police originally arrested Casey Endicott, 18, in October on gang and drug charges, including conspiracy to commit murder.

    In December, seven other individuals, including Endicott’s brother and Shelbyville native Thomas Wenz, were indicted on several charges, although the most serious ones were dropped.

  • Bullitt police say Pleasureville man threatened schools

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – A domestic dispute has led to the arrest of a Pleasureville man.

    Randall Eugene Carman, 43, was taken into custody on Wednesday without incident by the Kentucky State Police and the Christian County Sheriff's Department.

    The arrest came after Carman had allegedly made threats directed at the staff of the Bullitt Alternative Center, located behind Bullitt Central High School.

  • Court report: Feb. 27, 2014

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong:

    Miguel E. Chavez, no operator's/moped license – pleaded guilty – 30-day sentence conditionally discharged for 2 years and $393 fine and costs.

  • No students appear injured when Shelby County bus collides with truck

    No students were reported injured Friday afternoon when a Shelby County Public Schools bus was involved in a traffic accident on KY 55 at the intersection with Pearce Industrial Boulevard.

    Shelbyville Police officers on scene reported that Bus No. 2523 appeared to collide with a pickup truck that was stopped at the intersection.

    The driver of the truck, whose name was not released, was transported to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville because he was complaining of chest pains.

  • Man jailed after shooting car

    A Shelby County man was arrested and charged with assault and related offenses after a heated argument in which he allegedly shot his girlfriend’s car several times with a pistol, police say.

    Christian A. Myles, 22, of 469 Rockbridge Road was charged with fourth-degree assault (domestic violence), first-degree wanton endangerment and second-degree criminal mischief after an incident that happened just after midnight Monday morning.

  • Supreme Court: No decision on Dean vs. CB&T

    Shelbyville attorney Mark Dean and Commonwealth Bank & Trust will have to wait at least one more month for a decision from the Kentucky Supreme Court in a lawsuit Dean brought against the bank.

    The suit, filed in 2009, accuses the bank of a violation of a Kentucky Uniform Commercial Code, as well as aiding and abetting fraud and illegal activity and breach of duty of ordinary care following his discovery that his secretary, Jody Wills, was writing counter checks and cashing them at CB&T.

    A decision had been expected in October.

  • Shelby man back in jail for an evaluation

    LA GRANGE – A Shelbyville man charged with recruiting for the Southside Crips gang in Oldham County has been taken back into custody and will undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

    Thomas L. Wenz, 22, was indicted in December on charges of criminal gang recruitment, engaging in organized crime, unlawful transaction with a minor, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.

    Wenz pleaded not guilty to those charges on Dec. 19 and bailed out of the Oldham County Jail shortly after that court hearing.