Cops & Courts

  • No gun involved in domestic disturbance

    A domestic disturbance that occurred on Friday did not involve a gun, police say.

    Shelbyville Police officer and spokesperson Kelly Cable said that no weapons were involved in a loud verbal argument in Brittany Estates.

    Neighbors had speculated about why such a large number of police units from different agencies had responded to the scene – more than a half dozen – and Cable suggested that was because someone may have heard a gunshot about that time, associated it with the disturbance and relayed that information to 911 dispatchers, he said.

  • Joshua Lane faces new charges

    A Bagdad man who last summer saw the teenaged sister for whom he had custody drown mysteriously continues to face legal problems.

    Joshua Lane, 27, of 101 Hotel St. in Bagdad was indicted in October by a Shelby County Grand Jury for receiving stolen property and theft of mail matter.

    The indictment document states that Lane committed the offense of receiving stolen property on Dec. 31, 2012, and on Feb. 23, 2013. The indictment does not say what the property was.

  • Suspect in armed robbery arrested

    Shelbyville Police have arrested a man wanted in connection in robbing a clerk at a tobacco store at knife point.

    Jason G. Hardison, 31, of 4511 Summit Drive in Pioneer Village, was arrested Wednesday and charged with first-degree robbery a week after a Crime Stoppers article appeared in The Sentinel-News about the robbery.

  • Decision could come in Dean suit

    The Kentucky Supreme Court could announce a long-awaited decision Thursday in a high-profile case involving a lawyer and his bank.

    Oral arguments took place in June in the suit that Shelbyville Attorney Mark Dean in 2009 brought against Commonwealth Bank & Trust for not noticing that his secretary was embezzling million of dollars from him.

    The Supreme Court publishes its decisions monthly, with November’s announcement coming Thursday. A decision had been expected in October.

  • Dead teen’s family pursuing transcripts

    On the day that family and friends commemorated the second anniversary of when Trey Williams was shot to death in a confrontation with Shelbyville Police, his parents continue to fight in court for access to the records a Shelby County Grand Jury’s reviewed to  exonerate the police officer who fired the fatal shot.

    Clifton Court in Shelbyville, the site of the tragedy on Nov. 19, 2011, was awash in a sea of flickering candles Tuesday night, as about 100 people gathered for a vigil for Williams, who was 18 when he died.

  • KSP toy drive needs donations

    Donations are being accepted for “Shop with a Trooper,” Kentucky State Police’s annual toy drive, and this year donations are really down from last year, officials say.

    “We don’t have much money this year,” said KSP trooper Kendra Wilson, spokesperson for Post 12.

    Wilson said the goal is to provide at least 100 children from needy families with a gift.

  • Three remain at large in Shelby armed robbery

    Police are trying to locate three suspects they consider armed and dangerous who at gunpoint robbed a convenience store early Friday morning.

    Shelbyville Police said that shortly after 1 a.m., three men entered the Circle K fuel and food store at 1631 Mount Eden Road in Shelbyville, and one of them, apparently wielding a silver handgun, robbed the clerk of an undisclosed amount of cash.

  • Woman struck by vehicle on Midland out of hospital

    A woman who was injured when she was struck by a car while crossing Midland Trail near the newly opened Dorman Center Bingo Hall is out of the hospital.

    Flossie Hunt, 71, of Bagdad was struck last Friday as she was attempting to cross the street in front of the hall, which located at 1857 Midland Trail.

  • Break-in surge rings in holidays

    Along with activities that signal the beginning of the holiday season for law-abiding folks, police say they are seeing a seasonal rash of recent break-ins.
     “At this time of year, burglaries are on the rise and we have seen several burglaries in our community recently,” Shelby County Sheriff’s Det. Jason Rice said. “We want to make our residents aware that, as it gets close to Christmas time, burglars usually know there is more stuff in houses, electronics and jewelry, people are buying it to prepare for Christmas.”

  • Shelby shop clerk robbed at knife point

    Crime Stoppers is seeking help in locating a suspect wanted in a robbery this past weekend at a tobacco outlet in Shelbyville.

    On Saturday, at 7:45 p.m., a man entering Fast Lane Discount Tobacco at 225 Boone Station Road and displaying a 6-inch knife demanded money from the clerk. The man then left the store.

    The clerk was not injured. It is not known in which direction the suspect departed, Shelbyville Police said.