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Cops & Courts

  • Serial arsonist indicted

    James Aaron Clark, 27, of Shelbyville, who confessed to setting nine house fires, was indicted Wednesday for first and second-degree arson and criminal mischief.

    Clark, arrested in October after his confession, was indicted on one count of first-degree arson, a felony that carries a penalty of 20 years to life, three counts of second-degree arson, also a felony, one count of first-degree criminal mischief and three counts of third-degree criminal, charges which were also related to the fires.

  • Police ask for help solving vending machine thefts

    Police ask for help solving vending machine  thefts

    By Lisa King/Sentinel-News staff writer

    Police are asking for any information about two vending machine thefts that occurred Jan. 31 at the Holiday Inn on Clubhouse Drive.

    The theft happened between 8 and 9 p.m. that night when someone pried open two vending machines, damaging them extensively and removing $500 cash.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports

    Shelbyville Police Reports

     

    Robert B. Wade, 28, of Simpsonville, was arrested Sunday on Midland Boulevard and charged with DUI and carrying a concealed deadly weapon.

    Gutherie L. Ford, 53, of Shelbyville, was arrested Saturday on Martin Luther King Street and charged with alcohol intoxication, menacing, fleeing and evading police on foot and disorderly conduct. He was also served with three bench warrants.

     

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments Feb. 3, 2009

    Steven Samples of Shelbyville was indicted on first-degree sexual abuse and flagrant non-support.

    David Bradley Thompson of Shelbyville was indicted on 13 counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument.

    Christopher Broughton of Simpsonville was indicted on two counts of first-degree rape and one count of first-degree sexual abuse.

  • Police asking for help in locating liquor store bandit

    For the second time this year, police are asking for the public's help in locating the person who burglarized Brighton Liquors.

    The liquor store, which was also hit on New Year's Eve, was robbed last Saturday night, according to Shelbyville Police.

    Officer Istvan Kovacs said that the break-in occurred between 12:30 a.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m. on Sunday morning. He added that an undetermined amount of cash was taken from the store, which is located at 45 Brighton Circle.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports Jan. 30, 2009

    Shelbyville Police Reports

    Iran W. Dixon, 33, of Shelbyville, was arrested Jan. 28 on Midland Boulevard and charged with alcohol intoxication and endangering the welfare of a minor.

    Tiara G. Spates, 22, of Rockford, Ill., was arrested Jan. 28 on Midland Boulevard and charged with DUI, endangering the welfare of a minor, possession of an open alcoholic beverage container and having a prescription medication not in the original container.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports Jan. 21, 2009

    Shelbyville Police Reports

    George W. Ridener Jr., 28, of Chaplin, Ky., was arrested Jan. 15 in Shelbyville and charged with second-degree burglary and second-degree assault.

    Tanya Rosenberger, 34, of Louisville, was arrested Jan. 18 on Mount Eden Road and charged with failure to pay fines on a warrant out of Jefferson County.

    Michael E. Barnett, 48, of Shelbyville, was arrested Jan. 17 on Sycamore Terrace and charged with alcohol intoxication on a warrant from another agency.

  • Police seek help in solving burglaries and car break-ins

    The Shelbyville Police Department are asking for assistance in solving several theft-related crimes.

    Two are burglaries.

  • Woman charged with getting prescriptions illegally

    Kennethia R. Lysher, 37, of Shelbyville, has been indicted by the Shelby County Grand Jury on 72 counts of unauthorized procurement of a controlled substance.

    Lysher was arrested Aug. 4 at Smith-McKinney Drug Store and charged by police with obtaining a prescription by fraudulent means. She was indicted by the grand jury on Wednesday.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports

    Traffic-related

    Cresencio Martinez of Frankfort was arrested Oct. 21 on Benson Trace Drive and charged with no operator's license, reckless driving, no insurance and failure to register a motor vehicle.

    Mary A. Cubert of Shelbyville was arrested Oct. 22 at Midland Trail and Ashland and charged with DUI, first offense and disregarding a stop sign.

    William L. Rucker of Shelbyville was arrested Oct. 25 on Old Mill Road and charged with speeding and operating on a suspended license.