Cops & Courts

  • Shelbyville man arrested after taking juvenile girl to Florida

    A Shelbyville man has been arrested in Florida and charged with taking an under-aged girl down there without her parent’s permission, as well as taking his grandmother’s car without her permission.

    Eric A. Shelburne, 28, of 156 Longview Drive, is charged with custodial interference, a Class D felony and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor.

  • Bank robber still at large

    Police said Tuesday they are still searching for a man who robbed a branch of Commonwealth Bank just after it opened Thursday morning.

    "Our investigation is continuing, but he is still at large at this time," said Maj. D. Goodwin of the Shelbyville Police Department.

    The still unidentified man approached a teller in the lobby of the bank on Mount Eden Road, implied he had a weapon, and demanded cash, police said.

  • A year later, teen's shooter still at large

    A year has passed, and justice is ever more fleeting for the family of Joel Mena.

    On Friday night, flowers and flickering candles encircled a tree on College Street in commemoration of the spot where a year ago Mena, 17, was gunned down in a dispute about a girl.

    "She [the girl] told the other man that she wanted to go back to Joe, that she didn't want to be with him anymore because he was older than her and had a pregnant wife," said Mena's mother, Loretta Mena. "And he told her if he couldn't have her, then nobody would."

  • Growth of meth labs not a problem in Shelby

    A report by Kentucky State Police released Friday said 2009 methamphetamine labs in the state are increasing at alarming rates.

    But in Shelby County there does not seem to have much problem in this area, law enforcement officers said.

    Maj. D. Goodwin with the Shelbyville Police said that although he couldn't answer for the sheriff's office, meth has not been a big problem in the city.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports: March 31, 2010



    Ashton Burns, 20, of 125 Baker Drive, apt. 125, in Shelbyville was arrested March 25 at that address and charged with fourth-degree domestic assault.

    Keith O. Marshall, 28, of 65 Juniper Drive in Shelbyville was arrested March 24 at that address and charged with fourth-degree domestic assault with minor injury.

  • Shelbyville Police reports: March 24, 2010

    Driving under the influence

    Lawrence C. Glynn, 44, of 5759 Buck Creek Road in Finchville  was arrested March 21 at 20 Fairway Crossing North and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicants under aggravating circumstances, first offense, reckless driving and menacing.

    John Doe, age unknown, of Shelbyville was arrested March 20 at Midland Boulevard and Midland Trail and charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants and no operator's license.

    Alcohol Intoxication

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments: March 24, 2010

    Joshua J. Hale of 6011 Kavanaugh Lane in Crestwood was indicted for first-degree unlawful access to a computer.

    Stephen Allen of 93 Lanter Drive in Shelbyville was indicted for third-degree burglary, complicity; theft by unlawful taking over $500 complicity and first-degree criminal mischief complicity.

    Duron Campbell of 28 North 7th Street in Shelbyville was indicted for third-degree burglary, complicity; theft by unlawful taking over $500 complicity and first-degree criminal mischief complicity.

  • Minister gets 7 years for sodomy

    A Shelbyville minister who had admitted to sodomy and sexual abuse of a juvenile was sentenced Monday to seven years in prison.

    James Bell, 49, of Village Lane pleaded guilty to charges of third-degree sodomy, first-degree sexual abuse, distribution of obscene material to a minor and first-degree wanton endangerment, which was added because Bell confessed to having unprotected sex with a 15-year-old knowing that he was HIV positive.

  • Stuck truck leads to 2 tons of pot

    Nearly two tons of pot was seized in a large bust in Shelby County last week, police said.

    The marijuana was seized by the Drug Enforcement Administration task force after officers in the task force tracked a tractor trailer carrying 3,700 pounds of marijuana to a farm in the 8200 block of Aiken Road, near the Jefferson and Oldham County lines.

    Several agencies assisted in the bust, including a Kentucky State Trooper from Post 12, Trooper John Hawkins said.

  • Car hit by semi-truck

    Tragedy was nearly averted when a trailer truck struck a car  that was stopped  in the left lane of Interstate 64 with the engine running, police said.

    The incident happened on March 6 as officers were working an accident on I-64 eastbound at the 36-mile marker just after 5:30 a.m. At that time, a truck driver stopped and told Shelbyville Police Officer Bruce Gentry that a car was stopped on the interstate nearby.