Cops & Courts

  • Elderly man arrested for sex abuse of child

    An elderly man has been arrested in connection with an incident that happened Thursday at the Shelbyville Walmart.

    Alexander Fisher, 84, of Lockport in Henry County was arrested Thursday and charged with first-degree sexual abuse of a child under 12 years old and resisting arrest.

    Shelby County Sheriff’s deputy Rick Meadows said that Fisher did not know the child, who is 10 years old, but apparently just targeted her while she and her parents were shopping at Walmart.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments

    Susan L. Hensley, 38, of 683 Burks Branch Road was indicted for first-degree wanton endangerment, endangering the welfare of a minor, possession of drug paraphernalia, second-degree possession of a controlled substance (hydrocodone), operating a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicants under aggravating circumstances, illegal possession of a Legend Drug, prescription drug not in proper container, possession of marijuana and failure to notify the Department of Transportation of an address change.

  • Shelby woman wins KSP civilian award

    A Shelby County woman was one of numerous Kentucky State Police employees honored Thursday for outstanding work with the agency.

    Alicia Parham, a criminal intelligence analyst with KSP, was all smiles as she stepped up for a photo with Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer.

    Each employee got an individual photo taken with Brewer after an introduction at the Civilian Employee Awards Ceremony Thursday at Claudia Sanders Dinner House.

  • Court report: Oct. 20, 2014

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Pablo E. Marroquin-Orantes, no operator's/moped license – guilty – 30-day sentence conditionally discharged for two years and $939 fine and costs.

  • Johnson sentenced Monday

    James Johnson, a former correctional officer with the Kentucky Correctional Institute for Women in Peewee Valley, was granted probation and diversion Monday at his sentencing hearing on charges of sex abuse of inmates.

    Johnson, who had pleaded guilty Sept. 5 on charges of trafficking in a controlled substance, promoting contraband, official misconduct and 19 counts of second-degree sexual abuse involving inmates, stood stoically in front of Shelby Circuit Judge Charles Hickman and made no comment as Hickman reiterated the terms of the plea agreement.

  • Shelby County Sheriff’s Warrants

    Robert K. Nethery, 41, of 701 Bellview Road was served July 29 at the Shelby County Detention Center with a Henry County warrant for theft by unlawful taking from a building $10,000 or more but under $1 million, third-degree burglary and being a persistent felony offender.

    Ashley N. Skimmerhorn, 31, of 1190 Pepper Drive in Madisonville, Ky., was served July 30 at the Kentucky Correctional Institute for Women with an Indiana warrant for an unstated charge.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports Oct. 17. 2014


    Alexander Perez Sanchez, 21, of 1430 Little Crooked Road in Lawrenceburg, was arrested Sept. 21 at 196 Midland Blvd. and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicants, first offense.

    Taylor B. William, 37, of 223 Montclair School Road in Simpsonville was arrested Sept. 21 at Lee Nor Mack and High Street and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicants, first offense, possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a vehicle and failure to maintain insurance.

  • Court report: Oct. 13, 2014

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Betty Springate:

    Melissa Barrientos, theft by deception – pleaded guilty – $239 fine and costs plus restitution; license to be in possession and first-offense no insurance – pleaded guilty – $718 fine and costs.

  • Woman arrested for theft of UPS delivery

    A Shelbyville woman has been arrested after signing for a package that wasn’t hers, according to a Shelbyville Police Report.

    And to further compound the issue, the woman said she could not produce the item taken from the package, stating she threw it away because her kids had been playing with it and accidentally dropped it in the toilet and ruined it.

    Samantha L. Miller, 27, of 80 Frankfort Road, was charged Monday with theft of property mislaid or delivered by mistake, a Class D felony.

  • Three arrested in Shelby for making meth

    Three people were arrested Monday night during a traffic stop in Shelbyville and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and related offenses, police said.

    Two children were also removed from the vehicle and taken to Kosair Childrens Hospital for evaluation.

    Kentucky State Police spokesperson Kendra Wilson said that at 8:37 p.m, KSP received a complaint of possible drug activity in a vehicle traveling into Shelby County.