Cops & Courts

  • Shelby County Sheriffs Reports


    David A. Smith, 55, of 113 2nd St. in Rainelle, W.Va., was arrested Jan. 12 on Taylorsville Road and charged with theft by unlawful taking (shoplifting) under $500 and less than $10,000.

    William J. Nutter, 38, of 1514 Russellville Road in Quinwood, W. Va., was arrested Jan. 12 on Taylorsville Road and charged with theft by unlawful taking (shoplifting) under $500 and less than $10,000.


    Domestic Violence

  • Couple arrested when weapons brought into squabble

    A Shelbyville couple was arrested March 19 on domestic violence charges after an argument over another man escalated to weapons involvement, police say.

    According to Shelbyville Police, the trouble began when Karen Castaneda, 33, texted her husband, saying she was bringing home a man to have sex with him.

    When she got to her residence at 808 10th St. with a male friend, the report said, her husband, Angel Castaneda, 36, was waiting with some choice words and a police baton, which he swung at his wife and the other man.

  • Man arrested for threatening police, roommate

    A Shelbyville man was arrested March 18 for threatening the life of his former roommate as well as that of a police officer, according to a Shelbyville police report.

    Maxx M. Stradtner, 21, of 310 Midland Blvd., threatened his roommate’s life on at least three occasions, and repeatedly pointed a loaded pellet rifle at his face. Stradtner also beat the house cat to death, slamming it into a wall and told his roommate he would “meet the same fate” if he told anyone about the cat, the report stated.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports, March 26, 2014


    Alexander L. Miner, 28, of 905 Brown Ave. was arrested March 8 at that address and charged with criminal abuse of a child under 12 years old.

    Zachery Lee Cox, 26, of 159 Baker Drive, No. 103, was arrested March 8 at 1900 Midland Trail and charged with fourth-degree assault (domestic violence).

    Mike R. Summitt, 48, of 121 Alto Court, was arrested March 9 at that address and charged with fourth-degree domestic assault, resisting arrest, menacing and terroristic threatening.

  • Court report: March 24, 2014

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Gary S. Allen, third-offense aggravator DUI and possession of marijuana – guilty – 12-month sentence, serve 65 days, balance conditionally discharged for two years, operator's license suspended for 24 months and $1028 fine and costs.

  • No injuries at Brooks Industrial and KY 55

    No one was injured in a two-vehicle accident at Brooks Industrial Road and KY 55 between a car and a flatbed truck, but the accident is expected to cause a slight traffic tie up at that intersection until about 2:30 p.m. today.

  • Court report: March 17, 2014

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong:

    Brandon Foree, second-degree promoting contraband - pleaded guilty - 20-day sentence.

    Miguel A. Perez, failure to wear seat belts & no operator's/moped license - pleaded guilty - 30-day sentence & $25 fine.

  • 4 court cases get new dates

    After review by Circuit Judge Charles Hickman, several of Shelby County’s higher profile court cases received new dates in Monday.

    Lonnie Monroe

    Lonnie Monroe, 45, who was arrested in November 2012 and charged with murder in a tractor-trailer accident from November 2011 in which a passenger in his truck was killed. The charges have been amended to second-degree manslaughter. His new court date is April 21 for a disposition hearing.

  • Van overturns, but no injuries

    No one was injured Tuesday in a crash at noon at Freedom’s Way and Midland Industrial Road.

    Shelbyville Police Sgt. Garry Kuhlman said he did not yet know the details of what caused the two-vehicle collision, or how a van driven by Joseph Robinson of Eminence ended up overturned on its side. He was not injured, nor was the other driver, Kara Capps, also of Eminence. Shelby County EMS crews responded, but did not transport either driver.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments March 14, 2014

    Russell Franklin was indicted for being a persistent felony offender.

    Benjamin Quintero Jr., 20, of 304 Shelby Manor was indicted for first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (cocaine), tampering with physical evidence and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Dustin T. Bynum, 21, of 1642 Juniper Drive was indicted first-degree burglary and unlawful transaction with a minor.