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Cops & Courts

  • Shelby County crime 2012: Physical crimes on the rise

    Despite a deadly knifing, gun-wielding attackers and gruesome sexual crimes that stole the headlines in 2012, assaults – and primarily domestic assaults – shoved up the number of violent crimes in Shelby County.
    There were 130 assaults booked last year by the three law enforcement agencies serving Shelby County, a 31 percent increase from the 99 of 2011, and they included several with guns and even one charge of a man pistol-whipping his girl friend.

  • Shelby County crime 2012: Heroin is a new concern

    New laws designed to stymie the illegal sale and consumption of prescription drugs and methamphetamines in Kentucky have developed a deadly and terrifying side effect: Heroin, the opiate of choice for many in the American drug culture of the 1960s and 1970s, has returned to the streets and in 2012 claimed two lives in Shelby County.

    “It was last year that we started seeing more heroin activity here, and we have actually had a couple of fatalities from heroin overdoses in Shelbyville,” Shelbyville Police Chief Danny Goodwin said.

  • Slain Shelbyville teen's family wants grand jury transcripts

    The family of Trey Williams, the teenager shot to death in 2011 during a confrontation with Shelbyville Police, are fighting in court to be able to view records of a Shelby County grand jury’s reasons for exonerating the police officer who fired the fatal shot.
    That grand jury met on Jan. 4, 2012, and deliberated more than four hours, before determining that that officer Suzanna Marcum had acted with justifiable cause to use deadly force in subduing Williams, 18. The hearing came after a 6-week investigation by Kentucky State Police.

  • EARLIER: Cabinet for Health and Family Services appeals release of records on dead teen

    The Cabinet for Health and Family Services has appealed a ruling by the Kentucky Attorney General’s office to release records to The Sentinel-News relating to Shelby County teenager Jackleen Lane, who drowned in June.

    The Cabinet filed the appeal last week in Shelby Circuit Court, a month after the Attorney General ruled it had violated the state’s Open Records Act in denying the release of its records concerning Lane, who was found dead June 17 in Clear Creek.

  • EARLIER: Attorney General rules Cabinet must provide records on dead teenager

    The Attorney General’s office ruled the Cabinet for Health and Family Services was in violation of state open records statutes when it denied a request by The Sentinel-News to release records pertaining to teenager Jackleen Lane, who drowned in June.

    A letter from the Attorney General’s Office dated Wednesday ordered the Cabinet to release those records and the findings of an investigation it had begun after receiving the request by the newspaper.

  • EARLIER: No drugs found in drowned girl’s system

    The mystery of how Jackleen Lane came to be lying drowned in Clear Creek for three days became more curious Monday, when a coroner’s toxicological report revealed no drugs in her system.

    Shelby County Deputy Coroner Jeff Ivers said that tests determined that Lane, 15, who was spotted by a railroad employee June 17 near 1st and Goodman streets in Shelbyville, had not ingested drugs before her death. Tests for alcohol were inconclusive because her body was in the water for approximately three days before she was found.

  • EARLIER: Many questions remain in Shelby girl's drowning death

    Significant questions remain in the days after a 15-year-old girl was found drowned in an industrial area along Clear Creek in Shelbyville.

    How did Jackleen Nicole Lane, 15, of Bagdad, whose body was spotted floating Monday morning by a Norfolk Southern Railroad conductor, end up in such a lonely, secluded place after a family member said she was headed to the Shelby County Fair?

    What led to her drowning – apparently a few days earlier, based on autopsy results –  without any sign of an injury that might have incapacitated her?

  • EARLIER: Shelby teen found drowned in Clear Creek

    A teenager who was last seen planning a night of fun at the Shelby County Fair was found facedown in a creek Monday morning by a railroad employee.

    Family members of Jackleen Lane, 15, of Bagdad told WAVE-Ch. 3 that when the teen told her brother, Josh Lane, of her plans to attend the fair on Saturday night that was the last conversation anyone had with her.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports Dec. 20, 2013

    DUI

    Alfredo Lopez of 171 Kentucky St. No. 2 was arrested Dec. 15 at Isaac Shelby Drive and Shelbyville Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs under aggravating circumstances, first offense and no operator’s license.

    Rogelio Esquirel Flores, 42, of 113 Nora Ave was arrested Dec. 1 at Old Finchville Road and Midland Trail and charged with DUI, first offense and careless driving.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports Oct. 4, 2013

    DUI

    Dwayne Calvin Boline, 58, of 109 Ada Ave. was arrested Sept. 29 on Ada Avenue and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, third offense, under aggravating circumstances and driving on a DUI-suspended license, first offense.