Cops & Courts

  • Court report: Feb. 27, 2014

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong:

    Miguel E. Chavez, no operator's/moped license – pleaded guilty – 30-day sentence conditionally discharged for 2 years and $393 fine and costs.

  • No students appear injured when Shelby County bus collides with truck

    No students were reported injured Friday afternoon when a Shelby County Public Schools bus was involved in a traffic accident on KY 55 at the intersection with Pearce Industrial Boulevard.

    Shelbyville Police officers on scene reported that Bus No. 2523 appeared to collide with a pickup truck that was stopped at the intersection.

    The driver of the truck, whose name was not released, was transported to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville because he was complaining of chest pains.

  • Man jailed after shooting car

    A Shelby County man was arrested and charged with assault and related offenses after a heated argument in which he allegedly shot his girlfriend’s car several times with a pistol, police say.

    Christian A. Myles, 22, of 469 Rockbridge Road was charged with fourth-degree assault (domestic violence), first-degree wanton endangerment and second-degree criminal mischief after an incident that happened just after midnight Monday morning.

  • Supreme Court: No decision on Dean vs. CB&T

    Shelbyville attorney Mark Dean and Commonwealth Bank & Trust will have to wait at least one more month for a decision from the Kentucky Supreme Court in a lawsuit Dean brought against the bank.

    The suit, filed in 2009, accuses the bank of a violation of a Kentucky Uniform Commercial Code, as well as aiding and abetting fraud and illegal activity and breach of duty of ordinary care following his discovery that his secretary, Jody Wills, was writing counter checks and cashing them at CB&T.

    A decision had been expected in October.

  • Shelby man back in jail for an evaluation

    LA GRANGE – A Shelbyville man charged with recruiting for the Southside Crips gang in Oldham County has been taken back into custody and will undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

    Thomas L. Wenz, 22, was indicted in December on charges of criminal gang recruitment, engaging in organized crime, unlawful transaction with a minor, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.

    Wenz pleaded not guilty to those charges on Dec. 19 and bailed out of the Oldham County Jail shortly after that court hearing.

  • Johnson's trial postponed again

    A court date for James Johnson, a former correctional officer with the Kentucky Correctional Institute for Women in Pewee Valley charged with sexually abusing inmates and related offenses, has been moved to next month.

    Johnson, 54, of Louisville, was to have had a jury trial starting Monday in Shelby Circuit Court, but he is scheduled for a disposition hearing for March 17.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports: Feb. 21, 2014



    Antulo Sosa, 29, of 800 Main St. was arrested Jan. 16 at 309 8th St. and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, first offense and possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a vehicle. He was also served with a Shelby County warrant for an unstated charge.

  • Mount Eden ‘puppy mill:’ ‘No real issues’

    TAYLORSVILLE – Several concerned residents attended the Spencer County Fiscal Court meeting Monday night to express their concerns about an alleged Mount Eden puppy mill, asking Judge-Executive Bill Carr and the magistrates what the county is doing about the issue.

    “This is a black eye for Spencer County,” Taylorsville resident Sarah Bauer said during the public comment portion of the meeting.

  • Court report: Feb. 10, 2014

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Michele M. Brewer, first-offense failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security – guilty – insurance monitoring for 12 months and $643 fine and costs, $400 conditionally discharged.

  • Rodriguez sentencing moved

    Sentencing for a man who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing his adoptive sister has been moved to later in the month.

    Jose A. Rodriquez, 24, of Louisville, was to have been sentenced Thursday in Shelby Circuit Court, but that event has been moved to Feb. 17. Court officials have no explanation for the move.

    Rodriquez, whose adoptive family lives in Shelby County, was indicted in December 2011 for first-degree sexual abuse for a child under 12 years old. The victim was his stepsister, Ashley Hilger.