Cops & Courts

  • Monroe still critical at UofL

    An Anderson County man is still critical condition at the University of Louisville Hospital, where he has been for more than a week, after being involved in a fight with another inmate at the Shelby County Detention Center on March 18.

    Authorities say that the man who assaulted Jonathan Monroe, 24, of Anderson County, is expected to charged in the incident.

    “We do expect charges to be forthcoming,” said Shelby County Commonwealth Attorney Laura Donnell.

  • Couple charged in extortion case indicted

    A husband and wife charged with extortion of a Taylorsville Police officer has been indicted by a Shelby County Grand Jury.

    Joshua T. Phillips and Dee Ann Boman-Phillips of Shelbyville were indicted March 19 on felony charges of extortion, complicity theft by extortion and first-degree possession of a controlled substance, and misdemeanor charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, endangering the welfare of a minor and having a prescription drug not in an approved container. The three felonies can result in a possible combined 15 years in prison.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments March 28, 2014

    Joshua T. Phillips, 30, and Dee Ann Bowman Phillips, 27, of 159 Baker Drive were indicted for theft by extortion, complicity theft by extortion, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, prescription not in an approved container, possession of drug paraphernalia and endangering the welfare of a minor.

    Lori L. Perry, 39, of 10701 Frankfort Road was indicted for fraudulent use of a credit card under $10,000, and fraudulent use of a credit card under $500.

  • 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.