Cops & Courts

  • Prison guard pleads guilty to sexually abusing inmates

    A former correctional officer with the Kentucky Correctional Institute for Women in Peewee Valley who pleaded guilty Friday to charges of sexual abuse of inmates and related charges will probably not serve any time for those offenses.

    James Johnson, 54, of Frankfort, was scheduled for a jury trial today on of trafficking in a controlled substance, promoting contraband, official misconduct and 19 counts of second-degree sexual abuse involving inmates. An Alford Plea means Johnson does not concede guilt, but agrees that there is enough evidence to convict.

  • Vandalism incidents in Osprey Cove

    Police say that several residents in Osprey Cove have been the victims of incidents involving car vandalism.

    Over the past week or more, law enforcement officials say vandals have defaced cars throughout the neighborhood, although man have not been very serious.

     “We’ve had a couple of minor criminal mischief issues [with vehicles], no break-ins,” said Shelbyville Police officer Kelly Cable.

    “People have just taken some paint, putting some on people’s windows, nothing major.”

  • Shelbyville Police Reports Sept. 5, 2014


  • Court report: Sept. 2, 2014

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Betty Springate:

    Matthew Austin Keens, first-offense DUI – pleaded guilty – operator's license suspended for 30 days and $728 fine and costs.

  • Shelby County Sheriff Reports Aug. 29, 2014


    Dasia T. Jones, 18, of 1624 Bayberry Drive was arrested June 13 on Waddy Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol under 21 years old and possession of drug paraphernalia.



    Mark R. Johnson, 48, of 901 Main St. was arrested June 22 on Fields Lane and charged with operating on a suspended or revoked operator's license and failure to maintain required insurance, first offense.



  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments

    Benita Anglin, 54, of 233 Cherry Knoll in Frankfort was indicted for theft by unlawful taking over $10,000 but under $1 million (8 counts), first-degree unlawful access to a computer (8 counts) and theft of identity (8 counts).

    George Wesley Mayes, 32, of 530 Alford Road in Salvisa was indicted for receiving stolen property under $10,000 and theft of identity.

  • Court report: Aug. 25, 2014

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Ashleigh A. Lauren, alcohol intoxication in a public place – guilty – $279 fine and costs.

  • Shelby County Sheriff Reports Aug. 27, 2014


  • No weapons involved in argument at plant

    Shelbyville Police say that no weapons were involved in a dispute Monday night at a Shelbyville plant.

    Shelbyville Police officer Kelly Cable said that officers were called to Katayama after an argument began between an employee and a supervisor.

    Katayama Vice President Mark Baker said he could not comment on the situation.

    The dispute, Cable said, was verbal only, and afterwards, the employee left the plant and went into a wooded area nearby. A family member arrived who picked him up and took him home to Spencer County, Cable said.

  • Sentencing postponed when prosecutor doesn’t show

    Joshua T. Phillips and Dee Ann Bowman-Phillips of Shelbyville, a husband and wife charged with extortion of a Taylorsville Police officer were to have been sentenced on Monday in Shelby Circuit Court, but that event was postponed due to the absence of the special prosecutor that had been assigned to the case. A new date has been set for Sept. 5.

    Emily R. Wilkey, assistant commonwealth attorney in Franklin County, said she had forgotten about the sentencing hearing.