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Cops & Courts

  • Former prison guard’s trial set for Sept. 10

    A trial 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, is scheduled for Sept. 10.

    At his pretrial conference Monday, Johnson was given a final pretrial court date of Sept. 5.

    Johnson, 54, of Louisville, originally was scheduled to go to trial last March, 2013, but it has been postponed several times. The September 10 trial date was confirmed at Johnson’s pretrial hearing in Shelby Circuit Court Monday.

  • 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.

  • Court report: Aug. 18, 2014

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Cdandy L. Beach, theft by deception – guilty – $184 costs.

    Charles McKinnley Quint, second-degree disorderly conduct – guilty – $379 fine and costs.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports Aug. 13, 2014

    DUI

    Michael B. Tipton, 39, of 10790 Frankfort Road was arrested Aug. 1 at Boone Station Road and Benson Pike and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense, improper equipment and reckless driving.

  • Court report: Aug. 4, 2014

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Lana P. Bush, theft by unlawful taking or disp shoplifting – guilty – $404 fine and costs.

    Phellijiah A. Chambers, possession of marijuana – guilty – two-day sentence and $154 costs.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports Aug. 1, 2014

    DUI

     

    Matthew Mark Rondo, 30, of 113 Beechwood Ave. was arrested July 30 at 2169 Midland Trail and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, first offense, leaving the scene of an accident and failure to report an accident.

    Jason S. Moore, 35, of Clifton Court was arrested July 29 on La Grange Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense and operating on a suspended operator’s license, first offense.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments Aug. 1, 2014

    Gerald Kincaid, 30, of 5177 Elmburg Road in Bagdad was indicted for theft by deception over $500 but less than $10,000 and for theft by unlawful taking between $500 and $10,000.

    Mikel A. Beach, 32, of 78 Rose St. was indicted for first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (cocaine), more than 4 grams, and first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (cocaine), less than 4 grams.

    Vincent Parrott, 43, of 5170 Bell Avenue was indicted for first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, first-degree (cocaine).

  • Cemetery caretaker indicted on 2 more charges

    A cemetery caretaker arrested in February for theft of cemetery property, and indicted in April on two felony charges in connection with that arrest, continues to accrue more related charges.

    Gerald Kincaid Jr., 30, of Elmburg Road in Bagdad was indicted again on July 23, on two more charges of theft by deception more than $500 but less than $10,000, a Class D Felony, punishable by 1 to 5 years in prison.

  • Court report: July 28, 2014

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Betty Springate:

  • Shelbyville Police Reports July 23, 2014

    DUI

    Melanie M. Estrada, 29, of 3024 Pea Ridge Road in Frankfort was arrested July 15 at Old Mount Eden Road and Old Seven Mile Pike and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense and operating on a suspended license.