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Cops & Courts

  • Shelby County Sheriff Reports

    DUI

    Julio J. Infantes Jr., 28, of 2317 Shannon Road in Paris was arrested Sept. 7 on I-64 and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense and speeding.

    Erika B. Edwards, 23, of 352 High St. in Richmond was arrested Sept. 10 on I-64 and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, second offense, careless driving, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • No plea in works for Putnam

    There is still no plea agreement on the table for Terry Putnam as he heads back into court for his final pretrial conference Tuesday leading up to his trial date of Jan. 30.

    A jury trial for Putnam, the Simpsonville Police officer arrested Jan. 7, 2016 in connection with the November 2015 robbery of the police department, had been moved again due to scheduling conflicts.

  • Community stepping up after Shelbyville blaze

    Just one day after a horrific fire left a Bagdad family homeless; a Shelbyville family suffered a similar fate.

    When the Shelbyville Fire Department arrived at the scene of a house fire on 9th Street at 6:37 p.m. Friday, they found the structure engulfed in flames, said Shelbyville Fire Chief Kevin Baker.

    "When we arrived, flames had already gone through the roof and the fire was threatening to other houses nearby," he said.

  • House fire displaces family on 9th Street

    Just one day after a horrific fire left a Bagdad family homeless; a Shelbyville family suffered a similar fate.

    When the Shelbyville Fire Department arrived at the scene of a house fire on 9th Street at 6:37 p.m. Friday, they found the structure engulfed in flames, said Shelbyville Fire Chief Kevin Baker.

    "When we arrived, flames had already gone through the roof and the fire was threatening to other houses nearby," he said.

  • Family displaced after fire

    No one was injured in a blaze that broke out late Dec. 31, but the family was temporarily displaced, said Shelbyville Fire Chief Kevin Baker.

    He said the cause of the blaze at 179 Plantation Drive is still under investigation.

    Baker said the family was home when the fire occurred at 10:55 p.m. and were able to leave the structure safely.

    “They were home at the time; they discovered the fire and evacuated the house,” he said.

  • Putnam trial set for Jan. 30

    A jury trial for Terry Putnam, the Simpsonville Police officer arrested Jan. 7, 2016 in connection with the November 2015 robbery of the police department, has been moved again due to scheduling conflicts, but is now set for Jan. 30.

    The last date set was Jan. 17, but had to be moved because that date conflicted with the presidential inauguration, said Commonwealth Attorney Laura Witt, as one her chief detective in the case is attending the event on Jan. 20.

    Witt said that so far, no plea agreement is in the works.

  • Brandenburg man indicted for manslaughter

    A Brandenburg man has been indicted for vehicular manslaughter in the death of another Brandenburg man in a traffic fatality in Shelby County in October.

  • Putnam trial moved to February

    A jury trial for Terry Putnam, the Simpsonville Police officer arrested Jan. 7 in connection with the November 2015 robbery of the police department, has been moved to February.

    Putnam’s trial date had been set for Jan. 17, but at his pretrial conference Monday that date was pushed to Feb. 1.

  • Investigation continues into fatal police shooting

    KSP is continuing its investigation into a break-in at Simpsonville Baptist Church in which a Shelbyville man was fatally shot by a Shelby County Sheriff’s deputy.

    Shelby County Chief Deputy Coroner Ittin Russell said it could be weeks before autopsy results on Dylan Dalzell are available, but police say the deputy involved could soon be back to work.

  • Shooting suspect identified in break-in at Simpsonville Baptist