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Cops & Courts

  • Anglin sentencing postponed again

    A sentencing hearing for a former Shelby County Public Schools payroll manager charged with embezzling more than a half million dollars has been delayed a second time.

    Benita Anglin was originally scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 19, but Judge Charles Hickman rescheduled it for Oct. 21 at the request of her attorney, Matthew Pippin, who said that Anglin was ill.

    Sentencing has now been scheduled – for the third time – for Nov. 7.

    It is not clear why the event has been postponed yet again.

  • King has court date Friday in embezzlement case

    Jenny King of Shelby County, a former longtime finance officer for Shelby County Fiscal Court, charged with embezzling more than $23,000, will appear in court Friday for a disposition hearing.

    King is charged with stealing the money from the county’s general fund over an 18-month period from April 2013 to December 2014.

  • Shelby County Sheriff Reports

    DUI

    Austin T. Horstman, 23, of 11 Pembroke Road in Louisville was arrested May 21 on Isaac Shelby Drive and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense.

     

    Drugs

    Stephen R. Bartlett, 25, of 6899 N. Maple Grove Road in Bloomington, Ind., was arrested May 28 on I-64 and charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance (cocaine), first offense, reckless driving, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Shelby man dies in Las Vegas jail altercation

    A Shelbyville man died Saturday after being beaten by another inmate in a Las Vegas jail, according to officials at the Clark County Coroner’s office.

    Jeremiah Bowling, 25, died of blunt force trauma at 6:12 p.m. officials said.

    Franklin Sharp, 33, has been arrested and charged with murder in the death. Sharp is said to have been Bowling’s cellmate.

    A corrections officer found Bowling bleeding from his head in his cell Saturday afternoon he was later pronounced dead.

    The motive is believed to have stemmed from an argument.

  • Jury duty scam rampant again

    The long running jury duty scam is back and Shelby County Circuit Clerk Lowry Miller says several people have expressed concern.

    He wants to reassure them that if anyone receives a phone call saying they are in trouble for missing jury duty is in trouble, the call is not legitimate.

    “If you are not already selected and on jury duty, we would not call you,” he said.

    "If we don't contact you by regular mail, it is not us. From that letter,

    you would be instructed to go to orientation, and from there we would

  • Anglin sentenced

    A former Shelby County Public Schools payroll manager charged with embezzling more than a half million dollars received a sentence of 18 years in prison.

    Benita Anglin was also ordered to pay full restitution of $593,179 by Shelby Circuit Court at her hearing Monday.

    Shelby County Circuit Judge Charles Hickman denied her request for probation and she was taken into custody at the conclusion of the hearing.

     

     

  • King gets new court date in embezzlement case

    Jenny King of Shelby County, a former longtime finance officer for Shelby County Fiscal Court, charged with embezzling more than $23,000, has received a new court date of Oct. 21.

    King, charged with stealing the money from the county’s general fund over an 18-month period from April 2013 to December 2014, received the new hearing date at her status hearing in Shelby Circuit Court on Monday.

  • Blaze damages home in Brittany Estates

    Two firefighters received minor injuries while battling a house fire Saturday night, but are doing well, said fire officials.

    “Of the family, no one was hurt, they all got out. But we did have two firefighters that suffered minor injuries during the fire,” said Shelbyville Fire Chief Kevin Baker. “One was injured when part of the ceiling fell in, and the other twisted a knee. They’re both okay – one went to the hospital and was released, and the other was treated on the scene.”

  • Sentencing for Augustine is Sept. 9

    Theresa M. Augustine, a former assistant administrator and firefighter who was indicted in February 2015 on theft-related charges, will be sentenced in Shelby Circuit Court today.

    Augustine pleaded guilty in July to the original charges – theft by unlawful taking $10,000 or more, but less than $100,000 – as well as abuse of public trust in connection with that amount.

    Both charges are Class C felonies, which carry a prison sentence of 5 to 10 years each.

  • Rural King employee arrested for theft

    An employee of the Shelbyville Rural King has been arrested for a large theft from the store.

    Christina Allen, 32, of Shelbyville was arrested Tuesday at the store at 3 p.m.

    She was charged with theft by deception under $10,000 and taken to the Shelby County Detention Center, where she has bonded out.

    A Shelbyville Police report said that Allen, who is the store’s customer service manager, is accused of taking $1,987 from the store in a two-month period, from July to August 2016.