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Cops & Courts

  • Putnam arraigned in circuit court

    Terry Putnam, the Simpsonville Police officer arrested Jan. 7 in connection with the November robbery of the police department, was arraigned Monday in Shelby Circuit Court and given a new court date of May 2.

    At that time, he, or his attorney, Brian Butler, will appear in court for a disposition hearing.

    Putnam’s arraignment was to transfer his case from Shelby District to Shelby Circuit Court, a routine procedure after a case has been indicted by a grand jury, as Putnam’s was March 7.

  • Shelby County man dies in crash

    A Shelby County man was killed Friday in a head-on collision on Cropper Road, an accident that also sent another man to the hospital.

    Shelby County Sheriff’s Detective Maj. Jason Rice said that Joseph Robertson, 88, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident and that John Miller, 49, of Louisville was airlifted to the University of Kentucky, where he was listed in fair condition Tuesday.

  • Court report: March 14, 2016

    Divorces Granted

    Kevin Pierce, Frankfort, vs. Angela Wilcox, Simpsonville.

    Laurie Stohlmann, Bagdad, vs. Jeff Stohlmann, Bagdad.

    Angela Burge, Bagdad, vs. Scotty Phillips, Bagdad.

  • Police seek info on shoplifting

    Shelbyville Police are asking for the public’s help in a recent shoplifting that occurred at Rural King. They have provided video surveillance shots of a person with a shopping cart and also a photo of a car in the parking lot.

    Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers, which pays rewards up to $1,000.  Callers can remain anonymous. Crime Stoppers can be reached at 633-4500 or at www.shelbyclue.com.

  • Cropper student arrested for causing issue at SCHS

    The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office arrested 18-year-old Jamel Thompson Wednesday after the teen started causing a ruckus at Shelby County High School.

    According to the complaint warrant, Thompson ran into the school and chased his younger brother.

    The incident happened at lunch, at 12:04.

    Resource officer Gina Johnson described his behavior in a complaint warrant as wreaking havoc, and noted that he fled through the hallways of the school and called a teacher a profane name.

  • Anglin trial postponed

    A jury trial that had been scheduled for Monday for a former Shelby County Public Schools payroll manager charged with embezzling more than a half million dollars has been moved to August.

    Benita Anglin, who was arrested in August 2014 two days after she was indicted for embezzling hundreds of thousands from the school district, has had all her pretrial conferences and was ready for trial, but a conflict in court scheduling necessitated moving the trial to Aug. 20, said her attorney, Matt Pippin.

  • Court report: March 7, 2016

    Divorces granted

    Tracy L. Fackler, Shelbyville, vs. Gregory K. Wood, Shelbyville.

    Audrey C. Millard, Shelbyville, vs. Daniel Robert-Butler Glaize, Kathleen, GA.

    Michael J. Branstetter, Shelbyville, vs. Wendi M. Lowe, Shelbyville.

  • Court report: Feb. 29, 2016

    Divorces granted

    Audrey C. Millard, Shelbyville, vs. Daniel Robert-Butler Glaize, Kathleen, GA.

    Tracy L. Fackler, Shelbyville, vs. Gregory K. Wood, Shelbyville.

    Circuit court

  • Old Stone Inn still in limbo

    A criminal charge against the former manager of the Old Stone Inn involving selling alcoholic beverages without a license has been put on hold temporarily.

    Shelley Thompson had a court appearance Thursday in Shelby District Court on the charge, but District Judge J.R. RoBards agreed to move the hearing to a latter date, which has not been set yet, to allow Thompson’s attorney, Bill Stewart, to deal with another, more pressing, matter pertaining to the Inn first.

  • Kayaking incident prompts water rescue

    Much like the weather Wednesday, a leisure activity for a group of young men quickly went from pleasant to unpleasant when they flipped a kayak– prompting the aid of emergency responders from two counties.

    Shelby County Fire and Rescue and Shelby County EMS were dispatched after 6 p.m. Wednesday in response to a water rescue at Rivals, off Haley Road on the Shelby/Spencer county line.