Cops & Courts

  • Court report: December 26, 2012

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong:

    Roy T. Bailey Jr., theft by failure to make required disposal of property – dismissed without prejudice.

  • Teen injured in shooting New Year’s Eve

    A teen is recovering from a gunshot wound he received New Year’s Eve, police say.

    Shelbyville Police Chief Danny Goodwin said that on New Year’s Eve, police were dispatched to 116 Berea St. at 4:42 p.m. after receiving a call about a possible shooting.

    “We had a male juvenile who was shot and was transported to the University of Louisville Hospital, and it is currently under investigation,” he said. “That’s all I can say at this time.”

  • Woman in Henry animal abuse case sues county

    Terri Smith, the Henry County woman who was charged with animal hoarding and operating a puppy mill, now has filed two suits against the county and its animal control officer for how her case was handled.

    Read the full story at http://www.hclocal.com/content/smith-files-suits-against-county

  • Penis amputation case may go to Kentucky Supreme Court

    A Waddy man who lost a battle in the state Court of Appeals on Friday may not be giving up his fight to have his doctor held accountable for amputating his penis.

    The attorney for Phillip Seaton said Wednesday that he may go to the Kentucky Supreme Court, if necessary, to seek relief against Dr. John Patterson of Frankfort, who twice has been vindicated for deciding to amputate Seatons’ penis during a circumcision in 2007.

  • Court report: Dec. 17, 2012

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Jesse Wyatt, no operator's/moped license and disregarding traffic control device, traffic light – guilty – 60-day sentence, serve 10 days, balance conditionally discharged for 2 years and $163 fine and costs.

  • Sammy Mobley pleads not guilty in rundown case

    TAYLORSVILLE – A Waddy man charged with attempting to run over his uncle’s girlfriend with a motorcycle was arraigned in Spencer Circuit Court on Thursday morning.

    Waddy resident Sammy F. Mobley, 36, faces a charge of first-degree wanton endangerment in connection with a March 16 incident in which Benjamin W. Mobley, 58, of Murphy Lane, allegedly attempted to shoot at and pistol-whip his girlfriend, who is from Mount Eden.

  • Judge dismisses case against Bailey

    Citing insufficient evidence, District Judge Linda Armstrong on Thursday dismissed without prejudice a felony charge of theft against Roy T. Bailey Jr., in conjunction with the auto sales business.

    A criminal complaint filed by Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputy Fred Rothenburger was served on Bailey, 45, on Oct. 31, charging him with theft by failure to make required disposition of property, according to court records.

  • Armed robber holds up bank, Bagdad

    Downtown Bagdad came to a standstill early Thursday morning when a masked man wielding a semi-automatic handgun walked into the Citizens Union Bank branch and told employees that he wanted cash and was leaving behind a box that contained an explosive device.

    Shelby County Sheriff’s Det. Jason Rice said deputies responded to a robbery alarm around 9:30 a.m. and learned from bank employees that the man had described the box.

    Officers secured the city, evacuated some nearby businesses and waited through the morning to see if there was an explosive in the box.

  • Tandem trailer crash backs up I-64 in Shelby County for hours

    One lane of westbound Interstate 64 near Simpsonville was closed for nearly 11 hours Thursday after tractor-trailer pulling loaded tandem trailers crashed through a guardrail and nearly upside.

    The driver, whose name had not been released, escaped uninjured when his rig left the roadway at Mild Marker 29, in the construction zone at the Bullskin Creek bridge east of Simpsonville, sometime around 4 a.m.

  • Trial date set for murder suspect

    Marcus Goldsmith, charged with murder and other offenses in the March 16 stabbing death of Keith Jackson, will get his day in court.

    After delaying several times, Shelby County Circuit Court Judge Charles Hickman set Sept. 3 as the trial date for Goldsmith, with pretrial on Aug. 19.

    Goldsmith is charged with murder, first-degree burglary, second-degree assault–domestic violence and tampering with physical evidence following the stabbing death of Jackson at his apartment at 901 Main St. in Shelbyville.

    Goldsmith has pleaded not guilty.