Cops & Courts

  • Court report: December 3, 2012

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Kevin J. Davis, first-offense DUI – guilty – operator's license suspended for 30 days and $728 fine and costs.

  • Shelby County Sheriff Reports, Dec. 5, 2012


    William J. Benningfield, 48, of 810 Spring Meadows Drive in Lexington was arrested Nov. 19 on I-64 and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol under aggravating circumstances, first offense and reckless driving.

  • Court date for Bruner moved to next year

    A status hearing for Mark Bruner has been rescheduled for Jan. 7 in Shelby Circuit Court, as well as a jury trial date of March 11.

    Bruner was indicted by a Shelby County Grand Jury on charges of first-degree assault and tampering with physical evidence against him in connection with the beating of Denisse Escareno on Nov. 5, 2011.

    Bruner, 38, of Taylorsville was arrested 10 days after Escareno, 24, was found by passersby brutally beaten, stabbed and barely alive, on the side of Mount Eden Road about 2 miles south of Interstate 64.

  • 1 person slightly injured in I-64 crash Tuesday

    One person received minor injuries in a 1-vehicle crash between Mile Markers 32 and 33 on Interstate 64 at shortly after noon Tuesday.

    A vehicle driven by Andrea Smith of Shelbyville flipped as she was traveling eastbound on I-64. The vehicle came to rest on its side.

    She was taken to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville with non-life-threatening injuries. The cause of the accident is not yet known.

  • Facebook complaint leads to arrest of sex offender

    A Shelby County man who is a convicted sex offender has been arrested and charged with several offenses, one of them a felony, relating to distributing obscene matter to a minor using social media. 

    Anthony T. Bradford, 41, was arrested Monday and charged with being aregistered sex offender who has been prohibited from using social-networking Web site, Internet messaging or chat room programs used by minors;, distributing obscene matter to a minor, both misdemeanors, and prohibited use of electronic communication to procure a minor, a Class D felony.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments, Nov. 30, 2012

    Mark T. Cranmer, 45, of 1082 McFarland Road in Waddy was indicted for failure to comply with the sex offender registration, second offense.

    Jeffrey D. Perry, 38, of 311 Kings Highway in Waddy was indicted for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

    Shawn P. Way, 27, of 1300 Elmburg Road was indicted for first-degree wanton endangerment, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicants under aggravating circumstances, first offense, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, reckless driving and failure to wear a seatbelt.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports, Nov. 30, 2012


    Michael W. Seay, 43, of 118 Nora Ave. was arrested Nov. 20 at Governor’s Square parking lot and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, second offense, careless driving and possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a vehicle.



  • Cramming Kentucky State Police cruisers with food

  • Shelby County Sheriff Reports Nov. 28, 2012


    Eric Christopher Corbett, 31, of  529 Burchwood Circle was arrested Nov. 14 at 401 Main St. on a Henry County warrant for an unspecified charge.

    Joshua Lee Renfro, 28, of 566 Hawthorne Ave. was arrested Nov. 8 at that address and on a Jefferson County warrant for an unspecified charge.

    Debra Jordon, 55, of 5011 Black Falcon Way was arrested Nov. 7 at that address on a Shelby County warrant for an unspecified charge.

  • Court report: November 26, 2012

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong:

    Randy K. Bowlin, second-offense DUI – plead guilty – 20-day sentence, serve 7 days, balance conditionally discharged for 2 years, operator's license suspended for 12 months and $878 fine and costs.