Cops & Courts

  • Shelby County Sheriff Reports, July 12, 2013


    Terry L. Hatton, 33, of 974 Trout Lane was arrested May 26 on Frankfort Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs under aggravating circumstances, first offense, third-degree criminal mischief, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to render aid or assistance, failure to produce an insurance card and careless driving.

  • Court report: July 8, 2013

    District Court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong:

    Monica L. Keith, alcohol intoxication in a public place – pleaded guilty – $179 fine and costs.

  • Court report: July 1, 2013

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Jeremy D. Bender, speeding 14 mph over limit and operating on suspended/revoked operator's license – guilty – $446 fine and costs.

  • Police searching for missing Mount Eden teen

    Police are searching for a missing Mount Eden girl whose father said she apparently took off with a 19-year-old man.

    Officials at the Spencer County Sheriff’s Office said that around noon Wednesday the girl’s father, John Ray, of 165 Goodlett Road, had been able to track the 19-year-old’s cell phone to a location off Anderson City Road, about six miles west of Lawrenceburg.

  • Bruner heads for trial date

    Mark Bruner, charged with the brutal beating in 2011 of a woman left by the side of the road, was given a new hearing date of Sept. 9 by Shelby Circuit Court on Monday.

    Bruner will face charges of first-degree assault in a trial scheduled for Sept. 30, but a series of preliminary hearings leading up to the trial are standard procedure as the date draws near.

    His trial, previously set for March, had been postponed because some needed paperwork was not in place, but that situation has been corrected.

  • Shelby County Sheriff's Reports July 3, 2013


    Christopher R. Shafer, 37, of 3444 Aiken Road was arrested May 3 on Aiken Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, first offense.

    Gregory W. Newlin, 38, of 1214 Goldfinch Court in Titusville, Fla., was arrested May 5 on Buck Creek Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, first offense, operating on suspended or revoked operator’s license and improper registration plates.

  • Inmate sues jail after being burned

    A former Shelby County inmate has a lawsuit pending in federal court, claiming he was burned with hot water by another inmate.

    Robert Medley, a former Lawrenceburg resident who was being housed for Anderson County at the Shelby County Detention Center, filed a federal lawsuit June 7 against both Anderson and Shelby county officials, including judge-executives, jailers and others, claiming that he was burned by another inmate while incarcerated in Shelby County in June 2012.

  • EARLIER: No drugs found in drowned girl’s system

    The mystery of how Jackleen Lane came to be lying drowned in Clear Creek for three days became more curious Monday, when a coroner’s toxicological report revealed no drugs in her system.

    Shelby County Deputy Coroner Jeff Ivers said that tests determined that Lane, 15, who was spotted by a railroad employee June 17 near 1st and Goodman streets in Shelbyville, had not ingested drugs before her death. Tests for alcohol were inconclusive because her body was in the water for approximately three days before she was found.

  • EARLIER: Memorial service for Shelby County teen kept private

    The spirit of Jackleen Lane, a teenage girl who died tragically last week, lives on in the memory of her friends and loved ones who attended a memorial remembrance service for her on Wednesday.

    Elizabeth Pulliam, director of Shelby Prevention, an organization that focuses on striving to keep kids off drugs and alcohol, held the service Wednesday for Lane, 15, of Bagdad, at the Shelby County Extension Office on Frankfort Road in order to help Lane’s friends deal with their grief and to provide counseling if they should wish it.

  • Court report: June 24, 2013

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong:

    Tira D. Ashby, theft by deception – guilty – $184 costs.