Cops & Courts

  • Murder charges amended in truck case

    A murder charge against a man in a tractor-trailer accident last year has been amended to second-degree manslaughter – but he’s back in jail for violating his bond.

    Lonnie Monroe, 44, of Shelbyville had been arrested Sept. 24 by Kentucky State Police and charged with murder in the death of James Jacob, 38, but on Oct. 4 that charge was amended to a Class C felony, which carries a penalty of 5 to 10 years in prison.

  • EARLIER: Coach/auto dealer faces charges for felony theft

    Roy T. Bailey Jr., the baseball coach at Collins High School, will be arraigned Tuesday on a felony theft charge related to an automobile sales business he owns.

    A criminal complaint was served on Bailey, 45, of Burks Branch Road on Oct. 31, charging him with theft by failure to make required disposition of property, according to court records.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments

    Balla Gueye, 47, of Shelby County Detention Center was indicted for flagrant nonsupport.

    Joseph Howard, 19, of 924 Plainview Drive was indicted for first-degree wanton endangerment and third-degree criminal mischief.

    Randy A. Bolin, 34, of 146 Veechdale Road in Simpsonville was indicted for receiving stolen property under $10,000.

    Juan R. Mejia, 46, of unknown address was indicted for third-degree rape.

    David R. Solace, 34, of 265 Rockbridge Road was indicted for second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.

  • Shelby County Sheriff Reports, Nov. 7, 2012


    Tracy M. Hardin, 38, of 2927 Bank St. in Louisville was served Oct. 1 at the Shelby County Detention Center with four Jefferson County warrants of an unspecified nature.

    James V. Denton, 24, of 1152 McCormack Road in Waddy was served Oct. 1 at the Shelby County Detention Center on a Shelby County warrant for contempt of court libel/slander resistance to order.

  • Plea expected from child porn suspect

    LAWRENCEBURG – A Lawrenceburg man charged last year with 70 felony counts of possessing and distributing child pornography is expected to enter a plea when he appears today in Anderson Circuit Court.

    Mark Hawks, 55, was indicted in July of 2011 after investigators with the Kentucky State Police determined he was viewing, downloading and sharing child pornography from his Secretariat Drive home.

  • Ethington agrees to pay $1,504 in fines

    A year and a half after being charged with hundreds of criminal counts for how he managed Ethington Auto, the owner of that dealership has been fined and won’t be facing jail time.

    Donnie Ethington, 71, accepted a plea agreement Friday in Shelby District Court from special appointed prosecutor Jenny Harrod of Henry County, in which 142 of the 169 counts of failure to process paperwork properly on the sale of autos were dismissed.

    Ethington pleaded guilty to 27 counts of failing to give a title to the purchasers of cars he sold.

  • KSP honors 2 Shelby women

  • Court report: Oct. 30, 2012

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Matthew Eckert:

    Nikoli Lazo Conrad, theft by unlawful taking/shoplifting – pleaded guilty – 6-day sentence and $184 costs.

    Dennis F. Rogers, receiving stolen property – pleaded guilty – 60-day sentence.

    Rickey A. Holcond, theft by unlawful taking/shoplifting – pleaded guilty – $484 fine and costs.

    Steven Wayne Martin, alcohol intoxication in a public place – pleaded guilty – $204 fine and costs.

  • Shelby County Sheriff Reports Oct. 31, 2012



    Michael R. Carey Jr., 35, of 198 Ivy Lane was arrested Oct. 14 on Taylorsville Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense, possession of a controlled substance and tampering with physical evidence.

  • EARLIER: Deputies investigating alleged dog shooting

    The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an unusual incident near Simpsonville on Sunday in which residents said that several dogs were shot to death at the direction of their owner.

    Shelby County Animal Control Director Rusty Newton said he could not release any information about the incident, but he did confirm the sheriff’s office is working on the case.