Cops & Courts

  • One motorcyclist injured, another arrested on I-64

    Two Fort Campbell soldiers riding motorcycles together through Shelby County recently hit a spot of trouble when one of them hit a car and wrecked his bike and the other ended up in jail, police say.

    Kentucky State Police spokesman Ron Turley said the accident happened as the two were headed westbound on I-64 June 30 at a high rate of speed.

    “He [Trooper Jack Hedges] clocked them doing ninety-six, but he said at one time they were running as fast as one hundred thirty miles an hour,” Turley said.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports July 11, 2012


    Christopher E. Cole, 36, of 130 Hall-Abney Road in Irvine, was arrested July 1 at 20 Fairway Crossing and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense and an instructional permit violation.



    Matthew S. Johnson, 28, of 752 Marian Village Apartments was arrested July 4 on Short Street and charged with first-degree robbery.

    Guthrie Ford, 67, of 815 Bland Ave. No. 3 was arrested July 3 at 309 9th St. and charged with second-degree robbery.


  • Convenience store broken into on Main Street

  • Shelbyville man arrested for shooting at wife’s car

    Kentucky State Police have arrested a Shelbyville man in connection with shooting at a vehicle in which his wife was riding.

    Alex D. Claypool, 23, is charged with first-degree wanton endangerment and tampering with physical evidence.

    Kentucky State Police spokesperson Ron Turley said troopers responded to a domestic altercation on Zaring Mill Road on Monday and discovered that Claypool had fired a handgun at a car in which his wife was attempting to leave, shooting its tires.

  • Altercation at mud bog leaves 1 man hospitalized

    What started out as a random punch thrown between two men at the Mount Eden Mud Bog on Saturday night turned into a drunken brawl that ended with one man being air-lifted to the University of Louisville.

    Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputy Shawn Cresap said the blow knocked the man out, and that when he started to come to and was trying to get up, he was flailing his legs and inadvertently kicked a woman.

    When she complained to someone that she had been kicked, the incident escalated and several people became involved at that point.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments July 4, 2012

    Donte L. Hayden, 42, of 800 Village was indicted for first-degree illegal possession of a controlled substance (cocaine), operating a motor vehicle on a suspended operator’s license, failure to maintain insurance and disregarding a stop sign.

    Christopher J. Sharp, 19, of 1214 Frankfort Road was indicted for theft by unlawful taking (auto).

    Taressa P. Woolums, 45, of 3200 Sweet Owen Road in Owenton was indicted for theft by unlawful taking (over $10,000) and theft of identity of another without consent.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports July 4, 2012



    Dana C. Lucas, 38, of 4320 Nanveen Drive in Louisville was arrested June 13 at 612 10th St. and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicants, first offense, possession of drug paraphernalia and tampering with physical evidence.




  • Shelby man faces meth charges

    TAYLORSVILLE – A Shelby County man facing methamphetamine-related charges will have his case heard by a Spencer County grand jury.

    Eric D. Adams, 37, of Bonnie Brae Drive in Shelby County appeared in Spencer District Court on June 22 for a preliminary hearing, and his case was waived to the grand jury.

    Adams is charged with manufacturing methamphetamine – first offense, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) – first offense, and buying/possessing drug paraphernalia.

  • Shelby man pleads guilty on sex charges

    A Shelbyville man, Carlos Juan Sapon, 24, who was arrested in August on charges of incest, rape and sexual abuse, has pleaded guilty to some of those charges.

    Shelby County Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Melanie Carroll said Commonwealth Attorney Laura Donnell has recommended no probation for Sapon.

    She added that Sapon was to have gone to trial Monday on those charges, but he accepted a plea agreement instead at the last moment.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments June 29, 2012

    Anthony W. Manning, 26, of 103 Spring St. in Simpsonville, was indicted for third-degree burglary and theft of a controlled substance.

    Jacob C. Browning, 20, of 1038 Pleasureville Road was indicted for receiving stolen property under $10,000 and receiving stolen property under $500.

    Cody O. Tucker, 25, of 97 Brookview Drive and Stephanie Tucker, 19, of 97 Brookview Drive were indicted for second-degree burglary (complicity) and second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor.