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Cops & Courts

  • Court report: June 18, 2012

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Hernan Alegria, second-degree forgery – dismissed without prejudice.

    Amada Cruz, second-degree criminal possession forged instrument – dismissed without prejudice.

    Manuel Cruz-Moreno, second-degree criminal possession forged instrument – dismissed without prejudice; second-degree disorderly conduct – guilty – 90-day sentence conditionally discharged for 2 years and $394 fine and costs.

  • EARLIER: Dead couple hadn’t been seen for weeks

    Mail was piled outside an apartment door that held a late-rent note, and apparently no one had seen the residents for weeks, so it wasn’t until a foul odor drew authorities inside that a quiet couple was found dead in Simpsonville.

    That discovery on Friday afternoon stunned neighbors on the short, dead-end street where David McGee, 53, and his wife, Donna, 42, had lived for 14 years.

  • Crime Stoppers seeks info on theft from Ferrell’s

    The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with Crime Stoppers, is seeking information about a theft from Ferrell’s Heating and Air-Conditioning in Clay Village that took place April 26.

    The business is located on Frankfort Road. At that time, several items were stolen, including scrap copper, four aluminum wheels and two tanks of gas. 

    A video surveillance photo was taken by the company’s security cameras at the time of the theft, and Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying the person in the photo.

  • Shelbyville man arrested for sexual abuse of child

    A Shelbyville man is in jail, charged with sexual abuse of a child.

    Francisco Hernandez Morales, 42, of 630 10th St., was arrested June 14 on 10th Street and charged with first-degree sexual abuse of a victim under 12 years of age.

    The arrest report by Shelbyville Police said the abuse is alleged to have taken place in a house in which Morales was renting a room from the child’s mother.

  • Man arrested for sodomy of mentally disabled adults

    A Shelbyville man has been arrested on sex charges involving two mentally disabled adults.

    Nils C. Hamilton, 23, of 102 Hazel Lawn Ave. was arrested May 31 at 722 Brown Ave. and charged with two counts of first-degree sodomy of a physically helpless adult who is incapable of giving consent [to sexual activity].

    The arrest report, by Shelbyville Police, said Hamilton committed the offenses while acting as a caregiver for the victims in July 2011 in Shelby County.

  • Shelby County Goldsmith murder case continued

    Marcus Goldsmith, charged with murder and other offenses in the March 16 stabbing death of Keith Jackson, was one of many high profile cases in Shelby Circuit Court Monday.

    Goldsmith, 53, received a new court date of Aug. 20 for a status conference.

    He 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.

  • Olvera-Landaverde arraigned on drugs, weapons charges

    A man who was charged with the largest marijuana bust ever in Shelby County and mysteriously set free by federal authorities and then was arrested again June 8, was arraigned Monday in Shelby Circuit Court.

    Enrique Olvera-Landaverde, 51, who was re-indicted by a Shelby County Grand Jury on April 18 for trafficking in marijuana over 5 pounds and was arrested at his home in Southville, has received a new court date of Aug. 9 for a disposition hearing.

  • Shelbyville PD adds 2 officers

    The Shelbyville Police Department has hired two new police officers who will begin patrol duties immediately.

    Kelly Maloney and Brian Beeler were sworn in Thursday morning by District Judge Donna Dutton in the community room of the police station at Main and 3rd streets.

    “We’re always happy to swear in good officers, and it’s an especially good day to be able to swear in two at once,” she said, after the ceremony.

  • No one injured in tour bus wreck in Bagdad

    No one was injured when this Toby Tours bus from Louisville ran off the road on Cedarmore Road late Monday afternoon. Bagdad Fire Chief Rusty Newton said the passengers, who were on their way to Cedarmore Camp, were transferred to another bus without incident.

  • Shelby County Sheriff Reports June 15, 2012

    DUI

    Patrick J. Buckley, 26, of 1052 Lake Placid Drive in Toms River, N.J., was arrested June 1 on Aristocrat Court and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol under aggravating circumstances, first offense, disregarding a stop sign, first-degree wanton endangerment, failure to produce an insurance card and leaving the scene of an accident/failure to render aid or assistance.