Cops & Courts

  • Man arrested for stealing gas from sheriff

    Not even the sheriff himself is immune to being the target of theft, as Mike Armstrong found out recently.

    Armstrong in April apprehended Austin J. Simmons, 18, of Pleasureville after discovering Simmons allegedly stealing diesel fuel from a fuel tank, a sheriff’s report said.

    Simmons was in Armstrong’s driveway in a pickup truck at about 11 p.m. when the sheriff confronted him. When Armstrong tried to place Simmons under arrest, a struggle ensued, and Armstrong had to take Simmons to the ground in order to handcuff him, the report said.

  • Youth killed in ATV accident

    Police have ruled an all-terrain vehicle crash in which an 11-year-old Henry County boy died Thursday to be an accident.

    Dylan Chase Thurman of Eminence, whose mother and other family members live in Shelby County, was killed after the four-wheeler he was driving wrecked on his family’s farm, Kentucky State Police Detective Tim Moore said.

    “He was operating it by himself, and he was ejected,” Moore said.

  • Mediation to take place in harassment suit

    Shelby County Circuit Judge Charles Hickman granted a request Wednesday for mediation in a sexual harassment suit filed by a city employee.

    Hickman did not schedule a court date, but told attorneys for employee Debbie Clarke and Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer Commission and manager Tom Doyle, to confer and get back with him to schedule a date for the mediation.

  • Shelby woman in fair condition after head-on collision

    One person remains hospitalized in fair condition following a 2-vehicle, head-on collision Monday afternoon that sent both drivers and two passengers to the hospital.

    Penny Conner, a passenger in a vehicle driven by her husband, remains at the University of Louisville Medical Center. All others involved were treated and released following the collision at the intersection of Midland Trail and Old Finchville Road.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments June 5, 2013

    James Aaron Clark, 32, of 1097 Degaris Mill Road No. 21 in Georgetown was indicted for third-degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking, second-degree criminal trespass, theft by unlawful taking under $10,000 and theft by unlawful taking (firearm).

    April Delane Engler, 61, of 3672 St. John Road in Frankfort was indicted for theft by unlawful taking under $10,000.

    Brizuela Guadalupe, 36, of 171 Kentucky St. No. 6 was indicted Aug. 22 on 2 counts of making false statements/misrepresentations in order to receive public assistant benefits.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports June 5, 2013


    Janet Long, 40, of 1712 Dew St. in New Albany, Ind., was arrested May 31 on I-64 was charged with operating a motor vehicle under aggravating circumstances, first offense, driving on a DUI suspended license, giving a false name or address to an office and leaving the scene of an accident. She was also served with Franklin and Jefferson County warrants for unstated charges.


    Public Intoxication

  • Court report: June 3, 2013

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    James R. Florence, second-degree promoting contraband – guilty – 90-day sentence.

    Melvin Gaines, Jr., theft by unlawful taking/shoplifting – guilty – 10-day sentence.

  • Four sent to hospital after accident on Midland Trail

    Four people were hospitalized and traffic was backed up for hours Monday afternoon following a multivehicle collision at the intersection of Midland Trail and Old Finchville Road.

    Three persons were transported to University of Louisville Medical Center and the fourth to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville.

    The accident involving the driver of a red Ford Explorer and a family of three in a navy Scion occurred around 4 p.m.

  • Ethington pays $25 fine for lost title

    Donnie Ethington, a longtime Shelbyville auto dealer who has continued to be the focus of legal assault for the way he has operated his business, agreed to pay a $25 fine for his latest and perhaps final offense.

    Ethington paid the fine in Shelby District Court on Thursday for an offense he incurred in March of not having provided a title to a customer in a timely manner.

  • Passenger ‘satisfactory’ in cycle wreck

    Kaylee M. Bass, 22, on Thursday remained at the University of Louisville Hospital, where she is listed in satisfactory condition after a motorcycle accident Tuesday afternoon on U.S. 60. Bass was a passenger on the motorcycle, driven by Jacob Randell Dunbar, 23, that ran into the back of a pickup truck driven by Justin Barnes, 18, of Henry County, near the intersection of U.S. 60 and KY 55.

    Dunbar was hospitalized at UofL but has been released.

    Barnes was not injured.

    Bass and Dunbar are both from Louisville.