Cops & Courts

  • New hearing set for Poole

    After her jury trial was postponed in April, Linda Poole, a Bagdad woman indicted for embezzling more than $110,000 from her employer, will head back to court July 22.

    She could make a plea at that time, prosecutors say.

    Poole, 57, was indicted on 11 counts of theft by unlawful taking of more than $10,000, two counts of theft by unlawful taking by disposition and seven counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument in connection with thefts from Amen East, an auto salvage business in Bagdad.

  • Prison correctional officer has new court date

    James Johnson, a correctional officer with the Kentucky Correctional Institute for Women in Pewee Valley who was charged last summer with sexual abuse of inmates, will appear July 3 for a pretrial conference in Shelby County Circuit Court.

    Johnson was given the new date at his status hearing in court Monday.

    Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Melanie Carroll had said last fall that she expected Johnson to make a plea agreement with her office but that arrangement did not materialize.

  • Shelby County Sheriff's Reports June 19, 2013


    Casey F. Jager, 28, of 849 Bass Lane was arrested April 9 on Benson Pike and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense, possession of marijuana, one headlight, rear license not illuminated, careless driving and failure of owner to maintain required insurance, first offense.

  • Man hospitalized in Sunday crash

    A Shelbyville man is listed in fair condition at the University of Louisville Hospital where he was taken after a single-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon.

    Robert L. Tingle, 66, was injured when he flipped his 2000 Nissan pickup on Interstate 64 at about 2:38 p.m. near Mile Marker 32, police said.

  • Court report: June 17, 2013

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Eric J. Chesser, second-degree criminal mischief, leaving scene of accident/failure to render aid or assistance and failure to report accident in excess of $500 – guilty – 12-month sentence conditionally discharged for 2 years and $179 fine and costs.

  • EARLIER: Shelby teen found drowned in Clear Creek

    A teenager who was last seen planning a night of fun at the Shelby County Fair was found facedown in a creek Monday morning by a railroad employee.

    Family members of Jackleen Lane, 15, of Bagdad told WAVE-Ch. 3 that when the teen told her brother, Josh Lane, of her plans to attend the fair on Saturday night that was the last conversation anyone had with her.

  • Frankfort man dies on I-64 in Shelby when truck crashes into garbage truck

    A Franklin County man was killed on I-64 yesterday when he ran into the back of another vehicle in his pickup truck.

    Kentucky State Police investigators have identified the victim as Charles E. Moore, 38, of Frankfort. KSP spokesperson Ron Turley said the fatal crash happened at 3:34 p.m. Thursday when Moore, who was traveling westbound on I-64, drove his Toyota pickup truck into the rear of a large recycling truck driven by William Gram of Indiana at about the 35 mile marker.

  • Court report: June 10, 2013

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong:

    David C. Brown, no operator's/moped license and first-offense failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance – pleaded guilty – 30-day sentence, serve 4 days, balance probated for 2 years and $893 fine and costs.

  • Shelby County Sheriff Reports June 12, 2013


    Christopher R. Hood, 29, of 1511 Brentwood Drive was arrested April 8 on Bellview Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense.

    Shawn Witt, 23, of 1350 Martin Nethery Road in Waddy was arrested March 31 on Washington Street and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicants and having an open alcoholic beverage container in a vehicle.



  • 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.