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Cops & Courts

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments March 14, 2014

    Russell Franklin was indicted for being a persistent felony offender.

    Benjamin Quintero Jr., 20, of 304 Shelby Manor was indicted for first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (cocaine), tampering with physical evidence and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Dustin T. Bynum, 21, of 1642 Juniper Drive was indicted first-degree burglary and unlawful transaction with a minor.

  • Taylorsville man gets 10-year sentence

    Brian S. Haddix of Taylorsville was sentenced to 10 years in prison for charges stemming from a routine traffic stop.

  • Court report: March 10, 2014

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Amanda Jo N Benavidez, first-offense failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security – guilty – insurance monitoring for 12 months and $643 fine and costs, $400 conditionally discharged.

  • Mount Eden woman defends her kennel

    MOUNT EDEN – Laura H. Pope, who operates Matrix Kennels and Kev-Lar Kennels in Mount Eden, says she is an animal lover who works hard to care for the 105 animals on her 111-acre property off of Van Buren Road.

    Pope explained her ex-brother-in-law, Kevin Bailey, owns the kennels and that she is the kennel manager. In an interview at her property on Feb. 21, Pope said a news report that aired in mid-February on WDRB-Ch. 41 in Louisville, describing her kennel as a puppy mill, was false.

  • Court report: March 4, 2014

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Christ Asberry, menacing and resisting arrest – guilty – 30-day sentence.

    John David Morgan, second-degree promoting contraband – guilty – 40-day sentence.

  • No injuries in I-64 crash

    No one was hurt in a single-vehicle crash on I-64 Monday, police said.

    Shelbyville Police said the accident happened at 4:30 p.m. when the driver of a Ford pickup truck lost control of the vehicle on the icy roadway, and flipped the truck, which landed on its top in the slow lane.

    The driver, who name is not yet available, was traveling eastbound on I-64 at mile marker 34 when the accident happened. Traffic was only backed up for a short time, and police opened the left lane of the roadway at 5 p.m.

  • Court report: Feb. 20, 2014

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Trixie N. Arzate, first-offense failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security – guilty – insurance monitoring for 12 months and $663 fine and costs, $400 conditionally discharged plus restitution.

  • Shelby man again ordered for competency hearing

    LA GRANGE – A Shelbyville man charged with engaging in organized crime with seven others in Oldham County continues to await a competency hearing before his case can move forward.

    La Grange Police originally arrested Casey Endicott, 18, in October on gang and drug charges, including conspiracy to commit murder.

    In December, seven other individuals, including Endicott’s brother and Shelbyville native Thomas Wenz, were indicted on several charges, although the most serious ones were dropped.

  • Bullitt police say Pleasureville man threatened schools

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – A domestic dispute has led to the arrest of a Pleasureville man.

    Randall Eugene Carman, 43, was taken into custody on Wednesday without incident by the Kentucky State Police and the Christian County Sheriff's Department.

    The arrest came after Carman had allegedly made threats directed at the staff of the Bullitt Alternative Center, located behind Bullitt Central High School.

  • Court report: Feb. 27, 2014

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong:

    Miguel E. Chavez, no operator's/moped license – pleaded guilty – 30-day sentence conditionally discharged for 2 years and $393 fine and costs.