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Cops & Courts

  • Court report: Nov. 10 and 16, 2015

    District Court

    Arturo Garcia-Gaspar, operating motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/ drugs, no operator's license, failure of owner to maintain required insurance – guilty – 120 day license suspension, 5 day sentence, $1,228 in fines and court costs.

    Alicia Kraft, disorderly conduct (2nd degree) –guilty – 5-day sentence, $164 fine.

  • Jury trial set for 2016 for Anglin

    A date has been set for a jury trial for a former Shelby County High School payroll manager charged with embezzling more than a half million dollars.

    Benita Anglin, a former payroll manager for Shelby County Public Schools who was arrested in August 2014, two days after she was indicted for embezzling hundreds of thousands from the school district, has a trial scheduled for March 14, 2016.

  • Break-in at Simpsonville PD, $30K stolen

    Simpsonville Police Chief Chip Minnis has expressed outrage over a break-in at the Simpsonville Police Department headquarters early Friday morning.

    "Whoever did this, they have crossed the line," he said. "We will be seeking the maximum penalty when they are apprehended."

    Reportedly missing is about $30,000 in cash, narcotics and guns.

    KSP has started an investigation, but police officials are saying it’s too early to know exactly what is missing. A complete audit of the office’s evidence locker is underway.

  • Two indicted on sex charges

    A Shelbyville woman and her boyfriend who were arrested in August on several felony offenses connected with child pornography involving young children have been indicted on those charges.

  • King gets new court date

    Jenny King of Shelby County, a longtime former finance officer for the Shelby County Fiscal Court, charged with embezzling more than $23,000, has received a new court date of Jan. 4.

    King, charged with stealing the money from the county’s general fund over an 18-month period from April 2013 to December 2014, received the new hearing date at her disposition hearing in Shelby Circuit Court on Monday. The new date is also for a disposition hearing.

  • Augustine to head back to court Jan. 4

    Theresa M. Augustine, 46, of Shelbyville, a former assistant administrator and firefighter

    who was indicted in February on theft-related charges, received a new court date of Jan. 4.

    Augustine received the new date at her disposition hearing in Shelby Circuit Court on Monday. The new date will also be for a disposition hearing.

    Augustine was indicted on charges of theft by unlawful taking $10,000 or more, but less than $100,000, as well as abuse of public trust in connection with that amount.

  • Jury trial for father and son cancelled

    A jury trial scheduled Thursday for a father and son charged with a shooting on Labor Day 2014 in Martinsville did not take place due to a conflict with another trial, said prosecutors.

    John M. Dixie, 66, and John A. Dixie, 43, were originally charged with attempted murder, but the charge was amended to first-degree assault when the pair were indicted in December.

  • Jury trial set for father, son charged with assault

    A jury trial is scheduled for a father and son charged with a shooting on Labor Day 2014 in Martinsville.

    John M. Dixie, 66, and John A. Dixie, 43, were originally charged with attempted murder, but it was later amended to first-degree assault when the pair were indicted in December.

    The majority of jury trials do not take place, due to plea agreements being worked out beforehand, but Shelby County Commonwealth Attorney Laura Witt said she expects this one to move forward.

    “It’s our plan to go to trial,” she said.

  • Attorney pleads not guilty to assault charges

    Shelbyville attorney James Tim Crawford pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Tuesday in Shelby District Court to charges of second-degree assault.

    “I expect to be fully exonerated,” he said upon leaving the courtroom.

    Crawford had been arrested in September for allegedly pistol-whipping a man earlier in the month.

    According to a police report, Crawford, 55, was charged with 2nd degree assault after allegedly striking a man in the face with a pistol on Sept. 13 at 3:30 a.m.

  • Shelby County Sheriff’s Warrants

    Dale Spinks, 29, of 141 Versailles Road in Lawrenceburg was arrested Aug. 20 at 501 Main St. on a Shelby County warrant for failure to wear a seat belt, first-degree fleeing or evading police in a motor vehicle, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicants under aggravating circumstances, 3rd offense, failure to notify the Department of Transportation of an address change, fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) and second-degree imprisonment.