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Cops & Courts

  • Shelby man back in jail for an evaluation

    LA GRANGE – A Shelbyville man charged with recruiting for the Southside Crips gang in Oldham County has been taken back into custody and will undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

    Thomas L. Wenz, 22, was indicted in December on charges of criminal gang recruitment, engaging in organized crime, unlawful transaction with a minor, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.

    Wenz pleaded not guilty to those charges on Dec. 19 and bailed out of the Oldham County Jail shortly after that court hearing.

  • Johnson's trial postponed again

    A court date for James Johnson, a former correctional officer with the Kentucky Correctional Institute for Women in Pewee Valley charged with sexually abusing inmates and related offenses, has been moved to next month.

    Johnson, 54, of Louisville, was to have had a jury trial starting Monday in Shelby Circuit Court, but he is scheduled for a disposition hearing for March 17.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports: Feb. 21, 2014

    DUI

     

    Antulo Sosa, 29, of 800 Main St. was arrested Jan. 16 at 309 8th St. and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, first offense and possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a vehicle. He was also served with a Shelby County warrant for an unstated charge.

  • Mount Eden ‘puppy mill:’ ‘No real issues’

    TAYLORSVILLE – Several concerned residents attended the Spencer County Fiscal Court meeting Monday night to express their concerns about an alleged Mount Eden puppy mill, asking Judge-Executive Bill Carr and the magistrates what the county is doing about the issue.

    “This is a black eye for Spencer County,” Taylorsville resident Sarah Bauer said during the public comment portion of the meeting.

  • Court report: Feb. 10, 2014

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

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

  • Rodriguez sentencing moved

    Sentencing for a man who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing his adoptive sister has been moved to later in the month.

    Jose A. Rodriquez, 24, of Louisville, was to have been sentenced Thursday in Shelby Circuit Court, but that event has been moved to Feb. 17. Court officials have no explanation for the move.

    Rodriquez, whose adoptive family lives in Shelby County, was indicted in December 2011 for first-degree sexual abuse for a child under 12 years old. The victim was his stepsister, Ashley Hilger.

  • Brothers charged with robbing couple at gunpoint

    Two Shelbyville brothers have been arrested and charged with robbing  a married couple at gunpoint in December

    Iran W. Dixon, 38, and Lafah K. Dixon, 35, were arrested Wednesday and charged with first-degree robbery.

    A Shelbyville Police report said that at 10 p.m. Dec. 26, the pair stopped a married couple that was driving though the parking lot of an apartment complex on Baker Drive. The couple had just left a Christmas party.

  • Sheriff's warrants Jan. 31, 2014

    Antonio Turner, 34, of 206 9th St. was arrested Dec. 2 at 401 Main St. on Shelby County warrants for operating on suspended or revoked operator’s license, failure to surrender revoked operator’s license, failure to maintain insurance, second offense, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (cocaine), second offense, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia (2 counts).

  • Court report: Jan. 27, 2014

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Julie Ann Bakke-Van, possession of marijuana – guilty – 7-day sentence and $154 costs.

    Nicholas Carreno, theft by unlawful taking/shoplifting – guilty – 30-day sentence and $154 costs.

  • Shelby man out of hospital after train wreck

    A Shelby County man who was injured critically Thursday evening when his pickup truck collided with a train near downtown Shelbyville has been released from the hospital.

    Ryan McBride was airlifted to the University of Louisville Medical Center after his truck was crushed by a Norfolk Southern train at about 5:30 p.m. in the area of 1st and Goodman streets.

    Robin Chapman, director of public relations for Norfolk Southern, said the train, which consisted of two engines and 66 cars, hauling mixed freight, struck a pickup truck at the crossing.