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Cops & Courts

  • Ethington Auto case rescheduled for November

    The owners of Ethington Auto have been given a new district court date in November to face charges brought against them last summer involving improper paperwork on vehicles, allowing their appeal of losing their business license to be processed first.

    Donnie Ethington, of Shelbyville, 71, and William Ledford, 85, were charged with 169 counts for failure to process paperwork properly on the sale of autos, and they will head back to district court at 1 p.m. Nov. 2 for their final pre-trial conference. The trial is set for 9 a.m. Nov. 15,

  • Porn case postponed as bargain continues

    A Lawrenceburg man who told police he had “sexual desires for children” was given a new court date in Shelby Circuit Court on Monday

    Mark Hawks, 50, had his case rescheduled from last month to June 19 because prosecutors still were working on negotiating a plea offer on child pornography charges.

    Shelby Circuit Judge Charles Hickman said that he did not intend to let the case go very much longer without being resolved.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments May 23, 2012

    Desmond C. Sebring, 18, of 436 Midland Blvd., Marcus Box, 19, of 158 Maple Lane in Eminence and Jacob Milburn, 23, of 511 Willow Wood Apartments were indicted for first-degree robbery, complicity.

    Kenneth Downey, 20, of 1016 Amanda Drive, Marcus Box, 19, of 158 Maple Lane in Eminence and Donnie Lane, 20, of 1016 Amanda Lane were indicted for third-degree burglary, complicity and first-degree criminal mischief.

    Enrique Olvera-Landaverde, 51, of 738 Southville Pike was indicted for trafficking in marijuana.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports May 23, 2012

    Domestic Violence

    Levi Garrett Cochran, 30, of 413 Sycamore Terrace was arrested May 11 at 804 Sycamore Terrace and charged with fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) with no visible injury and alcohol intoxication in a public place, first and second offense.

     

    Drugs

  • Court report: May 23, 2012

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Eved C. Cardona, first-offense failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance – guilty – insurance monitoring for 12 months and $643 fine and costs, $400 conditionally discharged.

    Raymond B. Medley, possessing open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle and second-offense aggravator DUI – guilty – 28 days home incarceration program, operator's license suspended for 12 months and $913 fine and costs.

  • EARLIER: 3 dead after SUV fails to merge lanes in Simpsonville

    Kentucky State Police are continuing to investigate an accident on Interstate 64 early Saturday morning that left three members of an Indiana family dead and another hospitalized.

    Shelby County Deputy Coroner Jeff Ivers said he pronounced  Gabriel Alva Chacon, 29, dead at the scene, and his wife, Regina K. Alva Chacon, 36, was pronounced dead at the University of Louisville hospital. Her brother, Jamie Alva Chacon, 21, was also dead at the scene.

  • Shelby County Sheriff Reports May 18, 2012

    DUI

    Rolando P. Gomez, 25, of 3717 35th Ave. in Northport, Ala., was arrested March 31 on Old Brunerstown Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, first offense, no operator's license, failure to maintain required insurance, first offense and reckless driving.

  • Barn burns on Woodlawn

    This barn at 2541 Woodlawn Drive burned down Wednesday night at about 8 p.m.

    The barn, which belonged to Billy Ray Bohannon, had housed four heifers, but he said he got them out unharmed. No one was injured in the blaze that Bohannon said he thought was electrical in nature. A historic barn beside the one that burned was undamaged, though a silo beside the burned barn was scorched.

  • Court report: May 14, 2012

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong:

    Jonathan K. Hardy, first-degree criminal mischief – dismissed without prejudice.

    Alfonso Jaimes-Alaniz, first-offense DUI, no operator's/moped license and failure to produce insurance card – plead guilty – 30-day sentence, operator's license suspended for 120 days and $1,078 fine and costs.

  • Shelbyville Police to crack down on parking, seat-belt violators

    Shelbyville Police say they are about to crack down on those who park their cars illegally and motorists who are not wearing seat belts.

    Officers now are enforcing the 2-hour parking only regulations in the downtown area, and those who don’t comply will be fined.

    “The parking regulation signs have been posted; enforcement will begin immediately,” SPD Community Resource Officer Istvan Kovacs said.

    Vehicles parked in excess of the posted 2-hour limit will be issued a citation.