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Cops & Courts

  • Court report: May 30, 2012

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong:

    Mark T. Cranmer, failure to comply with sex offender registration – dismissed without prejudice.

    Holly C. Nation, receiving stolen property – plead guilty – 12-month sentence conditionally discharged for two years, $144 costs plus restitution.

    John A. Patterson, first-offense DUI – plead guilty – 22-day sentence, operator's license suspended for 30 days and $728 fine and costs.

  • EARLIIER: Case is back on in huge pot bust in Southville

    A man who was charged with the largest marijuana bust ever in Shelby County and inexplicably set free by federal authorities has been indicted again on those same charges.

    Enrique Olvera-Landaverde, 51, was indicted by a Shelby County Grand Jury on April 18 for trafficking in marijuana over 5 pounds.

  • EARLIER: Woman’s death at Lake Shelby likely a ‘horrible accident’

    Fish and Wildlife officials investigating why a woman died at Lake Shelby on May 12 say they don’t expect charges to be filed and that likely this was just a “horrible accident.”

    On Mother’s Day weekend, Amanda Frank, 34, her son, Patrick, 12, and a friend, Shane Jump, all of Louisville, were on a fishing outing near where the lake takes its northern bend toward the bridge at Freedom’s Way when their 15-foot 1982 Skeeter fiberglass boat began to fill up with water.

  • 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.