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Cops & Courts

  • Court report: December 28, 2011

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong:

    Ryan J. Little, speeding 13 mph over limit, failure to or improper signal, possession of marijuana, and first-offense DUI – plead guilty – 30-day sentence conditionally discharged for 2 years, operator's license suspended for 30 days and $1,001 fine and costs.

    Bobby J. Ritchie, failure to use child restraint device in vehicle – plead guilty – $394 fine and costs.

  • EARLIER: Beating victim found beside road is brain dead

    The woman beaten and left by the side of the road remains in a coma and needs a Christmas miracle if she is to survive, her friends and family say.

    Denisse Escareno remains in a coma at the University of Louisville, and her family is filled with despair over being told she is not expected to recover, her roommate, Melody Riddle, said Thursday.

    Riddle fought back tears as she talked about the girl who called her  “Mama.”

  • EARLIER: Parents of teen killed by police say they want answers

    The family of a Shelbyville teen shot and killed by police spoke publicly about the tragedy for the first time since it happened.

    Trey F. Williams, 18, a former Shelby County High School basketball player, was killed Nov. 19  inside his grandmother’s home on Clifton Court in Shelbyville during an altercation with two Shelbyville Police officers.

  • EARLIER: Animal raid in Henry shows legal issues

    EMINENCE – After a 6-month investigation of an alleged puppy mill operated by Terri and Kenneth Smith at 25 Allison Lane in rural Campbellsburg, the couple face 218 counts each of second-degree animal cruelty.
    Second-degree animal cruelty is a Class A misdemeanor, which carries a maximum sentence of 12 months in prison and $500 fine.

  • EARLIER: Embezzler Craig goes to jail, and Wills may follow her there

    Two of the biggest convicted embezzlers in the history of Shelby County were scheduled to go to court on Monday – one of them left for prison and the other appears headed there, too.

    Kelly Craig, who had pleaded guilty on five counts of stealing more than $10,000, left the new Shelby County Circuit Court Room in handcuffs after the 10-year prison sentence to which she had agreed was handed down stoically by Judge Charles Hickman.

  • William Kiser declared competent to stand trial

    A former Shelbyville business owner charged with stealing money from his own employee’s retirement fund has been found mentally competent to stand trial.

  • Jesse Andrew Loving; Felon Loving is on the lam

    A Shelbyville man whose rap (record of arrest) sheet has includedthe attempted murder of a deputy and armed robbery is on the lam.

    Jesse Andrew Loving, 21, of 7609 Hempridge Road was to be sentenced Monday on charges in connection with the robbery last year of Papa John’s Pizza in Shelbyville.

    “He was supposed to be sentenced today, but he has escaped,” Shelby County Commonwealth Attorney Laura Donnell said Monday.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports Dec. 21, 2011

    Drugs

    Charles E. Hoelsman, 28, of 57 Indian Springs Trace was arrested Dec. 6 at 20 Fairway Crossing and charged with possession of marijuana, second-degree possession of a controlled substance (drug unspecified), probation violation and public intoxication.

     

    DUI

  • UPDATED: Henry couple to face 218 counts each in animal abuse

    EMINENCE – U.S. Marshals have arrested a woman suspected of operating a large puppy mill in rural Campbellsburg.

  • EARLIER: Elusive Henry couple facing hundreds of animal-cruelty charges

    EMINENCE – Warrants have been issued for Terri and Ken Smith of Campbellsburg on 218 counts of animal cruelty each, said Dan Flinkfelt, animal control officer for Henry and Trimble counties.

    The couple’s whereabouts have been unknown since Monday evening, when Flinkfelt and local law enforcement officials raided their alleged puppy mill at 25 Allyson Lane in rural Campbellsburg.

    It is believed that the Smiths were selling some of the animals at the Shelby County Flea Market in Simpsonville.