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Cops & Courts

  • Court allows Ethington Auto in Shelbyville to stay open while case on appeal

    Ethington Auto Sales in Shelbyville now has official approval from the courts that it will be able to stay open for business pending an appeal after having its dealership license revoked by the Kentucky Motor Vehicle Commission.

    That’s the word just in from Sam Carl, the attorney for the dealership’s owners, Donnie Ethington of Shelbyville and William Ledford of Somerset.

    Carl had said last week that Franklin Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate was considering whether to allow the dealership to remain open for the remainder of the appeal process.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments April 25, 2012

    Jennifer Boyer, 39, of 224 Lakeshore Drive in Simpsonville was indicted for flagrant nonsupport.

    James Robert Chesher Jr., 74, of 66 Zelcova Drive was indicted for first-degree sexual abuse.

    John Greer, 27, of 1579 Robin Road and Michael Sutherland, 28, of 1730 Village Lane were indicted for second-degree burglary, complicity, and theft by unlawful taking, complicity.

    Michael Sutherland, 28, of 1730 Village Lane was indicted for theft by unlawful taking.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports April 25, 2012

    DUI

    David A. Tipton, 51, of 2764 Case Drive in Pleasureville was arrested April 20 on Mount Eden Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicants, first offense, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Wrong-way trailer

  • Court report: April 25, 2012

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Alfonso Jaimes-Alanis, first-offense conspiracy to traffic in controlled substance – dismissed without prejudice.

    Christopher L. Norton, fourth-degree assault domestic violence no visible injury and second-degree burglary – dismissed without prejudice.

    Aaron Roselle, fraudulent use of credit card – guilty – 30-day sentence and $144 costs.

  • Man twice deported now headed to prison

    A man from Mexico previously deported and who returned to the country illegally was sentenced in federal court to 37 months in prison after he admitted he had threatened to shoot the owner of a Shelbyville restaurant.

    Joel Sanchez Ramos, 27, was sentenced Tuesday for being an undocumented resident in possession of a firearm, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s office in Lexington.

  • Bruner court date set for June 18

    A Taylorsville man charged with assaulting a Shelbyville woman last fall has received a new court date of June 18 for a disposition hearing in Shelby County Circuit Court.

    Mark Bruner, 38, was charged with assault in the beating of Denisse Escareno, 24, who was found barely breathing and severely beaten on the side of Mount Eden Road by passersby Nov. 5.

    Bruner was arrested 10 days later in Taylorsville.

  • Court report: April 16, 2012

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong:

    Stephanie C. Miller, speeding 22 mph over limit  operating on suspended/revoked operator's license – pleaded guilty – 30-day sentence probated for two years and $296 fines.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments April 18, 2012

    Charles E. Hawkins, 50, of 804 Sycamore Terrace was indicted for first-degree illegal possession of a controlled substance (cocaine), possession of drug paraphernalia, operating a motor vehicle on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, failure to wear a seat belt, failure to produce a registration receipt and operating a motor vehicle on an expired license plate.

    Jeff Schroader, 45, of 1644 West Drive in Murray was indicted for theft by unlawful taking over $500 and being a persistent felony offender.

  • Anderson man rejects plea offer on porn charges

    A Lawrenceburg man who told police he had “sexual desires for children” has rejected a plea offer from prosecutors on child pornography charges.

    Shelby County Commonwealth Attorney Laura Donnell said her office has been working on a plea agreement for Mark Hawks, which he turned down Monday in Shelby Circuit Court.

    “We’ve extended an offer, but he hasn’t accepted it,” Donnell said during a break in court proceedings. “That’s why he asked for a continuance.”