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Cops & Courts

  • Court report: March 26, 2012

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Garrett E. Walker, theft by unlawful taking/shoplifting – guilty – 60-day sentence.

    Erica F. Hinkle, excessive windshield/window tinting, rear license not illuminated and first-offense failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security – guilty – insurance monitoring for 12 months and $683 fine and costs, $400 conditionally discharged.

  • Court report: March 19, 2012

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Cesar Gomez, alcohol intoxication in a public place – guilty – $169 fine and costs.

    Stephanie L. Hardin, attempt theft by unlawful taking/shoplifting – guilty – $344 fine and costs.

    Everett Slattery II, first-offense DUI – guilty – operator's license suspended for 30 days and $728 fine and costs.

    Russell E. Nation Jr., harassment and resisting arrest – guilty – 60-day sentence and $144 costs.

  • Mount Eden man’s bail sends him to psych facility

    TAYLORSVILLE – A Mount Eden man facing attempted murder, assault and wanton endangerment charges has been released from custody and has admitted himself to a Louisville psychiatric hospital per the terms of his bond agreement.

  • Furloughed prisoner facing new charges

    A man on furlough from jail to make a payment toward court-ordered restitution instead paid a visit to a woman who bore him a child and allegedly threatened her, assaulted a male guest in her home and then twice sent police chasing after him.
     

    Bryan Cahoe, 23, was supposed to be collecting a tax check that would go toward his debt, but Shelbyville Police said that he climbed through an upstairs window at a house on Cherrywood Drive, went to the kitchen and got a butcher knife, then threatened the woman and assaulted her guest.

  • Former Collins teacher may plea to sex charges

    A former Collins teacher arrested last summer for sex abuse involving students was expected to enter a plea Monday in Shelby Circuit Court, but that has been postponed.

    Shannon Hirchert, a special needs teacher at Collins High School in 2010-11, was arrested in August 2011 and charged with six counts of first-degree sexual abuse and two counts of distributing obscene matter to minors dating back to fall 2010.

  • Bagdad woman gets new court date in theft case

    A Bagdad woman charged with embezzling $115,000 from her employer was given a new court date when she appeared in Shelby Circuit Court Monday for a disposition hearing.

    Circuit Judge Charles Hickman set a new court date of May 7 at 8:30 a.m. for Linda C. Poole, 57.

    She was indicted in February by a Shelby County Grand Jury on 20 counts related to thefts from Amen East, an auto salvage business in Bagdad.

  • Sheriff's reports April 4, 2012

    Theft

     

    Anthony D. Warford, 26, of 67 Arbor Green Lane was arrested Feb. 21 on 5th Street and charged with theft by unlawful taking.

     

    Domestic Violence

     

    Christopher C. Carter, 38, of 5092 Sulphur Road in New Castle was arrested Feb. 18 at 729 Maddox Onan Road and charged with fourth-degree assault, unlawful imprisonment, third-degree criminal mischief, arson and four counts of first-degree  wanton endangerment.

     

    Warrants

     

  • Mount Eden man pleads not-guilty in pistol-whipping

    TAYLORSVILLE – A Mount Eden man facing charges of attempted murder and wanton endangerment charges for allegedly pistol-whipping and assaulting a woman entered a not-guilty plea in Spencer County District Court on Friday.

  • Woman in ‘puppy mill’ case pleads to 1 count

    NEW CASTLE – During a pretrial hearing last week in Henry County Circuit Court, Terri L. Smith, 51, of Campbellsburg waived her right to a jury trial and entered a guilty plea to one count of second-degree cruelty to animals, a Class A misdemeanor.

    Smith, 51, had been charged with 218 counts of second-degree cruelty to animals in December, after Henry County officials raided the property she and her husband, Kenneth H. Smith, 71, shared on Allyson Lane in rural Henry County.

  • Shelby County Police Reports March 30, 2012

    DUI

    Carlos Mendez Hernandez, 33, of 221 A St. was arrested March 10 at 10th and Main streets and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicants, disregarding a traffic control device, no operator’s license and fleeing or evading police.

     

    Public Intoxication

    Robert C. Crawford, 38, of an unknown address was arrested March 2 at 10th and Washington streets and charged with public intoxication.