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Cops & Courts

  • EARLIER: Beloved Shelby educator, son die in Florida wreck

    A Shelbyville family is still reeling from the shock and horror of losing a mother, a beloved educator, and a son in a terrible traffic accident in Florida on Saturday morning.

    Just after 6 a.m., Carolyn Phillips was driving her husband and three sons north on State Road 73 near Marianna., Fla., when a Ford Explorer came across the center line and struck their 2007 Volkswagen Passat head-on, sending it airborne and off the roadway, where it came to rest upside down.

  • Court report: August 5, 2011

    District Court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Fernando Alvarez-Nieto, reckless driving, first-offense aggravator DUI, no operator's/moped license, and failure to or improper signal – guilty – 10-day sentence, operator's license suspended for 120 days and $828 fine and costs.

    Todd S. Benson, one headlight and operating on suspended/revoked operator's license – guilty – 30-day sentence, serve 4 days, balance conditionally discharged for 2 years and $163 fine and costs.

  • Spat over boyfriend turns hot, physical

    What started out as feud between two women involved in a love triangle has come to blows, police say.

    It all began March 31 when Marica L. Payne, 24, of Shelbyville, was charged with arson for setting fire to a car belonging to another woman, in what a report by Shelbyville Police describes as a conflict about a “mutual love interest.”

  • Spat over boyfriend turns hot, physical

    What started out as feud between two women involved in a love triangle has come to blows, police say.

    It all began March 31 when Marica L. Payne, 24, of Shelbyville, was charged with arson for setting fire to a car belonging to another woman, in what a report by Shelbyville Police describes as a conflict about a “mutual love interest.”

  • Collins teacher arrested on sex charges

    Shannon Hirchert, a special needs teacher at Collins High School, was arrested and charged Wednesday with six counts of first-degree sexual abuse and two counts of distributing obscene matter to minors dating back to fall 2010.
    Hirchert, 42, of La Grange was released Wednesday night on $5,000 bond.
    Shelby County Sheriff's Detective Jason Rice said investigators believe the sexual conduct was consensual, but it falls under KRS statute 510.110, the charge of sexual abuse first degree when a person is in a position of authority or special trust, which includes teachers.

  • Crime Stoppers needs info on Walmart theft

    Crime Stoppers and the Shelby County Sheriff’s office are asking for help in identifying a suspect who took nearly $10,000 worth of items from Walmart in Shelbyville.

    On Friday, a man entered the Shelbyville Walmart at 4:31 a.m. and exited the store with nearly $9,500 in merchandise from the electronics department.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments: Aug. 3, 2011

    Mark S. Hawks, 55, of 402 Secretariat Drive in Lawrenceburg was indicted on 40 counts of first-degree distribution of a matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor, a Class D felony.

    Marcia L. Payne, 24,  of 84 Illinois Ave. was indicted for 3rd-degree arson, a Class D felony.

    Darrell A. Walker, 48, of 83 Apple Tree Way was indicted for first-degree burglary, a Class B felony and second-degree assault, a Class C felony.

  • Penis amputation case back in court

    A pretrial conference for a man who says his penis was amputated without his consent is set for at 10:30 a.m. today in Shelby Circuit Court.

    In January, Circuit Judge Charles Hickman rescheduled a jury trial for Aug. 19 for Waddy resident Phillip Seaton, who is suing the surgeon who in 2008 amputated his penis.

    Hickman had postponed the original trial on Jan. 10 because of a concern that a newspaper article published a few days earlier could have influenced the jury pool.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports Aug. 3, 2011

    DUI

    Winona J. Gregory, 44, of 12 Park Ave. in Elsmere was arrested July 27 at 704 Mount Eden Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol under aggravating circumstances.

     

    Alcohol Intoxication

    Nathan W. Brandenburg, 20, of 5686 Finchville Road was arrested July 30 on the 3000th block of Mount Eden Road and charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place and disorderly conduct.

  • 2 residents injured during burglary

    Police are asking for help in locating the person who broke into a residence in the Midland Trail area and shot and injured two residents there.

    In the early morning hours on Sunday someone broke into a house at 66 Autumn Ridge Drive, said Maj. D. Goodwin of the Shelbyville Police Department.

    Four residents were at home: Ramon Moto, 38, Enohe Moto, 34, Marooqueo Perez, 29, and Almondo Perez, 30.

    When the intruder entered, Goodwin said, a fight ensued, and one of the residents was shot, and another was assaulted.