Cops & Courts

  • Court report: November 2, 2011

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong:

    Russell E. Nation, second-offense DUI – plead guilty – 6-month sentence, serve 30 days, balance probated for 2 years, operator's license suspended for 12 months and $878 fine and costs.

    Joshua A. Stepp, improper passing and first-offense DUI – plead guilty – operator's license suspended for 30 days and $778 fine and costs.

  • Shelby teen faces charges in Missouri

    A 17-year-old Shelbyville boy faces charges in Kansas City, Mo., after he was found naked in bed with a 6-year-old girl, according to news sources in Kansas City.

    Kansas City police have charged him with second-degree burglary, and he was accused of having the intent of committing sexual misconduct.

    Some media outlets reported the name of the teenager, but because he is a minor and the information could not be corroborated by official sources, The Sentinel-News is withholding the identity.

  • Shelbyville man charged with impersonating officer

    A Shelbyville man was arrested Wednesday night and charged with a variety of offenses, including impersonating a police officer.

    Kentucky State Police Trooper Eddie Whitworth pulled over Travis Beckley, 22, on Main Street in Shelbyville at 11 p.m., after having seen Beckley fail to stop at a stop sign at Henry Clay and 1st streets, police said.

    Whitworth said Beckley told him he was a Shelby County sheriff’s deputy and was undergoing criminal justice training.

  • Shelby County Sheriff Reports Oct. 28, 2011



    Fernado Garcia-Gonzalez, 22, of 171 Kentucky St. was arrested Sept. 4 on Taylorsville Road and charged with operating a motor a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense, careless driving, failure to maintain insurance and no operator’s license.

  • Thousands taken in break-in on Benson

    More than $8,000 worth of property was stolen from a home on Benson Pike early in the month.

    Between Oct. 5 and Oct. 9, in the 6100 block of Benson Pike, someone broke into a residence by using forced entry through the front door.

    Property stolen included several rifles and shotguns, jewelry and a jewelry box, musical instruments, a coke can coin bank, a weed eater with a metal blade, a Western roping saddle, a compound bow, and a black powder pistol.

  • Shelby County Sheriff's Reports Oct. 26, 2011



    Kenneth Riddle, 47, of 435 E.  Brandies Ave. in Louisville was served Sept. 6 at the Detention Center with a Jefferson County warrant for flagrant nonsupport.

    Amelia F. Meadows, 50, of 635 Booker Pike was arrested Sept. 6 on 5th Street on a Henry County warrant for probation violation on a misdemeanor offense.

    Robert Mitchell Spangler, 58, of 406 Pine Creek Road in Mayking  was served Sept. 8 at the Detention Center with a Virginia warrant for being a fugitive from another state.

  • Court report 10/26/11

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Kevin Delahanty:

    Kristopher L. Bryant, operating on suspended/revoked operator's license – pleaded guilty – 10-day sentence, serve 5 days and $393 fine and costs.

    Edy A. Arturo, failure to wear seat belts, no operator's/moped license and first-offense failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance – pleaded guilty – 30-day sentence conditionally discharged for 2 years and $918 fine and costs.

  • Police seeking homeless woman with mental issues

    Police are looking for a woman who has been making threatening phone calls to various police agencies throughout the state.

    Kentucky State Police say they believe that the woman, Beverly Jean Feathers, 52, who they think is living in her car, could be in this area, or possibly in the Jefferson, Fayette or Rowan County areas. 

  • I-64 shut down by 2 crashes

    A crash on Interstate 64 Thursday night shut down the highway in both directions.

    The accident caused such a traffic tie-up because it involved two semi-tractor trailers and a pickup truck that crashed on both sides of interstate at the same time at the 35th mile marker, which is near the Mount Eden Road exit.

    One person was airlifted to a Louisville hospital, and a second person was taken to the hospital by ambulance.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports Oct. 19, 2011


    Dustin F. Pavey, 32, of an unknown address was arrested at 110 Beechwood Ave. and charged with second-degree robbery (strong arm), two counts of third-degree criminal mischief and alcohol intoxication in a public place.


    Public intoxication

    Alejandro Ramirez, 21, of an unknown address was arrested Oct. 6 on Midland Boulevard and charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place.