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Cops & Courts

  • Shelbyville suspect caught in Henry after big chase

    What began as an attempt to serve a warrant turned into a manhunt that eventually resulted in the arrest of a Shelbyville man.

    On June 28, officers from Eminence Police Department, along with Shelbyville Police Department Detective Jessie Paulley, attempted to serve a warrant on Jordan Clark, 19, for absconding from a robbery charge in Shelbyville.

    EPD Chief Carey Duncan said Paulley contacted EPD to serve the warrant on Sunnyside Drive, which the detective believed was in the city limits.

  • Car crashes through Moore's Automotive

    People traveling down Midland Trail Wednesday may have noticed the back end of a car sticking out of the side of the Moore’s Automotive Service building.

    No employees or customers were injured when a silver Mazda ran through the building at about 11 am. Wednesday morning.

    The driver, Matthew Dowell, of Shelbyville, was taken to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, said Shelbyville Police Officer Suzanna Marcum.

    She added that she did not know what caused Dowell to run off the road.

  • Court report: June 6, 2011

  • Shelby County sheriff says shooting report coming

    Shelby County Sheriff Mike Armstrong said Tuesday that he has finished his investigation of the shooting of a dog by one of his deputies and expects to deliver the information to The Sentinel-News no later than this morning.

  • Information sought on car break-ins

    Crime Stoppers is seeking information about a couple of car break-ins in northern Shelby County last week.

    On Thursday, items were from stolen from two parked vehicles, one of which was unlocked, on streets off Smithfield Road in the early morning hours between 2:30 and 3:29 a.m.

    One car was located on the 2700 block of Brassfield Boulevard and the other was on the 28 block of Brassfield Circle.

    Items stolen included a laptop computer, a Garmin GPS, a Blackberry phone, camera equipment and a credit card.

  • Minnis now chief in Simpsonville

    With several members of his family and a former boss lining the front row of the Simpsonville City Hall commission room Friday morning, Albert “Chip” Minnis Jr. was sworn in as the city’s new police chief.

    Minnis, 50, a lifelong resident of Simpsonville, was approved June 15 by the Simpsonville City Commission as the new police chief, succeeding Scott Chappell, who asked to step down.

    Minnis becomes the first African-American to head a department of any kind in the history of the city.

  • 2010 Crime Report Part 2: More traffic citations = more DUI arrests

    A highway construction project may have turned into a dead end for hundreds of drivers who passed through Shelby County in 2010.

    Statistics compiled by the police agencies that serve the county show that drunken driving arrests rose precipitously – about 20 percent – from 2009.

    And these same agencies report another alarming trend: Despite an overall decline in drug cases, the county appeared to be moving ahead of the state in the number of  prescription drug cases it was handling.

  • Sheriff's reports leftover from 07-01-11

    Drugs

     

    Michael C. Reid, 26, of 504 Frankfort Road in Shelbyville was arrested March 30 on Midland Trail and charged with forgery of a prescription, first offense and possession of a forged prescription, first offense. He was also charged with a Jefferson County warrant for failure to maintain insurance, first offense.

     

    Theft

     

    Donna McGee, 51, of 110 Maplewood Drive in Simpsonville was arrested April 4 on Taylorsville Road and charged with shoplifting.

  • Police Reports 07-01-2011

    Traffic

     

    Lorenzo Lopez, 38, of unknown address was arrested June 27 on Midland Trail and charged with no operator’s license and failure to maintain required insurance, first offense.

    Charles A. Evans, 23, of 122 Goodman Ave. in Shelbyville was arrested June 26 on Kentucky Street and charged with operating on a suspended operator’s license, no insurance and expired registration.

  • Court report July 1, 2011

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong:

    Jose Ronmer Galo, no operator's/moped license and failure to register transfer of motor vehicle – pleaded guilty – 90-day sentence, serve 10 days, balance probated for two years and $493 fine and costs.

    Bruce A. Gambrell, second-offense DUI – pleaded guilty – 14 days home incarceration program, operator's license suspended for 12 months and $878 fine and costs.