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Cops & Courts

  • Shelbyville Police Reports Feb. 24, 2012

    DUI

    Romeo Velasques Perez, 25, of 1207 Quest Drive in Louisville was arrested Feb. 17 on Midland Trail and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs and no operator’s license.

  • New target in metal thefts: Hydrant

    Thieves who seem to steal just about anything from copper and scrap metal got a bit more creative recently, stealing a fire hydrant right off the street.
    Shelby County Sheriff’s Det. Jason Rice had few details about the case of the stolen fire hydrant, which came from the North Country subdivision near West Middle School.
    In fact, deputies only learned of the theft after water pressure in the neighborhood began to plummet in the line owned by the North Shelby Water District.

  • Anderson man may get plea deal in porn charges

    A Lawrenceburg man who told police he had “sexual desires for children” has a new hearing set for Shelby Circuit Court.
    The Shelby County Commonwealth Attorney’s office will be working on a plea agreement for Mark Hawks that could be presented on his next court date on April 16.
    Hawks, 50, was indicted in Anderson County July on 70 counts of possession and distribution of child pornography. The charges include 10 counts of first-degree distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor and 60 counts of possessing matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.

  • Attorney files complaint against Myles

    A Bowling Green attorney has filed a complaint against Shelby County Family Court Judge John David Myles for a recent incident in his courtroom.
    Attorney Travis Lock said that he was in court with a divorce hearing on Wednesday when Myles interrupted him and cursed at him.
    Lock said that Myles’ behavior was unacceptable to him.
    “He made it obvious by slamming the folder shut that he was done listening to me,” Lock said.

  • Woman’s arm won’t be lost

    A Mount Eden woman is recovering at the University of Louisville from an attack from her pit bull.
    But the good news is that family members say that Regena Whitaker will not lose her arm, as had been feared.
    Regena Whitaker, 40, and her son, Ronald Hampton, 22, both of Spencer County, were injured when their pit bull attacked them as they were driving down the road near Carriss Grocery.
    They had their three dogs, the pit bull and two smaller dogs, in the truck with them when the pit bull went berserk.

  • Court report: Feb. 13, 2012

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Leonard L. Bartlett, speeding 16 mph over limit, first-offense failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance and failure to wear seat belts – guilty – $700 fine and costs.

  • 2 men charged with armed robbery

    Two teens have been arrested and charged with invading a home and attempting to rob four people at gunpoint.

    Desmond C. Sebring, 18, of Shelbyville and Marcus D. Box, 19, of Eminence are each charged with four counts of first-degree robbery in an incident that occurred Jan. 17 at an apartment on Midland Trail in Shelbyville.

    Box also is charged with six counts of third-degree burglary in connection with six businesses that he is accused of having broken into around that same date, along with three accomplices.

  • Woman left by road soon be released to family

    A woman who was beaten severely in November and thought brain dead in December soon may be released from the hospital.

    Denisse Escareno, 24, who was found barely breathing and badly beaten on the side of Mount Eden Road by passersby on Nov. 5, has been at the University of Louisville Hospital since that time.

    Escareno was in a coma for nearly two months and showed signs of improvement on Christmas Day by moving her toes, just days after doctors had told her family they didn’t think she ever would wake up.

  • New date in court for owners of Ethington

    The owners of Ethington Auto, charged with 169 counts of failure to process paperwork properly on the sale of autos, were in court briefly Thursday, only to receive a new court date set for May.
    Donnie Ethington, 70, of Shelbyville and William Ledford, 84, of Somerset appeared in Shelby District Court for a pre-trial conference with their attorney, Sam Carl of Louisville, to receive a new court date of May. 18.

  • Law would limit constables’ scope

    Shelby County’s consideration of whether to continue to have constables may get new direction from the state.

    In recent years members of Shelby County Fiscal Court have discussed whether the county still needs to have paid constables, questioning their value in law enforcement.

    Now a new “compromise” bill that would allow local governments to limit duties of constables by ordinance, though stopping short of its original goal of abolishing the role.