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Cops & Courts

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments, Aug. 12, 2001

    Anthony M. Green,  52, of 110 Fairview Drive in Simpsonville was indicted for first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (cocaine), a Class C felony, tampering with physical evidence, a Class D felony, first-degree wanton endangerment, a Class D felony, possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor, failure to or improper signal, a violation, and excessive window tinting, a violation.

  • Court report: August 10, 2011

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong:

    Joshua B. Mayes, first-degree criminal trespassing – plead guilty – 12-month sentence, serve 10 days, balance probated for 2 years and $144 costs.

    Ronnie L. Sutherland Jr., possession of marijuana and second-degree first-offense possession of controlled substance/opiate – plead guilty – 12-month sentence conditionally discharged for two years and $144 costs.

  • Shelby County Sheriff's Reports Aug. 10, 2011

    DUI

    Robert J. Lier, 71, of 1272 Cross Keys Road was arrested May 27 on Waddy Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol under aggravating circumstances, second offense.

    Alberto M. Nava Jr., 19, of 4995 Bell Avenue was arrested June 7 at Mareli Road and Dobson Lane and charged with reckless driving, operating on a suspended or revoked operator's license and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense.

  • Lawsuit filed against The-Sentinel News, others

    A Simpsonville resident, Bruce Irvin, has filed two separate lawsuits in Shelby Circuit Court Aug. 2 against The Sentinel-News, as well as some residents, alleging libel, slander and defamation of character.

    The suits were filed in connection with concerns that residents of Rolling Ridge in Simpsonville had last fall about how annual dues they were paying to their homeowners association were being spent, and with the responses that Irvin, as the association’s president, had provided to them in meetings held on the topic.

  • 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.