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Cops & Courts

  • EARLIER: Shelbyville Police bust apparent meth distributor

    What police are calling a major drug bust began in Louisville on Tuesday and ended up with the ringleader being arrested in Shelbyville.

    What’s more, police say they believe the five packages of crystal methamphetamine seized were not manufactured locally but in Mexico.

  • Shelby County Sheriff's Reports Jan. 6, 2012

    DUI

    Sarah E. Hamm, 29, of 1417 State Route 2070 in South Shore was arrested Dec. 2 at 8036 Waddy Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

    Tyler E. Sherburn, 31, of 758 Beechridge Road in Frankfort was arrested Dec. 1 on I-64 and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense and possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a vehicle.

     

    Traffic

  • KSP nabs 1 suspect wanted in death of Mount Eden man; another is sought

    A Michigan fugitive wanted for allegedly murdering Mount Eden native Obie Murphy was arrested at a Laurel County hotel Friday evening.

    According to Frankfort Police, Marquis A. Sims, 38, of Detroit was arrested by Kentucky State Police after the agency received information that Sims might be in the area. A Franklin County Grand Jury indicted Sims in August for intentionally causing 40-year-old Murphy’s death at a Frankfort apartment complex on Sept. 13, 2010.

  • Williams’ family: ‘This isn’t over’

    Members of Trey Williams’s family listened quietly in a courtroom Wednesday as a Shelby County Grand Jury ruled that a Shelbyville police officer was justified in shooting and killing him.

    Though quiet, each in his or her own way reflected deep anguish as the jury’s decision was related about the afternoon of Nov. 19, when  Williams, 18, was shot and killed during a confrontation at his grandmother’s home.

  • Louisville man indicted on sexual abuse of a child

    Jose A. Rodriguez, 23, of Louisville was indicted by a Shelby County Grand Jury for first-degree sexual abuse of a child under 12 years old.

    The indictment report states that the offense happened in 2007 in Shelby County.

    Shelby County Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Melanie Carroll said that the child was less than 12 years old in June 2007.

    She said Rodriguez and the child were related but that she was not his child. Also, she said, he had moved out of the home by the time the charges were brought on Sept. 14, 2011.

  • Court report: January 4, 2012

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Matthew Eckert:

    Cholo Barrientos, fourth-degree assault domestic violence minor injury – plead guilty – 120-day sentence, serve 60 days, balance conditionally discharged for 2 years and $143 costs.

    Tristan R. Hall, first-offense aggravator DUI – plead guilty – 8 days home incarceration program, operator's license suspended for 30 days and $727 fine and costs.

  • Woman sues health department for her firing

    A former employee of the North Central District Health Department has filed a lawsuit against the department, claiming she was fired unjustly.

    Angela Roberts of Henry County, a nurse with the health department, claims in her lawsuit, filed Dec. 21 in Shelby Circuit Court, that she was fired because health department officials found out that she had notified the Labor Cabinet when the health department refused to pay her for overtime hours she had worked.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments Dec. 30, 2011

    Jose A. Rodriguez, 22, of 505 Huntington Park Dr. in Louisville was indicted for first-degree sexual abuse.

    Jesse A. Loving, 22, of 7609 Road was indicted for bail jumping and for being a persistent felony offender.

    Felicia D. Snider, 27, of 1612 Bonnie Brae was indicted for attempting to obtain a controlled substance by fraud or deceit and second-degree possession of a controlled substance.

    Anna L. Crenshaw, 27, of the Kentucky Correctional Institute for Women was indicted for third-degree assault.

  • Woman in police chase jailed after hospital release

    A Frankfort woman involved in a high-speed police chase through three counties has been released from the hospital.

    Rebecca Manley, 31, had stabbed herself six times in the neck with a knife before being taken into custody by Kentucky State Police on Tuesday, but her injuries were not that serious, said Hunter Martin, the trooper who initiated the traffic stop that led to the pursuit.

    Manley is lodged at the Shelby County Detention Center under a $5,000 cash bond, charged with DUI, fleeing and evading police and having no insurance.

  • Christmas Day miracle: Brain-dead beating victim moves

    Dennisse Escareno’s family members had said they were praying for a Christmas miracle to prove doctors were wrong about her being brain dead.

    And right on schedule, on Christmas Day, they got that miracle.

    Escareno, 24, who had been viciously beaten and left by the side of the road, moved her fingers and toes, her roommate Melody Riddle said Tuesday.

    “We went up to see her on Christmas Day, and Krissi took the kids,” she said.