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Cops & Courts

  • Shelby man arrested for impersonating KSP officer

    After a foot chase through residents’ yards on Golden Rod Court on Friday night, Kentucky State Police troopers arrested a Shelby County man and charged him with a variety of offenses, including impersonating an officer.

    James A. Gray, 48, of Shelbyville has been charged with impersonating a police officer, alcohol intoxication, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, fleeing and evading an officer and menacing.

  • Shelby man arrested for impersonating KSP officer

    After a foot chase through residents’ yards on Golden Rod Court on Friday night, Kentucky State Police troopers arrested a Shelby County man and charged him with a variety of offenses, including impersonating an officer.

    James A. Gray, 48, of Shelbyville has been charged with impersonating a police officer, alcohol intoxication, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, fleeing and evading an officer and menacing.

  • Hot dogs in fuel can puzzle firefighters

    The cause of a garage fire on Bell Avenue in Shelbyville on Sunday has not been labeled suspicious, but the presence of hot dogs in a gas can has firefighters scratching their heads in puzzlement.

    Firefighters responded to the fire at 5105 Bell Ave. at the home of Letrice Kennedy and found light smoke coming from a small fire in the garage, said a report from the fire department.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports Sept. 28, 2011

    Domestic Violence

     

    Felipe A. Nieves Oretiz, 21, of 1030 High Street in Shelbyville was arrested Sept. 23 at that address and charged with fourth-degree assault (domestic violence).

    Susan Scott, 44, of 40 Harmony Court was arrested Sept. 14 at that address and charged with fourth-degree assault (domestic violence).

    James B. White, 46, of 405 Lynne Acres was arrested Sept. 14 on Lynne Acres Drive and charged with fourth-degree assault (domestic violence).

     

    Other

     

  • A Killer Goes Free Part 3: Shock probation has allowed thousands to avoid prison

    Since 2006, the state of Kentucky has used shock probation, the program that last year allowed for the release of admitted killer Tonya Nicole Brown from state prison, to send 10,006 convicted criminals back into public life.

    Brown admitted to delivering a baby in 2008 and leaving it in a trash bag in the restroom at a restaurant in Shelbyville, and, facing murder charges, she agreed to serve 15 years in prison on reduced charges of second-degree manslaughter.

  • A Killer Goes Free Part 3: Shock probation started in Ohio, around '60s

    Ohio, in 1965, was the first state to initiate a shock-probation program, which it calls “judicial release.”

    The recidivism rate refers to committing a crime after release from incarceration, and for Ohio, that rate is higher than in Kentucky.

    The latest rate released by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections, which tabulates recidivism rates on a 3-year cycle, was 38 percent, compared to 33.3 percent for Kentucky’s latest figures.

  • Man deported 6 times after illegally entring country sentenced to prison

    An undocumented citizen living in Shelbyville was sentenced Tuesday to 38 months in federal prison for entering the United States illegally for the seventh time.

    U.S. District Judge Danny C. Reeves handed down the sentence to Raul Estrada-Chavez, 32, for illegal re-entry after deportation.

    On March 2, Estrada-Chavez was arrested by Kentucky State Police Trooper Trevor Harris for various traffic violations, including no operator’s license.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments, Sept. 23, 2011

    Tracy Hardin, 37, of 318 Midland Boulevard was indicted for making false statements, misrepresentations/failure to report change in order to receive public assistance benefits.

    Jeremy Delbridge, 27, of 385 Flat Creek Road in Frankfort was indicted for receiving stolen property over $500.

    Marica L. Payne, 24, of 84 Illinois St. was indicted for intimidating a witness in a legal process and fourth-degree assault.

    Jacob A. Nieman of 81 County Lane was indicted for receiving stolen property.

  • A Killer Goes Free Part 2: Judge who released woman who killed baby is familliar with shock probation

    In October 2010, the lawyer for Tonya Nicole Brown, in prison for delivering a full-term baby and leaving it to die, petitioned Senior Judge Steven Mershon and asked him to release Brown under the state’s shock probation program.

  • EARLIER: Man sought in robbery at Simpsonville bank

    Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a  man who got away Thursday with an undetermined amount of cash in the county’s latest bank robbery.

    At approximately 3 p.m. a man entered Commonwealth Bank in Simpsonville and demanded money from two tellers, Shelby County Sheriff’s Detective Eric Hettinger said.

    The suspect fled on foot towards Meadow Ridge Apartments, just south of the bank, where he is believed to have gotten into a red pickup truck driven by a second man.