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Cops & Courts

  • 8 women, 6 men on jury in penis amputation case

    The jury in the trial of a man suing his surgeon for amputating his penis was chosen Thursday, with eight women and six men seated to hear arguments and testimony starting Monday in Shelby Circuit Court.

    The 12 jurors and two alternates will consider the complaint of Waddy resident Phillip Seaton, 62, who says Dr. John Patterson amputated his penis without his consent during a circumcision in 2007. Seaton claims he awoke from the procedure to discover his penis had been amputated.

  • Jury selection Thursday in penis amputation suit

    Jury selection is scheduled for Thursday in Shelby Circuit Court in  the trial of a Waddy man who is suing his surgeon for amputating his penis.

    Phillip Seaton sued Dr. John Patterson of Frankfort because Seaton says Patterson amputated his penis without his consent.

    The case was moved up by one day on the calendar during a pretrial hearing Aug. 3 before Shelby County Circuit Judge Charles Hickman, who asked for the earlier start date. Opening statements are expected to begin Monday, and the trial could take most of next week.

  • Man once deported now heads to prison

    A man living illegally in Shelby County has been sentenced to 46 months in federal prison for returning to the United States after being deported.
    Federal charges were handed down against Jacinto Lopez-Medina, 31, by the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and he was sentenced Aug. 10 in federal court in Frankfort.

  • Shelby County man charged with incest, multiple rapes

    A Shelbyville man has been indicted on a dozen charges of incest, first-degree rape and first-degree sexual abuse.

    The indictment says the incest charges against Carlos Juan Sapon, 23, of Shepard Way span from May 16, 2008 through July 2010.

    The document says the victim’s relationship to Sapon was that of either a brother or sister, an ancestor or descendent.

  • Crime Stoppers seeks info on bullets that struck house

    Simpsonville Police Chief Chip Minnis is working with Crime Stoppers to solve the mystery of who shot through a house in the Todds Station subdivision on Sunday.

    The incident happened at about 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon, when someone apparently fired three rounds from a .22 caliber rifle, striking a house at 122 Lincoln Station Dr.

    No one was hit inside the house, and Minnis said the family did not realize that shots had been fired until later that evening, when they found bullet holes.

  • Fugitive of the Week

    Crime Stopper’s fugitive of the week is Alfonzo M. Cochran. There is a warrant out for his arrest on drug-related charges and contempt of court for child support. Cochran is described as a black male, 29 years old, 5 feet, 11 inches tall, and weighing 175 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers, which pays rewards up to $1,000. Callers can remain anonymous. Crime Stoppers can be reached at 633-4500 or at www.shelbyclue.com.

     

  • Shelbyville man charged with sodomy

    A Shelbyville man is out on bond, charged with first-degree sodomy that police say allegedly occurred while the victim was sleeping.

    A Shelby County Grand Jury indicted Leroy Blackburn, 63, of Rockbridge Road of first-degree sodomy, a Class B felony, on June 29.

    The sheriff’s report on the incident said that on May 11 Blackburn initiated the sexual encounter on his friend, Rebecca Hawkins, 49, while she was in a deep sleep because of some prescription medication she had taken.

  • 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.