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Cops & Courts

  • 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.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments: Aug. 3, 2011

    Mark S. Hawks, 55, of 402 Secretariat Drive in Lawrenceburg was indicted on 40 counts of first-degree distribution of a matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor, a Class D felony.

    Marcia L. Payne, 24,  of 84 Illinois Ave. was indicted for 3rd-degree arson, a Class D felony.

    Darrell A. Walker, 48, of 83 Apple Tree Way was indicted for first-degree burglary, a Class B felony and second-degree assault, a Class C felony.

  • Penis amputation case back in court

    A pretrial conference for a man who says his penis was amputated without his consent is set for at 10:30 a.m. today in Shelby Circuit Court.

    In January, Circuit Judge Charles Hickman rescheduled a jury trial for Aug. 19 for Waddy resident Phillip Seaton, who is suing the surgeon who in 2008 amputated his penis.

    Hickman had postponed the original trial on Jan. 10 because of a concern that a newspaper article published a few days earlier could have influenced the jury pool.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports Aug. 3, 2011

    DUI

    Winona J. Gregory, 44, of 12 Park Ave. in Elsmere was arrested July 27 at 704 Mount Eden Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol under aggravating circumstances.

     

    Alcohol Intoxication

    Nathan W. Brandenburg, 20, of 5686 Finchville Road was arrested July 30 on the 3000th block of Mount Eden Road and charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place and disorderly conduct.

  • 2 residents injured during burglary

    Police are asking for help in locating the person who broke into a residence in the Midland Trail area and shot and injured two residents there.

    In the early morning hours on Sunday someone broke into a house at 66 Autumn Ridge Drive, said Maj. D. Goodwin of the Shelbyville Police Department.

    Four residents were at home: Ramon Moto, 38, Enohe Moto, 34, Marooqueo Perez, 29, and Almondo Perez, 30.

    When the intruder entered, Goodwin said, a fight ensued, and one of the residents was shot, and another was assaulted.

  • EARLIER: Anderson County man indicted for distributing porn in Shelby

    A Lawrenceburg man who has admitted to police to having “sexual desires for children” has been indicted in Shelby County on 40 counts of distribution of child pornography.

    Those charges, incurred July 20 by Mark S. Hawks of Lawrenceburg, followed on the heels of almost twice as many similar charges in Anderson County the day before.

    There, Hawks was indicted on 70 counts of possession and distributing child pornography.

  • Shelby man sentenced 10+ years for child porn

    A Shelbyville man was sentenced last week to more than 10 years in federal prison after pleading guilty on child pornography charges.
    Ronald Craig Hornback, 51, was sentenced July 27 in Frankfort by U.S. District Judge Danny Reeves to 121 months on one count of receiving child pornography.

    Hornback will also be required to register as a sex offender.

    He was arrested Feb. 26, 2010, after a 5-month investigation by the state attorney general’s Cybercrimes Unit, which identified more than 700 suspected images of child pornography on his computer.

  • Meth lab found in trunk during check

    A random traffic checkpoint set up in Southville on Wednesday night led to an unexpected arrest when state police discovered a meth lab in the trunk of a car.

    Troopers arrested Joshua Sherrard, 33, of Spencer County and Stephanie Hamilton, 38, of Nelson County and charged them with manufacturing methamphetamines, first-degree.

    Sherrard was also charged with theft of identity for giving officers a false name, Trooper Hunter Martin said.

  • Court report: July 29, 2011

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge William Ryan:

    Micheal E. Barnett, alcohol intoxication in a public place – plead guilty – 5-day sentence plus costs; theft by unlawful taking/shoplifting – plead guilty – 5-day sentence concurrent with above.

    Christopher W. Combs, first-offense DUI – plead guilty – operator's license suspended for 30 days and $728 fine and costs.

  • EARLIER: Shelby sends dozens monthly for deportation

    Henry Telles sits in the Shelby County Detention Center, charged with multiple counts of rape and child molestation. His bond is $30,000.

    But Telles isn’t going to be released on bond, and even if he is cleared of those crimes, he won’t be returning to live in Shelby County.

    His future destinations could include prison or deportation or both.

    Headlined by cases such as Telles’,  immigration and deportation have become heavily debated issues in America – Shelby County included.