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Cops & Courts

  • Spencer man found shot to death in barn

    A Bardstown man found dead in a barn off Bowman Lane with a single gunshot wound through the head has left the community shocked, neighbors unsettled and the perpetrator at large.

    The investigation of Daniel D. Cahoe's suspicious death started late Thursday evening after he was found slumped over in an empty barn in the 2000 block of Bowman Lane near the intersection of West River Road. But what was once considered a death investigation has now been classified as a homicide investigation by Kentucky State Police. 

  • Court report: January 11, 2012

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong:

    Tyrran M. Harris, second-degree criminal mischief – guilty – 6-month sentence and restitution; drinking alcoholic beverage in public place and second-degree disorderly conduct – plead guilty – 10-day sentence concurrent with above; receiving stolen property – plead guilty – 5-month sentence.

  • 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.

     

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  • 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.