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Cops & Courts

  • Man arraigned on charges he sexually abused child

    Cruz Dejesus Pena-Villanueva, 26, was arraigned Friday in Shelby County Circuit Court on charges of first-degree sexual abuse of a child under 12 years, old.

    Circuit Judge Charles Hickman also appointed public defender Ashley Bailey to represent Pena-Villanueva.

    The child that Pena-Villanueva is charged with molesting is the same child that Henry Telles is accused of abusing, a crime for which Telles accepted a 10-year prison sentence.

    Pena-Villanueva and Telles are both in the country illegally.

  • Loving arraigned on new charges

    Nearly two months after he was to have been sentenced to a 10-year prison term, a Shelbyville man has been arraigned on new charges.

    Jesse Loving, 21, of 7609 Hempridge Road pleaded not guilty Friday in Shelby Circuit Court to tampering with a prisoner-monitoring device.

    Loving was arrested Jan. 31 after being on the lam for more than a month after cutting off his ankle bracelet while on home incarceration and fleeing.

    His girlfriend, Candace Burton, 22, also was arrested and charged with hiding Loving, who police found inside her kitchen cabinet.

  • Correctional officer gets new court date

    James Johnson, a correctional officer with the Kentucky Correctional Institutional for Women in Pewee Valley, who was charged with sexual abuse of inmates last summer,  received a new court date when he appeared in Shelby Circuit Court on Friday.

    Johnson, 52, of Frankfort, was arrested  in July 2011 and charged with 21 counts of second-degree sexual abuse as it applies to a Department of Corrections employee subjecting an incarcerated person over age 18 to sexual contact.

  • Bruner pleads not guilty in circuit court

    Mark Bruner stands in Shelby Count Circuit Court on Friday  while a court worker processes his paperwork.

    A Taylorsville man charged with assaulting a Shelbyville woman last fall pleaded not guilty Friday to the charge in Shelby County Circuit Court.

    Mark Bruner, 38, was charged with assault in the beating of Denisse Escareno, 24, who was found barely breathing and severely beaten on the side of Mount Eden Road by passersby Nov. 5.

    Bruner was arrested 10 days later in Taylorsville in connection with the assault.

  • Court report: Feb. 6, 2012

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong:

    James Lee Gordon, second-degree promoting contraband – plead guilty – 30-day sentence.

    Roderick Perkins, no operator's/moped license, first-offense DUI and giving officer false name or address – plead guilty – 5-day sentence, operator's license suspended for 30 days and $728 fine and costs.

  • Court report: Feb. 6, 2012

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong:

    James Lee Gordon, second-degree promoting contraband – plead guilty – 30-day sentence.

    Roderick Perkins, no operator's/moped license, first-offense DUI and giving officer false name or address – plead guilty – 5-day sentence, operator's license suspended for 30 days and $728 fine and costs.

  • Second sex abuse arrest involves same child

    A second person has been charged with a sex crime against a Shelbyville child.

    Cruz Dejesus Pena-Villanueva, 26, has been indicted for first-degree sexual abuse of a child less than 12 years old.

    That incident happened in 2009 in Shelby County, the indictment said.

    Earlier, Henry Telles, 25, was  charged with multiple sex-related charges regarding the same child. Telles was arrested last May at a residence on Spruce Drive in Shelbyville, where he temporarily was staying, the same residence the indictment lists as Pena-Villanueva’s address.

  • SENTINEL-NEWS SPECIAL REPORT: The day Trey Williams died

    Three shots rang out in the back bedroom of a neat home on Clifton Court last Nov. 19, the day Shelbyville Police Officer Suzanna Marcum killed teenager Trey F. Williams during a violent struggle at his grandmother’s house.

    Kentucky State Police detectives required about six weeks to complete their investigation, and a Shelby County Grand Jury used slightly more than four hours to determine that Marcum had acted with justifiable cause to use deadly force in subduing Williams, 18.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports Feb. 10, 2011

    DUI

    Eriberto Miguel Ramirez-Entzin, 19, of an unknown address in Shelbyville was arrested Jan. 29 on Taylorsville Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs and possession of marijuana.

    Paul D. Meyers, 32, of 87 Kent St. No. 1 was arrested Jan. 22 at 7th and Washington streets and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs and no operator’s license.

     

    Theft

  • Sheriff’s office asks for help in locating car-theft suspect

    The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is appealing to the public for help with locating a person of interest in connection with a car theft at a truck stop in Waddy.

    The incident happened Jan. 22 at about 6 a.m. when a vehicle was stolen from the Flying J Truck Stop on KY 395. The vehicle was recovered a few days later in the Hickory Ridge Road area.

    A male subject was photographed by the truck stop’s security cameras. He is wanted for questioning in reference to the theft.