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Cops & Courts

  • Police hold coat drive

    The Shelbyville Police Department teamed up recently with Sam Meyers Cleaners in Shelbyville to help needy families have warm coats to wear this winter.

    Shelbyville Police Chief Robert Schutte said the event was a project undertaken by the department’s advisory board, which collects more than 50 coats plus numerous sweaters and blankets for the needy.

  • Shelby County Sheriff's Reports Dec. 14, 2011

    DUI

    Donna M. Thompson, 42, of 1971 Fox Run Road was arrested Nov. 13 at that address and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense.

    Kevin T. Richardson, 18, of 9004 Thoroughbred Ct. in Louisville was arrested Nov. 14 on I-64 at mile marker 37 and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs under 21 years of age.

  • Court report: December 14, 2011

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong:

    Cheyenne L. Dyke, drug paraphernalia – buy/possess, second-degree promoting contraband, first-offense DUI, and three charges of second-degree wanton endangerment – plead guilty – 12-month sentence conditionally discharged for 2 years, operator's license suspended for 30 days and $728 fine and costs.

  • Man charged with molestation gets hearing date

    A hearing for a Shelby County man charged with multiple counts of child molestation has been rescheduled for January.

    Henry Telles, 25, was arrested May 12 at a residence on Spruce Drive where he temporarily was staying and charged with first-degree rape, first-degree sodomy and two counts of first-degree sexual abuse against two girls, ages 9 and 13 years old at the time, for whom his wife was caring.

  • Court report: Dec. 5, 2011

    District Court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Kevin Pilsen, two charges of theft by deception – guilty – $183 costs.

    William L. Tipton, two charges of theft by deception – guilty – $183 costs.

    Bryant E. Martin, giving officer false name or address and first-offense failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance – guilty – 90-day sentence and $500 fine.

  • Shelby County Sheriff's Reports Dec. 7, 2011

    Robbery

     

    Herlon A. Calhoun, 25, of 316 Memorial Drive was arrested Nov. 30 at 501 Main St. and charged with theft by deception (cold checks under $500), engaging in organized crime and first-degree robbery.

     

    Theft

     

    Emily B. Pyles, 29, of 233 Buck Creek Road in Simpsonville was arrested Nov. 23 at 500 Taylorsville Road and charged with theft by unlawful taking.

     

    DUI

     

  • Driver injured when coal truck overturns

    The driver of a dump truck hauling coal was hospitalized after overturning his truck and spilling his load Thursday night.

    An accident report from the Shelby County Sheriff’s office said David Byrd, 49, of Sulphur was traveling north on KY 395 between Vigo and Benson roads shortly before 9 p.m. when he Byrd moved over to let another vehicle pass and the right rear tires of his truck dropped off the roadway.

  • Fast asks for shock probation

    Joshua Fast of Crestwood, sentenced in June to second-degree burglary and reckless homicide, has asked to be considered for shock probation.

    Shelby County Circuit Judge Charles Hickman sentenced Fast in June to 10 years in prison, 5 years for the homicide charge and 5 years for the burglary, for his participation in the events surrounding the shooting death of David Fletcher of Shelbyville in October 2008.

  • Woman sentenced in murder-for-hire gets shock probation

    A woman who tried to set up her former fiancé’s murder has been released from jail on shock probation after serving about six months of a 10-year sentence.
     

    Tracy Sandoval, 23, of Frankfort was sentenced in July after she pleaded guilty to criminal solicitation to commit murder.

    Commonwealth’s Attorney Larry Cleveland opposed the motion for shock probation filed by Sandoval’s attorney, Max Comley.

    “Had her wishes been carried out...Antonio Cruz would be dead right now,” Cleveland said.

  • EARLIER: Shelby police officers not held to fitness standards

    On a tragic afternoon at a house in Shelbyville last month, two Shelbyville Police Officers grappled with a teenager who they say was hitting them with a variety of items.

    Both officers were struck, one severely, before, police said, a female officer drew her gun and shot and killed 18-year-old Trey F. Williams.

    Among the many questions that emerged from that confrontation, in which two officers apparently failed to subdue one younger and larger individual, is this: How physically fit are the men and women trained to protect and serve the citizens?