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Cops & Courts

  • Bagdad man charged with armed robberies

    A Bagdad man has been arrested and charged with robbing pharmacies in Simpsonville and Henry County.
    Brandon L. French, 31, was arrested Friday night at his home and is being held in the Shelby County Detention Center because police say he robbed Smith-McKenney Drug Company in Simpsonville and Cook’s Pharmacy in New Castle at gunpoint.

    Simpsonville Police Chief Chip Minnis said French robbed Smith-McKenney on Oct. 22, and then Henry County deputies reported he hit Cook’s Pharmacy on Nov. 3.

  • Shelby brothers face federal robbery charges

    Two brothers from Shelby County, Eric Shelburne, 29, and Brannon Shelburne, 28, were arrested Thursday in Indiana and charged with robbery in connection with numerous banks in four states, including one in Simpsonville, Shelby County Sheriff’s Det. Jason Rice said.

    “They caught them yesterday,” Rice said Friday. “We developed a suspect several weeks ago, and then yesterday, a group of police officers caught up with them.

  • EARLIER: Suspect arrested in case of woman by road

      Taylorsville man has been arrested and charged with assaulting a woman who was found lying on the side of Mount Eden Road 11 days ago.

    Mark L. Bruner, 38, is lodged at the Shelby County Detention Center, charged with first-degree assault of Denisse Escareno.

    Escareno, 24, of Shelbyville has not awakened and has remained in critical condition at the University of Louisville Hospital since she was taken there after being discovered on the afternoon of Nov. 5 by passersby about two miles south of Interstate 64.

  • Court report: Nov. 16, 2011

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Matthew Eckert:

    Leonardo Perez, first-offense aggravator DUI and no operator's/moped license – pleaded guilty – 10-day sentence, operator's license suspended for 120 days and $728 fine and costs.

    Abner Sanchez, no operator's/moped license – pleaded guilty – 90-day sentence.

  • Suspects in Simpsonville bank robbery arrested

    Two brothers, Eric Shelburne, 29, and Brannon Shelburne, 28, were arrested Thursday in Indiana and charged with robbery in connection with numerous banks in four states, said Det. Jason Rice.

  • EARLIER: Assault victim remains critical

    A Shelbyville woman who was brutally assaulted Saturday is showing some improvement although  she still has not regained consciousness, a member of her family said.

    Denisse Escareno, 24, is still listed in critical condition at the University of Louisville Medical Center after being left on the side of Mount Eden Road after being severely beaten.

    Shelby County Sheriff’s Det. Eric Hettinger said no arrests have been made in the case, and her assailant remains still at large.

  • Duckett family offers reward

    Three years after James Duckett, 43, was brutally slain at his Shelbyville home on Nov. 9, 2008, his family is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to a conviction in the case.

    No arrests have been made in the case, and police have no new leads.

    Kentucky State Police Det. Mitch Harris, who is heading up the investigation, said despite the case being three years old, the investigation is continuing.

  • Shelby County Sheriff's Reports Nov. 11, 2011

    Theft

    Amanda I. Woosley, 31, of 1231 Neelie Webb Road was arrested Oct. 16 on Taylorsville Road and charged with theft by unlawful taking (shoplifting). She was also served with a Hopkins County warrant for failure to appear in court.

    Anthony S. Primeaux, 29, of 3675 Springfield Road in Bloomfield was arrested Oct. 15 on Taylorsville Road and charged with theft by unlawful taking (shoplifting).

    Elizabeth A. Goodlett, 41, of 5 Fairhill Drive was arrested Oct. 19 on Taylorsville Road and charged with theft by unlawful taking (shoplifting).

  • Water company is not affiliated with HomeServe

    Residents of Shelby County have been receiving information in the mail from HomeServe about insurance for water service lines, but Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer Manager Tom Doyle wants customers to be careful.

    "We are in no way affiliated with them," he said. "I do understand that some of these things have been a scams in the past, so we just want our customers to be careful and check with Better Business Bureau before doing anything with them."

  • Trial requested for child pornography suspect

    LAWRENCEBURG – The Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office has requested a trial date for a Lawrenceburg man facing more than 100 child pornography charges in Shelby and Anderson counties.

    Mark Hawks, 55, of 402 Secretariat Drive in Lawrenceburg appeared Monday in Shelby County Circuit Court for a pretrial conference on charges in both counties.

    Commonwealth’s Attorney Laura Donnell requested a trial date, and Hawks is scheduled to appear again in Shelby Circuit Court at 9 a.m. on Dec. 5.