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Cops & Courts

  • 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?

  • Beating victim was stabbed by screw driver

    While friends of Denisse Escareno pray for a holiday miracle to awaken her from a 4-week coma, new details emerged Thursday about the violent beating she endured before being left beside Mount Eden Road on Nov. 5.

    Escareno, 24, has been kept alive by machines at the University of Louisville Medical Center since she was found brutally beaten, about 2 miles south of Interstate 64.

  • Shelby County Sheriff's Reports Dec. 02, 2011

    DUI

    Mateo Miguel Martinez, 22, of 712 Shelburne Drive in Louisville was arrested Nov. 6 on I-64 west at mile marker 29 and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs of alcohol, first offense, no operator's license and failure to maintain required insurance.

     

    Drugs

  • A Killer Goes Free: Stories from families affected by shock probation

    Cindi’s story

    “It’s the worst thing a parent can ever go through, just knowing how she suffered. There’s just no way it will ever make sense to me at all.”

    Cindi McIntosh of Shelbyville, whose daughter, Beth McIntosh-Shreve, 37, a nurse at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, was brutally murdered in 2007, leaving behind three children.

     

    Carolyn’s story

  • EARLIER: Investigation into teen's shooting awaits lab work

    The investigation into a fatal police shooting in which an 18-year-old was killed is continuing, said officials of the Kentucky State Police, the agency in charge.

    KSP spokesperson Ron Turley said he could not comment on any injuries sustained by Shelbyville Police officers Suzanna Marcum and Frank Willoughby on Nov. 19, when Trey F. Williams was shot to death at his grandmother’s home on Clifton Court, or on their status at the police department or any other details until after the investigation is completed.

  • Craig now facing harsher sentence

    Because she didn’t comply with an agreement to reimburse some of the thousands of dollars she admitted stealing from her former employer, Kelly Craig now faces a stiffer sentence.

    Craig, 45, a former long-time employee of Tracy’s Home Furnishings in Shelbyville, had pleaded guilty in October to the original five charges for which she was indicted – theft by unlawful taking of more than $10,000.

  • KSP holds feed the needy campaign

    Frankfort - Starting Nov. 28, 2011, you can help feed needy families for the Christmas Holiday. “Cram the Cruiser” food drive at the Kentucky State Police Frankfort Post began today. A marked Kentucky State Police cruiser will be parked on the grass at the entrance of the Frankfort Post. Anyone who wishes can drop off nonperishable food items in the State Police cruiser day or night. You can also drop off food inside the lobby of the Frankfort Post.