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Cops & Courts

  • Court report: Nov. 28, 2011

    District court

    The following case were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong:

    Cesar Calderon Gutierrez, no operator's/moped license and first-offense failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security – plead guilty – 10-day sentence and $643 fine and costs.

  • Police urge people not to fall victim to holiday crime

    With all the happiness and good cheer surrounding the holidays, it’s sometimes hard to remember that criminals are doing their Christmas shopping too – and your house could be on their list.

    Kentucky State Police trooper Luke VanHoose recalled a case he worked in Pikeville several years ago, when he and some other officers searched the home of a teen suspected to have been involved in numerous burglaries around Christmastime.

  • EARLIER: Shooting victim: 'A tender, caring person'

    Several friends and relatives of Trey Williams are still confused and questioning the events of Saturday afternoon when Williams was shot and killed by police officers in the home of his grandmother.

    Those who know Williams have described him in the same way: very sweet, loveable, hard worker, a great friend, always smiling.

    Williams, 18, graduated last year from Shelby County High School and was a member of the Rockets' basketball team, even advancing to the Sweet 16 with the team as a reserve in 2009-10 season.

  • EARLIER: Deadly shooting in Shelbyville leaves questions

    On Saturday afternoon, in the space of an hour, Trey F. Williams, an 18-year-old recent graduate of Shelby County High School, went from playing basketball with friends at Clear Creek Park to lying dead in the home where his maternal grandmother lives in Shelbyville.

    Williams confronted two Shelbyville Police officers responding to a burglary call, attacked them with a pipe and items found in the house and was shot and killed when he would not stop that assault, police said.

  • EARLIER: Fund collection under way for woman in coma

    As Denisse Escareno remains in a coma, fighting a new infection, the man accused of leaving her in that condition made his first court appearance on Tuesday.
    And even as Escareno’s family and friends have continued rally around her fight to survive being brutally assaulted three weeks ago, and now her community has joined in that support.

  • Craig’s sentencing hearing postponed until Dec. 19

    The final sentencing for a woman accused of stealing thousands from her employer in Shelbyville has been rescheduled for next month.

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

    The new date is Dec. 19 at 1 p.m. in Shelby Circuit Court in front of Judge Charles Hickman.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports, Nov. 23, 2011

    Warrants

    Duron Campbell, 23, of 72 Arbor Green was arrested Nov. 14 at 501 Main St. on a Shelby County bench warrant of unknown charges.

    Lafah Dixon, 33, of 5129 Bell Ave. was arrested Nov. 14 at 501 Main St. on a Shelby County warrant for first-degree robbery and criminal syndicate.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments, Nov. 23, 2011

    Gary L. Woody, 53, of 827 Bland Ave. No. 2 was indicted for receiving stolen property under $10,000.

    Robert Miller of unknown address was indicted for being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun, carrying a concealed deadly weapon and third-degree criminal trespass.

    Santiago Juncadella, 19, of 502 Shelby Manor was indicted for first-degree wanton endangerment and carrying a concealed deadly weapon.

    Marucs W. Robinson, 53, of 541 1st St. in Shelbyville was indicted for illegal possession of a controlled substance (cocaine).

  • Louisville man arrested in Shelby on drug charges

    James Bothwell, 48, of Louisville was arrested in Shelby County on Wednesday by Kentucky State Police, KSP spokesman Ron Turley said.

    Bothwell is charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and tampering with physical evidence.

    Turley said that during a drug investigation, narcotic detectives purchased seven grams of suspected crack cocaine from Bothwell, valued at more than $500.

    “That is quite a bit of cocaine for one individual to have in their possession,” Turley said.

  • Court report: November 23, 2011

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Bradley A. Coyle, drinking alcohol in public place – guilty – 15-day sentence and $144 costs.

    Kenia M. Solorzano-Martinez, no operator's/moped license and first-offense DUI – guilty – 5-day sentence, operator's license suspended for 120 days and $728 fine and costs.