Cops & Courts

  • EARLIER: Man sought in robbery at Simpsonville bank

    Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a  man who got away Thursday with an undetermined amount of cash in the county’s latest bank robbery.

    At approximately 3 p.m. a man entered Commonwealth Bank in Simpsonville and demanded money from two tellers, Shelby County Sheriff’s Detective Eric Hettinger said.

    The suspect fled on foot towards Meadow Ridge Apartments, just south of the bank, where he is believed to have gotten into a red pickup truck driven by a second man.

  • Woman escapes injury in flipped car

    Amber Delong, of Frankfort, was not injured when she flipped her car on the interstate Wednesday morning.

    The accident happened on I-64 westbound at the 39th mile marker at about 10 a.m. in a heavy rainstorm.

    Kentucky State Police Trooper Frank Flowers said no other vehicles were involved in the accident, which left Delong’s car upside down on the left-hand side of the roadway.

    Flowers said the weather could have been a contributing factor in the rain.

  • Man wanted in connection with check fraud and ID theft

    Crime Stoppers is asking for information on the whereabouts of Jerry Prewitt, who is wanted for questioning by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office in connection with check fraud and identity theft.

    He is also warranted in Lincoln County, where he has an active bench warrant outstanding.

    He is described as being 28 years old, 6 feet, 3 inches tall and weighing 203 pounds.

  • Craig trial set for November

    Kelly Craig, a former long-time employee  of Tracy’s Home Furnishings, who was charged with stealing thousands from that store, is set to go to trial in November.

    Craig, who was terminated from the store when she was arrested last June and was charged with stealing $5,867 from Tracy’s but in August, that amount snowballed when she was indicted on five counts of theft by unlawful taking of more than $10,000.

  • A Killer Goes Free Part 1: She was a model inmate, a ‘compliant client’

    Sentencing in homicide-related cases typically takes from two to three years, and many offenders are usually in custody most of that time.

    Tonya Nicole Brown gave birth and disposed of her child in April 2008, was charged with murder within a week, and sentencing did not take place until July 8, 2010.

  • A Killer Goes Free Part 1: Lexington woman who left her baby to die now out of prison

    On a cool spring day, April 6, 2008,Tonya Nicole Brown, nine months pregnant and feeling labor pains, entered the restroom of the White Castle Restaurant on Mount Eden Road and gave birth in a stall to a baby girl with dark, curly hair.

    She placed that healthy baby inside a plastic garbage bag, tied that bag at the top, placed it in a trash can and walked out of that public restroom, less than 200 feet from the safe haven of a fire station.

  • Maryland man dies on I-64

    A single-car accident on Interstate 64 early Sunday morning left one man dead.

    Edward Horn Sr., 60, of Rising Sun, Md., was traveling eastbound at 5:34 a.m. when his 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier ended up in the median, slid sideways and flipped, according to police reports, at mile marker 33. At that point, Horn, who was traveling alone, was ejected from the car and into the westbound lanes. No other cars were involved in the accident, and Horn was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • Court report: Sept. 21, 2011

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong:

    John A. Desoto, second-degree criminal trespassing – plead guilty – 2-day sentence.

    Emerson A. Lopez, no operator's/moped license – plead guilty – 7-day sentence.

    Jammie L. McIntyre, second-degree criminal trespassing – plead guilty – 2-day sentence.

  • 2 die in early morning accidents

    Two people are dead in separate but nearly simultaneous accidents early Sunday morning.

    Both accidents happened around 4:30 a.m., but details are sketchy because Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies have not provided the accident reports.

    Ricky Sean Temple, 22, of Waddy died in an accident in a field near Waddy.

    In the other, an unidentified westbound driver on Interstate 64 near Mile Marker 33 apparently crossed the median and crashed on the eastbound side.

  • Shelby County Sheriff's Reports Sept. 16, 2011

    Domestic Violence


    Amanda Ethington, 29, of 385 Jail Hill Road in Shelbyville was arrested Aug. 31 at that address and charged with fourth-degree assault with minor injury and menacing.




    Shannon W. Hirchert, 42, of 2016 Cherry Ridge Court in La Grange was arrested Aug. 3 on 5th Street and charged with first-degree sexual abuse and distribution of obscene matter to minors, first offense.