Cops & Courts

  • Shelbyville Police Reports July 22, 2011


    Michael E. Barnett, of unknown age and address, was arrested July 17 at 20 Village Plaza and charged with theft by unlawful taking (shoplifting). He was also served with a Shelby County bench warrant of unstated charges.

    Gutherie L. Ford, 65, of 800 N. Main St. No. 3 was arrested July 16 on Midland Trail and charged with public intoxication in a public place, first and second offense in 12 months, second-degree disorderly conduct, theft by unlawful taking and resisting arrest.

  • Sheriff’s office receives good audit

    The sheriff’s office has all its ducks in a row, at least as far as its finances are concerned, according to a state report.

    State Auditor Crit Luallen’s office reported that the annual audit of the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office revealed no instances of noncompliance, and no matters of material weaknesses.

  • Shelby County Sheriff's Reports July 22, 2011


    Lloxo Ramos-Perez, 34, of 93 Mount Eden Road No. 1 was arrested April 27 on Mount Eden Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, first offense, no operator’s license, reckless driving, giving a false name or address to a police officer, no other state registration receipt and failure to appear in court.



    Noe Lopez Ramirez, 28, of 5211 Eminence Pike was arrested May 1 on Ellis road and charged with no operator’s license.

  • EARLIER: Special prosecutor appointed for Ethington case

    The state attorney general has appointed a special prosecutor in the case against the owners of Ethington Auto in Shelbyville.

    Henry County Attorney Jenny Harrod will now prosecute the case for the Kentucky State Police.

    Donnie Ethington, 70, of Shelbyville and William Ledford, 84, of Somerset, face 169 counts – two of them felonies – for failure to process paperwork properly in the sales of autos.

    The pair had a court appearance in Shelby County District Court Thursday for the purpose of assigning Harrod to the case.

  • Court report: July 20, 2011

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Guy Hart:

    Ortiz Ezequiel De Paz, resident fishing without a license/permit - plead guilty - $169 fine and costs.

    Marcolus D. Farris, resident fishing without a license/permit - plead guilty - $169 fine and costs.

    Wilma S. Hensley, theft by unlawful taking/shoplifting - plead guilty - $344 fine and costs.

    Patricia A. Lawless, drinking alcoholic beverage in public place - plead guilty - $169 fine and costs.

  • One injured in Todds Point crash

    A Shelby County man was taken to Baptist East after being involved in a crash on Todds Point Road Friday afternoon.

    Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputy Mike Murray said he did not believe that Cody Spoon, 19, sustained life threatening injuries.

    The accident happened in the 500 block of Todds Point Road when Spoon, who was traveling northbound, passed a truck and didn’t see a car driven by Agnes Colvin, 83, of Todds Point Road.

    The two vehicles hit head on, but at an angle, Murray said. Colvin was not taken to the hospital.

  • Witnesses work with police, thwart purse-snatcher

    An elderly woman has her purse back after having it snatched in a parking lot, thanks to heroic efforts from both citizens and police.

    Sheriff’s Detective Eric Hettinger said the incident is a good example of what can happen when the public teams up with law enforcement, and when police agencies work together.

    It all started Monday at 4:50 p.m. when Central Dispatch got a call from a shopper at Walmart that a man had snatched an elderly woman’s purse and fled in a white car toward the interstate, Hettinger said.

  • Injury accident shuts down I-64 at Simpsonville for 3 hours

    A three-car pile up between mile markers 27 and 28 on the interstate involving three cars and 13 people Friday afternoon shut the interstate down in the westbound lane for hours.

    Miraculously, no one was injured, said Kentucky State Trooper  Kenny Stewart, although one man  did say he was considering going to the hospital.

    The crash itself was an odd spectacle, with one car sitting on top of another at a very unusual angle.

    Steward said the accident happened shortly before noon, in the construction zone, which precipitated the crash.

  • Court report: June 15, 2011

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong:

    Venacia Batz, no operator's license – plead guilty – 30-day sentence probated for two years and $393 fine and costs.

    Jessica D. Berry, first-offense DUI – plead guilty – operator's license suspended for 30 days and $728 fine and costs.

    Hector O. Gonzalez, first-offense DUI and no operator's/moped license – diversion completed – dismissed.

  • New officer joins Shelbyville PD

    The atmosphere was both somber and exciting as Circuit Judge Charles Hickman intoned the words of the police officer’s oath Wednesday to Shelbyville Police Department’s newest officer, Joe Hess, who responded as family and community members looked on.

    The swearing in, which took place in the community room of the police station, returns SPD to full capacity at 23 officers strong.

    Hess, 46, brings more than two decades of law enforcement experience with him, having served 24 years on the Lexington PD as a patrol officer and detective.