Cops & Courts

  • Missing Shelby woman missing is found safe

    A Shelby County woman has been missing for two weeks has been located and is safe, said police.

    Sgt. Bruce Gentry with the Shelbyville Police Department said that Anna Edlin, 47, had been missing Oct. 10.

    He said that when she was located, she did not wish to return home, and Gentry said if those were her wishes, she could not be made to return.

  • Shelby woman arrested after leaving 2 children in car

    Chelsey Vessels, 25, was arrested Tuesday afternoon after police were called when a person noticed two small children alone in car.

    According to the report, Shelbyville Police were called to the Marion Village Apartments, near the Midland Trail and Mack Walters Road intersection, where they found a 1-year-old girl asleep under a blanket and an older boy playing on the floor of the car.

    After police were able to talk the boy into unlocking the door, officers found the girl sweating and alerted EMS.

  • KSP investigate pursuit and fatality collision

    A chase that began in Shelby County in the pre-dawn hours of Tuesday morning ended up with a murder charge for a Willisburg man, police say.

    Kentucky State Police Spokesperson Bernie Napier said Nathaniel Harper, 38, of Willisburg was released from the hospital and lodged at the Fayette County Detention Center after the accident which caused the death of a homeless man in Lexington.

    He is charged with murder, fleeing and evading police, wanton Endangerment, and theft by unlawful taking (auto) $10,000 or more. Other charges are pending.

  • King pays restitution


  • King sentencing postponed

    Jenny King of Shelby County, a former longtime finance officer for Shelby County Fiscal Court who pleaded guilty in April to embezzling more than $23,000, has had her sentencing hearing moved to Aug. 7.

    King was to have appeared in Shelby Circuit Court July 17 for sentencing, but that event was postponed because she enrolled in a treatment program for substance abuse, said her attorney, Mark Dean.

  • Shelby County Sheriff Reports


    Gary J. Grant, 56, of 1035 Locust Grove Road was arrested April 9 on Taylorsville Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense.

    Rebecca Elizabeth Mouser, 22, of 556 Hawthorne Ave was arrested April 12 on I-64 and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense and failure to produce an insurance card.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports

    Alcohol Intoxication

    Lee Ray Smith of 403 Mack Walters Road was arrested April 29 at 1533 Midland Trail at Speedway and charged with alcohol intoxication.



    Destiny N. Breeding of 401 Skyline Drive was arrested April 24 at 1732 Village Lane and charged with theft by unlawful taking (shoplifting) under $500 and was served with a Shelby County warrant for an unstated charge

  • Manslaughter case gets new court date

    A Louisville man indicted in connection with a 2016 fatal crash on Taylorsville Road in Shelby County has received a new court date

    David E. Moore Jr., 33, will head back to court June 5 for a disposition hearing on the matter.

    On Sept. 2, Moore struck a vehicle driven by Julie Hedden Mundt, 57, also of Louisville, resulting in her death at the scene.

  • Police seek info on theft from vehicles

    Shelbyville Police are seeking information about thefts from several vehicles April 29 that were broken into while parked in the lot of a business on Midland Trail.

    They report that three vehicles were broken into at the Planet Fitness parking lot Saturday at about 2 p.m.

    Shelbyville Police Department Detectives are actively working the case and say that various items inside the three vehicles were taken.

  • Sheriff’s office gets two new deputies

    Two new deputies joined the ranks of the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office last month.

    Kyle Washburn and Justin Harr both started the last week in March.

    Washburn is newly graduated, having recently completed the Department of Criminal Justice’s 22-week academy.

    “Kyle will be a great asset for our office and community,” said Shelby County Sheriff Mike Armstrong.

    Also just coming onboard is Justin Harr. A seasoned officer, Harr has three years of law enforcement experience.