Cops & Courts

  • Joshua Fast receives 10 years in jail for his role in shooting

    The sentencing Monday of Joshua Fast of Crestwood has closed a sad chapter in the life of a Shelbyville family whose son was shot and killed on Brown Avenue nearly three years ago.

    Shelby County Circuit Judge Chuck Hickman sentenced Fast to 10 years in prison – 5 each for reckless homicide and second-degree burglary – for his participation in the events surrounding the death of David Fletcher of Shelbyville.

  • Court report: June 3, 2005

    Circuit court

    Civil final

    HSB Bank Nevada, Carol Stream, Ill., vs. Troy S. Long, 5574 Frankfort Road, dismissed without prejudice.

    DH Capital Management, Inc., Prospect, vs. Debra Stewart, 116 Seven Oaks Dr., default judgment for plaintiff for $7,025.20 plus interest, attorney’s fees and costs.

  • Fast set for court on Monday

    A man who was charged in connection with the 2008 shooting death of a Brown Avenue man is expected to be sentenced on Monday in Shelby Circuit Court.
    Joshua Fast, 25, was charged along with Timothy Carpenter, 25, both of La Grange, in the shooting death of David Fletcher, 28, of Shelbyville, who was killed when he was shot by his roommate, Eric Reynolds, who said he thought Fletcher was an intruder trying to break into the house.

  • Info wanted on arson-related fires

    Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the person suspected to responsible for setting two fires at two different businesses late last month.

    On May 21, the Shelbyville Fire Department responded to a trash-can fire in front of Goody’s Family Clothing in Village Plaza. The call came in at 1 p.m.

    A few minutes after firefighters extinguished the fire, they received another call that the Dumpster behind Save-A-Lot – adjacent to Goody’s – was on fire.

  • Shelby County Sheriff's Reports June 3, 2010



    Albert Dietrich, 32, of 5560 Brunerstown Road in Shelbyville was arrested May 25 on Rocket Lane in Shelbyville and charged with failure to wear a seatbelt, operating a motor vehicle under the influence, possession of an open alcohol beverage container and no insurance.

  • EARLIER: 2010 Crime Report Part 1: Overall crime down in Shelby, but violent crime is up

    Here’s the picture on crime in Shelby County during 2010: Overall calls and arrests were down, but in violent crimes, there was an increase.

    That’s what the statistics reported by the three principle police agencies that serve Shelby County reveal.

    Rapes more than doubled – 24 were reported by the Kentucky State Police and the Shelbyville Police Department – and there were 32 robberies, more than twice those reported in 2009.

  • Court report: June 1, 2011

  • Fire strikes again at family familiar with its pain

    WADDY – A family watched helplessly Tuesday morning as firefighters worked to extinguish a fire that heavily damaged their home.

    Tim and Stacy Warford stood nearby with their two children as crews from the Waddy and East 60 fire departments knocked down a blaze that started about 7:30 that morning.

    Although a pet perished in the blaze, no one was injured, a blessing for a family that lost a young niece in a fire last year, when 6-year-old Elizabeth Brown died at her home just after Christmas.

  • Court report: May 27, 2011

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    William March, receiving stolen property – diversion completed – dismissed.

    Jamison D. Gann, speeding 21 mph over limit and first-offense failure of non-owner to maintain required insurance – guilty – $710 fine and costs.

    Ashly Juiasin, first-offense DUI – guilty – operator’s license suspended for 30 days and $728 fine and costs.

  • EARLIER: 62 charges added for Ethington owners

    Kentucky State Police have added 62 new charges in their ongoing investigation into illegal business practices at Ethington Motors, bringing to 169 the total filed in an investigation that they say may bring more.

    In Shelbyville District Court on Thursday afternoon, KSP Trooper Hunter Martin, who is in charge of the investigation into the dealership, added those charges to the existing 107 filed last month against owners Donnie Ethington, 70, of Shelbyville and William T. Ledford, 84, of Somerset.