Cops & Courts

  • Shooting suspect identified in break-in at Simpsonville Baptist


  • Jury duty scam rampant again

    Michele Wolfe can breathe a sigh of relief now that the ordeal is over.

    She had almost fallen prey to the widely circulating jury duty scam, which would have robbed her of $2,000.

    “This guy asked me to go to the bank and get my money and then he would meet me at the sheriff’s department,” she said. “I mean, he gave me court numbers, he gave me the court date, I mean he gave it to me all. I was like, ‘Wow, OK.’ Everything seemed up front, it seemed for real.”

  • Police seeking help finding man exposing himself

    Police are appealing to the public to locate a man who exposed himself to a woman near downtown Shelbyville Monday afternoon.

    Kentucky State Police Trooper Bernice Napier said the incident occurred at around 3 p.m. near Washington and Alton streets.

    Napier said that when they responded to the call, the woman said the man followed her down Washington Street then got out of his car near Alton Road and exposed his genitals to her.

  • New cops on the beat

    Three new police officers are on the job at the Shelbyville Police Department; all fresh from the police academy.

    The three new officers graduated from the academy on a Friday and began at Shelbyville P.D. the following Monday, said Shelbyville Police Chief Danny Goodwin.

    “They all graduated from the police academy on October seventh, and they have started their training with us,” said Goodwin.

    The academy consists of 23 weeks of training at Eastern Kentucky University.

  • Anglin sentencing postponed again

    A sentencing hearing for a former Shelby County Public Schools payroll manager charged with embezzling more than a half million dollars has been delayed a second time.

    Benita Anglin was originally scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 19, but Judge Charles Hickman rescheduled it for Oct. 21 at the request of her attorney, Matthew Pippin, who said that Anglin was ill.

    Sentencing has now been scheduled – for the third time – for Nov. 7.

    It is not clear why the event has been postponed yet again.

  • King has court date Friday in embezzlement case

    Jenny King of Shelby County, a former longtime finance officer for Shelby County Fiscal Court, charged with embezzling more than $23,000, will appear in court Friday for a disposition hearing.

    King is charged with stealing the money from the county’s general fund over an 18-month period from April 2013 to December 2014.

  • Shelby County Sheriff Reports


    Austin T. Horstman, 23, of 11 Pembroke Road in Louisville was arrested May 21 on Isaac Shelby Drive and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense.



    Stephen R. Bartlett, 25, of 6899 N. Maple Grove Road in Bloomington, Ind., was arrested May 28 on I-64 and charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance (cocaine), first offense, reckless driving, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Shelby man dies in Las Vegas jail altercation

    A Shelbyville man died Saturday after being beaten by another inmate in a Las Vegas jail, according to officials at the Clark County Coroner’s office.

    Jeremiah Bowling, 25, died of blunt force trauma at 6:12 p.m. officials said.

    Franklin Sharp, 33, has been arrested and charged with murder in the death. Sharp is said to have been Bowling’s cellmate.

    A corrections officer found Bowling bleeding from his head in his cell Saturday afternoon he was later pronounced dead.

    The motive is believed to have stemmed from an argument.

  • Jury duty scam rampant again

    The long running jury duty scam is back and Shelby County Circuit Clerk Lowry Miller says several people have expressed concern.

    He wants to reassure them that if anyone receives a phone call saying they are in trouble for missing jury duty is in trouble, the call is not legitimate.

    “If you are not already selected and on jury duty, we would not call you,” he said.

    "If we don't contact you by regular mail, it is not us. From that letter,

    you would be instructed to go to orientation, and from there we would

  • Anglin sentenced

    A former Shelby County Public Schools payroll manager charged with embezzling more than a half million dollars received a sentence of 18 years in prison.

    Benita Anglin was also ordered to pay full restitution of $593,179 by Shelby Circuit Court at her hearing Monday.

    Shelby County Circuit Judge Charles Hickman denied her request for probation and she was taken into custody at the conclusion of the hearing.