Cops & Courts

  • 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.



  • King gets new court date 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, has received a new court date of Oct. 21.

    King, charged with stealing the money from the county’s general fund over an 18-month period from April 2013 to December 2014, received the new hearing date at her status hearing in Shelby Circuit Court on Monday.

  • Blaze damages home in Brittany Estates

    Two firefighters received minor injuries while battling a house fire Saturday night, but are doing well, said fire officials.

    “Of the family, no one was hurt, they all got out. But we did have two firefighters that suffered minor injuries during the fire,” said Shelbyville Fire Chief Kevin Baker. “One was injured when part of the ceiling fell in, and the other twisted a knee. They’re both okay – one went to the hospital and was released, and the other was treated on the scene.”

  • Sentencing for Augustine is Sept. 9

    Theresa M. Augustine, a former assistant administrator and firefighter who was indicted in February 2015 on theft-related charges, will be sentenced in Shelby Circuit Court today.

    Augustine pleaded guilty in July to the original charges – theft by unlawful taking $10,000 or more, but less than $100,000 – as well as abuse of public trust in connection with that amount.

    Both charges are Class C felonies, which carry a prison sentence of 5 to 10 years each.

  • Rural King employee arrested for theft

    An employee of the Shelbyville Rural King has been arrested for a large theft from the store.

    Christina Allen, 32, of Shelbyville was arrested Tuesday at the store at 3 p.m.

    She was charged with theft by deception under $10,000 and taken to the Shelby County Detention Center, where she has bonded out.

    A Shelbyville Police report said that Allen, who is the store’s customer service manager, is accused of taking $1,987 from the store in a two-month period, from July to August 2016.

  • Crime Stoppers seek info on stolen tractor

    Police are asking for the public’s help to get information connected with the theft of a tractor from the John Deere dealership on Taylorsville Road.

    The theft occurred shortly after midnight Friday when a Dodge pickup truck pulled into the dealership. Then, 17 minutes later, a John Deere tractor was hooked up to a trailer.

    The pickup, shown in the photo supplied by video surveillance, was occupied by two white males.

    Maj. Jason Rice with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office said he has no further description of the occupants of the pickup.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports


    Robert A. Richardson, 36, of 549 Morris Clark Road in Waddy was arrested August 3 on Clubhouse Drive and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, second offense, possession of an open alcoholic beverage container and failure to produce an insurance card.

    Andrew Kyle Duncan of 9204 Cedar Haven Drive in Louisville was arrested Aug. 7 on I-64 and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs and careless driving.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports Aug. 26, 2016


    Christopher Lee Kelly, 30, of 923 Cranbourne Grange was arrested July 12 on Boone Station Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, second offense, speeding and reckless driving.

    Ashley A. Haggard, 29, of 912 Bland Ave. was arrested July 18 on Prospect and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs.