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Cops & Courts

  • Court report: April 25, 2012

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Alfonso Jaimes-Alanis, first-offense conspiracy to traffic in controlled substance – dismissed without prejudice.

    Christopher L. Norton, fourth-degree assault domestic violence no visible injury and second-degree burglary – dismissed without prejudice.

    Aaron Roselle, fraudulent use of credit card – guilty – 30-day sentence and $144 costs.

  • Man twice deported now headed to prison

    A man from Mexico previously deported and who returned to the country illegally was sentenced in federal court to 37 months in prison after he admitted he had threatened to shoot the owner of a Shelbyville restaurant.

    Joel Sanchez Ramos, 27, was sentenced Tuesday for being an undocumented resident in possession of a firearm, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s office in Lexington.

  • Bruner court date set for June 18

    A Taylorsville man charged with assaulting a Shelbyville woman last fall has received a new court date of June 18 for a disposition hearing in Shelby County Circuit Court.

    Mark Bruner, 38, was charged with assault in the beating of Denisse Escareno, 24, who was found barely breathing and severely beaten on the side of Mount Eden Road by passersby Nov. 5.

    Bruner was arrested 10 days later in Taylorsville.

  • Court report: April 16, 2012

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong:

    Stephanie C. Miller, speeding 22 mph over limit  operating on suspended/revoked operator's license – pleaded guilty – 30-day sentence probated for two years and $296 fines.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments April 18, 2012

    Charles E. Hawkins, 50, of 804 Sycamore Terrace was indicted for first-degree illegal possession of a controlled substance (cocaine), possession of drug paraphernalia, operating a motor vehicle on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, failure to wear a seat belt, failure to produce a registration receipt and operating a motor vehicle on an expired license plate.

    Jeff Schroader, 45, of 1644 West Drive in Murray was indicted for theft by unlawful taking over $500 and being a persistent felony offender.

  • Anderson man rejects plea offer on porn charges

    A Lawrenceburg man who told police he had “sexual desires for children” has rejected a plea offer from prosecutors on child pornography charges.

    Shelby County Commonwealth Attorney Laura Donnell said her office has been working on a plea agreement for Mark Hawks, which he turned down Monday in Shelby Circuit Court.

    “We’ve extended an offer, but he hasn’t accepted it,” Donnell said during a break in court proceedings. “That’s why he asked for a continuance.”

  • Murder suspect faces new charge

    A man facing murder charges in the stabbing of a man in downtown Shelbyville now faces additional charges.

    Shelby County resident Marcus Goldsmith was arraigned Monday and pleaded not guilty to first-degree burglary, second-degree assault and tampering with physical evidence connected with an incident that happened before the deadly altercation March 16 in downtown Shelbyville.

    Police say Goldsmith, 53, had gone to the apartment of Keith A. Jackson at 901 Main St. in the early morning hours and gotten into an argument with him, police say.

  • Court report: April 9, 2012

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Jacob D. Conn, first-offense DUI and possession of open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle – guilty – 2-day sentence, operator's license suspended for 30 days and $763 fine and costs.

    Marceling Gomez Gonzales, alcohol intoxication in a public place and giving officer false name or address – guilty – 5-day sentence and $269 fine and costs.

  • Ethington Auto to learn fate of license today

    The owners of Ethington Auto will find out today if criminal charges brought against them involving illegal business practices last April will affect their dealership license.

    The Motor Vehicle Commission is expected to make a decision today on the matter concerning Ethington Auto at 1744 Midland Trail, owned by Donnie Ethington, 71, of Shelbyville, and William Ledford, 85, of Somerset.

  • Another Mobley now charged in Mount Eden

    TAYLORSVILLE – A bizarre story of alleged domestic violence and attempted murder in Mount Eden has become even stranger as the suspect’s nephew now faces charges in the case for attempting to run over the alleged victim with his motorcycle.

    Waddy resident Sammy F. Mobley, 36, faces a first-degree wanton endangerment charge in connection with a March 16 incident in which Benjamin W. Mobley, 58, of Murphy Lane allegedly attempted to shoot at and pistol-whip his girlfriend, who is from Mount Eden.