LOCAL NEWS

October 20, 2017

KSP asking for assistance in locating local

 Attorney charged with Theft

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Columbia, Ky. (October 19, 2017) – Investigators from Post 15 are currently attempting to locate 71-year-old Danny Butler, of Louisville in reference to a Felony Extradition Authorization issued in conjunction with an indictment warrant given by the Larue County Grand Jury on October 16, 2017.  The warrant charges Butler with 2 counts of Theft by Deception over $10,000 and less than $1,000,000: a class C felony.  These charges are the result of an ongoing investigation into Butler's private law practice.   

Butler is a 5'10", 170 lb., white male with hazel eyes and gray hair.  He last resided in the area of Grand Trevi Drive of Louisville.   

State Police are asking for the public’s help in locating Butler and they are encouraged to call KSP toll-free at: (1-800-222-5555) if they have any potential information regarding his whereabouts.  Detective BJ Burton is investigating.  

Russell Springs man  facing numerous charges stemming from a family dispute Thursday Morning

Shelby McGowan, 65, was arrested at a residence on C. McGowan Road by Sheriff Clete McAninch and Lt. David Cain.

McGowan was charged with Assault, Wanton Endangerment, two counts of Terroristic Threatening, Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrest.

He was processed and lodged in the Russell County Detention Center

Cochran Arrested in Taylor County

Campbellsville, Ky. (October 19, 2017) –  35-year-old Shawn A. Cochran was arrested  at the Lucky Vista Motel in the limits of Campbellsville.  Officers with the Campbellsville Police Department made the arrest at approximately 12:45 PM EST.  Cochran was lodged in the Taylor County Jail.    

Adair County Primary Center awarded $2,750 PRIDE grant

 

SOMERSET, KY — Eastern Kentucky PRIDE announced today that it will award $2,750 to the Adair County Primary Center for hands-on environmental education projects during the 2017/18 school year.

The Adair County Primary Center will use the grant to create a recycling program for paper, cardboard and plastic. Each classroom will receive a recycling bin. PRIDE Club students will collect paper and plastic from each classroom daily and place it in pickup collection bins outside the school. They will also gather litter from the school campus.

An investigation by Sgt. Mark Cromwell and Det. Joey Hoover has led to the arrest of a Russell Springs man on Rape and Sodomy charges.

Billy Joe Bennett, 40, of McQueary Road, was arrested at the Russell County Sheriff’s Department just before noon Thursday and charged with Rape 1st Degree and Sodomy 1st Degree after admitting he had sexual intercourse with a female under 12 years of age.

The investigation is ongoing. Additional charges are forthcoming.

Bennett was processed and lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.

Adair County School Board Meeting Hightlights

 ACES stlp club lead pledge and talked about doggie dash fundraiser 2) Robbie Harmon presented last year attendance award to ACES at 95.5% 3) parking lot behind ACPC completed; 4) Phyllis curry debriefed the board on 2016-17 test scores for four schools in county. Both Dean Curry and Dr. Pam Stephens were very complimentary of all teachers and support staff concerning the good news on scores.  After outlining how schools are scored and measured, Dean Curry stated ACHS was a "school of distinction" and shared accountability between ACPC/ACES were distinguished under the old model. The state model will be new for next year

Burn Advisory from Donald Hare

It is against the law to do any open burning within 150 feet of any woodland or brushland between the daylight hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. during the fall and spring forest fire hazard seasons, which run from October 1 to December 15 and from February 15 to April 30 respectively.”Donald Hare, Program Director

October 17, 2017

KSP seeks public assistance in locating escapee in Taylor County

 

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Campbellsville, Ky. (October 16, 2017) – Troopers and local law enforcement are currently attempting to locate 25-year-old Shawn A. Cochran, of Louisville.  Cochran was being transported from Green County to the Taylor County Jail when he escaped from the custody of the Green County transportation officer around the Campbellsville Taylor County water company on South Central Avenue in the limits of Campbellsville at approximately 6:20 PM EST.  

Cochran is a 5'10", 200 lb., white male with hazel eyes and brown hair.  He was last seen in the vicinity of the water company wearing orange pants, a gray shirt, 1 shoe and was handcuffed in with his hands in front of his body. 

State Police are asking for the public’s help in locating Cochran and are encouraged to dial 911 if they have any potential information regarding his whereabouts.   Citizens can call KSP toll-free at: (1-800-222-5555). 

Cochran also fled from police on 9/20/2017 and was charged with Burglary 1st, Fleeing or Evading Police 1st degree, Theft by Unlawful Taking - Auto, Reckless Driving, Resisting Arrest, Criminal Mischief and Parole violation.  

 

Adair County Sheriff’s Office in search of Wanted Man

 

Robet Hausdorfer

The Adair County Sheriff's Office would like your help locating ROBERT J HAUSDORFER.

Hausdorfer is wanted in connection with an on-going investigation. He is also wanted on Felony Indictment Warrants, and Probation and Parole Violations.

ROBERT J HAUSDORFER is approximately white 5'9'', 135 pounds, Bald, with Hazel eyes and wears glasses.

If anyone may know of the whereabouts of Hausdorfer please call the Adair County Sheriff's Office or Adair County 911 Center. Tips can remain anonymous.

October Adair Circuit Court Indictments

Andrew Ross White 201 White Lane Columbia KYCount 1 Robbery in the second degree- the defendant knowingly & unlawfully used physical force upon Ieshea Jones in the course of committing a theft of $130.00 and a cell phone Bail $25,000.00 cash; Count 2 persistent felony offender in the First degree-  Count 3 Assault in the Fourth Degree-the defendant intentionally or wantonly slapping and chocking and causing physical injury to Iesha Jones.

Jeremy A Dial 200 Hudson St Columbia KY Count 1 Assault in the 3 Degree-the defendant intentionally caused or attempted to cause physical injury to Officer Johnny Dial-Count 2 disorderly Conduct in the First Degree-Count 3 Terroristic Threatening in the 3rd Degree the defendant threatened Columbia Police Office Johnny Dial-Count 4 Resisting Arrest.

Timothy J Anglin 806 Burkesville St Columbia KY- Failure to Comply with Sex Offender Registration-Second or Subsequent offense.

Derek Lee Riter 445 Sullivan road Columbia KY-Count 1 Wanton Endangerment in the First Degree-the defendant under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life, he wantonly engaged in conduct which created a substantial danger of death or serious physical injury to Tommy Melson- Count 2 Assault in the Fourth Degree-the defendant intentionally or wantonly struck Tommy Melson with his hands and fists, causing physical injury to Melson-Count 3 Fleeing or evading the police in the second degree.

Joshua Blake Hicks 25 A Vintage Lane Campbellsville KY- Trafficking in Marijuana 8 ounces or more but less than 5 pounds.

Anthony C Sexton 2200 Weed-Sparksville Road Columbia KY- Count 1 Trafficking in a Controlled Substance in the First Degree-2 grams or more or Methamphetamine. Bail $5,000.00/sec prop- Count 2 Driving while license suspended for DUI-Count 3 Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol-.08-Second Offense-Count 4 Failure to Produce Insurance Card.

Iradell May Slater 85 Slater Road Edmonton- Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the Second Degree. The defendant possessed or uttered a forged check was forged and with the intent to defraud, deceive or injure another said check being check number 1133 in the amount of !107.98 drawn on the account of Stephanie Slater at the Community Trust Bank Bail $1,500.00 sec property.

Richard P Baldwin 1125 Gaston Ave Columbia KY-Count 1 Fleeing or Evading the Police in the First Degree-Count 2 Persistent Felony Offender in the Second Degree-Count 3 Wanton Endangerment In The First Degree(Police Officer)-the defendant committed the offense of Wanton Endangerment in the First Degree when under circumstance manifesting an extreme indifference to human life, he wantonly engaged in conduct which created a substantial danger of death or serious physical injury to another person when he operated a motor vehicle in a wanton manner during a police pursuit and thereby endangered the life of Kentucky State Police Trooper Jonathan Carlock. Count 4- Persistent Felony Offender in the Second Degree-Count 5 Criminal Mischief in the First Degree- Count 6 Persistent Felony Offender in the Second Degree-Count 7 Possession of  A Controlled Substance in the First Degree-First Offense (Methamphetamine) Count 8 Operating   A Motor Vehicle While under the Influence of Alcohol- Count 9 Speeding (26 MPH Over Limit)-Count 10 Reckless Driving-Count 11 Operating on A Suspended/Revoked Operators License-Count 12 Resisting Arrest-Count 13 Failure to or Improper Signal Count 14 Disregarding Traffic Control Device-Traffic Light. Bail $50,000.00

Bradley Shane Luttrell 4445 Dunnville Road Columbia KY Trafficking in a Controlled Substance in the First Degree – First Offense 2 grams or more of Methamphetamine.  Firearms Enhanced Count 2 Possession of A Handgun By A Convicted Felon. Count 3 Possession of A Firearm by a Convicted Felon- Count 4 Receiving Stolen Property- Firearm- the defendant received, retained or disposed of a Smith & Wesson 9 mm handgun the movable property of Cheryl Roy, or another person, knowing that said property had been stolen or having reason to believe that it had been stolen. Count 5 Persistent Felony Offender in the Second Degree. Count 6 Trafficking in Marijuana less than 8 ounces second or subsequent offense – Firearms enhanced. Count 7 Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Basil $10,000.00

Anthony Lee Allen 289 Neff Road Liberty Count 1 Assault in the 3rd Degree the defendant committed the offense to Kentucky State Police George Atwood, a state, county, city, or federal peach officer, by intentionally causing or attempting to cause physical injury to Det. George Atwood. Count 2 Resisting Arrest. Count 3 Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Count 4 Possession of Marijuana Bail $5,000.00

Daniel Hensley 130 Sams Lane Knifley KY Count 1 Trafficking in Marijuana 8 ounces or more but less than 5 pounds first offense (fire arms enhanced) Count 2 Marijuana Cultivation Less than 5 Plants First Offense Count 3 Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Bail $5,000.00

Teresa Leshay Henley130 Sams Lane Knifley KY Count 1 Trafficking in Marijuana 8 ounces or more but less than 5 pounds first offense (fire arms enhanced) Count 2 Marijuana Cultivation Less than 5 Plants First Offense Count 3 Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Bail $2,500.00/sec property

Thomas Michael Holder 130 Sams Lane Knifley KY Count 1 Possession of A Handgun by A Convicted Felon Count 2 Trafficking in marijuana 8 ounces or more but less than 5 pounds. Bail $2,500.00

Vada Dewayne Scott 276 North Field St. Ponchatoula Louisiana Complicity to Criminal Possession of A Forged Instrument in the Second Degree. Bail $10,000.00

Reggie Omar Jackson 12061 Northwood Drive Hammond Louisiana

Complicity to Criminal Possession of A Forged Instrument in the Second Degree 3 Counts  Bail $10,000.00

Willie Edward Jackson12061 Northwood Drive Hammond Louisiana Complicity to Criminal Possession of A Forged Instrument in the Second Degree 3 Counts  Bail $10,000.00

Michael Scott Cole 146 Green Street Nashville Tennessee Count 1 Possession of A Forged Instrument in the Second Degree the defendant with the knowledge that said check was forged and with the intent to defraud, deceive or injure another, said check being check number 10496 dated August 1, 2017 in the amount of $4,900.00 drawn of the account of Bobby Dale Sneed D/B/A A-1 Auto Sales, and was made payable to Michael Cole and cashed at the Bank of Columbia. Count 2 Criminal Possession of A Forged Instrument in the Second Degree. Count 3 Criminal Possession of A Forged Insturment in The Second Degree. Bail $5,500.00 Cash  

WAIN remindins our listeners and readers that an indictments are a legal accusation and the defendants are innocent until proven guilty.

 

October 12, 2017

Adair County man charged with Assault 1st 

 

  

Columbia, Ky. (October 12, 2017) 43-year-old Donald Wayne Christenberry, of Columbia, was arrested today at 4:27 AM CST on South Burkesville Road in the limits of Columbia and charged with Assault 1st degree and Assault 4th degree (domestic violence) Minor Injury.  The charges stemmed from an investigation into a stabbing that occurred on an unknown area of KY Hwy 206 when Christenberry allegedly stabbed 57-year-old Brent Ollery, of Columbia.  Ollery was taken to the TJ Sampson hospital to be treated for a knife wound to the neck area and was then relayed by ambulance to the University of Louisville Hospital where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries.  The ER notified law enforcement of the incident.  

Following that incident, Christenberry returned to his residence on Spring Drive in Columbia and was involved in a second altercation with 48-year-old Brenda Lucas which led to the Assault 4th charge.   Christenberry was lodged in the Adair County Jail.  Detective Nick Davis is investigating.    

Post 15 activity for September, 2017
 

  

Columbia, Ky. (October 11, 2017) During the month of September 2017, there were 18 traffic accidents investigated by the State Police working in the Post 15 area in the 11 counties of Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, Marion, Metcalfe, Monroe, Russell, Taylor and Washington.

There were two fatal collisions during the month of September in the Post 15 area.

Steven Williams, 38 years old of Russell Co KY was killed on 09/17/17 in Russell Co KY

Zachary Anderson, 20 years old of Casey Co KY was killed on 09/22/17 in Casey Co KY

This brings our yearly fatality count to 14 compared with 26 through this same period in 2016.

Statewide fatality count stands at 542 compared with 600 through this same period in 2016.

During the month of September 2017, there were 1124 citations written, 191 courtesy notices written, 1593 vehicles inspected, 691 complaints answered, 77 motorists assisted, 62 criminal cases opened and 291 criminal arrests made.

Post 15 to conduct safety traffic checkpoints

 

  

Columbia, Ky. (October 11, 2017) – Kentucky State Police, Post 15 will be conducting safety traffic checkpoints in the Post 15 area, which includes Washington, Marion, Taylor, Green, Casey, Russell, Adair, Metcalfe, Monroe, Clinton and Cumberland. Troopers will be checking for impaired drivers, children that are not properly restrained in child safety seats and informing the public about the use of seatbelts. These safety checkpoints will be conducted in various locations throughout the Post 15 area that are experiencing a high ratio of vehicular crashes resulting in injury and/or death compared to relatively low safety restraint usage ratio.

October 16, 2017

Adair County fatal collision

 

  

Columbia, Ky. (October 14, 2017) – Trooper Billy Begley is investigating a collision that occurred today at approximately 11:52 AM CST, 6 miles north of Columbia on Holmes Bend Road.  54-year-old John F. Bush, of Columbia, was operating a westbound 1981 Honda Goldwing motorcycle when he failed to properly negotiate a curve, left the roadway and struck and embankment.  

Bush was pronounced dead at the scene.  Tpr. Begley was assisted by the Adair County EMS.  

Cumberland County fatal collision

 

  

Burkesville, Ky. (October 14, 2017) – Trooper Ricky Cross is investigating a collision that occurred on 10/13/2017 at approximately 9:05 PM CST on KY 1880 in Cumberland County.  44-year-old Paul R. Rose, of Albany, was operating a northbound 2007 Toyota pickup when she crossed the roadway, struck an embankment, went airborne and struck a tree.  

Mr. Rose was airlifted to University of Kentucky Hospital and listed in critical condition.  A passenger, 52-year-old Terry P. Angel, of Albany, was pronounced dead at the scene.  

Tpr. Cross was assisted at the scene by the Cumberland County Fire and Sheriff's Department.  The investigation is ongoing.   

Adair County man charged with Murder

 

  

Columbia, Ky. (October 13, 2017) – 31-year-old Reuban Sebastian Paz, of Columbia, was arrested today at 2:38 PM CST on New Concord Road, 7 miles east of Columbia.  Paz is charged with the murder of his wife, 25-year-old Linda Sebastian Paz, also of New Concord Road Columbia.  KSP received a call from the Adair County Sheriff's office requesting assistance at the residence at 4:20 AM CST.  

The investigation revealed that the two had been involved in a domestic dispute that led to the shooting and death of  Linda Sebastian. Paz.  An autopsy will be performed by the state medical examiner's office.  Reuban Sebastian Paz was lodged in the Adair County Jail.  Detective Bo Hensley is investigating.   

The Columbia-Adair County Fire Department will be taking sealed bids on the following items:

truck

1-6.5' x 7' garage roll up door, used interior only, but can be configured anyway

1-1976 Chevrolet Truck,   Truck has 427 gas engine with a 5 speed manual transmission with a 2 speed rear end.   We have used this truck since buying new for a tanker truck and have replaced it.  

Bids for both items can be mailed to PO Box 96 Columbia, KY  42728 or dropped off at our box at the Fire Department Station on Merchant Street in Columbia.  Must be in by November 1, 2017.

We reserve the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids and contact the winner bidder on these on November 1st at our next regular business meeting. 

October 11, 2017

An investigation by Deputy Ethan Pike resulted in the arrest of two persons Tuesday night for trafficking in Methamphetamine and other charges.

At 8:35 p.m., Deputy Pike stopped a vehicle on KY 619, moments after it left the Cumberland Lodge Motel in Russell Springs.

Roger Dale Pendleton, 45, of Russell Springs, was arrested on a warrant for Failure to Appear in Clark District Court and for Operating on a Suspended License. An alert by K-9 Maxo led to the discovery of a small quantity of Methamphetamine and Marijuana as well as drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle.

A passenger, Wendy Dawn McFerron, 38, of Stanford, was also taken into custody for Possession of a Controlled Substance 2nd Degree and Tampering with Physical Evidence.

The roadside investigation led to Deputy Pike to obtain a Search Warrant for a room at the motel where Pendleton and McFerron had just been. That search resulted in the seizure of approximately 5 grams of “crystal meth” and more drug paraphernalia.

In addition to the initial charges stemming from the vehicle stop, Pendleton and McFerron were also charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree-Meth.

Both were processed and lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.

Deputy Pike was assisted by Deputy Dustin Bunch, Det. Joey Hoover and Officer Bobby Pritchard of the Russell Springs Police Department.