An Adair Co. man has been arrested on numerous charges including attempted rape after breaking into a Taylor Co. residence.
On Thursday, December 05, at 5:30 A.M. the Campbellsville Police Department received a complaint of a disturbance at 103 Vintage Lane. Once officers arrived on the scene, it was determined that 28 year old Joel C. Yarberry of Columbia had broken into the residence and was attempting to rape the resident.
Yarberry was arrested and charged with Burglary 2nd, Assault 4th (Domestic), Attempted Rape and Resisting Arrest. He was lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center.
Officer Daniel Forbis is the investigating officer.
Columbia Police Officer recognized for efforts to remove impaired drivers from our roadways. On Dec. 2nd, 2013 CPD Ofc. Johnny Dial received a Governor’s Award for removing and prosecuting impaired drivers travelling on the roadways in Adair County. Officer’s who received the award from all across Kentucky travelled to the Marriott East in Louisville ,KY for a ceremony in appreciation for their efforts. “ We are very proud of Officer Dial and his achievement, keeping impaired drivers off our city, county, and state roads has and always will be a priority for our department.” Chief Cross Officer Dial was accompanied by Sgt. Jr Murphy for the ceremony.
Columbia Police Officer recognized for efforts to remove impaired drivers from our roadways.
On Dec. 2nd, 2013 CPD Ofc. Johnny Dial received a Governor’s Award for removing and prosecuting impaired drivers travelling on the roadways in Adair County. Officer’s who received the award from all across Kentucky travelled to the Marriott East in Louisville ,KY for a ceremony in appreciation for their efforts.
“ We are very proud of Officer Dial and his achievement, keeping impaired drivers off our city, county, and state roads has and always will be a priority for our department.” Chief Cross
Officer Dial was accompanied by Sgt. Jr Murphy for the ceremony.
An Adair Co. business was destroyed by fire early this morning.
The Adair County Fire Dept responded Thursday morning at 2:40 a.m. to Timber Lane off Hwy 551. When firefighters arrived, they found Billy Rice's Body Shop totally engulfed in fire. The body shop was a total loss along with 3 automobiles, several tools and painting equipment. There were 14 firemen on the scene for about 1.5 hours. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
The Campbellsville Police Department and Taylor County Sheriff’s Department have been investigating a suspected rape that occurred in July 2013.
The investigation was initiated on Nov. 16th and led to the arrest of 41-year-old Jeffery Watson of Campbellsville on Dec. 2nd. Watson was arrested for Rape 3rd Degree on a Taylor District Warrant and was released on a $5000 bond. The incident was investigated by Campbellsville Police Officer Ben Riggs and Taylor Co. Sheriff's Deputy Brian Pickard.
The Adair Co. Sheriff's Office and the Columbia Police Department responded to a two vehicle accident Wednesday night, December 4. No-one was injured as a result of the collision.
63-year-old Margie Straut of Columbia was operating her 2004 Ford Taurus when she turned off Greenhills into the path of travel of 55-year-old Brenda Streeval of Knifley who was operating a 2001 Chevy Tracker.
Streeval and Straut were checked at the scene by Adair EMS and refused treatment. Traffic was blocked for a period until the roadway became clear.
Deputy Adam Cravens investigated the accident. Officer John Dial, Sheriff Harrison Moss as well as Adair Search and Rescue responded to the scene.
The Campbellsville Police Department on Tuesday responded to an injury accident on Ingram Ave at 9:08 P.M. 77 year old Alice M. Robinson of Campbellsville was driving a 1997 Buick Lesabre. 34 year old Lucretia R. Vaughn of Campbellsville was driving a 2005 Dodge Ram. 1 patient was transported to Taylor Regional by CTCEMS. Alcohol is not believed to be a contributing factor. Campbellsville Fire/Rescue & CTCEMS assisted on the scene. Accident is still under investigation by Officer Dexter Colvin.
A traffic stop on Burksville Street in Columbia resulted in multiple charges on Monday evening, December, 2nd.
Adair Co. Deputy Sheriff Aaron Rainwater conducted the traffic stop in front of Save-a-Lot for expired tags. After making the stop, Deputy Rainwater spoke with the occupants and a search of the vehicle yielded over 2 ounces of marijuana and drug paraphernalia under a passenger seat of the vehicle and a large sum of cash on the passenger, 25-year-old James Brandon Carrey of Greensburg. Carrey was charged with Trafficking in Marijuana under 8 oz and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, both misdemeanors.
The driver of the vehicle, 20-year-old Danielle Symmes of Columbia was cited for Expired Registration and Possession of an Open Container in a Motor Vehicle, also misdemeanors.
Deputy Rainwater was assisted at the scene by Officer John Dial.
A house in Adair co. was destroyed by fire early Tues.
The Adair County Fire Dept responded to a residential house fire at 221 Union Hill Lane, off Ky 55 North in the Coburg community just after 4:00 a.m. The home was owned by John Shehan. Upon firefighters arrival, the house was totally engulfed in fire and was a total loss. 15 firemen were on the scene for about 3 hours and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.
A Russell Co. man was killed in a 1-vehicle crash on Tues.evening.
Tpr. Adam Likins is investigating the collsion that occurred at 5:45 p.m. four miles east of Russell Springs on East West Wilson Road. 72-year-old Hubert H. Eads of Russell Springs, was operating a 1997 Jeep when the vehicle dropped off the right side of the roadway, traveled down a steep embankment and came to final rest after hitting a tree. Eads was not belted and was pronounced dead at the scene. Tpr. Likins was assisted at the scene by the Eli Fire Department.
Two Taylor Co. women have been arrested for shoplifting at Walmart in Columbia.
On Sat., Dec. 2nd, Columbia Police Department and WalMart Asset Protection Officer’s arrested 2 Taylor County women for felony shoplifting.
Officers recovered over $1,000 in stolen merchandise. 23-year-old Magan Keith and 23-year-old Jessica Murphy both of Taylor County were charged with 1 count each of Theft By Unlawful Taking Over $500 (Shoplifting) and lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail by Columbia Police Dept. Sgt. Gary Roy and Officer Josh Brockman. More charges are expected as the investigation continues by Sgt. Roy.
A 2-vehicle collision involving a semi and a pickpuck truck occured in Taylor Co. on Tuesday morning at 7:14am Eastern Time at the at the intersection of KY 210 and Old Pitman Creek Road.
A tractor trailer driven by Charles J. Conley age 52 of Guston, KY was traveling east on KY 210 and was attempting to turn left onto Old Pitman Creek Road. A pickup truck operated by 46-year-old Allen J. Reckelhoff of Indiana was also traveling east on KY 210 following the semi-tractor-trailer. The investigation reveals that the pickup truck was unable to stop as the semi was turning and Reckelhoff struck the trailer. Both vehicles came to rest in the east lane of KY 210.
Neither driver required treatment and the collision remains under investigation by the Campbellsville Police Dept.
Columbia Police Department Activity report for November 2013
Calls for Service 381
Motorist Assist 36
Escorts provided to local business’s 27
Accidents Investigated 24
Injury Accidents 3
Reports Taken 9