A Clarksville mother has been arrested for allegedly murdering her own child.
Clarksville Police Public Information Officer Natalie Hall says 24-year old Stepany Paige Johnson has been charged with criminal homicide in the death of her seven month old daughter, Astrid Johnson.
Stephany Johnson was lodged in the Montgomery County Jail and the investigation continues. As previously reported, police were dispatched to Ms. Johnson’s home in the 1300 block of Sonja Drive after neighbors heard a woman screaming and yelling. When they arrived, they found the infant deceased.
Neighbors told WSMV Channel 4 of Nashville that the Johnsons are a military family with two children. The father of the children is reportedly deployed to Afghanistan.
Kentucky State Police investigated a single-vehicle, injury collision that occurred on Interstate 24, around the 90 mile-marker Tuesday afternoon.
State Police say the preliminary investigation revealed that sometime around 1:41 p.m., 24 year old Christopher Finley of Fort Campbell was westbound on Interstate 24 in the left lane, when his vehicle traveled over a patch of ice, which caused him to lose control.
Police say Finley's vehicle crossed both lanes of travel and exited the right shoulder of the roadway and struck an embankment and overturned and came to rest upright.
Finley was not injured, but his wife, 24 year old Sarah Finley of Fort Campbell, was transported by ambulance to Blanchfield Army Community Hospital for treatment. Police say the couple were both wearing seatbelts and their 3 year old son, Jacob Finley, was secured in a child safety seat and was not injured in the wreck.
Oak Grove Fire & Rescue and Oak Grove EMS also assisted at the scene.
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The Department of Defense announced this week Brigadier General Clayton M. Hutmacher, the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command has been selected to an overseas position.
Brigadier General Hutmacher, a former 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment Commander, will be the next Deputy Commanding General of the 2nd Infantry Division in the Republic of Korea.
Military officials say Brigadier General Erik C. Peterson is the current Deputy Commanding General of the 2nd Infantry Division and will be the next Commanding General of the U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command in Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
The U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command is the higher headquarters of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment at Fort Campbell.
The Department of Defense has named a new Commanding General of the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell.
Brigadier General Gary Volesky is being promoted the rank of Major General and will take over for Major General James McConville at a date to be determined. Volesky has been serving as chief of public affairs in Washington, D.C.
Volesky is a graduate of both U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and the Air War College at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Washington University and a master’s degree from Princeton University.
The Defense Department also announced that 101st Deputy Commander, Brigadier General Ronald Lewis, has been chosen to replace Volesky in Washington.
A soldier with the 160th Special Operations Unit has a unique opportunity that very few in his shoes get to experience.
42-year old Staff Sergeant Joseph Simms of Sylvester, Georgia is serving alongside his son, 19-year old Private Charlie Shaw of Clarksville, who recently graduated from the unit's rigorous Enlisted Green Platoon training.
Staff Sergeant Simms was quoted as saying he never expected to watch one of his kids graduate through Green Platoon, while Private Shaw said he was exposed to life in the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment and discussions with his dad helped influence his decision to join the elite unit.
Private Shaw is also a third generation soldier, since his grandfather served in the U.S. Army in the 1960s.