A former Hopkinsville Police officer who resigned after a DUI arrest two years ago is back in jail on a domestic violence charge.
Charged with second degree assault is 37-year old Timothy Leyenaar of Butler Road, Hopkinsville.
The Christian County Sheriff's Department arrest citation says police were dispatched to Leyenaar's address Saturday night regarding a woman who had reportedly fallen and broken her arm. Deputies had just been at the home the previous night regarding a disturbance and Leyenaar allegedly admitted he and the woman had been in an altercation that became physical—though he said he acted in self defense.
Leyenaar also reportedly said that if anyone should be arrested, it should be him. The victim told police at the emergency room that Leyenaar had injured her arm during incidents Friday night and Saturday. Leyenaar remains in the Christian County Jail on a $10,000 bond.
Leyenaar was a Hopkinsville Police officer until November, 2011, when he was pulled over by a Christian County Sheriff's Deputy on the Eagle Way Bypass driving impaired. He was later charged with wanton endangerment for having his children in the vehicle. He resigned from the department before an internal investigation was complete.
A Fort Campbell soldier was arrested on multiple charges following a pursuit that ended on I-24 Sunday afternoon.
Kentucky State Police say 25-old Mark Ward of Elizabethtown, Tennessee was charged with aggravated DUI, fleeing from police, reckless driving, disregarding a stop sign and speeding.
Ward was arrested near the 89 mile-marker of I-24 around 4:30 p.m. and was lodged in the Christian County Jail.
The 101st Airborne Division will be hosting an annual memorial service to honor the 248 soldiers, who were tragically killed in a plane crash in Gander, New Foundland nearly 30 years ago.
The 2nd Brigade Combat Team will conduct the memorial service on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the local post.
Military officials say on December 12th, 1985, the lives of 248 members of 101st Airborne Division were taken in a tragic plane crash.
Officials say the soldiers, along with eight crewmembers, died in an early morning plane crash at Gander, Newfoundland, International Airport and were returning from a 6-month peacekeeping mission to the Sinai Peninsula in the Middle East.
Officials say the Arrow Air DC-8 plane they were aboard crashed upon takeoff with the soldiers, from several different military units at Fort Campbell, all attached to 3rd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team.
This year marks the 28th Anniversary of this tragic event.
Road conditions were already hazardous Sunday morning with an ice storm underway, and a Clarksville man was arrested for allegedly making conditions more dangerous by driving impaired and wrecking, injuring his passenger.
The Hopkinsville Police report says 34-year old Bradley Everhart was northbound on Fort Campbell Boulevard around 5:30, when he hit a sheet of ice changing lanes and ran into the median. Everhart crossed into the southbound lanes and then went back into the median.
Police say Everhart failed field sobriety tests and registered a blood alcohol content of .101 on the breath test. He was arrested and charged with DUI.
His passenger, 29-year old Ashley Shultz of Lewisburg, was treated and released from Jennie Stuart Medical Center for minor injuries.
Clarksville Police continue to investigate a two-vehicle wreck that happened over the weekend on Riverside Drive.
Police say the crash happened sometime around 2 a.m. Sunday at Riverside Drive, just 700 feet south of Providence Boulevard.
Police say a 2006 Chevrolet Malibu, driven by John T. Kmetz, entered Riverside Drive into the path of a 2007 Chrysler 300, driven by Emmanuel S. Yancey, which was southbound in the right travel lane.
Police say as the result of the collision, the Chevrolet Malibu was sent across the roadway onto the sidewalk for final rest.
Kmetz was transported to Gateway Hospital then later transferred to Vanderbilt Medical Facility due to his injuries from the collision.
Yancey told police that the Chevrolet Malibu came to a stop prior to entering the roadway then abruptly accelerated into the path of his Chrysler 300 and he refused medical attention.
Police say charges are pending in this case.