The Christian County Grand Jury today indicted 16 people for various heinous crimes.
51-year old Donald Cramer of Herndon was indicted on two counts of 1st degree sexual abuse,1st degree unlawful transaction with a minor, illegal controlled substance under 18 years old, 1st degree unlawful transaction with a minor, 3rd degree unlawful transaction of a minor, illegal sexual activity, victim under the age of 18, falsely reporting an incident and 1st degree wanton endangerment.
According to his indictment, Cramer allegedly made inappropriate sexual contact with a 16-year old female and gave the juvenile alcohol and three prescription pills and touched her inappropriately while she slept.
26-year old Anthony Grimes of Hopkinsville was indicted for 1st degree robbery after he allegedly used physical force upon Narenda and Savitaben Patel, the owners of Fairview Inn, while committing a theft from them and was armed with a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument will committing the act on March 27th, 2010.
Grimes allegedly held up the Fairview Inn at gunpoint and made off with about $1500.
Meanwhile, 45-year old Monte Neely was indicted for 1st degree stalking, retaliating against a participant in a legal process, using restricted ammunition during a felony, carrying a concealed deadly weapon.
32-year old Michael James Hunter of Hopkinsville was indicted for 2nd degree burglary, two counts of 3rd degree assault, retaliating against a participant in a legal process, 2 counts of 3rd degree terroristic threatening.
Hunter is accused of unlawfully entering the residence of Whitney Cayce at 703 East 3rd Street with the intent to commit a crime on July 19th and then kicked and head-butted two officers on July 23rd and then threatened to harm Cayce, whom he believed would be a witness in the legal proceedings against him.
Officials want to remind the public that the entire court system will be closed state-wide on Monday due to state budget cuts.
All Court system employees will be on furlough that day.
All court services will resume the following day.
Hopkinsville Police say the 8-year old girl who was shot in the abdomen Wednesday night at a Durrett Avenue residence during a drive-by shooting was released from the hospital yesterday.
Police also say they are searching for three men identified as Malcolm Rashaad Wright, Zachary Michael Lane and Mitchell Louis Wallace, who are wanted for questioning in connection with the drive-by shooting that took place around 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Police say anyone with information about the suspects are urged to contact police immediately and a $2,000 cash reward will be offered for any tip that leads to an arrest in this case.
As previously reported, police responded to 1413 Durrett Avenue just after 7 p.m. after someone in a vehicle fired shots into the residence that was occupied by the child and two adult females.
One of the adults, 59-year old Louvenia Wilford of Hopkinsville sustained minor injuries and was treated and released from Jennie Stuart Medical Center, while the other female went uninjured in the incident.
The Hopkinsville-Christian County Crime Stoppers organization is also offering a cash reward for information about the suspects who are responsible for the drive-by shooting.
Military officials say soldiers from a Fort Campbell unit will be conducting a night-time urban attack exercise next week on the local post’s ranges.
Soldiers assigned to Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, a unit with ties to the Band of Brothers of World War II fame will be undergoing the rigorous mock mission next Tuesday.
Post officials say soldiers have been engaged in several exercises recently, capping off months of platoon, company and battalion level training.
Officials with the Hopkinsville Business and Professional Women’s Club are inviting the community to listen to what a Rails to Trails professional has to say about the project during one of their upcoming meetings.
The meeting is scheduled to take place Thursday, October 18th at the Pioneers Memorial Complex at 6 p.m. where Kim Schippers with Rails to Trails will offer remarks at that time.
For residents wanting to attend the meeting, they are encouraged to call Karen Hunter at 270-886-3939 or Diane Croney-Turner at 270-886-6341.