(Willie Cole II)
Clarksville Police say a man is now behind bars for kidnapping and theft Monday night.
Around 7:26 p.m. officers responded to a kidnapping at Dollar General Market located at 1945 Madison Street.
26-year old Sharonda Belvin of the city told police she went inside the store to pickup some medicine and left her 7-year old son alone in the back seat of her Chrysler 300 with the vehicle running and the doors unlocked.
Ms. Belvin also told police that when she came out of the store a few minutes later, her son and vehicle were gone and that’s when she called 911.
Shortly after the incident, 7-year old boy was found by a woman outside a gas station and was able to give officers a detailed description of his kidnapper.
Working on the tip, officers combed the area and located a man, 20-year old Willie Cole II of the city, who closely matched the description of the suspect.
During questioning, Cole admitted to taking the vehicle because he needed the bail money for previous charges.
The 7-year old was also able to positively identify Cole as the person who took him and the car.
Police say the vehicle was returned to Belvin and that despite the ordeal, the child was in good spirits, unharmed, and was returned to his mother.
Willie Cole II is charged with theft of property and kidnapping and is being held at the Montgomery County Jail without bond.
Kentucky State Police say a Hardyville woman was arrested on Monday after she was indicted by the Hart County Grand Jury.
State Trooper Justin Rountree and Trooper Timmy Jewell responded to 9-98 Rex Road in Hardyville in reference to a possible wanted person.
Upon arrival, 28-year old Jessica Crain of the city was located inside the home and was arrested on an indictment warrant by Hart County Grand Jury.
State Police say the charges were for Manufacturing Meth 1st offense, Receiving Stolen Property Under $10,000 and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia that included complicity.
Crain was taken into custody without incident.
A Hopkinsville man is dead after a single-vehicle wreck on the Pennyrile Parkway Monday afternoon.
The report from Kentucky State Police says 29-year old Stephen Grace of Hopkinsville was northbound near the Lovers Lane exit around 3:30 when he began to travel toward the median. The vehicle struck a guardrail before getting to the median, causing it to flip multiple times before landing on its top.
Grace, who was wearing his seat belt, was pronounced dead on the scene. Kentucky State Police shut the highway down for about two hours for accident reconstruction. The Christian County Sheriff’s Office, Hopkinsville Police, Hopkinsville Fire Department and Christian County Coroner’s Office assisted on the scene.
The Pennyrile Area Development District Board of Directors met this afternoon to honor two legislators for their years of service in serving their communities.
District 1 Senator Ken Winters, who served 8 years and 4th District State Representative Mike Cherry, who served 14 years, will not be joining other legislators when the 2013 General Assembly convenes.
After both departing legislators received a standing ovation from the crowd, which included local dignitaries in the Pennyrile region, they offered brief remarks.
Senator Winters stated he was sad to leave, but that his wife’s ailing health took precedence over politics.