A Murray State University basketball player was arrested on assault charges yesterday afternoon.
A news release from the Murray Police Department says 20-year old Zaveral Jackson of Murray assaulted two people with his vehicle in the parking lot of the Murray Wal-Mart, which is very close to the university campus.
Both victims suffered what appeared to be minor injuries and Jackson is charged with two counts of first degree assault. The incident happened around 4pm and police say the initial call was regarding an altercation in front of the store.
The Clarksville boy who accidentally shot himself at his home Saturday night remains in Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital.
A news release from Clarksville Police says the three year old is in critical, but stable condition after surgery. Officers were called to a Peachers Ridge Road apartment after the child found a handgun belonging to his mother on a couch and pulled the trigger, striking himself in the stomach.
Charges are pending against the 22-year old mother, who had a handgun carry permit, according to CPD.
The Christian County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in connection with the early Sunday morning murder on Old Palmyra Road.
Captain Chris Miller says 29-year old Micah Steven Holland of Pembroke was arrested Sunday afternoon and charged with the murder of 30-year old Joey Weatherwax of Cox Mill Road. Weatherwax was found near 7845 Old Palmyra just after 3am with injuries from being hit by a vehicle and what police are now calling a “possible gunshot wound.”
Weatherwax was pronounced dead on the scene and his body was taken to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Louisville for an autopsy. Numerous sources say the two men were kin to each other.
Holland is in the Christian County Jail on one million dollars bond.
A Clarksville child is in Vanderbilt University Medical Center after accidentally shooting himself Saturday night.
A news release from Clarksville Police says officers were called to Peachers Ridge Road around 9:50 last night and found a 22-year old woman holding her three-year old son and administering first aid.
The mother, who has a handgun carry permit, told Detective Ronald Parrish that she had left her weapon unattended on a couch while her son was eating at a table in a different area of the apartment.
The woman sat down with her back to the couch and was working on the computer when she heard the sound of a gunshot. She looked to see if there was a hole in the ceiling and then saw her son crying and holding his abdomen.
The child was taken by helicopter to Vanderbilt for a gunshot wound to the stomach and is listed in critical, but stable condition. Police say the investigation is ongoing and charges are pending.
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One person was murdered in south Christian County early Sunday morning and police are looking for a suspect.
The first call came in at 3:05 of a homicide at 7875 Old Palmyra Road, where 30-year old Joey Weatherwax of Cox Mill Road was found dead from a gunshot wound to the upper body and from being run over by a vehicle.
The Christian County Sheriff’s Office and Kentucky State Police responded to the scene along with first responders from Herndon and Christian County EMS. The victim’s body was taken to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Louisville for an autopsy.