Two Clarksville women are now behind bars after police say they committed several thefts.
(Stephanie Bradley) (Misty Hawk)
Clarksville Police say yesterday, around 9:45 p.m. officers responded to a dual purpose call for help to a Madison Street motel with the call involving a motorist assist for a man after he hit a curb and flattened a tire and the two women with him may have stolen medication from a motel room.
When officers arrived on the scene, the man was already changing the damaged tire and police say ironically, the man did not realize the jack had been stolen from him earlier.
Police say the focus in the investigation then turned to the theft allegations.
The man told police that two women, identified as Misty Hawk and Stephanie Bradley both of Clarksville, were acquaintances and had been allowed in his motel room.
The man reported that after they left, he noticed several items were missing.
Police were able to locate the stolen property in the possession of the two women and during the course of the investigation, it was determined that other stolen property were found in their possession, which was reported stolen earlier in the evening from a Martin Street residence.
Police charged 27-year old Misty Hawk of Beech Street with two counts of theft of property and simple possession and 27-year old Stephanie Bradley of Martin Street with two counts of theft of property.
Dense fog likely contributed to a wreck involving a Todd County school bus near the Logan County line this morning, with no injuries reported.
The incident happened shortly before 7 as a bus hauling 14 students was turning off State Route 848 onto Banton Cooks Road.
Todd County School System Transportation Director Carroll Moseley says a man driving a pickup rear-ended the bus, wedging the truck underneath.
The pickup sustained major damage and the bus minor damage. Moseley says no one on board the bus was hurt and the driver of the pickup was extremely fortunate to avoid injury.
Kentucky State Police investigated the crash and soon released the 14 students to be taken to school by another bus that was brought to the scene. Moseley says the students attended South Todd, Todd County Middle and Todd County Central High School.
This week marks eight years since 71-year old Charles Barrow was murdered at his Dell Drive home and Hopkinsville Police are hoping someone from the public can provide information to solve the cold case.
Barrow was found stabbed to death at his 202 Dell Drive residence on November 7th, 2004. Public Information Officer Paul Ray says little additional information has been gathered since that day.
Officer Ray says police believe someone out there knows something and assures that person the information can be reported anonymously.
The Crime Stoppers Tips Line is 887-TIPS and anyone providing information that leads to an arrest will receive a cash reward.
Third District State Senator Joey Pendleton has said he will ask for a recanvass of Tuesday’s election he lost by only 297 votes to Whitney Westerfield, but residents should not get that confused with a re-count.
Christian County Clerk Mike Kem says a recanvass is only a re-tabulation of the numbers from the different precincts in Christian, Todd and Logan Counties—much less time consuming and expensive than a re-count where each ballot would be counted individually.
Kem says the recanvass would be done next Thursday, if all goes as expected.
Kem says a recanvass has been requested in races before, with a one or two vote difference the most he’s ever seen and that was before absentee ballots were scanned by computer.
The Christian County Sheriff’s Office arrested two Dawson Springs residents on wanton endangerment, theft and gun charges last night.
Deputy Jeremy Dragoo pulled over 20-year old Bridgett Davis of Dawson Springs just before 10pm after she allegedly pumped 109 dollars worth of gas at Ideal Market in Crofton before throwing down the nozzle and driving away.
A passenger in the vehicle, 29-year old Brandon Keyes of Dawson Springs, allegedly had a rifle in his lap, a pistol stuck between him and the console and a rifle in the seat behind him.
Ms. Davis also allegedly had her 2-year old son not buckled into a child seat in the back.
The pair reportedly said they had paid for the gas, but couldn’t provide a receipt. Police also allegedly found five gallon containers of gas that had been filled in the back. Both suspects were charged with first degree wanton endangerment, theft and failure to use a child restraint device.
Keyes was additionally charged with carrying a concealed deadly weapon.