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.
A Clarksville man wanted on 27 separate warrants was arrested yesterday after a citizen recognized him from media coverage.
A news release from Clarksville Police says 23-year old Michael Gray was seen by a woman near the 900 block of Riverside Drive just before 4pm. When Officer Nathan Lee arrived, he immediately recognized Gray as the wanted suspect.
Police allegedly found a handgun and marijuana on Gray’s person while arresting him. He was served with all 27 warrants that included gun, assault, drug and contempt of court charges.
Two candidates are already declaring a run for the state senate seat vacated by David Williams.
The Burkesville Republican was appointed to a judge position earlier this month by Governor Steve Beshear.
The "Herald Leader" reports State Representative Sara Beth Gregory and Albany lawyer David Cross are intending to run. Both are Republicans.
A vehicle versus moped wreck on East Seventh Street last night injured a Hopkinsville man.
The incident happened around 5:30, according to the police report, which says 41-year old James Render was stopped and waiting for traffic to pass so he could make a left turn.
Approaching him from behind was 86-year old William Whittinghill of Hopkinsville—who said he never saw Render before a rear-end collision. Render told police he couldn’t remember anything about the wreck and was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center.
State Senator Joey Pendleton is requesting a recanvass of the election after he lost by only 297 votes to Whitney Westerfield Tuesday.
The Bowling Green Daily News quotes Senator Pendelton as saying he is making the request primarily for the people who worked so hard for him during the campaign and because of the conflicting reports his supporters were hearing as numbers were coming in.
A recanvass is less complicated than a recount, though the senator could request a full recount if the race gets closer as the absentee ballots and voting machine results are looked at a second time.