Hopkinsville Police have arrested a man they say is the so-called “Southside Creeper.”
A news release from Public Information Officer Paul Ray says a thorough investigation resulted in the arrest of 33-year old Michael McLendon of Hopkinsville. McLendon is charged with second degree attempted burglary for an incident on the morning of July 8th on Oxford Place, when he allegedly attempted to break into a home and exposed his privates to a woman who came to the window after hearing a noise.
McLendon allegedly got away with a GPS system in that incident. The arrest warrant does not include charges for a separate incident on the same morning when a man exposed himself and stole property from a home in Cox Mill Estates, but Officer Ray says in his news release that police believe he is responsible.
McLendon was lodged in the Christian County Jail on 10-thousand dollars bond.
A series of severe thunderstorms traversed the southern Pennyrile this afternoon, though there were no reports of serious damage.
Severe thunderstorm warnings were in effect for southern Christian and Todd and eastern Trigg Counties at times. Heavy rain, frequent lightning and small hail were all reported, but damage reports were limited to a few incidents.
A tree was blown across Antioch Church Road, a tree partially blocked Butler Road—where a power line was also across the roadway. Wires were also blown across Crestview Drive at Pembroke Road.Lightning struck a power pole on Bradshaw Road and there were sporadic reports of power outages in Christian County. Some areas in the southern Pennyrile got over an inch of rain, while others got none at all. The cells moved slowly into Tennessee, where more warnings were issued.
Hopkinsville Police say criminal charges are pending against two local women who claimed to have been sexually assaulted.
Police say two adult females reported that they were sexually assaulted on Saturday at Wal-mart, but an investigation revealed the allegations were unfounded.
The two women are both facing the charge of falsely reporting an incident to police.
According to the initial report, the two unidentified women were inside Wal-mart when they claim an unknown male followed them down the hair color aisle, pinned them against the shelves, breathed down their necks and touched them inappropriately.
The Jeffers Bend Steering Committee and the Pennyrile RC& D Council recently conducted a city-wide survey to receive feedback about the public’s perception of the Jeffers Bend Botanical Garden.
Charles Turner says committee members wanted to know whether or not the local botanical garden was meeting the needs of the community and how officials could turn it into a regional hot spot.
Mr. Turner says he was surprised that so many residents offered their input.
A Hopkinsville retailer received national attention and a coveted award recently.
Gracious Me! was given the Icon award over the weekend during a semi-formal event with Jeff Foxworthy and Kenny Loggins providing entertainment.
Officials say over 200 nominations were received from across the country and were judged by a distinguished panel of individuals in the retail, fashion, design and education communities.
Owner Sherry Calhoun was quoted as saying she is thrilled to have been chosen as the Icon Honor for Contribution and Community influence.
This is the second honor Gracious Me! has received this year after the Trade magazine, Home Accents Today selected the store as one of the 50 Retail Stars.