Oak Grove Police arrested a man yesterday morning accused of stealing a vehicle in Lyon County.
The local investigation began as a shoplifting incident at the Oak Grove Wal-Mart, where 44-year old Steven Cartwright of Lamasco was arrested along with a second person yesterday morning for allegedly stealing some merchandise from the store on Fort Campbell Boulevard.
Oak Grove officers determined Cartwright to be in possession of a stolen 1995 Dodge Ram. The pickup had been reported stolen Tuesday by Kuttawa resident Bobbie Hall and Cartwright was a “person of interest” in the Kentucky State Police investigation.
KSP was able to obtain a warrant for Cartwright’s arrest and he faces one count of vehicle theft in addition to his shoplifting charges and he is lodged in the Christian County Jail.
A recently-retired Hopkinsville-Christian County ECC dispatcher was injured in a motorcycle wreck Wednesday afternoon.
Christian County Sheriff’s Captain Chris Miller confirms Danny Comperry was injured in a motorcycle wreck on Dawson Springs Road a few miles north of Hopkinsville near the Hall Lane interchange. No other vehicles were involved in the incident.
Initial reports indicate Comperry sustained injuries to the head and hand, though they did not appear to be life-threatening. A helicopter ambulance was initially requested, but called off later. It couldn’t immediately be confirmed if Comperry was taken to Regional Medical Center in Madisonville or Jennie Stuart, but he was transported by ambulance to a local facility. He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the wreck.
Comperry’s official last day at the ECC is Thursday, though he has already ceased his work duties.
Governor Steve Beshear will be in Hopkinsville tomorrow afternoon to hold a signing ceremony for House Bill 481, relating to synthetic drugs.
Representative John Tilley, who sponsored the bill, says synthetic drugs are like poison.
A Lewisburg man was killed in a single-vehicle wreck in Logan County this morning.
The incident happened around 5:14am, according to the Russellville News-Democrat Leader, which quotes Sheriff Wallace Whitaker as saying 41-year old Eric Smith of Lewisburg ran off the right side of
Kentucky 431 and hit a tree head-on. Smith was pronounced dead on the scene.
It was the fourth fatal wreck in Logan County in the last two months and Sheriff Whitaker tells the paper he believes speed likely played a factor in all of the crashes.
Kentucky State Police responded to a single-vehicle injury wreck that occurred on U.S. 60, about six miles east of Marion this morning.
State Police say about 10:45 a.m. 17-year old Phelicity Yeish of Marion was driving a 2011 Nissan Altima eastbound on U.S. 60 when her vehicle traveled off the right side of the roadway, causing her vehicle to hit an embankment and overturn.
Ms. Yeish was transported by ambulance to the Crittenden County Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
Police say Yeish was the only person in the vehicle and that she was wearing a seatbelt.