It didn’t take long for one of this week’s Crime Stoppers Fugitives of the Week to be caught.
Arrested around 9:30 this morning at 910 West First Street was 39-year old James Leroy Ezell of Hopkinsville. He was arrested on several outstanding warrants. An anonymous tipster will receive a cash reward.
Police are still seeking 30-year old Declarence Ramsey, who’s wanted for parole violation. Anyone knowing his whereabouts should call the tips line at 887-TIPS.
Both females critically injured in a wreck involving a moped yesterday afternoon on North Main Street remain in Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
A spokesperson at the hospital says 16-year old Jasmine Lacquia of Hopkinsville has improved from critical to stable condition, while 20-year old Isabella Lacquia of Hopkinsville remains in critical condition.
Jasmine Lacquia was driving the moped on North Main around 4pm Tuesday when a vehicle driven by 20-year old Samantha Lamb of Hopkinsville turned into her path, causing both Jasmine and passenger Isabella to be thrown to the pavement.
Ms. Lamb went uninjured in the incident, which was reconstructed by Hopkinsville Police.
Hopkinsville-Christian County Crime Stoppers continues give out reward money at a faster pace than it is bringing in donations and is using the always popular “wishing well” to bring in money through change donations.
The wells are fun for children because they can watch a coin spiral down into the bottom of the well for several seconds and they also learn about the importance of giving to a good cause.
Crime Stoppers Coordinator Paul Ray says even the smallest donations are critical in these tough economic times.
Officer Ray says every penny received goes to giving rewards to anonymous tipsters who help put wanted fugitives in jail.
The wishing well will be in the front lobby our WHOP studios on Dink Embry’s Buttermilk Road for the next few days, with everyone welcome to stop by and donate any change they can spare to Crime Stoppers.
The deadline for candidates to file as independents to run for city council and school board is approaching and more races have shaped up.
Filing for the Ward 12 Hopkinsville City Council seat held by Philip Brooks is Derek Patterson, who owns D.T.’s Last Call in the downtown area. Patterson’s filing means there will be at least four city council races contested in the November general election. No one has filed to run in Ward 1, where Cornelia Belle was recently appointed to fill the remainder of the late Fred Atkins’ term.
Three Christian County School Board seats are on the ballot this year and two candidates have filed papers. Filing for the District 1 seat currently held by Sheila Cottrell is Clayton Boyd, while Teresa Moss will run in District 2 which is the seat currently held by Betsy Glover.
The District 4 seat currently held by Linda Keller is also on the ballot this year, but no one has filed papers to run. The deadline to file is August 14th.
It’s always fairly easy to find 12 candidates to fill Hopkinsville City Council, but the smaller incorporated towns are once again having a harder time getting people to file.
Christian County Clerk’s Office Elections Coordinator Melinda Humphries says candidates are needed in Oak Grove, Crofton, Pembroke and Lafayette.
No one has filed to run for city council in Oak Grove, where the top six vote getters are elected. Norma Banks has filed her paperwork for Lafayette, Anthony Durham has in Crofton and Sherry Byerline and Jeanette Aldridge have in Pembroke.
There are six council-members in Crofton and four in Pembroke and four commissioners in Lafayette. All of those elections are non-partisan and the deadline to file is August 14th.