Clarksville Police are investigating an apparent murder under very bizarre circumstances.
A news release says Clarksville Police were called to Victory Road around 12:30 Sunday morning after a motorist stopped to check on a vehicle that had run off the road. He told dispatchers he couldn’t wake up the driver of the vehicle and investigators determined the man had been shot.
Montgomery County EMS pronounced the 22-year old male victim dead at the scene and the area was taped off for a homicide investigation. Police say the victim was last seen at his home at “The Residences” at 1671 Fort Campbell Boulevard.
Anyone who may have seen him or his dark grey Subaru Impreza Saturday evening is asked to call Clarksville Police. The name of the victim is being withheld pending family notification.
Against all odds, the 62nd Annual WHOP Rotary Radio Auction overcame a large deficit going into the final night and came away with a record year.
An astounding 366 items were sold on the final night, amassing nearly 46-thousand dollars—which is only about five thousand dollars less than the other five nights combined.
The diner and sweet shop also performed well on the final night, bringing in a little over 11-thousand dollars, which was by far the biggest evening of the week.
Overall, the auction raised $300,512, which is $7,782 more than last year’s total. That is even more remarkable considering the auction was in a 13-thousand dollar hole compared to last year’s numbers when the first bell rang at 6pm Saturday.
Auction Chair Frank Giles thanked everyone who contributed to the auction during his closing remarks in the early morning hours.
The Hopkinsville-Christian County Rotary Auction remains the largest such rotary auction among all clubs anywhere in the world. The money raised goes to fund scholarships and student loans for graduates of high schools in Christian County.
For the second time in a week, arrests were made after a fight outside of a downtown Hopkinsville bar Friday night.
Arrested outside of Brewster’s at 1004 South Main around 10:40 were 59-year old Chester Lee Edwards and 28-year old Jeremy Reeves of Dyersburg, Tennessee. The two men are listed as employees of the same construction company in Tennessee.
The arrest cards say Edwards was seen punching Reeves with a closed fist. Police say both men were under the influence of alcohol and that crowds from Brewster’s and Ferrels were on the sidewalks watching the altercation.
Both men were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and being drunk in public, with Edwards also charged with 4th degree assault.
The Hopkinsville Police Department is investigating a burglary at a West Edmunds St. home from Friday.
The report says 32-year old Brandee Austin of Hopkinsville told officers someone broke into her home at 327 West Edmunds between 9am and 4:30pm Friday and stole a $1,500 Samsung television.
Police say it appears the suspect kicked or pried his way into the home and the investigation continues.
Clarksville Police are investigating a shooting from early this morning.
The incident happened around ten minutes after four at a private club on College St. called “Cutters,” according to a news release from Clarksville Police, which says a 27-year old man was found lying on the floor near the front entrance when officers arrived.
Police say the man had been shot in the back and that the victim and several witnesses were uncooperative with the investigation. The victim was taken by helicopter to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in stable condition and the investigation continues.