The young Todd County man convicted of beating his sister to death with a hydraulic jack handle is now serving his time at a state prison facility.
The Department of Corrections website lists 18-year old Garrett Dye as an inmate at the Roeder Correctional Complex in LaGrange. Dye was sentenced to 50 years in prison after accepting a plea deal and pleading guilty to first degree murder.
Dye told Circuit Judge Tyler Gill he didn’t really know why he killed 9-year old Amy Dye and Judge Gill said he was disturbed that the young man never showed any remorse for his actions.
Dye appears with a shaven head in his prison booking photo, a stark contrast to the mohawk he appeared with in one of his final court hearings. Attorney Dennis Ritchie retained the right to appeal the conviction as part of the guilty plea, based on Judge Gill allowing Dye’s tape recorded confession as evidence.
That motion is awaiting action in the Kentucky Supreme Court. Ritchie says he’ll also ask for a change of venue if he were to win that motion and force a re-trial.
The Christian County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of several thousand dollars worth of wiring from a business in the northern part of the county.
The incident happened sometime between April 9th and Friday, according to Roger Meuth of Apex Materials on Greenville Road, who said the wiring was cut from the rock crusher and off the batteries of several pieces of heavy equipment.
The value of the stolen wiring is listed at 58-hundred dollars and no suspects are listed on the report.
The 62nd Annual WHOP Rotary Radio Auction gets underway tonight, with many big ticket items and old traditions.
The auction raises money for student loans and scholarships provided by the local club and auction chair Frank Giles is encouraging everyone to come to the War Memorial Building downtown each night this week to bid early and often.
The auction is 7pm each week night this week and beginning at 6 Saturday night. As always, there will be plenty of food each night and for lunch each day this week from 11am until 1pm.
You can hear the each night of the auction live on Newstalk 95.3FM and 1230AM and online at whopam.com.
A Hopkinsville man is in critical condition at a Nashville hospital after a fight in the city early yesterday morning.
Hopkinsville Police were called to “The Park on Country Club” apartments at 702 Hickory Ridge Circle around 2am to the report of an altercation at a party.
The report by Sgt. Mike Felts says 19-year old Trevor Putty of Hopkinsville charged another 19-year old man during a verbal argument turned physical, with the other man retaliating by striking Putty in the face.
Putty fell to the ground, hitting the back of his head on the concrete. Police say Putty was taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center and later transferred to a Nashville hospital, where he is in critical condition. Alcohol is listed as a factor in the incident.
A man wanted by the Trigg County Sheriff’s Office for allegedly dealing drugs has turned himself in.
Trigg County Sheriff Ray Burnam says 18-year old Alijajuan Williams turned himself in to authorities in Christian County last night. Sheriff Burnam received a tip of drug activity on Wallace Avenue Friday and a search warrant resulted in the arrest of Williams’ mother—42-year old LaRossa Williams.
Her son refused a telephone request to return home and police were able to get a warrant for his arrest. Alijajuan Williams was charged with trafficking in marijuana and was lodged in the Christian County Jail.
The Trigg County Sheriff’s Office continues to seek 29-year old Roddrick Shemwell of 8616 Cerulean Road, Ceruean—who allegedly tried to run down Sheriff’s Sgt. Jimmy Godair and Deputy Rick Burgess with his vehicle following an incident at the Barkley Manor Apartments. There is a warrant for his arrest on fleeing from police and wanton endangerment charges.
Police say Shemwell should be considered armed and dangerous and anyone knowing his whereabouts should call the sheriff’s office at 270-522-6014. His vehicle was found abandonded on Hillview Drive in Trigg County.