A Fort Campbell soldier is accused of fatally shooting another soldier and injuring a Clarksville Police Officer Thursday.
According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, 26-year old Benjamin Schweitzer barricaded himself in a bedroom after he reportedly shot another Fort Campbell soldier, now identified as Frederick Nicholas Moses multiple times.
Moses reportedly died from his injuries shortly after the shooting that took place Thursday morning near Quick Silver Court.
Following the shooting, Clarksville Police Officer James Eure was shot by Schweitzer after responding to a report of shots being fired in the area.
The condition of Officer Eure has not been released at this time, but it’s believed Officer Eure sustained non-life threatening injuries.
Schweitzer was booked into the Montgomery County Jail this morning and is charged with one count of homicide and is being held without bond.
The Fort Campbell soldier is scheduled to appear in court for a preliminary hearing on March 26th at 1:30 p.m. in Montgomery County.
A Christian County Public School Principal has been selected to serve on the Superintendent Screening Committee during the search of a new Superintendent.
The Principal Representative on the Superintendent Screening Committee will be Hopkinsville High School Principal Demetria Choice.
CCPS Spokesperson Heather Aubin says Choice was nominated today during a regularly scheduled administrator’s meeting that was held in the board room of he Christian County Board of Education.
According to Aubin, only head Principals of each schools were given the chance to nominate and then vote for the Principal to serve on the Screening Committee.
Officials hope to have a new Superintendent hired and in place by June 22nd.
Choice will join Christian County Board of Education Chairman Barry Cornelius, who was unanimously appointed to serve on the committee during a recent school board meeting.
The Christian County Grand Jury indicted 11 people today for various charges including sexual abuse of a minor, burglary and trafficking in a controlled substance.
The Grand Jury indicted 63-year old Samuel Hancock of Binns Mill Road, Herndon for 1st degree sexual abuse after he allegedly forced a minor to engage in sexual activity with him on December 3rd, 2011.
Meanwhile, 53-year old Archie Yates of Catlettsburg, Kentucky was indicted by the Grand Jury for 1st degree rape, two counts of 1st degree sodomy involving a victim under the age of 12 years old, two counts of 1st degree sexual abuse for allegedly forcing a minor to engage in sexual activity on two separate occasions and engaged in deviate sexual intercourse with two minors under the age of 12 years old sometime last year.
The Grand Jury also indicted 35-year old Lisa Loving of North Street, Hopkinsville for 2ns degree burglary and knowingly receiving stolen property over $500.
According to her indictment, Loving knowingly possessed eight boxes of stolen vinyl siding worth over $500 and unlawfully entered a Grand Orchard residence with the intent to commit a crime in January.
25-year old Ian Murphy of Dale Terrace, Clarksville and 22-year old Robert Cotton III were both indicted by the Christian County Grand Jury for trafficking in a controlled substance.
Kentucky State Police released further details about the wreck that took place on KY 189 where a Hopkinsville Police Officer is being credited for saving the life of a teen driver.
According to State Police the two-vehicle injury wreck happened about one mile south of Greenville at approximately 8:35 a.m.
Preliminary investigation reveals that 49-year old Kenneth Haskill of Greenville was driving southbound on KY 189 and 16-year old Zachary Morris of Greenville was driving northbound on KY 189 when Haskill’s vehicle crossed the center line and struck Morris’s vehicle head-on.
Haskill was reportedly transported by ambulance to the Muhlenberg Community Hospital for treatment and Morris was flown from the scene to Deaconess in Evansville , Indiana for treatment after he was pulled from his burning vehicle by Hopkinsville Police Officer Shannon-White Tinsley.
The Muhlenberg County Sheriff’s Department, Greenville Fire Department, Muhlenberg County EMS , and PHI Air Medical assisted at the scene.
Clarksville Police need your help in locating a missing teen, who was reported missing Thursday afternoon.
According to police, 15-year old Sierra Nicole Simpson was last seen at the end of the school day Thursday outside of Kenwood Middle School and has not been heard from by family or friends since then.
Sierra is described to have blonde hair and blue eyes and has noticeable acne and weighs about 115 pounds.
Anyone with information about the teen’s whereabouts are encouraged to contact the Clarksville Police Department at 931-645-8477.