At least one of the four men accused being part of an armed robbery at AC Automotive yesterday afternoon is from Hopkinsville.
The only man arrested for the crime was 23-year old Joseph Marshall Brown of Hopkinsville, while the other three suspects remain at-large.
Brown reportedly admitted to driving the car that was stopped by Oak Grove Police on I-24 near the Tennessee state line around 5:15 last night. One of the four suspects allegedly shot at the officer, with the officer returning fire and no one hit or injured.
Police were able to immediately get Brown in custody, but the other three fled into a wood line, leading to a massive manhunt that included officers and K-9’s from multiple police agencies and a helicopter from Metro Nashville Police.
One of the victims from the East 9th St. business, 35-year old Anthony Catlett of Hopkinsville, was able to positively identify Brown as the driver who helped the three men who came inside to get away with three cell phones, a cordless phone and cash.
The suspects also allegedly assaulted Catlett and 36-year old Garvin Henry during the armed robbery, reportedly pistol-whipping them.
The manhunt lasted late into the evening and spread into the Tiny Town area of Clarksville, with the other three men sought on several charges by Oak Grove and Hopkinsville Police.
Oak Grove Police say a toddler was attacked by a dog and died as a result of his injuries.
According to police, officers responded to 9-36 Linda Drive Sunday afternoon in reference to a six-year old boy that was attacked by a dog.
Upon arrival, officers witnessed the small child in the front yard and people administering first aid until the Oak Grove Fire Department arrived to take over medical care.
Police say the six-year old boy was air-lifted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for treatment, but later succumbed to his injuries.
The dog that attacked the toddler was reportedly a German Shepard and was removed by Oak Grove animal control.
Police say an investigation remains underway concerning the events that led up to the attack and no further information was provided.
Preliminary statistics released by Kentucky State Police indicate that eight people died in eight separate crashed on Kentucky roadways from Monday, January 23rd and Sunday.
Seven of the fatalities reportedly involved motor vehicles and five of the victims were not wearing seat belts.
According to KSP, Through January 29th, preliminary statistics indicate that 46 people lost their lives on Kentucky roadways this year, which is 6 more fatalities than reported for the same time period in 2011. .
There’s still no way to know what the ultimate temporary solution will be to getting vehicles across Kentucky Lake at the site of the partially collapsed Eggner’s Ferry Bridge.
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokesman Keith Todd says replacement of the 322 foot section taken out by the cargo vessel Thursday night is the best option if everything is stable.
The problem is that an LBL Ranger noticed a bent railing Saturday indicating the supporting pier may be shifting. Todd says that would be a game-changer.
Todd says he should know soon when divers can be at the bridge site to install motion detecting sensors.
One other option that is possible is a ferry, but Todd says it would be very difficult to take the 2,600 vehicles a day that crossed the bridge across on a ferry.
Todd also reminded residents that police agencies are issuing citations to people ignoring the barricades and walking on the bridge, which very well could be unstable and unsafe.
The clock is winding down on the filing deadline for those interested in running for political office in the May primary.
Christian County Clerk Mike Kem says the deadline is 4pm tomorrow (Tuesday) for those running for local partisan offices, including Hopkinsville City Council, Commonwealth’s Attorney and Circuit Court Clerk.
There is a later deadline for those seeking a seat on Oak Grove, Pembroke, Crofton and Lafayette City Councils, as they are non-partisan.
Kem says anyone wanting to file for State Representative or State Senator must do so in Frankfort. It should also be noted Frankfort is in the Eastern Time Zone and is one hour ahead of western Kentucky.