An inmate at the Muhlenberg County Jail has escaped and police are asking for the public’s help in finding him.
State Police say 32-year old Jeffrey Johnson walked away from a work detail this morning just after 8. Johnson is described as a white male, standing about 5-10 and weighing 190 pounds. A description of what he was wearing was unavailable.
He was being held on non-violent theft charges and is originally from Campton, Kentucky. Anyone seeing Johnson should call police immediately.
The Trigg County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man accused of shooting a dog yesterday.
A news release from Sheriff Ray Burnam says 19-year old Ronald Williams of East Adams Mill Road, Cadiz was arrested and charged with cruelty to animals for allegedly shooting a dog near his home around 7 last night.
Police say Williams was also charged with being drunk in public. The dog lived and was expected to recover.
Clarksville Police are investigating a shooting on Chapel Street from early this morning.
A news release says the incident happened around 1am, when several 911 calls came in from residents who heard gunshots on Chapel.
Officer Brian Coghill found a vehicle near the intersection of Chapel and Locust Street rolling backward, with a 26-year old man partially out of the vehicle. Police determined the man had been shot and found another vehicle with bullet holes nearby.
The victim was flown by Life-Flight helicopter to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where underwent surgery and is in critical, but stable condition.
The Rotary Auction had another positive and extremely efficient night, bringing this year’s total closer to last year’s numbers after two days.
The numbers show 93 items were sold last night for a total of 96-hundred dollars, compared to 101 items sold for 79-hundred dollars last year on Tuesday.
In fact, this year’s auction was better on night two in every category from last year other than the Century and Goat Clubs. The two cash donation funds received 10-thousand-200 dollars on Tuesday night last year, but only 72-hundred dollars last night.
Total money raised so far this week for the student loan and scholarships program totals 99-thousand, 432 dollars, compared to 101-thousand, 931 dollars after Tuesday of last year.