A young woman was arrested yesterday afternoon on sexual abuse charges after she allegedly grabbed the private parts of two young boys.
Hopkinsville Police were called to 709 Hipkins St. around noon to the report of a female locked inside a vehicle with several other females outside trying to attack her.
The woman was already gone when they got there, but they later found 19-year old Sherri Pillow of Hopkinsville at 148 North McPherson Avenue. She said the women trying to attack her were at another North McPherson address and police found them there.
That resident’s six-year old son reportedly told Officer Matt Overby that Pillow had been walking down the street and called him to the sidewalk. That’s when Pillow allegedly grabbed his groin area, causing him to run to his mother.
While that victim was away, Pillow allegedly called for a 10-year old boy who was on the porch to come to the sidewalk and grabbed his private parts.
Police talked to a witness who verified the juveniles’ account of the incident. Pillow was arrested and charged with first degree sexual abuse and was lodged in the Christian County Jail.
A Todd County man was arrested in Elkton Wednesday afternoon for allegedly assaulting his pregnant girlfriend and dealing drugs out of an apartment.
Elkton Police Chief Bruce Marklin and Sgt. Brian Atkinson were called to the Royal Arms Apartment Complex around 1:30 after a woman said her boyfriend—21-year old Michael Talley of 126 Meriwether St, Guthrie—had hit her in the face and choked her before pushing her down.
Police say Talley reached behind his back when officers arrived, causing them to take control of him and search his person. Chief Marklin says they found a baggie containing 10 to 15 rocks of crack cocaine in Talley’s pants and found scales commonly associated with drug trafficking in the apartment where he lived on an at least part-time basis with his girlfriend.
Talley was arrested and charged with trafficking in cocaine, tampering with evidence and 4th degree assault.
Chief Marklin said the pregnant victim said she would seek medical treatment via private vehicle with her mother.
Temperatures are forecast to fall below the freezing mark tonight, which has prompted a Freeze Warning for all of western Kentucky and a Frost Advisory for middle Tennessee.
The National Weather Service says those who have already put out gardens and other sensitive vegetation should cover those plants tonight, as the mercury could dip down to about 30 degrees in the early morning hours.
The cold snap isn’t expected to last long, as temperatures are forecast for the low 80’s Saturday and Sunday and the lows are not expected to be in the 30’s again in the next seven days.
Clarksville Police arrested a woman yesterday afternoon accused of stabbing her husband in a domestic dispute.
The report says officers were called to 922 Power St. around 4pm to the report of a man and woman fighting. Police found 24-year old Humberto Ignacio covered in blood and sitting on the front porch.
Ignacio reportedly said he was trying to leave the apartment with his step-son, which angered his wife—40-year old Siria Morales. Ignacio said he wanted to take the boy with him because Morales had reportedly slapped him in the past.
Ms. Morales allegedly stabbed her husband in the shoulder with a knife while he held her son and stabbed him again in the arm as he attempted to protect himself.
Police arrested Ms. Morales and charged her with aggravated assault and reckless endangerment, while Ignacio was treated for his wounds at Gateway Medical Center.
Tomorrow is the final day of the 2012 Kentucky General Assembly and it will likely be a long one.
State lawmakers almost always set aside one day called a “veto day,” when they can over-ride any of the governor’s vetoes on the budget or elsewhere.
It’s unclear if there will be any over-ridden vetoes this time around, but State Senator Joey Pendleton says it will likely be a long day.
One major item left over this year is the state road plan, which State Senator Joey Pendleton says likely won’t include much new construction of roadways.
Initial design work on the northeast bypass around Hopkinsville is already funded, but the actual construction will likely not be funded in this year’s road plan, according to Senator Pendleton.
The General Assembly will also deal with the “pill mill bill,” which would require doctors across Kentucky to subscribe to the “KASPER” computer prescription tracking system to cut down on people who go to multiple doctors to get the same addictive medications.