A Sunday morning wreck in south Christian County injured a Herndon woman.
That wreck happened around 11:05, with the report from the sheriff’s office saying 28-year old Robert Alexander of 4485 Gracey Herndon Road entered a curve in the Binns Mill Road too sharply and hit an oncoming vehicle of 30-year old Sherry Skaggs head-on.
Both drivers were wearing a seat belt, with Ms. Skaggs requiring a trip to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for treatment of injuries. Alexander went unhurt in the incident.
A two-vehicle wreck at the intersection of Cadiz Road and the Bypass yesterday morning injured one of the drivers.
The incident happened around 7:20, according to the report from the sheriff’s office, which says 24-year old Ralph Anderson of Cadiz failed to yield the right of way and turned left into the path of an oncoming vehicle of 50-year old Kenneth Herman of 7065 Princeton Road, Hopkinsville.
The vehicle’s collided, injuring Herman, who was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center. Anderson and a passenger in the Herman vehicle went uninjured. Everyone involved was wearing a seat belt.
A Hopkinsville man was arrested yesterday morning after refusing to let fire-fighters into his apartment where smoke was coming out of a window.
The incident happened at 2907 South Virginia Street just after 11am, where two trucks and 11 fire-fighters responded to the report of smoke. When they arrived, 55-year old Dwight Snorton of the residence allegedly told fire-fighters they couldn’t come in.
Hopkinsville police responded and told Snorton to take the firemen to the source of the smoke, which turned out to be the oven where he had attempted to warm up a pizza still inside its box.
Police also reportedly saw marijuana inside the home in addition to paraphernalia. Snorton was arrested for obstructing governmental operations, disorderly conduct, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia and lodged in the Christian County Jail.
Trooper Ryan Fox
Two Hopkins County Sheriff’s deputies and a State Trooper were shot in the Hanson community yesterday afternoon while responding to the report of a man threatening suicide.
A news release says the officers responded to 85 Section House Lane around 4:40 after dispatchers at the Hopkins County ECC and at State Police Post 2 received a call from 25-year old Dustin Barnes of Hanson threatening to take his own life.
Hopkins County Sheriff Frank Latham, Deputies Otis Chamberlain, Jamie Lampton and Mark Gentry and State Trooper Ryan Fox responded and the Sheriff’s Department made contact with Barnes by phone.
At approximately 5:44, Barnes reportedly exited his home and fired a shotgun at police, hitting Deputy Gentry, Deputy Lampton and Trooper Fox. Officers returned fire and struck Barnes.
The three officers and Barnes were taken by ambulance to Regional Medical Center in Madisonville, where Barnes would succumb to his injuries. Deputy Gentry and Trooper Fox were treated and released, while Deputy Lampton was scheduled for surgery—but his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.
Photo provided by Clarksville Police
A pedestrian was killed on Wilma Rudolph Boulevard last night, with Clarksville Police asking the public for help in the investigation.
The incident happened around 7pm, according to police, who say a 53-year old male pedestrian was on the roadway when 54-year old John Taylor or Elkton was northbound and attempted to change from the left to center lane and struck the walker.
Police say it appears the pedestrian was walking west in the center lane on the northbound side when he was struck by Taylor’s van. The pedestrian died on the scene, with his name to be released pending family notification.
Clarksville Police detective Melissa Spielhagen is the lead investigator and anyone with information on the incident is encouraged to call her at 931-645-8477.