A McCracken County Constable is accused of committing sex crimes.
Kentucky State Police say around 11 a.m. this morning Mark Hayden turned himself into the custody of state police detectives at the McCracken County Jail and was arrested and charged with sex crimes after a three month investigation.
State police reportedly received an initial complaint of sexual abuse by Hadyen in September.
According to police, the alleged victim was 15 at the time and the abuse took place over the course of several months, starting in February.
Hayden is charged with 1st degree sexual abuse, 2 counts of 3rd degree sodomy and 3rd degree rape.
The McCracken County Constable remains lodged in the McCracken County Jail.
The investigation into the alleged sex abuse is ongoing and is being handled by KSP Detective Brett Miller.
Hopkinsville Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a suspect who has been rummaging through unlocked vehicles in a city neighborhood.
A news release from Public Information Officer Paul Ray says the crook has been stealing items from vehicles in the Hunting Creek and Givens Edition areas.
Citizens in those areas are encouraged to call police if they notice anything suspicious and to always lock their vehicles. Officer Ray also encourages residents to remove valuables from vehicles to make them less of a target.
A single-vehicle wreck in Hopkins County this morning injured a Greenville man.
The incident happened just after 1 on Kentucky Highway 254, when 43-year old Donald Gossett of Greenville was westbound when the right side tires of his vehicle dropped off the pavement.
Gossett then over-corrected, according to State Police, who say he crossed the center line and struck a concrete culvert. His vehicle came to rest facing east on the left side of the roadway.
Gossett, who was wearing his seat belt, was taken by ambulance to Regional Medical Center for his injuries.
A Clarksville Sears employee has been arrested for allegedly using another cashier’s employee identification to steal nearly a thousand dollars worth of gift cards.
The report from Clarksville Police says 20-year old Shanise Phillips of Southwood Drive, Clarksville allegedly rang up four separate gift cards totaling $942 using the other employees PIN number and did not pay.
Police say Ms. Phillips would eventually admit to the crimes and was arrested and charged with Embezzlement.
A former Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week was arrested along with her boyfriend at a South Elm Street residence Thursday morning.
A tip from the public led Hokpinsville Police to 138 South Elm around 9:30, where 44-year old Dennis West of Hopkinsville reportedly came to the door. Officers asked West if 21-year old Jasmen Quarles was there and he said she was not.
Police reportedly warned West against lying and hindering their investigation, but he refused to let them in until they began to pursue a search warrant.
Officers allegedly found Quarles hiding in a closet and arrested her on outstanding warrants. They also arrested West and charged him with hindering police.