An Indiana man was arrested on burglary charges in Hopkinsville Saturday night.
The arrest card for 23-year old Thomas Streeval of Brownsburg, Indiana says officers responded o 4360 Greenville Road after Streeval allegedly entered the home and got into a physical altercation with the victim.
The victim fought off Streeval and held him in the front yard until police arrived. Officer Federico Rodriguez writes Streeval smelled of alcohol and that he had red bloodshot eyes.
A witness told police that Streeval had been chasing cars on foot that were going up and down Greenville Road, prior to the alleged break-in.
Streeval was charged with 1st degree burglary and public intoxication.
In an almost unbelievable turn of events, another major bridge was struck by a barge in Trigg County early this morning—though little to no damage was done this time.
A news release from the State Highway Department says the US 68 Lake Barkley Bridge at Canton was closed after a 14 barge tow struck it around 1:15. The Motor Vessell EVT reported to the U.S. Coast Guard Operations Center that it was pushing 14 empty barges downbown when it made a “controlled landing” against one of the bridge piers when it was hit by a gust of wind.
The pilot initially reported the lead barge had scraped against the pier, but later said the collision was great enough that the lead barge was taking on water. Thankfully, inspectors determined there was no structural damage to the bridge, allowing traffic to resume around 5:30 this morning.
The Highway Department says approximately 5,500 vehicles travel the two-lane bridge over Lake Barkley on an average day. The state hopes to re-open the Eggners Ferry Bridge over Kentucky Lake by Memorial Day weekend after the Delta Mariner cargo vessel knocked out a 322 ft. span on the night of January 26th.
The principal of a Marshall County school who had been acquitted on molestation charges five years ago was arrested and charged with rape Sunday afternoon.
A news release from Kentucky State Police says 46-year old Kent Barlow was arrested at his attorney’s office around 5pm after an investigation lasted much of the day into an alleged incident in the overnight to early morning hours.
The alleged victim was interviewed and Kentucky State Police obtained a search warrant on the Marshall County residence. Barlow is the principal at South Marshall Middle School and was acquitted on child molestation charges against a 6-year old in 2007, according to a story on WPSD TV’s website.
Barlow was charged with 1st degree rape, 4th assault, wanton endangerment, terroristic threatening, and unlawful imprisonment. He was lodged in the Marshall County Detention Center. The investigation is continuing by Trooper David Dick.
A Todd County man is dead after he reportedly exchanged gunfire with police Saturday night.
A news release from Kentucky State Police says the incident happened around 11pm at 797 Collier Springs Road, where Todd County Sheriff Joey Johnson and Deputy Patrick Turner were assisted by State Troopers Jeff Ayres and Ben Cox in responding to a disturbance call.
Upon arrival, a man identified as 27-year old Jeffrey Anderson of Elkton came onto the front porch with a handgun and shotgun and reportedly fired at police and missed.
That’s when the officers returned fire, striking Anderson.
Anderson was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center, where he would die from his injuries. An autopsy was scheduled at the Medical Examiner’s Office in Louisville.
Troopers Ayres and Cox were placed on paid administrative leave, which is policy for such incidents.
A Hopkinsville Police Officer has been suspended with pay after being arrested on DUI charges in Trigg County Saturday night.
The arrest card from Kentucky State Police says 38-year old David Hyde, Jr. of Cerulean was stopped on the shoulder of U.S. 68 near the I-24 interchange just before 7:30.
Kentucky State Trooper Nathan Clinkenbeard pulled in behind him to see if he needed any assistance, with Officer Hyde then exiting his vehicle and walking toward the KSP cruiser.
The Trooper writes that Hyde said he had been on Facebook and that he left his pickup truck running with the radio playing loud. Hyde reportedly said he had a couple of beers before leaving home and that he is prescribed Xanex, which he had taken earlier in the day.
Hyde initially said he had no open containers of alcohol in his truck, but later admitted he did, according to Trooper Clinkenbeard, who says Hyde failed field sobriety tests.
The Trooper also writes that Hyde had slurred speech and smelled of alcohol. He reportedly refused to submit to taking a breath test to determine his blood alcohol content level.
Officer Hyde was arrested and charged with DUI and having an open alcohol container in his vehicle.
A news release from Hopkinsville Police says Hyde has been placed on paid suspension, pending an internal investigation.