Another one of the men accused of robbing A.C. Automotive and shooting at an Oak Grove Police Officer on January 30th has been extradited back to Hopkinsville.
After being arrested in Texas last week, 26-year old Christopher Jerome Walker of Clarksville was extradited to the Christian County Jail and arrived around 11:40pm Friday night.
Oak Grove Officer Michael Havens was the man who was shot at and he writes on the warrant that as he was arresting 23-year old Joseph Marshall Brown of Hopkinsville on January 30th along I-24 eastbound, one of the other three suspects fired multiple shots.
The initial incident on E. 9th St. in Hopkinsville led to police being on the lookout for a red four door sedan and three black males armed with hand guns. Officer Havens spotted a vehicle matching that description and initiated the traffic stop.
Only 23-year old Justin Horstead remains at large in connection with the incident, after 24-year old Henry Brown of Richard St. and Walker have been jailed in the weeks following the incident.
Walker is charged with wanton endangerment, fleeing from police, 1st degree assault of a police officer and 1st degree robbery.
Anyone knowing Horstead’s whereabouts is asked to call the Hopkinsville-Christian County Crime Stoppers hotline at 887-TIPS.
A wreck late last night on Walnut St. apparently resulted in a driver falling asleep at the wheel.
That incident happened around 11:15 near the intersection with Maple Court, according to the report from Hopkinsville Police, which says 17-year old Kaelin McReynolds of Hopkinsville was awakened to give his sister a ride home from work and fell asleep traveling south on Walnut.
McReynolds’ vehicle struck a utility pole in front of 1818 S. Walnut St. and was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for treatment of his injuries.
Hopkinsville Electric System was contacted in reference to the damaged pole.
Alcohol was allegedly a factor in a wreck Thursday night on Fort Campbell Boulevard that injured one.
That wreck happened around 7:30, according to the report, which says 61-year old Watkin Manning of Hopkinsville failed to stop at a red light at Skyline Drive and rear-ended a vehicle driven by 17-year old Shanise Oates of Hopkinsville.
A passenger in the Oates vehicle, 17-year old Mary Catlett of Hopkinsville, had to be taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for treatment of her injuries.
Police say Manning failed field sobriety tests, including counting how many fingers an officer was holding up, and allegedly had a blood alcohol content of .139. He was arrested and charged with aggravated DUI and lodged in the Christian County Jail.
Fire-fighters in Muhlenberg County responded to a mobile home fire early this morning.
The call went out around 6:15 of a mobile home on fire at 113 Flanagan. The Drakesboro Volunteer Fire Department had the blaze out by around 6:50 and initial reports indicate that no one was injured in the incident.
The blaze did do significant damage to the structure.
Clarksville police investigated a murder on Nolen Rd. Saturday morning, with an arrest made a few hours later.
A news release from Public Information Officer Jim Knoll says police were called to building 6 at 1523 Nolen just after midnight to the report of shots fired.
Officers reportedly found several shell casings outside and multiple bullet holes in the door. A deceased female, whom police are not identifying, was found in a bathtub inside with gunshot wounds. Police say the victim was in her early 20’s.
Witnesses told police the victim was last seen attempting to get away from a man whom is believed to have been her boyfriend—21-year old Nicholas Rico Durant of Clarksville. The witness said he or she ran to get help when the victim was seen fleeing from Durant and heard shots fired.
Durant then allegedly fled the scene to a friend’s house, where he told that he had been in an argument with the victim and that he shot her. He then allegedly fled the area, with police having a vehicle description of a white Dodge Charger and a possible direction of travel.
North Carolina Highway Patrol spotted Durant around 10am and arrested him near the Interstate 40-Interstate 26 interchange without incident. He is in the Buncombe County Detention Facility and is awaiting extradition back to Montgomery County on criminal homicide charges.
The victim’s name will be released once all family has been notified.