Kentucky State Police arrested a north Christian County man accused of rape Sunday.
A news release says Detective Lloyd Ray arrested 47-year old Gene Cotton of Mannington around 12:45 Sunday and charged him with 1st degree rape and two counts of 1st degree sexual abuse.
The female victim told police she had been inappropriately touched and was forced into sexual intercourse by Cotton.
Cotton was arraigned in Christian District Court today and a not guilty plea was entered on his behalf after he said he could not afford an attorney. He will appear for another hearing in District Court this Friday.
The woman charged with murder in connection with the shooting death of her husband on Fidelio Road Friday night appeared in Christian District Court today via video conferencing.
Christian District Judge Jim Adams explained the charges and asked 25-year old Jessie Goslyn if she could afford an attorney and she only answered “no.”
Judge Adams entered a “not guilty” plea on her behalf and scheduled a preliminary hearing for February 15th in Christian District Court.
Goslyn and 24-year old Jarred Tabor Long are accused of gunning down 28-year old Vincent Goslyn, Jr. near the railroad tracks on Fidelio Road around 8:15 Friday evening.
Vincent Goslyn, Jr. had only been home from Afghanistan since January 31st. Long was arrested Sunday in Colorado and is awaiting an extradition hearing before he can be brought to Christian County.
Clarksville Police arrested a man early this morning accused of firing gunshots at two security guards.
A news release says officers were called to the 2200 block of Fort Campbell Boulevard around 3am after several shots were fired at a business and at two of its security personnel.
The guards had told the two suspects they had to leave the business after a verbal altercation with patrons inside. As the suspects drove away, at least one pulled out a gun and fired shots into the air and then toward the guards.
No one was hit and police made contact with the vehicle shortly thereafter. The vehicle initially pulled over, but sped away when officers approached.
The vehicle spun out on Eva Drive and the occupants fled. Officers were able to catch 29-year old Christopher Michael Wilson of Pine Mountain Road and he was charged with two counts of aggravated assault. Police say they believe he was the perpetrator who fired the shots.
He was lodged in the Montgomery County Jail on $30,000 bond.
There have been countless thefts in the area this year where the perpetrator took the items to be recycled, but someone broke into a recycling center late last week and got away with over four thousand dollars worth of items.
The report from the Sheriff’s Office quotes Marsha McPherson of Transtar Recycling on Highway 1682 near the Pennyrile Parkway interchange as saying someone came on that property between Thursday evening at 5pm and Saturday morning at 8 and took a set of wheels and tires, a winch, two vehicle radios and four aluminum tool boxes.
Total value of the items is listed at $4,200 and no suspects are listed on the report.
Hopkinsville mayor Dan Kemp will present keys to another new home to a man whose home was deemed beyond repair this Wednesday.
A news release says the 2002 Kirkpatrick Street home will be presented to Ulysses Poston in a 4:30pm ceremony. Poston’s old house was deemed beyond repair and was demolished.
A new home was constructed on the same site using funds from the Kentucky Housing Corporation Financing Pool and funds from the Community Development Block Grant Recovery funds.
Outlaw Contracting Company performed the demolition duties and Master Builders did the construction of the new home.