Clarksville Police have now released the name of both victims of a double-homicide on Main Street Friday night.
A news release from Clarksville Police Public Information Officer Jim Knoll says the male victim has been identified as 23-year old Derrick Sherden of 1114 Main. The other victim was earlier identified as 33-year old Amanda Lea Weyand of the same address.
Police were called to the 1100 block of Main around 10:30 Friday night in reference to a male who had been shot. When officers arrived, they found the male and Ms. Weyand dead inside the residence from gunshot wounds.Police initially held off on saying what kind of investigation was underway until Saturday afternoon when they called it a double-murder.
A Sunday morning wreck on U.S. 68-80 in Trigg County sent the driver to a Nashville hospital.
Trigg County Sheriff Ray Burnam says 47-year old Scarlett Sexton of Cadiz was westbound around 8:38am when she lost control of her vehicle and ran off the road just west of Hilltop Market.
Ms. Sexton’s vehicle traveled about 485 feet down an embankment, striking several trees in the process. The Trigg County Rescue Squad had to extricate Ms. Sexton from the wreckage. A helicopter took her to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where she is listed in critical, but stable condition.
A Hopkinsville man who was attempting to break up a fight was stabbed three times at a downtown night club early this morning.
Hopkinsville Police say 46-year old Barry Matchem of Hopkinsville was reportedly attempting to stop a physical confrontation between a man and woman at The Depot at 425 E 9th around 1am.
Matchem was reportedly stabbed twice in the leg and once in the head and was taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for treatment of his injuries. Matchem had already been taken to Jennie Stuart before anyone called HPD in regard to the assault.
No suspects are listed on a report of a shooting on Mechanic St. from yesterday afternoon.
The incident happened around 3:30 near the intersection of Mechanic and Howell Streets, according to the report from Hopkinsville Police, which says 51-year old Elvis Langley of Hopkinsville told officers he had been walking when he felt a pain to his right knee.
A bullet had gone all the way through his knee, though he told police he never heard a gunshot and that no one was around him. Langley was taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for treatment and the investigation continues.
Crews from at least four volunteer fire departments responded to a fire at a north Christian County business this morning.
The initial call went out around 6:30 to a fire at Tina’s Bar and Grill at 18360 Madisonville Road. Responders from Crofton and Mannington found flames and smoke coming from the one-story structure upon arrival and called for mutual aid from the White Plains and South Hopkins Fire Departments.
Very significant damage has been done to the structure, according to initial reports. The State Fire Marshall’s office was called in to investigate.