A Christian County man was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center following a robbery Wednesday afternoon.
A news release from the Christian County Sheriff’s Office says 74-year old Kenneth Gant Golladay was working at the Country Boy Store on Gracey-Herndon Road when a black male came into the store wearing all black and struck him in the head.
The blow knocked Golladay unconscious, with the suspect getting away with undisclosed merchandise. Golladay called 911 and then drove himself to Jennie Stuart Medical Center after waking up and was treated for his injuries before being flown to Vanderbilt.
Golladay was able to give information to police that helped them identify a possible suspect, who was located at the Murray Wal-Mart thanks to the help of the Murray Police Department and Trigg County Sheriff’s Office. The man was arrested and charged, though police declined to immediately release his identity until they were sure no other accomplices were involved.
A significant number of people have already voted absentee in Christian County and there’s still time to do so at the courthouse.
Christian County Elections Coordinator Melinda Humphries says just over a thousand people have voted absentee so far.
The deadline has passed to request a mail-in absentee ballot, but Ms. Humphries says you can vote at the courthouse during business hours through Monday and during the morning Saturday if you know you won’t be in the county on Tuesday.
There are now enough candidates to fill out the Lafayette City Commission after Heather Meacham filed to run as a write-in before the deadline.
There will be a ribbon-cutting in Cadiz tomorrow for the new Cadiz-Trigg County Crime Stoppers program.
Trigg County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Jimmy Godair is the coordinator of the crime stoppers program and says the 11am ceremony at the Sheriff’s Office will hopefully increase awareness and enthusiasm.
Sgt. Godair says tipsters can remain anonymous when they report crimes or information by dialing 522-INFO.
Trigg County Crime Stoppers has also set up a Facebook page, where over 150 people have already signed up to get up to the date information.
Purses are stolen out of shopping carts every day across the country and Clarksville Police were able to arrest a woman allegedly responsible for two such thefts yesterday.
Officers were called to a Fort Campbell Boulevard business around 11am after a 30-year old woman said her purse was stolen. Security footage showed a female pushing a shopping cart through the store, who allegedly stopped and took the purse.
The suspect was seen getting into a red pickup with a black front tag holder in the parking lot and the vehicle was located later in the day at another business. Officers asked the suspect, 27-year old Jennifer Bouknight of Sunset Court, Clarksville; to get out of the vehicle. She then allegedly put her truck in reverse and tried to get away—though officers were able to turn the vehicle off.
Police found two purses inside that were not hers and determined Ms. Bouknight allegedly used one of the victim’s credit cards. One of the purses belonged to the woman from the initial report and the other from a second incident.
The search also allegedly turned up prescription pills and cocaine. She said she owed a man 250 dollars and stole the purses to repay the debt.
Two men were arrested after a shooting on Walnut Street last night that sent the victim to a Nashville hospital.
Charged with first degree robbery are 20-year old Jay Carner and 50-year old Ronnie Forte of Hopkinsville. Forte is also charged with tampering with evidence.
The citations say Forte drove Carner and two other suspects to 1200 Walnut around 8:30, where the men forced their way inside and brandished handguns.
The suspects demanded money from a man identified as Antonio Greene and also allegedly stole another gun. During the course of the robbery, Tyrone Bailey was shot in the head and was taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center before being transferred to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Police say Forte drove the suspects to another location after the shooting and left the stolen property at another residence in an attempt to conceal it.
Carner and Forte were arrested early this morning at the Hopkinsville Police Department and the other suspects were still being sought.