A Clarksville man was booked into the Montgomery County Jail on child pornography charges.
Clarksville Police say 66-year old Dexter Lavon Mason of Bluff Drive was charged with one count of sexual exploitation of a minor after police allegedly found him in possession of child pornography during the investigation of a DCS referral.
Police say in August, police received a DCS referral in reference to an allegation of Aggravated Sexual Battery on Minor Children involving Mason.
During Detective Tyler Barrett’s investigation, he conducted a search warrant on Mason’s residence and seized three computers from the residence.
Police say after the computers were turned over to the United States Secret Service to be forensically examined for child pornography, the examiner found numerous images on Mason’s laptop computer of prepubescent children engaged in sexual activity or simulated sexual activity.
The children whose images were found on the laptop have not been identified.
Police say the investigation remains ongoing and that additional charges are pending.
One of this week’s Crime Stoppers Fugitives of the Week was arrested yesterday, thanks to an anonymous tipster.
Hopkinsville-Christian County Crime Stoppers Coordinator Paul Ray says 47-year old William Cash Crossett was arrested by the Christian County Sheriff’s Office at 704 Sullivan Lane, Hopkinsville around 9am Wednesday morning.
Crossett had been wanted on probation violation charges and remains lodged in the Christian County Jail. The tipster who helped police find Crossett will receive a cash reward.
Hopkinsville Police recently took two reports of stolen vehicles and have made one arrest.
Charged with felony theft is 31-year old Joel Boyles of Hopkinsville, who allegedly took a 1996 Chevy Blazer valued at 25-hundred dollars from 26-year old Kristina Moore of Gilbert, Arizona Wednesday night.
The alleged theft happened on Dawson Springs Road and Boyles was arrested a short time later at 1529 West 7th Street, according to the arrest card. Boyles was lodged in the Christian County Jail.
Meanwhile, a suspect is listed on a vehicle theft report from yesterday morning on West 2nd Street, where 47-year old Jeffrey Caldwell of Hopkinsville told police someone took a 1965 Chevy Impala belonging to him.
The car turned up at Transtar Recycling and Auto Parts, where the alleged perpetrator had taken it for cash. The vehicle was recovered and the investigation continues.
Governor Steve Beshear was in his hometown of Dawson Springs yesterday afternoon, where a ceremonial groundbreaking was held for part of an important project.
To continue to bring what was the Western Kentucky Parkway to interstate standards, the State Highway 109 interchange must be reconstructed. Governor Beshear pointed out that interchange was one of the many toll locations when the parkway was constructed.
Dawson Springs Mayor Jenny Sewell thanked the Governor for his efforts in bringing the local and overall project to fruition and said having Interstate 69 nearby will hopefully mean big things for the Hopkins County town.
The interchange project will cost about five million dollars and is part of the overall Interstate 69 project that will take the highway from the Ohio River in Henderson to the Tennessee border in Fulton County.
Governor Steve Beshear is asking Kentuckians to observe a moment of silence Friday morning for the victims of last week’s school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.
Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy declared Friday, December 21st, a day of mourning, and Connecticut citizens will be observing a moment of silence at 9:30 a.m. that day.
Governor Malloy has asked that other states join in this remembrance with houses of worship and other buildings with bells are encouraged to sound them 26 times – one ring for each of the 20 children and six adults that were killed at the school.
The moment of silence will be observed at 9:30 a.m. local time throughout Kentucky.
Governor Beshear previously directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff through Friday in honor of the victims of the shooting and encourages individuals, businesses, organizations and government agencies to join in this tribute.