A McCracken County man was booked into jail on child pornography charges this week.
Kentucky State Police on Wednesday arrested and charged 56-year old Danny Coons with 20 counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor after a search warrant was executed as his home this week.
State Police say Coons was arrested following an ongoing undercover Internet Crimes Against Children Investigation after detectives were lead to his residence after a computer in the residence was seen online with files containing child pornography.
Police say equipment used in the crime was seized and taken to KSP’s Forensic Laboratory for examination.
Coons remains lodged in the McCracken County Jail and was arrested without incident.
Two suspects have been arrested in connection with an armed robbery on South Campbell Street from yesterday afternoon.
Charged with first degree robbery are 19-year old Edwin White and 31-year old Anthony Burse of Hopkinsville. The arrest cards say both men admitted to being the two who held up 35-year old Timothy Hall of Hopkinsville at gunpoint just after noon on South Campbell.
Burse was arrested at 812 East 12th Street and white at 1715 Walnut. Police executed search warrants at both suspects’ residences and allegedly found guns, some of the victim’s cash and drug paraphernalia.
Both men were lodged in the Christian County Jail.
Todd Fiscal Court held its first meeting of the fiscal year this morning and received a good report on its financial standing.
Treasurer Tammy Robertson said there is 1.4 million dollars in all of the county’s accounts and said all departments came in under budget at the end of the fiscal year.
The Todd County Jail finished 20-thousand dollars under budget—which was remarkable considering the state inmate count got low at times before rebounding.
Jailer Greg Allen says he has found different ways to save money over the last few months and weathered some difficult times.
County jails depend heavily on state inmate population for funding and the Todd County Jail has seen spikes in the inmate count in recent weeks. There are currently 95 state inmates and 24 county inmates, with the state number a high for the last couple of years. Allen says he doesn’t have a perfect explanation for the spike.
Todd County Clerk Kim Chapman says tax bills will be sold to a third party next month and urges anyone who hasn’t made good or set up a payment plan to get with the county attorney as soon as possible.
Clarksville Police are asking for the public’s help in locating suspects wanted in connection with a commercial burglary that took place early this morning.
Police say around 3:45 a.m. officers were called to the Kangaroo Market located at 18-74 Memorial Drive concerning a business that was burglarized.
When officers arrived on the scene, they found the front glass doors torn down and the ATM machine lying outside of the store.
The responding officers reported cigarettes and an undisclosed amount of money was stolen.
Police say a review of the surveillance footage showed multiple suspects involved in the burglary, with a white flatbed truck with stake sides and a two tone white and gold Ford Explorer involved in the theft.
Police say they believe the suspects used metal chains to pull the ATM machine out of the store.
Anyone with information about this commercial burglary are urged to contact TIPSLINE at 931-645-8477.