The outcome could have been much worse after an argument at a Hopkinsville bar last night, which ended with a local man going to jail on gun charges.
Hopkinsville Police were conducting a foot patrol downtown just before midnight, when a woman ran out of Brewsters on South Main and said there was a fight and that a man had a gun.
Officers were able to stop the dispute before it became physical, but allege they did find a handgun on 24-year old Jarvis Carneal of Hopkinsville. The arrest card says Carneal was obviously intoxicated and that he showed the gun to the other people in the bar during the dispute.
Carneal was charged with carrying a concealed deadly weapon, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and being drunk in public.
A jury in Waco, Texas has reached a guilty verdict in the trial of an AWOL Fort Campbell soldier accused of an alleged bomb plot near the Fort Hood Army base.
Jurors deliberated for less than two hours in reaching the guilty verdict against 22-year-old Naser Jason Abdo. Prosecutors say Abdo planned to detonate a bomb last July at a restaurant popular with Fort Hood soldiers.
He was arrested with bomb-making supplies and prosecutors say he intended to kill soldiers. Meanwhile, Abdo's defense attorney argued that the prosecution could not prove that Abdo intended to use the bomb. Abdo was convicted of several charges including attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction.
A group holds up signs in favor of the smoking ban outside of city hall.
It was clear during tonight’s Hopkinsville Committee of the Whole meeting that council members shared different views when it came to Mayor Dan Kemp’s proposed smoking ban ordinance.
Councilman Paul Henson says he supports the idea of having a city-wide smoke free ordinance, but did not support the proposed ordinance that was presented and amended tonight, while several council members including Peggy Everett and Charlie Henderson saying they owe it to their constituents to discuss and vote on a controversial matter.
Following hours of discussion, council members forwarded a proposed amended smoke-free ordinance for council to review.
Committee Chairman Phillip Brooks gave a recap of what council members will be reviewing in the coming weeks, following a change to Mayor Kemp’s original proposed ordinance.
Chairman Brooks gave highlighted the amendments made to the proposed operational budget.
Elkton City Council passed first reading of its budget for the upcoming fiscal year Thursday evening, which includes no tax increases.
The vote was unanimous to approve the 5.6 million dollar spending plan presented by Mayor Nancy Camp, who said all city employees will see a pay raise.
The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding the person responsible for a hit-and-run vehicle versus pedestrian wreck Thursday afternoon that sent the victim to a Nashville hospital.
The incident happened around 1:50 on Cavanaugh Road near White Plains, according to a news release, which says a man identified as 66-year old Ronnie Berry was found lying in the road bleeding from the head and unresponsive, but that the vehicle that hit him was gone.
Detective LyDon Logan is the lead investigator and anyone who may have seen or heard anything is asked to call police. Berry was flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for treatment of his injuries.