A series of unusual thefts at the Hopkinsville and Oak Grove Wal-Marts were solved recently and the Fort Campbell soldier accused of being the culprit was arrested last night.
Arrested on the strength of two warrants for theft charges was 27-year old Christian McCray of Fort Campbell.
The warrants allege that McCray went to the two stores a combined 11 times and would purchase items such as computers and televisions with a credit card. Police say he would immediately go back into the store, get an identical item and walk out a different door to show his receipt to a different Wal-Mart greeter.
McCray allegedly used the plan from March 15th until May 17th and had stolen over 65-hundred dollars worth of merchandise. He is charged with several counts of theft and was lodged in the Christian County Jail.
Hopkinsville Police are investigating a series of major thefts at a local factory.
The alleged crimes took place between April 25th and Thursday, when someone removed nearly 83-hundred dollars worth of equipment from Meritor on Bill Bryan Boulevard—including a 65-hundred dollar industrial meter and several large pieces of copper wiring.
A suspect is listed on the report and the investigation continues.
A wreck on Walnut Street yesterday morning sent a Pembroke woman to the hospital.
The incident happened around 11am, according to the report from Hopkinsville Police, which says 20-year old James Ezell of Hopkinsville was attempting to turn left off of East 14th onto Walnut and drove into the path of 57-year old Wilma Leavell of Pembroke.
Ms. Leavell was unable to avoid hitting Ezell’s car and the two vehicles met in the intersection. Ezell went uninjured, but Ms. Leavell had to be taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for treatment of chest pains.
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.