The Christian County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of a farm truck from a north Christian address.
Deputy Brandon Hawkins took the report of a stolen 1975 Chevrolet grain truck from 11960 Old Madisonville Road sometime between May 8th and 9th. Bruce Cline told police he didn’t report the theft until Wednesday because he didn’t notice the vehicle missing until he needed to use it.
The truck was valued at 7-thousand dollars and Cline said the keys were in the cab when it was stolen. No suspects are listed on the report.
Clarksville Police arrested a woman on bigamy charges this morning and arrested a Hopkinsville man who sought retribution.
Officers were called to 643 Riverside Drive around 1:30 to the report of a woman who had been assaulted and forced into a room and held against her will.
When they arrived, 26-year old Krystal Schurtz of Judge Tyler Drive told police she had been forced into a room while 24-year old Andrew Russell Roberts of Tanglewood Drive, Hopkinsville held the door shut and wouldn’t let her out.
Roberts told police that his wife had married another man in Kentucky, despite the fact that their divorce was not yet final. Schurtz allegedly denied being married to two men at once on three separate occasions, but the investigation determined she did have two husbands.
Police also allege they found an unlabelled bottle containing 14 pills which were determined to be a narcotic.
Ms. Schurtz was arrested and charged with bigamy, falsely reporting an incident and possession of a controlled substance. Roberts was arrested and charged with domestic assault and false imprisonment.
The Christian County Sheriff’s Office has released details of a wreck this morning on Poole Mill Road that severely injured the driver of a pickup.
A news release from Captain Chris Miller says 43-year old Michael Way of Russellville was westbound on Poole Mill around 6:30 when he ran off the road, over-corrected, struck an embankment and flipped his vehicle.
Way was not wearing a seat belt and he was trapped in the vehicle with several upper body injuries until the Christian County Rescue Squad was able to cut him free. Way was taken by helicopter to St. Mary’s Hospital in Evansville.
Deputies say it doesn’t appear that drugs or alcohol was a factor.
Hopkinsville Police are investigating two major thefts at Wal-Mart in the last few days.
The most recent theft happened Wednesday morning, when a white male suspect removed 33 pieces of jewelry from an unsecured display case sometime between 3:30 and 4am.
The items ranged from wedding rings to earrings and all of the merchandise was valued at a total of about 48-hundred dollars. The incidents were captured on video surveillance and the suspect is listed as being about 6-foot-2, 210 pounds with brown hair and long side burns with a short beard and mustache.
Meanwhile, someone stole two laptop computers valued at 26-hundred dollars from the store recently by placing the items under his jacket and walking out the door.
A three-vehicle rear-end collision on West 7th Street yesterday injured two of the drivers.
Hopkinsville Police say 22-year old Donna Ragan of Oak Grove was stopped in the area of the Dollar General Store around 11:45am, with 48-year old Mark Bradshaw of Hopkinsville stopped in a vehicle behind her.
60-year old Karen Moore approached them and didn’t notice they were stopped and rear-ended Bradshaw, pushing his vehicle into Ragan’s.
Bradshaw and Ms. Ragan were taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center.