A Hopkinsville woman was beaten to death at the Mason's Pointe Apartments Saturday evening and her son has been charged with the murder.
Hopkinsville Police responded to the 838 Building of Mason's Pointe around 6:15 p.m. and found 65-year old Roxie Mounts of Hopkinsville unresponsive in a breezeway. A news release says officers witnessed 29-year old Jamal Mounts of Evansville, Indiana allegedly assaulting another woman identified as 69-year old Marvelyn Spray of Hopkinsville.
Police were able to restrain Jamal Mounts and took him into custody, while Ms. Spray was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center. She was reportedly alert and talking at the hospital.
Roxie Mounts was pronounced dead at the scene by Christian County Deputy Coroner Zach Lamb. Police say it appears she died from blunt force trauma, but an autopsy was scheduled at the Regional Medical Examiner's Office in Madisonville.
Jamal Mounts was arrested and charged with murder, assault and burglary. He remains in the Christian County Jail without bond.
Three local legislators discussed several issues facing the Kentucky General Assembly at a League of Women Voters breakfast Saturday morning.
State Representatives John Tilley and Myron Dossett and Senator Whitney Westerfield spoke to a good crowd at the Hopkinsville Holiday Inn.
Representative Dossett serves on the House Appropriations and Revenue Committee and said he’s concerned with the lack of progress in putting together a biennial budget.
Thanks to an annual fitness challenge, hundreds of Hopkinsville-Christian County residents have realized their dream of getting fit through proper diet and exercise.
This Saturday marked the finale for the local YMCA’s annual Hopdown the Pounds Challenge with officials saying they were pleased with the number of participants who showed up for their final weigh in.
YMCA officials say collectively individuals lost about 1,000 pounds and out of the 300 people who initially signed up for the competition, over 100 participants followed through the six-week challenge until the end, which concluded with a final weigh-in at Bradford Square Mall.
Bryan Long of Hopkinsville was named this year’s overall male winner and will receive a $1,000 prize with Long saying he put in a lot of work to get fit over the past couple of weeks.
The Cerulean man severely burned following an incident Friday morning has died from his injuries.
A Vanderbilt University Medical Center spokesperson confirmed that 62-year old Samuel Phillips died from his injuries Friday evening. Cerulean Volunteer Fire Department Chief Denise Brashears said Phillips had been burning trash on Cerulean Road, when the blaze somehow got out of control and burned over 90 percent of his body.
A passerby called 911 and Phillips was flown to Vanderbilt by Air Evac.
The suspect wanted for allegedly shooting an Owensboro man in a West 7th Street parking lot in Hopkinsville last weekend has been arrested.
The Hopkinsville Police Department Investigative Bureau and Western Kentucky Gun Crimes Task Force have been conducting follow up investigations since 28-year old Robert Fleming of Owensboro was shot outside of the Pit Stop on West Seventh early Sunday morning.
Detectives were able to locate their suspect, identified as 28-year old Timothy Brown of Hopkinsville, at the Winners Circle Motel on Fort Campbell Boulevard in Clarksville. Once police had positively identified Brown, the Clarksville Police Department SWAT team was called to the scene and they made the arrest of Brown without incident.
Brown is charged with attempted murder for allegedly shooting Fleming in the chest, causing injuries that sent him to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The arrest warrant says Fleming was able to identify Brown as the shooter on the way to the hospital and to personnel at the hospital.
Brown is lodged in the Montgomery County Jail, awaiting extradition back to Kentucky.