Two arrests have been made in connection with an alleged assault at a Hopkinsville convenience store from last week.
The incident happened last Thursday around 9:20 at the Fort Campbell Boulevard Max Fuel Express, where police investigated a verbal altercation that became physical which. Officers found 36-year old Corey Parker of Hopkinsville lying on the round heavily bleeding, after he was punched so hard in the back of the head that his forehead struck a steel support post.
Arrested on 2nd degree assault charges last night around 10:20 were 21-year old John Fairley and 21-year old Derek Bailey, both of Hopkinsville. Fairley is accused of being the one who punched Parker and Bailey allegedly drove Fairley away from the scene.
Both men were lodged in the Christian County Jail.
Gas prices are already high and the summer driving season is likely to drive them up even more.
The average price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline in Kentucky is $3.91, while the average in Tennessee is listed at about $3.71.
Prices in Hopkinsville average about $3.76, though they range from $3.63 to $3.89—according to gasbuddy.com.
Roger Boyd of “Triple A” Kentucky says motorists shouldn’t be surprised by the recent spike in prices—as it comes as the traditional spring break driving season begins.
Boyd says prices won’t fall anytime soon, considering it’s only a few weeks until schools will be out for the summer.
Prices may not rise above four dollars this spring, but they are not expected to fall any lower than they are now.
Another sex crime is under investigation in the area, with a Caldwell County man arrested by State Police on a charge of possession of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor.
Charged with 643 counts of that offense following an investigation by State Police Detective Dan Mork was 41-year old James C. Owen of Princeton.
Owen was charged after officers searched the residence on East Market Street in Princeton last night.
Hopkinsville Police have made an arrest in connection with a large-scale home burglary which occurred in Hunting Creek Sub-Division during the summer of 2010,and involved items belonging to former Hopkinsville City Councilman Dave Fernandez, including his 1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible.
Charged with the illegal entry at 113 Hunting Creek Road on June 23rd, 2010, was 33-year old Michael McLendon of Hopkinsville, who is charged with theft in addition to burglary.
The warrant obtained by detective Randall Green notes that the burglar was seen departing the residence in Fernandez' 2004 Thunderbird, which was discovered abandoned the next day at Slate Run Apartments on Elm Street.
The house had been ransacked, with the warrant also listing two handguns as missing, with the total value of the items missing listed at more than 30 thousand dollars, though that only includes the vehicles.
The warrant also says that dna evidence tied McLendon to the vehicle and the residence.
A Hopkinsville woman was arrested yesterday afternoon on criminal abuse charges, after her child was allegedly found with severe wounds from beatings.
The arrest card for 23-year old Charmaine Luise Wilder of Hopkinsville says social workers called police to 12C Pennyrile Apartments. Detective Scott Raup determined that Wilder had used some sort of cable to beat her 7-year old child on the back, shoulders and arms.
The abuse reportedly left cuts and welts and there were also reportedly signs of older cuts consistent with the same type of abuse. The child was placed with another family member, for the time being and Wilder was charged with criminal abuse and lodged in the Christian County Jail.