A man riding a motorcycle was killed late Saturday night in Clarksville when he hit a rock wall.
A news release from Clarksville Police says the incident happened around 11pm at the Red River Bridge on Wilma Rudolph Boulevard, when 34-year old Charles Edward Banks, Jr. was northbound at a high rate of speed and crossed into southbound traffic for an unknown reason and hit a curb.
Police say Banks was thrown from his motorcycle into a rock wall and that he would die from his injuries at Gateway Medical Center.
Clarksville Police have identified the woman murdered on Nolen Road early Saturday morning.
The victim is identified in a news release as 23-year old Shardae Wright of Clarksville. A man believed to have been her boyfriend, 21-year old Nicholas Rico Durant of Clarksville, was arrested in North Carolina in the hours following Wright’s shooting death.
Witnesses reported hearing gunshots just after midnight and called 911, with Durant allegedly driving to a friend’s home and telling what he had done. He reportedly said he and the victim had been in an argument.
Police found Ms. Wright dead from several gunshot wounds in her home in the bathtub. Durant is awaiting extradition back to Clarksville on criminal homicide charges.
A home invasion was investigated in the city limits of Hopkinsville last night.
The incident happened at 2801 Nelson Drive, where 69-year old Margaret Ranker of Hopkinsville said an unknown white male knocked on her door around 7:30. When she opened the door, the suspect pushed Ms. Ranker to force his way inside.
The suspect then took some of her prescription pills and fled the scene, getting away with $300 worth of medication.
Hopkinsville Police Officer Gabe Gillingham was the investigating officer.
Hopkinsville Police are investigating an alleged case of sexual abuse that was reported yesterday afternoon.
The report was made on Hipkins St. by a woman who said a male acquaintance touched her sexually against her wishes sometime between 2:30 and 3:00 yesterday.
If arrested, the suspect would face 3rd degree sexual abuse charges.
Another one of the men accused of robbing A.C. Automotive and shooting at an Oak Grove Police Officer on January 30th has been extradited back to Hopkinsville.
After being arrested in Texas last week, 26-year old Christopher Jerome Walker of Clarksville was extradited to the Christian County Jail and arrived around 11:40pm Friday night.
Oak Grove Officer Michael Havens was the man who was shot at and he writes on the warrant that as he was arresting 23-year old Joseph Marshall Brown of Hopkinsville on January 30th along I-24 eastbound, one of the other three suspects fired multiple shots.
The initial incident on E. 9th St. in Hopkinsville led to police being on the lookout for a red four door sedan and three black males armed with hand guns. Officer Havens spotted a vehicle matching that description and initiated the traffic stop.
Only 23-year old Justin Horstead remains at large in connection with the incident, after 24-year old Henry Brown of Richard St. and Walker have been jailed in the weeks following the incident.
Walker is charged with wanton endangerment, fleeing from police, 1st degree assault of a police officer and 1st degree robbery.
Anyone knowing Horstead’s whereabouts is asked to call the Hopkinsville-Christian County Crime Stoppers hotline at 887-TIPS.