The Christian County Grand Jury indicted five people today including two people for fleeing or evading police and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance fourth offense.
37-year old Rickey Lemont Wimberly of Hopkinsville was indicted by the Grand Jury for one count of 1st degree fleeing or evading police for allegedly disobeying a police officer’s command to stop and sending officers on a foot pursuit through multiple yards and busy streets on May 8th .
34-year old Henry Martin of Olmstead, Kentucky was indicted for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance-4th offense with aggravator, operating a motor vehicle on a suspended license, careless driving, failure to maintain insurance-2nd offense following his arrest on May 12th.
The Grand Jury also indicted 29-year old Michael Christopher Croney of Hopkinsville for possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance with aggravator-1st offense, no operator’s license and speeding following his arrest on May 4th.
A wreck on the Pennyrile Parkway Tuesday morning sent two people to the hospital.
The report from the Sheriff’s Office says 48-year old Glenda Wright of Airport Road, Hopkinsville was merging onto the Parkway off U.S. 68-80 around 11am when a vehicle came around her and cut her off.
Ms. Wright ran off the road in an attempt to avoid a collision and struck a ditch and embankment. Police say the two vehicles never made contact and that the other motorist continued northbound.
Ms. Wright and her passenger—4-year old Eli Hunt of Manitou—were treated for their injuries at Jennie Stuart Medical Center.
The Christian County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a theft on Happy Hollow Road.
The incident happened sometime between 10:45pm Tuesday and 10:30am Wednesday, according to the report, which says the perpetrator opened a garage door at 2435 Happy Hollow during the night and took 52-hundred dollars worth of photography equipment belonging to Pamela Bradley of that address.
The stolen items included a Cannon Digital Camera and accompanying lens.
The investigation continues and no suspects are listed on the report.
A Clarksville man who claimed to be suicidal was arrested this morning after allegedly firing a shot into the air with police outside of his home.
Clarksville Police responded to the East Street home of 28-year old Jonathan Lamon around 1am after he called 911 and said he was going to hurt himself and that he had several loaded guns inside his residence.
Dispatchers told Lamon that police were outside his home and that’s when he turned off his porch and living room lights. Police say Lamon went outside in the dark and discharged a rifle round into the air.
Officers were able to see the muzzle blast, but could not get a good view of Lamon because of darkness. A news release says Lamon then went back inside, put his gun away and then came back out.
That’s when he was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and lodged in the Montgomery County Jail on 5-thousand dollars bond.
Annie Wheeler speaks to Todd school board Thursday evening/photo by Adam May
The first ever Todd County Central High School student to graduate from the prestigious Gatton Academy in Bowling Green says she had opportunities there most students could only dream about.
The Gatton Academy is on the campus of Western Kentucky University and allows the very elite of Kentucky high school students to take college courses while specializing in a specific area of math or science.
Speaking to the Todd County School Board last night, Annie Wheeler said she specialized in bio-medical research and had the opportunity to do some of her learning outside of the country free of charge.
The school board helped Ms. Wheeler with the cost of her books and she said that helped a great deal. She also asked the board to continue urging students to apply for admission to Gatton.
Students who graduate from the Gatton Academy finish with their high school diploma and usually finish as college juniors.