In lieu of reported cases of hazing within the military, specifically at an Air Force Academy that made national headlines recently, the Army Chief of Staff, Raymond Odierno sent an Army-wide letter to active duty soldiers, condemning such behavior.
Fort Campbell Public Affairs Director Bob Jenkins says senior leaders at the local post take the issue seriously and the behavior will not be tolerated.
The Public Affairs Director says there have been no reported cases of hazing at Fort Campbell.
A Hopkins County Jail inmate who escaped from a community service detail last night was found and arrested in Hopkinsville this morning.
A member of the public called the ECC around 9:30 this morning reporting she had seen 32-year old escaped inmate Keith Allen Stafford of Madisonville near the car wash on Clinic Drive just behind the Max Fuel Express.
Stafford had been sought since about 10pm, when he walked away from the detail. Stafford was serving a 120 day sentence for misdemeanor assault and was scheduled for release on March 30th.
Hopkinsville Police set up a perimeter around the area of the car wash and nearby stores until a police K9 was able to find Stafford around 10:40. Police arrested Stafford and he was to be taken back to Hopkins County.
Hopkinsville Police are investigating the theft of a Harley Davidson Motorcycle from a Clay St. address.
The report says Donald Brummett of Crofton told Police the theft happened sometime between Sunday morning at 2 and Tuesday evening at 6. Someone pried open the door of American Warriors Clubhouse at 807 S. Clay and took the $8,500 1996 Harley Davidson Softail Custom.
The perpetrator did $250 in damage to the door and also stole a black leather vest.
Princeton Police continue to investigate a shooting on Hopkinsville St. from Monday evening.
A story in the Princeton Times Leader identifies the victim as 53-year old Rita Walker of 905 Hopkinsville, with Ms. Walker reportedly telling police she was lying in her bed just before 7pm Monday when someone fired multiple shots through a window of her home.
She was hit multiple times and is being treated at an out of state hospital, where she is expected to recover.
Assistant Police Chief R.L. Howton told the paper it appears someone intentionally targeted the residence. Walker’s daughter, Simberly Cansler, was also home at the time of the shooting, but was not hurt.
Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call Princeton Police at 365-2041.