The man accused of robbing three Hopkinsville businesses this week has also been charged in a recent burglary.
A news release from the Christian County Sheriff’s Office says a passer-by saw the green SUV of 40-year old Jimmy Leon Yokely being towed away from Country Club Lane Wednesday.
The individual called police and said he had purchased some firearms from Yokely a few days earlier. Yokely’s vehicle had also been reported in the area of a burglary on McGraw Road a few days earlier and the victim was able to identify the guns Yokely sold as his.
Yokely was already facing three counts of robbery and one of fleeing from police and is now also charged with first degree burglary. He remains lodged in the Christian County Jail.
The Pilot Advisor on the Delta Mariner January 26th when it crashed into the Eggner’s Ferry Bridge says the crew chose an alternate span that night to go under because of lighting issues.
Testifying in the hearing on the incident at Paducah City Hall and as heard on WPSD TV’s live web stream, Pilot Advisor Michael Collins said he and the crew knew they weren’t going through the preferred span, but chose the one where lights were working.
Collins cautioned anyone against drawing all of their conclusions from audio recordings from the incident, which he says don’t tell the whole story.
Those who questioned Collins enquired numerous times about his credentials as an advisor and asked exactly what his role was in relation to where the ship was steered and when.
Foss Maritime, the owner of the vessel, has claimed faulty lighting caused the incident. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has accused the crew of the ship of being negligent.
A new trial date has been set in the court martial of a Fort Campbell soldier facing two murder charges.
Sgt. Brent Burke is accused of killing his estranged wife and her former mother-in-law in 2007. They were found shot to death inside a home in Rineyville in Hardin County.
The court martial at the Fort Campbell Army post will begin May 1st.
Burke was tried four times in civilian court, but each ended in a mistrial.
Kentucky State Police investigated a single-vehicle injury collision that occurred on Conway Road, approximately one mile south of Bremen, Wednesday afternoon.
Preliminary investigation revealed that 31-year old Derrick S. Jones of Greenville, KY, was driving a 2002 Dodge Ram northbound on Conway Road and as he was driving northbound, the vehicle exited the left side of the roadway, causing his vehicle to crash into a tree.
Mr. Jones was transported via ambulance to the Regional Medical Center where he was treated and released.
Following his release from the hospital, state police arrested and charged Jones with DUI (Aggravated Circumstances) 2nd and Possession of Open Alcoholic Beverage Container. Mr. Jones was lodged in the Muhlenberg County Detention Center.
The single-vehicle wreck was investigated by State Trooper Jerry Knight and the Muhlenberg County Sheriff’s Department, the Bremen Volunteer Fire Department and Muhlenberg County EMS assisted at the scene.
Clarksville Police are looking for a man they believe shot a father and son following an argument over a drug deal gone bad.
18-year old Mark Austin Ellis, whose last known address is 1573 Cherry Tree Drive, Clarksville is considered to be armed and dangerous and anyone who sees Ellis should contact 911 or 931-645-8477 immediately.
Police say on April 15th, around 9:30 pm, a 49-year old man and his 24-year old son went to a business on Kraft Street to purchase drugs from an individual they only knew as “Rachi.”
The father and son told police that after a verbal disagreement, there was no exchange of drugs or money and they started to drive way, when the son saw the suspect, now identified as Ellis with a gun and then began shooting at them, with one of the bullets hitting their car three times.