Two Madisonville men are accused of stealing thousands of pounds of copper from their employer.
The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office arrested 35-year old Johnathan Phillips of University Circle and 38-year old Timothy Bryant of Edwards Street yesterday for theft of copper.
Alliance Coal officials told deputies that large amounts of copper were stolen from their mining site and that they received information that two employees were involved in the theft.
The Madisonville Police Department and the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office went to the residence of Phillips and allegedly found about 20,000 pounds of stolen copper in his garage.
Bryant was also charged for allegedly helping Phillips transport the copper to his residence.
Kentucky State Police responded to a single-vehicle wreck in Calloway County this morning.
State Police say 22-year old Brittany Hall of Murray was driving on US 641 when she lost control of her vehicle for unknown reasons, causing her vehicle to leave the right shoulder of the roadway and overturn onto a residential driveway.
Ms. Hall was transported to Murray Calloway County Hospital for possible beck injuries.
State Police say at the time of the wreck, Hall was wearing her seatbelt.
KSP was assisted on the scene by the Calloway County Fire and Rescue Squad and the events that led up to the wreck is being investigated by Trooper First Class Russell Boyd.
Preliminary statistics released by Kentucky State Police indicate that seven people died in seven separate crashes on Kentucky roadways from Monday, April 2nd through Sunday, April 8th.
State Police say all of the fatalities involved motor vehicle and six of the victims were not wearing seat belts.
Single fatality wrecks occurred in Barren, Boone, Daviess, Hopkins, Knox, Rockcastle and Scott Counties.
State Police say through April 8th, preliminary statistics that 161 people lost their lives on Kentucky roadways since January, which is 4 less fatalities than what was reported for the same time period last year.
Preliminary statistics indicate out of the 161 fatalities, 136 fatalities involved a motor vehicle and 79 of those victims were not wearing their seat belts and 18
An arrest has been made in connection with the assault from over the weekend that sent a man to a Nashville hospital with a fractured skull.
Arrested this morning around 8:15 was 20-year old Calvin McNeely of Hopkinsville, who police say admitted to striking 18-year old Brandon Gard of Hopkinsville over the head with a bottle.
McNeely is listed as an employee of the North Main Street Kangaroo Mart and the initial report indicates the disagreement between Gard and three suspects was over Gard returning items that had been stolen from that store. The arrest card says McNeely was angry Gard had been cooperating with police in a theft investigation.
Gard remains in Vanderbilt University Medical Center with a fractured skull and bleeding on the brain, while McNeely is lodged in the Christian County Jail on 1st degree assault and retaliating against a witness charges.