Hopkinsville Police have arrested a man they believe is responsible for a recent vehicle arson.
Arrested yesterday morning around 10:30 at 705 North Elm Street was 18-year old Jonathan Johnson of Hopkinsville.
Johnson is accused of using a plastic jug containing a flammable substance to set fire to a vehicle belonging to 35-year old Jervon Steele at 504 Millbrooke Drive in the early morning hours of November 5th.
The warrant says Johnson was seen running from the scene and that he lost a blue cap while fleeing. Johnson would later be seen watching the fire while fire-fighters put it out.
Johnson was lodged in the Christian County Jail on $5,000 bond and charged with third degree arson.
There were some scary moments in a Clarksville neighborhood last night.
Clarksville Police officer Trevor Knight was called to 374 Treeland Drive around 5pm after a young girl was playing in her yard and said a red pickup truck stopped and that white male got out and ran toward her.
The girl was able to make it into her home and tell her mother, who called 911. Police searched the area for the pickup, but were unsuccessful in finding it.
A Tuesday night wreck in Butler County involving a deer claimed the life of the driver and sent a child to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital.
The incident happened around 7:30pm Tuesday, according to State Police, who say 46-year old Glenda Daugherty of Morgantown was northbound on U.S. 231 and swerved to miss a deer in the road.
She then over-corrected, struck a guardrail face, hit a utility pole and traveled several feet into a field before coming to final rest. Ms. Daugerty was taken by helicopter to Vanderbilt, where she would die from her injuries.
An unidentified juvenile passenger was also taken to Vanderbilt for injuries and 23-year old Terrance Mayhew of Morgantown refused treatment on the scene.
The condition of the driver involved in the fatal single-vehicle wreck on the 1682 bypass Wednesday morning has greatly improved.
Officials at Vanderbilt University Medical Center say 64-year old Bill Gibson of Greenville Road was released late in the day yesterday after receiving treatment for injuries sustained when he hit a patch of black ice and ran over a guard rail and down an embankment near the Greenville Road intersection.
Gibson’s wife, 62-year old Karen “Joyce” Gibson, was pronounced dead on the scene of the wreck, which happened around 7:40am.
This week's other fugitive of the week turned herself into authorities.