A Kentucky State Trooper was forced to shoot a suspect last night after a pursuit which began in Christian and ended in Todd County.
A news release from State Police says Trooper James McArthur was called to the Champion Road area around 7:40 last night to the report of a suspicious vehicle. When he arrived, he located the vehicle on Beeker Road and turned on his blue lights.
The suspect fled the scene to Rosetown Road, where he reportedly rammed Trooper McArthur’s cruiser. The vehicle then stopped and the trooper got out of his cruiser.
That’s when the suspect allegedly sped toward Trooper McArthur in an apparent attempt to run him over. State Police say Trooper McArthur had no choice but to use his gun to defend himself by shooting the suspect.
The suspect, while injured, continued from Rosetown onto 68-80 into Todd County. He turned onto Morton Lane and then onto Arthur Henderson Road in Todd County, before finally being stopped by police.
An ambulance was called to the scene to take the suspect to Jennie Stuart Medical Center and then a helicopter took him to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for non-life-threatening injuries.
The name of the suspect has not been released, pending family notification.
The calendar may say it’s December, but a spring-like weather pattern is setting up in the Southern Pennyrile.
The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for all of western Kentucky and Montgomery and Stewart Counties in Tennessee as 3 to 5 inches of rainfall is expected through Monday night.
Small creeks and streams may come out of their banks and flooding of low land and poor drainage areas is likely as well, which will likely result in water across some roads.
A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts. Stay tuned to the WHOP family of stations for the latest on this weather situation.
Hopkinsville police investigated shots fired during a fight early Friday morning.
The report says officers were called to the 3,300 block of Canton Pike shortly after midnight to the report of a large crowd fighting and shots being fired.
No one was injured in the incident, but police did find two shell casings on the ground in the area. No suspects are listed and no arrests were on file in the incident.
The Christian County Grand Jury returned 11 indictments today including two cases of criminal abuse and sexual abuse.
The true bill against 22-year old Christopher Tuck of Clarksville includes the charge of 1st degree sexual abuse.
According to Tuck’s indictment, an Oak Grove Police officer states on September 1st, Tuck engaged in sexual contact with a 17-year old female in a car parked at an Oak Grove restaurant located on Fort Campbell Boulevard.
At the time of his arrest, Tuck was employed as a substitute teacher and assistant coach at Fort Campbell high school and the Oak Grove officer reports Tuck came into contact with the minor as a result of his position and was previously found in the closet of the victim’s residence.
Meanwhile, the Christian County Grand Jury indicted a former Fort Campbell soldier for two counts of 2nd degree criminal abuse.
33-year old Benjamin Orin Lovely of Fort Campbell was arrested September 30th after his two small children were allegedly found alone standing in the middle of 41-A at the intersection of J.W. Dixon Road.
According to the officer on the scene, the small children were found surrounded by concerned individuals and the officer allegedly found Lovely and a room-mate at a nearby hotel asleep after consuming herbal incense.
A McCracken County Constable is accused of committing sex crimes.
Kentucky State Police say around 11 a.m. this morning Mark Hayden turned himself into the custody of state police detectives at the McCracken County Jail and was arrested and charged with sex crimes after a three month investigation.
State police reportedly received an initial complaint of sexual abuse by Hadyen in September.
According to police, the alleged victim was 15 at the time and the abuse took place over the course of several months, starting in February.
Hayden is charged with 1st degree sexual abuse, 2 counts of 3rd degree sodomy and 3rd degree rape.
The McCracken County Constable remains lodged in the McCracken County Jail.
The investigation into the alleged sex abuse is ongoing and is being handled by KSP Detective Brett Miller.