During a recent community crime review meeting, the Hopkinsville Police Department reported having numerous calls about prowlers in area neighborhoods.
According to Public Information Officer Paul Ray, the most recent call about a prowler happened in the Cox Mill Road area.
Officer Ray wants to remind local citizens to contact police and report any suspicious activity, even if it’s late at night.
Officer Ray says receiving public input is vital to the police department and makes the job of officers easier in catching criminals.
Contact the Hopkinsville Police Department at 270-890-1500 to report a prowler in a neighborhood or suspicious activity.
The case against two suspects accused of plotting and then brutally killing a Fort Campbell soldier last month is mounting.
During a preliminary hearing local law enforcement officials directly involved in the case gave chilling details about the murder of 28-year old Vincent Goslyn, who returned home
from combat on January 30th.
A Christian County Sheriff’s Deputy testified that 24-year old Jessie Goslyn was interviewed for about eight hours the day after her husband was killed and initially did not tell the truth about how her husband was killed. After making previous statements that police say were false, Goslyn admitted to meeting up with Jarred Long the night before the murder at a Clarksville hotel, where they allegedly discussed plans to harm her husband, who was already seeking treatment for injuries he sustained while he was deployed overseas.
Through the course of investigation, it was determined that Jessie Goslyn and Jarred Long were in a romantic relationship and that Long lived with her at her on-post housing for several months while her husband was deployed overseas.
According to the sheriff’s deputy, the night before the murder, Goslyn and Long discussed how she would take her husband out to eat, pretend to get sick on Fidelio Road, where Long would be waiting and pretending to have a broken down vehicle.
The sheriff’s deputy then went on to say that despite being gravely injured, Vincent Goslyn managed to walk back to the vehicle and attempted to get inside, but was pulled back and attacked by Long.
The deputy stated even though he was injured and being attacked by Long, Goslyn yelled for his wife, to go and get away from the scene.
Goslyn’s lifeless body was found Friday, February 3rd on Fidelio Road after he was reportedly shot multiple times by Jarred Long.
One person is dead and another is clinging to life after an apparent murder-attempted suicide in Muhlenberg County Wednesday afternoon.
State Police say troopers responded to a possible death located off Kentucky Highway 175 a half mile north of KY 70 around 2pm. At the scene, police found a car off the road in a tree line with an individual inside the vehicle shot to death.
In the woods approximately one mile from the vehicle, police found another person with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. That person was taken by helicopter to St. Mary’s Hospital in Evansville for treatment.
State Police are continuing the investigation and the names of the two individuals have not been released.
This photo was taken by Serena Arnold near Gracey.
Survey teams began going across western Kentucky and adjoining states Wednesday afternoon and determined several tornados touched down in the morning storm system.
The closest confirmed touchdowns were in Muhlenberg County, where an EF2 tornado touched down around 8:50 and an EF1 twister about five minutes earlier.
The first one had peak winds of 95 miles per hour and stayed on the ground for about 700 feet. An apartment building lost some of its roof in that storm and there was some siding damage to a few homes.
That tornado touched down near the intersection of H.C. Mathis and Reynolds Drives in southwestern Greenville, while the second one was in southeastern Greenville near Pritchett Lane.
Maximum winds in that tornado were about 120 miles per hour and one person was injured. A mobile home was completely destroyed and it rolled numerous times with a person inside.
Muhlenberg South Middle School sustained serious roof damage and some metal bleachers were tossed by the winds. That twister stayed on the ground for about five and a half miles.
An EF2 tornado in McCracken County injured four people, including one with major injuries when four mobile homes were destroyed.
There were unconfirmed reports of a tornado touchdown in Christian County near the Sinking Fork and survey teams haven’t made it to Hopkins County, where a tornado reportedly damaged a few homes.
The southern Pennyrile dodged the bullet for the most part, with no significant damage reported—except for one blown down barn in Christian County that appeared to be from straight line winds.
The threat of severe weather returns for Friday, with high winds and even tornadoes possibilities again, according to the National Weather Service.
While most of the area avoided the worst of the tornadoes and high winds from the morning storm system, a Cadiz woman had to be rescued from high water she tried to drive through.
Cadiz Police say 21-year old Brittany Herring of Cadiz attempted to drive through standing water on Old Hopkinsville Road around 11am and became stranded.
State Trooper Billy Over rescued Ms. Herring from her car, while Cadiz Officer Scott Brown rescued her dog that was along for the ride. No one was injured in that incident, though it did serve as a reminder of how dangerous it can be to attempt to drive through standing water on the road.