Law enforcement officials in Graves County believe two Hopkinsville men along with another individual are the suspects who opened fire inside a Graves County home early this morning.
Police arrested three suspects, 24-year old James Allen Kirby, 40-year old Richard Phipps both of Hopkinsville and a third male, whose name has not been released.
Graves County Sheriff DeWayne Redmond told a reporter from WPSD that they believe Kirby and Phipps knocked on the door of Richard and Sharon Jett's home and forced their way into the residence and shot both of them.
At the time of the shooting, the couple’s daughter and grandchild were home, but were not injured.
The Jetts are reportedly still in serious condition at a local hospital.
The two Hopkinsville men remain behind bars and are charged with two counts of attempted murder, one count of robbery, one count of burglary, and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.
The Trigg County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man suspected of at least two burglaries in the last few months.
Trigg County Sheriff Ray Burnam says Lieutenant Dane Hughes and Sgt. Jimmy Godair arrested 20-year old Joshua Early Pavey of 106 Linton Way, Princeton and charged him with two counts of 2nd degree Burglary.
The arrests come after a three month investigation into several burglaries in the Rockcastle area and Sheriff Burnam says more arrests are pending.
State Representative Myron Dossett says there’s still no telling on how the state Supreme Court may rule on General Assembly re-districting.
There has been speculation on all sides about what could and what might happen, but the ultimate decision is in the hands of the state’s highest court.
A Franklin Circuit judge ruled in favor of House Republicans last week when he said the new districts were unconstitutional and ordered lawmakers to run in their old boundaries.
House Democrats fired back this week, asking the Supreme Court to allow elections in the new districts. Representative Dossett says all of the lawmakers are now at the mercy of the court.
Representative Dossett, other House Republicans and Senate Democrats who were also on the short end of the political stick are hoping to run again in their old boundaries this year. Dossett says he can accept whatever decision the court makes.
Time is running out for a decision to be made one way or the other, as county clerks have to be given about 50 days to have their ballots printed before the May primary.
A bill is going to the full State House making it illegal to intentionally view child porn.
House Bill 126 passed the House Judiciary Committee yesterday. Previously, only possession of the material was illegal.
The bill was amended to outline what is intention and unintentional viewing. Unintentional viewing would not be a crime.
The Cadiz woman who was arrested yesterday afternoon and charged with embezzling over 800 dollars from the Hopkinsville Lowes was also investigated while an employee of another Lowes store.
The arrest card for 32-year old Angelina Clark of Cadiz says $802.88 was allegedly stolen from the Hopkinsville store using an item return scheme between Clark and another female suspect, who police say was not an employee of Lowes.
A lengthy investigation by Lowes loss prevention turned up that Clark and the other suspect would return items for more money than what they were worth or that Clark would issue cash for a return on an item she didn’t have.
On at least one occasion, the other suspect was allegedly given cash for the item and still allowed to leave the store with the merchandise. Police say the transactions were captured on video and that the most recent incidents happened on February 8th and 11th.
Clark had previously been employed at the Paducah Lowes and is under investigation for similar incidents reportedly totaling $9,000 there.