Fort Campbell officials have announced the court martial hearing for accused murderer Brent Burke has been postponed.
The General Court Martial for Sergeant Brent Burke was scheduled for Monday, but his defense team asked it be delayed.
That motion was granted and officials say a new court martial date must now be set. Burke is accused of killing his estranged wife and former mother-in-law in Hardin County in September of 2007.
He has faced four civilian court trials and those resulted in two hung juries and two mis-trials. Court martials are much different from civilian trials in that it does not require a unanimous verdict among the jury pool to reach a conviction.
The Hopkinsville Police Department responded to a report of a burglary that took place this morning in the area of 2nd Street.
According to Police, 18-year old Chante Moore claims her room-mate’s boyfriend knocked on the front door of her residence located at 7-36 2nd Street and when she refused to let him in, he went to the back door, kicked it in and once inside he allegedly broke a kitchen table and threw a pot of cold oil against a wall.
Moore also claims her room-mate’s boyfriend also punched a hole in the wall near the bathroom.
No arrests have been made in this case, but police say the case remains open.
An early morning wreck on Madison Street in Clarksville claimed the life of a man and injured several other people.
The wreck reportedly occurred in front of 15-17 Madison Street and was reported to
9-1-1 dispatchers around 7:40 a.m.
According to Clarksville Police Public Information Officer Jim Knoll the fatal wreck involved two vehicles; a dark colored Durango and a red Chevy.
Knoll says the Durango was traveling eastbound and for an unknown reason, crossed into the center line and crashed head-on into the path of the Chevy, which was traveling westbound.
Officer Knoll also stated two other people were life-flighted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center and another person was sent by ambulance to Gateway Medical Center for treatment of their injuries.
As a result of the wreck, Madison Street was closed down from Liberty Parkway to Crossland Avenue while the police department’s fatal accident crash team investigated the wreck.
Police say its too early into the investigation to say whether or not alcohol played a factor in the fatal wreck.
The man's name has not been released, pending family notification and no further information was provided.
Clarksville Police have released the names of all three men who are wanted for the robbery of A.C. Automotive in East 9th St. in Hopkinsville Monday night and for allegedly shooting at an Oak Grove Police Officer.
One of the alleged robbers was arrested shortly after the incident and subsequent chase Monday evening, but three were able to run away from their vehicle after stopping near the state line on I-24. The suspects and an Oak Grove Police officer exchanged gunfire, but no one was injured.
The men ran into Clarksville neighborhoods and have been sought since then, though their names were just released tonight. Police identify the suspects as 26-year old Christopher Jerome Walker, 23-year old Justin Ladarious Horstead and 24-year old Henry Jerome Brown.
All three are sought on warrants for 1st degree robbery and warrants for other crimes in Clarksville. Police in Clarksville nearly arrested Brown at a motel Wednesday, but he escaped before officers could get to him.
Police say the three men should be considered armed and dangerous and anyone crossing their path should call 911 immediately. If you can help police find the suspects, you are advised to call police.
Two Hopkins County residents have been charged with complicity to commit murder after human remains were found near Dawson Springs.
The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Department, State Police and Madisonville Police Department are investigating and the Sheriff’s Office identifies the victim as Sherry Hays.
27-year old Stephanie Osborne and 30-year old Joshua Osborne of Nebo have been arrested and charged with complicity to murder, though officials say their charges could be amended as the investigation evolves.
The remains are being sent to Louisville for an autopsy.