A Hopkinsville man turned himself in at the Christian County Jail Tuesday evening after being indicted by the Christian County Grand Jury on multiple charges.
Charged with engaging in organized crime, theft by deception, theft by unlawful taking and criminal possession of a forged instrument is 28-year old Quinton Sharber of Hopkinsville. Sharber turned himself in at the Christian County Jail and was served with the indictment by Hopkinsville Police Warrants Officer John Bracey.
Christian County Jailer Brad Boyd says the local facility has not yet seen any effects from the closure of the Marion Adjustment Center private prison.
Boyd says there are about 300 fewer inmates in the Marion Adjustment Center now than there were before the closure announcement, but none of those have been shipped to Christian County. In fact, Boyd says it appears many of those inmates are no longer incarcerated at all.
Jailer Boyd says he has been in contact with the Department of Corrections and he'll continue to monitor the situation in hopes the Christian County Jail will receive some of those state inmates.
Many county jails depend on state money received for housing state inmates to operate and Boyd remains optimistic the private prison closure will still benefit the local facility. Todd County Jailer Greg Allen says he also has not gotten any of the inmates from the private prison, but is still hopeful that day will come.
Hundreds of animals needing love continue to find forever homes thanks in part to the many employees and volunteers at the Christian County Animal Shelter.
Animal Shelter Director Irene Grace spoke about last month's number of adoptions.
An undercover operation led to the arrest of an Elkton man Monday on drug charges.
Todd County Sheriff’s Deputy Tracy White arrested 21-year old Roberto Balboa on charges of trafficking in marijuana. Deputy White says the arrest came after an alleged undercover purchase was made from Balboa.
Balboa is lodged in the Todd County Jail on $1,000 bond.