The Clarksville Police Department has placed a recent attempted abduction case into a inactive status.
Police say Detective Alan Morgan investigated the claim of an attempted abduction and could not find any evidence to allow the case to proceed any further or substantiate the claim.
Police say if any additional information or leads are received, the investigation can be reopened.
As previously reported, the attempted abduction occurred around Friday around 6:30 p.m.
when three small children were playing in a wood line area near their residences on Cabana Drive when a man allegedly pulled up in a pickup truck and got out of the vehicle and grabbed the arm of one of the children in an attempt to pull her with him. The man quickly released the child after the other children started to scream.
Based on varying information from the children, police were initially searching for a charcoal gray newer model 4 door Chevy Pickup with large tires with a possible lift kit and dark tinted windows that had an eagle sticker on the upper driver side corner of the windshield and red writing or lettering on the back window.
The suspect was described as an older white male with gray hair that was thinning or balding and was last seen wearing a gray t-shirt and dark blue jeans.
Anyone with further information about the attempted abduction case are asked to call 931-645-8477.
Clarksville Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a man wanted for questioning in the shooting death of a local man.
Police say 39-year old Danyon Lydell Dowlen of 722 Gracey Avenue, Clarksville remains in the area, but may be trying to flee.
An eyewitness allegedly came forward and told law enforcement officials that Dowlen and the shooting victim, Charles Sims, were involved in a gun fight within the same area where Sims' body was found.
Police say the eyewitness also stated they were present before, during, and after the confrontation at which time Dowlen was seen with a handgun.
Dowlen’s vehicle was seized by police shortly after the fatal shooting and a check of his criminal history indicates he has been convicted of several felonies and is considered to be a threat to the City of Clarksville and Montgomery County Communities.
Police say through the course of investigation, it was determined that the confrontation between Sims and Dowlen stemmed from the fact that Sims had a relationship with the mother of Dowlen’s child.
According to several residents in the area, Dowlen previously assaulted Sims, but the incident was never reported to police.
Anyone with information about Dowlen’s whereabouts are urged to call 911 immediately and that he is considered to be armed and dangerous.
Governor Steve Beshear announced today that a 17-member panel has been created to help ensure that state agencies meet the policies and standards concerning child abuse and neglect cases.
Created by an executive order that was issued in July, the Child Fatality and Near Fatality External Review Panel will be conducting in-depth reviews of child fatalities and near fatalities that were determined to be the result of child abuse or neglect.
Governor Beshear was quoted as saying that this panel will play a critical role in efforts to protect Kentucky’s children.
The panel will be publishing an annual report of case reviews, findings and recommendations which will then be submitted to the Governor, the Cabinet for Health and Family Services Secretary, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and the General Assembly.
The annual report will also be available to the public and will be published online at the websites of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services and Public Safety Cabinet.
The Christian County Chamber of Commerce’s annual Salute to Fort Campbell week was a huge success, with hundreds of residents, soldiers and their families attending various events.
Organizers say attendance went up for the Freedom Friday Chili Cook-off compared to previous years with people enjoying samples of different chili’s cooked on-site by teams competing for the grand prize.
The Hopkinsville Fire Department, which previously won four times, did not take first place during this year’s contest as it went to a unit attached to the 1-59th Combat Aviation Brigade.
However, during a recent Hopkinsville City Council meeting, Mayor Dan Kemp recognized the local fire department for their special recipe.
A Clarksville man has been charged in connection with a fatal wreck in Montgomery County last month.
The wreck happened on the 101st Parkway at Ringgold Road August 15th when 41-year old Alonso Tovar of Clarksville reportedly attempted to make a left turn onto Ringgold and drove into the path of 64-year old Dae Kang.
Kang’s wife, 65-year old Tae Kang, would later die at Gateway Medical Center from injuries sustained in the crash.
Clarksville Public Information Officer Jim Knoll says Tovar turned himself in at the Montgomery County Jail Tuesday and was charged with failure to yield the right of way resulting in death.