Three juveniles avoided injury late last night when a woman allegedly drove her vehicle into their home and then drove away.
The incident happened around 11:15 at 307 East 21st Street, where a witness called the ECC after seeing a silver vehicle run a stop sign before plowing into a residence.
Police used a vehicle description and located the vehicle in the alley between Bryan Street and East 18th. The vehicle’s driver, 23-year old Samantha Martin of Hopkinsville, soon arrived and admitted to the incident. She said she fled the scene because she was scared.
Martin reportedly said her brakes had been malfunctioning, but that she decided to go ahead and drive the vehicle and that was what caused her to hit the home.
Three female teens were in the severely damaged home, but none of them were hurt. Martin was charged with leaving the scene of an accident and three counts of wanton endangerment.
A traffic stop in Crofton Monday evening led to the arrest of three suspects on drug trafficking charges.
The arrest card for 21-year old William Morris of Earlington says he was pulled over on North Madisonville Street around 5pm regarding a possible shooting. Once stopped, Morris gave sheriff’s deputies consent to search his vehicle, which allegedly turned up just over three pounds of marijuana.
Passengers in the vehicle were 24-year old Murray Hunter of Clarksville and 24-year old Stephen Crawford of Madisonville.
All three were charged with trafficking in marijuana and were lodged in the Christian County Jail.
Someone recently stole over 700 dollars worth of gasoline from a north Christian County man.
The perpetrator broke the latch valve on storage tank belonging to Scotty Parsons at 300 Parsons Road, Crofton, draining the storage tank of approximately 200 gallons.
The suspect also stole several small gas cans out of a shed to take some of the gas away. The value of the stolen gas is listed at 740 dollars.
Hopkinsville Community College held their annual Constitution Day forum this afternoon, where guest commentators spoke about 1st Amendment rights and how the political arena has changed over the years.
Christian Circuit Court Judge John Atkins was among two other commentators during the forum that answered in-depth questions about today’s politics.
Political issues are often labeled as liberal, conservative, labor, socialist, fundamentalist or left versus right wing.
Judge Atkins responded to the question to what extent can more nuisanced thinking work in a competitive political environment.
A Pembroke man accused of fatally shooting and running over his cousin with his vehicle appeared in Christian District Court this afternoon.
29-year old Micah Holland of Pembroke stood silently with his head down while his attorney, Fletcher Long addressed the court and questioned Christian County Sheriff’s Detective Bobby Nichols.
Detective Nichols described the crime scene when he first arrived to the 7845 Old Palmyra Road residence of the victim, 30-year old Joey Weatherwax.