Clarksville Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a man who reportedly has a lengthy criminal history of domestic-related assaults.
Police are looking for 30-year old Dehazell Jovan Peden of Clarksville, who has seven active warrants on file for his arrest.
According to Clarksville Police, on March 3rd, Peden brandished a handgun at two people at Robin Hood Drive residence and told everyone to get out and then went upstairs, where his wife was sleeping upstairs and grabbed her arm and yelled at her.
When officers arrived on the scene, Peden reportedly fled out the back of the residence.
Police say the 30-year old Clarksville man does not have any property or right to be in the house.
Peden is wanted for two counts of aggravated assault, aggravated burglary and four contempt warrants on file.
Anyone with information about Peden’s whereabouts are urged to contact 931-645-8477.
A second man wanted for allegedly robbing a juvenile last month is now behind bars.
21-year old Joshua Paul Stacy of Cadiz turned himself into the Cadiz Police Department this afternoon and was served with three warrants for 1st degree robbery, 2nd degree assault, and terroristic threatening.
According to Cadiz Police, on February 13th, a 13-year-old male told police that 18-year old T.C. Byers, of Gracey, and Stacy assaulted him around 8:40 p.m. and took his money in the parking lot of the East Cadiz Baptist Church, located at 407 Third Street.
Prior to Stacy turning himself into authorities, an investigating officer who contacted one of his relatives over the phone, overheard Stacy say he would kill any officer that tried to arrest him and that he was innocent.
The other suspect in the case, T.C. Byers was arrested shortly after the robbery and was charged with 1st degree robbery, 2nd degree assault and tampering with physical evidence.
Police say Stacy was booked into the Christian County Jail and that the 13-year old victim continues to recover from his injuries he sustained last month.
The Christian County Board of Education held a special-called meeting tonight and met with a Kentucky Board of Education Association consultant to finalize plans to find the school district’s next Superintendent.
Grover “Butch” Canty spoke to school board members about his role and what to expect during the hiring process of a Superintendent.
Canty also told school board members that a screening committee needed to be created within the next thirty days and that the committee should consist of two teachers, a parent, a classified person and a school board member.
After a screening committee has been created, the first joint meeting with school board members is scheduled to take place on May 16th.
Canty then went on to say that the position has already been posted as of March 1st and will applications will be accepted through May 15th.
During the special-called meeting, school board members decided to have a new Superintendent by June 22nd and have Board Chairman Barry Cornelius act as the board’s spokesperson during the search process.
A Hopkinsville crisis relief center that is known to help hundreds of individuals get back on their feet each year is in need of donations.
Aaron McNeil House Executive Director Kurt Anderson says pantry shelves at the organization are beginning to empty and he is hoping the public will help fill them up to ensure local families won’t go hungry.
According to Anderson, making food donations are not the only way the public can help out the organization.
Anderson went on to say that if it wasn’t for the generosity of the community, the local crisis relief center would not be able to assist families in need with basic needs including food, housing, utilities, and medication.
If you would like to donate or volunteer at the Aaron McNeil House contact 270-886-9734.
If recent severe weather has taught us anything, it is that we should always be prepared in case disaster strikes.
Officials with the Pennyrile Citizens Corps Council say creating disaster kits are a great way to prepare for any situation.
Regional Operations Officer Frank Brown says having a disaster kit may one day save your life, especially during an emergency situation and encourages local citizens to create several kits to be placed inside their home and car
Brown also suggests using a waterproof container to store essential items like extra food, water, clothing, medication, a battery operated radio, a flash light.
For more disaster preparedness tips, contact Brown directly at 270-885-1530