Hopkinsville Police arrested a heavily armed man last night who allegedly made threats to kill a local woman and officers.
The investigation began early in the afternoon when police took a harassing communications report regarding things allegedly said by 44-year old Monte Neely of Hopkinsville.
Neely allegedly continued making threats via text message to Shaye Maddox of Hopkinsville, reportedly saying he would kill her and police officers. Officers believed Neely to be at 217 Village Green Drive and found his vehicle there shortly after 10pm.
They called him on the phone, though he reportedly hung up on officers. Shortly after the call, police say Neely came out of his residence and attempted to get in his car. Officers took him into custody and the report says they found a tactical shotgun on his back, a 357 magnum pistol in a bag he was carrying and four knives.
Police say the shotgun was loaded with eight rounds and the pistol was loaded with six hollow point rounds and a speed loader. He was also allegedly in possession of several boxes of more ammunition for the guns.
Also found on his person was a piece of paper with the victim’s address on it. Neely was charged with stalking, using restricted ammunition and retaliating against a participant in a legal process and was lodged in the Christian County Jail.
Christian County Public School Superintendent Mary Ann Gemmill has made a few key administrative changes, just in time for the upcoming school year.
School District Spokesperson, Heather Aubin explains more details about the changes.
Clarksville Police were hard at work over the weekend to ensure city roadways were safe from traffic violators and impaired drivers.
Police conducted another DUI Check-point and Saturation Patrol on Friday and Saturday which resulted in 4 DUI arrests, 3 child restraint violations, 7 seat belt violations, 1 person charged with reckless driving, 9 people cited for window tint violations, 24 people cited for red light law violations, 12 people were cited for speeding and one person was taken into custody for resisting arrest.
Police say on Friday, 574 vehicles were inspected at the designated checkpoint with 55 individuals being cited for traffic related offenses, while 52 vehicles were stopped and inspected on Saturday, which resulted in 46 charges.
Hard work and years of dedication have paid off for hundreds of Austin Peay State University students.
APSU will be award degrees to about 350 students during its 83rd Summer Commencement ceremony on Friday, August 10th at the Dunn Center with commencement set to begin at 2 p.m. and doors opening for guests at 1 p.m.
During the ceremony, three students enrolled as cadets in the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps will be commissioned as U.S. Army officers at the conclusion of the ceremony.
APSU will also be offering a free live webcast of each commencement ceremony with a link to the webcast to be made available on the university’s homepage within 24 hours of the ceremony.
For more information about commencement exercises, contact the Office of the Registrar at 931-221-7121.
Preliminary statistics released by Kentucky State Police indicate that five people died in five separate crashes on state roadways from Monday, July 23rd through Sunday.
State Police say four of the victims were traveling in motor vehicles and none were wearing seat belts and one of the fatalities involved a motorcycle.
Single-fatality motor vehicle crashes occurred in Gallatin, Hopkins, Jackson and Woodford Counties, with no fatalities being reported in Christian, Trigg and Todd Counties.
Through Sunday, preliminary statistics indicate that 420 people died on state roadways since January, which is 24 more than what was reported for the same time period last year.