More details are now known about the wreck at a local convenience store Friday afternoon when a vehicle crashed through the front window.
The incident happened around 4:45 at the MaxFuel Express at West 7th and North Drive, with the Hopkinsville Police report listing 39-year old Amy Koontz of Hopkinsville as the driver.
Ms. Koontz told officers that she recently had surgery on her leg and that pins and plates are holding it together. She said when she attempted to stop at the gas station, her leg wasn’t strong enough to press down the brake and her 1998 Ford Expedition crashed all the way through the window and into the building.
No one was injured in the incident, though there were customers and employees inside.
Ms. Koontz was cited for failure to provide proof of insurance and failure to present a valid drivers license.
A Clarksville babysitter was arrested on child abuse charges for allegedly injuring an infant in her care late last month.
Charged with aggravated child abuse is 33-year old Jessica Lee Watkins of Ginkgo Drive, Clarksville. Watkins was watching a two month old male on September 28th when she called his mother to say there was swelling in the baby’s leg.
The mother took him to Blanchfield, where officials transferred him to Vanderbilt. Doctors determined the infant had a broken femur, tibia, clavicle and humerus. During an interview with police, Watkins reportedly said she heard a pop when she snatched him out of a car seat, but didn’t know he was hurt until his mother took him to the hospital.
Watkins turned herself in at the Montgomery County Jail around noon yesterday.
Hopkinsville Police are investigating a major theft from a Bradshaw Pike Extension building.
Officers were called to 104 Bradshaw Pike Extension around 10:30 after Dave Sturges of Hopkinsville called ECC to say he witnessed two males taking air conditioning units.
Sturges said he asked the males what they were doing and that’s when they ran to their truck and drove away.
The suspects got away with three Lennox 1.5 ton units valued at 35-hundred dollars each and a Green Rheem 2 ton unit valued at 35-hundred dollars.
A Hopkinsville gas station and convenience store was extensively damaged Friday afternoon after a vehicle crashed through the store’s front glass doors.
Vice-President of the local Maxfuel Express, Gerald White spoke about the incident.
No one was injured as a result of the crash and business continued as workers were adding wood boards to secure the business.
The Christian County Grand Jury today indicted 16 people for various heinous crimes.
51-year old Donald Cramer of Herndon was indicted on two counts of 1st degree sexual abuse,1st degree unlawful transaction with a minor, illegal controlled substance under 18 years old, 1st degree unlawful transaction with a minor, 3rd degree unlawful transaction of a minor, illegal sexual activity, victim under the age of 18, falsely reporting an incident and 1st degree wanton endangerment.
According to his indictment, Cramer allegedly made inappropriate sexual contact with a 16-year old female and gave the juvenile alcohol and three prescription pills and touched her inappropriately while she slept.
26-year old Anthony Grimes of Hopkinsville was indicted for 1st degree robbery after he allegedly used physical force upon Narenda and Savitaben Patel, the owners of Fairview Inn, while committing a theft from them and was armed with a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument will committing the act on March 27th, 2010.
Grimes allegedly held up the Fairview Inn at gunpoint and made off with about $1500.
Meanwhile, 45-year old Monte Neely was indicted for 1st degree stalking, retaliating against a participant in a legal process, using restricted ammunition during a felony, carrying a concealed deadly weapon.
32-year old Michael James Hunter of Hopkinsville was indicted for 2nd degree burglary, two counts of 3rd degree assault, retaliating against a participant in a legal process, 2 counts of 3rd degree terroristic threatening.
Hunter is accused of unlawfully entering the residence of Whitney Cayce at 703 East 3rd Street with the intent to commit a crime on July 19th and then kicked and head-butted two officers on July 23rd and then threatened to harm Cayce, whom he believed would be a witness in the legal proceedings against him.