A Fort Campbell soldier is accused of stealing several band instruments and electronic equipment from the Army.
Sergeant Riley Ealy, is charged with receiving stolen property and a report from Kentucky State Police indicates the stolen items included seven guitars, a trombone and saxophone.
According to the Kentucky Enquirer, military investigators told state police the stolen items belonged to the 101st Airborne Division Band at Fort Campbell where the 28-year old soldier was stationed since he was acquitted in March of manslaughter in the death of 25-year old James Fry.
The soldier’s attorney, Paul Dickmann reportedly maintains his client’s innocence.
The Kentucky Enquirer reports the stolen items were found at Ealy’s father’s residence.
Plans are underway at the Christian County Chamber of Commerce to find a replacement for Kelli Pendleton, who recently resigned from the Chamber’s Military Affairs Director position.
Chamber President Carter Hendricks says a search committee will be created in the near future to help officials find Pendleton’s replacement.
The Chamber of Commerce President is encouraging residents interested in the position to contact the Chamber of Commerce at 270-885-9096.
Several Fort Campbell soldiers will be honored for their gallantry in action during a ceremony at the local post tomorrow afternoon.
The 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, otherwise known as Currahees will be recognizing three soldiers by awarding them the Silver Star.
Staff Sergeant Al Garcia, Specialist David Stone and Specialist Jacob Wilder will be recognized for heroism and gallantry for their efforts during a fire-fight April 22nd in Afghanistan’s Paktika Province.
According to military officials, the soldiers each disregarded their own personal safety in order to save the lives of American and Afghan soldiers.
48-year old Maria Curcio of West Creek Drive, Clarksville told Hopkinsville Police yesterday that a Hopkinsville Middle School student attacked her on Friday, December 1st when she tried to stop the student from leaving the class-room.
Police say Curcio was hit by the juvenile in the right arm, which caused bruising to the victim’s arm.
The juvenile, who lives in Oak Grove was issued a warrantless arrest and is charged with 3rd degree assault.
No further information was provided in the police report.
According to a release from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Charles White, Claude Snorton, Bailey Davie and Antonio Poindexter were indicted by the Federal Grand Jury in Paducah.
Officials say the four men were arrested Thursday, December 1st and were taken into custody without incident, at various locations in Hopkinsville.
White, Snorton, and Davie allegedly sold illegal controlled substances to government undercover operatives that included cocaine and cocaine base otherwise known as “crack” while, Poindexter is charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm.
The investigation remains ongoing and is being conducted by the Hopkinsville based Western Kentucky Gun Crimes Task Force, which is a cooperative effort of the Christian County Sheriff’s Office, the Hopkinsville Police Department and ATF.
Police say additional indictments and arrests in this investigation are anticipated.
The cases will be prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Kentucky.