Hopkinsville Police have released details on the home invasion and robbery on Linda Drive last night.
The report says the incident happened around 10:20 at 513 Linda Drive, where five people were in the residence—including a three-year old female.
Five black males reportedly kicked in the front door and used duct tape to tie one of the male victim’s hands together while yelling for the other four victims to get on the floor.
Once on the floor, the perpetrators allegedly stomped the male victims in the back of the head while demanding money. The perpetrator got away with the wallet of 28-year old Martez Washington of Hopkinsville—which only contained his bank card and several one-dollar bills. Washington said they also got away with his keys.
Washington and 27-year old Richard Manning sustained what are described as minor injuries in the attack. One suspect is named on the report, while the other four are listed as “unknown.”
Kentucky State Police investigators say it was an autopsy and evidence on the scene that led them to charge two Muhlenberg County residents in the death of their step-father and husband.
As previously reported, 39-year old Joel Allen is charged with murder and 64-year old Deanna Slaton is accused of hindering the investigation. The mother and son took 65-year old Floyd Slaton to Muhlenberg Community Hospital Memorial Day, saying he fell down the stairs and hit his head.
The victim would die before police arrived. KSP Post 2 Public Information Officer Stu Recke says autopsy results were key in the investigation.
Trooper Recke says evidence was also found at the scene that helped confirm police suspicions.
Police are not releasing a possible motive for the beating death.
A two vehicle crash on Coleman Street late yesterday morning sent a motorcycle rider to Jennie Stuart Medical Center.
Injured in the accident which occurred about 15 minutes before noon on Coleman between 17th and 18th Street was 55-year old James Wallace, whose address, including the city, was marked out on the report.
Wallace was traveling on Coleman when a vehicle driven by 15-year old Susan Powell, whose address was also marked out, exited from behind a building and struck the bike.
There is no mention of Ms. Powell being ticketed for driving underage.
Mitt Romney's pursuit of the Republican presidential nomination is getting the support of the son of a man who challenged his father for that nomination.
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul says he is endorsing Romney's bid to become president.
His father Ron, a Texas congressman, had waged an unsuccessful yet attention getting bid to land the nomination. Senator Rand Paul says Romney is in lock step with his father on several issues, including the need to audit the Federal Reserve. The Kentucky senator also says Romney shares his father's belief that there's a need for a balanced approach to government regulations.
The younger Paul adds that the energy industry has over nine million jobs and those jobs should not be outsourced. He says he is urging that industry in the U.S. to produce more oil and gas to reduce the country's dependency on foreign oil.
Hundreds of local officials and business leaders attended tonight’s 124th Christian County Chamber of Commerce dinner.
The theme for this year’s dinner was Entrepreneurs: Paving the Road to Success with local historianWill Turner as the keynote speaker.
Turner spoke about various entrepreneurs and how they made an impact on the community with their generous donations and contributions over the years, including how Jennie Stuart Medical Center received its namesake.
Turner also spoke about WHOP radio personality Colonel Dink Embry and how listeners tuned in to hear him make jokes and talk about local events.
Following Turner’s remarks, Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp presented Demetria Choice, Don Henderson, David Ptaszek, Will Turner and members of the 2012 Diversity Conference Planning Team with the Make Your Mark award.
Meanwhile, Kevin Meacham received the Young Professional of the Year award, Dustin Gilbert was awarded the Bob Kelso Diplomat of the Year award and Tangy Roots was presented with the E-12 Business Start-up award.
The annual dinner was held at Bruce Convention Center.