Hopkinsville Police recently arrested two suspects accused of attacking a man as he walked to the hospital.
Hopkinsville Police Detective Tony Sierra says 19-year old Michael McCrory of Hopkinsville and 18-year old Eddie Elliott of Bowling Green are charged with an assault from August 16th.
Detective Sierra says McCrory blindsided 52-year old James Foley near the 300 block of West 18th Street as he attempted to walk to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for treatment of a stomach virus.
The attack was caught on hospital surveillance cameras, with police saying McCory took 42 dollars out of Foley’s pocket as he fell to the ground. Elliott then allegedly joined McCory and kicked Foley as he lied defenseless on the ground.
Detective Sierra says the suspects remained in the area and taunted the victim for a minute as he attempted to crawl away before witnesses finally came to his aid. A separate camera showed the suspects reenacting the event and laughing as they left the area.
Foley refused treatment for his injuries and illness, saying he preferred to go back home where he felt safe. Foley believes he may have a broken jaw, according to police.
A man who was allegedly trying to break into a trailer was arrested yesterday by Hopkinsville Police.
Officer Spencer Loftus was called to 36 Westside Court just after 1pm, when someone was seen trying to pull a window air conditioner out of a trailer to get inside. Officer Loftus found a suspect meeting the description—18-year old Kirie Little of the city—who allegedly became very loud when approached by police.
The resident of the trailer said it was Little who kicked and punched his door in addition to pulling on the air conditioner in an unsuccessful effort to get inside. Little was arrested and charged with burglary and disorderly conduct.
Kentucky State Police say there will be extra troopers on the roads this Labor Day Weekend.
A news release says the extra enforcement will be through Monday night and will focus on reducing fatal wrecks and wrecks with injuries. As always, there will be zero tolerance for anyone driving under the influence of alcohol.
Thirteen people died on Kentucky roadways last year on Labor Day weekend and highway fatalities have consistently ran above last year’s pace through 2012. Troopers are asking for motorists to stop that trend this weekend by not drinking and driving and by always wearing a seat belt.
Fort Campbell will be welcoming a top ranking official next week.
The local post will be conducting a change of responsibility for Command Sergeant Major Mark Herndon, who will relinquish responsibility as Command Sergeant Major of the Fort Campbell Garrison to Sergeant Major Stephen Bower.
Bower was previously the Command Sergeant Major with the 1st Battalion, 50th Infantry Regiment at Fort Benning, Georgia.
Herndon held that position since April 2009 and will serve as the rear detachment Command Sergeant Major for the 101st Airborne Division.
The ceremony is scheduled to take place in front of the Garrison Headquarters on Thursday, September 6th.
Officials say a Command Sergeant Major is a senior enlisted advisor to the commander and is responsible for carrying out the policies and standards of enlisted soldiers.
A suspect has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of a man in Logan County from last night.
The News-Democrat Leader quotes Logan County Jailer Bill Jenkins as saying a man identified only as Timothy Claytor was arrested in connection with the shooting death of 46-year old Dale Holloway of Russellville.
Holloway’s body was found with multiple gunshot wounds on T. McReynolds Road near Lewisburg last night. Logan County Coroner Mary Givens told the paper the body was being taken to the Louisville Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.