Kentucky State Police arrested a Clarksville man on Friday after police allegedly found a large amount of illegal drugs.
31-year old Jeremy R. Wheeler of Clarksville was arrested and charged with trafficking in marijuana over five pounds, possession of drug paraphernalia, DUI and other traffic related offenses.
On Friday, Trooper Ben Cox reported seeing Wheeler drive erratically two miles north of Trenton and then ditch his vehicle near a field and observed him running on foot through a bean field.
After a brief foot pursuit, Wheeler was taken into custody and upon further investigation, police say it was determined that he was under the influence and found to be in possession of a large amount of marijuana.
Wheeler remains lodged in the Todd County Detention Center.
Congressman Ed Whitfield spent this afternoon touring Jennie Stuart Medical Center’s newly revamped emergency department and wound healing center.
Congressman Whitfield spoke with hospital staff for several minutes and stated he was impressed with the quality of health care Jennie Stuart provides.
Congressman Whitfield also stated that the Hopkinsville-Christian County community was fortunate to have a facility like Jennie Stuart after he toured the local hospital.
Congressman Whitfield says he likes to visit Jennie Stuart periodically to visit each department and that each visit helps him understand the needs of the healthcare industry.
Two women are now behind bars after Cadiz Police say they assaulted two sisters Sunday night.
26-year old Shanonna N. Crenshaw of Walnut Street, Hopkinsville and her 23-year old sister, Keshia M. Cavanaugh of Wharton Road, Cadiz were both arrested and charged with second degree assault.
Cadiz Police Sergeant Richard Martin was called to the Trigg County Hospital shortly after 8 p.m. Sunday night in reference to an assault that allegedly took place within city limits.
Cadiz Police say an investigation determined that Crenshaw and Cavanaugh used a blunt instrument to assault sisters, Keisha Stewart and Karlie Stewart of Cadiz, who were both being treated and released from the hospital.
Police say the assaults stem from a separate incident that occurred the previous night between the Stewarts and a family member of Crenshaw and Cavanaugh, which remains under investigation.
Crenshaw and Cavanaugh are both lodged in the Christian County Jail.
One of the McHenry Street shooting victims from Sunday morning has already been released from the hospital and the other appears to be on the way to recovering.
Hopkinsville Police Public Information Officer Paul Ray says 18-year old Brooklyn Adams of Hopkinsville was treated and released from Jennie Stuart Medical Center for a gunshot wound about four inches above her knee.
The more seriously injured victim, 24-year old James Kyle of Hopkinsville, is listed in stable condition at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Kyle was flown from Jennie Stuart to Vandy after being shot just under his ribcage, according to the report from Hopkinsville Police.
The suspect accused of shooting the victims, 25-year old Desmond Daniel of Hopkinsville, remains in the Christian County Jail and will appear in court Wednesday. Daniel is charged with two counts of first degree assault in connection with the incident that occurred just after midnight near the 2000 block of McHenry Sunday morning.
Clarksville Police are asking for the public’s help in solving an armed robbery of a convenience store from over the weekend.
A news release says two black males entered the Kangaroo Mart on Dover Road at Kelsey Drive around 1:30am Saturday. One was wearing all black with a white shirt tied around his head and was carrying a handgun.
The other was wearing all red with a red bandana around his face. The pair got away with 65 dollars and cigarettes.
They are believed to have left in a blue Oldsmobile with dark tinted windows. Photos of the suspects are under the local news section of our website.
Anyone with information on the incident should call 931-645-TIPS.