Hopkinsville man was arrested Wednesday morning for allegedly breaking into a church and damaging property.
The arrest citation for 60-year old Albert Ray Williams of Hopkinsville says he broke open the door at Mount Olive Baptist Church on East 4th Street around 9 am. He allegedly broke and damaged several items inside before police arrived and attempted to arrest him.
Williams allegedly pulled his arms away from officers as they attempted to take him into custody and police say they found a plastic bag containing marijuana and paraphernalia on his person. He was charged with burglary, possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, disorderly conduct and menacing.
What was supposed to be a law enforcement training exercise designed to help police respond to a large scale emergency turned into a real-life scenario this morning at Hopkinsville Community College.
The training exercise began at 9 a.m. and police say around 10 a.m. shortly after the conclusion of the mass casualty training scenario, an unnamed male only identified as a former HCC student reportedly made a threat of violence, while he was on campus.
Police Chief Guy Howie, along with Public Information Officer Paul Ray and officials with HCC and Jennie Stuart Medical Center held a media conference this afternoon to discuss the training exercise and the real-life incident.
Officer Ray talks about how police were informed about the real-life threat.
May has been designated as national Military Appreciation Month and all across the country, communities are expressing their gratitude to members of the armed forces for their continued service and sacrifice to the nation.
Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp was joined by Oak Grove Mayor Dan Potter this morning to officially recognize and proclaim May as Military Appreciation Month in Christian County.
Mayor Kemp says he hopes the community will join him and other local elected officials in honoring local service members for their selfless decision to serve the nation.
Update: Police say this morning's alleged threat at HCC was made by a former student. The person of interest has not been arrested. A news conference is ongoing at HCC. A news conference was held this afternoon and we'll have more information soon.
What was supposed to be a law enforcement training scenario turned into a real-life incident this morning at Hopkinsville Community College after someone reportedly made a threat of violence.
City, county and state police had just concluded an “active shooter” training exercise a little after 10 am when law enforcement learned of an actual threat made by an individual to shoot someone, according to Hopkinsville Police Public Information Officer Paul Ray.
Officer Ray said there was a person of interest in the case, but that no one had been arrested as of mid-morning.
All Christian County public schools were placed on temporary lockdown as a precaution, according to District Spokesperson Heather Aubin, who says they were acting on information provided by police. After a search of HCC determined there was no immediate threat, schools were allowed to resume normal operation.
No one was injured in the incident and more information is expected to be released in an afternoon news conference.
Murray State University police are investigating after someone allegedly pulled a gun on a student Tuesday night.
WPSD TV reports the incident happened around 10 pm in front of Regents College at Murray State. There were four men who approached the victim and one of the suspects allegedly pulled a gun.
The men were last seen running south away from the dorm and toward a parking lot near the soccer field. Police say no demands were made and no shots were fired. One of the suspects was described as wearing a red cap, red jacket and sunglasses.
Anyone with information on the incident should call campus police at 270-809-2222.