A Hopkinsville man was arrested early yesterday morning for allegedly dealing drugs.
The arrest card from Hopkinsville Police Officer Federico Rodriguez says 20-year old Nakeifer Blane was a passenger in a vehicle involved in a traffic stop just after 1am at Faulkner Street and Starling Drive.
Blane allegedly tried to leave the vehicle and admitted to recently smoking marijuana. Police say they found two individually wrapped baggies and six loose bundles of marijuana under the driver’s seat in addition to one small baggie of the illegal weed in the passenger floor board.
Officer Rodriguez also notes that 355 dollars in cash was found in the vehicle. Blane was arrested and charged with trafficking in marijuana and public intoxication.
Kentucky State Police continue to investigate the self-inflicted death of a Christian County Jail inmate, who was seeking treatment for a non-life threatening injury at Jennie Stuart Medical Center Saturday afternoon.
KSP Sergeant Dean Patterson explains the events that led up to the death of 40-year old Jeffery Downs of Paducah.
Sergeant Patterson says while Downs was treated at the local hospital, he was able to obtain a Christian County Deputy Jailer’s gun to injure himself.
State Police say Downs had been lodged in the Christian County Jail for parole violation.
Jennie Stuart’s Director of Marketing and Community Relations, Jim Goss says despite the best efforts of doctors, Downs passed away as a result of a self-inflicted gun shot wound.
Clarksville Police are investigating a shooting death at a night club from early Saturday morning.
A news release from Public Information Officer Jim Knoll says officers were called to C-Ray’s Social Club on Fort Campbell Boulevard just after 3am and found a 20-year old male laying on a wooden ramp outside.
An ambulance took the man to Blanchfield Army Community Hospital for treatment of gunshot wounds and he died shortly after 4am from his injuries. Police say he was not a Fort Campbell solider.
Police received little cooperation from other people who were at the club, but were able to determine a fight had broken out and that shots were fired during the confrontation. Detectives continue to process the scene and anyone who may have information on the incident should call Clarksville Police anonymously at 931-645-TIPS.
The victim’s name is being withheld, pending family notification.
Clarksville Police a moonshine still was discovered while officers were investigating a domestic assault case on Halloween.
Police say officers responded to 13-18 Sonja Drive for a domestic in progress and when officers arrived, they found a man, identified as 30-year old Matthew Walter with an injury above his left eyebrow.
The investigation revealed there had been a physical confrontation between Walter and his girlfriend and based on the officer’s investigation, Walter was determined to be the primary aggressor and was taken in custody and charged with domestic assault.
Police say the responding officers also spotted something out of the ordinary—a moonshine still near the kitchen area where five buckets of corn mash, 44 jars of finished products and other manufacturing paraphernalia.
An investigation into the violation of alcohol and beverage laws has been opened and charges are pending in that incident.