Thanks to an anonymous tipster, the Trigg County Sheriff’s Office was able to apprehend a fugitive wanted in several states.
After 4 hours of surveillance, Sheriff’s Deputies yesterday were able to locate 34-year old Brian Burton of Cadiz, who was taken into custody without incident.
Burton had arrests warrants out of New Madrid County, Missouri and Scott County Missouri, Dekalb County, Illinois and in Trigg County.
Burton is wanted in Trigg County for failure to appear, failure to comply and non payment of a fine, while in Missouri is he is wanted for felony non support, felony theft and probation violation and he is wanted in Illinois for vehicle theft, conspiracy and failure to appear.
Burton remains lodged in the Christian County Jail.
A former Screaming Eagle and Season 13 Dancing with the Stars champion will be returning to Fort Campbell this week.
J.R. Martinez will sign hundreds of copies of his book, Full of Heart Friday morning at the local post’s AAFES Main Exchange.
Full of Heart, which was written by Martinez, tells the former Screaming Eagle’s entire story of survival after being burned over 30 percent of his body when he was trapped inside his vehicle, which was hit by an IED while his unit was on patrol in Iraq in 2003.
A Hopkinsville resident is in New York this week assisting residents there devastated by Hurricane Sandy.
Matt Westerfield says he’s carrying on the legacy of his late father Tom by joining the relief effort of the Southern Baptist Convention in Queens, New York. He says he drove a shower truck to New York to give volunteers a place to do laundry and to take a shower.
Westerfield and the group he’s with are also preparing hot meals each day for those impacted by the storm.
Westerfield says anyone wanting to help can donate to the Christian County Baptist Association with “disaster relief” noted in the memo section of the check. You can also send the check to the Southern Baptist Convention in Louisville or you can contact that agency about volunteering your own time to go where help is needed.
Matt Westerfield concluded his interview by congratulating his brother Whitney for his election to the 3rd District State Senate seat.
A Hopkinsville man was injured in a wreck on I-24 last night after he was thrown from a pickup.
A news release from Kentucky State Police says 16-year old Logan Slaughters of Hopkinsville was attempting to merge onto I-24 from Fort Campbell Boulevard when he lost control of his pickup on the wet pavement and hit a guardrail.
The front seat passenger, 56-year old Robert Finnegan of Hopkinsville, was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the truck. Slaughters and another passenger were wearing a seat belt and went uninjured.
Finnegan was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
Local residents with a misbehaving dog are reminded of a seminar at the Animal Shelter tomorrow afternoon.
Christian County Animal Shelter Director Irene Grace says dog expert Craig Curtis will hold a seminar on how to train dogs with all types of aggression problems behind the shelter at 5:30pm.
Ms. Grace says the seminar is free, but any donations to the Get’em Done program will be greatly appreciated.
The Animal Shelter is located on Russellville Road next to the Hopkinsville-Christian County Airport.