(Laquientus Lamarcus Webb)
A Clarksville Police Officer is recovering from his injuries after his foot was ran over by a vehicle during a routine traffic stop last night.
Police say around 8:19 p.m. 40-year old Officer Dennis Honholt initiated a traffic stop on 32-year old Laquientus Webb of Howard Street for no turn indicator and failure to stop.
Officer Honholt reported that after he approached Webb’s vehicle, he noticed the windows of the vehicles were rolled up and his hands were lowered to where he could not see them.
Officer Honholt says he leaned into the rear of his vehicle with the anticipation of a threat and that’s when Webb accelerated with the rear tire running over his right foot.
Webb was located at his residence a short time later at his residence, where he told police he was ready to go to jail and after he was read his Miranda rights, he admitted to officers that he put an ounce of marijuana in a garbage can.
Webb is charged with aggravated assault, driving on a revoked license and evading police and remains lodged in the Montgomery County Jail.
Christian County Salutes Fort Campbell week continues Thursday with a popular activity for Fort Campbell wives.
The tour of historic homes in Hopkinsville is exclusive to military wives and Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Coordinator Kensley McLellan gives the rundown on some of the planned activities.
Ms. McLellan says she’s already heard from several women who are excited for the annual tour.
Salute week will continue with perhaps its most popular event Frdiay—the annual chili cook-off in downtown Hopkinsville.
Officials with the Christian County Chamber of Commerce and Christian County Cares 2015 say they are pleased to announce that a new Workforce Education Coordinator has been hired.
Lanita Ballard has been hired to take on that position with Chair of the Workforce Education Development Partnership, Todd Perry saying he looked forward to working with Ballard and that he is confident that her enthusiasm and energy will be an asset in workforce education.
Ms. Ballard received a B.S. in Mass Communication from Austin Peay State University and previously worked as a teacher, college instructor and small business owner.
Her first day of employment is Monday, September 24th.
After evading police for several weeks, a McCracken County inmate who managed to escape has once again been taken into custody.
Edward B. Young was arrested yesterday by the Muhlenberg County Sheriff’s Office.
Kentucky State Police say Young escaped from the Keeton Correctional Facility in Paducah on Wednesday, August 29th.
Young was initially serving time for public intoxications and giving a police officer a false name and is now charged with 2nd degree escape and remains lodged in the Muhlenberg County Detention Center.
State Senator Joey Pendleton has suspended his campaign advertising following the death of Tom Westerfield.
Senator Pendleton released a statement, saying he was saddened by the loss of his friend and that his thoughts and prayers are with the Westerfield family during this difficult time.
He says in respect of the family, he is suspending all advertisements until further notice. Tom Westerfield was the father of Pendleton’s opponent, Whitney Westerfield.