A Hopkinsville fugitive has been taken into custody Thursday afternoon thanks to an anonymous tipster who contacted the Hopkinsville-Christian County Crime Stoppers tip line.
Hopkinsville Police say the anonymous tipster told authorities that 35-year old Michael Edward Brewer, who was featured as this week’s Fugitive of the Week was on Fort Campbell working with the post’s 5th Group.
Acting on the tip, Hopkinsville Police partnered with Fort Campbell’s Provost Marshal’s Office and the Christian County Sheriff’s Office in locating Brewer, which led to his arrest.
Brewer was taken into custody without incident and was booked into the Christian County Jail for failing to appear in court for charges of felony possession of a controlled substance, 2nd degree possession of a controlled substance, illegal possession of a legend drug and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Police say the anonymous tipster will receive a cash reward from the local Crime Stoppers organization for their tip that led to Brewer’s arrest.
More is now known about a shooting in Logan County from last night that left a Russellville man dead.
Logan County Sheriff Wallace Whitaker says 46-year old Dale Holloway showed up at the 2785 T. McReynolds Road, Lewisburg home of 44-year old Tim Claytor around 10:20 last night looking for a woman identified as Lori White, who is described as an associate of Holloway’s.
Some type of argument took place between the two men and that’s when police were called to a disturbance involving a weapon. Arriving deputies found Holloway dead from multiple gunshot wounds and arrested Claytor and charged him with murder.
Claytor was taken to the Logan County Jail and the investigation continues by the Logan County Sheriff’s Office and Kentucky State Police. An autopsy was scheduled in Louisville on Holloway.
Western Kentucky is expected to miss any severe weather from the remnants of Hurricane Isaac, but forecasters say some much-needed rain is on the way.
A conference call was held this morning with the National Weather Service in Paducah, where forecaster David Humphrey said he expects Christian, Todd and Trigg Counties to receive significant rainfall between now and Monday morning.
Humphrey says there is a Lake Wind Advisory in effect for all of western Kentucky this Labor Day weekend so boaters should be aware of the weather before going out.
More rain and even severe weather is more likely to our north and to our west, closer to the exact track of the tropical storm system. Humphrey emphasized the forecast is subject to change and that residents should keep an eye on the latest forecasts this weekend.
Hopkinsville Police recently arrested two suspects accused of attacking a man as he walked to the hospital.
Hopkinsville Police Detective Tony Sierra says 19-year old Michael McCrory of Hopkinsville and 18-year old Eddie Elliott of Bowling Green are charged with an assault from August 16th.
Detective Sierra says McCrory blindsided 52-year old James Foley near the 300 block of West 18th Street as he attempted to walk to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for treatment of a stomach virus.
The attack was caught on hospital surveillance cameras, with police saying McCory took 42 dollars out of Foley’s pocket as he fell to the ground. Elliott then allegedly joined McCory and kicked Foley as he lied defenseless on the ground.
Detective Sierra says the suspects remained in the area and taunted the victim for a minute as he attempted to crawl away before witnesses finally came to his aid. A separate camera showed the suspects reenacting the event and laughing as they left the area.
Foley refused treatment for his injuries and illness, saying he preferred to go back home where he felt safe. Foley believes he may have a broken jaw, according to police.
A man who was allegedly trying to break into a trailer was arrested yesterday by Hopkinsville Police.
Officer Spencer Loftus was called to 36 Westside Court just after 1pm, when someone was seen trying to pull a window air conditioner out of a trailer to get inside. Officer Loftus found a suspect meeting the description—18-year old Kirie Little of the city—who allegedly became very loud when approached by police.
The resident of the trailer said it was Little who kicked and punched his door in addition to pulling on the air conditioner in an unsuccessful effort to get inside. Little was arrested and charged with burglary and disorderly conduct.