A Hopkinsville man was arrested on assault and wanton endangerment charges this morning after an incident between neighbors at the West Side Mobile Home Park.
The report says Hopkinsville Police were called to the mobile home park around 2:30 and talked to 24-year old Samuel Elkins and 22-year old Jessica Newcomb of Hopkinsville. They said 31-year old Joel Boyles of Hopkinsville had assaulted Elkins with his fist and struck Ms. Newcomb in the face as she tried to break them up.
Elkins was treated for a severe laceration to the back of his head and a knot under his eye. Boyles is also accused of swerving in his vehicle in an attempt to run the victims over.
Boyles was arrested and charged with second degree assault, two counts of first degree wanton endangerment and public intoxication.
Hopkinsville Police are investigating an armed robbery on West 15th Street from this morning.
The report from Officer Robert Sibal says 19-year old Elizabeth Tucker of Clarksville was at 500 West 15th around 3:30 to meet some new friends when she was approached by two men with handguns.
The men took her cash and cell phone before fleeing the scene on foot. They are described as black males standing between 5-10 and 6 feet tall. They were both wearing dark colored hoodies and red masks and dark colored pants.
Sources say Clarksville Police are investigating some type of shooting on Vista Lane.
Initial reports indicate the victim is a child. There is no immediate word on the victim's condition.
Vista Lane is on the southwest side of Clarksville—just north of Highway 12.
Thanksgiving is the deadliest holiday weekend of the year by historical standards and many of those people would have likely lived, had they been wearing their seat belt.
Hopkinsville Police Public Information Officer Paul Ray says not only is it safer to wear your seat belt, it’s also the law.
Of the 500 people who had died on Kentucky roadways in motor vehicle wrecks as of Sunday, police were able to confirm that 280 had not been wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. At least 116 people had died on Kentucky roadways this year in wrecks involving alcohol.
Hundreds of homes burn and people are injured each Thanksgiving from fires that began with a frying turkey.
Hopkinsville Fire Department Inspector Cecelia Cloos says there are some tips people can follow to avoid becoming the next victim of cooking gone bad.
Inspector Cloos says one of the most important tips is to put the turkey in the fryer first. You can then pour the oil in to a safe level—avoiding a dangerous spill over.
Inspector Cloos says everyone at the fire department wishes the community a happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday.