Clarksville Police made an arrest Friday after a woman allegedly made up a story about being held hostage.
A news release says a 911 call came in around 10:50 Friday morning that 22-year old Sheila Faye Sied of Power Street was being held hostage at Lincoln Homes in Clarksville.
Sied reportedly told dispatchers the story of being tied up for two weeks in addition to telling family members. Her sister had reported her missing as of June 2nd. Through investigations, police found Sied at a trailer on Power Street and say they needed a calculator to count up the number of times she changed her story.
Ultimately, Sied told officers she had gone to Lincoln Homes to purchase cocaine and was never held hostage. Police arrested and charged her with filing a false report. Officers across the city had to be reassigned districts and emergency responders were on standby after her initial calls.
The Seventh Annual Hopkinsville Kiwanis Soap Box Derby wrapped up just before 5 o’clock Saturday afternoon after nine hours of racing and hot but mostly sunny weather.
A news release says a total of 46 stock cars raced down the hill with drivers competing for the top spot and a shot at the international title in Akron, Ohio. Lacy Patterson in the Model Cleaners car took top honors followed by Trinity-Ann Ouellette in the Patriot Chevrolet car and Abby Moss in the Cayce Mill Supply/Cayce Pharmacy car.
48 super stock cars competed for the chance to race in Akron with Taylor Lynn Blakeley taking first place in the 4th and Main Auto Sales car. Second place went to Rachel Cravens in the Planters Bank car and third place went to Brittany Ouellette in Patriot Chevrolet car.
Seven masters’ cars competed in a double elimination battle for the top spot in Hopkinsville’s race. Jordan Moores, in the Patriot Chevrolet car, took the crown. Kelly McGill, in the Toyota of Hopkinsville “Soapbox is for girls” car, took 2nd place, while Kelly Barrios, in the Royal Oaks Chevrolet car, took third.
Patterson, Blakeley and Moores will head to Akron to compete July 21st.
With 101 racers, the Seventh Annual Hopkinsville Kiwanis Soap Box Derby is the fourth largest in the nation.
A new aspect of this year's event was the addition of the Super Kids Classic, a division open to children with special needs. The inaugural Super Kids trophy went to Gavin Duiguid, who will have a chance to represent the community at the National Super Kids Classic in Akron, Ohio July 20th. Caleb Lancaster took second place and Scott Garr took third.
The Christian County Grand Jury indicted five people today including two people for fleeing or evading police and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance fourth offense.
37-year old Rickey Lemont Wimberly of Hopkinsville was indicted by the Grand Jury for one count of 1st degree fleeing or evading police for allegedly disobeying a police officer’s command to stop and sending officers on a foot pursuit through multiple yards and busy streets on May 8th .
34-year old Henry Martin of Olmstead, Kentucky was indicted for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance-4th offense with aggravator, operating a motor vehicle on a suspended license, careless driving, failure to maintain insurance-2nd offense following his arrest on May 12th.
The Grand Jury also indicted 29-year old Michael Christopher Croney of Hopkinsville for possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance with aggravator-1st offense, no operator’s license and speeding following his arrest on May 4th.
A wreck on the Pennyrile Parkway Tuesday morning sent two people to the hospital.
The report from the Sheriff’s Office says 48-year old Glenda Wright of Airport Road, Hopkinsville was merging onto the Parkway off U.S. 68-80 around 11am when a vehicle came around her and cut her off.
Ms. Wright ran off the road in an attempt to avoid a collision and struck a ditch and embankment. Police say the two vehicles never made contact and that the other motorist continued northbound.
Ms. Wright and her passenger—4-year old Eli Hunt of Manitou—were treated for their injuries at Jennie Stuart Medical Center.
The Christian County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a theft on Happy Hollow Road.
The incident happened sometime between 10:45pm Tuesday and 10:30am Wednesday, according to the report, which says the perpetrator opened a garage door at 2435 Happy Hollow during the night and took 52-hundred dollars worth of photography equipment belonging to Pamela Bradley of that address.
The stolen items included a Cannon Digital Camera and accompanying lens.
The investigation continues and no suspects are listed on the report.