The investigation of a car theft in Hopkinsville ended last night when the alleged perpetrator and vehicle were located.
A 2009 Toyota Camry belonging to 27-year old Johnathan Walter of Hopkinsville was reported stolen from 1014 East 7th St yesterday around 9am.
The vehicle was located near 1701 1st Street Extension and was allegedly driven by 48-year old Mark Bradshaw of Hopkinsville. A search of the vehicle also turned up crack cocaine under a floor mat and in the console.
Bradshaw was arrested and charged with theft, possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia and was lodged in the Christian County Jail.
A Cadiz man was arrested on drug trafficking charges early this morning after police received a tip from the public.
A news release says Trigg County Sheriff Ray Burnam received a tip of drug activity at a Wood Avenue address in Cadiz yesterday and deputies were soon able to gather enough evidence to get an arrest warrant for a suspect.
Deputy Mark Nichols arrested 23-year old Russell Lancaster of Wood Avenue on trafficking in cocaine, trafficking in marijuana, possession of lortabs, possession of drug paraphernalia and tampering with evidence.
The Trigg County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Kentucky State Police and Cadiz Police.
Hopkinsville Police say they have arrested the man responsible for three armed robberies in the city this week.
The most recent incident happened around 11:23 this morning at Gilyn’s Boutique and Consignment on Fort Campbell
Boulevard, where police say 40-year old Jimmy Leon Yokley of Hopkinsville went into the business armed with a knife and demanded money.
Witnesses saw Yokley leave the scene inan SUV and he was located by police shortly after turning onto Nelson Drive. A
short time later, he was stopped and arrested near the 200 block of Country Club Lane.
Yokley was taken to the Hopkinsville Police Department, where he reportedly admitted to also robbing the Kangroo
Mart on North Main Street Monday night and Great Clips on Fort Campbell Boulevard Tuesday evening.
He is charged with three counts of firstdegree robbery and one count of fleeing from police.
The City of Clarksville will be teaming up with several organizations this Friday to welcome two wounded warriors during the city’s Rivers and Spires festival.
Three time Iraq War Veteran, Wesley Barrientos and Jeremy Staat, a retired NFL player, U.S. Marine and friend and former teammate of Pat Tillman will travel to Clarksville as they embark on a 4,263 bicycle ride across the southern half of the U.S.
Clarksville City Councilman Nick Steward says the sacrifice that these men have made for our nation is something we will never be able to repay and the fact they are taking on such a huge mission with this bike ride is a reflection on their strength and character.
Staat and Barrientos are setting out on their journey to hopefully inspire and motivate citizens to support veterans by establishing veteran centers at all U.S. college campuses and to raise awareness about veteran suicide rates.
They are expected to arrive at the main stage of Rivers and Spires at 9:30 p.m. Friday, April 20th.