An Elkton man was arrested yesterday after allegedly chasing a neighbor down the street with a knife, threatening to kill him.
The incident happened around 12:20 at 601 South Streets Avenue, according to the report, which says 27-year old Brandon Carrol heard a banging on his apartment wall next door and went outside to see what it was.
Once outside, Carrol encountered his neighbor—33-year old John Dukes—allegedly wielding a ten inch knife in a stabbing motion yelling that he was going to kill him.
Carrol ran north on Streets Avenue to get away and eventually flagged down a motorist who called 911. Dukes reportedly stopped chasing Carrol once the car was stopped and Carrol stayed in the Todd County Interfaith Center until police arrived.
When Elkton Police Sgt. Rodney Moberly went to talk to Dukes, he allegedly ran, but was caught about 50 yards behind the apartments. Sgt. Moberly received consent from Dukes to search his residence and found the knife in the kitchen.
Dukes was arrested and charged with 1st degree wanton endangerment and lodged in the Todd County Jail.
A Herndon man is in jail on sexual abuse charges after being indicted by the Christian County Grand Jury.
Few details are available, but the Sheriff’s Office arrested 63-year old Samuel Hancock of 3185 Binns Mill Road at his residence around 2:40pm Sunday.
Hancock was indicted by the grand jury Friday and was lodged in the Christian County Jail on 1st degree sexual abuse charges.
Elkton Mayor Nancy Camp (left) and Judge-Executive Darryl Greenfield (right) were among those speaking at the announcement.
Several dozen people from across Todd County and elsewhere gathered in the old Todd County Courthouse on the square this morning for a major announcement concerning 3G cell phone service in the city of Elkton.
Only those AT&T customers in southern Todd County could quickly access the internet on their mobile devices up until Thursday when the company flipped the switch for service in Elkton.
AT&T Kentucky President Mary Pat Reagan made the official announcement, which included the news that Clifty and Russellville also now have 3G.
State Senator Joey Pendleton and Representative Martha Jane King have worked hard the last few years trying to get better service in Todd County, though Senator Pendleton acknowledged he never expected it to come so quickly.
Representative King thanked AT&T for working so closely with local officials and said the nearly instantaneous access to the rest of the world is a bridge that Todd County doesn’t have to build.
AT&T officials also announced plans to bring 4G speeds to all three tower sites in Todd County in the not too distant future. Todd County Judge-Executive Darryl Greenfield, Elkton Mayor Nancy Camp, Guthrie Mayor Scott Marshall, Trenton Mayor Joann Holder and school system superintendent Mike Kenner were also in attendance.
A former member of the WHOP staff has passed away after a long battle with cancer.
Funeral services will be 11am Tuesday at Maddux-Fuqua Hinton Funeral Home for 59-year old Deborah Pryor Young of Elkton, who spent several years at WHOP in the 1970’s and 80’s in several different capacities.
Known then as Debbie Joiner, she worked with Jim Love in the news room and also worked in the programming department. Listeners may also remember Debbie from when she hosted a women’s program on WHOP.
She would also go on to become a weather reporter at TV-43, before taking a job at the Hopkinsville Planning Commission.
Ms. Young is survived by her husband, two daughters, a son, brother, sister and four grandchildren.
A Hopkinsville man accused of assaulting a police officer and getting away early this year has been found and taken into custody.
Hopkinsville Police arrested 22-year old Sidney Jackson just after 3pm Sunday on West 7th Street. The warrant says that on January 17th, Jackson was being questioned about an air conditioner burglary that happened on Bentley Street.
The investigating officer asked Jackson for permission to search his person for any weapons, which he denied. Jackson then reportedly put his hands to his waist.
The officer than attempted to frisk Jackson and a struggle ensued, with the suspect then allegedly striking the officer in the chest. A mirror was broken off the cruiser and Jackson was able to squirm out of his shirt and fled on foot and ultimately got away.
The warrant alleges that a handgun containing illegal hollow-point ammunition was found in Jackson’s clothes.
Jackson is charged with 3rd degree assault, criminal mischief, fleeing from police, receiving stolen property and gun charges.