A tip from the public led Hopkinsville Police to make a drug trafficking arrest on Short St. Friday afternoon.
The arrest card for 36-year old Shawanna Crump of Hopkinsville says officers were told that marijuana was being sold out of Ms. Crump’s apartment at 1402 Short St.
Police took a K9 unit to the address and the dog alerted on Ms. Crump’s apartment door. The suspect reportedly gave police permission to search her residence and officers say they found a small amount of marijuana, several plastic baggies with the corners cut off and other paraphernalia.
Officers also found a handgun under Ms. Crump’s bathroom sink. She was arrested and charged with trafficking in marijuana, enhanced by the firearm.
A vehicle found abandoned at a Hopkinsville hotel was reportedly stolen from Madisonville.
Hopkinsville Police found a white 2003 Ford Crown Victoria valued at $3,000 abandoned on the southeast portion of the Holiday Inn parking lot on Fort Campbell Boulevard around 9pm.
Madisonville Police said the vehicle had been reported stolen in that down, with the victim listed as 22-year old Alison Gerrick of Madisonville.
The car was towed away and the investigation will continue by Madisonville Police.
Clarksville Police are continuing to ask for the public’s help in locating a missing Kenwood Middle School Student.
15-year old Sierra Nicole Simpson of 1346 Chucker Drive was last seen at the end of the school day Thursday outside of Kenwood High and has not been seen or heard from since.
She is 5’1, 115 lbs, with blonde hair and blue eyes and has noticeable acne. Police say there have been several calls about sightings of the girl, but officers have not been able to substantiate them.
A news release also says there are no indications of an abduction or foul play. Simpson was last seen wearing blue jeans, a black tank top and a Metallica hoodie.
Anyone knowing her whereabouts or able to provide any information is asked to call Clarksville Police at 931-645-8477.
A Fort Campbell soldier is accused of fatally shooting another soldier and injuring a Clarksville Police Officer Thursday.
According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, 26-year old Benjamin Schweitzer barricaded himself in a bedroom after he reportedly shot another Fort Campbell soldier, now identified as Frederick Nicholas Moses multiple times.
Moses reportedly died from his injuries shortly after the shooting that took place Thursday morning near Quick Silver Court.
Following the shooting, Clarksville Police Officer James Eure was shot by Schweitzer after responding to a report of shots being fired in the area.
The condition of Officer Eure has not been released at this time, but it’s believed Officer Eure sustained non-life threatening injuries.
Schweitzer was booked into the Montgomery County Jail this morning and is charged with one count of homicide and is being held without bond.
The Fort Campbell soldier is scheduled to appear in court for a preliminary hearing on March 26th at 1:30 p.m. in Montgomery County.
A Christian County Public School Principal has been selected to serve on the Superintendent Screening Committee during the search of a new Superintendent.
The Principal Representative on the Superintendent Screening Committee will be Hopkinsville High School Principal Demetria Choice.
CCPS Spokesperson Heather Aubin says Choice was nominated today during a regularly scheduled administrator’s meeting that was held in the board room of he Christian County Board of Education.
According to Aubin, only head Principals of each schools were given the chance to nominate and then vote for the Principal to serve on the Screening Committee.
Officials hope to have a new Superintendent hired and in place by June 22nd.
Choice will join Christian County Board of Education Chairman Barry Cornelius, who was unanimously appointed to serve on the committee during a recent school board meeting.