LOCAL NEWS

August 25, 2017

Major Construction in Columbia

Proceed with caution as the sidewalks are being under construction in front of City Hall, Grissom Martin, & the Judicial Center in Columbia. Please use extreme caution as you travel this area.

Adair County Middle School Site Base Meeting

The Adair County Middle School SBDM council will be meeting in regular session on Monday, August 28, 2017, at 3:30 pm for the purpose of interviewing for the assistant wrestling coach position. The meeting will be held at 322 General John Adair Drive.

August 24, 2017

Tennessee man arrested following multi state pursuit
 
  

26-year-old Andrew Maxfield, of Allonn, TN was arrested on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 4:00 PM CST on KY 738, 2 miles west of Albany.  Maxfield was arrested following a pursuit that was initiated in Tennessee by the Tennessee Highway Patrol.  The pursuit crossed into Kentucky in Clinton County and came to an end when Maxfield wrecked his 2015 Toyota SUV in the city limits of Albany near the fairgrounds.  

Maxfield then fled on foot and was later apprehended and charged with Speeding 26 MPH or greater, Driving DUI Suspended License-1st Offense, Failure of non-owner Operator to Maintain Required Insurance, Reckless Driving, Fleeing or Evading Police 1st Degree, Assault 3rd Degree (Police Officer) and Wanton Endangerment1st Degree.  Maxfield was lodged in the Clinton County Jail.

11 Troopers from Post 15, including 1 Canine unit and officers from the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Albany Police Department and Clinton County Sheriff's Department assisted with the apprehension.  A passenger in the Maxfield vehicle was not charged.   

Teen Charged with Murder

A Teenager is charged with murder following a deadly shooting in Wayne County. The Monticello Police Department says Matthew Young, was found shot to death Wednesday night on Mercer Drive. Police say their investigation led them to arrest a 16-year-old. The teenager is in the Juvenile Detention Center in Adair County. Police say the teen will be returned to Wayne County on Friday to appear in court.

Traffic stop in Taylor County leads to Multiple Charges of a Taylor County Man

While on a routine patrol on West Main Street in Campbellsville Deputy Dickie Benningfield met a vehicle and recognized the as Alexander Bussear. Bussear was known to have several outstanding arrest warrants. While attempting a traffic stop on his vehicle he failed to stop and attempted to evade the Sheriff’s Department. As Bussear’s vehicle traveled down west Broadway the Campbellsville Police Department joined in the chase. During the pursuit Bussear committed numerous traffic offenses including disregarding several stop signs and reckless driving. Bussear used at least 15 different streets in his attempt to evade law enforcement. He was apprehended on Arbor Lane near Highway 210. Five outstanding arrest warrants were served and charges from the pursuit were placed on Bussear. He was lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center. Campbellsville Police Officers Sgt Scotty Perian, Officer Jonathan leigh and Corporal Bryon Simpson assisted in the apprehension. Aleander Bussear was charged for feeing or evading 1st degree (motor vehicle0, 3 counts Wanton Endangerment, 6 counts disregarding stop sign, reckless driving, operating on a suspended license, drug paraphernalia buy/possess.

August 22, 2017

A Russell County man was arrested Monday evening for drug trafficking and possession

 

Just after 7:00 p.m. Deputy Evan Burton conducted a traffic stop on a pickup truck being operated by Aldon McQueary, Jr., age 47, on Crowe Street in Russell Springs.

The subsequent investigation resulted in McQueary being arrested on numerous charges including DUI, Improper Turning, Trafficking in Controlled Substance 1st Degree (Meth) and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

McQueary was processed and lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.

Sgt. Mark Cromwell & Deputy Nathan Ginn assisted with the investigation.

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DEATH INVESTIGATION

Update:

Russell Springs, KY, August 22, 2017 - Russell County Coroner’s Office and Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Resources are conducting a joint investigation into the death of a 70 year old male, Kenneth E. Ducklo, a resident of Hamilton, OH. He was discovered by other boaters just after 17:00 CST on August 21, 2017. He was pronounced dead on August 21, 2017 at 17:53 CST by Russell County Coroner, Michael Reynolds. An autopsy conducted on August 22, 2017 at the Kentucky State Medical Examiner’s Office in Frankfort, KY, revealed preliminary cause of death to be multiple blunt force trauma injuries as a result of an apparent boating accident on Lake Cumberland East of Campbells Landing, Nancy, KY.

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August 20, 2017

OVER THE WEEKEND BURGLARY IN ADAIR COUNTY

Sheriff Harrison Moss reports that on the morning of August 19, 2017 at approximately 5:15am, Deputy Josh Durbin was dispatched to 10233 Russell Springs Road for a burglary in progress. Once on scene, 37 year old Jeremy Thomas of Russell Springs was taken into custody. After a short investigation it was determined that Thomas had several stolen items in his possession that were stolen from a business located on Russell Road in Adair County along with a substantial amount of methamphetamine. . Thomas was arrested on charges of Theft by unlawful taking over $500 but under $10,000, Trafficking in Methamphetamine, and drug paraphernalia buy/possess. Thomas was arrested by Deputy Josh Durbin and lodged in the Adair County Jail on a $25,000 cash bond. Deputy Durbin was assisted on scene by officers from Russell Springs Police Department and Russell County Sheriff's Office and Adair County Deputy Aaron Rainwater.

TAYLOR CONTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT RECOVER STOLEN PROPERTY

The Taylor County Sheriff’s Office received a request from the Barren County sheriff’s Office to attempt to locate a stolen 2014 Honda Rancher ATV. During an investigation the Taylor Sheriff’s Office located evidence linking Brandon Hicks of Campbellsville to the missing ATV. On Sunday Deputies Dickie Benningfield and Mark Dickens located the ATV at a residence on South Columbia Ave. in Campbellsville. Hicks was located hiding in the bushes behind the residence. He was arrested and charged with receiving stolen property over $500.00. Senior Deputy Rodney Cox is leading the investigation. The Campbellsville Police Department assisted in the recovering the ATV. Hicks was lodged in the Taylor Co. Detention Center.

SINGLE VEHICLE ACCIDENT OVER THE WEEKEND SENDS ONE TO HOSPITAL

Robert Hernandez age 30 of Hatcher Road of Campbellsville driving a 2005 Ford Escape was traveling West on Hatcher road. Hernandez stated he momentarily took his eyes off the roadway, the next thing he could remember is waking up with people all around his vehicle when his 2005 Ford Escape ran off the right side of the roadway, traveled a short distance and made contact with a large tree. Hernandez was injured in the accident and treated at the scene by Taylor county EMS and transported to Taylor Regional Hospital for several broken ribs and a laceration to his head.

August 18, 2017

 

Adair County Sheriff’s Office makes several arrests

On 08/16/2017 Sheriff Moss and Deputy Padgett were dispatched to a call on Keen Wilson Road Columbia on a welfare check. After making contact with 20 year old Adam Harris of Columbia, Harris became uncooperative. Harris was arrested on charges of Assault 3rd degree (on police officer), Resisting arrest, Disorderly conduct 2nd degree and Criminal Mischief 3rd degree.

Harris was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.

Sheriff Moss is reporting that on 08/17/2017 two Drug related arrests were made by Adair County Deputies.

21 year old Jonathan Dickson and 22 year old Dillon Burton both of Columbia were arrested early Thursday morning by Deputy Padgett on charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of amphetamines and possession of controlled substance drug unspecified. Both were lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail. Deputy Joey Keith assisted in the investigation.

On 08/17/2017 a traffic stop led to two arrests. 24 year old Nicole Longino-Teodoro of Jamestown was arrested on charges of Failure to register motor vehicle, Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs/alcohol 1st offence, no or expired registration plates and Failure to maintain insurance. Also arrested was 36 year old Andrew Gaskin of Jamestown. Gaskin was charged with Trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree, Possession of a controlled substance 3rd degree and tampering with physical evidence. Both were lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail. Deputy Justin Cross and Deputy Joey Keith are investigating the incident.

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The Lindsey Wilson College Wares Fair was a Success

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The Chamber of Commerce's 11th Wares Fair that was attended by 350 students with 40 local businesses, churches and organizations showing the students what they have to offer and welcoming them to Columbia. Each vendor gave a $25 door prize and other give aways. Students were from literally across the world with the Chamber's grand prize of $250 being won by a young man from Kenya, Africa. LWC gave away $500 in grand prizes. LWC's Randy Burns and Abe Cross for emceed the event.

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Columbia Police arrest two Adair County Residents on Drug related charges after early morning traffic stop.

   On 08-17-17 at 0130 CPD Officer Charles Greer and Josh Brockman initiated a traffic stop on Campbellsville Street on a 2001 Chevrolet pickup truck for a moving violation. As a result of the stop two Adair county residents were arrested on multiple charges. Arrested was

33 year Latin Stotts on charges of

Possession of Controlled Substance 1st degree methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Resisting Arrest, Tampering with Physical evidence, and two outstanding Adair County District Court Warrants of Arrest served.

28 year old Kimberly Streeval

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and 1 outstanding Adair County District Court Warrant of Arrest served

Both subjects were lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail. Officer Brockman and Officer Greer are continuing the investigation

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Murder in Metcalfe County

46-year-old Bobbie Lawson, of Summershade, KY, was arrested today and charged with Murder, Tampering with Physical Evidence and Abuse of a Corpse.  Post 15 was contacted by the Metcalfe County Sheriff’s Department in reference to a deceased person found at a residence on Nobob Summer Shade Road.  The investigation led to the arrest of Lawson who was lodged in the Metcalfe County Jail.  

The State Medical Examiner's office used fingerprint comparisons to confirm the identity of the deceased as 30-year-old Bobby L. Hubert, of Summer Shade, KY.  Hubert and Bobbie Lawson shared the residence where they became involved in an argument that led to Hubert being shot and killed by Lawson, who remains lodged in the Metcalfe County jail.  The investigation is ongoing.  Detective Kenny Brown is investigating.