December 4, 2017

Adair County Death Investigation

  Columbia, Ky. (December 4, 2017) – Tpr. Levi Scott is investigating the death of  19-year-old Summer Piercy, of Cave City, KY.  Ms. Piercy was pronounced dead by the Adair County Coroner at the scene of an ATV collision that occurred on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at approximately 3:03 CST at the Pumpjack off-road recreational park in Adair County.  The collision occurred when 23-year-old Nicholas Sturgeon, of Munfordville, was operating a 2014 Kawasaki Teryx when he collided with a ditch that caused the ATV to flip.  Sturgeon and Piercy, a passenger, were not wearing restraints.  

Tpr. Scott was assisted at the scene by the Adair County Fire and Rescue, EMS, Coroner's office, Sheriff's office, Columbia and Breeding Fire Department.  The investigation is ongoing.

Injury Collision on KY80 in Adair County
Columbia, KY (December 2, 2017) Kentucky State Police received information that 71 year-old Danny Helm of Columbia died this evening as a result of injuries sustained in a two vehicle collision on KY80 near the intersection of Rutledge Road on Friday December 1, 2017.  He was pronounced deceased by medical personnel at the University of Kentucky Hospital.

The investigation is still ongoing and is being led by Sergeant Jason Morris.  No other information is available at this time.

Columbia, KY
(December 1, 2017) Kentucky State Police investigated a two vehicle injury collision on KY80 near the intersection of Rutledge Road around 6:21 p.m. CST.

Preliminary investigations indicate that 28 year-old James Burris of Columbia was operating a 2000 Freightliner semi traveling east on KY80.  Burris crossed the center line striking a 2004 Ford being operated by 71 year-old Danny Helm of Columbia. 

Burris was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the collision and was transported to T. J. Health Hospital in Columbia.  Helm was wearing his seat belt and was airlifted to University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington with life-threatening injuries.  Helm is currently listed in critical condition.

Burris was arrested and lodged in the Adair County Jail, charged with Leaving the scene of an Accident.

Sergeant Jason Morris is investigating and was assisted on scene by Sgt. Randy Honeycutt, Trooper Jonathan Carlock, Trooper Billy Begley, and Trooper Zack Scott with Kentucky State Police Post 15 Columbia, Adair County Sherriff’s Department, Air Evac 43, Adair County Fire, EMS, Columbia Police, and Kentucky Department of Highways.


Adair County Sheriff arest over the Weekend

Adair County Sheriff Harrison moss Reports that on Friday December, 1,

2017 Deputy Joey Keith was dispatched to a reckless driver complaint on Campbellsville Road. Deputy Keith located the vehicle and attempted a traffic stop around two miles up Campbellsville Road. The vehicle failed to stop and led deputy Keith on a pursuit going south on Campbellsville Road. The Pursuit ended on W.G Reynolds Road when the operator of the vehicle 31 year old Jennifer Tucker of Campbellsville got out of her vehicle and attempted to flee on foot. She was apprehended after a short foot pursuit and was taken into custody and charged with Fleeing or Evading police 1st degree(motor vehicle), Driving DUI suspended License, Reckless Driving, and possession of open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle. Deputy Keith was assisted on the scene by Sheriff Harrison Moss and the Kentucky State police.


Adair County Sherriff Recovers Stolen Vehicle
Adair County Sheriff Harrison moss reports that On Saturday December, 02,
2017 at approximately 1:00pm Deputy Rainwater was dispatched to Tom Tom's Auto sales to investigate the report of a vehicle that was stolen from the car lot. Early the next morning December,03,2017 at approximately 12:10am Deputy Josh Durbin located the Stolen Vehicle Driving on Neat Hollow Road.

The Operator of the stolen vehicle 46 year old David Miller was taken into custody and charged with Receiving Stolen Property $10,000 or more. Deputy Durbin was assisted on the scene By Deputy Hitch.