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Man Accused of Killing Toddler Case Goes to Grand Jury

10-23-14  The case against a man accused of killing his girlfriend's 13-month-old son has been waived to a grand jury. Joseph Adams, 25, was scheduled for a preliminary hearing Wednesday morning, but his attorney waived it, sending the case to the grand jury. Adams was reportedly watching his girlfriend's son at a home in Junction City earlier this month when the toddler was severely injured. The Danville Advocate Messenger reported that investigators found injuries to the boy's head and body. Adam's told police the boy's 2-year-old sister assaulted her brother and caused the injuries. Police noted that the story was not consistent with the extent of the child's injuries. The toddler was taken to the hospital where he later died. Adam's has pleaded not guilty. He is being held in the Boyle County Detention Center with no bond.

 

Man Charged With Assault of Laurel Co. Woman

10-22-14  Police in Laurel County have arrested a man after he allegedly assaulted a woman from East Bernstadt whom he had met on the internet. Laurel County Sheriff's spokesman Gilbert Acciardo Jr. says 33-year-old Cornelius Jefferson of Georgia, moved to Kentucky to be with the woman he had met online. Investigators say Jefferson choked the woman and threw food on her because she did not match the expectations he had of her based on her on-line profile. Jefferson was arrested about seven miles north of London late Tuesday afternoon.

 

Man Wanted in Laurel Co. For Attempted Kidnapping

10-21-14  The Laurel County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man that may have tried to kidnap children from an apartment. It happened around 9:00 p.m. Sunday at Corbin Manor Apartments. The woman living in the apartment called for help and said a man with a gun was banging on her back door and saying he wanted to take her children. When deputies arrived, the man ran off toward a nearby wooded area. The woman reportedly got a good look at the potential intruder but said she didn't know him. The man is described as about 6 feet tall and around 180 pounds with long, red hair pulled back in a ponytail and a long beard.

 

Search Continues For Laurel Co. Hit-and-Run Suspect

10-20-14  A Laurel County man accused of hitting a teenager who was riding his bicycle, is still on the run after escaping home incarceration. Investigators continue searching for 47-year-old, Terry Mullins who is accused of running over 17-year-old, R. J. Warren in early September as the teen was riding his bicycle on U.S. Highway 25. According to the Laurel County Sheriff's Office, Mullins was driving drunk when he hit the teenager and then fled the scene leaving the 17-year-old victim lying in a ditch seriously injured. Mullins was on home incarceration and authorities say he went on the run last Friday. Mullins is described as being 5-feet-9-inches tall, weighing about 150 pounds and has a prosthetic left leg. Investigators think Mullins may have fled to Ohio.

 

Murder Suspects Brother Interviewed By Sheriff's Office

10-17-14  The Pulaski County Sheriff's office reports that they have located and interviewed a possible eye witness in the murder case of 34-year-old Monica Wells. Freddy Pennington, brother of Johnny Hendrix who is suspected of killing Wells, was questioned for more than two hours late Thursday night according to a press release from the Sheriff's Office. Details of the interview were not released but Pennington is still being considered as a witness in the on-going investigation. Detectives will continue to follow up on the information obtained from the interview with Pennington.

 

Storms Down Trees in Pulaki County

10-07-14 Several Pulaski County residents woke up to trees and branches in their yards as well as property damage early Tuesday morning. Most of the damage was centered around the 1100 block of Rush Branch Road in Somerset, where approximately a dozen residences had some property damage. A carport detached from one of the homes and another had an outbuilding flattened by the high winds. Residents reported hearing strong winds around 5:00 a.m. Tuesday. Hail was also reported in the area. Utility crews spent much of Tuesday morning repairing downed power lines. There were no reports of injuries.

 

One Person Dead and One Arrested in Clay County

10-06-14  Kentucky State Police are investigating a car crash that happened over the weekend in which one man was killed. Police say Rodney Bowling, 26, of London was traveling northbound on Highway 421 in Clay County when he reportedly crossed the center line and hit a Ford Ranger pick-up truck head on. The driver of the Ranger truck, Ronnie Mitchell, 50, was pronounced dead at the scene. Two other passengers in the truck were airlifted to UK Hospital. Rodney Bowling was taken to Manchester Memorial Hospital where he was treated and later arrested. Bowling is charged with DUI, murder and two counts of assault.

 

Suspect Enters Not Guilty Plea in Death of 12-Year-Old

10-03-14  A Louisville man accused of killing a 12-year-old boy says he's not guilty. Joseph Cambron, 21 entered the plea during a hearing on Friday. Police say Cambron stabbed 12-year-old Ray Etheridge earlier this week. Etheridge was found with stab wounds in Cherokee Park in Louisville on Tuesday. Investigators believe Ray Etheridge was stabbed after he got into some kind of fight with Cambron. Video evidence reportedly led to the arrest of Cambron. Etheridge lived with his mother and step-father who are homeless. He was enrolled in seventh grade at a southern Indiana school.

 

Man Caught On Camera Stealing Fundraising Jar

10-02-14  A man was caught on camera stealing a donation jar at a gas station in southern Pulaski County.  Surveillance cameras at the Burnside Shell Station on Highway 27 caught the man taking the jar sometime Thursday evening. The family put the donation jar there to raise money for their 15-year-old, diabetic daughter. Callie Morrow was diagnosed with type one diabetes seven years ago. Her family would like to buy her a medical alert dog. The service dog will cost $25,000. So far the Morrow family has raised $8,000 thanks to fundraisers like a pancake breakfast and the donation jar. The surveillance video has been turned over to the Burnside Police Department. The Morrow family has a chili supper fund raiser planned for later this month.