11-25-15 London, Kentucky Police say Jacob Dale Downey was on his way to school when something caused him to cross over into the opposite lane of traffic, crashing his pickup into a utility truck. Downey died at the scene. The driver of the utility truck, Hunter Bunch of Oneida, Tennessee, was was taken to the London Hospital for treatment. The head-on crash happened about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at 575 Hal Rogers Parkway in London. By 10 a.m. Tuesday, the school principal said most of the student body was made aware of the tragic accident. A crisis team was called in to help students deal with the loss.
11-24-15 A judge set a $1 million full-cash bond for the man charged with killing seven-year-old Gabbi Doolin, a 2nd grade student from Allen County. Timothy Madden, 38, of Scottsville made his first court appearance Monday on charges of murder, rape, kidnapping, and sodomy. Investigators collected a DNA swab and clothing and used biological evidence to link Timothy Madden to the death of Gabriella Doolin, according to Madden's arrest citation. The report says biological evidence was taken from Doolin during her autopsy, and the Kentucky State Police Laboratory confirmed that the DNA from Madden was a positive match to the DNA recovered from Doolin's body. The autopsy revealed that the little girl was raped and the cause of death was strangulation and drowning. Madden is being held in the Barren County Detention Center. His next court date is scheduled for December 2.
11-23-15 The man accused of killing seven-year-old Gabriella Doolin is scheduled to appear in court in Allen County today. Timothy Madden, 38, of Scottsville will face a judge on charges of murder, rape, kidnapping, and sodomy. Madden's arrest citation provides new details that Kentucky State Police say link him to Doolin's murder. According to the citation, while at Madden's home state police took his DNA and collected his clothing that he wore at a football game. The citation says the Kentucky State Police Labratory confirmed that the DNA from Madden is a positive match to the DNA recovered from Doolin's body. The autopsy revealed that the little girl was raped and that she died from being strangled and drowned. Gabriella Doolin vanshished while she was cheering on her brothers who were playing in a football game at Allen County-Scottsville High School on November 14.
11-19-15 A Harrison County man is behind bars, charged with conspiracy to commit murder. According to an arrest citation, 19-year-old Robert Webber met with a juvenile at a gas station on West Pleasant Street Sunday evening. That's where the juvenile offered Webber $80 to beat up another juvenile, or $125 to slit that persons throat. The citation states that Webber showed off the butt of a pistol he was carrying and said he would "take care of it." Before Webber was arrested, the citation says he tried at least twice to locate the person he was supposed to assault but no one would tell him where they were because they knew what he was trying to do. Webber was arrested Tuesday night. He is currently lodged in the Boubon County Regional Detention Center.
11-18-15 Police in Wayne County have arrested a man who they say was pulling people over and claiming to be a U.S. Marshall. Police say they received numerous complaints from people in the area who said a man driving a black, Ford truck with a blue light bar below the reaview mirror, had pulled several people over. One caller said the man had a badge around his neck with the words "Deputy United States Marshall' engraved on it. The caller said the man had a gun on his side. After receiving several complaints police identified the man as James Jones. They located him at his home in McCreary County. Police say he tried to hide the badge and gun by burying them in the back yard, when deputies showed up. Jones was charged with nine counts of impersonating a peace officer. He remains in the Wayne County jail on a $25,000 cash-only bond.
11-16-15 An autopsy has confirmed that the 7-year-old girl found dead in a creek in Allen County was murdered. The body of Gabriella Doolin was found in a creek near Allen County High School. Gabriella was reported missing by her mother around 7 p.m. Saturday. The mother told State Police troopers that they were at a peewee football game on the High School campus when the girl disappeared. State Police say a tip lead them to a wooded area behind the school where the body was found in a creek. No other details of Gabriella's death are being released at this time.
11-11-15 The Internal Revenue Service has issued a warning about a phone scam focusing on elderly Kentucky residents. The IRS reports callers claiming to be from the IRS who threaten arrest, deportation, foreclosure, or revocation of driver's license etc. The scam callers claim to be IRS officials and demand payment of a bogus tax bill, convincing the victim to send cash. They may also leave call-back requests or use "phishing" emails to obtain information. Anyone receiving a suspicious call should simply hang up and then report the call to the U.S. Treasury Inspector General at (800) 366-4484.
11-10-15 Lexington police say they found a man who had been shot while investigating a vehicle parked in the roadway. Around 11 p.m. Monday a police officer noticed a car parked halfway on the curb and halfway in the road on Appian Way. The driver got out of the vehicle, covered in blood, suffering from gunshot wounds to his chest and leg. Police believe the man was shot nearby and then drove down the road. Another person had allegedly been in the car but had fled the scene. Officers say a 15-month-old child was in the car but was uninjured. The child was taken to it's mother. The victim was taken to the hospital and is expected to recover. Police are investigating why the driver was shot and who shot him.
11-06-15 The second suspect involved in last month's robbery of a Goodwill Store has been arrested after eluding police for weeks. According to the Commonwealth Journal, Lenzee Cox, 33, was located at 10:45 Thursday morning in a trailer in Bronston, Kentucky. Cox was charged on an outstanding arrest warrant on charges of first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary, and first-degree unlawful imprisonment. Also charged was Gregory A. Coots, 21, on the charge of second-degree hindering apprehension. Coots allegedly aided Cox by allowing her to hide from police at his trailer. Cox is a suspect, along with the late Albert David Swihart, in the October 19 armed robbery at the Goodwill location in the Tradewind Center. Swihart and Cox reportedly fled the scene of the robbery. When Swihart was about to be apprehended, he ran into a nearby driveway and shot himself in the head, according to Somerst Police. Lenzee Cox was lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center.