Shots were fired on Amanda Drive in Hopkinsville early Wednesday morning after a resident caught a man stealing speakers from his vehicle.
Noble Skinner, Jr. of Hopkinsville told city police he saw the suspect in his front yard standing near the vehicle around 2:30. When Skinner approached him, the suspect fired multiple gunshots in the immediate vicinity of where Skinner was standing.
No one was injured and the two stolen car speakers were recovered. The perpetrator is described as an approximately 20-year old white male, standing about 6-3 and weighing about 170 pounds. He was wearing a dark hoodie with the hood over his head and a cap over his hood.
Hopkinsville Police are investigating after someone broke into a Durrett Avenue home and took property Wednesday.
The burglary happened sometime between 5:30 and 3:30, according to the report, which says the perpetrator used force to get inside 1427 Durrett Avenue. About $2,500 worth of property belonging to Demetrus Grinter of Hopkinsville was taken, including a flat screen television, a ring and six watches.
The report says it appeared the perpetrator may have entered through a bedroom window and no suspects are named.
The suspect accused of shooting a man on West 7th Street last month has been extradited back to Christian County.
Hopkinsville Police picked up 29-year old Timothy Jerome Brown of Hopkinsville at the Montgomery County Jail in Clarksville Wednesday morning and brought him back to the Christian County Jail, where he is lodged on a $1 million bond.
Brown is charged with attempted murder for the February 23rd incident in the parking lot of the Pit Stop bar on West 7th. Brown allegedly shot 28-year old Robert Fleming of Hopkinsville in the abdomen and fled the scene.
Fleming was able to identify the person who shot him as Brown to a hospital nurse and to the individuals who took him from the scene to Jennie Stuart Medical Center. Fleming would later be transferred to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Brown was served with additional warrants for contempt of court, failing to appear in court on robbery and assault charges and an additional count of fourth degree assault.
Details have been released on the accident on Fort Campbell Boulevard from Wednesday morning that closed the northbound lanes for several hours.
The Hopkinsville Police report from Officer Chris Bond says 38-year old Jewell Crumble of Clarksville had parked his Federal Express truck on the shoulder to make a delivery. The truck was partially in the right lane of travel.
Approaching from behind was a tractor-trailer operated by 48-year old Darren Hiltabidel of Michigan, who looked in his mirrors and didn't have time to avoid hitting Crumble's truck when he looked back up.
Both vehicles went off the roadway and the tractor trailer hit several trees. Hiltabidel was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center and Crumble to Gateway Medical Center for non-life-threatening injuries.
The northbound lanes were closed several hours while the scene was cleared.
School is out again across the area, but road conditions have improved in some places and the number of accidents continues to decline.
Christian and Trigg County dispatchers reported no accidents or problems resulting from the snow and ice overnight, while Todd County said their only issues were a few people who couldn’t get out of their driveways.
A tragedy was avoided last evening on Kelly Church Road in Christian County, when 33-year old Kimberly Fernandez attempted to cross the railroad tracks and became stuck because of the snow and ice.
Shortly after, a train began to approach and Ms. Fernandez was able to remove her two juvenile passengers and herself a safe distance from the train before it hit her vehicle. No one was injured and the train remained in service.
Kelly Church Road was shut down for a short time to allow the vehicle to be removed.
Road conditions are much better on the main roads in Christian County and the median of Fort Campbell Boulevard is no longer piled high with plowed snow. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet sent six additional snow plows and trucks to Christian County from surrounding areas after some major state-maintained roads such as 68 and 41 remained treacherous, while they were in good shape across the county line in Trigg and Todd.
The number of businesses and other agencies closed today has gotten shorter, but schools in Christian, Todd, Trigg and surrounding counties are closed, as are Heritage Christian Academy, University Heights Academy and Saints Peter and Paul schools. Hopkinsville Community College and Austin Peay State University are also closed again. Fort Campbell Schools are on a two hour delay.
A complete list of our closings and cancellations can be found on our website, whopam.com, by clicking on the snowflake at the upper right hand corner of the screen.