Public Records

  • Police find methamphetamine suspect hiding in closet

    From staff reports
    Police found a Lawrenceburg man hiding in a closet before busting him for possession of methamphetamine and his girlfriend for trying to hide him.
    Timothy Walker, 31, and Mariah McDaniel, 25, both of 1141 Versailles Road were jailed after police performed a “knock and talk” at their residence while investigating active arrest warrants that had been issued for both.
    Once inside, officers questioned McDaniel, who told them three times that Walker was not at the residence.

  • Shoplifting charge leads to meth bust

    From staff reports
    Sunday afternoon went from bad to worse when a bag of methamphetamine allegedly fell from a Lawrenceburg man’s pocket while he was being detained in Walmart on a shoplifting allegation.
    Michael Jones, 49, of 101 Hilltop Drive, was apprehended by an off-duty Lawrenceburg Police officer after he was seen attempting to steal a recording device in the store, according to a report filed by officer Clay Crouch.

  • Jail log

    Community Service Day set
    Community Service Day is scheduled this year for April 15, according to a news release.
    Now in it third year, the day is designed to encourage residents to perform community service at a variety of locations across Anderson County.
    The day was designated here by Mayor Sandy Goodlett, and has been designated by mayors of other communities nationwide.

  • Everyone equal as grid season starts

    Right now, everyone is equal. The football season opens across the state Friday night with everyone pointing the first weekend in December when the state champions will be determined at Western Kentucky University.

    OK, we will be realistic and acknowledge that even though everyone is 0-0 right now, some are more equal than others. Suffice it to say that the odds of Trinity or Bowling Green being happy in early December are much higher than just about every other team in the state.

  • Grand jury indictments

    From staff reports

    The following people were indicted July 19 by the Anderson County Grand Jury.

    Melissa Gilliam of 118 Bell St., Lawrenceburg was indicted for first-degree illegal possession of a controlled substance (heroin); operating under the influence; reckless driving and failure to stop at a stop sign.

    The indictments stem from an incident May 28.

    Jennifer Cox of 200 Adams Lane, Frankfort was indicted on two counts of third-degree burglary, stemming from an incident April 26 at 1000 Bypass North.

  • Suspect brawls with cops after being denied cigarette

    From staff reports
    One police officer was cut and two exposed to “contaminated” blood during an altercation with a burglary suspect who became combative while being loaded into a jail van last Thursday at the Lawrenceburg Police Station.
    Justin Whetzel, 31, became “increasingly agitated” after he was denied a request to smoke a cigarette while being prepared to be transported from the police station to jail, according to police reports.

  • Jail log

    From staff reports
    The following people were arrested and transported to jail recently, according to documents released by Anderson County Jailer Joani Clark.

    Feb. 15
    Jonathan Collins was charged with theft by unlawful taking by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

    Feb. 16
    Melissa Mattingly was charged with failure to appear by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.
    James West was charged with second-degree assault by the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

    Feb. 17

  • Armed robber holds up Versailles Road gas station

    From staff reports

    Police are searching for clues and help after an armed robber held up the Prime Star convenience store Saturday night, according to a news release from the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

    The suspect entered the store, displayed a handgun and demanded money, according to the news release. The suspect then fled the store with cash and cigars and was last seen running behind the business.

    Two clerks working at the time were not harmed, police said.

  • Man charged with first-degree armed robbery

    A man who allegedly lured a woman to a strip mall on Broadway before shoving a pistol in her face and stealing her money Dec. 16 has been arrested and charged with first-degree robbery, according to court documents.

    Dakota Farler, 20, of Owenton Avenue in Frankfort, allegedly pulled a pistol and told the victim to give him her money. He remained in custody as of Tuesday morning in the Shelby County Detention Center.

    He was arraigned Monday in Anderson District Court, where he entered a plea of not guilty.

  • Saffell Students deliver gifts to police station