September 20, 2014 10:04 AM
A Lexington firefighter has been arrested after investigators say he hit a man with his SUV on Friday night, then crashed into a bar and drove away.
Police responded to the Beer Trappe on Euclid Avenue around 11 p.m. According to officers, about 30 people were standing outside, when... more »
September 20, 2014 8:00 AM
Today marks the one year anniversary since a couple was shot and killed in front of their children at a Danville business.
Mike and Angela Hockensmith, along with their client, Daniel Smith, were killed September 20, 2013. The Hockensmiths were working inside ABC Gold Games and More when Police... more »
September 19, 2014 5:44 PM
A Boone County high school student was taken into custody after deputies say he brought a gun to school on Friday.
A Walton Verona High School student was was discovered with an airsoft pistol on school property around 11 a.m., deputies said.
The 17-year-old sophomore from Walton was... more »
September 17, 2014 12:20 PM
A man arrested, accused of robbing a gas station Tuesday night may be connected to several other robberies, according to police. Georgetown police say Shawntavis Williams, accused of robbing the Shell on South Broadway Tuesday night in a clown mask, could be connected to a series of clown mask robberies... more »
September 15, 2014 11:00 AM
A man accused in an 11-year-old murder case was sentenced to 12 years in prison Monday morning.
Joshua Abnee was sentenced to the recommended 12 years in the death of David Sadler, who was found by family members with a single gunshot wound inside their Nicholas County home in... more »
September 12, 2014 2:04 PM
A Montgomery County man was arrested Thursday after a standoff with police in Bath County.
Kentucky State Police were called out to a home on Old River Road in Midland to serve a warrant on 35-year-old JB Traylor, who police say barricaded himself when troopers arrived around 10:24 p.m.... more »
September 12, 2014 11:48 AM
A third arrest has been made in connection to the shooting death of a toddler who was killed while on the porch of a home in Louisville last month.
19-year-old William McLemore was arrested Wednesday night and charged with 11 counts of complicity to murder. Michael Dunn, 24, and... more »
September 12, 2014 8:55 AM
Two men accused in a 2008 murder pleaded not guilty in a Jessamine County courtroom Friday morning.
A judge said the case of 34-year-old David Peel and 46-year-old Odis Henson will stay together.
Both men are accused in the death of 45-year-old Mark Dunn who was found dead... more »
September 11, 2014 12:12 PM
A Madison County mother is charged with sex abuse and wanton endangerment after police say she let her boyfriend molest her daughter.
Police say 32-year-old Crystal Centers allowed her boyfriend, Scott Willis, to have sexual contact with her 12-year-old daughter outside an apartment in front of numerous neighbors.
... more »
September 11, 2014 11:40 AM
Warning: The details in this story are graphic.
A Wolfe County man is accused of exposing himself to several children at a park and then chasing them.
The man, identified by the Wolfe County Sheriff's Office as 25-year-old Mitchell Ratliff, reportedly exposed his genitals to at least five... more »
September 10, 2014 4:58 PM
Two people have been indicted in the murder of a Jessamine County man found shot inside his burning vehicle six years ago. Kentucky State Police say 34-year-old David Peel and 46-year-old Odis Henson, both of Nicholasville, were arrested Wednesday afternoon and charged with the murder of 45-year-old Mark Dunn.
... more »
September 10, 2014 2:40 PM
Police have arrested a man in connection to a machete attack in Lexington back in July. According to court documents, 25-year-old James Newell admitted to the July 20 attack on Danielle Lane. The victim told police he answered a knock at the door to find a man holding a machete.... more »
September 9, 2014 5:31 PM
A Harlan County woman was arrested after police say she punched a baby.
The Harlan Daily Enterprise reports in August, Angela Lamb was trying to hit an elderly woman, but missed and hit a 3-month old-baby boy instead.
The child had to be taken to the hospital for... more »
September 9, 2014 12:41 PM
Richmond police arrested a woman in connection with a hospital burglary over the weekend.
Police say a security guard caught 21-year-old Ashley Cain leaving Baptist Health Hospital around 5 a.m. Saturday. Officers say the guard recognized Cain from earlier, where she was standing near a truck.
The guard... more »
September 9, 2014 12:35 PM
A man charged in the murder of a Kentucky cab driver was arraigned in a a Kentucky court.
27-year-old Miles Matthews was arrested in July near the Canadian border after being accused of killing 34-year-old Adam Gregg, leaving him on an Oldham County driveway and stealing his cab to... more »
September 9, 2014 11:36 AM
A Pulaski County man is facing child porn charges after deputies found images of a minor on his cell phone.
The 19-year-old suspect was taken into custody Monday from his home on Howard Road in Somerset. Deputies say Jacob Bolen admitted to police he had a brief relationship with... more »
September 8, 2014 12:11 PM
People in a Lexington neighborhood say they're on edge after a shot was fired into a home overnight.
It happened at about 3 a.m. on the 900 block of Darley Drive.
Neighbors say the bullet went through the window frame and lodged in an interior wall of the... more »
September 8, 2014 11:57 AM
A Clark County man charged with robbing a pizza delivery driver at knife point pleaded guilty in the case.
20-year-old Austin Buckland agreed to a 12-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to second-degree robbery and first-degree wanton endangerment.
In January, police say Buckland ordered a pizza to be... more »
September 3, 2014 5:00 PM
A Hardin County woman facing trial for trying to sell her newborn baby has pleaded guilty to her charges.
As part of her plea deal, Leeanna Brown will terminate her parental rights and could face up to two years in prison.
According to her arrest citation, Brown promised... more »
September 3, 2014 3:22 PM
A woman and a teenager are behind bars after they allegedly tried to steal money from a Campbellsville man on Tuesday.
Campbellsville police say 26-year-old Nikita Looper and a teenage girl were arrested after they asked a man to withdraw money from an ATM or they'd call police and... more »
September 2, 2014 11:46 AM
A man has been arrested after police say he led an officer on a high-speed chase for more than 20 miles.
51-year-old Carlton Lee Underwood was arrested on Aug. 29 following the pursuit that happened on KY 2010 just west of Campbellsville.
Kentucky State Police Lt. Jamie Heller... more »
September 1, 2014 11:01 AM
A man has been arrested after police say he shot a bullet into his neighbor's house barely missing the man's head.
Deputies say a man was lying in his bed Sunday around 9:40 p.m. when a bullet entered through his bedroom window, missed his head only by inches and... more »
August 29, 2014 3:56 PM
A Clark County couple is in jail charged with wanton endangerment after police say one of them fired a shotgun into their neighbor's home.
Police say Jennifer Young fired a 12 gauge shotgun from inside her home Thursday afternoon, but the bullet exited her house and went straight into... more »
August 28, 2014 12:54 PM
Police have arrested a man in Laurel County they say carjacked a woman over the weekend.
A woman says she was approached by a man carrying a knife Saturday at the Emma Place Apartments.
Officers say after a brief struggle, the man took off with the victim's cell... more »
August 27, 2014 3:47 PM
A mother has bonded out of jail after being charged with leaving her two small children inside a running car outside the Lexington jail.
Police say 28-year-old Brandy Becksted left her car running with her children inside while she put money in an inmate's account.
She told officers... more »
August 27, 2014 12:19 PM
A Louisville mother of three was charged with smoking meth with her teenage daughter and the neighbor's teenage child, as well.
Police arrested 32-year-old Lisa Gilmore saying they found her smoking meth in her basement while her 16-year-old and the neighbor's 15-year-old daughter were in there with her.
... more »
August 26, 2014 12:37 PM
A group of construction workers is being credited with helping police track down a man accused of holding a woman at knife-point and raping her.
Police say it happened at the Knights Inn off Newtown Pike Monday morning. A group of workers apparently heard the woman scream and they... more »
August 25, 2014 11:10 AM
The man charged with shooting at three hunters back in April killing one of them and injuring another pleaded not guilty in court Monday.
61-year-old Dwight Hughes was arrested four months after the shooting and was charged with murder, assault and wanton endangerment. His attorney did not comment on... more »
August 22, 2014 4:55 PM
A Lexington man sentenced to probation for his role in trying to cover up a triple murder could have his probation revoked.
A hearing for William Blancet Junior was scheduled for Friday, but ended up being delayed until October.
Blancet admitted he helped his father, Willie Blancet Senior,... more »
August 21, 2014 11:38 AM
A Pike County man has pleaded guilty to hitting and killing a man last year.
49-year old William Damron pleaded guilty to an amended charge of reckless homicide. He is accused of hitting and killing Donald Castor while Castor was cutting weeds in his yard.
Damron's sentencing is... more »
August 20, 2014 12:54 PM
Lexington police say a man has turned himself into police Tuesday in connection to a July shooting.
Police say William Ellison is now facing a robbery and assault charge in connection with the July 31 shooting on Ash Street. Police say Ellison went to a house on Ash and... more »
August 20, 2014 12:47 PM
For Madison Nicholson, paying attention in school paid off when she says her dad wasn't paying attention behind the wheel. Richmond police credit the 9-year-old girl's quick thinking for saving lives on the road after they say she took matters into her own hands when her father was driving under... more »
August 20, 2014 12:18 PM
A Lexington ice cream truck driver charged with sexually abusing children had his preliminary hearing moved after his appearance in court Wednesday morning.
53-year-old Lewis Street did not have an attorney to represent him, so his case was moved to Wednesday , Aug. 27.
Police say Street sexually... more »
August 20, 2014 11:52 AM
A second arrest has been in connection with a triple murder in Martin County.
Amanda Bowen is charged with three counts of murder, robbery, and tampering with physical connection in connection with the deaths of three people in a weekend fire.
Jack Smith has already been charged in... more »
August 18, 2014 3:01 PM
INEZ, Ky. (AP) - An eastern Kentucky man remains in jail charged with murder in the deaths of three people whose bodies were found in a home that burned.
Kentucky State Police arrested 41-year-old Jack D. Smith of Inez in Martin County and charged him with three counts of... more »
August 15, 2014 12:51 PM
Police made a fourth arrest in a Wednesday night's deadly shooting in Louisville. According to the arrest report, 21-year-old Bennie Thomas was arrested just before 10:00 Thursday night accused of being one of four men who broke into an apartment early Wednesday morning and got in a fight with the... more »
August 14, 2014 5:29 PM
A Powell County woman accused in a bank robbery that happened more than a decade ago in Clark County pleaded not guilty in court Thursday.
Samantha Rice was arrested last week accused in a robbery at Community Trust Bank in Winchester 12 years ago.
The Powell County sheriff's... more »
August 13, 2014 8:12 PM
Pulaski County deputies say they came face-to-face with a gun wielding man Monday.
It happened when they tried to serve an EPO. Officers say James Mounce finally dropped his weapon after a brief struggle.
He was taken to jail where he was booked on charges of assault, menacing... more »
August 11, 2014 12:30 PM
A judge entered a not guilty plea and appointed an attorney for a Clark County man accused of abducting and raping a child last week.
James "Jimmy" Bullock was arrested on Tuesday after police say they found him hiding in a hole underneath his trailer floor with a 13-year-old... more »
August 11, 2014 10:53 AM
ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) - Court records show an Ashland man and his girlfriend have been charged with making Molotov cocktail-like incendiary devices and setting them off in a railroad tunnel near a housing complex. The Independent reports that Joseph R. Waugh Jr. and Jessica L. Greer are both charged with... more »
August 8, 2014 6:21 PM
A man has been arrested in connection to a shooting in Clay County that left one hunter dead and another injured back in April. 61-year-old Dwight Hughes was booked into the Clay County Detention Center Friday afternoon charged with murder, assault and wanton endangerment. According to the Clay County Sheriff's... more »
August 6, 2014 12:34 PM
Frantic parents called 911 Tuesday night after they couldn't find their 10-year-old daughter who had been playing outside in Winchester's Quick Shop trailer park. And the urgency to find her was stepped up when other kids said she'd been taken earlier by a man.
When officers questioned some of... more »
August 5, 2014 3:55 PM
The man accused of making terroristic threats toward a Kentucky congressman and fleeing police is now behind bars, from where he says police have it all wrong.
Police say they followed Russell Little for more than 30 miles on Interstate 75 Monday into Rockcastle County, where the chase ended,... more »
August 5, 2014 3:11 PM
Two people were arrested after they tried to escape a traffic stop when police suspected they were driving a stolen vehicle.
Kentucky State Police say a trooper noticed what he believed to be a stolen vehicle traveling on the East West Connector in Frankfort.
Instead of stopping, the... more »
August 4, 2014 6:21 PM
Federal investigators say an Indiana woman took her 9-year-old daughter on the run after a judge awarded custody to the girl's father.
A year later, the woman and daughter were found hiding in a bunker underneath a Clark County trailer. 35-year-old Aprille Hutsinpiller had been on the run since... more »
August 4, 2014 6:17 PM
An arrest was made more than a decade after police say two people robbed a Clark County bank at gunpoint.
Samantha Rice was arrested Monday and charged with first degree robbery for her alleged role in the armed bank robbery at Community Trust Bank in Winchester in 2002.
... more »
August 4, 2014 5:46 PM
A western Kentucky woman has been indicted in the murder of her ex-husband.
61-year-old Brenda Hardin is accused of killing 64-year-old Ronnie Hardin, whose body was found in an outbuilding in a Muhlenberg home last month.
Investigators say Brenda moved her ex's truck while trying to cover up... more »
August 4, 2014 1:47 PM
Kentucky State Police caught up with a man in Rockcastle County after a chase on Monday afternoon. The northbound lanes of Intersate 75 were shut down at mile marker 66 as police took the man into custody around 12:40 p.m.
Police say the chase started in Laurel County around... more »
August 1, 2014 1:03 PM
Police have arrested two people wanted for a Fourth of July break-in at a Jessamine County business. Katherine Hernandez and Deron Ratliff were picked up in Owsley County on Thursday, accused of breaking into the E-Z Mart in Nicholasville and stealing several cartons of cigarettes. They were both indicted Thursday.
July 29, 2014 6:04 PM
He's accused of telling a made-up sob story to prey on people all over the Bluegrass, even taking cash from the emotionally vulnerable.
Gary Goodman, the man arrested earlier this month at the University of Kentucky Hospital, may have been caught in the act again in Laurel County.
... more »
July 28, 2014 8:11 AM
A man has been arrested after deputies say he intentionally hit a bicyclist with his vehicle and fled the scene.
According to the Warren Cont Sheriff's Office, 37-year-old Raymond Long and 71-year-old Demond Tunstull, both of Bowling Green, had an argument at Brookwood Mobile Home Park Sunday evening.
... more »
July 26, 2014 10:43 AM
A teen has been arrested in connection to a robbery at a Lexington gas station earlier this month.
18-year-old Kenny Ray Allen is behind bars and charged with robbery for his alleged role in a robbery at the Circle K gas station on Buckhorn Drive on July 13.
... more »
July 25, 2014 11:55 AM
A two-state police chase landed a Lexington man in handcuffs. Police in Louisville say they were trying to stop a car after a reported armed robbery at a gas station, but the driver took off, leading police into Indiana.
Two men jumped from the vehicle and tried to run... more »
July 25, 2014 10:42 AM
HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The judge overseeing the 20-year-old slaying case involving two former Oak Grove police officers has declined to step aside.
Christian Circuit Judge John Atkins on Thursday turned away a defense request to recuse himself because of his prior involvement with the prosecutor's office at the... more »
July 23, 2014 3:58 PM
A volunteer coach in Boone County has been sentenced for sexually abusing six boys. Michael Schweitzer pleaded guilty Wednesday morning and will spend 35 years behind bars.
He was arrested in June 2013 on charges of sodomy and unlawful transaction with a minor. Sheriff's deputies say he molested a... more »
July 21, 2014 1:52 PM
Lexington police say they began wrapping up a nine-month long investigation last week, focusing on illegal drug activity in the east end of downtown Lexington.
So far, police say the operation called "Operation Transformation," has led to a total of 55 arrests, with six sealed indictments pending.
"This... more »
July 8, 2014 1:16 PM
A Knox County inmate who escaped from a hospital almost two months ago has been arrested in North Carolina. Sandy Rice escaped from a Knox County hospital in May while there after an apparent overdose at the jail. Police say Rice went to the restroom, pulled out his IV and... more »
July 2, 2014 3:12 PM
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - The parents of a severely autistic boy were arrested after investigators determined the 11-year-old had been kept in a large metal cage, possibly to control his violent outbursts, authorities said Wednesday.
The cage - similar to an extra-large dog kennel - was found in... more »
July 1, 2014 2:58 PM
Police say employees at a Lexington jewelry store held three robbery suspects at gunpoint until police arrived at the scene.
Employees said three men wearing hoodies walked into the Castle Jewelry on New Circle Road and smashed one of the glass cases full of Rolex watches with a sledgehammer.... more »
July 1, 2014 1:02 PM
An eastern Kentucky man is accused of seriously hurting a toddler Monday night. The Ashland Daily Independent reports Joseph Blankenship was arrested after being left alone with his girlfriend's 20-month-old. Police were called after the child was taken to the hospital with a life-threatening subdural hemorrhage. Blankenship is being held... more »
June 30, 2014 3:52 PM
The man accused of fatally shooting a prominent defense attorney in Somerset last week pleaded not guilty in court Monday afternoon.
Inabitt was arrested immediately after he shot Mark Stanziano several times in front of the attorney's office Friday morning, according to officials. Many members of Stanziano's family were... more »
June 30, 2014 3:30 PM
A man has been arrested in connection with a robbery and beating incident at an apartment near the University of Kentucky campus earlier this month.
21-year-old Derrick L. Quarles was arrested by Kentucky State Police in Logan County on warrants issued by Lexington Police in relation to a robbery... more »
June 27, 2014 5:28 PM
An arrest has been made in Lousville after thousands of dollars in jewelry were stolen across the country.
Police say several men stole from Genesis Diamonds on Shelbyville Road and Treasure Jewelers inside Jefferson Mall at the beginning of the year. Ussuan Chamizo was arrested Thursday afternoon at a... more »
June 27, 2014 11:19 AM
Officials confirm a prominent Somerset attorney has died and a man has been arrested in the shooting.
Clinton David Inabnitt, 40, has been charged with murder in the shooting death of 57-year-old Mark Stanziano, who was shot multiple times in front of his Somerset office Friday morning.
Officers... more »
June 27, 2014 10:25 AM
A Lexington restaurant owner has been arrested and charged with human trafficking after hours of police activity at his businesses and his home Friday morning.
39-year-old Javier Ahuatzi is the owner of both locations of El Gran Tako Restaurant - one on northeast New Circle and one on Alexandria... more »
June 26, 2014 11:37 AM
A woman was arrested after a fatal collision in Bowling Green Wednesday night that claimed the life of a teenager.
Bowling Green police say a motorcycle driven by 18-year-old Alexander Harkins collided with a Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by 28-year-old Kathy Keller around 10:56 p.m. at the intersection of... more »
June 26, 2014 11:28 AM
A Whitley County man accused of trying to hire a hitman on Topix last year is in trouble again after threatening the commonwealth's attorney.
Tristan Hall has been arrested again accused of placing eight threatening phone calls to Commonwealth Attorney Allen Trimble trying to intimidate him in Hall's upcoming... more »
June 26, 2014 11:10 AM
Court documents obtained by LEX 18 identify the man police say was the shooter in a deadly home invasion over the weekend in Rowan County that claimed the life of a young man.
The documents identify the alleged gunman as 19-year-old Anthony "Rell" Paysen. He's one of the five... more »
June 23, 2014 4:57 PM
A Lexington woman charged in connection to a deadly robbery won't be heading to trial after all. Brittany Shipman was set to go to trial this week, but a guilty plea has changed those plans. She entered a guilty plea to complicity to commit robbery earlier this month.
Investigators... more »
June 20, 2014 11:36 AM
Police say a man in Boyle County recorded his neighbor naked for months without her knowing.
Timothy Payne was arrested Tuesday at his home on West Secretariat. Investigators say back in November, a neighbor found a wireless camera in the vent of her bathroom and they were able to... more »
June 19, 2014 12:02 PM
A Louisville high school student is accused of giving a female teacher a chest bump then threatening to beat her up at a graduation ceremony.
Police a Doss High School teacher repeatedly asked 19-year-old Liberis Peterson to return to his assigned seat, but he continued to be disrespectful and... more »
June 19, 2014 11:50 AM
Louisville police have arrested a man they say killed a 19-year-old man and left the victim's sister in critical condition.
22-year-old Quinton Huddleston is accused of shooting and killing Joshua Gordon and shooting Gordon's sister in the face on Monday.
Police say Huddleston had been in a relationship... more »
June 19, 2014 10:32 AM
Two people have been arrested in Jessamine County after allegedly crashing a stolen vehicle and trying to steal a second one early Thursday morning.
Jessamine County authorities say Brittany Vanmeter, 24, and Travas Stevens, 31, stole a vehicle from Miles Road and ended up crashing against a tree on... more »
June 18, 2014 7:15 PM
The investigation continues into how two brothers managed to steal more than $2 million worth of copper form the Belden Company during a 10 year period.
"I think it was just hiding in plain sight," Monticello Police Department Detective Derek Lester said. "I think that the people were just... more »
June 18, 2014 11:51 AM
Three teens were arrested Tuesday morning accused of leading police on a chase through a Lexington neighborhood.
Lexington police say they tried pulling over the stolen vehicle the teens were in, when the juveniles jumped out of the running car and ran on foot. The car continued moving and... more »
June 17, 2014 10:34 AM
Three people have been been arrested after nearly $14,000 were found at an apartment along with crystal meth, synthetic marijuana and methadone tablets. 53-year-old Harold Fowler of Berea, 24-year-old Gwendolyn Fowler of Berea and 27-year-old Richard Haight of Crab Orchard were arrested on Saturday after a search warrant was served... more »
June 13, 2014 2:49 PM
Two Madison County Detention Center inmates have been charged with helping a man escape from the facility last month.
According to the Richmond Register, William Combs and James Goble are charged with second degree escape accused of helping Roger Million escape on May 23.
Million turned himself in... more »
June 13, 2014 12:44 PM
The packages a Scott County man was receiving were made to resemble something coming from a pet supply store. Ironically, it was a narcotics dog who sniffed out the pot inside, confirming to police the contents of the shipments.
The Georgetown man is now charged with receiving illegal drugs... more »
June 12, 2014 5:46 PM
A Kenton County mother has been arrested after leaving her 4-year-old boy in a SUV unattended with the windows up for half an hour.
The Florence Police Department were called to the read parking lot of 7921 Mall Road for a toddler left alone in a vehicle.
Officers... more »
June 12, 2014 1:52 PM
A man accused of a Lexington bank robbery is back in Kentucky and is talking to LEX 18 News three months after he was busted in Pennsylvania.
Daryl Ingram told LEX 18 in a jailhouse interview that he came to Lexington in 2005, but applied for jobs under his... more »
June 12, 2014 7:34 AM
A Lexington daycare owner charged after being caught on camera abusing a child allegedly told police it's no big deal. According to her arrest citation, 63-year-old Sevola Marks, owner of Children's Treehouse of Knowledge on Ohio St., bent a child's fingers back to cause pain, gave him a friction burn... more »
June 10, 2014 9:49 AM
Officials in Scott County have identified the man who they say shot himself at the Toyota plant parking lot in Georgetown last week.
Jack McCoy, 24, of Pikeville has been charged with falsely reporting an incident after police say he claimed someone shot him during a scuffle on the... more »
June 9, 2014 2:42 PM
Kentucky State Police have arrested a man accused of raping an 11-year-old girl in Knox County earlier this month.
Michael Mills, 33, was arrested Monday accused of raping an 11-year-old on June 3.
He is charged with forcible rape. This investigation is ongoing.
June 9, 2014 12:39 PM
A mother has been arrested after police say she left her baby locked inside a car with the windows up while she went into a pharmacy for about 30 minutes.
Elizabethtown Police say they were called out to the CVS Pharmacy on North Dixie Avenue around 5:40 p.m. where... more »