Tuesday police news 0916

September 16, 2003

Teen charged with robbery:

A Danville man was arrested and charged with first-degree strongarm robbery after an incident Monday in the Danville High School practice field parking lot.

City police said Ken Doneghy, 18, of Harding Street was charged with the felony after he allegedly took money from a juvenile who was sitting in the passenger seat of a vehicle in the parking lot at 6:45 p.m.

When the victim asked for the money back, a struggle ensued that sent the victim to Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center for stitches.


Doneghy was lodged in the Boyle County Detention Center after his arrest.

Assistant Police Chief Jay Newell said strongarm robbery is when force is used during the incident, and the victim is injured. Officer Joedy Gilliland investigated.

Car crash blocks traffic in Stanford:

STANFORD - A non-injury accident blocked U.S. 27 Monday for 30 minutes after a driver allegedly turned in front of oncoming traffic.

Sheriff's Deputy Bill Schnitzler said a driver was attempting a left turn from Bell Street beside Stanford Motor Co.

"He was turning south out of Bell Street and turned right dead in front of north-bound traffic," said Schnitzler.

Transmission fluid and battery acid leaked onto the road, forcing south-bound traffic to be re-routed. "North bound was blocked, they couldn't go anywhere," said Schnitzler.

Lincoln County Fire Station District 1 also was on the scene and washed the fluids from the road.

Two injured in Casey Jeep crash:

LIBERTY - Two people were injured Monday when the Jeep they were in ran off the road and overturned, state police said.

Driver Jackie Eversole, 48, and Tamara Brown, 29, both of Liberty, were treated for injuries at Casey County Hospital.

Eversole was driving north on U.S. 127 when his Jeep ran off the road, traveled down an embankment and overturned, police said.

Three treated in Casey for injuries:

LIBERTY - A driver and two passengers in another vehicle were injured Sunday in a traffic crash, Casey County Sheriff Jerry Coffman said.

Billy Pittman, 28, of 453 Singleton Drive and passengers Tonya Keith, 19, and Devin Jackson, 9, both of Science Hill, were treated at Casey County Hospital.

The accident occurred as Pittman's 2001 Chevrolet Metro crossed the center line as he was driving along East Ky. 70 on the rain-slickened road. His car hit a 2004 Ford Focus driven by Matthew Sunday, 27, of Science Hill. The injured passengers were in the Sunday vehicle.

One hospitalized after Casey crash:

LIBERTY - Fernando Esalate, 23, was taken to Casey County Hospital with injuries Sunday after the van he was a passenger in ran off Ky. 49 near the Liberty city limits, Sheriff Jerry Coffman said.

Esalate and four others were in the van when it went out of control, ran off the road and traveled up an embankment before overturning on the highway. Coffman said the driver fled the scene. He said the men apparently were from Marion County.

Marijuana confiscated, destroyed:

LIBERTY - Eight large marijuana plants were discovered on Upper Shucks Creek Road Saturday night by Casey County Deputy Sheriff Dennis Allen.

He and special deputy sheriff Brent Delp cut the marijuana and burned it at the county property on West Ky. 70. Allen said the plants had been well cultivated. No arrests have been made.

Woman accused of assaulting officer:

LANCASTER - Police who attempted to serve a warrant on a Paint Lick woman Sept. 7 reportedly took both verbal and physical abuse.

State Trooper Bill Collins says in a report that when officers went to 4230 Hwy. 954 to serve a warrant on Audrey B. Helton, she "began cussing at units." Collins said that Helton, 50, was told to calm down, but she continued to "come at units." The report states that Helton allegedly tried to slap an officer. When Helton was told she was under arrest, she allegedly began kicking and resisting handcuffs, according to the report. When she was placed against the cruiser and cuffed, she allegedly kicked an officer in the groin.

Helton was charged with menacing, resisting arrest, and third-degree assault. |9/15/03***

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