Friday police news 1031

October 31, 2003

Driver charged after accident injures four

Danville police arrested a woman and charged her with driving under the influence of intoxicants, four counts of wanton endangerment and no insurance after a two-vehicle accident at 7:25 p.m. Thursday sent four people to the hospital.

According to the police report, Manela Sizemore, 41, of 4124 Stanford Road, was charged after the pickup truck she was driving struck a minivan from behind at a high rate of speed at the intersection of Gose Pike and U.S. 150.

The minivan, driven by Christina Cornett, no address available, was stopped in traffic, preparing to turn left on to Gose Pike, when it was hit by the pickup. Three passengers in the minivan were treated for injuries at the scene by Boyle County Emergency Medical Service before being transported to Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.


Sizemore also was transported to the hospital for treatment and was arrested upon her release. She was lodged in the Boyle County Detention Center. Officer Derek Robbins investigated.

Elderly couple injured in crash with semi

An elderly Richmond couple were injured at 12:10 p.m. Thursday when their vehicle was struck by a semi truck in Danville.

City police said James C. Broddus, 85, of Richmond, was attempting to turn left from Denmark Drive on to the bypass at a traffic signal. Witnesses told police a 1998 Freightliner semi driven by Jerry Lewelling, 59, of Seymour, Tenn., ran the red light and struck the Broddus pickup truck.

Both Broddus and his wife, Nora K. Broddus, 83, were treated at the scene by Boyle County Emergency Medical Service and then transported to Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. Both had to be extricated from the vehicle by rescue teams, and bypass traffic was blocked at various times after the accident.

No charges were filed after the accident, which was investigated by Officer Jonathan Courtwright.

Metal trailer reported stolen

Ron Pike of Danville reported the theft of a metal, tilt trailer Thursday morning from a construction site on Gallant Fox Road. Danville police said the black trailer with loading ramps, valued at more than $300, was taken at 12:01 a.m. Officer Jonathan Courtwright investigated.

Three juveniles detained in theft

LIBERTY - Three local boys, between 14 and 15 years old, were apprehended Thursday on theft charges concerning a golf cart, police said.

Police Chief Ron Whited said the juveniles were charged with theft by unlawful taking more than $300. They are accused of taking a golf cart that was stolen the night of Oct. 9 from Darrel Bastin on Wolford Street. The suspects were taken to the Adair County Detention Center in Columbia.

Jewelry reported stolen

HARRODSBURG - City police are investigating the theft of jewelry from the home of Alvis Johnson, 771 Allin Drive.

Someone broke into the home between Saturday and Tuesday and took items valued between $3,300-$3,500.

Somerset officer sues chief, city

SOMERSET (AP) - A Somerset police officer has filed suit alleging he was demoted for reporting a potential bribery issue involving the police chief.

Officer Barry Erp also said in the suit that he was given an undesired schedule and defective patrol cars after making the report to an officer doing an internal investigation.

After Erp made the report, Police Chief Larry Godby told him to give another statement and suggested that "his memory get better," the suit said.

Erp kept the same story in a second internal interview.

Godby's actions were a violation of the law designed to protect employees who report actual or suspected wrongdoing, the suit said. Erp named Godby, the city and the police department in the suit.

Godby and Somerset Mayor J.P. Wiles were unavailable for comment.

Godby was suspended last week after being indicted on charges of bribery and official misconduct.|10/30/03***

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