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November 17, 2003

Officer struck by "unruly patient"

HARRODSBURG Police Sgt. J.T. Thomas was dispatched to the emergency room at James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital Nov. 8 to handle an "unruly patient," according to a police department press release. Sandra Renee Coffman, 44, of 411 N. Greenville St., was being treated for a cut on the back of her head. The report says "she was screaming and hollering" at hospital staffers, emergency medical personnel and family members.

She struck Thomas in the shoulder with her knee. She was arrested and taken to the Boyle County Detention Center and charged with fourth-degree assault. She was released on a $200 bond.

Salvisa couple arrested on drug charges

HARRODSBURG Members of the Mercer County Sheriff's Department were contacted late Tuesday night by the Anderson County Sheriff's Department regarding information about two Salvisa residents. The suspects were said to be in possession of marijuana and a stolen pistol.


A search warrant was issued by the court and the residence at 176 Alford Road, Salvisa, was searched by members of the Mercer and Anderson sheriff's departments and members of the Harrodsburg Police Department. The pistol, processed marijuana and eight plants were found in the home.

Justin K. Shepherd, 23, and Melissa Fielder, 21, were arrested and taken to the Boyle County Detention Center. They were charged with possession of marijuana, cultivation of marijuana and possession of stolen property.

Both were released on bond.

Burglaries reported to police

HARRODSBURG The home of Chris and Susan Watts of 227 North East St., was burglarized late at night on Nov. 7. Chris Watts said he heard the front door of the home open and he went to see who came in.

He said he saw the shadow of one person run from the house through the front door when he called out a name of a person he thought it might have been. Taken from the house were Susan Watts' black leather purse containing jewelry, her drivers license, a calculator, $12 and other items.

The home of Donita McGinnis, 48, of 150 Castle Heights was burglarized on the same day. The person entered the home and took a few pieces of clothing. It also was reported that the person may have been staying in a small out building used for storage.

Officer Jason Eldridge is the investigating officer on both cases. Anyone having information about these cases is asked to call the Harrodsburg Police Department at (859) 734-3311.

Mercer man arrested in Missouri case

HARRODSBURG The Harrodsburg Police Department was contacted early Thursday by Saint Peters, Mo., police concerning two juvenile females.

Saint Peters' police officers had stopped a vehicle that contained the two females and Brandon Stivers, 19, of 173 Old Danville Road. The juveniles' parents were contacted and they all said they did not know their children were with Stivers, and he did not have their permission to take them out of the state of Kentucky. Warrants were issued here and faxed to the police holding Stivers. He is being held in a St. Peters' lockup. Harrodsburg Police Department Sgt. J.T. Thomas was the investigating officer here and worked in conjunction with the Saint Peters police.|None***

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