Police News for Feb. 4

February 04, 2004

Six Casey students detained for fighting

LIBERTY - Six students at Casey County High School and one at the middle school were picked up at school Monday and Tuesday after allegedly fighting, police said.

Officer Steve Garrett and Sgt. Joey Miller picked up the students and brought them to the Casey County Sheriff's Department, then turned them over to their parents.

The students also were suspended for three days from school.

Icy roads cause traffic accidents

LIBERTY - Three traffic accidents Monday morning were caused by icy roadways, police said.

Shannon J. Pendleton, 31, 3843 Caney Fork Road, Liberty, escaped injuries when his 1997 Camaro hit ice in a curve on Ky. 49, ran off the road and overturned, according to a report by Deputy Sheriff Bob Weddle.


Two people were taken to the hospital after their pickup truck hit ice in a curve and ran off Ky. 837 near the intersection of Ky. 70 in the Crossroads community.

Vicky S. Franks, 355 Phillippe Road, Waynesburg, and passenger Juanita Carman, address unavailable, were taken to Casey County Hospital by the Casey County Emergency Medical Service.

The Franks auto was headed south near Yosemite, ran off the road and hit a rock embankment, according to Weddle.

Deputy Sheriff Chad Weddle investigated a crash near Dunnville after Michael E. Coppersmith, 41, of Jamestown ran off the road on U.S. 127.

After hitting ice, the car crossed the center line, hit a dirt embankment and a tree. The vehicle flipped and landed on its top in a marsh.

Coppersmith got out of the vehicle before emergency personnel arrived and was taken to the Russell County Hospital in Russell Springs for treatment of hip, leg and shoulder pain.

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