Police News for March 18

March 18, 2004

Mercer man faces charges

HARRODSBURG - Greg Black, 21, of 1280 Brewer's Mill Road, is being held in the Boyle County Detention Center after he allegedly damaged two homes, including the one in which he lived, allegedly assaulted two people, and burglarized another home.

Mercer County Sheriff's Department received a call at 2:56 a.m. Tuesday that a burglary was occurring at the Randall Keith Reed home at 1350 Brewers Mill Road and that the victims knew the suspect.

When Deputies Eric Barkman and Chris Kehrt arrived, they arrested Greg Black, who, they said, allegedly used a frog gig as a weapon. On further investigation, the officers found that Black had damaged the home and the home of his father at 1280 Brewer's Mill Road where he was living.


The deputies also learned that the suspect allegedly had assaulted his girlfriend and his father, Ron Black. Greg Black is charged with first-degree criminal mischief, two counts of first-degree burglary, two counts of aggravated assault and terroristic threatening.

A spokesman for the jail said Black was sentenced to nine days on the terroristic threatening charge. His bond has been set at $44,000 cash.

Seven injured when church van wrecks

McKINNEY - Seven people were transported to area hospitals Wednesday night with minor injuries after their church van slipped off an embankment on Ky. 698 in Lincoln County.

State police said Jeffrey Finley, 31, of Danville, lost control of the Danville Church of God van on the wet roadway. The van slid 40 feet off the roadway.

Dispatchers received notice of the accident at 9:20 p.m.

Of the ten passengers, five were transported by McKinney Area Rescue Squad to Fort Logan Hospital and two were taken to Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. Lincoln County firefighters and Trooper Mike Ashley were on the scene.

DVDs stolen from home

Danville police investigated a burglary at 9 a.m. Monday at 200 Dorothy Ave. Victim Barbara Boyd reported DVDs missing. There appeared to be no signs of forcible entry.

CD player stolen from car

Jeffrey Price, of Danville, reported the theft of a Kenwood CD player from his car at 2 a.m. March 9. The car was parked at 605 Baughman Ave.

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