Assisting with the arrest were Deputy Bob Weddle, and Brent Delp, special deputy, six state troopers, and Liberty Police Department.
Man charged with hit and run
LIBERTY - Mario Lopez of Mexico was arrested Monday morning on first-degree wanton endangerment and hit and run charges, city police Sgt. Joey Miller said.
Lopez, who allegedly was driving a 1996 Dodge minivan registered to someone in Tennessee, is accused of striking a vehicle driven by Ashley Wilson of Liberty, then fleeing the scene.
Lopez was later apprehended at Jack Bell Marathon Station on U.S. 127 after someone reported seeing him walking across the road. The minivan was found behind Pratts Truck and Trailer Service off U.S. 127. Lopez was lodged in Casey County Detention Center.
Casey County Sheriff's Department assisted with the investigation.
Two juveniles detained for drugs
LIBERTY - Two juveniles were picked up Friday at Casey County High School concerning illegal drugs, police said.
A 16-year-old boy was charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and first-degree possession of a controlled substance, both felony charges, Sgt. Joey Miller said. The boy also was charged with two counts of first-degree possession of a prescription drug not in proper container. The boy was lodged in the Adair County Detention Center.
A 14-year-old boy was cited for public intoxication of Xanax, Miller said. He was taken by his parents to Casey County Hospital for treatment.
Liberty pedestrian hit by car
LIBERTY - Opal Clements, 78, of Liberty, was struck by a vehicle as she was walking along Hustonville Street, police said. Clements was taken to Casey County Hospital for treatment, said Sgt. Joey Miller.
Louise Burchard, 66, of Liberty, was driving a red Chevrolet when she reportedly struck Clements. No charges were filed.
Street lights destroyed at lake
LIBERTY - Local police are investigating vandalism at Lake Liberty.
Sgt. Joey Miller said someone used a shotgun and .22-caliber rifle to shoot street lights at the lake in the past week. Damage was estimated at $1,000.
Anyone with information may call Liberty Police Department at (606) 787-6371.