Police News for Sept. 16

September 16, 2004

Juvenile assaulted in Harrodsburg

HARRODSBURG - A Harrodsburg man has been charged with fourth-degree assault after he allegedly assaulted a male juvenile, according to a police report.

John W. Vinyard, 19, of 244 Kyle Lane, was charged Wednesday after the juvenile and his mother reported the incident to Harrodsburg Police Department. Officer Jason Eldridge is investigating the incident that occurred at North Main Street and Price Avenue.

Vinyard was lodged in the Boyle County Detention Center.

Grill stolen from fairgrounds

HARRODSBURG - Authorities are looking for suspects in a theft of property at Mercer County Fairgrounds on Linden Avenue.

Officer Granville Peyton got a report Wednesday that someone stole a black double stack cooker grill with large drum Saturday from the fairgrounds. The grill's value is $275.


Peyton said two men went onto the fairgrounds and took the grill that was on wheels. They hooked the cooker to a red Nissan truck, which had a silver tool box in the back and drove away.

Anyone with information about the theft is asked to contact Harrodsburg Police Department at (859) 734-3311.

Harrodsburg woman charged

HARRODSBURG - Kelly Butler, 37, of 723 Moberly Road, was charged Wednesday with possession of marijuana and driving under the influence of intoxicants during a traffic stop, police said.

Officer Josh Devine reportedly stopped Butler after she did not have her car headlights illuminated.

After checking the driver, Devine charged her with DUI of alcohol and possession of marijuana. He reportedly located a substance that is believed to be marijuana.

Butler was lodged in the Boyle County Detention Center.

Red Wing evacuates employees

When some leather bits began to smolder Wednesday at the Red Wing plant on Hustonville Road, employees were evacuated, according to Fire Chief Mike Thomas.

The plant put out the small fire with water, and firefighters opened up the windows in the building to clear the air.

"There were no open flames, but a lot of leather smoke," Thomas said.

Murdered clerk had local ties

WAYNESBURG - The funeral for Ashley L. Cason, 22, the store clerk who was killed Tuesday during a robbery at a Lexington Dairy Mart, will be held at Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home in Waynesburg.

She was related to members of the Releford family in the Waynesburg area and will be buried in Double Springs Cemetery.

Cason was killed when an armed gunman entered the store and demanded cash. He forced her and two others into a cooler and began shooting.

Cason, of Lexington, was shot and critically wounded. She later died at University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center.

The male customer was not injured, and James Wiechart of Danville, an assistant district manager, who was in the store assisting with a new computer system, was struck in the stomach, treated at the UK hospital and released.

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