Arson Investigation Whitley Co. Woman Arrested in Arson Case

On Wednesday, deputies arrested a woman after a homeowner obtained a warrant for her arrest, accusing her of first-degree arson.

Fifty-year-old Teresa Bunch was lodged in the Whitley County Detention Center.

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The homeowner, who lived along Hwy 904, obtained the warrant for Bunch’s arrest after a fire at his home on January 2.

The homeowner claimed that Bunch threatened for burn the residence before the fire occurred.

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Wrongful Death Mother and Son Sentenced in Death of Madison Co. Man

A mother and son once charged with the murder of a Madison County man were sentenced on lesser charges Thursday.

Police say that Adrian Collins shot Ronnie Kelly in the fall of 2015. Kelly lived with Collins and his mother, Melissa in an apartment on Turpin Drive.

Adrian Collins was sentenced to 20 years in prison for manslaughter and tampering with physical evidence.

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Melissa was once charged with murder in the case. She was sentenced to two and a half years for tampering with physical evidence. Police say she hid the gun in a closet and waited to call 911.

Kelly’s family left the courtroom in tears.

Adrian Collins

Melissa Collins. Courtesy: Madison County Detention Center

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Wrongful Death Man Pleads Not Guilty to Charges in Murder Case

The fourth man arrested in connection with the 2016 murder of a pregnant Lexington woman pleaded not guilty in court on Thursday.

Skylar Stigall was arrested in Pulaski County Wednesday.

The 21-year-old faces charges of murder, robbery, and fetal homicide in the death of Maryiah Coleman and her unborn son, Jakobe.

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Coleman was shot while walking her dog in the Winburn area last September.

Three other men charged in the crime pleaded not guilty Wednesday. Demetrioun Boaz, Joseph “Jodie” Fain, and Saquan Freeman are all facing those same charges.

All four will be back in court on February 20.

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Pedophile Tracking Bardstown Man Arrested on Child Sexual Exploitation Charges

On Wednesday, KSP arrested a man on charges related to possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

KSP says that 45-year-old Robert M. McIntosh was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children Investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect sharing images of child sexual exploitation online.

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A search warrant was executed at McIntosh’s home in Bardstown and equipment was seized for examination.

The investigation is ongoing.

McIntosh is currently charged with 20 counts of possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

He is in the Nelson County Detention Center.

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Wrongful Death Not Guilty Plea Entered in Deadly DUI Case

The case of a Lexington woman indicted on DUI and manslaughter charges in the deaths of two people was back in court on Thursday.

Suzanne Whitlow’s attorney entered a not guilty plea on her behalf. Whitlow is accused of driving drunk, killing a Louisville Police Detective and a University of Kentucky employee.

Whitlow appeared via video from jail for her arraignment.

Investigators say that the 26-year-old admitted she drank alcohol before she got behind the wheel back in late October.
Police say that Whitlow ran over Louisville Metro Police Detective Jason Schweitzer and UK employee Timothy Moore as the two tried to cross the street on South Upper.

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Louisville Metro Police Officers were in the courtroom in support of Detective Schweitzer.

“Jason was full of life. Always had a smile on his face. He was able to take the new officers that came in and always make them feel involved and included,” Sgt. Brandon Lincoln told LEX 18.

Whitlow is expected to be tried on DUI and manslaughter charges, as well as persistent felon charges.

Her next court appearance will be March 16 for a pretrial hearing.

Court documents show that just days before the double fatal crash, Whitlow had completed a court ordered Drivers Ed class for a 2014 DUI.

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Accident Reconstruction Wayne County Bus Incident Under Investigation

An incident involving a Wayne County school bus is being investigated Thursday after officials say one of its windows was hit Wednesday afternoon.

It happened late Wednesday afternoon on Kentucky Avenue at the end of the bus run, according to WKYM.

School officials reported that a back side window of the school bus was hit by a small unknown object. The glass remained intact.

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The driver and bus monitor were on board the bus, along with a grandchild of the driver.

According to Wayne County School officials, no one was injured.

The bus driver reported the incident and school officials immediately contacted the school resource officer to investigate the incident, which is still underway by local law enforcement.

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Wrongful Death Mother, Grandparents Accused of Neglect After Teen’s Death

Three people have been arrested following the death of a Northern Kentucky teenager.

WLWT reports that 18-year-old Joseph Bishop died at Children’s Hospital on Saturday.

Police said that the teenager was diagnosed with Duschenne Muscular Dystrophy during his childhood and had been bedridden for the last two years. Police say that he was supposed to be taken to the hospital every six months for a checkup, but he hadn’t been since October 2014.

One neighbor told WLWT that she got to know the family, but had no idea Joseph Bishop was even inside the home.

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“It’s just sad knowing that you think somebody is so nice on the street you live on. That they’re good people and you talk to them and you’ve helped them,” said Stacy Leach.

On Friday night, one of his relatives called 911 saying that the teen was having trouble breathing. He died the next day. The hospital stated that the teen had large ulcers on his arms, legs, and back and that some of his muscles and bones were exposed. They also said that he had sepsis from abuse or neglect.

Joseph’s mother, Jamie Bishop, is accused of failing to provide care and medical treatment for the teen.

WLWT reports that Jamie Bishop and Joseph’s grandfather, Raymond Martin, told investigators that they had seen the bed sores on Joseph and understood that he needed medical treatment, but ultimately decided not to seek assistance because they were afraid of being accused of neglect.

“I’m mad, I’m hurt. All she had to do was just ask me for help. I would have helped her, taken him to the doctor, did what I could,” said Leach.

Jamie Bishop, Raymond Martin, and Joseph’s grandmother Sharon Martin have all been charged with second-degree manslaughter.

WLWT reports that Sharon Martin declined to answer the investigator’s questions.

The three were taken into custody and are being held in the Kenton County Detention Center.

 
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Private Detective: Grant County Residents Concerned After KKK Fliers Left in Driveways

Residents of Grant County are expressing concern after KKK fliers were left in driveways over the weekend.

The Sheriff’s Office said that a majority of the fliers were found on Dry Ridge Mount Zion Road.

“It does make the residents uneasy when they come to town, we do receive multiple calls,” Chief Deputy Brian Maines.

Several calls came in over the weekend when the fliers were thrown into driveways.

“Once or twice a year, the KKK will come to town and stand on a populated corner and hand out fliers to drivers as they pull up to stop signs,” said Maines.

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He said the group also meets near the Grant and Kenton County lines. The fliers are connected to getting more people to those meetings.

“If they’re peaceful we’re not going to make them leave, all we ask is that they do it in a peaceful matter, don’t be pushy,” said Maines.

The Sheriff’s Office is concerned with how the KKK is disturbing material.

“You have the right to pass out fliers anywhere in public you want to, but when you start throwing stuff into people’s yards, that could potentially be blown around or not picked up,” said Maines.

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Private Detective: Police Investigating Jewelry Theft at Frankfort Walmart

Police in Frankfort say that a thief stole close to $6,000 worth of jewelry at the Walmart on Ky 127.

They say that the theft happened around 10:00 p.m.

“Whoever was in charge of that area walked away for a short time, and when they returned the guy was behind the case, and the employee confronted him and questioned why he was behind there,” said Major Robert Warfel.

Warfel said that the man never responded, he just left the store. He was caught on surveillance video on his way out.

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Major Warfel believes that if the man tries to sell or trades this jewelry, that could help police in Frankfort locate this man.

“Somebody shouldn’t have that amount of jewelry, trying to sell it or trade it,” said Warfel.

Police say they won’t yet rule out an inside job, or the suspect being someone with knowledge of the store, but they do know he is on the loose with a lot of men’s jewelry.

“It’s multiple items that he took.  Multiple rings,” said Warfel.

If you know the suspect, or his whereabouts, you’re asked to call the Frankfort Police at (502) 875-8648 to leave an anonymous tip.

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Wrongful Death Men Plead Not Guilty in Death of Pregnant Woman

Three men charged in the killing of a Lexington woman and her unborn baby made a court appearance Wednesday.

Maryiah Coleman was shot and killed while walking her dog in the Winburn neighborhood last September.

The three men accused in the case were already in jail, charged in a home invasion police say happened a month after Maryiah was killed.

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Police say that Demetrioun Boaz, Joseph “Jodie” Fain, and Saquan Freeman were robbing an acquaintance of guns and other items when the man tried to escape. Shots were fired, one hitting Coleman who was only one month away from delivering her son, Jakobe.

Six weeks later, police say Boaz, Fain, and Freeman tried to rob a home on Red Mile Road. Freeman was shot five times and was hospitalized, Boaz turned himself in a few days later, and Fain was arrested in Mason County a month later.

“I’m very happy that they have the people responsible for Maryiah and Jakobe’s death, but at the same time, it just hurts to know that she’s not here,” said Maryiah’s mother Tamara Coleman.

All three men pleaded not guilty to the charges of murder and fetal homicide.

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