Cadiz police investigate stabbing, make arrests on other charges
by Special to TCR
Jun 18, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Cadiz chief of police Hollis Alexander reported this week his department is investigating the stabbing of two subjects on Wood Avenue. Police were called to the scene last Friday after two males reported being stabbed in the abdomen.

Alexander said neither of the victims - were cooperative in identifying the person who stabbed them. However, officers were successful in locating a Cerulean Road resident who told police the two victims had attempted to rob him. He admitted to stabbing the subjects during the robbery attempt.

Both victims – Hopkinsville residents – were taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center where they were treated for their wounds.

Alexander said no arrests have been made in the incident, but expected charges to be filed following further investigation. He did not release the names of the stabbing victims, noting the continuing investigation.

In additional police news:

Officer J. R. Burnett filed a report Sunday with the arrest of Crystal Wertz, age 25, who listed her address as Stillhouse Branch Road with driving on suspended license.

Wertz was lodged in the Christian County Jail after she was observed parked on the Bank of Cadiz parking lot. When Burnett stopped to investigate, he learned Wertz had a suspended license for a driving under the influence arrest, his report said. No other charges were lodged other than the suspended license.

A 19-year-old male, William (Tim) Brown was arrested Friday night and charged with disorderly conduct, terroristic threatening, and assault 4th degree domestic.

According to arresting officer Chad Grace, when he arrived at the scene of the complaint on Whorton Road, Brown was considered disorderly as he was screaming and cursing. Grace said Brown had allegedly assaulted his mother with a laundry basket. The officer said that when he arrived the subject was also in possession of a dumbbell (weight) and was threatening to strike his mother.

A 65-year-old Rock Castle Road resident was arrested last Friday afternoon by Cadiz Police and charged with shoplifting.

In his report, Duncan Wiggins said that Mary C. Oakley was charged with theft by unlawful taking after she was observed by employees of the Food Giant store in Cadiz. She was then detained by store personnel until police arrived, Wiggins said.

Officer Matt Dolezal reported the arrest of 18-year-old Benjamin Choate, who listed an address of Covey Creek Drive, on last Friday. Choate was charged with reckless driving, possession of marijuana and possession of alcohol by a minor.

According to Dolezal Choate was observed spinning his tires on wet roads and was stopped for a routine check. It was then the officer noted the presence of alcohol in the vehicle and detected the odor of marijuana.

Dolezal noted in the report he found small amounts of marijuana on the vehicle seat and a search revealed a bag of the drug hidden in the dash.

Lawrence Acree, age 51, was charged last Thursday with his first offense of driving under the influence. Acree, who listed an address of Wallonia Road, was stopped by officer Chad Grace for having only one headlight.

After the stop, Grace said he detected an odor of alcohol on Acree and from within the vehicle. The officer noted that Acree failed a field sobriety test and a blood sample was later taken.

Derek Bauman, a resident of Hickory, Ky. was arrested last Wednesday and charged with driving on a suspended license. Officer Rick Martin said in his report that he stopped Bauman on the lot of the Goodnite Motel.

Martin said he stopped Bauman’s vehicle after his employer had reported the truck he was driving had been taken without permission.

Bauman was lodged in the Christian County Jail.
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