Law Enforcement Reports
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The Cadiz Record incorrectly reported last week that Ryan Shemwell, 34, of Cerulean, was revoked of his driver’s license because he was arrested for a third DUI at safety road check on Dec. 27. In fact, Shemwell was arrested for driving on a suspended license because of a third DUI arrest. Shemwell said the arrest occurred in Lexington in 2002, and the latest arrest was because of a mistake by Lexington police.

Possession of Lortabs

On Dec. 29, Cadiz Police stopped Herbie Harris, 49, of Benton, for weaving on the roadway. The subject gave consent for a search of the vehicle and the officer found what appeared to be three Lortabs rolled in a plastic baggie in Harris’s pocket. He was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, first offense, and having a prescription controlled substance out of its original container.

Drunk driving

Earl Cox, Jr., 29, of Hopkinsville, was arrested by Cadiz Police on Dec. 29. The officer received a complaint about his vehicle. When he was located, he admitted to consuming alcoholic beverages and then failed three field sobriety tests. A breath test showed an blood alcohol concentration of .181, over the legal limit of .08. He was charged with driving under the influence in the first degree.Pushing mother

Ricky Skinner, 18, of Iron Street, was arrested on Dec. 31 and charged with domestic assault in the fourth degree. According to the police report, he and his mother were having an argument about money when he pushed her to the ground, causing her a minor injury.

Drunk at


Jeffery Jones, 38, of Riley Hollow Road, was arrested on Dec. 31 and charged with alcohol intoxication. According to the report, Jones was at his grandmother’s house causing a disturbance. The family stated that he had been verbally abusive toward them. He was intoxicated and refused to leave before police arrived.

Drunk driving through median

On Jan. 5, Jon-Michael Adams, 19, of Blackhawk Road, was arrested by Cadiz Police. According to the report, Adams drove his vehicle into the “rip-rap median” at Main Street and the 68-80 Bypass. Police located him in the parking lot at Food Giant, where he failed a field sobriety test. When the officer went back to the vehicle, he found two beers inside. He found tire marks in the grass, indicating that Adams had done donuts there. Adams was charged with driving under the influence in the second degree, possession of alcohol by a minor and criminal mischief in the second degree.

Suspended license

Darla Mitchell, 43, of 84 Iron St., was arrested on Jan. 4. According to the report, the arresting officer observed her driving a vehicle and he knew by prior knowledge that her license was suspended. She was charged with driving under the influence with a suspended license.

Robin C. Alexander, 41, of 74 Wood Ave., was arrested on Jan. 4. According to the report, the officer had had contact with Alexander and learned that there was an active Trigg County warrant for her arrest.

Hopkinsville man arrested for alcohol intoxication

Matthew Settle, 37, of Hopkinsville, was arrested on Dec. 31 by the Trigg County Sheriff’s Department on Dec. 31 and charged with alcohol intoxication. Deputies received a call about the subject blocking the roadway. When they found him, Settle reportedly had a strong odor of alcoholic beverages and was unsteady on his feet. A breath test revealed a blood alcohol concentration of .072, which is .008 below the legal limit.

Hiding from

sheriff’s deputy

Brandie L. Hurd, 27, of 246 Twin Trees, was arrested on Jan. 6. According to the report, she hid from Dane Hughes, the arresting deputy, in her residence and did not report to work at McDonald’s for fear of being arrested. She was finally found at her home during the late evening hours. Her boyfriend tried to prevent Hughes from entering the home to serve a warrant for nonpayment of fines and was arrested by Kentucky State Police. Hurd was originally charged for having expired plates on Sept. 18, 2007.

Bodily threats

Corey Alexander, 31, was arrested on Jan. 6 and charged with terroristic threatening in the third degree after a criminal complaint was filed on Dec. 26. According to the affidavit, Alexander called the victim while upset and told her he wanted to run her off the road and run her over. He made the call on Dec. 22.
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