Police and Fire

  • Bardstown man accused of sex crimes against foster children

    UPDATE: Innes was indicted Feb. 7 on one count of first-degree rape and two counts of sodomy. His bail was set at $500,000 cash only, plus conditions. His arraignment in court is Feb. 22, 2018.

    A Bardstown man was arrested Wednesday on two felony charges of first-degree sodomy and one felony charge of first-degree rape for allegations involving three minors.

  • Jail logs, Feb. 15-16, 2018

    Joseph Lee Tinnell, 35, contempt of court (2014 criminal case).

    Thomas Ray Yocum, 36, parole violation.

    Sara Kathryn Burgin, 36, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (less than two grams meth) (2017 criminal case).

  • Driver rescued Thursday after car goes off Ky. 245

    The driver of a car that went over an embankment on Ky. 245 near Thomas Nelson High School late Thursday morning and a witness who stopped to help him were both transported to Flaget Memorial Hospital.

    Dispatch reported the call at 10:48 a.m., and Bardstown Police, Bardstown Fire, Nelson County EMS, a sheriff’s deputy and a chaplain responded.

    Bardstown Fire Chief Billy Mattingly said the car did not appear to be badly damaged. He didn’t know whether the driver was taken by ambulance because of an injury or a medical issue that might have caused it.

  • Student accused of making threat against TNHS

    A Thomas Nelson High School student was arrested and charged with first-degree terroristic threatening Tuesday after allegedly making a threat against the school.

    According to a district press release, the threat was made over the weekend and apparently arose from an altercation that had occurred Feb. 8 between two students. Neither student attended school on Friday, and the district was closed for weather on Monday.

    School administrators learned Tuesday morning a threatening image had been posted on Snapchat, a popular instant messaging app.

  • DECISION 2018: Republicans face off in sheriff’s race

    It wasn’t that long ago in Nelson County that the Democratic primary was the election. With few exceptions, if there was a Republican candidate for a county office, there was only one.

    This year is different. Nelson County will have intraparty competition for multiple county offices, including sheriff.

    Two Republicans, both currently Louisville Metro Police officers, are seeking their party’s nomination for sheriff in the May 22 primary.

  • Jail logs, Feb. 9-13, 2018

    Curtis Lee St. Clair, 30, fourth-degree assault.

    William Lance Foster, 31, shoplifting.

    Michael T. Inghram, 48, failure to appear (2017 traffic case).

    Jackie Edward Allen III, 37, public intoxication by a controlled substance excluding alcohol.

    Justin Blease Brown, 31, non-payment of fines, receiving stolen property under $10,000 (both 2018 criminal case).

    Erin Louise Karr, 28, non-payment of fines (2017 traffic case).

    Diana Sue Curtsinger, 26, non-payment of fines (2017 traffic case).

  • Car crashes into house Monday evening on Ky. 245

    Lisa Martinez was lying in bed and had just switched off her TV Monday night when she found her dresser on top of her.

    The renter said she was also covered with parts of her house and the car that struck it.

    Fortunately, she was not injured, but the driver of the car was.

    The accident happened about 7:22 p.m. on Ky. 245.

  • Deputies injured attempting to stop fleeing suspect

    Two Nelson County sheriff’s deputies sustained minor injuries Monday while apprehending a suspect in a burglary investigation.

    Officers got a call around 11:30 a.m. that there was a burglary in progress at 3104 Plantation Circle in Bardstown. When they arrived, they found Zachery Levi Perkins, 28, of Bardstown in a car outside that address and confirmed that he had an active felony warrant for probation violation.

  • Louisville man charged with seeking sex with minor has ties to Nelson County

    A Louisville man who is accused of seeking a minor for sex in an undercover investigation was acquitted of sexual abuse in Nelson County just four years ago.

    Jeffrey Baunach, 45, was arrested in Louisville Friday and accused of seeking to have sex with a minor, as well as offering his own children in exchange.

    He was charged with prohibited use of an electronic communication system to procure a minor for sex and attempted use of a minor under 16 in a sex performance.

  • Jail logs, Feb.8-9, 2018

    Matthew Anthony Lewis, 35, non-payment of fines (2014 criminal case).

    Wallace Owen Brady, 45, third-degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking or disposition (both 2018 criminal case).

    Jacob Vincent Norris, 35, fourth-degree assault.

    Deborah Elizabeth Norris, 39, fourth-degree assault.

    Jeffrey Scott Martin, 39, alcohol intoxication in a public place.