Police: Nails uses hammer to hit Carroll County man in face

A Carrollton man was arrested after police said he used a hammer to cause injury to another person.

Jamel J. Nails, 29, of 220 Highland Ave., Apt. 1, was arrested on a charge of assault, second-degree.

Carrollton Police Officer Daniel Embry said in his written report that Nails struck another person with a hammer. Nails hit the victim in the face, intentionally, to cause physical injury by means of a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument, Embry said.

Nails will appear at 11:16 a.m. Dec. 18 for a preliminary hearing in the 15th District Court in Carroll County.

Sheriff arrests Kentucky pair in theft of items from Ghent store

Two Kentucky women were arrested in Carroll County after police said they stole items from a local gas station.

Joy N. Jones, 27, of Standford, and Tracey A. Hiles, 30, of Ghent, were arrested on charges of theft by unlawful taking, more than $300. Jones was also arrested on a charge of operating a vehicle on a suspended license.

Carroll County Deputy Sheriff J.T. Shaw said in his written report that the two women went into Cowboy's Gas Station in Ghent and stole $37 worth of lottery tickets, between five and 10 packs of cigarettes, candy, food and drinks while there. The items were valued at between $300 and $400. The incident was captured on video surveillance cameras, Shaw said.

Hiles and Jones will appear at 11:17 a.m. Dec. 18 for a preliminary hearing in the 15th District Court in Carroll County.

Grand jury indicts local man

on burglary at warehouse


A Carrollton man was indicted by a local grand jury on a burglary charge.

William E. Dulin, 42, was indicted on a charge of a burglary, third-degree.

Carrollton Police Department Sgt. Bob Stamper said in his written report that Dulin was found inside a warehouse owned by Interstate Produce in the 800 block of Polk Street.

Interstate Produce employees discovered the warehouse break-in when they arrived. The offender was still inside, Stamper said.

Stamper said witnesses saw a bicycle behind a wagon outside the building, and the door was open. The witnesses knocked on the door of the building and Dulin came out.

After looking around, Stamper said he found several pieces of copper pipe and a fan made from aluminum, which were hidden under the straw. Dulin told Stamper he got the heater from the back of the building and admitted to covering the items with straw.

Dulin's bond was set at $5,000. He will appear at 8:30 a.m. Monday for a pre-trial conference in the Carroll County Circuit Court.

Grand jury indicts local man on forgery-related charges

A Carroll County man was indicted by a local grand jury on forgery charges.

Matthew B. Vories, 42, was indicted on two counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument, second-degree, and persistent felony offender.

Carrollton Police Chief Michael Willhoite told the grand jury that Vories had possessed a check in the amount of $8,000 from the account of Ernestine Vories. Matthew Vories withdrew the money from her account without her knowledge, Willhoite said. Ernestine Vories said the check was forged.

Matthew Vories will appear at 8:30 a.m. Monday for a pre-trial conference in the Carroll County Circuit Court.

Grand jury indicts Ohio pair on forgery-related charges

Two Ohio residents were indicted by a Carroll County grand jury on forgery charges.

Timothy Ray Perkins, 31, of Lima, and Constance M. Pikaart, 23, of Mount Vernon, were indicted on three counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument, second-degree. Perkins was indicted on an additional charge of persistent felony offender.

Carroll County Deputy Sheriff Jim Hamilton said in his written report that Perkins and Pikaart had possession of business checks that were forged. The company, Bio-Imaging Technologies Inc., checks were from Pennsylvania. The three checks totaled $2,445.11.

Hamilton said Pikaart attempted to cash one check at Quick Money on Highland Avenue in Carrollton. Pikaart also opened a bank account at U.S. Bank in Carrollton with one forged check as a deposit and later deposited another check at the bank.

Perkins and Pikaart will appear at 8:30 a.m. Monday for a pre-trial conference in the Carroll County Circuit Court.

Grand jury indicts Carrollton woman on burglary charge

A Carrollton woman was indicted by a local grand jury on burglary-related charges.

Teresa J. Bond, 40, of 2144 Carlisle Road, was indicted on charges of burglary, second-degree; theft by unlawful taking, more than $300; and criminal mischief, second-degree.

Carroll County Sheriff Ben Smith said in his written report that Bond knowingly entered the dwelling of Dennie Miller.

Bond will appear at 8:30 a.m. Monday for a pre-trial conference in the Carroll County Circuit Court.

KSP trooper, local police officer receive award for DUI arrests

One Kentucky State Police sergeant, 17 troopers and two Commercial Vehicle Officers were among a group of 183 Kentucky law enforcement officers from 161 agencies recognized on Dec. 4 at the 2008 Governor's Impaired Driving Enforcement Awards ceremony in Lexington.

"As of Dec. 7, preliminary reports show that 161 people have lost their lives this year on Kentucky roads in crashes involving alcohol," Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer said. "Traffic enforcement efforts have a direct impact on this problem by taking potential killers off the road. The officers receiving these awards are to be commended for the lives they have helped to save."

The troopers and officers accounted for a total of 1,471 impaired driving arrests during the past year.

Locally, Kentucky State Police Trooper Justin Sams of the Campbellsburg post was honored for his 98 arrests. Carrollton Police Officer Daniel Embry was honored for his 38 arrests.

Kentucky has a zero tolerance policy regarding driving while impaired. Even first time offenders face immediate arrest. There are no warnings or second chances. Arrest and conviction on impaired driving violations can result in court costs, legal fees, higher auto insurance rates, fines, loss of license and even imprisonment. 

According to the Kentucky State Police, impairment can begin with the first drink. Impaired drivers are more likely to exceed the speed limit and less likely to wear seat belts, so the resulting crashes and injuries are often more severe and damaging.

"Impaired driving continues to be the most frequently committed violent crime in the U.S.," Brewer said. "Unfortunately, it tends to increase during holiday periods. Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol is no accident. It is a conscious choice that frequently has deadly consequences. I urge all citizens of the Commonwealth to make the right choice and the safe choice this holiday season and throughout the year. Find alternate transportation, use a designated driver or don't consume any amount of alcohol if you intend or need to drive. Give the gift of life this holiday season."