Crime briefs for Nov. 25, 2020

Published 8:57 am Monday, November 30, 2020

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Nicholasville man jailed for robbery

Police charged a Nicholasville man with first-degree robbery after stealing a truck,

According to police records, Joseph Turner, 42, of Ridgeview Drive, was arrested Nov. 17 by Nicholasville Police.

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The robbery reportedly occurred the previous day when Turner was accused of assaulting and injuring a person before stealing a truck.

Turner was located near Broadway and South First streets on Nov. 17, and arrested. Officers said Turner denied the allegations.

Turner was lodged in the Jessamine County Detention Center.


Woman jailed after assault with ‘decorative item’

Nicholasville Police charged a woman with second-degree assault after she allegedly used a metal item to injure another person in the home.

According to court documents, officers were called to a residence on South Central Avenue for a domestic disturbance on Nov. 18. Officers met the victim at the scene, who was also bitten by a dog during the incident. During the argument, 48-year-old Sylvia Penman allegedly began swinging a “metal household decorative item” and struck the victim in the head. The victim was transported to St. Joseph Jessamine to be treated.

Penman told officers she did not hit the victim with the object, but that the victim put his hands on her.

Penman was arrested and charged with second-degree assault.


Woman arrested for switching price tags

Police arrested a Nicholasville woman for switching price tags on more than $400 in merchandise at Walmart.

According to police records, officers were called to the store Monday evening after loss prevention officers detained 49-year-old Susan Lisette Hulett of Union Mill Road. Employees said Hulett was placing clearance stickers on items selling for full retail price.

Hulett admitted to changing prices and said she was trying to buy presents for her grandchildren. The value of the items was $438.35.

Hulett was arrested and charged with theft by unlawful taking and lodged in the Jessamine County Detention Center. She was also served an outstanding warrant.

About Fred Petke

Fred Petke is a reporter for The Winchester Sun, the Jessamine Journal and the State Journal. His beats include cops, courts, fire, public records, city and county government and other news. To contact Fred, email or call 859-759-0051.

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