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    McKee Woman Charged with Double Murder

    By Sue Caldwell, Reporter
    A local woman has been arrested and charged with murder and drug related charges as a result of a two-vehicle collision which occurred on New Year’s Day 2017 and resulted in the death of two Berea men. According to the original citation from Kentucky State Police at the time of the accident, Kentucky State Police Post 7 Richmond, Trooper Scott R Townsley stated that on January 1, 2017 at 3:50 a.m. in Jackson County, Kentucky, that Shelia Sarabeth Shields, 35, McKee, unlawfully: knowingly and unlawfully possessed Methamphetamine, and, possessed with intent to use drug paraphernalia consisting of needles, tourniquet, baggies, two (2) glass pipes used for smoking Methamphetamine, spoons (one spoon contained a rock of Methamphetamine), all of which was found in a purse belonging to Shields in an automobile which belonged to her after she was involved in a fatal automobile accident on US HWY 421 North and the intersection of HWY 3447 in the northern part of the county.

    Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Related Arrest

    By Sue Caldwell, Reporter
    In a press release from Trooper Robert Purdy, Kentucky State Police Post 7 Richmond, on Friday, April 6, at approximately at 9:09 pm, while on patrol on Sand Lick Road in Jackson County, KSP Trooper Nicholas Brumback observed a green Honda Odyssey fail to use a turn signal and the passenger was observed not wearing their seatbelt. At that time, Brumback initiated a traffic stop. According to Purdy, during the initial investigation, Brumback observed an occupant concealing a pistol in the vehicle.