A Franklin man and Bowling Green woman face a charge of unlawful transaction with a minor for alleged incidents involving a teenage girl.

 Phillip Settles, 36, of Franklin, was arrested on a warrant by the Simpson County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday, Aug. 11.

 Sheriff’s office sergeant detective Eddie Lawson said the girl’s mother, Linda Houston, 35, was also arrested on Aug. 11 by Warren County authorities.

 Settles and Ms. Houston were both lodged in the Simpson County Jail.

 Lawson said Settles and Ms. Houston allegedly allowed Rocky D. Shaw, 32, of Franklin, to move into the couple’s residence in Franklin and beginning in October 2013 and continuing through July 2015 allegedly allowed Shaw to have a sexual relationship with the girl. Lawson said the girl was 14 years-old when the alleged sexual relationship began.

 Lawson arrested Shaw on July 28 on ten counts of third-degree rape.


 A two-vehicle collision on Ky. 100 east injured three Scottsville residents on Tuesday, Aug. 11.

 Jennifer N. Brown-Elkins, 44, Alia Brown, 41, and Alaysja Brown-Reynolds, 10, were taken by Franklin-Simpson Ambulance Service to The Medical Center at Franklin. Ms. Brown-Elkins was later transferred to Skyline Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee.

 Simpson County Deputy Sheriff Steve Burke’s report said Ms. Brown-Elkins was the driver of a 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier that collided with a 2008 Mercury Milan driven by Ezekiel D. Williams, 23, of Scottsville.

 The report said Ms. Brown-Elkins was eastbound and Williams was west bound when their vehicles collided near Loving Chapel Road.

 Burke’s report said Ms. Brown-Elkins’s vehicle overturned and rolled three times coming to rest approximately 185 feet from the point of impact. Its also said Williams’s vehicle continued traveling west bound before coming to rest off the roadway.

 Improper passing and inattention by Williams were listed on the report as factors in the collision.

 Franklin-Simpson Fire Rescue also responded to the collision that happened at about 12:45 p.m.


The Simpson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of a trailer from a residence in the 1,300 block of New Salem Road.

 Simpson County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Cory Jones’s report said the trailer was stolen Thursday, Aug. 13 between 6:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

 The report said 16-foot trailer is valued at $700.

 Blocks used to hold the trailer in place were also stolen.


 The Simpson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a break in and theft at Sliger Excavating on Blackjack Road.

 Deputy sheriff Justin Casada’s report said hand tools and Hot Wheels toy cars were stolen during the break in that happened between 8 p.m. and midnight on Thursday, Aug. 6.

 The total value of the stolen property was placed at $200.

 The report said metal on the back of the building was pulled back for entry.


 Franklin Police arrested a Woodburn teenager on two charges Friday, Aug. 14.

 Joseph Andrew Odom, 18, was arrested on a bench warrant charging him with third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor and theft by unlawful taking $500 or more but under $10,000.

 The arrest warrant obtained by Franklin Police Sergeant Deborah Steele said at 6:30 a.m. on July 1 Odom along with two juveniles allegedly stole fireworks from a tent at Lucky Lotto on U.S. 31-W South.


 The Simpson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of $700 worth of items from the driveway at a residence in the 200 block of Rutherford Avenue.

 Deputy sheriff Justin Casada’s report said the theft happened Friday, Aug. 14 between noon and 1 p.m.

 Items listed on the report as being stolen include four factory Honda wheels and tires along with an intake manifold for a Honda Civic.

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