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Category: Police & Fire

Decision expected soon in Southside Grill liquor license case
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Decision expected soon in Southside Grill liquor license case

Southside Grill may soon learn whether or not its liquor license will be renewed. City Attorney Don Hemphill told the Spencer City Council last week that he expects a decision from the state soon on the gentlemen’s steakhouse’s license. “I expect a decision probably before your next meeting,” Hemphill said. The Spencer City Council denied Southside Grill’s...

Driver uninjured in SUV fire
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Driver uninjured in SUV fire

A Cherokee man was able to get out of the SUV he was driving before it became engulfed in flames Friday night in southwest Clay County. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office reported that Donathan Rodgers, 36, was driving a 2011 GMC Acadia Denali at about 10:30 p.m. that night when he smelled smoke and pulled...

Two men arrested after incident at trailer court
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Two men arrested after incident at trailer court

Clay County sheriff’s deputies arrested two men last week following a fight at Country Villa Trailer Court in Spencer. The sheriff’s office reported that deputies received a call at about 12:05 p.m., August 29, regarding the incident. The report stated the call was in reference to an assault that occurred between Michael Quail, 53, and...

Spencer man arrested for marijuana possession, traffic charges
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Spencer man arrested for marijuana possession, traffic charges

A Spencer man was arrested for possession of marijuana and multiple traffic-related charges last week after a traffic stop. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office reported that the stop led to charges against Nayland Kilpatrick, 46, for no valid driver’s license, no insurance and marijuana possession. According to a news release, at about 3:44 p.m. August...

Hearing scheduled for  Southside Grill liquor license status
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Hearing scheduled for Southside Grill liquor license status

A judge will hear arguments later this month that could determine whether Southside Grill retains its liquor license. The Spencer City Council denied Southside Grill’s liquor license renewal in June citing evidence from law enforcement that Southside Grill’s employees had served alcohol to minors and intoxicated individuals and that dancers there had exposed their nipples...

Spencer woman injured in firearm accident
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Spencer woman injured in firearm accident

A Spencer woman suffered an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound to the leg Tuesday night. A news release from Spencer police stated authorities were notified of the incident at about 7:30 p.m., which had occurred at 219 East Fourth Street, Unit 1. When police arrived, they found 54-year-old Jacqueline Sorenson had accidentally shot herself in the...

Knife displayed, threats made in domestic dispute
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Knife displayed, threats made in domestic dispute

Spencer police arrested a man Tuesday evening following a domestic dispute in which he reportedly displayed a knife and threatened a woman. Police responded to the dispute at about 7:30 p.m. in the 300 block of East First Street. Following an investigation, police arrested Tyler Thompsen, 20, of Spencer. In a news release, police stated...

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