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Man back in Knox Co. after captured in Ohio while fleeing

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A man has returned to Knox County after authorities say he was captured in Ohio while fleeing with his 2-year-old daughter.

News outlets report 36-year-old Tyler Enix was booked Friday into the county jail. He’s charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of 36-year-old Kimberly Enix.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said Tyler Enix and his daughter were found Oct. 29 in Morrow County, Ohio. An Amber Alert was issued in Tennessee, Kentucky and Ohio for the child.

Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch said the search began after Kimberly Enix was found dead and the girl missing during a welfare check on Oct. 28.

Investigators said neighbors had seen Tyler Enix leave with the girl before her mother’s body was discovered.

It isn’t clear if he has an attorney.

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Man indicted on charges in connection with mother’s death

LEXINGTON (AP) — A Lexington man has been indicted on a murder charge in connection with the death of his mother.

Local media outlets report a Fayette County grand jury also indicted 36-year-old Jack Clemons on charges of tampering with evidence and credit card fraud.

Police say officers found 64-year-old Shirley Clemons’ body on July 14 during a welfare check at her home.

Court documents say her body was wrapped in a blanket and was bound with duct tape. Authorities say her death, which was ruled a homicide, was caused by asphyxiation.

Police say Jack Clemons was seen on surveillance using his mother’s credit card at numerous places.

Authorities say he was later arrested in Kansas by Colorado police after a high-speed chase in his mother’s vehicle that began in Burlington, Colorado.

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eFiling system for Ky. courts now available statewide

LOUISVILLE (AP) — The Administrative Office of the Courts’ eFiling system is now available statewide.

Jefferson County was the last county to be added since the system was introduced in December 2013.

The system allows lawyers to file court documents in any of the state’s 120 counties without going to the courthouse.

The agency says the eFiling system brings state courts in line with federal courts, which have had online filing for years.

The state system was first introduced at a test site in Franklin County. Limited functions were tested there before the full program was implemented.

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Ohio man charged with murder in 2005 Ky. case

LOUISVILLE (AP) — An Ohio man serving time for an aggravated murder conviction has been charged with murder in a 2005 case in Kentucky.

The U.S. attorney’s office in Louisville says 49-year-old Ernest Otto Smith is accused of killing Cathy M. Barnett on the grounds of Fort Knox military post. The charge was brought by a federal information, which alleges the death occurred on or about Jan. 7, 2005.

The U.S. attorney’s office said Smith, from Toledo, is in the custody of the Ohio Department of Prisons and is incarcerated in state prison in Ely, Nevada.

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Man applying for deputy job arrested on felony charges

DETROIT (AP) — A man who applied for a job at the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office has been arrested by the agency on a warrant from Kentucky.

The sheriff’s office says the 25-year-old man who applied for a police officer position in September is wanted on six felony sex abuse charges, including sodomy, rape and first-degree sexual abuse.

The warrant was issued in Madison County, Kentucky, in March but the charges weren’t entered into a national database. An officer with the department conducted a thorough background check on the man and discovered the charges.

The sheriff’s office says the man was arrested after he was asked to come in to complete paperwork Tuesday.

The man indicated he was from Detroit and had been in the area for at least three months.

He’s scheduled to appear in court Friday.

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eBay hiring 1,450 in northern Kentucky for holidays

WALTON (AP) — A company that is filling seasonal jobs for eBay Enterprise in Kentucky is holding another job fair on Friday, this time in northern Kentucky.

A news release from Adecco Staffing USA says it is looking for 1,450 people to work at eBay Enterprise’s fulfillment center in Walton.

The job fair runs from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST Friday at 40 Logistics Blvd. in Walton.

Adecco says applicants must be 18 years old and can earn $13 per hour. The company says the holiday jobs can lead to full-time positions.

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