Murray Police Department

Murray Police Department

A man is in the Calloway County Jail after being on the run for nearly 17 years.

Nicole Erwin / WKMS

Warning: graphic photos.

UPDATE 9:15 p.m. 

Murray Police said in a press release that the man responsible for driving through the front glass of a local bank acted intentionally.

Police arrested 29-year-old Dennis McCuiston of Murray Thursday afternoon after he exited 12th street and drove into Regions bank on the south side of Murray.

McCuiston injured one person located inside the bank. The individual was transported to Murray Calloway County Hospital. Police did not release the name of the person or details involving the person's injuries.

Police have charged the driver with first-degree assault and first-degree criminal mischief.


One person was transported to a local hospital after a man drove through the window of a bank in the south side of Murray.

Texas Department Of Public Safety

 A fugitive on Texas’s top ten most wanted list was arrested Monday in Murray, Kentucky.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

The Murray City Council has authorized a big move for the city hall and police department. In a special meeting Monday night, the council ruled in favor to move city hall into the former BB&T building downtown and move the police department into the current city hall. The resolution says both agencies needed more space. City council member Linda Cherry said the plan has been “in the talks” for a while.



Update:  The 2 juveniles who went missing from an RV park in Murray this morning have been found.

Murray Police

  A Murray man has been arrested and charged with operating three illegal moonshine stills within city limits.

Brandon Dick, 31, is charged with a Class A misdemeanor for operating the alcohol-producing stills out of his home at 204 Poplar Street.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Update: Chad Lampe speaks with Sgt. David Howe about the Citizens Police Academy on Sounds Good.

Murray residents are again getting a chance to learn first-hand the ins and outs of local policing. The Murray Police Department is offering an 8-week Citizens’ Police Academy from October 12th to November 30th.  

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

National Night Out is a campaign designed to give people in high crime neighborhoods a secure area for local residents to have a block party. Since Murray isn't really a high crime area, the Murray Police Department has helped adapt the concept to be an emergency and public services block party, where the public can interact with first responders and public services to become more familiar with who they are in a non-emergency setting. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Sgt. David Howe of the Murray Police Department about the event including some unique educational response demonstrations.

Murray Police Department

 UPDATE: 5:23 p.m.

 A Puryear, Tennessee man is now in custody and faces a murder charge in connection with the death of Murray resident Wallace Key earlier this week.

Henry County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested 28-year-old Jonathan William Backer Tuesday night after receiving information from the Murray Police Department. Backer was initially wanted on an evidence tampering charge, but MPD investigators obtained an arrest warrant Wednesday charging him with Key's murder.


UPDATE: The Murray man found deceased at a residence on Broad Street  yesterday morning has been identified.