Arraignment held for South Elm and West First Streets shooting suspects

Arraignment was held in Christian District Court Friday morning for the two suspects accused in the Thursday morning shooting incident at South Elm Street and West First Street in Hopkinsville.

Michael Croney and Toddarius Polk are both facing charges of attempted first-degree assault and first-degree wanton endangerment, with Croney additionally charged with third-degree terroristic threatening. Judge Foster Cotthoff read the allegations when Polk said he did not understand them—the arrest warrant alleges multiple shots were fired toward a moving and occupied vehicle during an altercation just after 8:30 a.m. Thursday, with the victim able to drive away uninjured to call police.

Polk questioned why he was arrested if he isn’t the proven shooter.

Croney requested the judge modify his bond in some way that would let him post it, but the judge denied that request, setting his bond at $50,000.

Polk’s bond is $25,000—Judge Cotthoff entered not guilty pleas on their behalf and set a preliminary hearing for July 15.