On Wednesday, May 11, at 11:30 a.m., the Adair County Sheriff’s Office, along with Columbia Police Department, received multiple complaints of a male living under the Campbellsville Street bridge. Complaints ranged from erratic behavior to yelling at people on kayaks.
Upon searching the area, Sheriff Josh Brockman located Jesse Cross, 45, underneath the bridge. Cross had a machete in his hand and was ordered to drop it. He was then ordered out from under the bridge, in which he complied. He was arrested by Brockman on felony charges of not being in compliance with Kentucky Sex Offender Registration, second offense, and violation of offender registry by living within 1,000 feet of a school (Lake Cumberland Head Start).
He was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail. The sheriff’s office is continuing the investigation.
Brockman was assisted on scene by Chief JR Murphy of CPD along, with additional deputies and CPD officers.