After long wait, Endicott indicted

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By Kenny Colston

The last remaining co-defendant in a case initially involving charges of gang activity in La Grange has been indicted on lesser charges.

Casey Endicott, 19, of Shelbyville, was indicted by an Oldham County Grand Jury on charges of unlawful transaction with a minor, second degree, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.

Charges ranging from conspiracy to commit murder, possession of cocaine and engaging in organized crime were dropped.

Endicott is one of eight individuals arrested last October by La Grange Police and identified as members of the Southside Crips. Six of the eight individuals took plea deals on charges similar to Endicott’s resulting in probation and diversion for two years earlier this month.

But Endicott’s case has lagged behind his co-defendants due to a request by his attorney for a competency hearing. The initial request was made in District Court back in December, but after multiple delays and an ultimatum from a judge, the charges were eventually dismissed in District Court in favor of a direct indictment on the charges.

Endicott reportedly went for an evaluation months ago, but those results have not yet come up in court.

Other defendants in the case include Endicott’s half-brother, Thomas Wenz of Shelbyville, who took a plea deal for probation. Other defendants include Roger Wilson, Gabrielle Beach, Felix Myers, Brandon Davis and Donnie Lane, all of who took a similar plea deal as Wenz, which included pleading guilty to possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, as well as a variation of the unlawful transaction charge.

Keaton Lee, another co-defendant, has yet to take a plea deal, but is scheduled to for another court appearance on July 3.

Endicott will also be in court that day for his initial arraignment after indictment.

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