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Courts & Crime

  • One dead from crash on I-71

    A two-vehicle accident on Interstate 71 has left one dead and several others injured, according to Oldham County Police.

    Around 9 p.m. Thursday night, OCPD officers responded to an accident between a semi-truck and another vehicle on I-71 Southbound, near the 14 mile marker. According to OCPD, the preliminary investigation shows the vehicle rear-ended the semi-truck.

    One person in the vehicle was killed and several others injured, but OCPD said they will not release the names of those killed or injured pending further investigation.

  • Murder charges dropped for two

    Two La Grange men have seen murder charges against them dropped, despite being indicted on other charges in relation to a May 11 incident in the city.

    Henry Schultz-Eggenspiller, 22, had been accused of murdering Justin Rogers, 24, that day after a drug deal between the two went south. But the murder charge against Schultz-Eggenspiller has been dismissed after an Oldham County Grand Jury did not indict him on it.

  • OCHS grad found dead on local farm

    An Indiana man has been arrested and charged in connection to a body found on a Oldham County property last week.
    Police in Watertown, N.Y. arrested Miles J. Matthews, a 27-year-old male from Corydon, Ind., on Sunday, after he was identified as the suspect in the death of 34-year-old Adam N. Gregg, of Louisville.  Matthews has been charged with murder and theft by unlawful taking in the case.
    As of Tuesday, Matthews was still being held in the Jefferson County, N.Y. Correctional Facility after being arraigned Monday afternoon.  

  • Two arrested, charged with escape from county jail

    Two inmates are being charged with escape after one took a 10-minute trip to get alcohol and tobacco and bring it back to the Oldham County Jail.

    Jacob Fields, 22, of La Grange, and Dallas Dennison, 19, of Crestwood, are being charged with escaping the jail on July 7 around 8 p.m.

    According to the arrest report, Fields left the jail while on work detail, sneaking out through a back door of the work release cell. The report cites video evidence that Fields left then returned to the cell 10 minutes later with alcohol and tobacco.

  • Public Records July 24

    Grand Jury Indictments

    July 2014

    Henry Schultz-Eggenspiller – tampering with physical evidence, criminal conspiracy to commit trafficking in a controlled substance in the second degree.

    Roberto J. Cabrera, Jr. -- criminal conspiracy to commit trafficking in a controlled substance in the second degree.

    David A. Zeimer – manufacturing methamphetamine, first offense, possession of methamphetamine precursor, public intoxication in a public place, first offense.

    Jayme A. Snow – assault in the second degree.

  • Mosley receives new trial date

     

    The trial of a former police officer accused of official misconduct has been reset for an October date.

  • Police, fire face off for gridiron fundraiser
  • Berry given offer in abuse case

    A man accused of sexual abuse of a female minor has received a plea offer to resolve his case.

    Michael P. Berry, 36, was indicted in April on three counts of sexual abuse after being arrested by Kentucky State Police in March. Berry has denied the charges.

    According to the police report of his arrest, Berry admitted to a KSP officer that he committed sexual abuse of a female minor during a two-week period at his Oldham County home in late February.

  • Two killed in Hwy 53 crash

    Two teens were killed and another person has serious injuries after being involved in a crash at the intersection of Highway 53 and Old Sligo Road over the weekend.

    Ben Clifford, an 18-year-old recent graduate of Oldham County High School, was pronounced dead at the scene, as was Haley OKelley, a 19-year-old Indiana resident.

    The two teens were passengers with Brianna Zambrzycki, a 2013 graduate of Buckner Alternative High School, who was transported to University Hospital in Louisville with serious injuries, according to Oldham County Police.

  • Gang case down to one defendant

     

    Only one defendant remains from a case originally charged with gang activity in La Grange.

    Originally, eight individuals were charged with a litany of drug offenses and criminal gang activity, but only lesser charges for Casey Endicott, 19, of Shelbyville, remain after Keaton Lee, of La Grange, became the seventh co-defendant to take a plea deal.