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Courts & Crime

  • 19-year-old Prospect resident identified in overnight crash

    A 19-year old Prospect resident has been identified as the lone victim in an overnight crash on Veterans Memorial Parkway.

    According to Oldham County Police, Cody McHenry, a graduate of South Oldham High School, veered off the road at 1:22 a.m. Thursday and struck a rock embankment, causing his vehicle to overturn and eject McHenry.

    OCPD said McHenry was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of collision and was pronounced dead at the scene.

    McHenry was driving a 2005 Ford SVU, police said, and was traveling northbound at the time of the accident.

  • Sheriff’s office warns about new Green Dot credit card scam

    A new scam has Oldham County residents worried about going to jail.

    The Oldham County Sheriff’s Office and the Better Business Bureau are warning residents of the scam, which involves someone identifying themselves as a sheriff’s deputy.

    The scammer tells the caller they missed federal grand jury duty and must buy a Green Dot Visa Card, load it with $500 and give the card’s information to the caller to avoid being put in jail on a bench warrant.

  • Appeals Court returns to hear cases in Oldham

    Oldham Countains were recently able to view one part of Kentucky’s judicial system they don’t often see.

    Three judges on the Kentucky Court of Appeals heard oral arguments at the Oldham County Courthouse last week, relating to appeals on cases from Jefferson County.

    It was the first time the Court of Appeals has heard a case in Oldham County in years, using the county’s circuit courtroom for roughly three hours.

  • Former teacher takes plea in DUI case

    The case of a former elementary school teacher accused of driving under the influence on school property has been resolved.

    Laura Munson, 52, a former teacher at Locust Grove Elementary, entered an Alford plea last week on one DUI charge.

    By submitting an Alford plea, Munson maintained her innocence in the case, but admitted prosecutors had enough evidence to likely convict her of DUI. An Alford plea is technically a guilty plea.

  • County man sentenced to 18 months in prison for bank, wire fraud

     

    An Oldham County man will serve more than a year in jail and repay thousands of dollars in restitution for defrauding five banks located in the county.

    James Distler, 45, was sentenced to 18 months in prison and ordered to repay $144,936 by U.S. District Judge John Heyburn II, after pleading guilty to three charges of bank fraud and two counts of wire fraud in September.

  • Public Records Jan. 16

    La Grange Police Arrests

    Jan. 6 -- Christopher L. Smalley, 24, was arrested for TBUT or DISP Shoplifting u/$500. All items recovered.

     

    Jan. 6 -- Virginia M. Lister, 38, was arrested for a Jefferson County warrant for failure to produce insurance card.

     

    Jan. 7 -- Allison N. Bower, 28, was cited and released for theft of property mislaid or delivered by mistake.

     

    Jan. 7 -- Jonathan J. Piasta, 30, was cited and released for theft of property mislaid or delivered by mistake.

     

  • Gang group back in court

    Seven individuals charged with participating in organized crime have pleaded not guilty after being indicted on that and other drug charges.

    La Grange Police arrested the seven who appeared last week, plus one other man in October after a weeks-long investigation into possible drug and gang activity.

    According to police, the Oldham 8 are affiliated with the Southside Crips gang, but those charged have denied the affiliation in court.

  • Public Records Jan. 9

    La Grange Arrests

    Dec. 27 -- Holden K. Short, 19, of Bedford, was cited and released for TBUT U/$500 (shoplifting at Walmart). Merchandise recovered and returned.

     

    Dec. 27 -- Antoine J. Cole, 36, of La Grange, was arrested on bench warrant for Jefferson County District Court for failure to maintain required insurance 1st offense.

     

    Dec. 28 -- Joshua A. Hardin, 26, of Shelbyville, was arrested for TBUT, trespass 3rd, and illegal possession of a legend drug.

     

  • Public Records Jan. 2

    La Grange Police Arrests

    Dec. 23 -- Halanna A. Hofmann, 34 , of LaGrange was cited and released for failure to produce insurance card, no registration plates, no registration receipt and operating on suspended or revoked operator’s license.

    KSP Arrests

    Dec. 18 -- Chester L. King, 56, of Mt. Sterling, Ky. Sodomy 1st

    Dec. 23 -- Jamal R. Stephenson, 22, of Louisville, execution of a bench warrant for another agency; Possession of marijuana; Possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • News briefs Jan. 2

    Appointment

    Gov. Steve Beshear has appointed the following members to the Kentucky Board of Certification of Fee-Base Pastoral Counselors:

    John Lepper, of Crestwood, is a pastoral counselor and head of a nonprofit at St. Matthews Pastoral Counseling Center and Kentucky Baptist Fellowship. He represents pastoral counselors. The appointment replaces Wade Rowatt, whose term has expired. Lepper shall serve for a term expiring Sept. 22, 2016.

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