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Courts & Crime

  • La Grange gang cases looking for ‘global resolution’

    The majority of eight individuals charged with participating in criminal gang activity were back in court last week, hoping to come closer to resolutions in their cases.

    Roger Wilson, Felix Myers, Brandon Davis, Gabrielle Beach, Donnie Lane and Keaton Lee, all of La Grange, appeared in Oldham Circuit Court last Thursday for pre-trial conferences in their cases.

    Both prosecutors and defense attorneys for all six individuals noted how unusual the situation was, with the number of co-defendants in one case.

  • Selby gets plea offer

     

    At his second court appearance Jon Selby, a La Grange man who was arrested and charged with indecent exposure, set a new court date of April 2.

    An undisclosed plea deal was offered by the Commonwealth’s Attorney and Selby and his lawyer will deliver a decision to the court at his next appearance.

    Selby was found by Oldham County Police masturbating in a school parking lot and pleaded not guilty during his first court appearance.

  • KSP taking applications for new cadet class

    The Kentucky State Police is now accepting applications for its 92nd cadet class, which is scheduled to begin on August 3. Interested applicants should visit the KSP website at www.kentuckystate police.org, click on the Career Opportunities, Recruitment Home and How To Become A Kentucky State Trooper links.

  • Public Records March 13

    La Grange Police Arrests

    March 5 -- Anthony A. Branham, 20, La Grange was arrested for possession of schedule 3 controlled substance, unlawful transaction with minor 2nd degree and unlawful transaction with minor 3rd degree

    March 5 -- Richard T Roberts, 34, Stamping Ground, was arrested for speeding 15 mph over, failure to wear seat belt, operating on suspended/revoked operators license, failure to produce ins card, failure of non-owner operator to main req insurance, 1st offense, improper display of registration plates.

  • Crestwood man arrested after high-speed chase

    By MEAGHAN DOWNS

    LCNI NEWS SERVICE

    A 27-year-old Oldham County man led Lawrenceburg city police officers on a high-speed chase across three counties last week after police observed the man allegedly trafficking heroin in Anderson County.

    According to Detective Jeremy Cornish and Detective Mike Schell, city police were conducting an investigation involving Ahmad M. Ghazawi, 3500 West Highway 22, Crestwood, a little after 4 p.m. when Ghazawi fled in his vehicle, weaving in and out of traffic at speeds over 100 miles per hour.

  • Endicott ordered to speed up evaluation

    A Shelbyville man charged with engaging in organized crime with seven others in Oldham County is still awaiting a competency hearing before his case can move forward.

    La Grange Police originally arrested Casey Endicott, 18, in October on gang and drug charges, including conspiracy to commit murder.

    In December, seven other individuals, including Endicott’s brother and Shelbyville native Thomas Wenz, were indicted on several charges, although the most serious ones were dropped.

  • Selby pleads not guilty to charges

    A La Grange man who was arrested and charged with indecent exposure after police found him masturbating in a school parking lot pleaded not guilty during his first court appearance.

    Jon Eric Selby, 44, was arrested on Jan. 31 on charges of indecent exposure, alcohol intoxication and criminal trespassing after being found by an officer reclining in his front seat watching pornography on his cell phone and masturbating in the parking lot of Crestwood Elementary, according to a police report.

  • Goshen man in critical condition after crash on Hwy. 36

    By KRISTIN BECK

    LCNI NEWS SERVICE

    An accident involving a Goshen man last week led to four individuals being transported to area hospitals with life-threatening injuries, Kentucky State Police said.

    A preliminary investigation shows that a vehicle driven by Donald Jeffries, 50, of Goshen, was traveling eastbound on Hwy. 36 when the vehicle crossed the center line for unknown reasons, according to a Kentucky State Police news release. Jeffries’ vehicle collided head-on with a westbound vehicle driven by Stephen Wise, 37, of Carrollton.

  • Crestwood woman takes plea in animal cruelty case

    A Crestwood woman has informally accepted a plea deal for charges of four counts of cruelty to animals, according to Assistant County Attorney Travis Combs.

    Leslie Ransdell was anonymously reported to Animal Control around July 26 of last year for allegedly failing to feed four horses in her care, a criminal complaint said.

  • Court delayed for corrections officer accused of sexual abuse

    By LISA KING

    LCNI NEWS SERVICE

    A court date for James Johnson, a former correctional officer with the Kentucky Correctional Institute for Women in Pewee Valley charged with sexually abusing inmates and related offenses, has been moved to next month.

    Johnson, 54, of Louisville, was to have had a jury trial starting Monday in Shelby Circuit Court, but he is scheduled for a disposition hearing on March 17.