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Courts & Crime

  • Prosecutors want DNA tests of hair found at murder scene

    Prosecutors say four hairs found at the scene of a double-fatal shooting in Dec. 2011 could yield details about the day a Westport man claims two sisters attacked him with a knife.

    Ronald T. “Ronnie” Evridge, 58, faces two murder charges and one count tampering with physical evidence for the Dec. 2011 fatal shooting of a pregnant woman and her sister.

  • Drunk man arrested outside Oldham Co. Public Library

    La Grange Police arrested a homeless man outside the Oldham County Public Library for alcohol intoxication.

    Larry Marsee, 49, of La Grange, was arrested at 6:30 p.m. April 3, after police received several complaints of a man disturbing patrons at the library. According to police, he was unable to stand or walk due to intoxication.

    He pleaded guilty to the charges in Oldham district court, and said he keeps a stash of liquor under a culvert in La Grange.

  • Contractor arrested for smuggling balloons into La Grange prison

    A Pleasureville man claims he was asked by an inmate at the Kentucky State Reformatory to bring an envelope filled with cash inside the prison.

    But police say the envelope contained balloons with an unknown orange drug inside.

    Police arrested Richard D. Dwyer, 49, of Pleasureville, at the Kentucky State Reformatory on April 4. Court documents list Dwyer as a civilian contractor working at the prison.

  • Goshen man charged for deadly property dispute

    A Goshen man who claims he shot his brother-in-law in self-defense Oct. 15 is now charged with reckless homicide and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

    Police arrested Emmitt Pendleton, 50, Oct. 15 after a shooting at Pendleton’s home in the 5200 block of U.S. 42.

    Pendleton told police he shot his brother-in-law, Richard Hild, in self-defense during an argument about a utility trailer.

    Police found Hild’s body in the driveway after Pendleton called 911.

  • Prospect doctor arrested on drug charges after reporting burglary

    A Prospect doctor who called 911 to report an alleged burglary landed himself in jail when police found cocaine and other drugs in his home and he admitted to firing a 9mm handgun inside.

    Alan B. “Barry” Klein, 57, of Prospect, erroneously reported a burglary at his Hillcrest residence about 5:40 p.m. March 7 in the 12800 block of Deer Cross Drive.

    Klein told police there were four people burglarizing his home.

  • Crestwood man bound mother with duct tape, stole car

    EDITOR'S NOTE: THE CHARGES AGAINST BRIAN DOLAN WERE DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE BY JUDGE JERRY CROSBY IN THE OLDHAM COUNTY DISTRICT COURTROOM IN JUNE OF 2013. THIS MATTER HAS BEEN RESOLVED AND DOLAN HAS BEEN COMPLIANT WITH CROSBY'S CONDITIONS FOR DISMISSAL.

    A Crestwood man allegedly bound his mother with duct tape, locked her in a bathroom Tuesday and fled to Owensboro behind the wheel of her car.

  • Teen charged for firing at vehicles on I-71

     

  • Video leads to new sex charges against Crestwood man, 54

    A Crestwood man accused of rape and sodomy after he fled to Miami with a 16-year-old girl in 2011 has been indicted for additional criminal charges.

    Toby Mason, now 54, skipped town in May 2011 with a teenager he met several months earlier while playing video games. The teenager packed clothes and toiletries and left home during the night. She left a note for her mother, explaining she left for an adventure and would someday return.

  • Goshen residents report late-night gunfire, damage

    A Prospect man’s New Year celebrations started off with a bang — and led to his arrest.

    Demond Colbert, 33, fired his gun into the air multiple times from his backyard in the 1300 block of Pine Hill Court, off Locust Circle. 

    According to Oldham County Police, two rounds went into Colbert’s neighbor’s home. 

    No one was injured.

    Colbert was arrested and charged with two counts of wanton endangerment. His arraignment is scheduled Jan. 14.  

  • I-71 traffic stop yields 20 lbs. of pot, thousands in cash

    Police arrested an Oklahoma man traveling Interstate 71 in Oldham County with 20 lbs. of marijuana and thousands in cash.

    According to Kentucky State Police, a traffic stop in the early morning hours of Dec. 22 near mile-marker 24 yielded one ounce of cocaine, 20 lbs. of marijuana, 4.2 oz. marijuana sees and $11,570 in cash.

    Police arrested the driver, Arthur Penrod, 72, of Inola, Okla., on charges of trafficking in marijuana and possession of a controlled substance.