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Courts & Crime

  • Roederer Correctional Complex receives high audit score

    Roederer Correctional Complex (RCC) in La Grange received a near-perfect audit score on its recent re-accreditation audit with the American Correctional Association (ACA). The prison received a total score of 99.6 percent. RCC received its initial accreditation in 1990 and this audit marks the ninth accreditation in the history of the institution.

    RCC is the department’s assessment and classification center for all incoming male felons with the exception of those sentenced to death row. More than 7,000 inmates are processed by the institution each year.

  • Mosley trial delayed, other cases continue

    The trial of a former Oldham County Police Officer accused of official misconduct and tampering with evidence has been delayed.

    Former officer Harry “Shane” Mosley has been charged with official misconduct for allegedly sending sexually explicit text messages to a teenager. His charges also include tampering with physical evidence, tampering with public records and official misconduct for his involvement in the arrest of a U.S. Marshal on DUI charges.

    A trial on the charges was originally set for June 30, but has been remanded.

  • Ballardsville Fire starts construction on second station

    Despite a wet start to the summer, work on a new substation for the Ballardsville Fire Department has begun.

    The new station is being built at the corner of Highway 22 and Montfont Circle, in Centerfield. It will mainly cover the department’s western part of the district, Chief Stephen Fante said.

    As of late last week, a hole had been dug on the property to start laying the foundation, but persistent rain has delayed much of the work, Fante said.

  • Ghazawi indicted on heroin charges

    A Crestwood native has been indicted by an Anderson County Grand Jury on multiple charges, including trafficking in a controlled substance.

    Ahmad M. Ghazawi, 28, was indicted May 20 after being arrested on trafficking and other charges Feb. 25 by Lawrenceburg Police. The charges relate to Ghazawi’s fleeing police after selling heroin to a confidential informant in Anderson County.

    He was charged with trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree (heroin), which is a Class C felony. If convicted, he could serve 5-10 years in prison on that charge alone.

  • Public Records June 12

    La Grange Police Arrests

    May 30 -- Misty D. Marcum, 34, Louisville, was arrested for alcohol intoxication in public first and second offense.

     

    May 31 -- Kevin R. Funk, 37, Bedford, cited and released for operating on suspended or revoked license.

     

    June 1 -- Richard S. Morgan, 24, Bedford, was arrested for driving on DUI suspended license first offense, failure of owner to maintain required insurance first, failure to produce insurance card.

  • Luther Luckett employee arrested for taking bribes to smuggle drugs

    A Luther Luckett Correctional Complex (LLCC) employee was arrested in Jefferson County last Sunday and charged with conspiracy to traffic in controlled substances.

    Robert Massie was hired at LLCC in 2011 and was working as a maintenance and operations technician for the prison. Kentucky Department of Corrections (DOC) Internal Affairs Branch began an investigation on June 6 based on suspicion Massie was introducing contraband into the prison.

  • Work on new police station progressing

    In roughly two months, La Grange will have its police department back on Main Street for the first time in decades.

    Earlier this year, at the request of Mayor Bill Lammlein, the city approved up to $300,000 to be used from the city’s reserve funds to renovate the old firehouse on Second and Main Streets to become the new home of the La Grange Police Department.

    As of last week, roughly $90,000 had been spent and the work was at least halfway finished, Lammlein said.

  • Gang case sees most serious charges dropped

    A case that started with eight individuals being charged with participating in gang activity is being resolved with plea deals involving probation and the dismissal of the most serious charges.

    Back in October, La Grange Police arrested and charged six La Grange residents, Donnie Lane, Keaton Lee, Felix Myers, Gabrielle Beach, Roger Wilson and Brandon Davis, with participating in organized crime, as well as several drug-related charges and unlawful transaction with a minor. They also charged Shelbyville residents Thomas Wenz and Casey Endicott with similar offenses.

  • Public Records June 5

    La Grange Police Arrests

    May 23 -- Eduardo R. Silva, 32, Louisville, was cited and released for no registration plates, no registration receipt, failure on non-owner to maintain required insurance first offense, no operator’s license.

     

    May 23 -- Glen T. Bradford, 58, Louisville, was cited and released for no operator’s license and failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance first offense.

     

  • La Grange Police receive grant

    The La Grange Police Department received a grant with Partnership For Success (PFS) funded by Seven Counties Services and the Department for Behavioral Health Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities.