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Courts & Crime

  • Murder trial for drunk driver set Nov. 12, could be sooner

    A Louisville man charged with murder for a drunk-driving crash that led to the death of a Westport man could face trial earlier than scheduled.

    Nicholas W. “Nick” Snoddy appeared in Oldham circuit court recently, where his defense attorney and prosecutors discussed his Nov. 12 trial date.

    Snoddy, 23, has pleaded not guilty to murder, two counts of fleeing or evading police, four counts wanton endangerment of civilians and police officers, DUI (third offense), driving on a DUI-suspended license and speeding 26 mph over limit (or greater).

  • Crestwood man, 54, suffered stroke in jail, still needs evaluation

    The mental status of a Crestwood man indicted for sexual abuse of a teenager is still unclear after the defendant suffered a stroke nearly three months ago at the Oldham County Jail.

    Toby Mason, 54, faces 15 criminal charges, including use of a minor in a sexual performance, sodomy and custodial inference for sex acts he allegedly performed and videotaped with a teen girl in 2011.

    Mason suffered a stroke shortly after indictment in January. He now uses a wheelchair and is housed in a medical unit at the Kentucky State Reformatory while awaiting trial.

  • 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.