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Courts & Crime

  • Public Records June 26

    La Grange Police Arrests

    June 16 -- Nikko M. Hopson, 21, La Grange, was arrested on multiple warrants which include three warrants for TBUT under $500, four probation violations and trafficking in a controlled substance first degree, first offense.  Also, burglary third degree, TBUT auto more than $500 but under $10,000, criminal mischief first degree, burglary second degree and three warrants for TBUT $500 or more but under $10,000.  Total of 15 warrants.

  • Deputy honored by City of Goshen

     

    The City of Goshen has honored Oldham County Sheriff’s Deputy Christopher Fitzner for his work.

    Goshen Mayor Bob Thacker recognized the deputy for pulling over countless impaired drivers in his career and said Fitzner “goes above and beyond the call of duty.”

    “He’s keeping you safe and more importantly he’s keeping your kids safe,” Thacker said at a ceremony before the city’s Movie Night Series.

  • App helps connect, alert neighbors with safety concerns

     

    In the day and age of being more closely connected to the hundreds of people on a social media profile rather than the person living in the house next door, it may be easier for some to make the trip to the store rather than to ask their neighbors to borrow a cup of sugar, but what if there was an app to connect neighbors privately?

  • Lane takes plea deal in gang case

     

    A sixth individual originally indicted on charges of participating in organized crime has pleaded down to a lesser charge.

    Donnie Lane, of La Grange, took a plea deal similar to that of his five co-defendants during a hearing last week.

    Lane pled guilty to one count of possession of drug paraphernalia and was given 12-month probation on a two-year term as a sentence.

    The plea and sentence was similar to that of co-defendants Gabrielle Beach, Felix Myers, Thomas Wenz, Roger Wilson and Brandon Davis.

  • Public Records June 19

    La Grange Police Arrests

    June 10 -- Angela M. Sawyers, 29, Pendleton, was arrested for drinking alcohol in public place and DUI.

    June 12 -- Misty D. Marcum, 35, Louisville was arrested on warrants for alcohol intoxication (Oldham County), theft by unlawful taking, auto, DUI, hit and run, suspended operator’s license, no insurance (Jefferson County).

     

    June 13 -- Michah T. Cousar, 26, La Grange, was arrested for alcohol intoxication and drug paraphernalia.

  • 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.