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Courts & Crime

  • 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.

  • Bank robbed by man for second time in two months

     

    A man believed to have robbed Farmer’s Bank of Milton in La Grange in late April once again robbed the bank earlier this week.

    Police believe the unidentified man robbed the bank on Highway 53 at 11:20 a.m. Monday. The previous robbery occurred April 23.

    According to police, the suspect, a white male, gave a note to a bank clerk demanding money on Monday. He then exited the bank with an undetermined amount of money and a red dye pack.

  • Evridge takes lesser plea to avoid murder trial

     

    A man accused of murdering two Oldham County women has taken a plea deal to avoid trial.

    Ronald T. Evridge, 60, was charged with two counts of murder and tampering with evidence resulting from an altercation at his home in December 2011.

    Evridge had previously claimed he shot and killed two sisters — Heather Faulkerson, 21, and Sandy Allen, 24, both of Louisville — only after they attacked him with a knife at his north Oldham farm on 18-Mile Creek Road, according to records filed in Oldham Circuit Court.

  • Man accused of murder claims self-defense

    Two men accused of being involved in a murder near downtown La Grange have had their cases sent to the Oldham County Grand Jury for possible indictment.

    Henry Schultz-Eggenspiller, 22, and Roberto Cabrera Jr., 46, were arrested May 11 by La Grange Police on charges related to the death of Justin Rogers, 24, in what police have called a drug transaction that went south. All three men are from La Grange.