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Courts & Crime

  • Mosley to serve nine months after plea deal

    A former police officer found guilty of one count of official misconduct has taken an Alford plea on a second charge of the same offense.

    Harry “Shane” Mosley, a former Oldham County Police officer, took the Alford plea, in which he maintains his innocence but admits there’s enough evidence to convict him, in relation to a DUI incident on Highway 42. The Alford plea is technically a guilty plea, although the accused maintains innocence.

  • Public Records Dec. 4

    La Grange Police Arrests

    Nov. 22 -- Kenneth W. Smith, 29, was arrested for alcohol intoxication and disorderly conduct, second degree.

    Nov. 23 -- Andrew K. Perkins, 18, was cited and released for criminal mischief third degree.

    Nov. 23 -- Terry G. Broughton, 54, was arrested for careless driving and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc., first offense.

    Nov. 25 -- Michael J. Snider, 35, Finchville, was arrested on two other agency bench warrants for flagrant non-support and receiving stolen property under $500.

  • La Grange Police complete move to Main Street

    After some delays, the La Grange Police Department has officially moved into the old firehouse on Main Street.

    The new police station was fully operational on Nov. 10, La Grange Police Chief Kevin Collett said, after the department moved in “waves.”

    “So far so good,” Collett said of the move. “There are little kinks we’re working out. But overall, we’re 85 percent there.”

  • Former minister pleads not guilty

     

    Howard “Key” Chambers, 62, a former minister of music at DeHaven Baptist Church in La Grange pleaded not guilty to all counts of child enticement at an arraignment hearing earlier this week at the U.S. District Court in Louisville.

  • Public Records Nov. 27

    Grand Jury Indictments

    November

    Miles J. Matthews – one count of murder, one count of robbery in the first degree, one count of tampering with physical evidence, one count of fraudulent use of a credit card under $500

    Lawrence E. Alleman – one count of complicity to promoting contraband in the first degree, one count of persistent felony offender in the first degree

    Joseph L. Davidson – one count of promoting contraband in the first degree, one count of persistent felony offender in the first degree

  • Kentucky State Police launch annual food donation drive

    The Kentucky State Police kicked off its fifth annual ‘Cram the Cruiser’ food drive today. Food collection sites have been established at all 16 posts throughout the state and at the agency’s headquarters location in Frankfort. The campaign extends through Dec. 16 and is designed to collect non-perishable food items for needy families.

    KSP spokesman Sgt. Michael Webb said the agency collected more than 124,000 pounds of food during the 2013 campaign.

  • Public Records Nov. 20

    La Grange Police Arrests

    Nov. 9 -- Patrick J. Doud, 46, Cincinnati, was arrested for alcohol intoxication in a public place first and second offense.

    Nov. 11 -- Jorge A. Tunchez De Paz, 33, La Grange, was cited for no operator’s license.

    Nov. 10 -- Wesley, K. Stults, 36, Crestwood, was arrested for alcohol intoxication in a public place first and second offense.

    Nov. 14 -- Patrick S. Moore, 30, Smithfield, was cited and released for no operator’s license.

  • Accused bank robber’s cases not even started in several counties

    The case of a La Grange man charged with robbing the Farmer’s Bank of Milton on Highway 53 doesn’t appear to be heading toward a speedy resolution.

    William Gary Grubbs, Jr., 36, was indicted on two counts of robbery in the first degree, related to alleged robberies on April 23 and June 1.

    But Grubbs is facing other robbery charges in four other counties and told Oldham Circuit Court Judge Karen Conrad that he hasn’t even been arraigned or made an appearance in two of the total five counties he’s charged in.

  • Collett to resign as police chief

    In addition to a new mayor and new police station, the city of La Grange will break in a new police chief in 2015.

    Current La Grange Police Chief Kevin Collett will be stepping down effective Jan. 1, ending 12 years at the helm of the city’s police force.

    Collett said he told the department staff last week, as well as informed current La Grange Mayor Bill Lammlein and Mayor-elect Joe Davenport of his decision to retire.

  • Matthews indicted on murder charge

    An Indiana man has been indicted for the murder of an Oldham County High School graduate.

    Miles J. Matthews, 27, of Corydon, Ind., was indicted Friday by the Oldham County Grand Jury on charges of murder, first-degree robbery, tampering with physical evidence and fraudulent use of a credit card under $500 in relation to the death of Adam Gregg on July 17.