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Courts & Crime

  • KSP food drive, shopping programs a success

    Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer has announced the agency’s ‘Cram the Cruiser’ food drive netted 124,064 pounds (62 tons) of food statewide.

    Brewer initiated the program in 2010 to assist needy families in local KSP post and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement region areas. Since that time, the agency has contributed more than 300,000 pounds of food to shelters, food banks and churches across the Commonwealth.

  • Seven indicted in gang case

     

    Seven individuals have been indicted on charges they participated in organized crime activity, stemming from an October arrest by La Grange Police.

    But other serious charges of conspiracy to commit murder and possession of cocaine were dismissed by an Oldham County Grand Jury.

    The seven individuals are allegedly part of the Southside Crips gang and were arrested in a raid by La Grange Police.

  • Public Records Dec. 19

    Grand Jury Indictments

    December

    John R. Burkhart, seven counts burglary in the third degree, seven counts criminal mischief in the third degree, one count persistent felony offender in the first degree.

    David L. Ford, seven counts burglary in the third degree, one count persistent felony offender in the first degree.

    William D. Dial, four counts criminal possession of forged instrument, second degree, one count persistent felony offender in the first degree.

  • Tentative trial date set for Mosley case

     

    The case of a former Oldham County Police officer accused of official misconduct and tampering with evidence has a tentative court date sent.

    Former officer Harry “Shane” Mosley was charged with official misconduct for 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.

  • Johnson asks for house arrest in abuse case

     

    Richard Wayne Johnson, a former Oldham County EMS employee, pleaded not guilty to charges of possession of crime pornography and other sex crimes at his first court appearance after being indicted on those charges.

    Johnson, 35, of La Grange was indicted on the following charges: one count of incest, one count of second degree sodomy, eight counts of first degree sexual abuse, one count of distribution of obscene matter to a minor, two counts of distribution of child pornography and twelve counts of possession of child pornography.

  • Kelley case awaiting lab results

    The case of a Pewee Valley woman accused of murdering her boyfriend with a hatchet is still awaiting lab results before it can proceed.

    Gail Kelley, 51, was arrested for murder on July 6 after police received a report of a possible murder. At the time, Kelley told police she struck Michael T. Evans, 44, in the head with a hatchet, which was found wrapped in a bloody towel in a trash can in the driveway.

    Kelley has pleaded not guilty to the murder charge, as well as charges of tampering with evidence and being a persistent felony offender.

  • Boyers case moving slowly

    A Pewee Valley woman charged with sexual abuse and rape of a minor was once again in Oldham Circuit Court last week. Jessica Boyers, 24, was a teacher at Highland Middle School in Jefferson County who allegedly had a relationship with a minor.

    Boyers, was arrested by Louisville Metro Police on those charges in April and indicted on them April 23 in Jefferson County. She was also indicted on 38 sex crime charges in Oldham County in June.

  • Ullman denied bond reduction

    A man accused of raping a 14-year-old friend of his daughter has been denied a reduction in his bond. Ricky Ullman Jr., 32, faces charges of unlawful transactions with a minor, sex act, under 16, third-degree rape and first-degree sexual abuse.

    Ullman was indicted on the charges Sept. 13 and was in court on Thursday for his latest pre-trial conference. Issues over sharing of evidence in the case have delayed progress so far, attorneys said.

  • KSP officer recognized

    The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety honored officers from across the Commonwealth at the 2013 Governor’s Impaired Driving Enforcement Awards ceremony held last week at the Marriott Louisville East.

  • Public Records Dec. 12

    La Grange Police Arrests

    Dec. 9 -- Melinda Simmons, 32,of LaGrange was cited and released for uttering false/forged prescription.

     

    Dec. 9 -- Stacey L. Jacobs, 41, of LaGrange, was arrested for 2 counts having controlled substance not in proper container, assault 4th, domestic violence, endangering the welfare of a minor.

    Property Transfers, DEC. 2-6, 2013

    Federal Home Loan Lucy Dean to Howard and Tina Kline, lot 20, Covered Bridge, Goshen, $200,000