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Courts & Crime

  • Setting the Standard

    On Feb. 18, the Oldham County Sheriff’s Office was again awarded with the Kentucky Association of Chief’s of Police Certificate of Accreditation. The OCSO initially received this certification in 2009 and was one of only five sheriff’s offices in the state to achieve this honor.

    The Kentucky Association of Chief’s of Police Accreditation Program is intended to provide law enforcement agencies of the Commonwealth with an avenue for demonstrating that they meet commonly accepted professional standards for efficient and effective operations.

  • Public Records Feb. 27

    Grand Jury Indictments

    February

    James F. Barger, one count promoting contraband in the first degree, one count persistent felony offender in the first degree

    Steven W. McCormick, promoting contraband in the first degree, one count persistent felony offender in the second degree

    Nikko M. Hopson, trafficking in a controlled substance in the first degree

    Ameir L. Kashan, two counts trafficking in a controlled substance in the first degree, one count persistent felony offender in the first degree

  • 'Mentally ill' individual puts two Oldham County schools into lockdown

    Two Oldham County High Schools were put on lockdown Thursday after Oldham County Police became aware of a situation involving a former student and current OCS student, police and school officials said. 

    Oldham County High School and North Oldham High School were put in seperate lockdowns Thursday morning. OCHS was put into lockdown first at 9:30 a.m., while NOHS went into lockdown at 10:30 a.m., Oldham County Schools Communications Director Tracy Harris said. Both schools were released from lockdown at 11 a.m., she said.

  • Event set to discuss heroin effects in the community

    A coalition made up of school, criminal justice and health professionals is hosting a forum to increase awareness of heroin in Oldham and surrounding counties.

    Heroin Hits Home: Our Community’s Response will take place on Thursday, March 6 at 6 p.m. in the North Oldham High School Auditorium.

    Presented by the Coalition for a Healthy Oldham County, the community event will feature a panel including an addiction specialist, law enforcement, District Judge Jerry Crosby and others. Court of Appeals Judge Allison Jones will moderate the panel.

  • Public Records Feb. 20

    La Grange Police Arrests

    Feb. 9 -- Jayme A. Snow, 23, Bedford, was served criminal summons for TBUT shoplifting u/500.

     

    Feb. 9 -- Dusty S. Gilbert, 24, La Grange, was arrested for receiving stolen property u/500.

     

    Feb. 10 -- Jason A. Piurkowski, 31, La Grange, was arrested for criminal trespassing 3rd degree and falsely reporting an incident.

     

    Feb. 10 -- Sandra Saylor, 50, La Grange, was arrested for TBUT or Disp $500 or more but u/$10,000.

     

  • Green dot scams still occuring

    On Feb. 7, several residents of Oldham County again began receiving phone calls from an individual claiming to be a Lieutenant with the Oldham County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Division. This person claims there is an outstanding warrant and if the person being called will transfer $4,500 onto a Green Dot Card at a local store the warrant will be recalled. These phone calls are scams.

  • Snoddy takes plea deal on DUI, manslaughter charges

    A Louisville man charged with murder and driving under the influence as the result of a 2012 accident has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge just days before he was set to go to trial.

    Nicholas W. “Nick” Snoddy pleaded guilty to manslaughter, 2nd degree, in lieu of a murder charge late Friday afternoon. He was set to go to trial on Monday, but he accepted a plea agreement from Commonwealth Attorney Courtney Baxter instead.

  • Mason gets 25 years

    A Crestwood man will spend 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to the sexual abuse of a teenager.

    Toby Mason, 54, was sentenced last week almost three years after fleeing to Florida with a 16-year-old girl.

  • Snoddy trial for murder, DUI charges begins next week

     

    A flurry of last minute motions has set the stage for the trial of Nicholas W. “Nick” Snoddy, who is charged with murder in the death of a Westport man.

    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).

  • Date for Mosley trial confirmed

    The case of a former Oldham County Police Officer accused of official misconduct and tampering with evidence will go to trial on June 30.

    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.