Courts & Crime

  • Officer accused of 'sexting' teen is arrested 2nd time

    A former police officer arrested for ‘sexting’ a highschooler he met during a traffic stop has been arrested a second time for falsifying a police report after an off-duty U.S. Marshal crashed while driving drunk in Goshen.

    OCPD Officer Harry S. “Shane” Mosley resigned Sept. 28 as police pursued charges against him related to cell phone communication he had with a teenager. 

  • Police ask residents to 'Text a Tip' to fight crime

    The Kentucky State Police is initiating a new proactive program where residents are now able to text confidential tips from their cell phone. 

    The program, “Text a Tip,” is designed to report criminal activity, assist with neighborhood watch and serve as an additional resource for schools and college campuses.

    “Text a Tip” is completely confidential and easy to use. 

  • Judge rejects plan for Village of Brownsboro

    A heated battle that caused rifts in the Brownsboro community is over — for now.

    A special-appointed judge ruled against proposed incorporation of the Village of Brownsboro Sept. 27, just hours after hearing the case in Jefferson circuit court.

    In his ruling, Senior Judge Martin McDonald ruled against the petition to incorporate for what he called “four independently sufficient reasons.”

  • Fugitive picked up in Louisville 6 months later

    After he fled La Grange in February, police recently arrested a wanted fugitive found in Louisville.

    Officers from probation and parole acted on a tip that Ronnell E. Trice, 39, was living in a Louisville hotel.

    Trice was wanted for three counts of trafficking a controlled substance, first degree, and one count of being a persistent felony offender.

  • Oldham police officer arrested for 'graphic, sexual' communication with teen

    An Oldham County Police officer has resigned amid allegations of sending graphic, sexual text messages to a teenage girl he met during a traffic stop.
    According to OCPD, Harry S. “Shane” Mosley resigned from his duties pending an administrative and criminal investigation. Police arrested him on Friday.
    Mosley, 36, of Pendleton, is charged with unlawful transaction with a minor, official misconduct and unlawful use of electronic means to induce a minor to engage in sexual or other prohibited activity.

  • Meth lab discovered in Crestwood

    Police discovered a meth lab in Crestwood earlier this week and two people face charges.

    La Grange Police discovered the meth lab in Crestwood in the 1000 block of Mailback Way. 

    Police executed a search warrant at this residence which produced methamphetamine as well as chemicals and equipment used to manufacture methamphetamine, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia.  

  • Man, 23, charged with murder for motorcycle crash

    A Louisville man who was allegedly drunk when he fled from police and crashed into a motorcycle this summer is now charged with murder.

    Nicholas W. "Nick" Snoddy appeared in Oldham circuit court on Friday shortly after a grand jury returned an indictment charging him with 10 crimes, including murder, DUI, wanton endangerment.

    According to court documents, an Oldham County police officer witnessed Snoddy, 23, speeding on June 13. The officer attempted to stop him on U.S. 42 near La Grange.

  • Pendleton man indicted for rape, sodomy of juvenile

    Troopers from Kentucky State Police Post 5 have arrested a Henry County man after he was indicted on charges of rape, sodomy and sexual abuse.

    Dwayne Whitman, 54, of Pendleton, was arrested by Tpr. Barrett Brewer at 12:53 a.m. on Aug. 20 at 502 Brownsboro Road in Sulphur, Ky.

    Whitman was indicted by the Henry County grand jury Aug. 9.

    The indictment came after an investigation by KSP Det. Tim Moore found that Whitman allegedly raped, sodomized and sexually abused a juvenile over a period of six months.

  • Woman to serve 20 years for newborn's death in prison restroom

    A Corbin woman is sentenced to serve 20 years for the death of a baby girl that she suffocated after giving birth in the visitors’ restroom of a La Grange prison in 2010.

    Ashley Cox, 22, admitted to concealing the birth of a 6-pound, 5-ounce healthy baby girl on March 7, 2010, while visiting her then-boyfriend at Roederer Correctional Complex in La Grange. 

  • Teens vandalize school, will pay

    Four teens face criminal charges after a short-lived spree earlier this month. 

    According to La Grange Police Chief Kevin Collett, the teens broke several business and vehicle windows, including a large plate glass window at SKC Architects on Parker Avenue. 

    The teens then broke a window at La Grange Elementary, causing a computer to fall to the ground.