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OFFICE OF THE COMMONWEALTH’S ATTORNEY
COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
30th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
THOMAS B. WINE, COMMONWEALTH’S ATTORNEY

Weekly Media Release:  May 18 – May 22, 2015

Attention:  Assignment Editor                                            

Prepared By: David A. Erhart, Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney
Director of Communications:  Jeff Cooke

Office: (502) 595-2340 Ext. 3027
Cell / Text: (502) 262-5809
E-mail: jcooke@louisvilleprosecutor.com

NOTE:  These represent only a few of the many cases which the Office of Jefferson County Commonwealth’s Attorney is handling.  If you have any comments, or need further information concerning these or any other matters please do not hesitate to call.  An indictment is only an accusation.  A defendant is presumed innocent until or unless found guilty.  The enclosed court actions are subject to change.

According to the Rules of Criminal Procedure (RCr 3.02, 3.05, and 8.01), the arraignment of individuals whose case has been submitted directly to the grand jury shall take place within a reasonable time after the return of an indictment.  If you are interested in a case that has been submitted directly to the grand jury, then please contact the court division in which it has been assigned to obtain the time and date of the arraignment.

ARRAIGNMENT

Trey Anderson, Michael Dunn Jr., Duwan Mason, William McLemore, and Demarkus Tramber, 15CR1328 (Murder, Assault in the First Degree, Criminal Attempt Murder [10 counts], Wanton Endangerment in the First Degree [9 counts])

  • Anderson (DOB 2/5/94), Dunn (DOB 10/6/89), Mason (DOB 10/13/86), McLemore (DOB 7/24/95), and Tramber (DOB 11/16/94) are charged with Murder for shooting and killing 16 month old Ne’Rhiah Miller on August 27, 2014. They are also charged with Assault for shooting Ne’Rhiah’s mother and attempting to kill, and endangering the lives of other individuals. This offense occurred on South 37th Street at approximately 6:00 p.m. Messrs. Anderson, Dunn, McLemore, and Tramber have previously been indicted for these offenses. A pretrial conference concerning Messrs. Anderson and Dunn is scheduled for Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at 8:30 in Division Seven of the Jefferson Circuit Court. A pretrial conference concerning Messrs. McLemore and Tramber is scheduled for Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at 9:00 in Division Ten of the Jefferson Circuit Court. Arraignment of the new indictment is scheduled to occur Monday, May 18, 2015, at 11:30 a.m. in Division Seven of the Jefferson Circuit Court. Ms. Ryane Conroy and Ms. Adrienne Henderson are the prosecutors.

Miranda Courtney Daniels, 15CR1331 (Theft By Deception Over $10,000, Unlawful Access to a Computer in the First Degree, Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card Over $500 But Less Than $10,000, Theft By Deception Over $500 But Less Than $10,000 [three counts], and Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the Second Degree [two counts])

  • Daniels (DOB 12/14/82) is charged in connection with a theft from her former employer, the Captain’s Quarter’s Restaurant. She is also charged with a theft related to the Fern Creek Optimist Cheerleading Program. Arraignment is scheduled for Monday, May 18, 2015, at 1:30 p.m. in Division Nine of the Jefferson Circuit Court. Ms. Stacy Greive is the prosecutor.

Larry Wayne Lewis, 15CR1350 (Rape in the First Degree [seven counts], Sexual Abuse in the First Degree [two counts], Sodomy in the First Degree [four counts], Unlawful Transaction with a Minor in the First Degree [two counts], Incest [seven counts], Use of a Minor in a Sexual Performance [two counts], Criminal Attempt Sodomy in the First Degree, and Distribution of Obscene Matter to Minors [two counts])

  • Lewis (DOB 2/11/49) has been charged with the above listed offenses by the Jefferson County Grand Jury. Arraignment is scheduled for Monday, May 18, 2015, at 11:30 a.m. in Division Seven of the Jefferson Circuit Court. Mr. Nathan Batey is the prosecutor.

Jennifer Reed 15CR1352 (Assault in the First Degree, Wanton Endangerment in the First Degree, Criminal Mischief in the First Degree [two counts], Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Intoxicants – Third Offense, Failure of Non-Owner Operator to Maintain Required Insurance, Improperly Turning/Driving Lane or Entering Limited Access, Failure to Wear Seat Belt, and Criminal Mischief in the First Degree)

  • Reed (DOB 6/10/70) has been charged with the above listed offenses by the Jefferson County Grand Jury. Arraignment is scheduled for Monday, May 18, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. in Division Four of the Jefferson Circuit Court. Mr. Nathan Batey is the prosecutor.

James Carl Renn Sr., 15CR1318 Rape of a Child Over Twelve, Rape of a Child Under Twelve [four counts], Indecent or Immoral Practices with a Another [six counts], and Incest [five counts])

  • Renn (DOB 9/28/33) has been charged with the above listed offenses by the Jefferson County Grand Jury. Arraignment is scheduled for Monday, May 18, 2015, at 8:30 in Division One of the Jefferson Circuit Court. Mr. Nathan Batey is the prosecutor.

HEARING

Ricky Lewis Kelly, 14CR2146 (Murder)

  • Kelly (DOB 11/18/70) is charged with killing Mr. Lajuante Jackson in August of 2005. A bond reduction hearing is scheduled for May 21, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. in Division 10. Ms. Elizabeth Jones Brown and Mr. Nick Mudd are the prosecutors.

Andre Cortez Lewis, 14CR2515 (Robbery in the First Degree [4 counts], Assault in the First Degree, Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon [4 counts]; Criminal Mischief in the First Degree, Giving a Peace Officer a False Name or Address, and Persistent Felony Offender in the First Degree)

  • Lewis (DOB 12/23/98) is charged in connection with a July 2014, string of armed robberies in the vicinity of the University of Louisville Dental School and University of Louisville Hospital. He is also charged with the July 28, 2014, robbery and shooting of an employee of the Dental School. A final pretrial conference is scheduled for Monday, May 18, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. in Division Nine of the Jefferson Circuit Court. Ms. Erin McKenzie is the prosecutor.

Lee Ernspiker, 14CR3071 (Sodomy in the First Degree [two counts], Incest [two counts], and Failure to Comply with Sex Offender Registration)

  • Ernspiker (DOB 5/3/75) is charged with having deviate sexual intercourse with his four-year-old biological daughter. Moreover, he is also charged with not being compliant with the Sex Offender Registry. A pretrial conference is scheduled for Monday, May 18, at 9:30 a.m. in Division Six of the Jefferson Circuit Court. Ms. Alicia Gomez is the prosecutor.

William Crockett, 15CR0057 (Murder, Burglary in the First Degree)

  • Crockett (DOB 12/19/61) is charged in connection with the January 1, 2015, shooting death of Ms. Anna Fisher. A pretrial conference is scheduled for Friday, May 22, at 9:30 a.m. in Division Twelve of the Jefferson Circuit Court. Ms. Alicia Gomez is the prosecutor.

Roy Thompson, 15CR0288 (Murder, Assault in the First Degree [3 counts], Wanton Endangerment in the First Degree [3 counts], Criminal Mischief in the First Degree, Operating a Motor Vehicle on Revoked/Suspended Operator’s License, No Motor Vehicle Insurance, Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Intoxicants- Second offense, and Persistent Felony Offender in the Second Degree)

  • Mr. Thompson (DOB 5/4/87) is charged in connection with the January 18, 2015, collision on Dixie Highway that resulted in the death of Ms. Shelley Hurt and serious physical injuries to three other victims. A Pretrial Conference is scheduled for Wednesday, May 20, at 9:30 a.m. in Division Eleven of the Jefferson Circuit Court. Ms. Jennifer Murzyn is the prosecutor.

Matthew Blair, 15CR0544 (Distribution of Matter Portraying a Sexual Performance by a Minor and Possession of Matter Portraying a Sexual Performance by a Minor [20 counts])

  • Blair (DOB 7/26/1985) is charged with distribution and possession of child pornography. A pretrial conference is scheduled for May 20, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. in Division One of the Jefferson Circuit Court. Ms. Alicia Gomez is the prosecutor.

TRIAL

Joshua K. Spenton, 14CR2024 (Theft By Deception Over $500 But Less Than $10,000 and Official Misconduct In the First Degree)

  • Mr. Spenton (DOB 4/30/74) has been charged with unlawfully depriving the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections of funds to which he was not entitled by working off duty employment at the time that he was clocked in, but not working at, the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections. A trial is tentatively scheduled for May 19, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. in Division One of the Jefferson Circuit Court. Ms. Stacy Greive is the prosecutor.

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