5/22 Weekly Media Release

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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 25 – May 29, 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.

HEARING

Na’Shawn Mills, 13CR1859 (Murder, Criminal Attempt Murder, Robbery in the First Degree, Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon, Tampering with Physical Evidence, and Persistent Felony Offender in the Second Degree)

  • Mr. Mills (DOB 2/18/92) is charged in connection with the July 1, 2013, shooting death of Mr. Brandon Shackelford, and the attempted shooting of Mr. Dewayne Hill, Jr. Mr. Mills is alleged to have shot Mr. Shackelford in his car on the 8500 block of Beulah Church Road and fired a shot in the direction of Mr. Hill. After the shooting, Mills drove the victim’s car, along with his body, to Cox’s park where he attempted to set the car on fire in order to dispose of the evidence. A hearing on Mr. Mills’ motion to suppress his statement to police is scheduled for March 27, 2015, at 9:45 in Division Nine of the Jefferson Circuit Court. Ms. Elizabeth Jones Brown is the prosecutor.

Charles A. Washington and Jevon Harris-Curry, 13CR2250 (Complicity to Murder, Robbery First Degree, Burglary First Degree, Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon, Tampering with Physical Evidence)

  • Washington (DOB 3/2/93 and Harris-Curry (DOB 4/18/92) are charged for the August 12, 2013, home invasion and murder of Mr. P.J. Barber. Further, the pair were assisted in their crimes by Messrs. Shakaheen O. Boyd and Timothy Cross. Messrs. Boyd and Cross have previously pled guilty for their involvement in these crimes. A pretrial conference is scheduled for Thursday, May 28, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. in Division Four of the Jefferson Circuit Court. Mr. Nick Mudd is the prosecutor.

William Sexton, 15CR0938 (Robbery in the First Degree)

  • Mr. Sexton (DOB 7/14/84) is charged in connection with the March 27, 2015, robbery at Kutes Liquors in Jeffersontown. A pretrial conference is scheduled for Friday, May 29, at 9:15 a.m. in Division Eleven of the Jefferson Circuit Court. Ms. Jennifer Murzyn is the prosecutor.

Ariana Butler, Thomas Mikels, & Lawrence Thompson, 15CR1024(Robbery in the First Degree and Tampering With Physical Evidence)

  • Messrs. Mikels (DOB 9/19/81), Thompson (DOB 10/11/79), and Ms. Butler (DOB 7/17/89) are charged in connection with the March 27, 2015, robbery at Kutes Liquors in Jeffersontown. A pretrial conference is scheduled for Friday, May 29, at 9:15 a.m. in Division Eleven of the Jefferson Circuit Court. Ms. Jennifer Murzyn is the prosecutor.

Derrick Akins, 14CR2926 (Assault in the First Degree [two counts] and Assault in the Second Degree)

  • Akins (DOB 10/02/72) is charged for acts of domestic violence against Ms. Andrea Furnish in October and November of 2014. A suppression hearing is scheduled for May 26, 2015, at 1:30 p.m. in Division Twelve of the Jefferson Circuit Court. Mr. Nathan Batey is the prosecutor.

SENTENCING

Conrai A. Kaballah – 11CR2821  (Murder [2 Counts], Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon, and Tampering with Physical Evidence)

  • Kaballah (DOB 2/1/90) was convicted for the August 6, 2008, shooting deaths of Takeisha Huff and Marion Jones in the Sheppard Square housing complex. On March 18, 2015, the jury fixed the sentence for these crimes at life without the possibility of parole for twenty-five years. Formal sentencing is scheduled to occur of May 29, 2015, at 9:00 in Division One of the Jefferson Circuit Court. Messrs. Ryan Olberding and James Lesousky are the prosecutors.

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