5/8 Weekly Media Release

From the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney. Please see our Media Releases page at louisvilleprosecutor.com/media-releases for more details and archives.

PDF download of this document

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

Weekly Media Release: May 11 – May 15, 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.

TRIAL

Dayarick Devon Booker, 13CR3130 (Murder, Robbery in the First Degree [two counts])

  • Booker (DOB 4/25/97) is charged with involvement in the October 29, 2012, robbery and shooting death of Ms. Cynthia Johnson on West Broadway near Lindell Avenue. A trial is ongoing in Division Eleven of the Jefferson Circuit Court. Ms. Elizabeth Jones Brown is the prosecutor.

Mauricio Ramírez Mejía, 14CR0946 (Sexual Abuse in the First Degree)

  • Ramirez Mejia (DOB 12/9/83) is charged with subjecting a fifteen year old girl to sexual contact. A trial is scheduled for Tuesday, May 12, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. in Division Eleven of the Jefferson Circuit Court. Ms. Alicia Gomez is the prosecutor.

Ronald Click, Rufus Hodges, Tymarius Malone, 14CR0649 (Robbery in the First Degree [two counts – Malone, one count – Click and Hodges], Assault in the First Degree [all], Wanton Endangerment in the First Degree [two counts – Malone])

  • Malone (DOB 5/26/1994) is charged with Robbery in the First Degree and Wanton Endangerment in the First Degree for a December 17, 2013, home invasion on W. Burnett Avenue. During that home invasion a shot was fired into a wall, while a four-year-old child was present on the other side of the wall. Messrs. Malone, Hodges (DOB 10/9/1991), and Click (DOB 5/16/1986) are each charged with Robbery in the First Degree and Assault in the First Degree for a January 11, 2014, home invasion on Fordson Way. During that home invasion a man was shot and his marijuana was stolen. A trial is scheduled for Tuesday, May 12, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. in Division Ten, preceded by a hearing on a motion to suppress a photopack identification at 8:00 a.m. Ms. Elizabeth Jones Brown is the prosecutor.

Derek Justin Harless, 14CR0868 (Assault in the Second Degree, Wanton Endangerment in the First Degree, Assault in the Fourth Degree)

  • Harless (DOB 5/16/84), is charged with one count of Assault in the Second Degree. He is alleged to have struck his mother several times, causing injuries which included a broken arm. Further, Mr. Harless is alleged to have strangled his sister. A trial is scheduled for Tuesday, May 12th at 9:30 am in Division Six. Ms. Adrienne Henderson is the prosecutor.

JURY VERDICTS

Bryan, Darrell, 12CR3497 and 14CR2741 (Murder, Robbery in the First Degree, Theft By Unlawful Taking Over $500, Tampering with Physical Evidence)

  • Bryan (DOB 3/18/1979) was charged with the October 13, 2012, robbery and murder of Mr. Mickel Kimbley on the 2500 block of West Main Street. It was further alleged that Mr. Bryan returned to the scene of the crime, stole Mr. Kimbley’s car, and sold it to a tow truck driver. During the evening of Monday, May 4, 2015, the jury returned a guilty verdict for each offense alleged in the indictment. The following day, the jury recommended a total sentence of 50 years in prison for Mr. Bryan’s crimes. A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for Monday, June 22, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. in Division Eight of the Jefferson Circuit Court. Mr. Nick Mudd and Ms. Cortney Hardin are the prosecutors.

Darnell C. Smith, 14CR0973 (Robbery in the First Degree [three counts], Burglary in the First Degree, Fleeing or Evading the Police in the Second Degree, Terroristic Threatening in the Third Degree [two counts])

  • Smith (DOB 10/18/1991) was charged with three counts of Robbery in the First Degree, one count of Burglary in the First Degree, one count of Fleeing or Evading the Police in the Second Degree, and two counts of Terroristic Threatening in the Third Degree. It was alleged that from January 18, 2014, to January 24, 2014, Mr. Smith committed a string of robberies, by inflicting physical injuries and stealing personal property from victims. Mr. Smith was apprehended by police after fleeing from a vehicle that had been stolen from one of Mr. Smith’s victims. On Thursday, May 7, 2015, the jury returned a guilty verdict three counts of Robbery in the First Degree, one count of Burglary in the First Degree, one count of Fleeing or Evading the Police in the Second Degree, and two counts of Terroristic Threatening in the Third Degree. For these crimes the jury recommended a sentence of 25 years in prison. Mr. Smith waived his right to separate sentencing and was committed to the Kentucky Department of Corrections to begin service of his sentence. Mr. Brenton Stanley and Ms. Ryane Conroy are the prosecutors.

***end***