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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: July 20 – July 24, 2015

Attention: Assignment Editor
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

Kenneth Leon Pope, 15CR1906 (Murder, Possession of a Handgun by Convicted Felon, Tampering with Physical Evidence, and Persistent Felony Offender in the Second Degree)

Mr. Pope (DOB 05/12/98) is charged with the July 4, 2015, shooting death of Tyron Jones in the 400 block of South 12th Street. Arraignment occurred on Friday, July 17, in Division Four of the Jefferson Circuit Court. Mr. Pope remains in custody with a bond of $500,000. A pretrial conference has been scheduled for Tuesday, September 1, at 9 a.m. in Division Four of the Jefferson Circuit Court. Mrs. Jennifer Murzyn is the prosecutor.

Charles William Shoulders, 15CR1888 (Murder, Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree and Terroristic Threatening in the Third Degree)

Mr. Shoulders (DOB 3/20/42) is charged with the July 4, 2015 shooting death of his wife, Jaundora Shoulders, in their residence at 925 South 40th Street.  Shoulders is also charged with causing damage to the interview room in LMPD headquarters where he was being held during for interrogation regarding the shooting.  He was arraigned on July 16, 2015 in Division Five of Jefferson Circuit Court where his bond was set at $100,000.00.  A pretrial conference is scheduled for Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 10:15 a.m.  Molly Stanley is the prosecutor.

Kejuan Diamond Jackson, 15CR1903 (Kidnapping [2 counts], Rape in the First Degree, Sodomy in the First Degree, Burglary in the First Degree, Possession of a Handgun By a Convicted Felon [2 counts], Sexual Abuse in the First Degree, Receiving Stolen Firearm, Assault in the Fourth Degree, Terroristic Threatening in the Third Degree and Persistent Felony Offender in the Second Degree)

Mr. Jackson (DOB 12/28/93) is charged in connection with the home invasion and sexual assaults occurring during the evening of July 8, 2015 and the morning of July 9, 2015 at an apartment located at 2106 Buechel Bank Road.  He is scheduled to be arraigned on Monday, July 20, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. in Division Three of Jefferson Circuit Court.  Chris Foster is the prosecutor.

Phillip Fister, 15CR1884 (Sexual Abuse in the First Degree [2 counts])

Mr. Fister (DOB 11/29/46) is charged in connection with the sexual contact he is alleged to have had with his minor granddaughter between February 5, 2014 and May 4, 2015.  He is scheduled to be arraigned on Monday, July 20, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. in Division Three of Jefferson Circuit Court.  Diane Arnold is the prosecutor.

PRETRIAL CONFERENCE

Mark E. Johnson, 14CR3061  (Burglary In the First Degree (ten counts) and Fraudulent Use of a Stolen Credit Card (two counts)

Mr. Johnson (DOB 01/31/1967) is charged with unlawfully entering private offices in multiple buildings in the Louisville area during daytime hours and stealing purses and wallets belonging to employees of these businesses. His method of operation was to dress as an employee or as someone legitimately in the building in order to blend in and commit the thefts. Kosair Charities, located at 982 Eastern Parkway, was among the locations targeted by the defendant.  These crimes occurred in the Fall of 2014. The defendant fled the jurisdiction after committing these offenses. He was recently arrested in St. Martinville, Louisiana and extradited back to Louisville to be prosecuted.  A pretrial conference is scheduled for Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. in Division Six of Jefferson Circuit Court.   Stacy Greive is the prosecutor.

James Morris, 15CR0411  (Murder, Criminal Attempt Murder)

James Morris (DOB 10/21/98) is charged with Murder and Criminal Attempt Murder in connection with the Murder of Shavon Ross a 16 year old female and Attempted Murder of Keijuan Scott on November 29, 2014 at 657 S. 24th Street.   A pre-trial conference is scheduled for July 21st, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in Division One of Jefferson Circuit Court.  Shelly Alvey is the prosecutor.

Quintin Lamont Lewis, Larico Lovings, Barry Glenn Morris, and Anu White, 14CR3257 (Murder, Robbery in the First Degree, Tampering with Physical Evidence)

Lewis (DOB 5/31/98), Morris (1/21/99), and White (7/27/96), are charged with the murder and robbery of taxicab driver Mr. Papa Thiam on November 17, 2014.  A fourth co-defendant, Mr. Lovings (DOB 9/9/97), previously entered a guilty plea to Facilitation to Murder and Facilitation to Robbery I and was sentenced to ten years in Department of Juvenile Justice custody.  A pre-trial conference for the remaining three defendants is scheduled July 21, at 1:15 p.m. in Division Five of Jefferson Circuit Court.  Elizabeth Jones Brown is the prosecutor.

Ronshai Jenefor, 15CR0774, (Murder)

Ronshai Jenefor (DOB 1/9/94) is charged with Murder in connection with the stabbing death of Steven Dillard on March 12, 2015 at 8919 Thelma Lane in Jeffersontown, Kentucky.  A pretrial conference is scheduled for July 21, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. in Division Eight of Jefferson Circuit Court. The defense has filed a motion requesting to hearing to determine whether Jenefor is competent to stand trial.  Molly Cassady is the prosecutor.

TRIAL

Jerard Garrett & Billy Richardson, 13CR0744  (BOTH:  Murder, Robbery I)

Mr. Garrett (9/24/1981) and Mr. Richardson (DOB 9/13/1989) are charged with the December 23, 2012, shooting death of Kenneth Forbes, Jr., in a vehicle in the parking lot of the Beverage World located at 4048 Dixie Highway. Trial is scheduled to begin on Monday, July 20 at 1:30 p.m. in Division Two of Jefferson Circuit Court.  Note: this case was previously consolidated with case 13CR0246, and the cases will be tried together. Nick Mudd and Steve Blandford are the prosecutors.

Jerard Garrett & Billy Richardson, 13CR0246  (BOTH: Murder, Robbery I; GARRETT: also Wanton Endangerment I, Persistent Felony Offender I)

Mr. Garrett (9/24/1981) and Mr. Richardson (DOB 9/13/1989) are charged with the murder and robbery of Jaime Young on December 29, 2012. Trial is scheduled to begin on Monday, July 20 at 1:30 p.m. in Division 2 of Jefferson Circuit Court.  Note: this case was previously consolidated with case 13CR0744, and the cases will be tried together.  Nick Mudd and Steve Blandford are the prosecutors.

SENTENCING

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

Mr. 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 on July 24, 2015, at 9:00 A.M. in Division One of the Jefferson Circuit Court. Messrs. Ryan Olberding and James Lesousky are the prosecutors.

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