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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: August 17 – August 21, 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

Mark Murray, 15CR2155 (Murder, Tampering With Physical Evidence, and Persistent Felony Offender in the First Degree)

  • Mr. Murray, (DOB 2/25/69), is charged in the August 3, 2015, beating death of Mr. Loren W. Kerns at 511 E. Breckinridge St. Apt. #1. Arraignment is scheduled for Monday, August 17, at 1:00 p.m. in Division Eight of the Jefferson Circuit Court. Ms. Shelly Alvey and Ms. Erin McKenzie are the prosecutors.

HEARING

Percy A. Phillips, 09CR3016. (Murder and Robbery in the First Degree)

  • Mr. Phillips (DOB 8/1/64) is charged in connection with the murder of Ms. Brenda Whitfield on September 28, 1993. A suppression hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, August 18, at 1:30 p.m. in Division One of the Jefferson Circuit Court. Ms. Shelly Alvey and Ms. Cortney Hardin are the prosecutors.

Anthony John Jecker, 14CR1887 (Murder and Tampering with Physical Evidence)

  • Mr. Jecker (DOB 3/22/60) has been charged with the July 14, 2014, murder of Mr. James Scott Tolle. Mr. Jecker is alleged to have shot Mr. Tolle, Jecker’s landlord, once in the chest after a dispute over Jecker’s electric bill. A suppression hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, August 18, at 1:30 p.m. in Division Twelve of the Jefferson Circuit Court. A jury trial is scheduled for September 1, at 10:00 a.m. in Division Twelve of Jefferson Circuit Court. Mr. Brenton Stanley and Ms. Ryane Conroy are the prosecutors.

PRETRIAL CONFERENCE

 Jurmaine Henderson, 15CR0936 (Murder, Failure to Stop and Render Aid/Assistance, Wanton Endangerment in the First Degree [three counts], Operating a Motor Vehicle Without an Operator’s License, Failure to Produce Insurance Card, Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Intoxicants- First offense [Aggravated Circumstances], Improper Turn, and Failure to Secure Child in Child Restraint Device [two counts])

  • Mr. Henderson (DOB 7/3/79) is charged in connection with the March 21, 2015, collision in the 3900 block of Seventh Street Road that resulted in the death of Mr. James Walker, III and risk of death or serious physical to three other people, including two children.  A pretrial conference is scheduled for Tuesday, August 18, at 9:00 a.m. in Division Ten of the Jefferson Circuit Court. Mrs. Jennifer Murzyn Yancey is the prosecutor.

Shawn Coogle, 15CR1564 (Murder, Assault in the First Degree [three counts], Wanton Endangerment in the First Degree [three counts], and Criminal Mischief in the First Degree)

  • Mr. Coogle (DOB 9/15/82) is charged in connection with the May 17, 2014, collision on Terry Road that resulted in the death of seven-year old Ella Ralph and serious physical injuries to three other victims. A pretrial conference is scheduled for Monday, August 17, at 9:15 a.m. in Division Six of the Jefferson Circuit Court. Mrs. Jennifer Murzyn Yancey 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 Tuesday, August 18, at 9:45 a.m. in Division Eleven of the Jefferson Circuit Court. Mrs. Jennifer Murzyn Yancey 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 Tuesday, August 18, at 9:45 a.m. in Division Eleven of the Jefferson Circuit Court. Mrs. Jennifer Murzyn Yancey is the prosecutor.

Malcolm Dickerson, 15CR1394 (Assault in the First Degree, Criminal Mischief in the First Degree, Wanton Endangerment in the First Degree, Fleeing or Evading Police in the First Degree, Receiving Stolen Property (Firearm), Violation of A Protective Order, Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon, Violation of a EPO/DVO, and Persistent Felony Offender in the First Degree)

  • Mr. Dickerson (DOB 4/9/1978), is charged in connection with a shooting that occurred on April 20, 2015, on Wilson Avenue.  The victim is a relative of Mr. Dickerson’s child’s mother. A pretrial conference is scheduled for Tuesday, August 18, 2015, at 10:00 in Division One of Jefferson Circuit Court. Ms. Shelly Alvey is the prosecutor.

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