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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: September 21 – September 25, 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

Alvin Borowick, Kerry Borowick, Richard Borowick, Stacey Borowick, Bargains Galore, Inc, K&R Investments, LLC, and Kentuckiana Lease Investments, Inc, 15CR2438 (Criminal Syndication (Engaging in Organized Crime), Unlawful Use or Investment of Drug Related Income, Criminal Simulation in the First Degree, Trafficking in Synthetic Drugs)

  • Mssrs. and Ms. Borowick, and the above named companies, are charged with a long term operation in which the defendants supplied large amounts of synthetic drugs to customers and local “smoke shops”.  The defendants are scheduled for arraignment on Monday, September 21, 2015 at 3:00 p.m., in Division 12 of Jefferson Circuit Court.  Frank Dahl is the prosecutor.

Jerome Ford, John Thomas Burriell, Shawn Moore, and Robert Parr, 15CR2465 (Robbery in the First Degree, Possession of a Handgun By a Convicted Felon, and Persistent Felony Offender in the First Degree (Burriel only)

  • Mr. Ford (DOB 10/24/70), Mr. Burriell (DOB 5/13/61), Mr. Moore (DOB 8/1/69), and Mr. Parr (DOB 3/26/69) are charged in connection of the robbery of Mr. Dwayne Barker wherein the Defendants are accused of violently robbing Mr. Barker when he would not relinquish his motorcycle gang vest.  An arraignment is scheduled for Monday September 21, 2015 at 9:30 in Division 2 of the Jefferson Circuit Court.  Shelly Alvey is the prosecutor.

Douglas Thomas Powell, 15CR2448 (Possession of Matter Portraying a Sexual Performance by a Minor [3 counts], Unlawful Use of Electronic Means to Induce a Minor to Engage in Sexual or Other Prohibited Activities, Illegal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree [3 counts])

  • Mr. Powell (DOB 09/28/1952) is charged with soliciting a uncover agent online for the purpose of engaging in sexual activities and drugs with what he believed to be a fifteen year old girl. Arraignment is scheduled for September 21, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. in Division 6 of Jefferson Circuit Court. Alicia Gomez is the prosecutor.

Austin C. White, 15CR0544 (Rape in the First Degree, Sodomy in the First Degree [2 counts], Sexual Abuse in the First Degree [2 counts], Wanton Endangerment in the First Degree, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Assault in the Fourth Degree)

  • Mr. White (DOB 07/30/1969) is charged with sexually and physically assaulting a thirteen-year-old child. Mr. White was indicted on September 17, 2015 and was arraigned on September 18, 2015. The bond is set at $250,000 full cash. A pre-trial conference is scheduled for October 12, 2015 at 9:15 a.m. in Division 13 of Jefferson Circuit Court. Alicia Gomez is the prosecutor.

Gregory Alan Mathis, 15CR2458 (4 counts Promoting Sexual Performance by a Minor, 3 counts Criminal Attempt Promoting Sexual Performance by a Minor, 3 counts Unlawful Use of Electronic Means to Induce a Minor to engage in Sexual or Other Prohibited Activities, and 26 counts of Possession of Matter Portraying a Sexual Performance by a Minor)

  • Mr. Mathis (DOB 6/29/72), is charged for his contact with underage girls via internet in June and July 2015.  He is also charged for possessing pornographic material involving underage girls.  Arraignment is scheduled for Monday, September 21, 2015 at 1 p.m. in Division 8 of Jefferson Circuit Court.  Christie Foster is the prosecutor.

Kevon Taylor, 15CR2435 (Assault I – three counts; Assault II – five counts)

  • Mr. Taylor (DOB 1/1/89) is charged with the July 19, 2015, shooting at Cole’s Place at 29th and Kentucky Streets.  Eight people were struck, including a pregnant woman and her unborn baby who was delivered immediately thereafter.  Arraignment is scheduled for September 21 at 2:00 in Division 10 of Jefferson Circuit Court .  Elizabeth Jones Brown is the prosecutor.

Michael Hiser, 15CR2443 (Robbery II, Wanton Endangerment I, Criminal Mischief I – two counts, Persistent Felony Offender I)

  • Mr. Hiser (DOB 12/4/76) is charged with forcibly removing a woman from her car in a University of Louisville Hospital parking garage and driving off in it, nearly hitting a security guard and hitting a parked car, until he was apprehended in the car in Indiana minutes later.  Arraignment is scheduled for September 21 at 9:30 in Division 3 of Jefferson Circuit Court.  Elizabeth Jones Brown is the prosecutor.

PRETRIAL CONFERENCES

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

  • Mr. Morris (DOB  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 Monday, September 21st at 9:30 a.m. in Division 1 of Jefferson Circuit Court.  Shelly Alvey 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, September 22, at 10:15 a.m. in Division 11 of the Jefferson Circuit Court. Jennifer Murzyn Yancey is the prosecutor.

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

  • Mr. Mikels (DOB 9/19/81), Mr. 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, September 22, at 10:15 a.m. in Division 11 of the Jefferson Circuit Court. Jennifer Murzyn Yancey is the prosecutor.

Edward Armstrong, 12CR1033 (Theft By Failure to Make Required Disposition Over $10,000)

  • Mr. Armstrong (DOB 2/29/1960) is charged in connection with making fraudulent representations that he would construct a building for Mr. Michael Brown and intentionally failing to complete the work or return funds to the victim after receiving and negotiating two checks totaling $16,000.  This is alleged to have occurred between November 1, 2010, and March 7, 2011.  A pre-trial conference is scheduled for Tuesday, September 22nd, at 8:30 a.m. in Division 7 of the Jefferson Circuit Court.  Ryan Olberding is the prosecutor.

Stratford Young, 14CR00057 (Rape in the Third Degree and Sodomy in the Third Degree (2 counts)

  • Mr. Young (DOB 11/10/80), a Kentucky State Trooper, is charged with having sexual relations with a 15 year old female between May 22, 2013 and July 31, 2013.  A pretrial conference is scheduled for Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. in Meade Circuit Court.  Tom Wine and Diane Arnold have been appointed as special prosecutors in this case.  Trial is scheduled for Monday, October 26, 2015.

Reginol Thomas, 15CR1567 (Murder, Assault in the First Degree [2 counts], Wanton Endangerment in the First Degree [2 counts], Criminal Mischief in the First Degree [2 counts], Illegal Possession of Synthetic Drugs, Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Intoxicants- First offense [Aggravated Circumstances], and Persistent Felony Offender in the Second Degree)

  • Mr. Thomas (DOB 02/22/80) is charged in connection with the February 22, 2015, collision on Dixie Highway at Abbotts Beach Road that resulted in the death of his passenger Cynthia Thomas and risk of death or serious physical to two other people. A pretrial conference is scheduled for Wednesday, September 23, at 9:45 a.m. in Division 4 of the Jefferson Circuit Court. Mrs. Jennifer Murzyn Yancey is the prosecutor.

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 Thursday, September 24, at 10:00 a.m. in Division 10 of the Jefferson Circuit Court. Mrs. Jennifer Murzyn Yancey is the prosecutor.

Fahed Abu Diab, Fatima Abu-Diab, Tyrone Thomas, Tony Ha, and Tobias Enix, 15CR1332 (Murder, 14 counts of Robbery in the First Degree)

  • Mr. Abu Diab (DOB  8/1/96), Ms. Abu-Diab (DOB 10/14/94), Mr. Thomas (DOB 11/10/95), Mr. Ha (DOB 12/25/95), and Mr. Enix  (DOB 10/29/98) are charged in connection with a string of 14 robberies in the Louisville area from May 1st 2015 through May 3, 2015.  During the commission of one of the robberies Scott Hunter, a Canadian citizen visiting Louisville for the Kentucky Derby, was shot and killed.  Defendant Fahed Abu Diab, Fatima Abu-Diab, and Tyrone Thomas are charged in connection with the Robbery and Murder of Mr. Hunter.  A pre-trial conference is scheduled for Thursday September 24, 2015 at 10:30 in Division 6 of Jefferson Circuit Court. Shelly Alvey and Elizabeth Jones Brown are the prosecutors.

HEARINGS

Angelo Cross, 13CR1996 (Murder and Tampering With Physical Evidence)

  • Mr. Cross (DOB 6/12/87) is charged with the Murder of Steven Bledsoe on July 15, 2013 at 3036 Greenwood Avenue.  A suppression hearing is scheduled for September 24th, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in Division Eleven of Jefferson Circuit Court.  Shelly Alvey 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)

  • Mr. Washington (DOB 3/2/93) and Mr. 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 hearing on pre-trial motions is scheduled for Friday, September 25, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. in Division 4 of the Jefferson Circuit Court. Nick Mudd is the prosecutor.

TRIALS

Kevin Michael Boyd and Thomas Edward Davidson, 13CR3242 (Complicity to Robbery In the First Degree [31 counts], Possession of a Handgun By a Convicted Felon [1 count for each], and Persistent Felony Offender In the First Degree [1 count for each].

  • Messrs. Boyd (DOB 3/12/74) and Davidson (DOB 12/11/67) are charged with the string of fifteen (15) restaurant robberies that occurred between October 23, 2013 and December 2, 2013 in the Louisville area. They were arrested after being caught in the act of robbing at gunpoint the employees of the Denny’s Restaurant located at 4030 Dutchman’s Lane on December 2, 2013.  Trial began Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. in Division One of the Jefferson Circuit Court and is expected to continue through this week. Stacy Greive, David Erhart, and Josh Waldrop are the prosecutors.

 

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