11/20 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: November 23 – November 27, 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.

ARRAIGNMENTS

Jervon L. Hazelwood- 15CR3000 (Murder [Two counts], Robbery in the First [Two counts], Trafficking in a Controlled Substance First [ Cocaine & Heroin], Tampering [Three Counts], Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon.

  • Mr. Hazelwood (DOB 9/02/97) is charged in connection with an October 11, 2015, homicide. The victim, Shakoor Gordon, was robbed at gunpoint and then shot multiple times causing his death. The incident took place in the area of 217 S. 19th Street, Louisville, KY. Later, LMPD Fugitive detectives observed the defendant exit a residence and meet with an individual in a car. As the Detectives approached the defendant, he tossed a revolver and a baggie containing heroin into the car. This led detectives to discover additional narcotics belonging to the defendant. His arrangement is scheduled for Monday, November 23rd at 8:30 in Division 1 of Jefferson Circuit Court.  Erin McKenzie is the prosecutor.

Armstead Cordoza Baylor- 15CR3036 (Robbery in the First, Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon, Possession of a Defaced Firearm, Fleeing or Evading Police in the First Degree (Motor Vehicle), Persistent Felony Offender in the First Degree.)

  • Mr. Baylor (DOB 07/03/90) On Friday, November 13, 2015, armed with a loaded 9MM semi-automatic handgun entered the Cash Express located at 9100 Dixie Highway. Once inside he confronted the victim clerk, pointed a gun at her he demanded the business cash. Baylor then fled. Officers attempted to initiate a traffic stop and the defendant fled and a pursuit ensued. The pursuit continued southbound into Hardin County where it ended in the 1500 block of N. Dixie Highway in Radcliff. After a short foot pursuit Baylor was taken into custody. Baylor admitted to detectives that he committed the armed robbery of the Cash Express and that he was a convicted felon. The 9MM semi-automatic handgun had been defaced by filing off the serial number on the gun. This occurred in Jefferson County Kentucky. His arrangement is scheduled for Monday, November 23rd at 2:30 in Division 11 of Jefferson Circuit Court.  Justin Janes is the prosecutor.

PRETRIAL CONFERENCES

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.  A pretrial conference is scheduled November 23rd at 9:30 in Division 10 of Jefferson Circuit Court.  Elizabeth Jones Brown is the prosecutor.

Mark E. Johnson- 14CR3061 (Burglary in the First Degree [Ten Counts], 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 Monday, November 23, 2015 at 9:45 a.m. in Division 6. Stacy Greive is the prosecutor.

Jamie Tyler- 15CR2835 (Criminal Attempt Murder, Robbery I, Assault I, Assault II, Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Persistent Felony Offender I)

  • Mr. Tyler (DOB 1/26/87) is charged with robbing and shooting Rico Robinson on August 30, 2015, and again shooting him on October 13, 2015, this time inflicting serious physical injury in an attempt to kill him.  The Jefferson County grand jury indicted Mr. Tyler on October 26, and a warrant had remained outstanding until he was apprehended this week.  Arraignment is scheduled for November 23rd at 11:30 in Division 7.  Elizabeth Jones Brown is the prosecutor.

Quintin Lamont Lewis, 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 November 24th at 1:00 p.m. in Division Five of Jefferson Circuit Court.  Elizabeth Jones Brown is the prosecutor.

HEARINGS

Antavis Ford, Donqua Johnson, Charles Reece, Infante Shoulder, Zachary Taylor, Terrance Miller – 15CR2931 (Criminal Syndication-[All], Robbery 1 [Reece, Taylor, Johnson], Receiving Stolen Property over $10,000, [Multiple Defendants, Multiple Counts] Receiving Stolen Property under $10,000, [Multiple Defendants, Multiple Counts], Receiving Stolen Property over $500.00 but less $10,000, [Multiple Defendants, Multiple Counts], Theft By Unlawful taking Over 10,000 [Taylor], Receiving A Stolen Firearm [Taylor], Criminal Mischief [Taylor], Receiving Stolen Property Under $500 [Shoulders], Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon [Taylor])

  • The above individuals and several unindicted juveniles were involved in more than a dozen car thefts taking place this September and October. The LMPD Robbery Unit primarily developed the case and coordinated SWAT raids involving more than 30 SWAT officers; VIPER and St. Mathews Police have also had an active role. The bond hearings for these defendants is scheduled for Tuesday, November 24th, 2015 at 10:30 in Division 12 of Jefferson Circuit Court.  Critt Cunningham is the prosecutor.

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