Yearly Archives: 2015

12/10 Weekly Circuit Court Reports

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12/4 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: December 7 – December 11, 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.

SIGNIFICANT EVENTS (Past week)

Richard Smith- 14CR0411 (Robbery 1 [Two Counts], Assault in the Third Degree [Three Counts], Assault in the Fourth Degree, Persistent Felony Offender in the First Degree).

  • Mr. Smith (6/04/81) was found guilty after a trial by jury of perpetrating a 12/13/13 holdup around the 700 block of Muhammad Ali near Armory. The defendant stopped two victims and demanded cash from them.  He punched one victim in the face and then told the second victim that he was armed with a gun and demanded money.  The defendant’s sentence will be 15 (fifteen) years.  Alex Gaddis and Kaleb Noblett are the prosecutors.

ARRAIGNMENTS

Bradley H. Hanlon- 15CR3173 (Murder)

  • Mr. Hanlon (DOB 9/05/84) has been indicted in connection with causing the death of an infant child. The grand jury bond stands at $250,000.  The case will be arraigned on Monday, December 7 at 3:00 in Division 12. Chris Foster is the prosecutor.

Jarrell Fletcher and Lionel Fletcher- 15CR3156 (Assault 1 [Both])

  • The brothers (11/19/00) have been indicted in connection with the June 2, 2015 severe beating of a homeless man. Their adult co-defendant has been previously indicted for the same assault.  The case will be arraigned on Monday, December 7 at 3:30 in Division 13.  Critt Cunningham is the prosecutor.

PRETRIAL CONFERENCES

Cornelius Miller- 15CR2387 (Rape in the First Degree [Two Counts], Persistent Felony Offender in the First Degree)

  • Mr. Miller (DOB 4/8/59) has been indicted for two sexual assaults that occurred on August 21, 2015 at Louisville Memorial Gardens Cemetery and on September 1, 2015 at Bethany Lane Cemetery.   A pretrial conference is scheduled for December 9 at 9:45 a.m. in Division 5.   Kristi Gray is the prosecutor.

Guy Allen and Eugene Mitchell- 14CR0114 (Murder, Rape in the First Degree, Sodomy in the First Degree)

  • Mr. Allen (DOB 9/13/77) and Mr. Mitchell (DOB 12/17/57) are charged with the sexual assault and murder of Sheila Devine that occurred on November 12, 2013.  This matter is scheduled for a pretrial conference on Dec 9, 2015 at 9:15 in division 2.  Kristi Gray is the prosecutor.

TRIALS

Joshua Johnson- 13CR1007 (Sodomy in the First Degree [Two Counts]; Indecent Exposure; Distribution of Obscene Matter to Minors [Two Counts])

  • Mr. Johnson (DOB 02/9/1987) is charged with performing oral sex on two females under the age of 12.  The defendant is also charged with showing the girls his penis and pornographic materials.  Trial is set in Division Two (2) on Monday, December 7, 2015 at 1:30.  Courtney Straw is the prosecutor.

Tyrone Mack- 12CR0006, 12CR2032 (Murder, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Wanton Engenderment 1st Degree [2 counts])

  • Mr. Tyrone Mack (DOB 08/06/1993) and Mr. Patrick Griffith (DOB 07/04/1994) are charged with the November 13, 2011, shooting where they allegedly fired shots into a car occupied by Mr. Stephon Bowman and two other individuals.  Mr. Bowman died as a result of a gunshot wound to the back of his head. A jury trial for defendant Mack is scheduled to begin on Monday, December 7, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. in Division 11 (Mr. Griffith’s case has been severed and will be tried separately.)  Nick Mudd and Cortney Hardin are the prosecutors.

Brian D. Edmonds – 12CR0097 (Murder [2 counts])

  • Mr. Edmonds (DOB 08/05/93) is charged with the December 10, 2011 shooting deaths of Curtis Smith and Deshone Henry.  Trial is tentatively scheduled to begin on Friday, December 4th, 2015 with individual voir dire (anticipated to last one week) to begin on December 7th, 2015 in Division 5 of Jefferson Circuit Court.  The substantive trial is scheduled to begin December 14th, 2015.  Frank Dahl and Josh Porter are the prosecutors.

SENTENCINGS

Kevin Michael Boyd and Thomas Edward Davidson- 13CR3242 (Robbery in the First Degree [Fourteen Counts], Persistent Felony Offender in the First Degree [Both])

  • Boyd (DOB 3/12/74) and Davidson (DOB 12/11/67) were found guilty after a jury trial of fourteen (14) counts of Robbery in the First Degree. This case involved the string of fifteen (15) restaurant robberies that occurred between October 23, 2013 and December 2, 2013. The defendants were arrested 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 concluded on Monday, October 5, 2015. The Jury also found each defendant guilty of being a Persistent Felony Offender in the First Degree. The Jury recommended a total sentence of thirty (30) years for each defendant. Boyd and Davidson will not be eligible to see the parole board until Sentencing will occur on December 7, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in Division One (1) of Jefferson Circuit Court.  Stacy Greive and Josh Waldrop are the prosecutors.

James O’Bannon- 14CR0776 (Murder, Assault in the First Degree, Assault in the Second Degree, Wanton Endangerment, Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence 2nd offense, Possession of Marijuana and Persistent Felony Offender First Degree)

  • Mr. O’Bannon (DOB 2/18/63) was convicted at trial of Murder, Assault in the First Degree, Assault in the Second Degree, Wanton Endangerment, Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence 2nd offense, Possession of Marijuana and Persistent Felony Offender First Degree for a collision that occurred on March 14, 2014 that resulted in the death of 5-month old Ivani Ingram, and caused serious injuries to other passengers in the vehicle.  The jury recommended a total sentence of 25 years.  This matter is scheduled for sentencing on Dec 7, 2015 at 8:45 a.m. in Division 8.  Kristi Gray is the prosecutor.

Russell Mullins- 14CR2505 (Assault, Wanton Endangerment, Operating a Motor Vehicle under the Influence of Intoxicants)

  • Mr. Mullins (DOB 8/6/50) entered a guilty plea to charges of Assault in the First Degree, Wanton Endangerment and Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Intoxicants on Oct 23, 2015.  These charges stem from a collision on Sept 18, 2014 in front of the Yum Center, at which time a pregnant mother and her children were struck while in the crosswalk on W. Main Street.  The recommended sentence is 15 years.   This matter is scheduled for sentencing on Dec 7, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. in Division 6.  Kristi Gray is the prosecutor.

Jackie Neal- 14CR2357 (Robbery in the Second Degree [5 counts], Illegal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the First Degree, and Persistent Felony Offender in the First Degree)

  • Mr. Neal (DOB 1/28/72), was found guilty at a Jury trial on August 7, 2015, of committing multiple business robberies of Speedway Gas Stations during August 2014. Sentencing is scheduled for Monday, December 7, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. in Division One of the Jefferson Circuit Court. Mrs. Jennifer Murzyn Yancey is the prosecutor.

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12/3 Weekly Circuit Court Reports

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Attorney General Conway announces Rocket Docket initiative saves $2.8 million in three months

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Commonwealth of Kentucky
Office of the Attorney General

Jack Conway
Attorney General

Capitol Building, Suite 118
700 Capitol Avenue
Frankfort, KY 40601-3449
(502) 696-5300
Fax: (502) 564-2894

ATTORNEY GENERAL CONWAY ANNOUNCES ROCKET DOCKET INITIATIVE SAVES $2.8 MILLION IN THREE MONTHS

Projected savings of $11 million for the current fiscal year

FRANKFORT, Ky. (December 2, 2015) – Attorney General Jack Conway and members of the Prosecutors Advisory Council (PAC) today announced that the Rocket Docket Initiative, which was funded through comprehensive heroin legislation passed during the 2015 General Assembly, has saved taxpayers an estimated $2.8 million in local jail costs in just three months from August 1, 2015 to October 31, 2015.  This savings is more than twice the amount of funding the initiative received for the entire fiscal year.  The projected estimated savings for the current fiscal year is $11 million.

“Since being elected Attorney General, one of my top priorities has been to be fiscally responsible in fighting the drug epidemic that is crippling Kentucky communities,” said Attorney General Jack Conway.  “Not only do these programs make the justice system faster and more efficient, they enable non-violent, lower-level offenders with substance abuse issues to receive rehabilitation and treatment.  The substantial cost savings to local governments demonstrates the program is not only helping those with addiction, but also taking the burden off the taxpayers.”

In addition to the $2.8 million in incarceration savings during the first three months of implementation, 1,472 cases were completed or were pending in PAC-funded rocket dockets.  This saves time and resources for stakeholders in the criminal justice system; including courts, prosecutors, grand juries, public defenders, and clerks.  The initiative has also placed 361 defendants in drug treatment.  Successful treatment reduces recidivism, which saves additional time and resources for the criminal justice system.

“The expansion and implementation of rocket dockets throughout the Commonwealth has been a tremendous financial benefit to our Commonwealth while ensuring public safety,” said Chris Cohron, Commonwealth’s Attorney for the Eighth Judicial Circuit.

Christian County Attorney Mike Foster added, “The Kentucky General Assembly committed itself to providing effective treatment for non-violent drug offenders as opposed to the extraordinary expense of long term incarceration. The Rocket Docket Initiative is a proven program that gives individuals the opportunity to become productive citizens, while also creating millions in savings for our state budget.  The continued funding of rocket docket programs is an extraordinary opportunity to save lives and effectuate millions of dollars in savings.”

To view a copy of the December Rocket Docket Report, please visit:  http://goo.gl/92Gj8V

In 2015, PAC received $1 million in funding to implement, expand, or enhance rocket docket programs throughout the Commonwealth.  Rocket dockets are a collaborative effort between the County and Commonwealth’s Attorneys to process the appropriate cases more swiftly through the judicial system, which creates cost savings and more quickly identifies defendants who would benefit from drug treatment.  PAC funded 28 programs and collected data to measure their success.  The funding for these grants was provided to PAC through the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet, which received funding from Senate Bill 192.

11/25 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.

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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 30 – December 4, 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.

SIGNIFICANT EVENTS (Past week)

Dante Beausejour, Khalid Raheem, Keiondre Smith – 15CR3026 (Criminal Attempt Murder, Assault in the First Degree, Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree [Four Counts], Criminal Mischief 1st Degree [Two Counts], and Possession of Marijuana with A Firearm)

  • Defendant Beausejour (DOB 8/28/94), Defendant Raheem (DOB 7/15/96), and Defendant Smith (DOB 12/28/96) are charged in connection to the November 6th 2015 shooting of Maurcie Odell Gilmore at 643 S. 39th Street.  At the time of the shooting Mr. Gilmore was on his front porch while his girlfriend and her children were inside the residence. The Defendants are alleged to have fired shots not only at the victim but also into the residence where the children and girlfriend were located. Bullet holes from the shooting were found in the walls in the children’s bedroom.  The arraignment was held November 23, 2015; the next pretrial will be on February 16th, 2016 in Division One at 10:00 am.  Shelly Alvey is the prosecutor.

Lavarr Melton and Robert Short- 14CR2288 & 14CR2449 (Robbery in the First Degree [Nine Counts], Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon [Melton only], Receiving Stolen Property [Melton only], Persistent Felony Offender in the Second Degree)

  • Defendants Melton (DOB 3/4/1987) and Short (8/1/1979) are charged in connection with nine convenience store robberies which occurred from July 10, 2014 through August 26, 2014 at various locations in Jefferson County. A pre-trial conference was conducted on November 24th, 2015. The next event is scheduled for January 13, 2016 at 10:00 am, in Division Four. Shelly Alvey is the prosecutor.

ARRAIGNMENTS

William T. Mattingly – 15CR3102 (Murder, Criminal Attempt Murder and Persistent Felony Offender First Degree)

  • Mr. Mattingly (DOB 05/09/1975) is charged with the murder of Thomas Grismer and the attempted Murder of Christopher Bloyd on November 13, 2015 at the Red Roof Inn located on Preston Highway. His arrangement is scheduled for Monday, November 30th at 1:30 pm in Division 9 of Jefferson Circuit Court.  Stacy Greive and Chris Foster are the prosecutors.

PRETRIAL CONFERENCES

Kelly Lynn South- 15CR2846 (Incest, Sodomy in the First Degree [Two Counts], Sexual Abuse in the First Degree [Five Counts]).

  • Ms. South (DOB 1/6/77) is charged with sexually abusing a child over a three year period.  Ms. South will appear for a pre-trial conference in Division 6 on Friday, December 4, 2015 at 9:30 am.  Courtney Straw is the prosecutor.

Jeffery Martin- 15CR2325 (Distribution of Matter Portraying a Sexual Performance by a Minor [Eight Counts]; Possession of Matter Portraying Sexual Performance by a Minor [Twenty Counts]).

  • Mr. Martin (DOB 3/3/70) was charged following a Kentucky State Police investigation for distribution and possession of child pornography.  Files discovered in the investigation include images and videos of victims as young as approximately three years of age.  Mr. Martin will appear for a pre-trial conference in Division 10 on December 2, 2015 at 9:30 am.  Courtney Straw is the prosecutor.

Kalief A. Cummings- 15CR2303 (Assault in the First Degree [Two Counts])

  • Mr. Cummings (DOB 12/11/69) is charged with stabbing two sisters who were in town for a bachelorette party.  The incident occurred on August 23, 2015, near Second and Liberty Streets.  A pretrial conference is scheduled for December 2nd at 9:00 in Division Thirteen of the Jefferson Circuit Court.  Elizabeth Jones Brown 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])

  • Ford, Burriell, Moore, and Parr are charged in connection with the Robbery of Mr. Dwayne Barker wherein the Defendants are accused of violently robbing Mr. Barker when Mr. Barker would not relinquish his motorcycle gang vest.  A pre-trial conference is scheduled for Tuesday December 1, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. in Division Two of the Jefferson Circuit Court.  Shelly Alvey is the prosecutor.

HEARINGS

Dayarick Devon Booker- 13CR3130 (Murder, Robbery in the First Degree [Two Counts])

  • Mr. Booker (DOB 4/25/97) was convicted at trial for the October 29, 2012, robbery of Ms. Cynthia Johnson on West Broadway near Lindell Avenue.  During the robbery, Ms. Johnson was shot and killed by another suspect.  A shock probation hearing will be held on November 30th at 10:00 in Division Eleven of the Jefferson Circuit Court.  Elizabeth Jones Brown is the prosecutor.

TRIALS

Anthony Johnson- 14CR2324 (Murder, Possession of A Firearm By a Convicted Felon, Tampering With Physical Evidence, Wanton Endangerment in the First Degree, Criminal Mischief, and Persistent Felony Offender in the First Degree).

  • Anthony Johnson, (DOB 4/28/86) is charged in connection with the Murder of Lester Pernell on August 8, 2014 in the 1100 block of Fisk Court. A trial is scheduled for December 1, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. in Division One. Shelly Alvey is the prosecutor.

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