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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: January 11 – January 15, 2016

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)

Jason Montgomery – 14CR0949 (Robbery in the 1st Degree, Burglary in the 1st Degree)

  • Mr. Montgomery (DOB 04/22/82) on Monday, January 4, 2016, pled guilty on his trial date to Robbery in the 1st Degree and Burglary in the 1st Degree for a home invasion robbery he committed in the early morning hours of February 11, 2014.  Mr. Montgomery was sentenced that day to serve 10 years in prison for his crimes.  Alex Gaddis was the prosecutor.

RICKY LEE JONES- 14CR3013 (Knowing Abuse or Neglect of an Adult, Criminal Abuse in the First Degree [Two Counts], Persistent Felony Offender in the First Degree)

  • Mr. Jones (DOB 7/11/60) Between September, 2010, and August 23, 2012, the defendant lived with the victim Michelle Gentry and her children. During this time he yelled at them, called them stupid, shoved, choked and “mugged” them. On one occasion the defendant threw Lelani into a wall because she wouldn’t clean her room. He has also caused Lelani injuries that required a trip to the hospital. He was found guilty at jury trial of Recklessly Abusing or Neglecting an Adult and of Criminal Abuse in the Second Degree.  He will face sentencing in Division 4 on Monday, January 11, 2016 at 9:00 am.  John Balliet and Justin Janes are the prosecutors.

ARRAIGNMENTS

LOUIS F. HOUSE AND NAVEA MOSLEY- 16CR3001 (Assault in the First Degree, Robbery in the First Degree, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Fleeing or Evading Police in the First Degree [Both All].

  • House (DOB 8/14/00) and Mosley (DOB 9/17/97) are charged in connection with an October 22, 2015 incident that in the rear of 2313 W. Market where a victim was shot 5 times by the defendants.  Victim states that after he gave the defendants some marijuana, he was shot by handgun and then the defendants drove away.  Victim was taken to HHU for emergency surgery to save his life.  Their arrangement is scheduled for Monday, January 11th at 10:00 in Division 4 of Jefferson Circuit Court.  Nick Mudd is the prosecutor.

PRETRIAL CONFERENCES

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)

  • Mrs. 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”.  A pre-trial conference is scheduled for Tuesday, January 12th, 2016 at 9:15 a.m., in Division Twelve of Jefferson Circuit Court. Frank Dahl is the prosecutor.

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, January 15, 2016 at 10:00 am.  Courtney Straw 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.  A pretrial conference is scheduled for January 13, 2016, at 8:30 a.m. in Division 7.  Elizabeth Jones Brown is the prosecutor.

Lavarr Melton and Robert Short-14CR2288 & 14CR2449 (Robbery in the First Degree [9 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 connections 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 is scheduled for Wednesday January 13th at 10:00 a.m. in Division Four. Shelly Alvey is the prosecutor.

Jessica D. Price- 13CR2253 (Murder, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Abuse of a Corpse)

  • Ms. Price (DOB 07/05/1984) is charged in connection with the August 8, 2013 death of her newborn child. The baby was discovered in a trash can at a local Kohl’s store.  A pretrial conference is scheduled for Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 9:00am in Division 6. Alicia Gomez is the prosecutor.

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

  • Fahed Abu Diab, Fatima Abu-Diab, Tyrone Thomas, Tony Ha, and Tobias Enix 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 January 14th at 10:00 a.m. in Division Six of Jefferson Circuit Court. Shelly Alvey and Elizabeth Jones Brown are the prosecutors.

HEARINGS

Michael A. Thornton- 12CR3877 (Burglary in the Third Degree [Two Counts], Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the Second Degree, Escape in the Second Degree, Forgery in the Second Degree, Possession of a Controlled Substance in the First Degree – Heroin, and Persistent Felony Offender in the Second Degree)

  • Mr. Thornton (DOB 5/10/84) is up for revocation on these charges he was convicted of in October 2013. The basis for the revocation stems from 15CR1981 where Mr. Thornton is charged with the April 2, 2015, Attempted Murder of Officer John Hagan that occurred near 225 N. Clifton Avenue, following his escape from the Home Incarceration Program. The Revocation Hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, January 13, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. in Division Five of the Jefferson Circuit Court. Mrs. Jennifer Murzyn Yancey is the prosecutor.

Mack Glover- 11CR3640,12CR2059 (Probation Revocation) 13CR2155, 13CR3316, 14CR1367, 15CR1965 (Burglary II [Two Counts], Receiving Stolen Property Over $500, Bail Jumping I, Escape II, Illegal Possession of a Controlled Substance While In Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon, Receiving Stolen Firearm, PFO II).

  • Mr. Glover (DOB 10/19/1990) is charged in multiple indictments for crimes related to entering homes for the purposes of committing crimes.  Mr. Glover is also facing charges related to escape as well as revocation of his probation in a prior conviction for three counts of Burglary II.  At his last court appearance, Mr. Glover indicated he was accepting the plea offer made by the Commonwealth, agreeing to be sentenced to thirty-seven (37) years.  Mr. Glover is expected to enter a guilty plea and be sentenced in Division 5 on January 15, 2016 at 9:45 am.  Courtney Straw is the prosecutor.

TRIALS

Darreon Harding- 12CR3687 (Robbery in the First Degree [Eight Counts])

  • Mr. Harding (DOB 6/6/90) is charged in connection with a string of business robberies that occurred between August 10, 2012, and August 16, 2012.  A Trial is scheduled for Tuesday, January 12, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. in Division 13 of the Jefferson Circuit Court, however it is expected at that time that Mr. Harding will enter a plea of guilty to the charges. Mrs. Jennifer Murzyn Yancey is the prosecutor.

OF INTEREST

FPP Felony Pilot Project

  • The Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney launched the Felony Prosecution Pilot Project on November 20, 2014. The Felony Pilot Project was implemented with the goal of improving felony case processing efficiency in Jefferson County’s bifurcated prosecutorial system. The program’s overall purpose is focused on decreasing time on docket for felony cases. The FPP funded positions for two (2) experienced prosecutors to be placed into district court rooms 203 and 204 to administer the FPP. Since that time, the FPP has covered approximately 20% of the felony caseload passing through District Court. Jessica Moore and Mark Baker are the FPP prosecutors.

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