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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: February 22-February 26, 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)

Edward Raymond Baker, III and Danielle Elizabeth Boucher, 15CR1735 (Torture of a Dog with Serious Physical Injury or Death [Two Counts])

  • On February 18, 2016, Mr. Baker (DOB 3/22/93) pled guilty to two counts of Torture of a Dog with Serious Physical Injury or Death. Mr. Baker took five years and the Commonwealth is objecting to probation. Ms. Boucher (DOB 5/29/89) pled guilty on the same date to Cruelty to Animals in the Second Degree and was sentenced to 180 days probated for one year. Sentencing for Mr. Baker is scheduled for April 18 at 9:30 in Division Six of the Jefferson Circuit Court. Ryan W. Becker was the prosecutor.

Jordan Reese -15CR1345 (Assault in the First Degree, Wanton Endangerment in the First Degree, Failure to Stop and Render Aid, Operation of a Motor Vehicle with Revoked Operator’s License, Operation of A Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Intoxicants- Second Offense)

  • MR. Reece (DOB 12/01/86) on March 1st 2015, the defendant drove his motor vehicle while intoxicated and drove through a red light at 18th and Muhammad Ali Blvd crashing into the victim’s car. There were two victims in the victim’s car and both sustained injuries. The passenger of the car sustained serious physical injuries and had to be mechanically removed from the car. The defendant fled the scene in his car but was later apprehended by LMPD officers on Osage Ave. When confronted by officers, the defendant had a strong odor of alcohol, and the defendant refused to cooperate with officers when conducting the FSTs. At the time of the crash, the defendant was operating his car on a suspended license. Defendant pled guilty to all counts and received a sentence of ten years to serve.  This sentence will run consecutive with defendant’s prior probated sentence of five years.  He was sentenced in Jefferson County Circuit Court Division 8 on February 14, 2016 at 2:00pm.  Justin Janes was the Prosecutor.

Jack Stahl -15CR1081 (Burglary in the First Degree, Robbery in the Second Degree, Resisting Arrest)

  • Mr. Stahl (DOB 3/03/88) pled guilty to entering a house on March 1, 2015 and pointing a weapon into the chest of the homeowner demanding money, drugs, and property. He was disarmed and subdued by homeowners until police arrived. On February 16, 2016 in Division 7 he was sentenced to 19 years in prison.  Ryan W. Becker was the prosecutor.

ARRAIGNMENT

George Slaughter – 16CR0409 (Murder [Three Counts], Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon, Tampering with Physical Evidence)

  • Mr. Slaughter (DOB 10/16/89) on February 13, 2016 shot three victims, killing all three. The firearm used in the victim’s murder was taken from the scene by the defendant. The arraignment is scheduled for February 22 at 9:30 am in Division Three of the Jefferson Circuit Court. The defendant’s bond is currently set at $1,000,000. Erin McKinzie is the Prosecutor.

Arthur Garrett– 16CR0393 (Rape in the First Degree, Persistent Felony Offender in the First Degree)

  • Mr. Garrett (DOB 11/10/66) on Friday, February 5, 2016 was seen by several nurses naked and on top of the victim having sexual intercourse with her. The victim is a patient at Jewish Hospital. The patient has been diagnosed with Respiratory Failure and an Auto immune Disease. The patient is unable to move her arms or legs and is on a breathing tube.  The victim is incoherent and is physically helpless due to her condition and is unable to consent to sexual intercourse.  The arraignment is scheduled for February 22, 2016 at 9:30 am in Division Three of the Jefferson Circuit Court. The defendant’s bond is currently set at $100,000.  Chris Foster is the Prosecutor.

HEARINGS

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 Thursday, February 25, 2016, at 9:30 a.m. in Division 4 of the Jefferson Circuit Court. Aggravators have been filed and the Commonwealth is seeking the death penalty. Nick Mudd is the prosecutor.

SENTENCING

Chauncey Sellers – 14CR3357 (Tampering with Physical Evidence, Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Second Degree, Persistent Felony Offender in the First Degree)

  • Mr. Sellers (DOB 10/29/79) was driving one of two vehicles racing on 22nd St south of Broadway. Officers attempted to stop his car and as they approached it drove off.  Officers conducted stop and deft exited vehicle on passenger side taking bladed stance.  Deft refused to show his hands cussing officers and keeping his hands behind him.  Officer ordered deft to the ground and deft removed his jacket.  The officer deployed a taser.  Mr. Sellers then pitched a plastic bag containing white powder residue onto the ground.   Sellers clawed the officer’s face ripping his lip downward causing a tear inside his lip.  Officer suffered cuts and bruising with bleeding to his face and mouth.  The defendant was found guilty at jury trial of the above listed offenses. Penalty was resolved by agreement at seven years.  Sentencing is scheduled for Jefferson County Circuit Court Division Three on April 15 at 8:30 am.  Alex Gaddis and Stephanie Hunter are the Prosecutors.

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