Monthly Archives: April 2016

4/29 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: May 2-May 6, 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.

FEATURED PROSECUTORS – THE NARCOTICS UNIT

  • Most of their work week is spent keeping the poison pushers away from Louisville’s Youth. Recently, the Narcotics Unit showed its dedication to bettering the lives of kids by raising over $12,000 for the Corrections for a Cure as part of St. Baldrick’s Charity.  By shaving their heads they were able to get donations to support children who are diagnosed with cancer.
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(Frank, Richard, Aaron, Josh, Ebert, and Andrew proving bald is beautiful?)

SIGNIFICANT EVENTS

Keith Stovall- 14CR2762 (Sex Abuse in the First Degree [Two Counts], Persistent Felony Offender in the Second Degree)

  • Stovall (DOB 9/11/69) exposed himself for his own gratification to two small children that were temporally in his care while their family member was sick. The defendant was found guilty at jury trial in Jefferson County Circuit Court Division Two on both counts; the jury recommended a sentence of 10 years for each count, making the sentence a total of 20 years. Alicia Gomez and Nathan Batey were the prosecutors.

Princess Bolin – 08CR3467, 09CR1120, 11CR033 (Various Trafficking Charges, Wanton Endangerment, Endangering the Welfare of a Minor, Tampering); (Various Trafficking Charges, Tampering); (Illegal Possession of a Controlled Substance)

  • Bolin (DOB 7/16/82) was revoked on a variety of cases for picking up an Escape charge to which she plead guilty in Jefferson County Circuit Court Division 10. She was revoked on 08CR3467 (10 years), 09CR1120 (5 years), and 11CR0335 (3 years), and then plead guilty to one count of Escape in the 2nd Degree and received a 1 year sentence, consecutive, for a total sentence of 19 years. Nick Mudd was the prosecutor.

ARRAIGNMENT

Tiffany M. Cecil – 16CR1137 (Criminal Abuse in the First Degree, Criminal Abuse in the Second Degree)

  • Cecil (DOB 10/14/94) is charged in connection with the 10/24/15 conduct relating to her own child. She struck a one year old child in the face causing injuries. The defendant, was the only caretaker for victim, did not seek medical attention for the injury.  Instead, family members noticed victim’s injuries and took the victim to Kosair Hospital.  An exam was conducted and it was concluded that the injuries were induced by trauma to a critical area of a very young child.  The victim suffered severe bruising to the forehead, face and eye.  The case will be arraigned in Division 8 of the Jefferson County Circuit Court at 1:00pm.  Nathan Batey is the Prosecutor.

PRETRIAL CONFERENCES

Laura Carrier – 16CR0613 (Robbery in the First Degree)

  • Carrier (DOB 9/21/63) is charged in the January 6, 2016, robbery of the Cash Express located at 2402 Brownsboro Road when she was armed with a knife and demanded business cash.  The defendant’s bond is currently $10,000 full cash. A Bond Hearing is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, May 4 at 9:30 a.m. in Division Five. Jennifer Murzyn Yancey is the prosecutor.

David T. Satterfield, Jr. – 14CR0326 (Murder)

  • Mr. Satterfield (DOB 12/28/79) is charged in connection with the August 6, 2007, death of Ms. Marcelline Vale at the Parkway Medical Center.  A pretrial conference is scheduled for Monday, May 2, 2016, at 11:45 a.m. in Division Nine of the Jefferson Circuit Court.  Ryan Olberding is the prosecutor.

HEARINGS

Antonio Polen – 15CR1826 (Assault in the First Degree, Criminal Attempt Murder, and Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon)

  • Mr. Polen (DOB 1/3/86) is alleged to have shot Mr. Joe McGuire, multiple times with a handgun, on Saturday, June 27, 2015, at the Economy Inn hotel, located at the 3300 block of Bardstown Road. Mr. Polen was found to be in possession of the gun after the shooting, and the gun was confirmed to be stolen. Mr. Polen is a convicted felon, and as such is not permitted to own or possess any sort of firearm or handgun. A competency hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, May 3, 2016, at 9:35 a.m. in Division Five of the Jefferson Circuit Court. Mr. Nick Mudd is the prosecutor.

Antonio Young – 13CR2681-001 (Murder, Robbery in the First Degree, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Persistent Felony Offender in the Second Degree)

  • Mr. Young (DOB 6/08/87) was indicted in connection with the September 28, 2013, murder of Troy Johnson Jr.  Young, along with his two armed co-defendants, robbed and shot the victim.  He and a codefendant hid the murder weapons in his backyard.  The defendant is a Persistent Felony Offender in the Second Degree.  A suppression hearing is scheduled for Monday, May 2, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. in Division Thirteen of the Jefferson Circuit Court.  Emily Cecil and Critt Cunningham are the prosecutors.

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4/28 Weekly & Month End Circuit Court Reports

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4/22 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: April 25-April 29, 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.

FEATURED PROSECUTOR – ALICIA GOMEZ

  • Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Alicia Gomez was successful, again this week, getting justice for an underage victim by Jury Trial. Gomez served for two and one-half years as a Law Clerk in the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney and she served in an internship with the Court Appointed Special Advocates Program. She is a 2011 graduate of the LBA Leadership Academy.  Ms. Gomez currently fights for justice as the Deputy Division Chief of Domestic Violence and Child Abuse Unit.

SIGNIFICANT EVENTS

Julius Darnell Thomas – 13CR3085

The defendant (DOB 9/17/69) was found guilty by a Jury Trial of: Incest, Rape in the Third Degree, and Sodomy in the Third Degree.   The defendant will be sentenced to a term of Twenty Years.

  • The victim disclosed in her forensic that the defendant, who is her step-dad, has been having sex with her since she was 14 years old. She said the last incident was the night before the report. The police responded to the house and received consent to search the house and do a blue light. Her room contained various spots of genetic evidence.  Alicia Gomez and Courtney Straw were the prosecutors.

Marquice Hamilton & Brian Hutchings – 16CR0930 (Murder [Two Counts], Robbery in the First Degree, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance in the First Degree While in Possession of a Firearm, Heroin over 2 Grams, Tampering with Physical Evidence [All])

  • Hamilton (DOB 6/15/97) and Hutchings (DOB 5/21/1997) were arraigned on the above charges Monday, April 18th in Jefferson Circuit Court. The charges stem from the shooting deaths of two men in a car on March 31, 2016 at 2001 Appleton Lane in Shively.  A pretrial conference is scheduled for May 23 at 8:30 a.m. in Division 3.   Alex Gaddis is the prosecutor.

ARRAIGNMENTS

Kyree Yancey- 16CR1049 (Murder, Robbery in the First Degree, Possession of a Handgun by a Minor)

  • Mr. Yancey (DOB 1/30/99) on July 29, 2015 shot the victim, Garfield S. Webb, Jr., multiple times at the 700 Block of Camp Street.  The defendant then robbed Mr. Webb before fleeing.  Mr. Webb died as a result of his injuries. The defendant was 16 years old at the time of the incident.  He was apprehended by law enforcement in Amarillo, TX on February 10, 2016.  An arraignment is scheduled for Monday, April 25, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. in Division 8 of Jefferson Circuit Court.  Emily Cecil is the prosecutor.

Aron Ballard and Anthony Foster – 16CR1051 (Murder, Criminal Attempt Murder, Wanton Endangerment in the First Degree [Six Counts])

  • Mr. Ballard (DOB 12/18/93) and Mr. Foster (DOB 9/30/90) are charged in complicity in relation to a shooting that occurred on April 2, 2016 at 2129 Bolling Avenue. The defendants fired multiple shots at the victims, Lottie Eicher and Rodriq Buchannon, in an attempt to kill these individuals.  As a result of the defendants’ actions, Rodriq Buchannon was shot multiple times and suffered serious physical injury.  Lottie Eicher was also shot and died as a result of her injuries.  2129 Bolling Avenue was occupied by six persons, who were all on the first floor of the house when the defendants were shooting.  An arraignment is scheduled for Monday, April 25, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. in Division 5 of Jefferson Circuit Court.  Emily Cecil is the prosecutor.

PRETRIAL CONFERENCES

 Jessie Smith – 14CR2942 (Murder, Robbery in the First Degree, and Persistent Felony Offender in the First Degree)

  • Defendant Smith (DOB 04/03/87) is charged in connection with the shooting death of Terron Johnson which occurred on October 28, 2014.  A pre-trial conference is scheduled for April 28th at 9:30 a.m. in Division 2.   Shelly Alvey is the prosecutor.

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 April 28, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. in Division 5.   Kristi Gray is the prosecutor.

Larry Felton, Andrel Page, and James Watts – 16CR0703   (Robbery in the First Degree [All], Assault in the First Degree)

  • Mr. Felton (DOB 11/4/92), Mr. Page (DOB 9/20/94), and Mr. Watts (DOB 11/4/75) are charged in connection with the February 7, 2016, robbery and shooting of Zachary Blakley over a lottery ticket after Mr. Blakley exited the Marathon at 3400 Taylor Boulevard. A pretrial conference has been scheduled for April 26, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. in Division 7 of Jefferson Circuit Court.  Elizabeth Jones Brown is the prosecutor.

Dante Beausejour, Khalid Raheem, Keiondre Smith – 14CR0776 (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 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.  A pre-trial conference is scheduled for Wednesday April 27th at 10:00 a.m. in Division One. Shelly Alvey is the prosecutor.

HEARINGS

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 3/4/87) and Short (8/1/79) 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 suppression hearing is scheduled for Wednesday April 27th at 10:30 a.m. in Division Four. Shelly Alvey is the prosecutor.

Robert A. Taylor-  15CR2649 (TICS in the 1st Degree While in Possession of a Firearm [Three Counts], TICS in the Second Degree While in Possession of A Firearm, TICS in the Third Degree While in Possession of a Firearm, Possession of A Handgun by A Convicted Felon, Receiving Stolen Property Firearm, and Persistent Felony Offender in the First Degree)

  • Defendant Taylor (DOB 5/22/81) is charged in connection with the above referenced charges as a result of an investigation conducted by the Mobile 9th The Defendant allegedly had in his possession large quantities of heroin, methamphetamine, suboxone strips, and prescription pills.  Also, in Defendant Taylor’s possession was a .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun and a 9 mm semi-automatic handgun.  A suppression hearing is scheduled for April 29th at 9:00 in Division 9 of the Jefferson Circuit Court. Shelly Alvey is the prosecutor.

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4/15 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: April 18-April 22, 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

FEATURED PROSECUTOR – NICK MUDD

  • Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Nick Mudd over the last four months has earned four consecutive murder trial convictions.   Mudd has been at the Office of the Jefferson County Commonwealth Attorney since 2011. Currently, he utilizes his extensive trial advocacy background as the Deputy Division Chief for the Violent Crimes Unit.

Kevin Franklin- 14CR1318 (Murder, Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon, and Tampering With Physical Evidence)

  • Franklin (DOB 7/31/91) was convicted at jury trial last week for the March 10, 2014, shooting death of Nicholas Baker. Franklin shot Mr. Baker at the parking lot located at 12400 Parkfield Road. The trial was in Jefferson County Circuit Court Division Thirteen. On April 4, the jury found the defendant guilty and on April 5 the penalty was determined to be 30 years.  Nick Mudd was the prosecutor.

John Watkins – 13CR2619

  • Watkins (DOB 8/27/80) was convicted at jury trial this week in connection with a September 22, 2013 business robbery. Mr. Watkins entered the Berry Petroleum store located at 1871 Berry Boulevard. Once inside, he walked behind the counter with his hand concealed inside his shirt, approached the victim, store owner and demanded that she open the cash register. The defendant began to assault her by punching her about the face and head, pushing her to the floor, and dragging her to the register. When he was unable to open the register, he ripped it from the counter and fled on foot. He then threw the cash register to the ground to break it open and removed the cash.  The trial has entered into sentencing phase in Jefferson County Circuit Court Division Two. Alex Gaddis and Mauricus Lofton are the prosecutors.

ARRAIGNMENTS

Brian A. Hutchings and Marquice Hamilton – 16CR0930 (Murder [Two Counts], Robbery in the First Degree [Two Counts], Tampering with Physical Evidence, Trafficking in a Controlled Substance in the First Degree While in Possession of a Firearm)

  • Mr. Hutchins (DOB 5/21/97) and Mr. Hamilton (DOB 6/15/97) are charged in connection with a March 31, 2016 double shooting. Jermaine Simmons and Kamal Lawson were killed while sitting in a vehicle located at 2001 Appleton Lane.  After the shooting, one defendant opened the driver door and removed a small, plastic grocery bag. The bag, later recovered, contained some miscellaneous items along with a small baggie of suspected heroin.  Each defendant currently has a bond of $100,000 full cash. Their arraignment is scheduled for Monday, April 18 at 9:30 am in Division 3 of Jefferson County Circuit Court.   Alex Gaddis is the Prosecutor.

PRETRIAL CONFERENCES

Robert Wayne Poppe, John Zachery and Heather Zachery – 15CR1847 (Burglary in the Third Degree (Twenty Counts against Poppe, Fourteen Counts against John Zachery, Four Counts against Heather Zachery) and Persistent Felony Offender in the First Degree against Robert Wayne Poppe)

  • Mr. Poppe (DOB 1/19/66), Mr. Zachery (DOB 8/04/73), and Ms. Zachery (9/10/85) are charged in connection with the  burglaries and thefts from local businesses such as Subway, Party City and Feeder’s Supply, mainly along Dixie Highway between May 19, 2015 and July 2, 2015.  A pretrial conference is scheduled to occur on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at 9:00 a.m. in Division One of the Jefferson Circuit Court. Ms. Stacy Greive is the prosecutor.

Robert Wayne Poppe – 16CR0595 (Burglary in the Third Degree (Ten Counts), Escape in the Second Degree, Tampering With a Prisoner Monitoring Device and Persistent Felony Offender in the First Degree)

  • Mr. Poppe (DOB 1/19/66) is charged with escaping from Home Incarceration while out on bond in the above case. While escaped from Home Incarceration, Mr. Poppe committed ten additional burglaries and thefts from local businesses in February of 2016. A pretrial conference is scheduled to occur on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at 8:30 a.m. in Division Seven of the Jefferson Circuit Court. Ms. Stacy Greive is the prosecutor.

Andre A.K. Richards, Jarrell Fletcher, and Lionel Fletcher- 15CR3156 (Assault in the First Degree)

  • Richards (DOB 6/25/95) and the twin Fletcher brothers (DOB 11/19/00) have been indicted in connection with the June 2, 2015 severe beating of a local homeless man. The beating occurred in the context of a “knock-out game” the defendants were playing.   The defendants continued to kick and attack the victim as he lay on the pavement after he had been knocked down. The victim remains paralyzed and is currently receiving skilled care in a nursing home from which he may never leave.  The case is set for pretrial on Friday April 22 at 9:00 am in Jefferson County Circuit Court Division 8.  Critt Cunningham is the prosecutor.

HEARINGS

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

  • Mr. Mattingly (DOB 05/09/75) 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. A competency hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, April 19th at 11:00 am in Division 9 of Jefferson Circuit Court.  Stacy Greive and Chris Foster are the prosecutors.

TRIALS

Julius Thomas – 13CR3085 (Rape in the Third Degree, Sodomy in the Third Degree, Incest [Two Counts], Unlawful Transaction with a Minor in second, Sexual Abuse First [Two Counts])

  • Thomas (DOB 9/17/69) is on trial for having sex with his step-daughter since she was 14 years old. She disclosed that he had anal sex with her in the past.   Her forensic interview revealed specific details including that she was made to clean up evidence with her socks after. A blue light search of her bedroom revealed substantial evidence. Cut outs from the carpet also produced evidence which tends to support the victim. The trial is on-going in Jefferson County Circuit Court Division Five. Alicia Gomez and Courtney Straw are the prosecutors.

Jerone Sanders – 14CR1603 (Burglary in the First Degree and Robbery in the First Degree)

  • Mr. Sanders (DOB 06/14/91) on March 4, 2014 along with an unknown co-defendant invaded a home, armed with a handgun, and robbed the homeowner. The case is set for jury trial on April 18 at 1:00 pm in Division Four of the Jefferson Circuit Court. Jennifer Murzyn Yancey is the Prosecutor.

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