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8/22 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: August 22-September 2, 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

Dominic Cloud and William Dennison – 15CR2022 (Robbery in the First Degree [Cloud – Nine Counts, Dennison – Eight Counts]; Robbery in the Second Degree [Five Counts].

  • On August 16, 2016, Mr. Cloud (DOB 5/22/97) and Mr. Dennison (DOB 9/16/96) each pled guilty to 20 years on multiple counts of robbery.  Defendants were arrested on July 21, 2015 after committing numerous robberies at convenience stores in June and July 2015 in the 5th Division, 6th Division, 7th Division, and Jeffersontown area.   Sentencing is scheduled for Wednesday, December 7 at 9:30 a.m. in Division 11 of the Jefferson Circuit Court. Emily Cecil is the prosecutor.

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 September and October of 2015. 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.  At last Pretrial conference scheduled on August 19th 2016, Donqua Johnson entered into a plea to amended charges totaling 7 years.  Infonte Shoulders expected to plea at the next court date scheduled for Friday, September 30th, 2016 at 9:45 in Division 12 of Jefferson Circuit Court.  Critt Cunningham is the prosecutor.

PRETRIAL CONFERENCES

Damion Lamont Fitzpatrick – 16CR1130 (Criminal Attempt Murder, Assault in the First Degree, Possession of a Handgun by Convicted Felon, Wanton Endangerment in the First Degree [6 Counts], and Persistent Felony Offender in the First Degree)

  • Mr. Fitzpatrick (DOB 11/13/80) is charged with the April 18, 2016, shooting near the Cricket Wireless at 3125 W. Broadway where one person was stuck in the back. A pretrial conference is scheduled for Tuesday, August 30, 2016, at 9:15 a.m. in Division 6 of Jefferson Circuit Court.  Jennifer Murzyn Yancey is the prosecutor.

Juan Carlos Ortega-Santos – 16CR1777   (Murder [Two Counts], Wanton Endangerment in the First Degree [Two Counts], Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Intoxicants, Operating a Motor Vehicle Without an Operator’s License, No Motor Vehicle Insurance)

  • Mr. Ortega-Santos (DOB 06/20/1990) has been indicted in relation to a collision that occurred on June 21, 2016 in the 9300 block of Taylorsville Road which resulted in the death of two children. A pretrial conference is scheduled for Monday, August 22, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in Division 1.   Kristi Gray is the prosecutor.

Nathaniel Lee Davis – 16CR2130 (Criminal Attempt Murder, Possession of a Handgun by Convicted Felon, Unlawful Imprisonment in the First Degree, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Wanton Endangerment in the First Degree, and Persistent Felony Offender in the First Degree)

  • Mr. Davis (DOB 01/06/76) is charged with the June 20, 2016, shooting near the 900 block of Winkler Ave. A bond hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, August 23, 2016, at 9:00 a.m. in Division 1 of Jefferson Circuit Court.  Jennifer Murzyn Yancey is the prosecutor.

Kenneth Dwayne Willis – 16CR1934 (Murder, Possession of a Handgun by Convicted Felon, Possession of a Controlled Substance in the First Degree [Heroin])

  • Mr. Willis (DOB 09/10/64) is charged with the July 12, 2016, shooting death of Ashley Spriggs at 2323 W. Muhammad Ali. A pretrial conference is scheduled for Monday, August 22, 2016, at 9:15 a.m. in Division 6 of Jefferson Circuit Court.  Jennifer Murzyn Yancey 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 status conference is scheduled for Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 9:00am in Division 6 of Jefferson Circuit Court. Alicia Gomez is the prosecutor.

Carlos Stone, 15CR2670 (Murder, Tampering with Physical Evidence)

  • Mr. Stone (DOB 01/04/1977) is charged in connection with the September 29, 2015, shooting death of Annquonette Starr. A pretrial conference is scheduled for Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 9:15am in Division 10 of Jefferson Circuit Court.  Alicia Gomez is the prosecutor.

HEARINGS

Tommy Batton, 14CR2417 (Criminal Attempt Murder, Robbery I [Five Counts], Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon, Persistent Felony Offender in the Second Degree)

  • Mr. Batton (DOB 12/3/88) pleaded guilty to numerous August, 2014, armed robberies, including at the PRP Pizza on August 11, the Rodeway Inn on August 23, and the L&N Credit Union on August 29 where he broke in through the roof.  A shot was fired at an employee of the Rodeway Inn during that robbery.  Sentencing is scheduled for August 29, 2016 at 9:30 am in Division 13.  Elizabeth Jones Brown in the prosecutor.

TRIALS

Damen Lee, Jr., 15CR1529 (Robbery in the First Degree, Burglary in the First Degree, and Kidnapping in the First Degree as to Baskette, Lee, and Matthewson.  Robbery in the First Degree [3 Counts], and Burglary in the First Degree as to Lee and Ricketts.  Sodomy in the First Degree, Receiving a Stolen Firearm, and Possession of a Handgun by a Minor as to Lee.)

  • Damen Lee (DOB 12/31/98), and two co-defendants are charged with robbing a 77-year-old man on April 13, 2015, forcing him through his house at gunpoint while they stole items, and then forcing him into the trunk of his own vehicle.  They then stole another of the victim’s vehicles and fled in it.  Police found that vehicle abandoned where it had collided with a utility pole, checked the registration, and responded to the victim’s residence where they rescued him from his trunk.  Mr. Lee and two different co-defendants are charged with robbing at gunpoint a woman in her home the following day, and Mr. Lee is charged with sodomy in relation to that incident.  They are also charged with robbing two painters after they left the woman’s residence.  When Mr. Lee was arrested two days later, police recovered from his possession a gun stolen from the first crime scene.  All other co-defendants have pleaded guilty and agreed to testify.  A trial is tentatively scheduled for August 30th at 10:00 in Division 10.  Elizabeth Jones Brown is the prosecutor.

***Due to the Annual Prosecutor’s Conference 8/24/16 through 8/26/16, this Media Release encompasses both the weeks of August 22, 2016 and August 29, 2016. ***

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8/15 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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Seal of Kentucky
OFFICE OF THE COMMONWEALTH’S ATTORNEY
COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
30th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
THOMAS B. WINE, COMMONWEALTH’S ATTORNEY

Weekly Media Release: August 15-August 19, 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)

Terry Williams – 15CR2974 (Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon, Wanton Endangerment in the First Degree, Stalking in the First Degree)

  • Mr. Williams (DOB 10/4/78) entered a guilty plea pursuant to Alford to the above charges on August 12, 2016.  Mr. Williams fired several shots into the victim’s home after she asked him to leave.  He then was observed with a handgun around the residence in the days after, yelling about how she had messed up his life.  Mr. Williams agreed to serve five (5) years on all counts, running concurrently.  Additionally, the court entered a ten (10) year restraining order following the stalking conviction.  The Court can enter the restraining order to protect victims after a defendant is found guilty of stalking.  Courtney Straw is the prosecutor.

Charles William Shoulders – 15CR1888 (Murder, Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree, Terroristic Threatening, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.)

  • On July 4, 2015, the defendant, Charles W. Shoulders, shot his wife, Jaundora Shoulders, causing injuries resulting in her death. The defendant called 911 and told the operator he had just shot his wife and believed that she was dead. The defendant also made spontaneous utterances at the scene admitting he had just shot his wife. While in the LMPD headquarters interview room, the defendant urinated on the carpet, threw a chair across the room breaking the chair, and ripped off the table mounted to the wall, causing over $500 in damage. In addition, the defendant threatened the life of the detective. The Defendant was convicted last week in Division 5 of Jefferson County Circuit Court. He was sentenced by the jury to 27 years to serve.  The jury awarded him one year in prison for every year he and his wife had been married. Chris Foster and Danielle Yannelli were the prosecutors.

ARRAIGNMENTS

Eugene Boyd Sr. – 16CR2169 (Carnal Knowledge of a Female, Indecent and Immoral Practices with Another)

  • Boyd (DOB 7/08/37) is charged in connection with the commission of sexual acts against his daughter when she was in the first grade. Various forms of abuse occurred until she was approximately twelve years old. Victim participated in a controlled meeting with the suspect and he admitted to perpetrating the abuse.  The defendant will be arraigned on Monday August 15, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. in Jefferson County Circuit Court Division 4.  He has a bond hearing scheduled for Thursday, August 18 at 8:30 am in the same courtroom.  Alicia Gomez is the prosecutor.

PRETRIAL CONFERENCES

Kenneth Leon Pope – 15CR1906 (Murder, Possession of a Handgun by Convicted Felon, Tampering with Physical Evidence, and Persistent Felony Offender in the Second Degree)

  • Mr. Pope (DOB 5/12/98) is charged with the July 4, 2015, shooting death of Mr. Tyron Jones in the 400 block of South 12th Street. A pretrial conference is scheduled for Thursday, August 18, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. in Division 4 of Jefferson Circuit Court.  Jennifer Murzyn Yancey is the prosecutor.

James M. Spaulding – 16CR0358 (Murder, Criminal Attempt Murder, Robbery in the First Degree, Burglary In the First Degree, Criminal Attempt Burglary In the First Degree, Wanton Endangerment In the First Degree (Four Counts), Tampering With Physical Evidence, Fleeing or Evading Police In the First Degree, Assault In the Third Degree and Criminal Mischief in the First Degree).

  • Mr. Spaulding (DOB 06/16/83) is charged in relation to the shooting death of store employee Denny Davis at the Stop-n-Go Liquor and Convenience Store located at 427 Warnock Street on February 4, 2016.  After shooting Mr. Davis and shooting at another employee in the store, Mr. Spaulding fled the store and attempted to unlawfully enter nearby residences. When he could not get into the residences, he fired the gun into one of the residences and endangered the lives of several people inside. He was eventually arrested in the middle of Interstate 65 South after he led law enforcement on a chase after fleeing the Warnock Street area.  Mr. Spaulding is scheduled to be in court for a pretrial conference on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 9:15 a.m. in Division 6 of Jefferson Circuit Court. Stacy Greive and Alex Gaddis are the prosecutors.

Joshua Lewis Young– 16CR1338 (Murder, Wanton Endangerment in the First Degree, Tampering with Physical Evidence)

  • Mr. Young (DOB 02/08/95) is charged in connection with the May 16, 2016, shooting death of his landlord, Shane McCain, at 2326 Griffiths Avenue.  A pre-trial conference is scheduled on Thursday, August 18, 2016, at 9:30 a.m. in Division Thirteen of the Jefferson Circuit Court.  Stacy Greive and Joshua Waldrop are the prosecutors.

Ashlee N. Rand – 16CR1296 (Assault in the Second Degree, Reckless Homicide, Criminal Mischief in the First Degree [2 Counts], Wanton Endangerment in the First Degree, No Motor Vehicle Insurance, Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Intoxicants – Aggravating Circumstances, and Disregarding Official Traffic Control Device)

  • Ms. Rand (DOB 10/11/85) is charged with running a stop light at the intersection of Magazine Street and 21st Street on May 17, 2015, while under the influence of intoxicants, causing the death of James Frazier. A pretrial conference is scheduled for Wednesday, August 17, 2016, at 9:15 a.m. in Division 10 of Jefferson Circuit Court.  Jennifer Murzyn Yancey is the prosecutor.

 

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