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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 17, 2017 – April 21, 2017

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

Kalief A. Cummings – 15CR2303, 16CR0367 (Assault in the First Degree [Two Counts], Persistent Felony Offender in the First Degree)

  • Mr. Cummings (DOB 12/11/69) was charged with stabbing two sisters who were visiting Louisville for a bachelorette party.  The incident occurred on August 23, 2015, near Fourth and Liberty Streets.  A trial began on April 11, 2017 in Division 13 of Jefferson Circuit Court and the Defendant was found guilty of all charges. The Jury recommended an enhanced sentence of 35 years in prison. Final sentencing is scheduled for May 25, 2017 at 9:15 a.m. in Division 13 of Jefferson Circuit Court.  Elizabeth Jones Brown is the prosecutor.

Ronald Lee Leake– 15CR2801 (Robbery in the First Degree [Three Counts], Wanton Endangerment in the First Degree)

  • Mr. Leake (DOB 07/09/65) was charged in connection with a string of business robberies over a thirteen day period in 2015.  On August 31, 2015, while armed with a handgun, the defendant entered the Murphy USA located at 2018 Bashford Manor Lane and demanded the business cash. On September 7, 2015, while armed with a handgun, he entered the Speedway located at 12102 Shelbyville Rd and demanded and received the business cash and then fled the scene. On September 12, 2015, he entered the Speedway located at 2210 Arthur Street and attempted to make a purchase with a counterfeit $100 bill. After the clerk determined the currency was counterfeit, Mr. Leake physically removed it from the victim, and then fled to his vehicle. The clerk attempted to get the license plate number of Mr. Leake’s vehicle when Mr. Leake pulled out a handgun and pointed it at the clerk and told her not to get any closer.  The defendant has had eight prior felony cases resulting in eleven felony convictions. A jury trial was scheduled to begin on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, however the Defendant pled guilty the above charges before the trial began.  In exchange for his guilty plea, the Commonwealth recommended a sentence of 21 years in prison. Final sentencing is scheduled for June 14, 2017 at 9:15 a.m. in Division 6 of Jefferson Circuit Court. Critt Cunningham is the prosecutor.

Joseph F. Dunn – 15CR1783 & 15CR1793 (Murder, Wanton Endangerment in the First Degree [Two Counts], Possession of a Handgun By a Convicted Felon, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Fleeing or Evading Police in the Second Degree, Persistent Felony Offender in the First Degree.) (Trafficking in a Controlled Substance in the First Degree- Cocaine, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Giving a Police Officer a False Name or Address, Criminal Trespass in the Third Degree.)

  • Mr. Dunn (DOB 06/23/85) Pled guilty to the above charges with the amended charge of Manslaughter in the First Degree for the Death if Antwon Willis. On June 18, 2015, the Defendant intentionally shot Antwon Willis during an argument. He then attempted to shot two eyewitnesses. When police came into contact with Mr. Dunn, he ran and threw his weapon. On April 17, 2015, Mr. Dunn was in Beecher Terrace where he had no right to be. Upon officer’s approach, Mr. Dunn threw a bag containing 31 pieces of crack cocaine and told officers his name was Joemarrion Dunn. On April 10, 2017, Mr. Dunn pled guilty to a 30 years sentence. Final Sentencing is scheduled for April 25, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. in Division 9 of Jefferson Circuit Court. Stephany Hunter and Mark Baker are the prosecutors.

ARRAIGNMENTS

Sherrie Egler – 17CR1048 (Assault in the Second Degree, Arson in the Second Degree)

  • Ms. Egler (DOB 06/07/64), is charged with one count of Assault in the second degree and one count of Arson in the second degree. Ms. Egler allegedly shot her fiancé in the leg during a domestic dispute.  When police arrived, the Defendant barricaded herself inside her home and then allegedly set the house on fire while still inside.  Ms. Egler is scheduled to be arraigned on Monday, April 17, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in Division 6 of Jefferson Circuit Court.  Adrienne Henderson is the prosecutor.

PRETRIAL CONFERENCES

Lamondrey Clemons – 16CR3209 (Trafficking in a Controlled Substance in the First Degree Schedule II Cocaine; Operating on a Suspended License, Failure to Signal)

  • On or about March 8, 2016, Mr. Clemons (DOB 02/08/95) was stopped for failing to properly signal a turn.  8.9 grams of crack cocaine, a schedule II controlled substance pursuant to KRS 218A.070, was found in the possession of his passenger.  Mr. Clemons told police he passed it to her upon being stopped.  He did not have a valid operator’s license.  A pretrial conference is scheduled for April 19, 2017, at 9:15 a.m. in Division 6 of Jefferson Circuit Court. Richard Elder is the prosecutor.

James Morris – 15CR0411 (Murder, Criminal Attempt Murder)

  • James Morris (DOB 10/21/98) is charged with Murder and Criminal Attempt Murder in connection with the Murder of Shavon Ross, a 16 year old female, and Attempted Murder of another victim on November 29, 2014 at 657 South 24thStreet.   A pre-trial conference is scheduled for Monday April 17, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. in Division 1 of Jefferson Circuit Court.  Shelly Alvey is the prosecutor.

TRIALS

Keith Owens – 14CR2597 (Robbery in the First Degree [Eight Counts])

  • Mr. Owens (DOB 03/31/65) is charged with robbing employees of the following businesses over a week and a half period: Speedway  at 2720 Taylorsville Road on 09/17/14, The Blossom Shop at 2218 Bardstown Road on 09/18/14, Graeter’s Ice Cream at 140 Breckenridge Lane on 09/19/14, Graeter’s Ice Cream at 2204 Bardstown Roard on 09/21/14, Café Mimosa at 1543 Bardstown Road on 09/25/14, Barbara Lee’s restaurant at 2410 Brownsboro Road on 09/25/17, Speedway at 1101 Bardstown Road on 09/26/14, and Day’s Coffee at 1420 Bardstown Road on 09/27/14.  A trial is scheduled to begin the afternoon of Monday, April 17, 2017 in Division 3 of Jefferson Circuit Court. Elizabeth Jones Brown is the prosecutor.

Joseph Colvin & Lawaun Colvin–16CR004 (Robbery in the First Degree [Two Counts], Receiving Stolen Property over $10,000, and Fleeing and Evading the Police First Degree)

  • Joseph and Lawaun Colvin (DOB 03/02/95 and 11/02/96, respectively) are charged with two counts of Robbery in the First Degree, one count of Receiving Stolen Property, and one count of Fleeing and Evading the Police in the First Degree.  The incidents occurred on December 28, 2015, at a Circle K located at 5000 Shepherdsville Rd and at a Five Star Food Mart located at 2400 Fern Valley Road.  A trial is tentatively set to begin Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in Division 10 of Jefferson Circuit Court.  Joshua F. Waldrop is the prosecutor.

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