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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 8, 2017 – May 12, 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

Armstead Baylor – 15CR3036 (Robbery in the First Degree, Convicted Felon in Possession of a Handgun, Possession of a Defaced Firearm, Fleeing and Evading Police in the First Degree, Persistent Felony Offender)

  • On November 13, 2015, Mr. Baylor (DOB 07/03/90) entered the Cash Express located at 9100 Dixie Highway armed with a handgun. Once inside he confronted the victim and while pointing the gun at her demanded the business cash. The victim complied with the defendant’s demands. The defendant then fled the business and was observed by an arriving customer getting into a red 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt. The customer entered the business and located the victim hiding in the bathroom. The customer called 911 to report the robbery and to provide a description of the defendant and the defendant’s vehicle. While officers were responding to the robbery they spotted the defendant’s vehicle southbound on Dixie Highway. As officers attempted to initiate a traffic stop the suspect fled and a pursuit ensued. The pursuit continued southbound into Hardin County where it ended in the 1500 block of N. Dixie Highway in Radcliff. After a short foot pursuit, the defendant was taken into custody. The defendant admitted to detectives that he committed the armed robbery of the Cash Express and that he was a convicted felon. The 9MM semi-automatic handgun had been defaced by filing off the serial number on the gun. The robbery, possessing a handgun and fleeing police all occurred in Jefferson County. The defendant pled guilty to these charges and on April 26, 2017 was sentenced to 20 years in prison in Division 12 of Jefferson Circuit Court. Justin Janes is the prosecutor.

PRETRIAL CONFERENCES

Diashaun Maddox, Darnell Williams & April Maddox–16CR1181 (Robbery in the First Degree [3 Counts], Robbery in the Second Degree [4 Counts], Assault in the Second Degree, Theft by Unlawful Taking over $10,000 [3 Counts],  Receiving Stolen Property over $10,000 [2 Counts], Theft by Unlawful Taking over $500 under $10,000 [2 Counts], Wanton Endangerment in the First Degree, Escape in the Second Degree, Tampering with Physical Evidence,  Fleeing and Evading the Police First Degree, and Resisting Arrest).

  • Mr. Maddox (DOB 09/07/97) and Mr. Williams and (DOB 06/15/00) are charged with three counts of Robbery in the First Degree, four counts of Robbery in the Second Degree, as well as a number of other charges which occurred over a period of several weeks. Most of the events occurred on 05/01/2016 when both defendants went on a robbery spree targeting eight different victims throughout the city of Louisville. Ms. Maddox (DOB 04/14/83) is charged with one count of receiving stolen property over $10,000. Her whereabouts are unknown and a warrant for her arrest is outstanding. A pretrial is scheduled for Thursday May 11, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. in Division 11 of Jefferson Circuit Court.  Joshua F. Waldrop is the prosecutor.

SENTENCING

Terrah Love – 16CR0877 (Reckless Homicide, Persistent Felony Offender in the Second Degree)

  • Ms. Love (DOB 09/22/87) has pled guilty to Reckless Homicide and Persistent Felony Offender in the Second Degree relating to the death of her three month old child. Ms. Love became intoxicated on or about June 5, 2015 and co-slept with her child. At some point that night, Ms. Love rolled over on the child and smothered her to death. A Sentencing Hearing has been scheduled for Friday, May 12, at 9:45 A.M., in Division Thirteen of Jefferson Circuit Court. Nathan Ray Batey II is the prosecutor.

TRIALS

William Crockett – 15CR0057 (Murder, Burglary in the First Degree)

  • Mr. Crockett (DOB 12/19/61) is charged in connection with the January 1, 2015, shooting death of Anna Fisher. A trial is scheduled to begin Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in Division 12 of Jefferson Circuit Court.  Alicia Gomez and Thomas Wine are the prosecutors.

Daymond Laron Malone – 14CR15223 (Kidnapping, Assault in the Second Degree, Fleeing or Evading Police [2 Counts], and Criminal Mischief in the First Degree)

  • Mr. Malone (DOB 01/16/74) is charged with the June 5, 2016 stabbing and kidnapping of his former girlfriend. The Defendant rode in the back seat of her car while threatening the victim at knife point. Once the two stopped at a Valero gas station located at 3300 Algonquin Parkway, the victim managed to get away before the defendant took the front seat of the vehicle and fled the scene. The defendant led police of a vehicle pursuit and foot chase before he was ultimately taken into custody. A jury trial is scheduled to begin on Tuesday May 9, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in Division 12 of Jefferson Circuit Court. Chris Foster is the prosecutor.

Dejabbar Shabazz – 15CR3104 (Arson in the Second Degree, Burglary in the Second Degree, Criminal Mischief in the First Degree, Violation of a Protective Order [2 counts], and Persistent Felony Offender in the First Degree)

  • Mr. Shabazz (DOB 06/22/69) is charged with breaking into the home of his ex-girlfriend and setting the home on fire. Mr. Shabazz was under a no contact Domestic Violence Order at the time of the events. A trial is scheduled to begin on May 9, 2017 at 9:30 A.M. in Division 7 of Jefferson Circuit Court. Nathan Ray Batey II is the prosecutor.

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