9/23 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: September 25, 2017 – September 29, 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

Dustin Kimberlin – 16CR0747 (Burglary in the Second Degree [24 counts], Receiving Stolen Property over $500 [Two counts], Attempted Burglary in the Second Degree [Two counts], Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree)

  • Mr. Kimberlin (02/03/89) was charged in connection with a spree of burglaries occurring throughout the east end of Jefferson County from approximately December 8, 2015 to February 9, 2016. Upon the Defendant’s arrest in February of last year, he was interviewed by LMPD detectives and admitted to committing burglaries during this time frame. He stated that he often entered the homes through windows, and was careful not to ransack the residences—instead stealing primarily jewelry. He stated that he was high throughout the time period and could not specifically remember all burglaries. He agreed to ride with detectives around the east end and Oldham County and point out those residences he recalled burglarizing. In Jefferson County alone, Mr. Kimberlin broke into 24 residences with the intent to steal property. He attempted to break into two more residences. On two occasions, he or accomplices were observed at pawn shops in possession of property stolen from these burglaries. On September 20, 2017, Mr. Kimberlin entered a guilty plea to these charges. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Kaleb Noblett was the prosecutor.

PRETRIALS

Tristan Jewell and Devonta Anderson – 17CR0503 (Murder, Wanton Endangerment in the First Degree)

  • Mr. Jewell (DOB 11/06/95) and Mr. Anderson (DOB 10/04/93) are charged with the February 14, 2017 shooting death of Mr. Joshua Evans. Mr. Evans and another victim were walking home in the 1500 block of Longview Avenue when defendants opened fire, killing Mr. Evans but missing another. A pretrial conference is scheduled for September 28, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in Division 10 of Jefferson Circuit Court. Madison Shoffner is the prosecutor.

SENTENCING

Jerry Lotz – 15CR1659 (Kidnapping [Two Counts], Robbery in the First Degree [Two Counts], Burglary in the First Degree, Theft by Unlawful Taking over $500, Persistent Felony Offender in the First Degree)

  • Mr. Lotz (DOB 12/03/60) was convicted by a jury of the above charges on July 27, 2017.  The jury recommended a sentence of 30 years. Final Sentencing is scheduled for September 28, 2017 at 8:45 a.m. in Division 9 of Jefferson Circuit Court. Emily Lantz is the prosecutor.

Christopher L. McCullum – 15CR0968 (Murder, Wanton Endangerment in the First Degree, Tampering with Physical Evidence)

  • Mr. McCullum (DOB 02/21/72) was convicted of the February 25, 2015, shooting death of Mukhtar Ahmad on I-71.  A trial began on August 1, 2017, in Division 7 of Jefferson Circuit Court, and the defendant was found guilty of all charges on August 8, 2017. The jury recommended a sentence of 60 years. Final sentencing is scheduled for September 29, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. in Division 7 of Jefferson Circuit Court.  Ryan Olberding and Doug Meisel are the prosecutors.

Bradley Hardesty – 17CR0698 (Distribution of Matter Portraying a Sexual Performance by a Minor [Six Counts], Possession of Matter Portraying a Sexual Performance by a Minor [20 Counts])

  • Mr. Hardesty (DOB 07/27/83) was found to have multiple images and videos depicting child pornography on his electronics. The Commonwealth has recommended a total sentence of 10 years for the above charges. Final Sentencing is scheduled for September 28, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. in Division 2 of Jefferson Circuit Court. Danielle Yannelli is the prosecutor.

TRIALS

Ramon Lindsay – 14CR3026 (Criminal Attempt Murder, Assault in the First Degree (Domestic Violence), Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon, Persistent Felony Offender First Degree)

  • Mr. Lindsay (DOB 09/02/76), is charged with one count of Criminal Attempt Murder, one count of Assault in the First Degree (Domestic Violence), one count of Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon and one count of Persistent Felony Offender First Degree.  Mr. Lindsay allegedly shot the victim in the chest and the thigh/gluteus area. The victim has since had multiple surgeries as a result of her injuries.  The Defendant is a convicted felon and prohibited from possessing a firearm.    A Jury Trial is scheduled to begin on Monday, September 25th at 1:30 pm in Division 7 of Jefferson Circuit Court.  Adrienne Henderson is the prosecutor.

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