Yearly Archives: 2019

5/20 Media Release

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OFFICE OF THE COMMONWEALTH’S ATTORNEY
COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
30th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
THOMAS B. WINE, COMMONWEALTH’S ATTORNEY

Media Release: May 20 – 24, 2019

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

Isaiah Marquette Nelson – 19CR1390 (Murder)

  • Mr. Nelson (DOB 05/11/99) has been indicted for the murder of Justice Smith, which occurred on May 3, 2019.  Arraignment will occur on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. in Division 1 of Jefferson Circuit Court. Kristi Gray is the prosecutor.

Anthony Wayne Trice – 19CR1384 (Murder, Criminal Abuse in the First Degree)

  • Mr. Trice (DOB 06/25/92) is charged with the abuse and Murder of his one month old son on May 5, 2019. The defendant was arraigned on Friday, May 17, 2019 and a first Pretrial Conference is scheduled for July 11, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. in Division 5 of Jefferson Circuit Court. Madison Shoffner is the prosecutor. 

PRETRIAL CONFERENCES

Tamara L. Eubanks – 18CR1912 (Murder)

  • Ms. Eubanks (DOB 01/07/83) is charged with the June 24th, 2018 Murder of her former boyfriend, Jaqua Simmons, in her home. A pretrial conference is scheduled for May 20, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. in Division 7 of Jefferson Circuit Court. Madison Shoffner is the prosecutor.

HEARINGS

Troy Antwan Hurt, Jr. – 17CR0648 (Murder)

  • Mr. Hurt (DOB 10/06/00) pleaded guilty in February to the November 9, 2016, murder of his romantic partner Trayona McDowell (DOB 10/17/98) whom he believed was pregnant with his child.  Prior to being sentenced, Mr. Hurt moved to set aside his plea.  A hearing on this issue is scheduled for May 20, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. in Division 12 of Jefferson Circuit Court.  Elizabeth Jones Brown is the prosecutor.

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Media Release: LMPD Officers Indicted in Work Fraud Scheme

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OFFICE OF THE COMMONWEALTH’S ATTORNEY
COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
30th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
THOMAS B. WINE, COMMONWEALTH’S ATTORNEY

Media Release: May 13, 2019

LOUISVILLE, KY — Today the Jefferson County Grand Jury returned an indictment against six active-duty Louisville Metro Police officers regarding a scheme wherein the officers are alleged to have worked and been paid for private security jobs, arranged by a company created by Miller, during their regular patrol shifts.  Officers Michael Abernathy, Jr., Dontae Booker, Cortez Ernest, Jackie Miller, Ashley M. Spratt and Roniqua L. Yocum were indicted on one count of Theft by Deception Over $500 But Less Than $10,000.  In addition, Officers Booker, Ernest, Miller, Spratt and Yocum were indicted on Criminal Syndication: Engaging in Organized Crime and Officer Abernathy was indicted on Criminal Facilitation to Criminal Syndication: Engaging in Organized Crime.  Officer Miller was also indicted on one count of Tampering with Physical Evidence. 

The case has been assigned to Division Two of Jefferson Circuit Court and the officers will be arraigned there on Monday, May 20, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.   Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Kaleb Noblett is the prosecutor.

Attention:  Assignment Editor
Director of Communications:  Jeff Cooke
Office:              (502) 595-2340 Ext. 3027
E-mail:             jcooke@louisvilleprosecutor.com

5/2 Weekly & Month End Circuit Court Reports

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