OFFICE OF THE COMMONWEALTH’S ATTORNEY
COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
30th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
THOMAS B. WINE, COMMONWEALTH’S ATTORNEY
Media Release: September 18, 2019
Yesterday, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky, Elijah Eubanks, a 21 year old Louisville resident, entered a plea to the federal charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Eubanks was sentenced to ten years in state prison on August 22, 2018 after having entered a guilty plea in Jefferson Circuit Court to state charges of Criminal Attempt Murder and Violation of a Protective Order with regard to an incident occurring on March 31, 2018 wherein Eubanks fired a handgun at Louisville Metro Police Department Officer Eric Goldschmidt while Goldschmidt was investigating a neighborhood complaint. Following entry of this plea in state court Eubanks was sentenced to an additional five years to serve on a previously probated sentence for Wanton Endangerment in the First Degree and Criminal Mischief in the First Degree resulting in a total state sentence of fifteen years. The federal charge brought by the United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky relates to the same March 31, 2018 shooting incident as the state charges.
Eubanks is scheduled to be sentenced on his federal charge on November 1, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.
The prosecutor in the state case was Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorneys Elizabeth Jones Brown.
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