OFFICE OF THE COMMONWEALTH’S ATTORNEY
COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
30th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
THOMAS B. WINE, COMMONWEALTH’S ATTORNEY
Media Release: February 7, 2020
Attention: Assignment Editor
Director of Communications: Jeff Cooke
Office: (502) 595-2340 Ext. 3027
Cell / Text: (502) 262-5809
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.
SCOTT D. SEAMAN – 17CR1875
On February 6, 2020, after a four day trial, a jury in Jefferson Circuit Court Division Nine convicted Seaman for the June 11th, 2017 murder of Michael Dow. The victim was found deceased on Cedar Lake Drive after being shot in the back by the defendant. After deliberating for nearly 3.5 hours the jury found Seaman guilty of Murder, and recommended a sentence of 40 years. Final sentencing is set for April 6, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. Josh Porter and Ebert Haegele tried the case as the assigned prosecutors for the Commonwealth.
DWIGHT M. TAYLOR – 19CR0768
On February 5, 2020 a jury in Jefferson Circuit Court Division Eight convicted defendant Taylor for the February 16, 2019 assault on a female victim who he had just recently met at an after-hours club. After deliberating, the jury found Taylor guilty Wanton Endangerment in the First Degree. During the penalty phase conducted on February 6, 2020 the jury, after having been presented with evidence of Taylor’s previous felony convictions, found that Taylor was a Persistent Felony Offender in the First Degree and recommended at total sentence of 17 years. Sentencing is scheduled for March 23, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Ryane Conroy was the prosecutor.