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

Media Release: March 2-6, 2020

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.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Thomas B. Wine, Commonwealth’s Attorney, is pleased to announce that his office will be participating in the 4th Annual Kentucky Legal Food Frenzy from March 1 to March 14, 2020. The Food Frenzy is a statewide fund drive competition among Kentucky law firms, law schools and legal organizations to support the members of the Kentucky Association of Food Banks.

The campaign is sponsored by the office of Attorney General Daniel Cameron and the Kentucky Bar Association Young Lawyers Division.

Over 700,000 Kentuckians, including more than 200,000 children, struggle with hunger. Yet only one in 13 school-aged children who receive free and reduced-priced lunch during the school year have access to such meals during the summer months. The Legal Food Frenzy is timed to provide a much-needed supply of resources to Kentucky’s food bank network to meet increased demand during the summer months when schools are closed. Last year over 1,800 attorneys licensed in Kentucky competed for the grand prize, the Attorney General’s Cup. Frost Brown Todd, LLC won the competition by raising the equivalent of 42,315 pounds of food. The Jefferson County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office topped the charts for Government and Public Service, raising the equivalent of 40,076 pounds of food.

Every $1 contributed will count as 8 pounds of food for the competition. The Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney will be collecting donations. To learn more please contact Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Madison Shoffner at mshoffner@louisvilleprosecutor.com or visit KyFoodFrenzy.com. Online donations are welcomed and encouraged at https://kyfoodfrenzy.com/donate/.   Please be sure to note Commonwealth’s Attorney’s OfficeJefferson County as the Designated Organization.

ARRAIGNMENTS

Ebony Elizabeth Jean Moore – 20CR0567 (Manslaughter in the Second Degree, Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Intoxicants – First Offense (Aggravating Circumstances))

  • Ms. Moore (DOB 09/20/90) is charged in connection with the death of her three month old child. On February 19, 2020, Louisville Metro Police responded to the scene of Ms. Moore’s vehicle after it had been reported that a driver hit a parked car. When police arrived, the vehicle was still running and in drive. Ms. Moore was discovered unconscious in her vehicle, lying on top of her unresponsive infant. The infant was rushed to University of Louisville Hospital where she was pronounced deceased. The defendant was intoxicated on alcohol and a variety of controlled substances at the time that she operated her vehicle and later passed out on top of her infant, killing her. The defendant was arraigned on Monday, March 2, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. in Division 1 of Jefferson Circuit Court. A Pretrial Conference is scheduled for June 9, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. in that same division. Sheri Wornall is the prosecutor.

PRETRIAL CONFERENCES

Jeremiah Wolfork – 19CR2283 (Murder, Robbery in the First Degree, Wanton Endangerment in the First Degree, Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon (2 Counts), and Persistent Felony Offender in the Second Degree)

  • Mr. Wolfork is charged in connection to the shooting of Steven Hewitt in an alley behind West 32nd Street.  A Pretrial Conference is scheduled for March 4, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. in Division 13 of Jefferson Circuit Court.  A separate Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon and Escape in the Second Degree case involving the same defendant, pending at the time of the murder, is set immediately following in Division 8 of Jefferson Circuit Court.  Elizabeth Jones Brown is the prosecutor.

Donnie A. Morris Sr. 19CR2677 (Stalking in the First Degree, Intimidating A Participant in the Legal Process, Wanton Endangerment in the First Degree, Violation of a Protective Order, Assault Fourth Degree Domestic Violence, Terroristic Threatening in the Third Degree, Theft By Unlawful Taking U/$500)

  • Mr. Morris (DOB 07/29/55) is charged with stalking his ex-girlfriend from February 2019 to July 27th, 2019.  The stalking culminated in Mr. Morris assaulting his victim after she left her home. During the assault he pointed a gun at the victim and threatened to kill her before taking her phone and running away. A 3 year no contact domestic violence order was in place at the time of the assault. A pretrial conference is scheduled for March 5, 2020 at 8:45 a.m. in Division 8 of Jefferson Circuit Court.  Andrew Reinhardt is the prosecutor.

SENTENCINGS

Warren Curry – 17CR2455 (Aggravated Trafficking in Heroin (100 Grams or More), Trafficking in Methamphetamine while in Possession of a Firearm, Trafficking in Marijuana less than 8 Ounces While in Possession of a Firearm, and Illegal Use and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia)

  • Mr. Curry (DOB 11/10/87) pleaded guilty to the above charges for crimes committed in Jefferson County Kentucky on August 10, 2017 when the he was the subject of a narcotics search warrant executed at his residence. Search of the residence revealed approximately thirty-four (34) pounds of methamphetamine, packaged in 1 lb containers; nearly one kilogram of heroin; several ounces of marijuana, a large digital scale used to weight bulk narcotics for sale; bulk narcotics packaging materials; three handguns and one shotgun. Final Sentencing is scheduled for March 3, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. in Division 1 of Jefferson Circuit Court. The Commonwealth is recommending an 18 year sentence and the Defendant is not eligible for Probation. Ebert Haegele is the Prosecutor.

JURY TRIALS

 Scott Patrick Kennedy – 17CR1429 (Murder, Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon, Assault in the Second Degree, Wanton Endangerment in the First Degree, Fleeing or Evading Police in the First Degree, Criminal Mischief in the First Degree)

  • Mr. Kennedy (DOB 10/18/67) is charged with the shooting death of Mr. Michael Bosse that occurred on May 6, 2017. On May 9, 2017, Mr. Kennedy was apprehended on the Lincoln Bridge after leading the police on a high speed chase. A Jury Trial is ongoing in Division 13 of the Jefferson Circuit Court. Milja Zgonjanin is the prosecutor.

Christopher Miller—19CR2347 (Wanton Endangerment in the First Degree, Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon)

  • Mr. Miller (DOB 12/19/1970) was charged with wanton endangerment and possessing a handgun by a convicted felon. On June 8, 2019, Mr. Miller pointed a revolver at another individual and attempted to shoot him. The victim grabbed the barrel of the gun and a struggle ensued. During the struggle two rounds were discharged from the gun. Mr. Miller has previously been convicted of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance in the First Degree. A Jury Trial is scheduled to begin on March 3, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in Division 11 of Jefferson Circuit Court. Heather Humble is the prosecutor.  

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