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is only an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until or unless
found guilty. The enclosed court actions are subject to change.
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 as reasonably soon as possible. If you are interested in a
case that has been submitted directly to the grand jury, you must contact the court division in which it has been assigned to obtain the time
and date of the arraignment.
B. Choate 12CR2719.
(Kidnapping a Minor Victim [2 cts], Kidnapping, Robbery in the Second
Degree, Bail Jumping in Second Degree, Fleeing or Evading Police First
Degree, Illegal Possession a Controlled Substance, Persistent Felony
Offender) Mr. Choate (DOB 5/13/80) is charged in connection with
offering a ride home to a victim and her two children after a
neighborhood pool party. The victim states Mr. Choate took them to
the Louisville Manor Motel on Dixie highway and demanded they stay
there. The victim refused to go and Mr. Choate allegedly became irate
and threatened to kill her and her children and then attempted to rob
her. Arraignment is scheduled for Monday September 17 at 2:30 in
Division 12. John Balliet is the prosecutor.
J. Hunter 12CR2739.
(Murder, Attempted Murder, Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon,
Assault in the First Degree, Fleeing or Evading Police in the First
Degree, Tampering with Physical Evidence) On or about July 17,
2012 Mr. Hunter (DOB 4/16/95) led officers on a foot chase from the area
of a shooting in which one victim died at the scene and a second victim
was transported to the hospital. During the chase Mr. Hunter
allegedly discarded a handgun which was recovered by a K9 officer.
The deft also had a live round in his pocket. Arraignment is
scheduled for Monday September 17 at 3:00 P.M. in Division 12. Chris Hutchison is the prosecutor.
Yousef Hindi 12CR2772.
(Murder, Burglary in the First Degree, Robbery in the First Degree,
Abuse of a Corpse, Tampering with Physical Evidence) On or about
Thursday, September 06, 2012 Louisville Metro Police were dispatched
4601 Springdale Road, Springdale Community Church, on a reported
shooting. Upon officer's arrival, they discovered two victims who had
been shot during the Spring Creek Homeowner's Association meeting being
held at the church and both later died from the shootings.
Arraignment is scheduled for Monday September 17 at 3:30 P.M. in
Division 13. Ryane Conroy is the prosecutor.
- Lakendrick E. Charlton
(DOB 10/5/91) / Markelle D. White (DOB 8/3/89) 10CR2815.
(Murder, Tampering with Physical Evidence) The defendants are
charged in connection with the September 8, 2010 shooting death of
Lamont Wilson at 27th Street and Elliot Avenue. A
hearing is scheduled for Monday at 1:30 PM in Division 7. Ryane
Conroy is the prosecutor.
- John C. Koerner 12CR0772 (Murder, Wanton Endangerment
1st Degree, DUI, Failure to Stop and Render Aid). Mr.
Pruitt (DOB 10/25/77) is charged in connection with operating a motor
vehicle east on Grinstead Dr. near Cherokee when he lost control of his
vehicle and struck a tree. The collision caused the rear passenger to be
ejected from the side window. The driver and front passenger left the
scene after the collision occurred. Officers apprehended them a short
distance away. The passenger that was ejected died on February 15, 2012
at University of Louisville hospital. According the witnesses and
evidence it shows that the driver was operating under the influence of
alcohol and/or drugs. A Sentencing hearing is scheduled for Monday
September 17 at 10:00 A.M. in Division 7. Elizabeth Jones
Brown is the prosecutor.
- Sarah Jones (DOB 4/8/85) / Cheryl Jones (DOB 8/2/56) 12CR0260 (Kenton County).
(SARAH JONES - Sexual Abuse First Degree (By a Person in a
Position of Authority), Unlawful Use of Electronic Means to Induce a
Minor to Engage in Sexual or Other Prohibited Activities, CHERYL JONES
Tampering with Physical Evidence. Sarah Jones is
charged in connection with alleged inappropriate sexual contact with a
minor student in the same high school where Sarah Jones was a
teacher. Her mother Cheryl Jones is charged with tampering with
evidence. Sarah Jones is a Ben-Gal cheerleader for the
Cincinnati Bengals and a former High School teacher. This incident
occurred in Kenton County but due to a conflict between the Kenton
County Commonwealth Attorney and a defense attorney for Sarah Jones the
matter has been assigned to a special prosecutor out of Jefferson
County. A suppression hearing has been scheduled for Thursday
September 21 at 10:00 A.M. in Division 4. Room 6A of Kenton
Circuit Court. Sara Farmer and John Balliet are the
N. Nally (DOB 7/20/77), Tamara Sullivan (DOB 12/11/73 ), Vanessa Burba
(DOB 2/6/55), Kendria Gates (DOB 5/8/79), Joyce Grubbs (DOB 2/12/70) -
(Complicity to Trafficking in
a Controlled Substance Nally [12 Counts], Burba [6 cts], Sullivan [9
cts], Gates and Grubbs one count each; Complicity to Obtaining or
Attempting to Obtain a Controlled Substance by Fraud or Deceit Dr. Nally
[24 cts]). Dr. Nally is charged in connection with writing
prescriptions for the co-defendants, the co-defendants would then fill
the prescriptions and return half of the filled prescriptions to Dr.
Nally. The other half of the filled prescription would be used by
the co-defendants. A Pre-Trial Conference is scheduled for Tuesday
September 18, at 9:00 A.M. in Division 7. John Balenovich is the
Dawon Hughes 12CR0523. (Murder, Possession of a
Handgun by a Convicted Felon, Trafficking in a Controlled
Substance-Cocaine, Tampering With Physical Evidence). Mr. Hughes
(DOB 10/13/77) is charged in connection with the shooting death of
Michael Walker that occurred on July 24, 2008. A Pre-Trial
Conference is scheduled for Tuesday September 18, at 9:00 A.M. in
Division 12. Kristi Gray is the prosecutor.
D. Taylor - 12CR2381
(Murder [2 counts], Assault
First Degree, Kidnapping [3 counts], Possession of a Handgun by a
Convicted Felon, Tampering with Physical Evidence [2 counts], Possession
of a Controlled Substance First Degree, Persistent Felony Offender First
Degree) Mr. Taylor (DOB 11/18/87) is charged in connection
with the alleged kidnapping and murder of Tela Harvey and Osman Omor and
kidnapping and shooting of a third victim at 1035 S. Jackson Street on
August 3, 2012, leading to a stand-off with the LMPD SWAT team. A
Pre-Trial Conference is scheduled for Wednesday September 19, at 9:00
a.m. in Division 3. Elizabeth Jones Brown is the prosecutor.
R. Hauss 12CR2190
(Wanton Endangerment First
Degree [6 cts], Criminal Mischief in the First Degree, DUI 2nd Offense, Failure to Stop and Render Aid) Mr. Hauss (DOB 6/13/63) is
charged in connection with operating a vehicle on or about February 25,
2012 that was involved in an accident with another vehicle with five
occupants near Outer Loop. Mr. Hauss allegedly fled on foot without
rendering aid. Mr. Hauss has a previous DUI from
2007. A Pre-Trial Conference is scheduled for Wednesday September
19, at 9:15 A.M. in Division 13. John Balenovich is the
J. Lyles 12CR0022.
(Robbery 1st [5
cts]) Mr. Lyles (DOB 3/23/85) is charged in connection with multiple
Kroger pharmacy robberies at gunpoint seeking Opanas. He allegedly
entered Kroger pharmacies at 9100 Taylorsville Road, 9812 Linn Station
Rd, at 3039 Breckenridge Ln., 10645 Dixie Hwy., 3616 Buechel Bypass
between the dates of October 14, 2011 and December 28, 2011. A
Pre-Trial Conference is scheduled for Wednesday September 19, at 10:00
A.M. in Division 11. Erin White is the prosecutor.
D. Snead 12CR2051 (Manslaughter Second Degree) Mr. Snead (DOB: 1-8-92) is charged in
connection with the shooting death of his sister Jericka Snead after an
altercation on or about July 2, 2012. An Arraignment was held on
July 6, and a bond was set at 100,000 /10%. A Pre-Trial Conference
is scheduled for Thursday September 20, at 9:15 A.M. in Division
2. Lisa Cartier-Giroux is the prosecutor.
T. Wallace - 12CR1235. (Robbery
in the First Degree, Wanton Endangerment in the First Degree, Fleeing or
Evading Police Officers in a Motor Vehicle First Degree, Speeding more
than 26 mph over the posted speed limit) Mr. Wallace (DOB
12/21/93) is charged with stealing a car by force at the Meijer on
Hurstbourne Parkway then leading police on a four county high speed chase
on or about April 17, 2012. An Arraignment was previously held April 18
and a bond was set at 100,000. A Pre-Trial Conference is scheduled
for Thursday September 20, at 9:15 A.M. in Division 4. Chris
Hutchison is the prosecutor.
Lynch 12CR1102. (Rape
First Degree, Sodomy First Degree [2 cts], Sexual Abuse First Degree [2
cts], Sodomy in the Second Degree) Mr. Lynch (DOB 6/7/64) is charged in
connection with the sexual abusing and molesting of his seven year old
step- granddaughter. This alleged abuse occurred from 2005-2011
while she was between the ages of 7 and 13. Over the years the
suspect allegedly rubbed the victim's breast, digitally penetrated her,
performed oral sex on her and ejaculating on her. A Pre-Trial
Conference is scheduled for Thursday September 20, at 9:15 A.M. in
Division 2. Sara Farmer is the prosecutor.
- Vaishaliben Patel 11CR2010.
(State Lottery Fraud) Ms. Patel (DOB 6/14/83) is charged in
connection with the fraudulent handling of Kentucky State lottery
tickets. A Pre-Trial Conference is scheduled for Thursday
September 20, at 10:00 A.M. in Division 9. Stacy Greive is
- Robert W. Long, Jr. 10CR0333. (Murder, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Abuse of a Corpse, Menacing
[2 Counts], Persistent Felony Offender 2nd Degree) Mr.
Long (DOB 9/7/65) is charged in connection with the January 27, 2010
death of a his 6 week old son whose body was found in a vehicle parked
in the 5500 block of Ridgecrest Road A Pre-Trial Conference is scheduled
for Thursday September 20, at 1:30 P.M. in Division 9. Christie
Foster is the prosecutor.