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7/17 Weekly Media Release

From the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney. Please see our Media Releases page at louisvilleprosecutor.com/media-releases for more details and archives.

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

Weekly Media Release: July 17, 2017 – July 21, 2017

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.

HEARINGS

John Przybylek – 16CR1459 (Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence [4th or Subsequent Offense], Operating a Motor Vehicle while License is Revoked or Suspended for DUI [Second Offense], Wanton Endangerment in the First Degree, Fleeing or Evading Police First Degree, Failure to Stop and Render Aid)

  • Mr. Przybylek (DOB 07/4/83) entered a guilty plea to the above charges on April 24, 2017 and was sentenced to five years.  The defendant had seven prior convictions for Operating a Motor Vehicle under the Influence at the time of this offense.   These charges arose from a collision that occurred on March 28, 2016 at the intersection of South Hurstbourne Parkway and Watterson Trail.   The defendant has filed a motion for shock probation, and a hearing is scheduled for July 21, 2017 at 9:45 a.m. in Division 5 of Jefferson Circuit Court.   Kristi Gray is the prosecutor.

TRIALS

Allen Lehmann and Verna Lehmann – 16CR1394 (Rape in the First Degree, Sodomy in the First Degree [Three Counts – A. Lehmann], Sexual Abuse in the First Degree [Nine Counts- A. Lehmann], Facilitation to Rape in the First Degree, Facilitation to Sodomy in the First Degree [Three Counts – V. Lehmann], Sexual Abuse in the First Degree [Three Counts, V. Lehmann])

  • Mr. Lehmann (DOB 06/08/38) is charged with raping, sodomizing, and sexually abusing three girls under the age of twelve. Ms. Lehmann (DOB 04/15/38) is charged for her involvement in those crimes. Trial is scheduled for Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. in Division 1 of Jefferson Circuit Court. Courtney Straw is the prosecutor.

Terrence Holt – 16CR0275 (Trafficking in a Controlled Substance in the First Degree – Schedule I Heroin [Subsequent Offender], Wanton Endangerment in the First Degree)

  • Mr. Holt (DOB 09/10/91) is charged as a result of a stop conducted by police on December 9, 2015. The Defendant was observed participating in, what police believed to be, a drug transaction while parked in a known drug area. Defendant had two children in the back seat of the car at the time of the alleged offense. Trial is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in Division 13 of Jefferson Circuit Court. Phil Bronson is the prosecutor.

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7/7 Weekly Media Release

From the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney. Please see our Media Releases page at louisvilleprosecutor.com/media-releases for more details and archives.

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

Weekly Media Release: July 10, 2017 – July 14, 2017

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.

ARRAIGNMENTS

Tiffany James– 17CR1937 (Murder)

  • Ms. James (DOB 03/17/98) is charged in connection with the June 26, 2017 stabbing death of a 14 year old girl at the Speedway in Portland.  The Grand Jury returned an indictment on July 6, 2017. The defendant was arraigned on Friday, July 7, 2017.  A bond hearing will take place on Monday, August 7, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. in Division 8 of Jefferson Circuit Court. A pretrial conference is scheduled for Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.  Stacy Greive is the prosecutor.

PRETRIAL CONFERENCES

Bud Thomas Jenkins Jr. – 17CR1264 (Burglary in the Third Degree [11 Counts], Criminal Possession of a Forged Prescription, Attempt to Obtain Controlled Substance by Fraud or Deceit)

  • Mr. Jenkins (DOB 02/13/65) is charged with a string of Burglaries occurring from November 17, 2016 to November 28, 2016. Often caught on store surveillance, Mr. Jenkins burglarized eight different businesses, hitting several businesses multiple times, using the same means of entry. A pretrial conference is scheduled for July 11, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in Division 5 of Jefferson Circuit Court. Madison Shoffner is the prosecutor.

HEARINGS

Robert Lee Ray, Jr. and Angela R. Chancellor– 17CR1824 (Robbery in the First Degree [Ray 17 Counts; Chancellor 8 Counts], Burglary in the First Degree [3 Counts] Wanton Endangerment in the First Degree, Fleeing or Evading Police in the First Degree, Criminal Mischief in the First Degree, Persistent Felony Offender in the First Degree [Ray])

  • Mr. Ray (DOB 06/28/78) and Ms. Chancellor (07/02/82) are charged in connection with a string of armed robberies of individuals that began on June 12, 2017 and continued until their arrest on June 17, 2017.   The Grand Jury returned an indictment on June 27, 2017. A bond hearing for both defendants is scheduled for Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. in Division 5 of Jefferson Circuit Court.  Stacy Greive is the prosecutor.

PLEAS

Kenneth Leon Pope – 15CR1906 (Murder, Possession of a Handgun by Convicted Felon, Tampering with Physical Evidence, and Persistent Felony Offender in the Second Degree)

  • Mr. Pope (DOB 05/12/98) is charged with the July 4, 2015, shooting death of Mr. Tyron Jones in the 400 block of South 12th Street. A plea is scheduled for Friday, July 14, 2017, at 8:30 a.m. in Division 4 of Jefferson Circuit Court.  Jennifer Murzyn Yancey is the prosecutor.

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6/24 Weekly Media Release

From the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney. Please see our Media Releases page at louisvilleprosecutor.com/media-releases for more details and archives.

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

Weekly Media Release: June 26, 2017 – July 7, 2017

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.

ARRAIGNMENTS

Chad Erdley – 17CR1791 (Murder [2 counts], Assault in the First Degree [2 counts], Wanton Endangerment in the First Degree [11 counts], Criminal Mischief in the First Degree [2 counts], Operating a Motor Vehicle under the Influence of Intoxicants – First Offense (Aggravating Circumstances))

  • Mr. Erdley (DOB 07/05/73) is charged in connection to a collision that occurred on January 29, 2017, resulting in fatal injuries to two pedestrians. Arraignment is scheduled for June 26, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. in Division 8 of Jefferson Circuit Court. Milja Zgonjanin is the prosecutor.

PRETRIAL CONFERENCES

Allen Lehmann and Verna Lehmann, – 16CR1394 (Rape in the First Degree, Sodomy in the First Degree [3 Counts – Allen], Sexual Abuse in the First Degree [9 Counts- Allen], Facilitation to Rape in the First Degree, Facilitation to Sodomy in the First Degree [3 Counts – Verna], Sexual Abuse in the First Degree [3 Counts, Verna])

  • Mr. Lehmann (DOB 06/08/38) is charged with raping, sodomizing, and sexually abusing three girls under the age of twelve.  Ms. Lehmann (DOB 04/15/38) is charged for her involvement in those crimes.  A final pretrial conference is scheduled for Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. in Division 1 of Jefferson Circuit Court.  Courtney Straw is the prosecutor.

Antonio D. Mitchell, Vontre T. Murphy, and Dajohn M. Roberts – 17CR1650 (Robbery in the First Degree [5 Counts Murphy and Roberts] [4 Counts Mitchell])

  • Mr. Mitchell (DOB 03/29/96), Mr. Murphy (DOB 03/18/97), and Mr. Roberts (DOB 08/04/96) are charged in connection to a string of robberies occurring between May 18, 2017 and May 29, 2017. A pretrial conference is scheduled for July 6, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. in Division 5 of Jefferson Circuit Court. Madison Shoffner is the prosecutor.

Diamond Bishop – 16CR3235 (Wanton Endangerment in the First Degree, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Receiving Stolen Property – Firearm, Criminal Mischief in the First Degree and Assault in the Fourth Degree – Domestic Violence)

  • Ms. Bishop (DOB 11/15/95) is charged with the assault of her boyfriend. During the assault, Ms. Bishop pointed a stolen police rifle at him and fired several rounds at his car. Several witnesses called the police stating they heard gun shots. Prior to police arrival, Ms. Bishop hid the rifle in a ditch. The rifle was a Colt M4 Short Barrel Riffle which belonged to the Franklin County Police Department in Tennessee and was reported stolen on October 8, 2015.  Ms. Bishop is set to enter a guilty plea on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. in Division 8 of Jefferson Circuit Court. Danielle Yannelli is the prosecutor.

Tristan Jewell and Devonta Anderson – 17CR0503 (Murder, Wanton Endangerment in the First Degree)

  • Mr. Jewell (DOB 11/06/95) and Mr. Anderson (DOB 10/04/93) are charged with the February 14, 2017 shooting death of Mr. Joshua Evans. Mr. Evans and another victim were walking home in the 1500 block of Longview Avenue when defendants opened fire, killing Mr. Evans but missing another. A pretrial conference is scheduled for June 28, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in Division 10 of Jefferson Circuit Court. Madison Shoffner is the prosecutor.

HEARINGS

Brian Boswell- 16CR2812 (Robbery in the First Degree, Burglary in the Second Degree, Robbery in the Second Degree, Theft by Unlawful Taking over $10,000 [3 Counts], Illegal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the First Degree (Heroin))

  • Mr. Boswell (DOB 12/12/82) is charged with holding a man at knifepoint and stealing his vehicle. The incident occurred on October 10, 2016, at Suburban Hospital. A suppression hearing is scheduled for July 3, 2017 at 11:15 a.m. in Division 9 of Jefferson Circuit Court. Milja Zgonjanin is the prosecutor.

John Przybylek – 16CR1459 (Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence [4th or subsequent offense], Operating a Motor Vehicle while License is Revoked or Suspended for DUI Second Offense, Wanton Endangerment in the First Degree, Fleeing or Evading Police in the First Degree, Failure to Stop and Render Aid)

  • Mr. Przybylek (DOB 7/4/83) entered a guilty plea to Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence – 4th or subsequent offense, Operating a Motor Vehicle while License is Revoked or Suspended for DUI Second Offense, Wanton Endangerment in the First Degree, Fleeing or Evading Police in the First Degree and Failure to Stop and Render Aid on April 24, 2017 and was sentenced to five years in prison.  The defendant had seven prior convictions for Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence.   These charges arose from a collision that occurred on March 28, 2016 at the intersection of South Hurstbourne Parkway and Watterson Trail.   The defendant has filed a motion for shock probation and a hearing is scheduled for July 5, 2017 at 9:45 a.m. in Division 5 of Jefferson Circuit Court.   Kristi Gray is the prosecutor.

TRIALS

Kyree Yancey – 16CR1049 (Murder, Robbery in the First Degree, Possession of a Handgun by a Minor)

  • On July 29, 2015, Mr. Yancey (DOB 01/30/99) shot the victim, Garfield S. Webb, Jr., multiple times at the 700 Block of Camp Street.  The defendant then robbed Mr. Webb before fleeing.  Mr. Webb died as a result of his injuries. The defendant was 16 years old at the time of the incident.  He was apprehended by law enforcement in Amarillo, TX on February 10, 2016.  A Jury Trial is scheduled to begin on July 3, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. in Division 8 of Jefferson Circuit Court.  Emily Lantz is the prosecutor.

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6/12 Weekly Media Release

From the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney. Please see our Media Releases page at louisvilleprosecutor.com/media-releases for more details and archives.

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

Weekly Media Release: June 12, 2017 – June 16, 2017

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.

ARRAIGNMENTS

Antonio D. Mitchell, Vontre T. Murphy, and Dajohn M. Roberts – 17CR1650 (Robbery in the First Degree [5 Counts Murphy and Roberts] [4 Counts Mitchell])

  • Mr. Mitchell (DOB 03/29/96), Mr. Murphy (DOB 03/18/97), and Mr. Roberts (DOB 08/04/96) are charged in connection to a string of robberies occurring between May 18, 2017 and May 29, 2017. The Defendants are scheduled to be arraigned on Monday, June 12, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. in Division 5 of Jefferson Circuit Court. Madison Shoffner is the prosecutor.

SENTENCING

John D. Pierce and Anthony Lee Crockett – 16CR0489 (Possession of Matter Portraying a Sexual Performance by a Minor [Twenty Counts, Crockett] [One Count, Pierce])

  • Mr. Pierce (DOB 08/10/76) entered a plea of guilty to possessing one item of child pornography. Mr. Crockett (DOB 10/31/56) entered a plea of guilty to possessing twenty (20) items of child pornography.  The Kentucky State Police led the investigation.  The Commonwealth is recommending four (4) years for Mr. Pierce and seven (7) years for Mr. Crockett in exchange for their guilty plea.  Final Sentencing has been set for Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 10:15 a.m. in Division 13 of Jefferson Circuit Court. Courtney Straw is the Prosecutor.

TRIALS

Trice Alexander Whaley, 15CR1742 (Murder, Robbery in the First Degree, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Intimidating a Participant in the Legal Process, and Persistent Felony Offender in the Second Degree)

  • Mr. Whaley (DOB 07/09/93) is charged with robbing and killing Mr. Brandon Bryant on June 11, 2015.  Mr. Bryant’s body was found in an alley behind 3014 W. Chestnut Street.   A trial is scheduled to begin the morning of June 13, 2017 in Division 6 of Jefferson Circuit Court.  Elizabeth Jones Brown is the prosecutor.

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6/2 Weekly Media Release

From the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney. Please see our Media Releases page at louisvilleprosecutor.com/media-releases for more details and archives.

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

Weekly Media Release: June 5, 2017 – June 9, 2017

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.

PRETRIAL CONFERENCES

Matthew Bullard – 17CR1116 (Murder, Possession of a Handgun by a Minor)

  • Mr. Bullard (DOB 05/28/00) is charged with the November 10, 2016 shooting death of Le Truong in the area of West Tenny Avenue and South Fifth Street.  Mr. Bullard was 16 years old at the time of the incident and the victim was 15 years old.  Mr. Bullard was arrested several days later and confessed to the murder.  The first Pretrial Conference is scheduled for Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 8:15 a.m. in Division 3 of Jefferson Circuit Court. Emily Lantz is the prosecutor.


Bud Thomas Jenkins Jr. – 17CR1264
(Burglary in the Third Degree [11 Counts], Criminal Possession of a Forged Prescription, Attempt to Obtain Controlled Substance by Fraud or Deceit)

  • Mr. Jenkins (DOB 02/13/65) is charged with a string of Burglaries occurring from November 17, 2016 to November 28, 2016. Often caught on store surveillance, Mr. Jenkins burglarized eight different businesses, hitting several businesses multiple times, using the same means of entry. A pretrial conference is scheduled for June 8, 2017 at 9:45 a.m. in Division 5 of Jefferson Circuit Court. Madison Shoffner is the prosecutor.


Brandon Kraatz – 16CR2809
   (Murder)

  • Mr. Kraatz (DOB 10/03/96) is charged with the October 10, 2016 murder of David G. House at Deal Master Food Mart, located at 6115 Blevins Gap Road. The defendant was arrested three days later and admitted to shooting Mr. House.  The incident was captured on surveillance video. A Pretrial Conference is scheduled for Wednesday June 7, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. in Division 10 of Jefferson Circuit Court. Emily Lantz and Milja Zgonjanin are the prosecutors.


Kyree Yancey – 16CR1049
(Murder, Robbery in the First Degree, Possession of a Handgun by a Minor)

  • On July 29, 2015, Mr. Yancey (DOB 01/30/99) shot the victim, Garfield S. Webb, Jr., multiple times at the 700 Block of Camp Street.  The defendant then robbed Mr. Webb before fleeing.  Mr. Webb died as a result of his injuries. The defendant was 16 years old at the time of the incident.  He was apprehended by law enforcement in Amarillo, TX on February 10, 2016.  A final Pretrial Conference is scheduled for June 9, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. in Division 8 of Jefferson Circuit Court.  Emily Lantz is the prosecutor.

TRIALS

James Johnson and Pamela Johnson – 15CR1913 (Criminal Abuse in the First Degree – Child less than 12 Years Old [Pamela Johnson only], Criminal Abuse in the Second Degree – Child less than 12 Years Old)

  • Mr. Johnson (DOB 12/05/56) and Mrs. Johnson (DOB 11/08/66) are charged with the abuse of their 8 year old grandson. The victim was injured after Mrs. Johnson stomped on his leg after he stepped on their dog’s foot. The victim’s foot was swollen, bruised, and caused him to limp for several days before defendants would seek medical treatment for him. The trauma resulted in a broken foot for the victim. A jury trial is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. in Division 6 of Jefferson Circuit Court. Nathan Ray Batey II is the prosecutor.

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