Support Staff


The Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney is supported by ten detectives. In October of 1997 the office took over all fugitive retrieval duties for the City of Louisville and St. Matthews. In July of 2002, the Commonwealth’s Detectives also took over all fugitive and extradition duties for all of Metro Louisville formerly served by the Jefferson County Police. In addition to these vital extradition duties, in some circumstances they assist in case investigations. The detectives also serve subpoenas, warrants and locate witnesses for the prosecution.

  • Gary Williamson – Chief of Detectives
  • Steve Boughey
  • Rhonda Pendigraph
  • Michael Sherrard
  • Ronnie Sherrard
  • Kevin Taylor
  • Brian Thompson
  • Susan Williams
  • Joe Woosley
  • Paul Young

Information Technology & CATCH (Commonwealth Attorney’s Tracking and Case History)

  • Paul Franke – Information Technology Administrator / Records Director
  • J. J. DiUbaldi – Information Technology Assistant
  • Nathan McClellan – Information Technology Assistant
  • Ashlen Meisel – Paralegal / Information Technology Media Specialist
  • Rita Stilger – CATCH Supervisor
  • Linda Bollinger – Records Clerk
  • Kim Brown – Data Entry Specialist

Law Clerks

  • Senior Law Clerk – Samuel Nicholson
  • Peter Lovett
  • Leah Spears
  • Corey Taylor


  • Marina Ajanovic – General Trial Division C
  • Sarah Butler– Domestic Violence/Child Abuse Unit
  • Aaron Cooper – Narcotics
  • Meredith Dreher – Heroin Rocket Docket
  • Shana Farmer – Violent Crimes Unit
  • Sherry Gayhart – General Trial Division B
  • Lisa Greene – Heroin Rocket Docket
  • Carissa Moss – Domestic Violence/Child Abuse Unit
  • Melissa Reynolds – Domestic Violence/Child Abuse Unit
  • Valerie Wagner – Grand Jury
  • KaBrenda Warfield – General Trial Division A

Restitution Coordinator

  • Ellen Burt


  • Ashley Brown – Narcotics Unit
  • Judy Comstock – Grand Jury
  • Louanne Durbin – Violent Crimes Unit
  • Ruthie Durbin – General Trial Division A
  • Katie Goodwin – General Trial Division C
  • Christine Rosson – Domestic Violence/Child Abuse Unit
  • Blair Southard – Grand Jury
  • Linda Van Meter – General Trial Division B
  • Rhonda Wilson – Rocket Docket
  • Karen Young – Narcotics Unit

Victim Advocates

Mission Statement: The Victim Advocacy Team of the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney shall fulfill its statutory duties to counsel and assist crime victims and to perform those duties necessary to insure compliance with the Crime Victim’s Bill of Rights… thus promoting our commitment to those of Jefferson County who suffer direct or threatened physical, financial or emotional harm as the result of the commission of a crime.

Victim Advocates and Their Services: Victim Advocates, created and authorized by statute work closely to assist the victims of crime and witnesses. The six-person Victim Advocate’s program provides a wide range of services, including: crisis counseling, community social service agency referrals, assistance in encountering the court system, victim and witness notification, transportation and escort to the courtroom, and notification of case status and disposition. See also our information on the VINE program.

  • Candace Corona (Se Habla Español)
  • Sally Fangman
  • Kathy Gray
  • Mary Hamlet
  • Erica Matz
  • Tessa Ramsey
  • Kathy Steele