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Cases against women go to grand jury

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By Thomas Barr

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Two women currently in the Bullitt County Detention Center will have their separate cases waived to the next term of the Bullitt County grand jury.
    Ashley Sneed, 20, of Mount Washington, has been charged with criminal abuse of her 2-year-old son.
    Sneed was arrested on Dec. 20 and charged with the Class D felony.
    According to Det. Scotty McGaha of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department, the charge came after the boy’s father took his son to Jewish Hospital Medical Center South with serious bruising. The boy was then transported to Kosair Children’s Hospital and later released.
    While McGaha said Sneed might not be the person responsible for the injuries, she failed to take steps when she saw the injuries.
    McGaha said he is talking with another individual but no other charges have been filed. The excuse given to the boy’s father when he picked him up for the weekend was that a fall on the ice caused the injuries.
    Doctors said that the bruising could not have been caused by a fall on the ice or snow, said McGaha.
    District judge Jennifer Porter refused to reduce the current $500,000 cash bond. The case will now be heard by the Bullitt County Grand Jury for possible indictment.
    Also on Tuesday, the case against Jenny Lynn Counzler was sent to the grand jury.
    Counzler, 30, has been charged with rape and sodomy.
    According to McGaha, the woman has been charged with having sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old boy.
    McGaha said the investigation continues on the case. He said he learned that the woman had complained about not getting enough attention from her boyfriend.
    She is still in the Bullitt County Detention Center on a $100,000 cash bond. Her case will now go to the grand jury.