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Man indicted for attempted murder

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By The Staff

BROOKS — A northern Bullitt County man has been indicted on the charge of attempted murder.

John A. Burbank, 40, who entered a not guilty plea, has been indicted for attempted murder, first degree burglary and three counts of wanton endangerment.

He remains in the Bullitt County Detention Center on a $1 million bond.

According to the indictment, Burbank allegedly shot Timothy Gibson, a neighbor off Brooks Schoolhouse Road, on Feb. 19.

Burbank allegedly went into Gibson’s home and then began shooting the victim.

He then went to another home occupied by his mother and stepfather and began shooting into that residence.

Burbank was shot by his stepfather and taken to the hospital. Upon release, he was sent to the detention center.

The most serious of the charges is a Class B felony punishable by 10-20 years in prison.

Det. Blaine French of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department investigated the case.

In other indictments:

*Scott M.Peebles — charged with rape and sodomy in the first degree.

According to the indictment, Peebles allegedly had sexual intercourse and deviate sexual intercourse during the winter of 2008.

This is a Class B felony punishable by 10-20 years in prison.

Det. Steve Clark of the Shepherdsville Police Department investigated the case.

*Brenton Dodson and Desiree Jackson — charged with complicity to robbery.

According to the indictment, the pair robbed the BP in Brooks and were armed with a deadly weapon on Oct. 24, 2008.

This is a Class B felony.

Jackson was also indicted for being a persistent felony offender for a previous conviction for drugs in 2003.

Former Hillview police officer Justin Nalley was the investigating officer.

*Christopher Lee Thompson — charged with burglary, theft by unlawful taking over $300 and forgery.

According to the indictment, Thompson allegedly entered a home on Jan. 29 and Feb. 5, 2009.

This is a Class C felony punishable by 5-10 years in prison.

He was also charged with removing a chainsaw valued at over $300 from the garage. This is a Class D felony punishable by 1-5 years in prison.

He also allegedly altered two checks amounting to $240.

Det. Buddy Stump of the Mount Washington Police Department investigated the case.

*Barry Kerr — charged with three counts of burglary and three counts of theft of a controlled substance over $300.

According to the indictment, he broke into the Medica Parmacy on Dec. 9, 2008, Jan. 5, 2009, and Jan. 18, 2009.

During those thefts, he allegedly took controlled substances valued at over $300.

All are Class D felonies punishable by 1-5 years in prison.

Det. Jeremy Meyer of the Shepherdsville Police Department investigated the case.

*Penny E. McLaughlin — willfully aid/assist others in preparation of false returns and theft by deception of property valued at over $300.

According to the indictment, McLaughlin helped another person prepare his 2007 tax returns and included false information in the document.

She was also charged with theft by deception over $300 for obtaining $2,100 by deception.

*Louise L. McLaughlin — charged with receiving stolen property valued at over $300.

According to the indictment, she was charged with receiving $2,100 from an individual.

This is a Class D felony punishable by 1-5 years in prison.

*Lori W. Lewis — charged with criminal mischief, a Class D felony.

According to the indictment, on Nov. 25, 2008, Lewis allegedly damaged property valued over $1,000 to another individual.

*Brian A. Schmidt — charged with two counts of receiving stolen property, a Class D felony.

According to the indictment, Schmidt allegedly had a firearm belonging to another individual on Nov. 28, 2008, and Dec. 22, 2008.

Schmidt was also indicted for three counts of receiving stolen property.

That indictment says that on Dec. 22, 2008, that Schmidt had three firearms which were stolen.

Clark was the investigating officer.

*David R. Johnson — charged with criminal possession of a forged instrument and theft by deception over $300.

He allegedly attempted to pass a forged check on July 7, 2008, in the amount of over $1,200.

This is a Class D felony.

Det. Buddy Stump of the Mount Washington Police Department investigated the case.

*Charles C. Lee — charged with fraudulent use of a credit card, which could be enhanced by a persistent felony indictment.

According to the indictment, Lee allegedly used a credit card without authorization on Nov. 17, 2008.

The Class D felony could be enhanced due to a prior felony.

The case was investigated by Nalley.

*Michael Daley — charged with criminal possession of a forged instrument.

According to the indictment, Daley had a forged check that he attempted to pass on Feb. 19, 2009.

This is a Class D felony.

Det. Scotty McGaha of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department investigated.

*Eric L. and Mary A. Spencer — charged with complicity to theft by unlawful taking over $300.

The pair allegedly took control over property from an individual between Aug. 21 and Oct. 7.

This is a Class D felony.

Eric Spencer is also indicted for theft of stolen credit card.

He allegedly used a credit card without permission during those dates.

Mary Spencer could have her sentence enhanced as she is a persistent felony offender for a prior conviction on a similar charge in 2007 in Jefferson County.

Det. Mike Cook of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department investigated.

*Brandon Kennedy — charged with wanton endangerment, fleeing or evading police, assault and tampering with physical evidence.

According to the indictment, on March 13, 2009, he ran across a busy roadway placing people in danger after failing to stop his vehicle for a police officer.

He also allegedly tried to hurt a sheriff’s deputy and then tried to destroy the evidence.

The most serious charges of Class D felonies punishable by 1-5 years in prison.

Deputy John Fowler of the sheriff’s department investigated the case.

*Franda Back — charged with three counts of theft by failure to make required disposition of property over $300.

According to the indictment, Back failed to make payment to the owner on three occasions since Nov. 7, 2008.

These are Class D felonies punishable by 1-5 years in prison.

Clark investigated the case.

*Brandon C. Mahoney — charged with burglary, theft by unlawful taking over $300 and being a persistent felony offender.

The indictment alleges that Mahoney broke into the Speedy Mart in Mount Washington on March 22, 2009.

While there, he allegedly took items valued at over $300.

The Class D felony could be enhanced due to a pair of 2007 convictions in Bullitt Circuit Court.

Stump investigated the case.

*Larry J. Stewart and Vickie L. Stewart — indicted for complicity to theft by unlawful taking over $300.

According to the indictment, the pair took items valued at over $300 at the Five Star/Marathon in Shepherdsville between Nov. 8, 2008, and Jan. 22, 2009.

Shepherdsville Police officer Jonathan Smith investigated the Class D felonies.

*Michael R. Bohart, Justin G. Blakeburn, Russell G. Crenshaw, Jason D. Quick, John A. Richardson and Christopher B. Kessinger — all indicted for flagrant non-support.

They were allegedly more than $1,000 behind in child support payments.

The Class D felony is punishable by 1-5 years in prison.

An indictment does not mean guilt or innocence. It only means that at least nine of the 12 grand jurors felt there was enough evidence to move forward.