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Man indicted for making threats against judges

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 SHEPHERDSVILLE — A man has been indicted for making threats on two Bullitt County district judges.

Charles J. Blandford has been indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury on five counts of retaliating against a participant in the legal process.

He is also facing yet another Class D felony for criminal abuse.

According to the indictment, Blandford allegedly threatened both Judge Rebecca Ward and Judge Jennifer Porter on Jan. 30, 2012, and Ward again on Feb. 20. He also threatened two other individuals.

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

Det. Richard Jones of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department investigated.

The following individuals were also recently indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury:

*Larry V. Brown — charged with assault.

According to the indictment, Brown attempted to cause physical injury using a deadly weapon on Jan. 23, 2012.

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

Shepherdsville police officer George Jetter investigated.

*Robert Vance — charged with assault.

According to the indictment, Vance intentionally kicked and struck a man on Dec. 2, 2011.

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

*Donnie R. Deacon — charged with burglary and theft by unlawful taking over $500.

According to the indictment, Deacon entered a home on Aug. 8, 2011, with a deadly weapon to commit a crime. 

While there, he took control of items valued at over $500.

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

Jones investigated.

*Mary S. Flores and Jennifer M. Burton — each charged with complicity to robbery and tampering with physical evidence.

The indictment alleges that on Dec. 4, 2011, the women used or threatened to use physical force on a man during a theft and then tried to destroy evidence.

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

Det. Jeremy Wilson and Deputy Troy Johns of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department investigated.

*Whitney Chirappa and Alexander L. Johnson — each charged with three counts of complicity to burglary and two counts of complicity to theft by unlawful taking over $500.

According to the indictment, the pair broke into three homes on Dec. 29, 2011.

On two of the occasions, they were able to leave with property valued at over $500.

A Class C felony is the most serious offense.

Mount Washington police officer Charles Ballard and Wilson investigated the case.

*Jessica C. Crowley — charged with criminal abuse.

According to the indictment, Crowley allegedly allowed or caused a child under 12 years of age to be subject to cruel punishment or abuse.

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

Hillview police officer Brian Denton investigated.

*James D. Stivers Jr. — charged with burglary and theft by unlawful taking over $500.

The indictment said that on Sept. 13, 2011, Stivers broke into a home and then took items valued at over $500.

The most serious offense is a Class C felony punishable by 5-10 years in prison.

Shepherdsville police officer Ken Proffitt investigated the case.

*Amelia Buege and Justice Key — both charged with complicity to receive stolen property under $10,000, a Class D felony.

The indictment alleges that on Oct. 31, 2011, they had items that they should have known was stolen.

Det. Mike Murdoch of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department was the investigating officer.

In addition, Key was also indicted on four counts of burglary and theft by unlawful taking over $500.

The indictment alleges that during 2011, Key broke into four residences and took items valued at over $500.

The Class C felonies carry a possible penalty of 5-10 years in prison.

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

In a third indictment, Key was charged with burglary and theft by unlawful taking.

In this offense, Key allegedly got into a home on Aug. 22, 2011, and took items valued at over $500.

McGaha also investigated this case.

*Matthew T. Huddleston — charged with two counts of assault and intimidating a participant in the legal process.

The indictment alleges that on Jan. 15, 2012, Huddleston attempted to cause harm to deputy John Fowler and deputy Dale Pressley, both of the sheriff’s department.

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

*Louis A. Manning, Brandon Tompkins and David McGhee — each charged with complicity to fraudulent use of credit card and complicity to theft by deception.

The indictment alleges on July 18, 2011, the three men used a credit card without permission to obtain more than $500 but less than $10,000 worth of goods.

This is a pair of Class D felonies.

Jones investigated.*Glen D. Mahoney — charged with receiving stolen property under $10,000.

According to the indictment, Mahoney allegedly had property in his possession on June 26, 2011, valued at under $10,000 that he should have known was stolen.

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

Murdoch investigated.

*Christopher D. Gass — charged with four counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument.

Gass allegedly wrote four checks over the past year that were forged.

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

*Jeremy L. Winter — charged with burglary.

The indictment alleges that on Aug. 22, 2011, Winter went into the Dollar Store with the intent to commit a crime.

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

Shepherdsville police officer Mike Miller investigated the case.

*Angel L. Bealmear — charged with theft of a controlled substance, theft of a legend drug and tampering with physical evidence.

According to the indictment, on Nov. 29, 2011, Bealmear took possession of a controlled substance which belonged to another individual.

The most serious of the charges is a Class D felony, punishable by 1-5 years in prison.

*Darryl W. Cordova — charged with receiving stolen property under $10,000.

According to the indictment, Cordova had property in his possession on Oct. 24, 2011, that he knew was stolen and valued at under $10,000.

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

*Steven B. Simmons — charged with possession of a controlled substance and tampering with physical evidence.

The indictment alleges that on Sept. 24, 2011, Simmons had oxymorphone in his possession and then tried to destroy evidence.

The most serious charge is a Class D felony.The Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department investigated.

*James S. Harlan — charged with criminal mischief and theft by unlawful taking over $500.

The indictment alleges that on Dec. 29, 2011, Harlan destroyed property belonging to Ray of Hope Christian Church and took items valued at over $500 from the same church.

The most serious crime is a Class D felony punishable by 1-5 years.

Proffitt investigated the case.

*Deven A. Ludwick — charged with theft by unlawful taking of a firearm.

The indictment alleges that between Jan. 1-4, 2012, Ludwick had a firearm belonging to another individual.

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

Jetter investigated.

*Timothy S. Shackleford Jr. — charged with sexual abuse.The indictment alleges that on Sept. 15, 2009, the defendant had sexual contact by force.

This is a Class D felony.

McGaha investigated the case.

*Travis R. Dunn — charged with two counts of theft by unlawful taking of firearms and tampering with physical evidence.

The indictment alleges that between Jan. 1-4, 2012, Dunn had firearms in his possession that were not his property.

And on Jan. 4, 2012, he attempted to destroy or alter evidence.

All are Class D felonies.Jetter investigated the case.

 

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 continue with a criminal trial.