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Two indicted for attempted murder in separate cases

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By Thomas Barr

 SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A woman allegedly took a handgun from her sister's purse and fired a shot in her direction.

The Bullitt County Grand Jury indicted Rhonda C. Goff, 43, on the charge of attempted murder.

The Class B felony carries a possible penalty of 10-20 years in prison.

According to Det. Scotty McGaha of the Bullitt County Sheriff's Office, Goff and her sister were visiting in Mount Washington on Dec. 30, 2013, when the alleged incident occurred.

Goff was also wanted for warrants and has been returned to Virginia.

Also indicted for attempted murder in a separate incident was Derick Shawn Delk.

According to the indictment, Delk allegedly choked another individual between the end of October and the beginning of November 2013.

He also restrained the individual.

The crime is a Class B felony punishable by 10-20 years in prison. However, due to prior felony convictions, his sentence could be enhanced.

In other felony indictments:

*Mark Coyle -- charged with sexual abuse and sodomy.

The indictment alleges that from 2007 through 2010, Coyle allegedly engaged with sexual contact with a boy less than 12 years of age. He also alleged had sexual intercourse with the individual.

The most serious charge is a Class A felony punishable by 20 years to life in prison.

The Kentucky State Police investigated the case.

*Casey R. Dowell -- charged with criminal abuse.

The indictment alleges that on Jan. 14, 2014, Dowell abused a female less than 12 years of age.

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

Darren Patchin of the Shepherdsville Police Department investigated.

*Robert A. Bixler -- charged with sexual abuse and rape.

The indictment alleges on Jan. 1, 2014, Bixler subjected a female less than 16 years of age to sexual contact and that he engaged in sexual intercourse.

Det. Lynn Hunt of the Bullitt County Sheriff's Office investigated the Class D felony. 

*Nathan M. Crews -- charged with assault.

According to the indictment, Crews allegedly operated his motor vehicle in a manner that put another individual in grave danger on July 27, 2013.

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

Bullitt County Sheriff's deputy Troy Johns investigated.

*Kyle J. Hoben -- charged with two counts of burglary, four counts of theft by unlawful taking of a firearm and being a persistent felony offender.

According to the indictment, Hoben allegedly went into the same residence on two occasions in January 2014. He was armed with a deadly weapon each time.

While there, he allegedly took four firearms.

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

Any sentence could be enhanced due to a prior felony conviction for theft by unlawful taking in 2013 in Jefferson County.

Hillview police officer Charles McWhirter investigated.

*Darrell R. Dunbar -- charged with assault, criminal mischief and failure to comply with the sexual offender registry.

According to the indictment, Dunbar operated a motor vehicle on Jan. 4, 2014, in a manner which caused serious injury to another individual.

He also caused more than $1,000 in damage to property belonging to another individual.

In addition, he failed to notify the state when he changed residence.

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

Hillview officer Darren Vires investigated.

*Jake A. Hill -- charged with assault and unlawful imprisonment.

The indictment alleges that on Oct. 9, 2013, Hill caused injury to another individual.

And, on that date, he restrained that same individual.

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

*Brent M. Doyle -- charged with complicity to burglary, complicity to theft by unlawful taking over $500 and unlawful transaction with a minor.

The indictment alleges that on Dec. 21, 2013, Doyle entered a home and took items valued at more than $500.

And in that incident, he used a minor in committing the act.

The most serious charge is a Class C felony, punishable by 5-10 years.

Shepherdsville officer Rocco Besednjak investigated.

*Robert M. Waddell -- charged with criminal abuse.

Waddell allegedly caused injury to another individual on Dec. 26, 2013.

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

Brent Hall of the Bullitt County Sheriff's Office investigated.

*Alejandro Ortiz -- charged with two counts of assault.

The indictment alleges hat on Dec. 27, 2013, Ortiz caused physical injury to two deputies with the Bullitt County Detention Center.

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

*Michael D. Barth -- charged with four counts of assault.

The indictment alleges that on Dec. 8, 2013, Barth caused injury to four deputies with the Bullitt County Detention Center.

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

Deputy Mark Riley of the Bullitt County Sheriff's Office investigated.

*Jameel A. Ali (also known as James Johnson) -- charged with wanton endangerment.

Ali allegedly drove a vehicle in a manner which caused injury to another individual on July 27, 2013.

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

Deputy Charles Mann of the Bullitt County Sheriff's Office investigated.

*Aaron Wallace -- charged with fleeing police and five counts of wanton endangerment.

On April 16, 2012, Wallace allegedly fled police in his motor vehicle.

During that same traffic stop, he allegedly operated his vehicle in a manner that put five law enforcement officials in Mount Washington in physical danger.

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

Casey Clark, who is now a Shepherdsville officer, investigated the case.

*Bruce L. Sprinkles Jr. -- charged with receiving stolen property under $10,000.

The indictment alleges that on Sept. 26, 2013, Sprinkles had taken possession of another person's property valued at under $10,000.

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

The Bullitt County Sheriff's Office investigated.

*Jaime L. Haynes-Risinger -- charged with assault.

On Dec. 21, 2013, the defendant allegedly caused injury to Hillview police officer Elliott Clark.

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

Hillview officer Kyle McAllister investigated.

*Michael L. Crump -- charged with 14 counts of theft by unlawful taking over $500.

The indictment alleges that from November 2013 through January 2014, Crump took items belonging to another individual with the value of each being over $500.

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

Sheriff's Det. Jeff Schank investigated the case.

*Eric T. Adams -- charged with receiving stolen property and being a persistent felony offender.

According to the indictment, Adams took possession of a concrete mixer belonging to another individual that was valued at under $10,000 on June 26, 2010.

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

However, due to past felony convictions in Hardin and Bullitt counties, any sentence could be enhanced.

Sheriff's deputy Matt Corder worked the case.

*Paul A. Coleman -- charged with three counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument.

The indictment alleges that on May 3, 2013, Coleman wrote three checks on a business account and cashed them at three branches of The Peoples Bank of Bullitt County.

The checks were for nearly $6,000.

The Class D felony was investigated by Det. Scotty McGaha of the Bullitt County Sheriff's Office.

*Michael Lands and Mitchell Purvis -- charged with complicity to theft by unlawful taking over $500.

The men were charged with allegedly having property valued at over $500 from Amazon Fulfillment Services.

This is a Class D felony that was investigated by Shepherdsville officer David Smith.

*Kevin Carter -- charged with theft by failure to make required disposition of property over $500.

The indictment alleges that on April 19, 2013, Carter received property from an individual but did not pay for it.

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

*Anthony W. Butner -- charged with criminal mischief.

The indictment alleges that Butner destroyed property belonging to Turnpike Liquors, causing a loss of $1,000 or more.

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

*William D. Johnson and Christopher B. Poteet -- both charged with flagrant non-support.

In addition, Poteet is also charged with being a persistent felony offender.

Both allegedly fell more than $1,000 behind in child support payments. This is a Class D felony punishable by 1-5 years in prison.

Due to a past felony conviction in Oldham County, Poteet could have any new sentence enhanced.