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  • INDICTED: Greenwell facing charges for interfering with probe

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- For months, the rumors were flying about federal investigations on the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office.

    On Wednesday, those federal indictments were indeed made public and they were against former sheriff David Greenwell.

    Greenwell, who is represented by noted defense attorney Scott Cox, was released on home incarceration.

    The allegations include four counts of attempting to obstruct justice and one count of aiding and abetting in the distribution of 100 kilograms or more of marijuana.

  • Former Marion Co. man charged with drug manufacturing, distribution

     LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. today announced the initial appearance of John Robert Boone a/k/a Johnny Boone, before Magistrate Judge Colin H. Lindsay, in United States District Court.

    Boone is charged in a two-count federal grand jury indictment with manufacturing more than 1,000 marijuana plants and with possession with intent to distribute 50 kilograms (110 pounds) or more of marijuana.

  • Greenwell indicted on five counts

     LOUISVILLE – A former Bullitt County, Kentucky, Sheriff was charged by grand jury indictment, under seal, with four counts of attempting to obstruct the due administration of justice while serving as sheriff, and with one count of aiding and abetting in conspiring to distribute 100 kilograms or more of marijuana, a Schedule I controlled substance, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

    David Greenwell, of Bullitt County, was arrested today and appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Colin Lindsay in Louisville.

  • Allen Co. resident guilty of malicious fire, mail fraud

     BOWLING GREEN – An Adair County, Kentucky resident pleaded guilty yesterday in United States District Court, before District Judge Greg N. Stivers, to charges of setting a fire to her rental home, in order to obtain money, through false pretenses, from a renter’s insurance policy purchased prior to setting the fire, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • KSP charges Warren man with child sex offenses

     BOWLING GREEN  On May 1, 2017, at approximately 4:47 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch, assisted by KSP Post 3-Bowling Green, arrested Christopher P. Stinnett, 39, for prohibited use of electronic communication system to procure a minor/police officer re: sex offenses.

  • Louisville man convicted of illegal firearm possession

       LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. today announced the conviction of Damon Lamont Shanklin, 41, of Louisville, Kentucky, in United States District Court, for being a previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

    Shanklin was ordered into federal custody following a trial on April 25, 2017, before United States District Court Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell.

  • Indictments handed down on drug-related allegations

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — The BUllitt County Grand Jury recently indicted the following individuals on drug-related felony charges:

    *Ronald B. Jewell — charged with trafficking in a controlled substance and being a persistent felony offender.

    According to the indictment, Jewell had methamphetamine in his possession on Sept. 21, 2016, with the intent to sell.

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

    However, due to a pair of past felony convictions in Nelson County, any new sentence could be enhanced.

  • Oldham man pleads guilty on child porn charges

     LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr., announced today that an Oldham County, Kentucky resident pleaded guilty in United States District Court this week, before Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, to charges including the possession, transportation and advertising of images containing child pornography.

    According to the factual basis of the plea agreement, Richard Wayne Johnson, admitted to receiving and possessing thousands of images (still and video) of child pornography and further admitted to advertising those images over the Internet.

  • Louisville man guilty of online enticement

     LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr., announced today that a Jefferson County, Kentucky, resident pled guilty in United States District Court this week, before Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, to attempted online enticement.

    According to the factual basis of the plea agreement, Timothy Wayne Tucker, admitted to using a cell phone to communicate with a person, whom Tucker believed to be a 15-year-old girl, for the purposes of  engaging in sexual activity.

  • Physician settles false, civil claims

     LOUISVILLE – Forrest S. Kuhn, Jr., M.D., a physician specializing in allergy, asthma and immunology with medical offices in Louisville, Danville, and Glasgow, Kentucky, has agreed to pay $751,681.16 to resolve allegations that he violated the federal False Claims Act by submitting false claims to Medicare, Medicaid, and other government health care programs, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr., who is no relation to the defendant.