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Courts

  • Louisville felon gets 15 years on multiple charges

     LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman today announced the recent  sentencing of a Louisville felon, as an Armed Career Criminal, in United States District Court, by District Judge Greg N. Stivers, to 180 months in prison, for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of controlled substance.

    Tommy M. Slaughter, 26, was convicted by a federal jury in Louisville, on June 28, 2017,  of felon in possession of a firearm, and two lesser counts of possession of controlled substances including heroin and cocaine.

  • KSP charges Meade Co. man with child sex offenses

     VINE GROVE  On September 28, 2017, at approximately 7:29 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested David P. Sayenga Jr., 45, on charges related to possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

    Sayenga was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect uploading images of child sexual exploitation online.

  • More indictments: Former chief deputy facing more charges

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A former Bullitt County sheriff’s chief deputy has been indicted on three felony counts involving the handling of evidence.

    John Cottrell, who was relieved of his duties last October, now faces three Class D felonies.

    The Bullitt County Grand Jury issued the indictments Wednesday.

    And, in a hearing on Thursday, two felony counts which had been dismissed were reinstated.

  • Burress attends conference on speciality courts
  • Edmonson Co. man charged with child sex exploitation

     BOWLING GREEN – An Edmonson County, Kentucky, resident was charged this week by grand jury indictment with sexual exploitation of children announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Louisville man sentenced for defrauding nutrition assistance program

     LOUISVILLE – A Louisville man was recently sentenced in United States District Court by Senior Judge Charles R. Simpson III to serve 36 months in prison, for defrauding the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) of $789,657.06, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Bardstown man sentenced for violating federal drug trafficking laws

      LOUISVILLE – A Nelson County, Kentucky, man was sentenced in United States District Court this week by District Judge David J. Hale, to 10 years in prison followed by a five year period of supervised release for violating federal drug trafficking laws, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.  There is no parole in the federal system.

    According to court records, Timothy Lee Yonts, 47, of Bardstown, knowingly conspired with other persons between May and September of 2016, to intentionally possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine.

  • Louisville felon sentenced for drugs, firearm possession

      LOUISVILLE – A Louisville felon was sentenced this week in United States District Court, by District Judge David J. Hale, to 188 months in prison for possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine and for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Union Co. judge/executive charged with scheming to defraud

     BOWLING GREEN, Ky.  – The current Union County Judge/Executive was charged today by grand jury indictment with scheming to defraud the citizens of Union County of their right to honest services announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Couple indicted for injuries of two-month-old

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A pair of individuals has been indicted for the alleged mistreatment of an infant.

    Brandon Allan Meyer and Amber Dawn Sickles were indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury recently.

    According to the indictment, Meyer, 24, of Shepherdsville, was charged with assault, which is a Class B felony that is punishable by 10-20 years in prison.

    He allegedly engaged in behavior that placed an infant in grave risk of death between April 7, 2017, and June 1, 2017.