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Courts

  • Former special deputy sentenced for trafficking, money laundering

     LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. today announced the sentencing of a former Bullitt County, Kentucky, Special Sheriff’s Deputy, to 36 months in prison, followed by a five year  period of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $10,000 fine, by United States District Judge David J. Hale, for trafficking in marijuana and methamphetamine and concealing the financial proceeds (money laundering). Two co-defendants admitted to concealing the criminal activities from law enforcement during a 15 month period.

  • Former Casey Co. teacher sentenced 5 years for sex conduct with minor

     BOWLING GREEN – A Russell County, Kentucky, resident and former Casey County, Kentucky, teacher was sentenced in United States District Court by United States District Judge Greg N. Stivers on July 26, 2017, to 60 months in prison followed by a ten year period of supervised release and required to register as a sex offender announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. There is no parole in the federal prison system.

  • Former Monroe Co. deputy charged with stealing from Defense Department program

     BOWLING GREEN – A former Monroe County Deputy Sheriff was charged this week by felony Information with wire fraud for devising a scheme to sell and/or give away surplus military property, obtained from a Department of Defense program, including a camper and ATV, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

    Larry Dale Martin, 34, of Glasgow, Kentucky, was charged Wednesday with a single  count of wire fraud. A date for his initial appearance and guilty plea has not been scheduled with the court.

  • KSP charges Louisville man with child sex exploitation

     LOUISVILLE On July 26, 2017, at approximately 3:30 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested James T. Skaggs, 35, on charges related to possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

    Skaggs 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.  

  • Beshear: Louisville man arrested for child porn possession

     FRANKFORT – Attorney General Andy Beshear and his Cyber Crimes Unit announced today that a Louisville man was arrested for possession of child pornography.

    Jeremy D. Summarell, 44, of Louisville was charged with four counts of possession of child pornography, a Class D felony.

    This investigation began when Summarell uploaded several exploitative photos of a minor family member to a foreign file sharing website and requested others to share similar images with him.

  • Fulton Co. jailer sentenced in detention center kickbacks scandal

     PADUCAH – Retired Fulton County Jailer Ricky Parnell was sentenced today in United States District Court by Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, to serve 97 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to the defraud Fulton County, Kentucky, citizens through kickbacks and inflated costs associated with the $3.3 million 2015 Fulton County Detention Center expansion, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. There is no parole in the federal prison system.

  • Drug indictments handed down by grand jury

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The following individuals were recently indicted on drug-related offenses by the Bullitt Circuit Grand Jury:

    *Diana R. Collins and Scottie R. Perkins — both charged with complicity to trafficking in a controlled substance.

    The indictment alleges that on Aug. 22, 2016, the pair had oxycodone that they intended to sell.

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

    In addition, Perkins faces felony charges of possession of a controlled substance and being a persistent felony offender.

  • Former Russell Co. teacher sentenced 5 years for child sex exploitation

     LOUISVILLE – A Russell County, Kentucky, resident and former teacher, convicted of a crime involving the sexual exploitation of a minor, was sentenced in United States District Court yesterday, by District Judge Greg N. Stivers, to serve 60 months in prison, followed by a ten year period of supervised release and register as a sex offender in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. There is no parole in the federal prison system.

  • Son indicted for manslaughter in father's death

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — A man has been charged with the death of his father.

  • Muhlenberg Co. mine worker guilty of violating safety, health act

     OWENSBORO –  The Chief of Maintenance at Ken American Resources Paradise #9 Mine located in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, recently pleaded guilty to a federal grand jury indictment, in United States District Court, before Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley, Jr., charging him with violating the Mine Safety and Health Act, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.