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Courts

  • Man indicted for attempted murder, arson

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- On Oct. 28, 2016, Chad Arthur Vittitow set fire to a residence where a woman lived.

    That is the basis of an indictment handed down by the Bullitt County Grand Jury.

    According to the indictment, Vittitow allegedly caused physical injury to the woman and then set her home on fire.

    His plan, according to the indictment, was the death of the woman.

    Vittitow, 38, has been indicted for attempted murder, arson, assault and being a persistent felony offender.

  • Former Ballard Co. treasurer guilty of fraud

     PADUCAH – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr., announced today a guilty plea by the former Treasurer of Ballard County, Kentucky, for participating in a scheme that involved obtaining approximately $450,000 in bank loans using a $500,000 Ballard County Certificate of Deposit as collateral, all without authorization from the Ballard County Fiscal Court; guilty pleas were also entered due to her theft of at least $27,000 in fraudulent medical reimbursement payments while employed as the County’s treasurer.  

  • Two juveniles act like Grinch in MW thefts

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — There’s a Grinch every Christmas and, this year, he showed up in two minors to steal packages from porches.

    Two juveniles, both 15, were charged with theft by unlawful taking after taking packages off the porches of residents’ homes in the Bethel Branch neighborhood in Mount Washington.

    According to Det. Dan Kelty, the minors would wait until UPS, FedEx or USPS would drop off the package to see if anyone immediately picked it up.

    The total value of the items taken equaled less than $500.

  • Former LMPD detective guilty of theft

     LOUISVILLE - United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. today announced the guilty plea of a former Louisville Metro Police Department Detective, in United States District Court, before Magistrate Judge Dave Whalin, to a Felony Information, charging the former detective with theft from interstate shipment.

  • Bullitt man guilty of enticing minor for sex acts

     LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. today announced the guilty plea of a Bullitt County, Kentucky, man before District Judge David J. Hale, in United States District Court, on December 15, 2015, to a charge of enticing a minor to engage in sexual activity.

  • Taylor Co. business owner sentenced for bank fraud

     BOWLING GREEN – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. today announced the sentencing of a Taylor County, Kentucky, business owner, in United States District Court this week, by United States District Judge Greg N. Stivers, to serve a 4 month prison term, and ordered to pay restitution totaling $506,684.37 for committing bank fraud.

  • Man indicted for burglary, fleeing on foot

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A man who led local police officers on a foot chase after attempting to rob two businesses has been indicted.

    Thomas Jacob Devers, 19, of Shepherdsville, has been charged by the Bullitt County Grand Jury with robbery, criminal attempt to commit robbery and fleeing police.

    On the morning of Oct. 10, Devers allegedly went into the Rite Aid in Shepherdsville to commit a robbery.

    He was holding a deadly weapon while threatening to use force on one of the employees.

  • Two Louisville men guilty of drug possession, distribution

     LOUISVILLE – Two Louisville residents recently pleaded guilty in United States District Court before Magistrate Judge Colin H. Lindsay to multiple charges including aiding and abetting and conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute heroin and methamphetamine announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

    Oscar Portillo, age 39, and Jose Luis Madrigal II, age 24, pleaded guilty to the charges and remain in the custody of the United States Marshal Service. Charges were dismissed against a third defendants.

  • Former executive assistant sentenced, to serve restitution for wire fraud

     LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. announced today that Jill Maree Chester, 43, of Louisville, Kentucky, was sentenced to 8 months in federal prison, by Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr., following her conviction on criminal counts of wire fraud, stemming from Chester’s actions while she worked as an executive assistant at a Louisville business.

  • Illegal immigrant charged with illegal re-entry

     LOUISVILLE Miguel Angel Villasenor-Saucedo, a Mexican national illegally present in the United States, was charged this week by grand jury indictment with Illegal Re-entry After Deportation, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

    Miguel Angel Villasenor-Saucedo, 40, residing in Louisville, Kentucky, is a citizen of Mexico who on October 22, 2016 was found to be illegally present in the United States after having been deported from the United States on May 13, 2013.