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Courts

  • Physician sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking

     BOWLING GREEN – United States District Court Judge Greg N. Stivers sentenced Franklin, Kentucky, physician, Roy D. Reynolds, to federal prison for 50 months with no probation in the federal system on 15 counts of illegal distribution of controlled substances by way of prescribing opiate pain medications outside of the course of professional medical practice and without a legitimate medical purpose, announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman.

  • Grand jury hands down felony criminal indictments

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — The following individuals have recently been indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury:

    *Jacklyn Vincent and Dustin J. Sturm — each charged with complicity to robbery.

    According to the indictment, the pair used force while armed with a deadly weapon on June 19, 2018, to commit a robbery.

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

    Shepherdsville Det. Steve Clark investigated the case.

    *Matthew Todd Braund — charged with criminal abuse and assault.

  • Challenge to rezoning case quickly dismissed

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — An effort to possibly overturn a recent rezoning decision by the Hillview City Council has been dismissed before the merits were ever considered.

    Monticello Properties, under contract to purchase property off John Harper Highway from the Estate of David Hester,  received a rezoning approval from the Hillview City Council.

    At that point, several property owners, including Emily Jones, filed suit in Bullitt Circuit Court.

  • Nigerian man sentenced for sweepstakes scheme

     LOUISVILLE – United States District Court Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley, Jr. sentenced Kingsley I. Ekpendu, a Nigerian national, to 15 months in prison yesterday for his participation in a sweepstakes scheme that resulted in over 50 victims sending him cash in the mail, announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman.

  • Two trials, convictions, for heroin trafficking, gun offenses

     LOUISVILLE – In two separate federal trials this week, the United States won convictions for heroin trafficking and firearms offenses, announced U.S. Attorney Russell Coleman.

    “The Department of Justice will continue to aggressively pursue gun cases and drug trafficking in federal court as a means of reducing violent crime in this community” said United States Attorney Russell Coleman “Our Commonwealth is blessed with able law enforcement partners who share this vision.”

  • U.S. Attorney charges defendants in violent crime reduction surge
  • German man sentenced for engaging in sex conduct with Bullitt minor

     LOUISVILLE – United States District Court Judge Rebecca Grady Jennings sentenced Michael M. Natterer, a German national, to 87 months in prison yesterday for traveling from Germany to Kentucky to engage in sexual conduct with a 15-year-old boy, announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman.

  • Men arrested in theft of purse, package

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — A pair of individuals from Louisville have been charged with theft of mail matter and tampering with physical evidence.

    Shepherdsville Police arrested Jason Underwood, 32, and Donald L. Kapetanios, 24, on Sunday afternoon.

    According to the arrest citation, the incident started around 1:30 p.m. on Sunday in an apartment complex off East Joe B. Hall Avenue.

    First, a victim reported that a child and a friend left the purse of the girl’s mother out on a bench after they were playing. 

  • Columbia man convicted of arson, fraud

     BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – A jury convicted a Columbia, Kentucky man yesterday following a five-day jury trial in United States District Court on charges of arson and insurance fraud, announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman.  The defendant set the fire, which destroyed his home, in order to collect on a $50,000 rental insurance policy.  An Adair County Volunteer Firefighter died while fighting the fire.

  • Driver in fatal accident avoids murder charge; shock probation possible after 170 days

     PIONEER VILLAGE — After she testified on Friday morning, Cathy Compton walked over and gave Stephanie Lynn Coy a hug.

    Coy was driving the vehicle on Nov. 10, 2017, that took the life of Compton’s daughter, Hannah.

    But instead of asking for a possible murder conviction, Compton agreed to a 15-year sentence imposed against Coy, who could ask for shock probation after serving 170 days in confinement.

    Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress accepted an amended plea agreement on Friday from Coy.