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Courts

  • Repeat child sex offender pleads guilty to possessing child porn

     LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A convicted child sex offender pleaded guilty before United States District Court Judge Greg N. Stivers, to possessing child pornography, announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman.

    Lawrence William Taylor, 68, was indicted on one count of possession of child pornography on July 25, 2018.

  • Ft. Knox soldier pleads guilty to child porn charges

     LOUISVILLE – A Fort Knox, Kentucky soldier pleaded guilty today before United States District Judge Rebecca Grady Jennings, to five counts of production of child pornography by a parent, 10 counts of transportation of child pornography, and one count of possession of child pornography, announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman.

  • Brandenburg man gets 10 years for attempted child exploitation, distribution

     LOUISVILLE – U.S. District Judge David J. Hale sentenced Jeffrey Adam Stone to 10 years in federal prison followed by 20 years of Supervised Release today for two child exploitation offenses, announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman. Stone will be required to register as a sex offender upon his release from prison. 

    “We will continue to deploy every lawful investigative tool, and every law enforcement partnership, to protect our kids,” said United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman.

  • Colorado woman sentenced for chiropractic clinic scheme

     LOUISVILLE, Ky. – U.S. District Judge Rebecca G. Jennings sentenced Claudia Lopez, age 40, from Fountain, Colorado, to 61 months imprisonment, followed by 3 years of supervised release this week for her part in a scheme to fraudulently bill insurance companies $5 million, announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman.

  • Man sentenced for bank heists

     LOUISVILLE – U.S. Attorney Russell M. Coleman announced that United States District Judge Rebecca Grady Jennings sentenced Johnnie B. Day, age 53, of Shepherdsville, to 37 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for multiple bank robberies. The Court ordered Day to pay restitution of $3,942. 

    The Court sentenced Day for four bank robberies committed from January 2015 through November 2016. 

  • Kids left in car as mom gets a tan

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- While Monica D. Gentry was inside getting a tan, her two young children were outside in a locked vehicle.

    On top of that, police found two loaded handguns inside the truck.

    Gentry, 25, of Shepherdsville, was charged with endangering the welfare of a minor and permitting a vehicle to run unattended.

    On Sept. 21, Shepherdsville police were called to the Sun Tan City off Adam Shepherd Parkway around 9:09 a.m.

    When officers arrived, they found a gray Dodge Ram running with two small children inside.

  • Kids left in car as mom gets a tan

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- While Monica D. Gentry was inside getting a tan, her two young children were outside in a locked vehicle.

    On top of that, police found two loaded handguns inside the truck.

    Gentry, 25, of Shepherdsville, was charged with endangering the welfare of a minor and permitting a vehicle to run unattended.

    On Sept. 21, Shepherdsville police were called to the Sun Tan City off Adam Shepherd Parkway around 9:09 a.m.

    When officers arrived, they found a gray Dodge Ram running with two small children inside.

  • Serial bank robber sentenced to federal prison

     LOUISVILLE, Ky. – United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman announced today that United States District Judge Rebecca Grady Jennings sentenced Johnnie B. Day, age 53, of Shepherdsville, Kentucky, to 37 months in prison followed by 3 years of supervised release for multiple bank robberies.

    The Court ordered Day to pay restitution of $3,942.

    The Court sentenced Day for four bank robberies committed from January, 2015 through November 2016.

  • Man charged with trying to kill wife several times

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- A man has been accused of trying to kill his wife on several occasions in the past month.

    Stevan Lawrence Carr, 57, of Mount Washington, is being housed in the Bullitt County Detention Center on a $300,000 cash bond.

    According to a citation filed by the Mount Washington Police Department, Carr has been charged with attempted murder/domestic violence, assault/domestic violence, intimidating a witness in a legal process, unlawful imprisonment and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

  • Former officer sentenced for wrongful arrest

     WASHINGTON – William Dukes, Jr., a former sergeant with the Providence, Kentucky, Police Department, was sentenced today to 42 months in federal prison for willfully depriving a Kentucky citizen of his constitutional rights under color of law, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General John Gore of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division and U.S. Attorney Russell Coleman for the Western District of Kentucky.