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Courts

  • Louisville teen charged with making BCHS threat

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — A teenager from Louisville faces felony charges after allegations were made about a possible attack at Bullitt Central High School.

    According to Shepherdsville police, officers received a tip around 8 p.m. on May 16 that a student made threats on social media. The threat was to bring a firearm to Bullitt Central for an attack.

  • KSP charges teacher with improper actions minor

     LOUISVILLE — A teacher at a private school in Jefferson County has been charged with having inappropriate discussions with a minor.

    Andrew Richard Wilkerson, 28, of Shepherdsville, has been charged with prohibited use of an electronic communication system to procure a minor.

    The undercover Internet Crimes Against Children unit resulted in the arrest. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering  the suspect communicating with a juvenile online.

  • Smiths Grove businessman guilty of bank fraud

     LOUISVILLE – Michael Todd Barrick, aka Kentuckyana Jones, age 56, of Smiths Grove, Kentucky, pleaded guilty to five counts of bank fraud on Monday in United States District Court in Louisville, announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman.  Barrick also stipulated to a loss of over $1.4 million.  Barrick’s codefendants, Roger Hagan, Lorri Hughes, and Garry Hammer, all pleaded guilty in April. 

  • Former parole officer charged with sex abuse

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A former probation and parole officer in Bullitt County is now facing criminal charges after an investigation by the Kentucky State Police.

    Ronald Raye Tyler. 51, of Shepherdsville, was arrested on Thursday by the KSP on sex-related allegations.

    Tyler has been charged with rape, sodomy and official misconduct. The most serious offense is a Class A felony, which is punishable by 20 years to life in prison.

  • Man arrested in domestic violence shooting

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- A man has been arrested for shooting his former girlfriend on Sunday evening.

    Cruz Carlos Frescas, 20, of Shepherdsville, has been charged with assault, wanton endangerment, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    According to the citation,  Mount Washington police were called to Fortney Lane at 9:15 p.m. on Sunday.

    Upon arrival, Mount Washington police officers found a female who had been shot in the right forearm.

  • Man indicted for causing physical injury to another

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- A man has been indicted for causing physical injury to his father.

    Elijah Cole Wantye, 27, of Mount Washington, has been indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury.

    Wantye has been charged with a single felony count of assault, as well as four misdemeanors.

    According to the indictment, Wantye had a deadly weapon in his possession on Sept. 25, 2018, when he caused injury to another individual.

    The most serious offense is a Class C felony, which is punishable by 5-10 years in prison.

  • Indictments issued on sex-related allegations

     HILLVIEW -- A northern Bullitt County teenager has been indicted for a sex-related allegation.

    Christopher Pace, 17, has been indicted recently by the Bullitt County Grand Jury on a charge of sodomy.

    This is a Class B felony, which is punishable by 10-20 years in prison.

    According to the indictment, Pace allegedly had deviate sexual intercourse with an individual on Dec. 20, 2016, through forcible compulsion.

    Det. Chris Boone of the Hillview Police Department investigated.

    In other recent sex-related indictments:

  • Circuit court cases recently completed

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  — The following cases were recently resolved in Bullitt Circuit Court:

    *Christopher James Carlisle — entered a guilty plea to flagrant non-support.

    Carlisle, 47, of Arkansas, has over $11,443 in arrearage for child support.

    Under the agreement, he would serve three years in prison but that would be probated for five years or until the arrearage is paid.

    He would continue to pay current support plus $150 a month for the arrearage.

    Final sentencing is April 10.

  • Previously convicted sex offender sentenced

     LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Convicted sex offender Torey Phillip Cranston has been sentenced to 20 years’ imprisonment, followed by 20 years of supervised release by Judge Claria Horn Boom for seeking sex with a person he believed to be a minor, announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman. There is no parole in the federal system.

    “As Mr. Cranston’s two decades in federal prison will attest, we will protect our kids,” said U. S. Attorney Russell Coleman.

  • Traffic stop leads to drug-related arrest on Interstate 65

     Kentucky State Police Post 4 traffic stop leads to arrest after heroin is located in a vehicle.

    On March 2, 2019, at approximately 12:50 AM EST, KSP Post 4 Trooper Elliott Young, while on routine patrol, observed a Mitsubishi Gallant traveling north bound on I-65 at the 118- mile marker in Bullitt County.

    Young observed the Gallant had defective equipment so he initiated a traffic stop.