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Courts

  • Fraud ring leader sentenced

     LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman announced today that Senior United States District Judge Charles R. Simpson III sentenced Jamesy Havens, age 42, of Louisville, Kentucky, to 70 months in prison followed by 3 years of supervised release for conspiracy to commit mail fraud and multiple money laundering offenses.

    The Court ordered Havens to pay restitution of $1,449,482.66 to the victims of his scheme.

  • Man indicted for kidnapping, wanton endangerment

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — A man has been charged with kidnapping.

    The Bullitt County Grand Jury recently indicted Kenneth L. Hodge.

    He was indicted for kidnapping and wanton endangerment.

    According to the indictment, on April 1, 2018, Hodge unlawfully restrained an individual.

    He also engaged in conduct which placed the individual in substantial danger of death or serious injury.

    The most serious offense is a Class B felony, which is punishable by 10-20 years in prison.

  • Grandmother charged in missing toddler case

     LEBANON JUNCTION -- Less than a week ago, a community was searching for the whereabouts of a two-year-old girl and her dog.

  • Louisville man arrested for child sex exploitation

     LOUISVILLE  On June 12, 2018, at approximately 1:21 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Larry Schaub, 45, on a charges relating to possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

    Schaub 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 was uploading sexually explicit images online.

  • Former Oldham EMS employee sentenced for child exploitation

     LOUISVILLE – Senior United States District Judge Thomas B. Russell sentenced Richard Wayne Johnson, 39, to 30 years in prison followed by a life term of Supervised Release, announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman. There is no parole in the federal system.  Johnson remains in the custody of the United States Marshals Service.

  • Simpson Co. man sentenced for archealogical violations

     LOUISVILLE – U.S. District Judge Greg N. Stivers sentenced Gary Womack, Age 60, from Woodburn, Simpson County, Kentucky, to 15 months imprisonment for 3 felony violations of the federal Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA). Womack had previously pleaded guilty to the violations on March 8, 2018.

  • Murder charge to be taken off table in plea agreement

     PIONEER VILLAGE — Even though the victim requested Stephanie Lynn Coy to take her home, Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress said that was the wrong decision.

    Coy was driving Hannah Catherine Compton home on Nov. 10, 2017, when her vehicle struck another on Preston Highway near Pioneer Trail.

    The impact left Compton dead and Coy was charged with murder.

    However, a plea agreement Thursday in Bullitt Circuit Court could have Coy out of jail within 170 days on shock probation.

  • Man indicted again in death of his father after fight

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A man who was originally charged with the murder of his father has been indicted once again by the Bullitt County Grand Jury.

    Joseph W. Shepherd was re-indicted on the charge of murder in the June 5, 2017, death of Paul Shepherd.

    It was a case where Paul Shepherd tried to stop Joseph Shepherd from leaving.

    The son then allegedly fought with his father, which resulted in the death.

  • Bowling Green man guilty of violating federal drug, gun laws

     LOUISVILLE – A Bowling Green, man pleaded guilty to multiple drug and firearm offenses yesterday in United States District Court, announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman. 

    Christopher Michael Compton, 40, admitted to aiding and abetting the knowing and intentional possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine and marijuana.  He also admitted attempting to knowingly and intentionally manufacture methamphetamine and being a prohibited person in possession of firearms and ammunition.

  • Brandenburg man pleads guilty to online enticement, distribution

      LOUISVILLE – A Brandenburg, Kentucky, man pleaded guilty to two child exploitation offenses on Tuesday, May 22, 2108, in United States District Court, announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman.

    Jeffrey Adam Stone, 31, admitted to online communications with a person he believed to be a 15-year-old girl for the purpose of meeting her to engage in sexual conduct.  He also admitted to sending obscene material to the girl.