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Courts

  • Defendants in chiropractic scheme sentenced

     LOUISVILLE – U.S. District Judge Rebecca G. Jennings has sentenced defendants of a health care fraud scheme that billed insurance companies for services never performed to years in federal prison, announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman.

    “This sentence sends a message that theft in the Western District of Kentucky – health care related or otherwise – results in real time in federal prison,” stated U.S. Attorney Russell Coleman

  • LaRue Co. man charged with child sex offenses

     NEW HAVEN  On December 18, 2018, at approximately 3:18 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Christopher Michael Hayslip, 44, on a fugitive from another state warrant.

    Hayslip was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The Monroe County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee, began the investigation after discovering the suspect communicating with juveniles in Tennessee and Kentucky online to include sending nude images and arranging to meet for illegal sexual acts.

  • Man indicted for alleged sexual contact

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — A man has been indicted for allegedly having sexual contact with a person less than 12 years of age.

    Thomas J. Jennewein has been indicted for sexual abuse by the Bullitt County Grand Jury.

    According to the indictment, Jennewein allegedly had sexual contact with a person less than 12 years of age on Feb. 19, 2018.

    The Class C felony is punishable by 5-10 years in prison.

    Det. Scotty McGaha of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case.

  • Jury finds guilt as driver kills moped driver on Highway 44

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — It was the early morning hours of May 2, 2016.

    Emily Hickey was driving westbound on Highway 44; unfortunately, she was driving in the eastbound lane.

    She felt a bump but kept driving. She made phone calls to her friends.

    But, prosecutor Shelly Alvey said that the one phone call Hickey didn’t make was to 911. In fact, she didn’t even stop.

    The “bump” felt by Hickey was the body of Walter “Berry” Bergen III. 

  • Grandmother of lost toddler indicted for drugs

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  — A grandmother who became a public figure when her granddaughter was missing for over 30 hours this summer has returned to the spotlight.

    Beth Nicole Campbell has been indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury.

    Campbell has been charged with a felony count of possession of a controlled substance and two misdemeanors for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Louisville man guilty of child porn charges

     LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A Louisville, Kentucky, man pleaded guilty before United States District Court Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr. this week, to attempted enticement of a minor, three counts of distribution of child pornography, and possession of child pornography, announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman.

    Jeffrey Shawn Baunach, 46, was indicted on the charges on May 24, 2018.

  • Two indicted for robbery of prosecutor

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  — Two individuals have been indicted for allegedly breaking into the home of a former assistant county attorney.

    The Bullitt County Grand Jury has indicted Kenneth W. Kern II and Whitney R. Thomason.

    The pair were charged with complicity to robbery, burglary, unlawful imprisonment and theft by unlawful taking over $500 but under $10,000.

  • Kroger shooter charged with hate crimes, firearm offenses

     WASHINGTON – Gregory A. Bush, 51, was indicted today by a federal grand jury on hate crime and firearm charges arising out of the racially motivated murder of two African-American patrons at a Kroger grocery store, and the attempted murder of a third, on Oct. 24 in Jeffersontown, Kentucky. The indictment was announced by Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband for the Civil Rights Division, U.S. Attorney Russell Coleman, and FBI Louisville Special Agent in Charge James Robert Brown, Jr.

  • Man facing murder charge in shooting

     HILLVIEW -- Officers from four agencies responded to a frantic 911 call early Saturday morning.

    But, as they arrived, they heard two shots from a home in the 100 Block of Majestic Boulevard, just off East Blue Lick Road near the city of Hillview.

    With the front and back doors barricaded, Det. Scotty McGaha of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office said officers broke through only to find a man laying dead in the kitchen.

    “They found the man laying there with gunshot wounds,” said McGaha.

  • Individual indicted on sex-related allegations

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — A man has been indicted for illegal sexual activity.

    Israel R. Hinojosa was recently indicted by the Bullitt County Circuit Grand Jury on charges of rape, incest and sexual abuse.

    According to the indictment, Hinojosa allegedly forced an individual to have sexual intercourse on July 28, 2018.

    On that same date, Hinojosa had sexual intercourse with a person he should have known was a relative.

    And on that date, he also forced an individual to have sexual contact.