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'Dullah' to remain in state as investigation continues

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By Linda Ireland

 Abdullah White, the Radcliff man seen fleeing the scene of a homicide in Buffalo, made his first appearance Wednesday in LaRue District Court. He was arraigned on a fugitive warrant.

White, also known as “Dullah,” was captured by U.S. Marshals and Kentucky State Police Jan. 4 in Louisville. He was indicted Monday, Jan. 10 by a LaRue County grand jury on charges of second-degree burglary; theft by unlawful taking (auto) over $10,000 and complicity; and second-degree persistent felony offender. 

Kentucky State Police are investigating White’s presence at the College Street residence where the body of 28-year-old Kristie Lynne Allen was found Dec. 30. Allen was house-sitting for friends vacationing in Florida.

White and Samantha Kolley, 19, of Elizabethtown, are accused of taking Allen’s car, a 2007 Toyota Camry that was found hours later in Campbellsville. White is charged also with taking items from the home.

Due to the nature of the case, extra security was assigned to the courtroom and Kentucky State Police set up a metal detector in the hallway. Those entering the courtroom were subject to having purses and bags searched.

When White was brought into the courtroom, he looked over the full courtroom where some of his family members had gathered. Some of Allen’s family and friends were present as well.

He sat one seat away from Kolley, who was indicted Monday on a charge of theft of auto and complicity.

White mumbled a reply when District Judge C. Derek Reed asked if he was employed. He spoke also to attorney Landon Tingle, a public defender. 

Trooper Norman Chaffins said investigators are “awaiting autopsy results and toxicology reports from the medical examiner’s office before we present our death investigation report to the grand jury.” 

Chaffins said the evidence would likely be presented in February.

White is being held under $500,000 cash bond and will be arraigned in LaRue Circuit Court Jan. 23.

He will appear in district court again Jan. 25.

White is accused also of violating terms of his probation in Dickson County, Tennessee, according to court records. He was charged with possession of marijuana in November 2010. He received a probated sentence and Kentucky DOC agreed to supervise his probation.

According to court records, White failed to attend alcohol and drug abuse treatment, failed to report to his probation officer, tested positive for alcohol during an interview with a probation officer, failed to provide proof of public service work and failed to pay supervision fees.

“There had been some speculation that Abdullah White would be extradited to Tennessee to face probation/parole violation charges there,” said Chaffins. “It is our understanding that before he is extradited to Tennessee he must first answer to the felony charges he has here in Kentucky. Once those charges are resolved then he may be extradited. Until then, he will remain in Kentucky.”