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More details emerge in Buffalo homicide

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By Linda Ireland

 Kentucky State Police continue to release details about the murder of a young woman found inside a Buffalo home Dec. 30.

Kristie L. Allen, 28, was house-sitting for friends when a caller notified police of her death about 6 that evening.

According to court records, Beverly Allen, Kristie's mother, went to the College Street residence to check on her daughter. She saw Abdullah R. White, 35, walking from the residence toward her daughter's vehicle, a 2007 Toyota Camry.

Allen indicated to KSP that she knew White, referring to him as “Dullah.”

White, according to Trooper Ryan Johnson's criminal complaint, got into the passenger seat and instructed the female operator, later identified as Samantha Jodale Kolley, 19, of Elizabethtown, to "go, go, go."

Allen's body was discovered inside the residence after the two drove away in her car.

The Toyota was found about 10:20 p.m. at a BP station in Campbellsville. Surveillance footage showed the pair exiting the car and getting into another vehicle before leaving the gas station.

Numerous items were taken from the Buffalo residence, including a laptop computer, televisions, clothing and an entertainment center, according to KSP. Police say most of the items have been recovered.

Belinda R. Martin, 26, of Elizabethtown, was charged Dec. 31 with receiving stolen property after she allegedly received property taken from the Buffalo residence. She was released on bond the following day from the Hardin County Detention Center.

Martin told KSP that White had brought the items to her apartment in Allen's Toyota.

Kolley was arrested about 7 p.m. Jan. 1 and charged with theft by unlawful taking, more than $500, related to the stolen vehicle.

She was found at a residence on Wonderland Cavern Road, near West Hardin Middle School, in Hardin County. KSP said they had received a tip on her whereabouts and Kolley did not resist arrest.

She is lodged at the LaRue County Detention Center on $50,000 cash bond. Extra jail deputies were on hand for her Wednesday, Jan. 4 arraignment in LaRue District Court.

Kolley was represented by a public defender, attorney Landon Tingle, who advised District Judge C. Derek Reed of a possible conflict of interest as Kolley's “possible co-defendants had not been charged.”

Kolley sat quietly in the courtroom, chewing her fingernails as she waited for her case to be called. She had a brace or cast on her left arm.

LaRue Jailer Johnny Cottrill said she is being held in an isolation cell due to her injury. He did not know how long her arm had been injured, but she was wearing the cast when she was brought into the jail.

Kolley's record includes alcohol-related charges in LaRue and Hardin Counties.

A preliminary hearing was set for Jan. 11; however, Kolley was indicted Monday by a grand jury on complicity, theft of auto, according to the Commonwealth Attorney’s office.

Police say the investigation is ongoing and more arrests are expected. Other charges may be pending against those who already have been arrested.