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Court/Criminal

  • Missouri suspect apprehended in Kentucky

    Robert Caldwell, 25, formerly of Danville, and a FBI fugitive was charged Wednesday by Kentucky State Police with fleeing and evading, first degree; criminal mischief, first degree; kidnapping; robbery; and theft by unlawfu taking/auto.

  • Man faces federal drug charges

    A Buffalo man is facing federal drug charges after Drug Enforcement Administration officers served a warrant at a Greensburg Road business.

    Bryan Barber, 36, was charged Jan. 22 with possession with the intent to distribute controlled substances, and distribution of a controlled substance.

    According to an affidavit by Special Agent Michael A. Cates, the DEA, in conjunction with Kentucky State Police, received information that Barber was distributing cocaine and marijuana in the Buffalo area.

  • Court Briefs

    Declared a fugitive

    Rhiannon M. Mott (1978) was declared a fugitive Jan. 5 in LaRue Circuit Court. Mott was charged with first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree assault and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs in 2014.

    Declared a fugitive

    Daniel R. Seidler (1974) was declared a fugitive Jan. 5 in LaRue Circuit Court. His 2014 charges include burglary, criminal mischief and resisting arrest.

    Final sentencing

  • Hodgenville man to serve 15 years

    After being charged with murder for the deaths of an Elizabethtown couple following a wreck in August 2013, a Hodgenville man accepted a plea deal just moments before jury selection was to begin.

    Earl Dale Richardson, 47, pleaded guilty Wednesday morning to reduced charges of reckless homicide, one count for each of the two victims Johnie and Luevenia Dennis, in Hardin Circuit Court. The recommended sentence was a total of 15 years.

  • Court Briefs

    Failed to appear

    Brandon Carroll (1983) failed to appear Dec. 15 in LaRue Circuit Court. A bench warrant was issued with bond to be applied to financial conditions. According to court records, he owes $210.

    Final sentencing

    Scott C. Ferguson Jr. (1984) was sentenced to three years Dec. 15 in LaRue Circuit Court on a count of trafficking in controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school, and trafficking in controlled substance less than 2 grams (methamphetamine). He was fined $185. Probation was denied.

    Failed to appear

  • Court Briefs

    Failed to appear

    Brandon Wayne Brewer (1987) failed to appear Jan. 5 in LaRue Circuit Court. He faces a charge of flagrant nonsupport. His name was listed with the National Crime Information Center.

    Failed to appear

    Melvin McCandless (1958) failed to appear Jan. 5 in LaRue Circuit Court. He is charged with leaving the scene of an accident/failure to render aid; failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance; and failure to report traffic accident. His name was listed with the National Crime Information Center.

    Failed to appear

  • Grayson teens apprehended in Florida

     The two Grayson County teens who'd been on the run for several days across several states are now in police custody.

  • Attorneys make motion to dismiss public abuse case

    More than a year after their arrests, former Hodgenville mayor Terry Cruse and former city clerk MaDonna Hornback still are battling criminal charges in the courts. Their attorneys have filed a motion to dismiss all counts of abuse of public trust.

    According to the motion, filed by Cruse’s attorneys Jon Heck and F. Todd Lewis, the indictment presented to the grand jury in 2013 was “fatally defective.”

  • Police search for Grayson County teens

    Grayson County deputies are searching for Cheyenne Phillips, 13, who has been missing since Jan. 3.  She is believed to be with 18-year-old Dalton Hayes.

    Cheyenne is about 5'1" and weighs approximately 100 pounds. She has blonde hair and hazel eyes.

    Hayes is a white male, 5'10", about 175-180 pounds. He has a blonde burr haircut and hazel eyes.

  • Men arrested in Glendale bank robbery

     Less than two weeks after the West Point Bank in Glendale was robbed, Kentucky State Police believe the case has been solved.

    One of the local men arrested – Leonard Sisk, 54, of Cecilia – previously was sentenced for a bank robbery at the same location in the early 1990s, according to KSP spokesman Jeff Gregory.

    Sisk and Justin Collinge, 32, of Leitchfield, were arrested Jan. 5 for the Dec. 23 robbery.