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Court/Criminal

  • Court Briefs: Oct. 12, 2014

    Counts dismissed

    Charges against Christina Jewell (1986) were dismissed Sept. 15 in LaRue Circuit Court. She had been charged earlier this year with manufacturing methamphetamine and complicity, and of being a persistent felony offender.

     

    Failed to appear

    Machele D. Moore (1975) failed to appear Sept. 15 in LaRue Circuit Court. Bond was set at $10,500 cash only. She is charged with failure to report change in order to receive benefits.

     

    Guilty plea

  • Man pleads not guilty to charges

    A Hodgenville man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to several counts.

    Timothy Allen Rollin, 37, was charged Nov. 5 with distribution of obscene matter, prohibited use of electronic communication system to procure minor/sex offense, two counts of failure to comply with sex offender registry and sex offender IM/chat/network.

    According to Kentucky State Police, Rollin sent obscene messages and photos of himself to an 11-year-old girl. He allegedly contacted her by text and on Facebook, asking her to meet for the purpose of engaging in sex acts.

  • KSP: Man drove for hours with dead body in car

    A Bonnieville man is facing a manslaughter charge after police found a deceased person in the passenger seat of the car he was driving.
    About 1:30 a.m. Satur-day, Nov. 1, Lebanon Junction police made a traffic stop on a 2003 Ford Taurus driven by Jason R. Davis, 37.
    Davis told the officer he was aware his female passenger was in need of medical treatment, but “failed to facilitate such treatment,” according to the arrest citation. The woman was dead for several hours prior to Davis being stopped by police, according to the citation.

  • Ex-mayor's trial postponed as KSP continues to investigate
  • New Haven man pleads guilty to embezzlement at monastery

     The former accountant for the Abbey of Gethsemani admitted to embezzling more than $1 million from the monastery and agreed to serve a 20-year prison sentence Friday.

    John Hutchins entered into a plea agreement, in which he pleaded guilty to more than 100 embezzlement charges stemming from a months-long investigation that revealed that Hutchins and his wife, Carrie, used the monastery’s funds to purchase cars, trips, televisions and several other items during a timeframe that spanned more than five years.

  • Lincoln Parkway murder case postponed

     A murder trial set to begin Monday for a Hodgenville man has been postponed until January to allow the defense more time to prepare its case.

    Earl Dale Richardson, 47, is charged with two counts of murder after a fatal wreck that killed an Elizabethtown couple in August 2013. His attorney, Heather Stroutman, had the case continued until Jan. 21.

    Stroutman previously asked for continuances in the trial, but had the request granted before the trial was set to begin Monday.

  • News of Record - Oct. 29, 2014

    PROPERTY TRANSFERS

    The Estate of Aileen Salsman, by and through Davina Gupton, executrix, to Brent Gupton and Davina Gupton, tracts 1-4 of Salsman Estate Retained Lands, property in Taylor, Marion and LaRue Counties, gift, no new consideration, FCV $300,000

    Kenny Benningfield to Johnny Crim and Johannah Crim, property at 84 Hawkins Road, Hodgenville, $132,000

    Larry Jones, executor of the estate of Elsie Jones, to Brenda Lee Miller, lot 32 in Hutcherson Heights subdivision, $75,900

  • LaRue man charged with sex crimes

    Hart County deputies arrested a Larue County man Tuesday charged with dozens of sex crimes.

    James Turner, 41, of Magnolia, was arrested on a warrant charging him with 52 counts of third-degree sodomy.

    He was placed in Hart County Jail in lieu of a $25,000 unsecured bond.

    Hart County Sheriff Boston Hensley said Turner came to the attention of law enforcement through a complaint.

    The 52 counts involve one juvenile, and the conduct is alleged to have occurred over a two-year period, Hensley said.

  • Chief's case to be settled after Cruse-Hornback's

    Two cases involving current and former city leaders continue to intertwine in the court system.
    Hodgenville Police Chief Steve Johnson was back in LaRue District Court Monday as his attorney, Danny Rock, and special prosecutor Matthew Hite, discussed future court dates and shared evidence.

  • News of Record: Sept. 24, 2014

    DUIS
    The following cases of Driving Under the Influence and the resolution of those cases are found in LaRue District Court: ADE is an abbreviation for Alcohol Driver Education, KAPS stands for Kentucky Alternative Program. A service fee is added to all DUIs and court costs are added to all charges. Birth year is in parenthesis.