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Court/Criminal

  • Assault case to be heard by grand jury

    A Magnolia man was charged with second-degree assault Dec. 23, 2014, by Kentucky State Police.

    LaRue District Judge C. Derek Reed found probable cause existed Jan. 7 in a preliminary hearing. The case against William H. Rock, 44, will be heard by a LaRue County grand jury.

  • Three indicted by grand jury

     Three people were indicted Jan. 5 by a LaRue County grand jury.

    Shane J. Brewer (1975) of Hodgenville, was charged with second-degree burglary; first-degree criminal mischief; and first-degree wanton endangerment.

  • Chief pleads not guilty to misconduct charge

     Hodgenville Police Chief Steven Johnson pleaded not guilty to a count of official misconduct Jan. 7 in LaRue District Court.

    The long-time city officer was charged by Kentucky State Police for allowing TV news crews to watch and record dash-cam footage of a traffic stop on March 29, 2014.

    Johnson was represented in court by Hodgenville Attorney Danny Rock; however, his future counsel could be provided by the Kentucky League of Cities, according to Hodgenville Mayor Kenny DeVore.

  • Two charged with robbing Glendale bank

    Two Elizabethtown men have been arrested and charged with the Dec. 23 robbery of the West Point Bank in Glendale.

    Leonard Sisk, 54, and Justin Collinge, 32, were arrested Monday night.

    According to Kentucky State Police on Dec. 23, a white male fled the scene around 2:45 p.m. at West Point Bank in Glendale in a newer model white Ford or Dodge minivan. The suspect took an undisclosed amount of money and was possibly armed with a handgun, KSP spokesman Jeff Gregory said then.

  • 15 charged with cruelty to animals

      Post 15 received an anonymous tip over the weekend regarding a possible cockfight in progress at a barn on Lee's Chapel Road, five miles west of Albany. Trooper Jason Warriner and Clinton County Sheriff Rick Riddle responded to the location and found a cockfight in progress. The ensuing investigation led to 23 chickens being taken by the Clinton County Animal Control office and 15 criminal arrests.

  • News of Record

    DUI

    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.

  • Bardstown man charged with fleeing from police

    A Bardstown man was charged Dec. 28 with drug possession and fleeing from police.

    Hodgenville Officer James Richardson was “flagged down” by a passerby about 7:30 a.m. to tell him about a vehicle in the ditch on U.S. 31-E near the Boyhood Home at Knob Creek. Two young men were attempting to get it out of the ditch.

    Richardson responded to the scene and offered to give the men a ride home. Before transporting them, he asked permission to search them.

  • Police Chief suspended

    Hodgenville Police Chief Steven Johnson was suspended from his job on Monday.

    Mayor Kenny DeVore, who was elected in November and began official duties Monday, said Johnson’s suspension is for an unspecified period of time and is related to the “release of a video in the Sanders’ case.”

    Johnson will continue to receive pay during the investigation.

    DeVore said his decision to suspend Johnson was based on advice of counsel from the Kentucky League of Cities.

  • Man sentenced to 151 months for robbing two banks

    A Hodgenville man was sentenced to 151 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release in U.S. District Court Friday.

    Joshua Riley Spangler, 29, admitted to robbing banks in Hardin and LaRue Counties, according to Acting U.S. Attorney John E. Kuhn Jr.

    Spangler admitted in court to robbing through force, violence and intimidation, the Cecilian Bank in Sonora, Kentucky of $1,019, on Jan. 15, 2013.

  • Indictments

    Several people were indicted Dec. 15 by a LaRue County grand jury.

    Jason R. Davis (1977) of Bonnieville, was charged with second-degree manslaughter; abuse of corpse; tampering with physical evidence; failure to report death of person; possession of drug paraphernalia; and first-degree persistent felony offender.

    The alleged offenses occurred Nov. 1. He is accused of wantonly engaging in conduct that caused the death of a woman; drove a car around with a dead body in the passenger seat for an extended period of time; and failed to report the death.