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Court/Criminal

  • New Haven man arrested after police chase

     A high-speed chase through New Haven mid-afternoon Tuesday ended in a crash and foot chase.

    Nelson County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Sean Vittitow, of Nelson County, on numerous traffic counts, driving under the influence and evading arrest after he fled from an attempted traffic stop.

    The chase ended in the side yard of a home on the corner of Main Street and Lyons Station Road.

    “He came down the road wide open,” said Bob Peterson, who witnessed the chase.

  • Magnolia woman charged with cruelty to animals

    Latessia M. Skaggs (1969) of Magnolia was charged April 2 with second-degree cruelty to animals by the LaRue County Sheriff’s office.
    According to a citation written by Deputy Eric Williamson, there were several animals on Skaggs’ property without adequate food.
    Williamson said there was a horse “on a short rope” with no food or water; more than 80 chickens “with less than a quarter of a sack of food”; and several dogs that had no food.
    Skaggs will be arraigned April 17 in LaRue District Court.
     

  • Shepherdsville man charged with trafficking

    A Shepherdsville man faces numerous counts after what began as a routine traffic stop on April 6.
    Darin J. Wright, 37, was driving a vehicle with one headlight and rear license not illuminated near the intersection of Lincoln Parkway and South Lincoln Boulevard, according to Hodgenville Officer Brandon Casey.
    When the officer signaled for him to stop, Wright allegedly presented a license belonging to another man.

  • 43 plants seized from indoor pot grow

    A Magnolia man was charged Friday with trafficking in marijuana after an officer discovered an indoor grow on the property.

    Robert Douglas Young, 28, was charged also with cultivation of marijuana (five or more plants), possession of marijuana, and buy or possession of drug paraphernalia, by LaRue County Deputy Eric Williamson.

    Williamson received a tip about an indoor grow at Young’s residence. He, along with Young’s probation officer, went to the home.

  • White to be assigned a public defender

    Abdullah Rahman White, the Radcliff man charged with the 2011 murder of Kristie Lynne Allen, is getting a new attorney.
    Josian Passalacqua of Frankfort, White’s attorney for about a year, said his client is out of funds to pay for a private attorney and requested to withdraw as counsel.
    LaRue Circuit Judge Jack Seay said White is entitled to Chapter 31 funding (state money for his defense) as he is indigent and he would appoint White a public defender.

  • Teen on four-wheeler causes problems for city police

    Law agencies spent part of Monday “chasing” a juvenile who allegedly stole a four-wheeler and drove it around Hodgenville while intoxicated.
    Chief Steve Johnson said he was called to “check on” the child early Monday at LaRue County High School. The teen was determined to be intoxicated through a breathalyzer and was checked out of school by a parent.

  • Three men indicted for Nelson burglaries

    Three Indiana men suspected of burglarizing three Nelson County businesses in the span of one hour in February have been indicted.

    Joshua C. Johnson, 38, Daniel C. Stovall, 42, and Billy D. Roach, 31, all of Indianapolis, were indicted on three charges of third degree burglary, three charges of complicity to third degree burglary, three charges of second degree criminal mischief and three charges of complicity to second degree criminal mischief by the Nelson County Grand Jury Wednesday. 

  • News of Record - Property Transfers - April 3, 2013

    The following property transfers are listed as given on deeds at the LaRue County Clerk’s Office in Hodgenville.

  • News of Record - DUI - April 3, 2013

     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.

  • Court Briefs - April 3, 2013

    Flagrant non-support