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Court/Criminal

  • Student charged with taking cash, credit card from principal

     A student at The Life Connection pleaded guilty last week to taking cash and a credit card from the principal at the school.

  • Deputy cleared in fatal shooting

     A LaRue County grand jury failed Monday to indict Sheriff’s Deputy James Eric Williamson in the fatal shooting of a Magnolia man.

  • Two indicted by Nelson grand jury

     The following people have been indicted by a Nelson County grand jury. They are set for arraignment in Nelson Circuit Court April 4, 2013.

    • Tara Seward, 23, New Hope, first-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. On or about Jan. 15, Seward allegedly possessed methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Bail was set at $5,000 cash only, plus conditions.

  • Inmate to serve another year for promoting contraband

     A LaRue County Jail inmate will have an extended stay at the detention center after pleading guilty March 18 to a charge of first-degree promoting contraband.

    David Allen Cockerham, 30, formerly of Erlanger, was sentenced to one year and fined $385 on the contraband charge in LaRue Circuit Court. He was sentenced to three months on a charge of possession of synthetic cannabinoid agonists or piperazines (synthetic marijuana).

    Court costs were waived.

    A charge of persistent felony offender was dismissed.

  • Two indicted on burglary charges

     Two people were indicted on felony charges March 18 by a LaRue County grand jury.

  • Teen charged with DUI, fleeing police

    A Bardstown teen was charged with four counts early Sunday after allegedly fleeing from Kentucky State Police.

    Mathew K. Farnsworth, 17, was driving a Honda TRX 450 about 2:25 a.m. March 17 on Wayne Ennis Road, according to Trooper Chris Berry’s report.

    When Berry engaged his lights, Farnsworth “fled off road” about a mile “in disregard of his passenger.”

  • Two indicted for burglary, forgery

     Two people were indicted on forgery and burglary charges March 18 by a LaRue County grand jury.

    Derek M. Shelton (1981) of Glendale was charged with forgery in the second degree and theft by unlawful taking. He is accused of falsely making or altering a check on the account of a family member with the intent to defraud; and taking cash, at least $500 but less than $10,000, on Dec. 2 or 3.

    Bond was set at $5,000 cash only upon condition of no contact with the alleged victim’s property.

  • Court Briefs - March 20, 2013

     Plea entered

  • Murder trial set for October

     The trial for Abdullah Rahman White and Samantha JoDale Kolley, the couple implicated in the December 30, 2011, death of Kristie Lynne Allen, will take place Oct. 22 – almost two years after the alleged crime was committed.

  • Absher indicted on more counts

     James Orley Absher (1962) of Columbia and formerly of Hodgenville, was indicted March 18 by a LaRue County grand jury on five counts of promoting a minor in a sexual performance and five counts of voyeurism.

    Court records indicate the original indictment, filed in December, was amended, adding eight counts.

    The crimes are alleged to have occurred between Oct. 1, 2011 and November 2011 in LaRue County. 

    Absher, a former Adair County dispatcher, is accused of videotaping an underage girl at his LaRue County home.