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Court/Criminal

  • Prosecutors file motion to pursue death penalty against White

    Prosecutors in the case against Abdullah White, a Radcliff man charged in the killing of a Buffalo woman nearly 11 months ago, have filed a motion to pursue the death penalty.

    In a motion filed Nov. 15, the LaRue County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office laid out three aggravating circumstances to pursue the death penalty in the case.

    According to Kentucky State Police, White suffocated Kristie L. Allen, 28, on Dec. 30 in a Buffalo residence where she was house-sitting while he and his co-defendant, Samantha J. Kolley, were committing a burglary.

  • Avis indicted by grand jury, charged with wanton murder

    A Vine Grove man charged with leading a Hodgenville police officer on a fatal vehicle pursuit was indicted Monday with a charge of wanton murder.

    Jason L. Avis, 29, originally was charged with first-degree wanton endangerment and first-degree fleeing or evading police when Kentucky State Police arrested him Sept. 16.

    In addition to those charges, the LaRue County grand jury indicted him on charges of wanton murder, leaving the scene of an accident and first-degree persistent felony offense.

  • Man charged with trafficking marijuana

     A Hodgenville man faces several drug charges after he was arrested last week at his home on Sonora Road.

    LaRue County Deputy Eric Williamson received a tip Nov. 13 about possible drug activity at the residence of Brian Clyde Thompson, 39. When he investigated, he reportedly found several illegal items including “a grocery bag full of marijuana,” joints, pipes, scales, two rifles and a handgun.

    Williamson said a powdery residue found field-tested as methamphetamine.

  • Man accused of criminal abuse of baby

       A Hodgenville man was indicted in October by a LaRue County grand jury on a charge of first-degree criminal abuse of a baby.

      Charles Anthony Haire, 24, is accused of causing serious physical injury to a person under age 12 and subjecting the child to torture, cruel confinement or cruel punishment between Sept. 22 and 24.

      According to Kentucky State Police, a family member reported possible child abuse of a 1-year-old to an officer at Post 4 in Elizabethtown.

  • Court Briefs - Nov. 21, 2012

    Complicity

    Brandon Christopher Branham (1992) pleaded guilty to complicity, receiving stolen property over $300; and complicity, theft by unlawful taking over $300, Nov. 5 in LaRue Circuit Court. He was sentenced to five years, suspended, and credited for 28 days served. He was fined $410. Final sentencing held.

     

    Sentenced to five years

  • Jail letters seized in murder case

     More information has been released in the ongoing investigation of the apparent homicide of a Buffalo woman.

    Kentucky State Police obtained a warrant to seize letters from the LaRue County Detention Center believed to have been written by Abdullah Rahman White and Samantha J. Kolley.

    White, 36, of Radcliff, faces a murder charge in the Dec. 30, 2011 death of 28-year-old Kristie Lynne Allen.

  • Gribbins indicted for murder

     The Marion County grand jury handed down two indictments for murder Monday.

    Dewayne Shipp, 49, of 83 Webster Way in McDaniels was indicted for murder and for possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.

    According to the indictment, on or about Nov. 14, Shipp intentionally engaged in conduct that caused the death of Marion County Sheriff's Deputy Anthony Rakes.

    No bond was set in this case.

    Shipp is being held at the infirmary at the Kentucky State Reformatory.

  • COURT BRIEFS - Nov. 14, 2012

     Violation of probation

  • Woman charged with unlawful transaction with a minor

     A Buffalo woman was charged Oct. 5 with third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor and third-degree sodomy.

    Haley Glass, 22, is accused of having unlawful contact with a 15-year-old boy in July. The LaRue County Sheriff’s Office served the arrest warrant.

    She was lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center on $9,500 unsecured bond.

    She was arraigned Oct. 31 in LaRue District Court. Probable cause was found for the case to be heard by a grand jury.

    She is ordered to have no contact with the complaining witness.

  • Bar owner charged with murder

      The owner of Raywick Bar and Grill, Chris Gribbins, 46, of Hodgenville has been arrested and charged with murder and second-degree assault following a shooting in Raywick Friday, Nov. 9.