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Court/Criminal

  • New Haven man to serve 180 days

     A New Haven man is serving 180 days in the Marion County Detention Center in Lebanon after being convicted of repeatedly sexually assaulting a victim between 2002 and 2007.  

    Bobby Lee Hudson, 67, formerly of Washington County, pleaded guilty last December in circuit-court-conducted mediation to two counts of sexual abuse of a child under 12. He had faced as many as 20 years in prison, but accepted a much more modest sentence May 23, after his young victim urged leniency in the case, according to the victim's mother.

  • Court Briefs – June 6, 2012

    Declared a fugitive
    Jimmy Dale Keene was declared a fugitive May 7 in LaRue Circuit Court. He is charged with theft by unlawful taking.

    Diverted sentence
    Brandy N. Meredith (1982) received a diverted sentence May 7 in LaRue Circuit Court after pleading guilty to 23 counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument. She was ordered to pay at least $50 per month on financial conditions. The case will be reviewed Oct. 15.

    In contempt

  • Woman charged with taking meds from nursing home

    A New Haven woman was charged May 29 with possession of controlled substance and theft by unlawful taking.
    According to court records, Mary Vanessa Obryan, 57, had rented a house in Hodgenville. When she vacated, she allegedly took a butcher block valued at $850 and landscaping valued at $322.57 from the residence. She also is accused of refusing to return the house key which cost the property owner $140 to gain entrance.
    The court records also state that medications prescribed to other persons were found inside the house after she moved.

  • Man charged with attempted murder, sexual abuse of child

    A Hodgenville man was charged early Sunday with attempted murder, kidnapping, first-degree sexual abuse (victim under age 12), first-degree attempted rape and resisting arrest.
    According to Kentucky State Police Post 4 spokesman Norman Chaffins, Jetto Dye, 28, took a sleeping child from his residence in the 1800 block of River Road into a wooded area behind the house. Her parents had been visiting at Dye’s home and left briefly while the 10-year-old girl was asleep.

  • Man charged after alleged assault of child

    A Hodgenville man was charged early Sunday with attempted murder, kidnapping, first-degree sexual abuse (victim under age 12), first-degree attempted rape and resisting arrest.

    According to Kentucky State Police, Jetto Dye, 28, took a sleeping child from his residence on River Road into a wooded area behind the house. He allegedly sexually assaulted the 10-year-old girl and attempted to choke her to stop her from screaming.

  • Two charged with perjury

    Two people were charged May 21 with first-degree perjury.

    James Alex Clifford, 24, an inmate at the LaRue County Detention Center, and Tiffany B. Underwood, 24, of Mount Sherman, are each charged of perjury during a suppression hearing in LaRue Circuit Court.

    LaRue County Deputy Eric Williamson investigated.

    Preliminary hearings for Clifford and Underwood will be June 13 in LaRue District Court.

  • Court Briefs - May 30, 2012

     Diversion

  • Inmates indicted in connection with assault

     Three female inmates housed in the LaRue County Detention were indicted May 21 on charges of tampering with a witness and complicity.

  • Darst indicted on theft charge

    Former Larue County Deputy Sheriff Joshua Matthew “Matt” Darst, 31, was indicted by a LaRue County grand jury Monday, May 21, on one count each of theft by unlawful taking, tampering with physical evidence and first-degree official misconduct.
    Darst is accused with recovering a stolen motorcycle “with the intent to deprive the owner of its use by keeping it himself. Darst altered the appearance of the motorcycle in an attempt to mask its identity by the owner,” according to a news release by Kentucky State Police.

  • COURT BRIEFS - May 23, 2012

     Diversion

    Brandon Maddox (1990) received a diverted sentence May 7 after pleading guilty to complicity, theft by unlawful taking/disposition auto in LaRue Circuit Court. He was ordered to pay $656.90 costs.

     

    Five-year suspended sentence