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Court/Criminal

  • Inmate charged with assault of deputy jailer

     A LaRue County Detention Center inmate is charged with assaulting two deputy jailers.

  • Animal cruelty charges settled in district court

    Four residents have been charged recently with second-degree cruelty to animals.
    Amy Brown, 33, and Anthony D. Waldeck, 49, were charged after an officer reported finding several dogs in poor condition  on their property on Howardstown Road.
    Brown was fined $153 and received a six-month diversion Jan. 11 in LaRue District Court. She was sentenced to five days, suspended, and two-years unsupervised probation.
    Waldeck received a diverted sentence. If he has no further violations of the law during that period, the charge will be dismissed.

  • Four indicted by Hart grand jury

    Several people were indicted in January by a Hart County grand jury.

    Albert T. Speed AKA Tommy Speed, 31, of Magnolia, was indicted for manufacturing methamphetamine and complicity.

    Jaclyn A. Wease, 32, of Upton, was indicted for manufacturing methamphetamine and complicity.

    Timothy Ray Riggs, 38, of Sonora, was indicted for theft by unlawfully taking a 1997 Dodge Stratus having a value of $500 or more and for being a persistent felony offender.

  • Four indicted by Hart grand jury

    Several people were indicted in January by a Hart County grand jury.

    Albert T. Speed AKA Tommy Speed, 31, of Magnolia, was indicted for manufacturing methamphetamine and complicity.

    Jaclyn A. Wease, 32, of Upton, was indicted for manufacturing methamphetamine and complicity.

    Timothy Ray Riggs, 38, of Sonora, was indicted for theft by unlawfully taking a 1997 Dodge Stratus having a value of $500 or more and for being a persistent felony offender.

  • New Haven man apprehended after a year's search

     A New Haven man who has eluded officers for nearly a year was located last week in Jackson County.

    John Curtis Stapleton (1988) was indicted last year on trafficking in controlled substance (methamphetamine), complicity; first-degree trafficking in controlled substance; possession of marijuana; and use or possession of drug paraphernalia and complicity.

    According to court records, Stapleton, along with Lonnie Frye (1978) and Crystal Richards (1989) were charged after officers found drugs inside a River Road home.

  • Preliminary hearing set for Natalie Gentry

    A preliminary hearing for Natalie Gentry was scheduled for 9 a.m. March 12 during her court appearance Friday in front of Hardin District Judge Kimberly Shumate.

    Gentry, 33, an Elizabethtown resident and a former teacher at LaRue County Schools, has been charged with one count of first-degree sexual abuse and two counts of second-degree official misconduct for alleged sexual contact with two male students.

    The encounters allegedly occurred in Hardin County where Gentry lives.

  • Martin hearing postponed

    A preliminary hearing for a woman charged with receiving stolen property from a residence where a woman was found dead has been rescheduled for Feb. 6.

    Belinda Rae Martin, 26, of Elizabethtown, was scheduled to appear in Hardin District Court Monday.

    She was charged with receiving stolen property taken from the Buffalo residence where Kristie Lynne Allen, 28, was found dead of what police call an apparent homicide last month.

  • Buffalo woman charged with theft

     A Buffalo woman has been charged with taking items from homes of home health care clients.

  • Court Briefs

    Sentenced to five years
    Michael Baker (1973) was sentenced to five years and fined $385 Jan. 9 in LaRue Circuit Court. He was found guilty of receiving stolen property (firearm); receiving stolen property under $10,000; complicity of possession of drug paraphernalia; and complicity of possession of marijuana. He was credited for 137 days served. Probation denied. A restitution hearing is set for Feb. 6.

    Conditional discharge

  • COURT BRIEFS - JAN. 2012

     Trial, acquitted

    Dominique M. Tisher and Heather A. Tisher of Hodgenville were acquitted by trial on charges of owner permitting vicious dog to run at large and violation of local county ordinance Jan. 20 in LaRue District Court.

     

    Trial, acquitted

    Keith W. Roark and Shannon S. Roark of Hodgenville were acquitted by trial of charges of fourth-degree assault Jan. 20 in LaRue District Court. The case will be resolved in juvenile court.