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Court/Criminal

  • Inmate's escape from courthouse mimics 2001 run

     Eleven years ago, an inmate from the LaRue County Detention Center bolted from the courthouse and was chased down by a constable.

  • 'Dullah' to remain in state as investigation continues

     Abdullah White, the Radcliff man seen fleeing the scene of a homicide in Buffalo, made his first appearance Wednesday in LaRue District Court. He was arraigned on a fugitive warrant.

  • Ten indicted by LaRue County grand jury

     Ten people were indicted Jan. 9 by a LaRue County grand jury on charges varying from auto theft to cold checks.

    They include:

    Abdullah R. White(1976), Radcliff, was indicted on one charge of second-degree burglary; theft by unlawful taking – automobile and complicity; and second-degree persistent felony offender.

  • Former teacher charged with misconduct

     Kentucky State Police Post 4 arrested former LaRue County teacher, Natalie Gentry, 33, of Elizabethtown Thursday.

    She has been charged with one count of first-degree sexual abuse and two counts of second-degree official misconduct.

    The charges stem from an investigation conducted by Det. Aaron Gabhart of Post 4 where Gentry was alleged to have had sexual contact with students that attended the school where she taught. 

    At the time of Gentry's arrest her bond was $20,000 cash. 

  • More details emerge in Buffalo homicide

     Kentucky State Police continue to release details about the murder of a young woman found inside a Buffalo home Dec. 30.

    Kristie L. Allen, 28, was house-sitting for friends when a caller notified police of her death about 6 that evening.

    According to court records, Beverly Allen, Kristie's mother, went to the College Street residence to check on her daughter. She saw Abdullah R. White, 35, walking from the residence toward her daughter's vehicle, a 2007 Toyota Camry.

  • STRADER SENTENCED TO ONE YEAR

     Former LaRue County Chief Deputy Jailer Travis Jay Strader was sentenced to one year in jail Monday for providing narcotics, marijuana and alcohol to female inmates in exchange for sexual favors.

    Strader, 40, pleaded guilty in October to seven counts of first-degree promoting contraband; four counts of second-degree promoting contraband; three counts of second-degree sexual abuse; five counts of first-degree official misconduct; and one count of second-degree indecent exposure.

  • Police continue hunt for Abdullah White

     Five days after Kristie L. Allen was found dead in a Buffalo residence, Kentucky State Police continue the manhunt for Abdullah R. White, the Radcliff man seen fleeing the scene in her vehicle.

    Norman Chaffins, public affairs officer at KSP Post 4 in Elizabethtown, said Tuesday that White, 35, has a history of "violent crime," and state police are tracking down numerous leads in the case.

    "We're receiving tips," he said. "We're trying to figure out where he's at."

  • Couple pleads not guilty to charge of cruelty to animals

     A Hodgenville couple has pleaded not guilty to charges that they mistreated several dogs in their care.

  • UPDATE ON BUFFALO SLAYING: Second woman charged

    An Elizabethtown woman was charged about 7 p.m. Sunday for allegedly taking a car belonging to a murder victim.

    Samantha J. Kolley, 19, was located on Wonderland Cavern Road in Hardin County following a tip, according to Kentucky State Trooper Norman Chaffins.

  • Cancer patient's suit against Flaget settled out of court

     A lawsuit against Flaget Memorial Hospital in Nelson County alleging it unlawfully fired a nurse after she was diagnosed with breast cancer has been settled out of court.

    A close friend of Jennifer Sanders reported Sanders had settled with Flaget during a pretrial conference in December.

    "Jennifer was not able to disclose any of the settlement with me," her friend, Malinda Carl, said.