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Court/Criminal

  • Courtroom security increased after contraband found

     Security has been tightened in LaRue County courtrooms after an inmate was discovered with contraband – immediately after a court appearance – earlier this month.

    Jason Kitzero, 36, of Buffalo, was lodged at the LaRue County Detention Center following his arrest for manufacturing methamphetamine. Kitzero was present at an April 1 house fire believed to have been started by an exploding meth lab.

    Kitzero now faces a charge of promoting contraband after jail deputies found a large package of tobacco on his person during a search. 

  • Nine indicted by grand jury

     Nine people were indicted April 4 by a LaRue County grand jury.

    Cherry Sheppard (1985) of Hodgenville, was charged with trafficking in controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school and complicity; trafficking in a controlled substance first degree, four or more grams of crack cocaine and complicity; and resisting arrest.

    The alleged offenses occurred Feb. 21. She is accused of acting alone or in concert with Horace Barbour.

    Bond was set in district court. She is ordered to have no communication with Barbour.

  • Men plead guilty after hit-and-run

     Two Magnolia men, facing several charges involving a hit-and-run collision, entered guilty pleas April 23 in LaRue District Court.

    Ino Bello, 48, pleaded guilty to one count each of fleeing and evading police (on foot); no operator license; and leaving the scene of an accident. Bello was driving a full-size pickup on Ky. 1079 (Upton Road) toward Magnolia on April 12, when the vehicle crossed the center line and struck a passenger car driven by Nobaliene Littlefield, 57, of Magnolia.

  • KSP identifies suspect black Impala

    Kentucky State Police have identified a suspect vehicle linked to the killing of two women in Botland Monday night.

    Investigators are searching for a black 2006-2013 Chevrolet Impala that was seen driving from Botland toward Bardstown around 8 p.m. Monday evening.

    Police said the car "appears to be black in color and the windows do not appear to be tinted."

  • Several indicted by a grand jury

     Several people were indicted April 21 by a LaRue County grand jury.

    Jason Gabriel Brangers (1977) of Hodgenville, was charged with two counts of theft by deception and being a second-degree persistent felony offender.

    He is accused of obtaining property of another by passing checks in the amounts of $1,650 and $850 from a closed account. The alleged offenses occurred in November 2013.

  • Man charged with DUI, careless driving on way to court

    A Mount Sherman man was charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol Monday while on his way to court.
    Dalton R. Milby, 19, who listed his address as Phillips Lane, Hodgenville, Monday, was driving westbound on High Street about 8 a.m., according to a report by Officer James Richardson.
    The vehicle “slid through the stop sign due to his high rate of speed. Upon contact, subject admitted to driving poorly, stating he was late to court.”

  • Man charged with assault

     Billy Joel Logsdon, 30, of Campbellsville, was charged April 9 with second-degree assault (domestic violence) and third-degree terroristic threatening.

    According to court records, a woman said Logsdon caused her serious injury by striking her with his fist, causing her ear drum to burst.

    Logsdon was lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center under $25,000 cash bond.

  • Man charged with wanton endangerment

       A Munfordville man was charged April 9 with wanton endangerment and reckless driving.

      According to court records, Billy W. Logsdon, 24, drove his vehicle alongside and pulled in front of a vehicle, forcing it to stop in the middle of the road.

      The alleged victim said her 1-year-old daughter was in the vehicle with her.

      He was lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center.

  • Woman charged with DUI, leaving scene

    A Summersville woman was charged April 17 with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, second offense; operating on suspended license; possession of open alcoholic beverage container in motor vehicle; and leaving the scene of an accident.

    Anita Sue Ford, 48, was allegedly driving a 2006 Toyota when she was involved in a crash with another vehicle at the intersection of Ky. 470 and Ky. 61. A witness said she drove away from the scene.

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s office apprehended her at the intersection of Ky. 61 and U.S. 31-E.

  • Buffalo man charged with trespassing

    A Buffalo man, already facing several counts of burglary, was charged April 13 with trespassing by the LaRue County Sheriff’s office.

    Walter Allen Gaulke, 46, of Wells Road, was walking through yards, carrying a butter knife, according to a citation.

    Gaulke had posted bond after being indicted in five separate cases involving burglary of Buffalo residences.

    He was charged with second-degree burglary for allegedly entering a house on Dec. 23, 2013, and taking six silver dollar coins and cash.