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Court/Criminal

  • Man to receive probated sentence

     Hodgenville man may receive a probated sentence for allegedly firing a gun inside his home on Kirk-patrick Avenue in March.

  • Liberty man sentenced to 7 years

     A Liberty man who led police officers on a high speed chase through Taylor and LaRue Counties in March was sentenced to seven years earlier this month in LaRue Circuit Court.

  • Three indicted by Hart grand jury

     A Hart County grand jury indicted several people in December.

  • Police Log - Dec. 14, 2011

    Possession of controlled substance
    Bruce T. Bloyd (1964) was charged with possession of controlled substance, second offense (cocaine); possession of marijuana; and three counts of buy or possession of drug paraphernalia Dec. 2 by Kentucky State Police. He was lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center under $9,500 cash bond. A preliminary hearing will be Dec. 14 in LaRue District Court.

  • Another civil suit against jail settled

    A federal lawsuit filed against the LaRue County Detention Center, individual county employees and employees of Southern Health Partners has been settled before trial. The action was dismissed without prejudice meaning there is a possibility the plaintiff may file another suit within 45 days “if the settlement is not consummated.” Joseph H. McKinley Jr., Chief Judge, signed the order.

  • Court briefs - Dec. 14, 2011

    Sentenced to five years

    Adam Christopher Patterson (1974) was sentenced to five years Nov. 21 in LaRue Circuit Court after being found guilty of third-degree burglary, convicted felon in possession of a handgun and theft by unlawful taking. He was fined $385; probation was denied.

     

    Restitution ordered

  • Court briefs - Dec. 7, 2011

    Failed to appear
    Joshua J. Whalin failed to appear Nov. 7 in LaRue Circuit Court. His name was listed with National Crime Information Center.
     
    Final sentence
    Elmer C. Thompson Jr. (1965) was found guilty of flagrant non support Nov. 7 in LaRue Circuit Court. He was sentenced to five years, conditionally discharged and unsupervised probation; and credited for 32 days served. He was fined $385.
     
    Failed to appear

  • Police Log - Dec. 7, 2011

    Woman charged with criminal possession of forged instrument
    Brandy N. Meredith (1982) of Hodgenville was charged with 23 counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument, second degree by the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office. She was lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center under $25,000 bond. She was arraigned Nov. 30 in LaRue District Court. A preliminary hearing is set for Dec. 14 to determine if enough evidence exists for the case to be heard by a grand jury.

    Criminal abuse

  • HCP: Suspect bites officer during arrest

    “You never know what you’re walking into when you’re called to a domestic.”
    Constable Tim Ford summed up a recent experience where he was dispatched to a home to investigate a possible domestic disturbance. The couple in question allegedly joined forces when he attempted to arrest the husband.
    Ford responded to the 911 call on Miller Road outside Hodgenville about 6:15 p.m. Nov. 30. According to the report, Farron Edward Sidebottom, 37, of Cruse Road, allegedly shoved his wife, Rebecca Mae Sidebottom, 38.

  • Woman charged with DUI, fleeing from officer

    A Buffalo woman faces numerous charges after she was involved in a motor vehicle accident Nov. 26.

    Carrie Carter, 32, of Buffalo, was charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, aggravator; failure of owner to maintain required insurance; no operators license; driving on suspended license; fleeing or evading police on foot.