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Court/Criminal

  • E'town woman charged with DUI following crash

     An Elizabethtown woman was charged with driving under the influence after being involved in a single-vehicle crash Sunday, Jan. 22.

    Jacquelyn Burckley, 43, was driving a 2000 Toyota Camry on Ky. 84 about 11 a.m. when she ran off the road and struck a mailbox, according to Deputy Matt Darst.

    The vehicle came to rest in a yard at 976 Tanner Road.

    Burckley was charged with DUI, first, aggravator, possession of open alcoholic beverage container; and no insurance.

  • Rust sentenced to 10 years

     James Michael Rust, 33, of River Road, New Haven, was sentenced to 10 years and fined $385 on multiple drug charges.

  • 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.