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Court/Criminal

  • Burglary charge dropped against couple

    The case against a Roanoke couple will be heard by a LaRue County grand jury.
    LaRue District Judge C. Derek Reed found probable cause Sept. 14 to send several, but not all charges, against Michael Allen Baker and Paula Jean Baker, both 38, to the grand jury.

  • Three charged with drug manufacturing

    Three more people were charged last week with manufacturing methamphetamine. The arrests came on the heels of similar charges against seven other people in a two-day period.
    Mark E. Matthews, 54, of Buffalo; Deborah Ann Salsman, 49, of Elizabethtown; and Alysha Dawn Metcalf, 21, of Elizabethtown, were each charged Sept. 12 with manufacturing meth; first-degree possession of controlled substance; possession of marijuana; and buy or possession of drug paraphernalia.
    Metcalf was also charged with failure to appear.

  • First Baptist Church burglarized, vandalized

    First Baptist Church was burglarized and vandalized last week, according to officers.
    Sometime during the evening of Sept. 2, someone cut the copper pipes between five air conditioners and the building, according to Constable Ira Bloyd Jr., who works as a part-time deputy. They also cut some of the wiring to gain entry to the interior of the units.
    Bloyd said the vandals probably took the copper to sell and while they didn’t make a lot of money in the process, it was very costly in terms of repairs to the church.

  • Hodgenville man charged with trafficking in cocaine

    Clifford Eugene Aubrey, 48, of Buffalo, was charged Sept. 2 with first-degree trafficking in controlled substance - cocaine and first-degree possession of controlled substance - cocaine. He was lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center under $25,000 unsecured bond. He will be arraigned in LaRue District Court. Constable Tim Ford investigated.
     

  • METH: Seven charged as officers act on citizens' tips

    The LaRue County Sheriff’s Office and constables have been busy following up on tips about methamphetamine labs. In a two-day period, seven people have been charged with manufacturing or trafficking in the illegal drug.
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    A Bardstown man, already declared a fugitive by the Nelson County Circuit Court, is now facing charges of manufacturing and trafficking in methamphetamine.

  • Couple charged with burglary, officers recover property

    A complaint about a stinky burn pile and gunfire led to a break in a burglary case.
    LaRue County Deputy Matt Darst made contact with residents at 2070 Dan Dunn Road in the Roanoke area on Aug. 26 after neighbors complained about “outdoor fires burning at all hours” and the sound of gunshots at the property.
    Darst said he spoke to Michael Allen Baker and Paula Jean Baker, both 38, about the complaints and asked to search the home. Michael Allen Baker, as a convicted felon, is not permitted to own firearms, Darst said.

  • Man charged with unlawful access of computer

    A Buffalo man was charged Aug. 24 with seven counts of unlawful access to a computer after he allegedly took lottery tickets from his employer for his own use.
    According to Hodgenville City Police Chief Steve Johnson, Adam C. Packard, 31, was caught on surveillance video “taking scratch-off lottery tickets, scratching off the bottom part and scanning them to see if they were winners.” If they weren’t winners, he “threw them away without paying for them.”
    He had been working at IGA Express for about two weeks, Johnson said.

  • Police warn of counterfeit bills

    About 10 counterfeit bills have cropped up in Hodgenville businesses in the last two weeks.
    “The most I’ve seen are $20 bills,” said Hodgenville City Police Chief Steve Johnson. “One was a $10 bill.”
    The bills are being passed at convenience stores and fast food restaurants, Johnson said. Store owners are urged to look closely at bills and not accept any that appear suspicious.
    One fake $20 bill was traced to a man who had received it in change from a small store in Hudgins in Green County, Johnson said.

  • Man receives five-year suspended sentence

    Lonnie Frye (1978) received a five year suspended sentence Aug. 15 in LaRue Circuit Court. He was sentenced to three years, suspended, for complicity, possession of controlled substance, credit for 91 days served; 12 months, suspended, for complicity, use or possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. Sentence to be probated for five years.

  • Indictments: Aug. 15, 2011

    Several people were indicted by a grand jury in LaRue Circuit Court in August. Arraignment for each is Sept. 6.
    Anthony T. Scherer (1970) of Hodgenville was indicted Aug. 15 on one count each of receiving stolen property, first-degree fleeing and evading police and first-degree persistent felony offender.
    He is accused of taking a 2006 Jeep, knowing that it was stolen or having reason to believe it was stolen, valued at $10,000 or more. The alleged offenses occurred June 8.