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Court/Criminal

  • Vine Grove woman back in court for forged checks

     A Vine Grove woman, facing 61 counts of possession of a forged instrument in the second degree and theft charges, will be back in court March 5 for review of a previous case.

  • Court Briefs - Feb. 8, 2012

    Preliminary hearing rescheduled
    A preliminary hearing for Kim Reuter (1966) of Buffalo has been postponed until March 7 in LaRue District Court.
    Reuter has been charged with two counts of theft by unlawful taking and one count of harassing communications. The alleged acts occurred in 2010. She has pleaded not guilty.
    The preliminary hearing determines whether there is enough evidence to be heard by a grand jury.

    Man charged with theft by deception

  • Inmate charged with assault of deputy jailer

     A LaRue County Detention Center inmate is charged with assaulting two deputy jailers.

  • Animal cruelty charges settled in district court

    Four residents have been charged recently with second-degree cruelty to animals.
    Amy Brown, 33, and Anthony D. Waldeck, 49, were charged after an officer reported finding several dogs in poor condition  on their property on Howardstown Road.
    Brown was fined $153 and received a six-month diversion Jan. 11 in LaRue District Court. She was sentenced to five days, suspended, and two-years unsupervised probation.
    Waldeck received a diverted sentence. If he has no further violations of the law during that period, the charge will be dismissed.

  • Four indicted by Hart grand jury

    Several people were indicted in January by a Hart County grand jury.

    Albert T. Speed AKA Tommy Speed, 31, of Magnolia, was indicted for manufacturing methamphetamine and complicity.

    Jaclyn A. Wease, 32, of Upton, was indicted for manufacturing methamphetamine and complicity.

    Timothy Ray Riggs, 38, of Sonora, was indicted for theft by unlawfully taking a 1997 Dodge Stratus having a value of $500 or more and for being a persistent felony offender.

  • Four indicted by Hart grand jury

    Several people were indicted in January by a Hart County grand jury.

    Albert T. Speed AKA Tommy Speed, 31, of Magnolia, was indicted for manufacturing methamphetamine and complicity.

    Jaclyn A. Wease, 32, of Upton, was indicted for manufacturing methamphetamine and complicity.

    Timothy Ray Riggs, 38, of Sonora, was indicted for theft by unlawfully taking a 1997 Dodge Stratus having a value of $500 or more and for being a persistent felony offender.

  • New Haven man apprehended after a year's search

     A New Haven man who has eluded officers for nearly a year was located last week in Jackson County.

    John Curtis Stapleton (1988) was indicted last year on trafficking in controlled substance (methamphetamine), complicity; first-degree trafficking in controlled substance; possession of marijuana; and use or possession of drug paraphernalia and complicity.

    According to court records, Stapleton, along with Lonnie Frye (1978) and Crystal Richards (1989) were charged after officers found drugs inside a River Road home.

  • Preliminary hearing set for Natalie Gentry

    A preliminary hearing for Natalie Gentry was scheduled for 9 a.m. March 12 during her court appearance Friday in front of Hardin District Judge Kimberly Shumate.

    Gentry, 33, an Elizabethtown resident and a former teacher at LaRue County Schools, has been charged with one count of first-degree sexual abuse and two counts of second-degree official misconduct for alleged sexual contact with two male students.

    The encounters allegedly occurred in Hardin County where Gentry lives.

  • Martin hearing postponed

    A preliminary hearing for a woman charged with receiving stolen property from a residence where a woman was found dead has been rescheduled for Feb. 6.

    Belinda Rae Martin, 26, of Elizabethtown, was scheduled to appear in Hardin District Court Monday.

    She was charged with receiving stolen property taken from the Buffalo residence where Kristie Lynne Allen, 28, was found dead of what police call an apparent homicide last month.

  • Buffalo woman charged with theft

     A Buffalo woman has been charged with taking items from homes of home health care clients.