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Court/Criminal

  • Murder case heads to mediation

      Abdullah Rahman White has been sitting in jail since January 2012.

    The Radcliff man is charged with the Dec. 30, 2011, murder of 28-year-old Kristie Lynne Allen, who was house-sitting for vacationing friends in Buffalo. Allen was asphyxiated, according to court records.

    White is charged also with burglary, theft of an auto, tampering with physical evidence and receiving stolen property and complicity.

  • News of Record – DUI – April 9, 2014

     DUI

    The following cases of Driving Under the Influence and the resolution of those cases are found in LaRue District Court: ADE is an abbreviation for Alcohol Driver Education, KAPS stands for Kentucky Alternative Program. A service fee is added to all DUIs and court costs are added to all charges. Birth year is in parenthesis.

     

    DUI

  • Attorney disputes client's DUI charge

    A Hodgenville man, who was attempting to be a good neighbor to a vacationing family, now faces a charge of driving under the influence.
    Police Chief Steve Johnson said Wesley L. Warren, 32, had notified dispatch of a suspicious vehicle – a 2013 Nissan – parked at a nearby home on West Water Street just after 10 p.m. April 1.
    Warren, according to Chief Johnson, drove an all-terrain vehicle across a yard to meet the responding officer, Eddie Dockery, at the home.

  • Court Briefs: April 9, 2014

     Final sentencing

    Steven Kelly Moore (1971) was sentenced March 17 in LaRue Circuit Court to five years, conditionally discharged and probated, on a count of flagrant nonsupport. He was fined $470.

     

    Diversion

    Jason Frances Simon, 35, pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking March 17 in LaRue Circuit Court. He was sentenced to two years, diverted, and ordered to make restitution and have no contact with the victim. Presentencing investigation ordered.

     

  • Court Briefs: April 2, 2014

    Sentenced to five years
    A Buffalo man was sentenced to five years March 17 in LaRue Circuit Court on several counts.
    John Howard Aubrey, 50, was found guilty on two counts of possession of handgun by convicted felon; possession of firearm by convicted felon; two counts of receiving stolen property and complicity; and obscuring the identity of a machine and complicity.
    He was also fined $415.
    Aubrey was accused of receiving stolen property after LaRue County deputies found several lawnmowers and trailers at his residence.

  • Superintendent charged with DUI

    LaRue County Schools Superintendent Samuel D. Sanders was charged early Saturday with driving under the influence of alcohol and speeding.
    Hodgenville Police Chief Steve Johnson said Sanders was on his way home after watching the televised University of Kentucky/University of Louisville basketball game at another residence in Hodgenville.
    The arrest occurred about 40 minutes after midnight.

  • Superintendent charged with DUI, speeding

    Hodgenville police arrested LaRue County Schools Superintendent Sam Sanders on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol shortly after midnight Saturday.

    Sanders, who also was charged with speeding, was driving a school-owned car, according to Hodgenville Police Chief Steve Johnson. The arrest occurred about 40 minutes after midnight Saturday.

    Bardstown attorney Doug Hubbard spoke on behalf of Sanders, saying he was asked to represent the superintendent.

    “Our families go back a long way,” Hubbard said.

  • Hodgenville man charged with murder after wreck

     A Hodgenville man charged with two counts of murder after he struck and killed an Elizabethtown couple last August appeared Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Heather Stroutman, public defender for Earl D. Richardson, 46, made a motion to receive medical records of Richardson and copies of the accident, reconstruction and autopsy reports from the prosecution.

    Judge Ken Howard sustained the motion and ordered the documents be submitted by May 20.

  • Sonora man pleads guilty to unlawful imprisonment

     A Sonora man accused of kidnapping a woman and her 3-year-old son pleaded guilty and was formally sentenced Tuesday to amended charges in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Allen W. Riggs, 25, pleaded guilty in three cases to two counts of first-degree unlawful imprisonment, theft by unlawful taking – automobile, second-degree assault, fourth-degree assault and complicity to promote contraband.

    Riggs was sentenced to 10 years to run concurrently. He will serve five years. Five years of the sentence is probated.

  • Significance of unsealed documents disputed by mayor

    TV reporters descended on the LaRue County Circuit Clerk’s office last week after learning information had been released in a criminal case involving Hodgenville City Hall.