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Police and Fire

  • Jail logs, May 19-23, 2017

    Joe Clark, 55, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (meth), first-degree possession of a controlled substance (drug unspecified), prescription controlled substance not in original container, possession of drug paraphernalia (all 2016 Edmonson County).

    Tamara Jants, 58, theft by unlawful taking or disposition.

    Jonathon D. Eldridge, 34, theft by unlawful taking or disposition.

    Jessica Lynn Chapman, 29, probation violation.

    Desiree D. Wickliffe, 24, failure to appear (2017).

  • Four indicted for murder

    The four people accused in the killing of a Bardstown teenager earlier this week could potentially face the death penalty after a Nelson County grand jury returned four indictments for murder and other charges.

    The grand jury Wednesday returned indictments of one count of murder, one count of complicity to murder, one count of first-degree robbery and one count of complicity to first-degree robbery on each of the four suspects, Shelmontay Adams, Damion Murphy, Alexis Gribbins and Torique Griffin.

  • Jail logs, May 11-12

    Tiffany R. Vissers, 27, driving on a DUI-suspended license.

    Christopher W. Coy, 31, failure to appear, non-payment of fines (both 2016).

    Kensley Lance Logan, 32, parole violation, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (cocaine), second-degree fleeing or evading police (on foot), resisting arrest, alcohol intoxication in a public place.

    Thomas Jerome Mudd, 52, second-degree indecent exposure, second-degree disorderly conduct.

    Jessica N. Johnson, 34, flagrant non-support.

  • KSP hires retired troopers to investigate local murders

    Kentucky State Police are committing more resources to investigating the murder of Bardstown Police Officer Jason Ellis and other unsolved slayings in Nelson County.

    The Courier-Journal reported Wednesday that KSP has hired two retired troopers as full-time investigators on the cases.

    Ellis was ambushed and fatally shot four years ago this month at the Bloomfield exit on the Bluegrass Parkway when he stopped his car and got out to clear tree branches that were blocking the ramp. He was on his way home at the time.

  • Jail logs, May 9-11, 2017

    Arial S. Maddox, 34, two counts first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (greater than or equal to four grams cocaine), two counts first-degree possession of a controlled substance (cocaine), two counts possession of drug paraphernalia (all 2017).

  • Inmate accused of rape while on work release

    Within minutes of being released from the Nelson County Jail, a Bardstown man is accused of forcibly raping a woman at a nearby motel.

  • Jail logs, May 2-4

    Robert A. Gerwitz, 55, probation violation (Bullitt Circuit).

    Rosanna Lee Woolett, 38, contempt of court.

    Daniel Lee Marshall, 40, failure to appear, contempt of court.

    Michael Lynn Chesser, 40, failure to appear.

    Roy Lee Case, 58, trafficking in a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school, first-degree persistent felony offender, trafficking in synthetic drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Lauren Marie Gardner, 30, contempt of court.

    Thomas L. Cothern, 28, theft by unlawful taking or disposition (2017).

  • Teen accused of burning student with knife on bus

    A teen is facing assault and weapon charges after allegedly burning another student on a school bus.

    According to a complaint filed in Nelson District Court Tuesday, Nelson County Sheriff’s deputies were contacted about a student with an injury to his neck. They contacted school officials and subpoenaed a video and information for an investigation. According to the complaint, the video provided to deputies shows the teen and an unnamed accomplice heat a knife with a lighter and then stick the blade against the victim’s neck, causing physical injury.

  • Charged issued in deadly January crash

    A 26-year-old Campbellsville man has been indicted on a second-degree manslaughter charge after a crash that killed his passenger.

    Emily Outlaw, of Jeffersontown, was pronounced dead at the scene of a Jan. 22 crash in which the car, driven by Jerico Bentley, had traveled through a field, into a creek bed and struck an embankment on the passenger’s side. The crash occurred on Taylorsville Road near Stevens Lane, according to a press release.

    Bentley was taken to University of Louisville Hospital for possible head and internal injuries.

  • Jail Logs April 27-28

    Rocky D. Thornsberry, 36, flagrant non-support.

    Christopher G. Evans, 39, parole violation.

    James Brandon Medley, 31, probation violation.

    Miranda J. Tucker, 33, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc.

    Christopher S. Pedigo, 32, contempt of court.

    Whitney M. Greenwell, 28, contempt of court.

    April R. Thompson, 34, non-payment of fines.

    John Evan Hall, 27, two counts first-degree wanton endangerment.

    Tyler G. Miles, 25, failure to appear.