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Police and Fire

  • Bardstown man indicted on rape charge

    A 28-year-old Bardstown man faces rape and unlawful transaction charges stemming from an alleged incident on May 30 in Nelson County.

    Matthew Turner was indicted Wednesday on a felony charge of first-degree rape and a misdemeanor charge of third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor.

    According to the indictment, Turner is accused of using “forcible compulsion” against another person, though the age of the victim is not listed. Turner is also accused of knowingly giving an alcoholic or malt beverage to a minor.

  • Jail logs, June 22-23

    Julia Ann Thomas, 29, contempt of court.

    William T. Shepherd, 20, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

    Kayla Michelle Linton, 27, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, third-degree possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, public intoxication controlled substance (excludes alcohol).

  • Groping accusations escalate into alleged assault

    A Bardstown man was arrested late last week on assault and sexual abuse charges after a complaint was made regarding an incident at BJ’s Steakhouse earlier in the month.

    According to a citation from the Bardstown Police Department, Kendall Green, 29, is accused of touching a woman in her “private areas” while at work on June 3, and a subsequent confrontation outside allegedly led to Green slamming the woman to the ground and breaking her ankle, which required surgery.

  • Jail logs, June 20-22

    Tyros M. Montgomery, 37, parole violation, first-degree trafficking in controlled substances (cocaine), two counts buying or possessing drug paraphernalia, first-degree persistent felony offender

    William M. Lance, 72, operating a motor vehicle under the influence, no/expired registration plates, reckless driving

    Amanda L. Perkins, 34, non-payment of fines (Jefferson District)

    Joy R. Helton, III, 27, first-degree trafficking in controlled substances (cocaine)

  • Springfield man charged with robbery, endangerment after New Haven chase

    A Nelson County felony case has been opened against a Springfield man involved in a May police chase in New Haven.

    According to an arrest warrant, New Haven Police Chief K.C. Holbert states that on May 6, 40-year-old Thomas Little of Springfield was inside a vehicle when a traffic stop was conducted on South Main Street in New Haven. During the stop, Little, a passenger in the vehicle, allegedly gave Holbert a false name and social security number after Holbert learned there were warrants out for him.

  • Jail logs, June 15-16

    William F. Rogers, 59, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (greater than or equal to four grams cocaine), first-degree possession of a controlled substance (cocaine), third-degree possession of a controlled substance (drug unspecified), possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Nathan Kyle Ramsey, 21, contempt of court.

  • Officers involved in shooting cleared to return to duty

    Officers with three local agencies who were involved in a June 5 fatal shooting of a fleeing suspect have been cleared to return to duty.

    Terry Geoghegan, commonwealth’s attorney for the 10th Judicial Circuit that includes Nelson County, issued letters last week to the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, Bardstown Police Department and Kentucky State Police clearing the officers to return from his office’s perspective.

  • City honors sergeant, K-9 officer involved in shooting

    Sgt. Jeremy Cauley of the Bardstown Police Department and his K-9 partner, Ace, were honored Tuesday by Police Chief Steve Uram, Mayor Dick Heaton and the Bardstown City Council for tracking down a dangerous felon who later died in a confrontation with police.

    Charles Edgar Mullins, 45, began shooting at officers during a traffic stop in Louisville, then led them on a high-speed chase that ended along Springfield Road the morning of June 5.

  • Jail logs, June 6-8

    Anna Crissi Moynihan, 30, contempt of court.

    Christopher G. Evans, 39, parole violation.

    Joseph Lindel Carter, 21, theft by unlawful taking or disposition/shoplifting.

    Cameron A. McAllister, 22, theft by unlawful taking or disposition/shoplifting.

    John Francis Willett, 25, fourth-degree assault.

    Patricia Kay Clan, 45, second-degree fleeing or evading police, alcohol intoxication.

    Kenneth Wayne Hall, 54, second-degree fleeing or evading police, alcohol intoxication.

  • Mattingly to leave Bardstown Police Department June 23

    Former Bardstown Police Capt. McKenzie Mattingly has resigned effective July 14.

    He has been demoted to the position of police officer, and will perform whatever tasks are assigned by the police chief until the end of his last shift on June 23, when he will surrender his law enforcement authority and equipment, including his car. From then until July 14, he will receive his vacation pay, but have no responsibilities.

    He was previously the department’s captain and second in command.