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Police and Fire

  • KSP arrests Bardstown man after child exploitation investigation

    A local man has been charged with possessing child sexual exploitation (CSE) material after Kentucky State Police launched an online investigation.

    According to a KSP press release, the Electronic Crime Branch discovered Robert M. McIntosh, 45, of Bardstown, had been sharing images of child sexual exploitation online. An undercover investigation began in December 2016, resulting in the execution of a search warrant at McIntosh’s Jones Avenue home on Wednesday.

  • Jail logs, Feb. 15-16

    Thomas J. Johnson, 39, probation violation.

    Charles J. Johnson, 28, theft by unlawful taking or disposition (2012).

    Heather M. Clark, 33, two counts contempt of court, three counts failure to appear, theft by deception; three counts contempt of court (Bullitt), three counts contempt of court (Washington).

    Gregory Scott Boyd, 53, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc.

    Ryan T. Mattingly, 25, probation violation.

  • Bardstown man indicted on sex abuse charge

    A Bardstown man was indicted by a Nelson County Grand Jury Wednesday for a first-degree sexual abuse charge. Phillip C. Keeling, 25, is charged with subjecting a minor under the age of 12 to sexual contact sometime between Oct. 1, 2016 and Nov. 30, 2016.

    The charge is a Class C Felony.

    Keeling’s arraignment was set for March 2 and his bail was set at $9,500 cash only, plus conditions.

  • Bardstown man faces assault, gun possession charges

    A Bardstown man faces second- and fourth-degree assault charges after being arrested early Friday morning.

    According to an arrest citation from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a home on Poplar Flat Cemetery Road before 2 a.m. Friday on report of an intoxicated man with a handgun.

    At the scene, deputies found Samual Longacre, 27, outside and a woman with several injuries. Longacre allegedly threw a handgun into the backyard when deputies arrived.

    Two other people at the scene were also reportedly assaulted.

  • Jail Logs: Feb. 10-14, 2017

    Alvin Lee Trafton, 42, contempt of court.

    Samantha A. Robertson, 30, first-degree trafficking in controlled substance (less than two grams meth), buy/possess drug paraphernalia.

    Dorothy C. Wampler, 24, failure to appear, second-degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking or disposition.

    Amanda Dawn Hughes, 32, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc.

    William E. Mattingly, 51, careless driving, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc.

  • Mayor says he defers to HR director, but went against his advice for Trailergate

    When it comes to personnel decisions, Bardstown Mayor John Royalty said he defers to his human resources director.

    But when the city employee in question was his personal friend whom he had recently promoted to police captain and interim chief, he went against that advice.

  • Mattingly was slated to be transferred until mayor intervened

    The officer Bardstown Mayor John Royalty promoted as second-in-command of the Bardstown Police Department had faced a brokered transfer only months earlier because of a Facebook rant he posted that caused prosecutors to bar him from presenting cases.

    Bardstown Police Capt. McKenzie Mattingly, when he was a narcotics detective in October 2015, posted to his Facebook page a lengthy tirade criticizing the local judicial system after Nelson Circuit Court Judge Charles Simms admonished him in a court ruling for using excessive force.

  • Man arrested on multi-state sexual assault charges

    Bardstown Police have arrested a man accused of rape in Bardstown who also is wanted in connection to several sexual assaults in Arizona, Colorado, Massachusetts and Ohio.

    Nathan Larry Loebe, 36, was arrested Thursday afternoon for an alleged sexual assault that occurred on Sunday in which he is accused of assaulting a woman at a residence on Reardon Boulevard in Bardstown.

    According to a press release from the Bardstown Police Department, Loebe also has addresses listed in Louisville and Tucson, Ariz.

  • Jail Logs: Feb. 9-10

    Mary Elizabeth Fleener, 26, failure to appear.

    Wesley David Witt, 37, failure to appear.

    Emerald A. Hoskins, 37, failure to appear.

    Nathan Larry Loebe, 36, first-degree rape, fugitive from another state.

    James Michael Rust, 38, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, first-degree persistent felony offender.

  • Jail Logs: Feb. 7-9, 2017

    Taylor M. Johnson, 24, probation violation.

    David Lee Carlton, 49, non-payment of fines.

    Shara Gayle Roby, 24, two counts public intoxication by controlled substance (excludes alcohol), endangering the welfare of a minor.

    Matthew Stephen Roby, 26, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (heroin), public intoxication by controlled substance (excludes alcohol).

    Tami L. Bartley, 41, probation violation.

    Joshua R. Downs, 35, probation violation.