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FORREST BERKSHIRE/The Kentucky Standard
Brooks Houck leaves the courtroom following his arraignment last year trailed by television reporters after he pleaded not guilty to four counts of felony theft. On Thursday, Circuit Court Judge Jack Seay ordered the trial be moved to Warren County, in part because of news coverage of Houck's ties to the case of his former girlfriend missing Bardstown woman Crystal Rogers.
Judge orders Houck trial moved to Bowling Green

Brooks Houck’s trial for four counts of felony theft will be held in Bowling Green, according to a judge’s order filed in the case Thursday.

The location has been the subject of extended debate between prosecutors and the defense, who seemed to agree only that a fair trial could not be held in Nelson County because of intense media coverage of the Crystal Rogers disappearance.

Houck is Rogers’ former boyfriend and a named suspect in her July 2015 disappearance.