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ISSUE #268
March 22, 2013
GREETINGS KENTON COUNTY!
 
The men and women of the Commonwealth's Attorney Office are always working hard to keep Kenton County safe.  This newsletter is intended to keep all interested parties up to date on the latest in prosecution and law enforcement news.  If you have any questions or would like additional information about the cases you see in this email, please call  (859) 292-6580 or email the Commonwealth's Attorney Office at robsanders@kentonprosecutor.com.
 
GUILTY PLEAS AND SENTENCING
Commonwealth v. Patrick Pugh   
Judge: Summe
Prosecutor: Joshua McIntosh
Police Agency: Covington 
  
On 3/18/13 Pugh pled guilty to Theft (>$500) .  Asst. Commonwealth's Attorney Joshua McIntosh is recommending a 4 year prison sentence. Final sentencing is set for 8/13/13. 

Commonwealth v. Richard Taylor
Judge: Summe 

Prosecutor: Joshua McIntosh
Police Agency:  Covington  

  

On 3/18/13 Taylor pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance (Heroin). Asst. Commonwealth's Attorney Joshua McIntosh is recommending a 1 year prison sentence consecutive to all other cases . Final sentencing is set for 5/14/13.

Commonwealth v.  Richard Taylor
Judge: Summe
Prosecutor: Joshua McIntosh
Police Agency: Covington

On 3/18/13 Taylor pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance (Heroin). Asst. Commonwealth's Attorney Joshua McIntosh is recommending a 1 year prison sentence consecutive to all other cases. Final sentencing is set for 5/14/13.

Commonwealth v. David Lee
Judge: Summe
Prosecutor: James Redwine
Police Agency: Covington

 

On 3/20/13 Lee pled guilty to Wanton Endangerment. 1st Asst. Commonwealth's Attorney James Redwine is recommending a 2 1/2 year prison sentence. Final sentencing is set for 5/14/13.

Commonwealth v.  Randy Luster   
Judge: Summe 
Prosecutor: Noah Wentz
Police Agency: Covington

 

On 3/18/13 Luster pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance (Heroin). Asst. Commonwealth's Attorney Noah Wentz is recommending a 1 1/2 year prison sentence. Final sentencing is set for 5/14/13.

Commonwealth v. Amy Roberts
Judge: Summe
Prosecutor: Megan Mersch
Police Agency: Independence

On 3/18/13 Roberts pled guilty to Unlawful Transaction with Minor (2nd Degree). Asst. Commonwealth's Attorney Megan Mersch is recommending that Roberts, who has no felony record, be ordered into the felony diversion program for 5 years . Final sentencing is set for 5/14/13.

Commonwealth v. Eddie Jenkins
Judge: Summe
Prosecutor: James Redwine
Police Agency: Covington

On 3/18/13 Jenkins pled guilty to Receiving Stolen Property(>$500) . 1st Asst. Commonwealth's Attorney James Redwine is recommending a 1 year prison sentence. Final sentencing is set for 4/9/13.

Commonwealth v. Ryan Hoff 
Judge: Summe
Prosecutor: Megan Mersch
Police Agency: Attorney General

On 3/18/13 Hoff pled guilty to Possession Of Matter Portraying Minor In a Sexual Performance. Asst. Commonwealth's Attorney Megan Mersch is recommending a 6 year prison sentence. Final sentencing is set for 5/14/13.

Commonwealth v. Justin Felton
Judge: Summe
Prosecutor: Casey Burns
Police Agency: Covington

On 3/18/13 Felton pled guilty to Trafficking a Controlled Substance in the 1st Degree (Cocaine). Felton faces 1-5 years in prison at sentencing. Final sentencing is set for 5/14/13.

Commonwealth v. Monique Edwards  
Judge: Sumee
Prosecutor: Casey Burns
Police Agency: Ft. Wright

On 3/18/13 Edwards pled guilty to Receiving Stolen Property(>$500). Asst. Commonwealth's Attorney Casey Burns is recommending a 5 year prison sentence. Final sentencing is set for 5/14/13.

Commonwealth v. Krystle Findley
Judge: Summe
Prosecutor: James Redwine
Police Agency: Covington

On 3/18/13 Findley pled guilty to Robbery 2nd Degree. 1st Asst. Commonwealth's Attorney James Redwine is recommending a 6 1/2 year prison sentence. Final sentencing is set for 5/14/13.

Commonwealth v. Shawn Brooks
Judge: Summe
Prosecutor: James Redwine
Police Agency: Covington

On 3/18/13 Brooks pled guilty to Robbery 2nd Degree. 1st Asst. Commonwealth's Attorney James Redwine is recommending a 6 1/2 year prison sentence. Final sentencing is set for 5/14/13.

Commonwealth v. Christopher Hill
Judge:Summe
Prosecutor: James Redwine
Police Agency: Covington

On 3/18/13 Hill pled guilty to Possession of a Firearm by Convicted Felon. 1st Asst. Commonwealth's Attorney James Redwine is recommending a 2 year prison sentence. Final sentencing is set for 5/14/13

Commonwealth v. Cassondra Carpenter  

Judge: Summe
Prosecutor: Noah Wentz
Police Agency: Covington

On 3/15/13 Carpenter pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 1st Degree (Heroin). Asst. Commonwealth's Attorney Noah Wentz is recommending a sentence of 1 1/2 years probated for 3 years. Final sentencing is set for 5/14/13.

Commonwealth v. Heather Peters  
Judge: Summe
Prosecutor: James Redwine
Police Agency: Covington

On 3/18/13 Peters pled guilty to 3 counts of Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree. Asst. Commonwealth's Attorney James Redwine is recommending a 1 1/2 year prison sentence. Final sentencing is set for 5/14/13.

Commonwealth v. Jamel Gatewood
Judge: Summe
Prosecutor: James Redwine
Police Agency: Covington

On 3/18/13 Gatewood pled guilty to 2 counts Robbery 2nd Degree. 1st Asst. Commonwealth's Attorney James Redwine is recommending a 6 1/2 year prison sentence. Final sentencing is set for 5/14/13.

Commonwealth v. Eric Simpson
Judge: Sheehan
Prosecutor: Casey Burns
Police Agency: Covington

 

On 3/18/13 Simpson pled guilty to Trafficking a Controlled Substance in the 2nd Degree. Asst. Commonwealth's Attorney Casey Burns is recommending a 10 year prison sentence. Final sentencing is set for 4/29/13.

Commonwealth v. Chamel Walker 
Judge: Sheehan
Prosecutor: Leanne Beck
Police Agency: Covington

On 3/18/13 Walker pled guilty to Robbery 2nd Degree. Asst. Commonwealth's Attorney Leanne Beck is recommending a 6 year prison sentence. Final sentencing is set for 4/15/13.

Commonwealth v. Jeffrey Duell
Judge: Sheehan
Prosecutor: Rob Sanders
Police Agency: Erlanger

On 3/18/13 Duell pled guilty to Obtaining or Attempting to Obtain a Controlled Substance by Fraud. Commonwealth's Attorney Rob Sanders is recommending a sentence 3 years probated for 3 years. Final sentencing is set for 4/22/13.

 

Commonwealth v. Charles Williams 
 
Judge: Sheehan
 Prosecutor: James Redwine
 Police Agency: Covington

 

On 3/18/13 Williams pled guilty to Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon. 1st Asst. Commonwealth's Attorney James Redwine is recommending a 4 year prison sentence. Final sentence is set for 4/15/13.

Commonwealth v. Ricky Mills
Judge: Summe
Prosecutor: Rob Sanders
Police Agency: Erlanger

On 3/18/13 Mills pled guilty to Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree, Assault 4th Degree, and Persistent Felony Offender 1st Degree. Commonwealth's Attorney Rob Sanders is recommending a 10 year prison sentence. Final sentence is set for 5/14/13.

Commonwealth v. Scott Cecil
Judge: Bartlett
Prosecutor: Joshua McIntosh
Police Agency: OIG

On 3/21/13 Cecil pled guilty to Welfare Fraud. Asst. Commonwealth's Attorney Joshua McIntosh is recommending a sentence of 2 years probated for 3 years . Final sentence is set for 4/22/13.


Commonwealth v. Neal Burton
Judge: Bartlett
Prosecutor: Joshua McIntosh
Police Agency: CAO

On 3/21/13  pled guilty to Bail Jumping. Asst. Commonwealth's Attorney Joshua McIntosh is recommending Burton, who has no felony record, be ordered into the felony diversion program for 3 years. Final sentence is set for 4/22/13.

Commonwealth v. Kevin Kelly
Judge: Bartlett
Prosecutor: Lawrence Hilton
Police Agency: Erlanger

On 3/21/13 Kelly pled guilty to Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree. Asst. Commonwealth's Attorney Lawrence Hilton is recommending that Kelly, who has no felony record, be ordered into the felony diversion program for 3 years . Final sentence is set for 4/22/13.


Commonwealth v. Cory Temple
Judge: Bartlett
Prosecutor: Megan Mersch
Police Agency: Elsmere

On 3/21/13 Temple pled guilty to Burglary 2nd Degree . Asst. Commonwealth's Attorney Megan Mersch is recommending a 6 year prison sentence consecutive to other cases . Final sentence is set for 4/22/13.


Commonwealth v. Corey Temple
Judge: Bartlett
Prosecutor: Megan Mersch
Police Agency: Kenton Co. Jail

On 3/21/13 Temple pled guilty to Escape 2nd Degree. Asst. Commonwealth's Attorney
Megan Mersch is recommending a 1 year prison sentence consecutive to other cases. Final sentence is set for 4/22/13.

Commonwealth v. Angela Lacey
Judge: Bartlett
Prosecutor: Noah Wentz
Police Agency: Covington

On 3/21/13 Lacey pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance in 1st First Degree (Heroin). Asst. Commonwealth's Attorney Noah Wentz is recommending a 1 1/2 year prison sentence, probated for 3 years. Final sentence is set for 4/22/13.

Commonwealth v. Cassondra Carpenter
Judge: Bartlett
Prosecutor: Noah Wentz
Police Agency: Covington

On 3/21/13 Carpenter pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance in 1st First Degree (Heroin). Asst. Commonwealth's Attorney Noah Wentz is recommending a 1 1/2 year prison sentence, probated for 3 years consecutive to other cases. Final sentence is set for 4/22/13.

Commonwealth v.   Donnie Inabit   Donnie Inabnit
Judge: Sheehan
Prosecutor: Corey Plybon
Police Agency: Elsmere

On 2/18/13 Inabit pled guilty to Complicity to Receiving Stolen Property ($>500). Asst. Commonwealth's Attorney Corey Plybon recommended a 1 1/2 year prison sentence. On 3/18/13 Inabit was sentenced to 1 1/2 years in prison.

Commonwealth v. Kurtis Taylor  Kurtis Taylor
Judge: Sheehan
Prosecutor: Casey Burns
Police Agency: Covington

On 2/19/13 Taylor pled guilty to 4 counts of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance in the 1st Degree (Cocaine). Asst. Commonwealth's Attorney Casey Burns recommended a 3year prison sentence. On  3/18/13 Taylor was sentenced to 3 years in prison.

Commonwealth v. Richard Taylor  
Judge: Sheehan
Prosecutor: Joshua McIntosh
Police Agency: Elsmere

On 2/18/13 Taylor pled guilty to Receiving Stolen Property ($>500). Asst. Commonwealth's Attorney Joshua McIntosh recommended a 1 year prison sentence. On 3/18/13 Taylor was sentenced to 1 year in prison.

Commonwealth v. Gary Ballman  Gary Ballman
Judge: Sheehan
Prosecutor: Katherine Bumgarner
Police Agency: Covington

On 2/18/13 Ballman pled guilty to Burglary 2nd Degree. Asst. Commonwealth's Attorney Katherine Bumgarner recommended a 6 year prison sentence. On 3/18/13 Ballman was sentenced to 5 years in prison.

Commonwealth v. Chad Hensley Chad Hensley
Judge: Sheehan
Prosecutor: Lawrence Hilton
Police Agency: Taylor Mill

On 1/28/13 Hensley pled guilty to Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument 2nd Degree. Asst. Commonwealth's Attorney Lawrence Hilton recommended a 3 year prison sentence. On 3/18/13 Hensley was sentenced to 3 years in prison.

Commonwealth v. Connie Breaden Connie Breaden  
Judge: Sheehan
Prosecutor: Noah Wentz
Police Agency: Covington

On 2/11/13 Breaden pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Degree. Asst Commonwealths Attorney Noah Wentz recommended 1 1/2 year prison sentence. On 3/18/13 Breaden was sentenced to 1 1/2 years probated for 3 years.

Commonwealth v. Michael Walls 
Judge: Bartlett
Prosecutor: Leanne Beck
Police Agency: Elsmere

On 2/11/13 Walls pled guilty to Assault 2nd Degree and 2 counts of Wanton Endangerment. Asst. Commonwealth's Attorney Leanne Beck recommended a 10 year prison sentence. On 3/14/13 Walls was sentenced to 7 years probated for 5 years, serve 6 months in the county jail.


WANTED - FAILURE TO APPEAR
Stephen Shifflet    
Cincinnati, OH    
Bond: $1,000

  

Original Charge(s): 
Complicity to Theft by Unlawful Taking (>$500)

 
Melissa Pegg     
Ludlow, KY   
Bond: $5,000  
Original Charge(s): 
Obtaining or Attempting to Obtain a Controlled Substance by fraud or Deceit.  
 
  
Madison Merritt    
Covington, KY   
Bond: Unknown 

  

Original Charge(s): 
Possession of a Forges Instrument 2nd Degree.  
  

 
Ronald Smith   
Covington, KY   
Bond: $2,500

  

Original Charge(s): 
 Possession of a Controlled Substance (Morphine) 
  

 
Lois Riser     
Covingotn, KY   
Bond: $2,500

  

Original Charge(s): 
 Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methadone)

 
James Dawalt    
Ft. Mitchell, KY   
Bond: $5,000

  

Original Charge(s):
Possession of a Controlled Substance (Heroin) 
  

 
  

 

 

 

 

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Thank you for taking the time to stay informed about criminal justice in Kenton County.   
 
Sincerely,
Signature
Rob Sanders
Commonwealth's Attorney Office

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