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Richmond Crimes of the Day, Jan. 20

January 21, 2009

The following is a list of crimes reported to the Richmond Police Department on Jan. 20.

Shoplifting:  On 01/20/2009, police charged two men for theft following a shoplifting incident at Walmart.  At approximately 3:15 P.M., officers were called to the store after a shoplifter, later identified as James Abshear, Jr., age 31, Baker Court, Richmond, attempted to leave the store without paying for a PlayStation3 Rockband game valued at $189.00.  When Walmart employees attempted to stop Abshear, he dropped the merchandise and fled on foot to a nearby vehicle.  As the Walmart employees were attempting to detain Abshear, another male, later identified as Alan R. Stamper, III, age 25, Miracle Street, Berea, ran past them carrying two PlayStation 3 Rockband video games for which he had not paid.  Stamper also dropped the merchandise and entered the same vehicle with Abshear, at which time they fled the area.  Shortly thereafter, Officer Paul Richardson located the vehicle on the Eastern Bypass and subsequently stopped it on Berea Road (U.S. 25).  Both men were returned to Walmart and identified as the culprits.  They were charged as follows:

 

Abshear – Theft by Unlawful Taking under $300

                   Driving on a Suspended License

 

Stamper –  Theft by Unlawful Taking over $300

 

Both were lodged in the MCDC.

 

Forgery Arrest:  On 01/20/2009, police arrested Mamie J. Cundiff, age 44, Dixie Plaza, in connection with passing a forged check at Miller’s Pit Stop on Big Hill Avenue in October 2008.  The arrest stemmed from an investigation that began on 01/14/2009, when a complainant reported that one of his checks had been stolen and then utilized at Miller’s Pit Stop to pay for work on a vehicle.  Subsequent investigation revealed that on October 22, 2008, Cundiff had utilized the stolen check to pay for $300.00 worth of automotive repairs at Miller’s.  The victim’s name had been forged on the check.  Cundiff was charged for Theft by Deception and Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument 2nd Degree.  She was lodged in the MCDC.

 

Burglary of Residence:  On 01/20/2009, a property owner in the 300 block of Big Hill Avenue reported the theft of appliances from an unoccupied apartment.  The owner stated that the apartment was secured on 01/17/2009 and when he returned on 01/20/2009, he found that the front door had been forced open and the stove and refrigerator were missing.  Estimated loss:  $400.00

 

Burglary of Residence:  On 01/20/2009, a resident in the 200 block of Four Mile Road reported that her residence had been unlawfully entered.  The complainant reported that her son came home from school and found the front door open.  A subsequent check of the residence revealed that a PlayStation2 controller and three games, a pink iPod, a black Samsung cellular telephone and 90 DVD’s had been stolen.  All of the DVD’s have KRay written on the label.  It appeared that entry to the residence was made through an unlocked front window.  Estimated loss:  $2110.00

  

Anyone with information related to the above crimes should contact the Richmond Police Department at 859-623-8911 or 859-623-1162. 

Source: Richmond Police Department

Richmond Crimes of the Day, Jan. 15-Jan. 20

January 21, 2009

The following is a list of crimes reported to the Richmond Police Department from Jan. 15 to Jan. 20.

Forgery:  On 01/15/2009, the owner of Discount Tobacco, 908 E. Main Street, reported that a stolen check was cashed at his establishment on 01/01/2009 in the amount of $295.00.  The victim reported that a male identifying himself as Michael Edward Lawson, Cumberland, KY, cashed the check, which was drawn on the account of Mid-South Metals of Campbellsville, Kentucky.  Mid-South Metals previously reported the theft of a number of checks from their business.  Larson also passed a similar check at Discount Tobacco on 01/04/2009 in the amount of $460.00. 

 

Criminal Mischief:  On 01/15/2009, a resident of an apartment in the 500 block of Ballard Drive reported that the rear window of his parked window had been broken out during the overnight hours.  Estimated loss:  $500.00

 

Attempted Theft:  On 01/15/2009, the manager of an apartment building in the 1000 block of Brandy Lane reported that someone had damaged a number of washing machines in the basement laundry of the building while trying to access the coin boxes of the machines.  The culprit was unable to gain access to the coin box.  Estimated damage to machines:  $200.00

 

Theft from Vehicle:  On 01/16/2009, a patient at the Pattie A. Clay Regional Medical Center reported the theft of groceries from his unlocked vehicle while he was receiving treatment at the hospital.  Estimated loss:  $50.00

 

Burglary of Residence:  On 01/16/2009, a complainant reported that his mother’s house in the 800 block of E. Main Street had been burglarized and three firearms stolen.  The burglary occurred between 12/28/2008 and 01/16/2009.   Entry was gained by prying open the rear door.   The stolen firearms were described as; a Ruger derringer, unknown caliber; a Smith & Wesson revolver, either .38 or .357 caliber; and a Franchi 12 gauge shotgun with a 26” barrel.  Estimated loss:  $2000.00

 

Theft from Vehicle:  On 01/16/2009, a resident of the 1000 block of E. Main Street reported the theft of an Eclipse brand car stereo from the dash of his vehicle during the overnight hours.  Estimated loss:  $120.00

 

Theft from Residence:  On 01/16/2009, a resident in the 1000 block of Highlands Drive reported the theft of a number of items from his residence.  The victim reported having guests at his residence during the evening hours and when they departed at approximately 10:00 P.M., he noticed several items missing from his residence.  The missing items included a blue iPod; a Tom Anderson custom made electric guitar, green in color; an Ibanez electric guitar, clear colored; and a pink Razr cellular telephone.  Estimated loss:  $12650.00

 

Burglary of Residence:  On 01/16/2009, a resident of an apartment in the 900 block of Villa Drive reported that her apartment had been unlawfully entered.  The victim reported that sometime during the midday hours, person(s) unknown entered her apartment and stole $300.00 in cash and a number of WIC vouchers.  The apartment was also ransacked.  There were no signs of forced entry.

 

Drug Arrest:  On 01/16/2009, police arrested Brandy L. Turner, age 22, Armitage Road, Richmond, on drug charges following an encounter in the parking lot on N. Killarney Lane.   Officer Chip Gray approached a vehicle stopped in the parking lot in which Brown was a passenger.  During the contact, Officer Gray recovered 12 Ritalin tablets and a shortened straw with suspected drug residue in Turner’s purse.  She was arrested and charged for Possession of a Controlled Substance 2nd Degree and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Turner was lodged in the MCDC.

 

Theft:  On 01/16/2009, a resident of an apartment in the 400 block of Mt. Rushmore Drive reported that his girlfriend had borrowed his computer on 01/10/2009 and was supposed to return it on 01/11/2009.  Instead, she sold it to a local pawn shop.  The victim further reported that the girlfriend has also taken his Xbox gaming system and pawned it to the same pawn shop.  Investigation ongoing.

 

Four Arrested on Drug Charges:  On 01/16/2009, members of the Richmond Police Narcotics Unit, assisted by the Kentucky State Police and Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement officers, arrested four suspects and recovered 145 OxyContin pills that were packaged for sale.  The four men occupied a vehicle that was stopped by officers.  A search of the vehicle was undertaken after a drug dog alerted to the vehicle, indicating the presence of drugs.  Officers then discovered the pills.   All four men were charged for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree.  They were identified as follows:

 

          Darren Ray Kelly, age 35, Orchard Street, Richmond

          James Allen Newman, age 21, Richmond Road, Berea

          Chad Anthony King, age 25, East Rice Lane, Richmond

          Matthew Thomas King, age 23, Richmond Road, Irvine

 

All four were lodged in the MCDC.

 

Theft Charge:  On 01/17/2009, police charged Joseph L. Rollins, age 32, Dixie Plaza, Richmond for Theft by Deception and Receiving Stolen Property under $300.00 in connection with the theft of an air compressor that occurred on 12/16/2008.  The compressor was stolen from the back of a pickup truck that was parked at E.W. James in the University Shopping Center.  Rollins then pawned the item at a local pawn shop. 

 

Assault Arrest:  On 01/17/2009, police arrested William D. Moore, age 29, Maple Hill Drive, Richmond, and charged him for Assault 2nd Degree following a domestic altercation.  At 3:24 A.M., police were called to the Pattie A. Clay Regional Medical Center to investigate a reported assault.  Upon arrival, officers met with the victim who indicated that Moore had assaulted her.  The victim was suffering from a punctured lung, a broken rib and a ruptured ear drum.  This was transferred to the UK Medical Center for further treatment.  Officers located Moore and arrested him following an interview at the police department.  He was lodged in the MCDC.

 

Criminal Mischief:  On 01/17/2009, a resident of an apartment in the 800 block of Barry Court reported that the windshield of his vehicle had been broken during the overnight hours.  Estimated loss:  $500.00

 

Drug Arrest:  On 01/17/2009, police arrested James E. Hudson, age 24, Somerset, KY, and charged him for drug violations following a traffic stop.   Hudson was a passenger in a vehicle stopped on N. Killarney Lane for a traffic violation.  It was subsequently learned that there was a warrant outstanding for his arrest from Harrodsburg, KY, for violating an Emergency Protection Order.  A search of Hudson’s person produced a small amount of marijuana and a pipe.  Hudson was charged for Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  He was lodged in the MCDC.

 

Theft:  On 01/17/2009, a patron of Walmart reported the theft of her purse from a shopping cart while in the store.  The victim reported that her purse was in the top rack of the shopping cart.  She stated that she looked away to retrieve an item and when she looked back, her purse had been taken.  The purse contained numerous prescription medications, a Motorola cellular telephone and numerous items of personal identification.  Estimated loss:  $56.00

 

Assault Arrest:  On 01/18/2009, police arrested a married couple following a domestic squabble in the 400 block of N. Keeneland Drive.  Police were summoned to the residence on two separate occasions to investigate a report of a domestic altercation.  At the second call, officers arrested both parties for Assault 4th Degree.  Bruce A. Kelley, age 27, and Michelle D. Kelley, age 22, were lodged in the MCDC.  Bruce Kelley was also charged for Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd Degree on the strength of an outstanding arrest warrant.

 

Assault Arrest:  On 01/18/2009, police arrested a couple following a domestic altercation at a residence in the 600 block of N. Third Street.  Officers were summoned to the residence on two separate occasions to investigate the domestic disturbance.  During the second call, both parties were arrested and charged for Assault 4th Degree.  Melissa Parks, age30, and Christopher Carroll, age 33, were lodged in the MCDC.

 

Assault Arrest:  On 01/18/2009, police arrested Kerry M. Thacker, age 21, Dixie Plaza, following a domestic disturbance at her residence.  Officers were called to the residence to investigate the disturbance and learned that Thacker had assaulted her mother during the incident.  Officers arrest Thacker for Assault 4th Degree, at which time she resisted officers and had to be subdued.  She was further charged for Resisting Arrest and Terroristic Threatening.  She was lodged in the MCDC.

 

Drug Arrest:  On 01/18/2009, Richmond Police arrested two men after investigating a complaint of possible drug activity in the parking lot at the Redi-Mart on Irvine Road.  Officers were dispatched to the business to investigate two suspicious vehicles that were parked on the property.  Upon arrival, Officers Greg Marcum and Travis Bowles encountered Kenneth W. Hall, age 43, College Hill Road, Waco, and Lionel D. Shanks, age 44, Jacks Creek Road, Richmond, sitting in one of the vehicles.  During a subsequent search of the two vehicles, officers recovered 50 Lortab pills, 13 oxycodone pills, five hydrocodone pills and a small amount of marijuana.  Both men were arrested and charged as follows:

 

Hall –  Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 2nd Degree

            Prescription Controlled Substance not in Proper Container

 

Shanks –  Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Degree

                 Possession of Marijuana

 

Both were lodged in the MCDC.

 

Theft from Residence:  On 01/19/2009, a resident of an apartment in the 1000 block of Brandy Lane reported the theft of a number of items from her apartment.  The victim reported that between 01/12/2009 and 01/19/2009, someone had removed the following items from her residence:  a silver 2008 Hewlett-Packard computer; a black Canon printer; a white Hewlett-Packard scanner; a pink Sanyo 7.1 megapixel digital camera; and a blue camcorder.   There were no signs of forced entry.  Estimated loss:  $597.00

 

Theft:  On 01/20/2009, a Winchester resident reported the theft of $1000.00 in cash from her purse while with a friend in Richmond. 

Burglary of Residence:  On 01/20/2009, a resident in the 400 block of Letcher Avenue reported that her residence had been broken into during the overnight hours.  Entry was gained to the residence by breaking a basement window.  The following items were reported missing:  Nintendo Wii gaming system; a Sanyo DVD/VCR combination player; and $390.00 in cash.  Estimated loss:  $729.00

 

Anyone with information related to the above crimes should contact the Richmond Police Department at 859-623-8911 or 859-623-1162. 

Source: Richmond Police Department

Richmond Crimes of the Day, Jan. 13-15

January 15, 2009

The following is a list of crimes reported to the Richmond Police Department from Jan. 13 to Jan. 15.

Theft from Vehicle: On 01/13/2009, a resident of am apartment in the 400 block of Mt.Rushmore Drive reported the theft of an in-dash CD player from his parked and unlocked vehicle during the overnight hours. Estimated loss: $100.00

Theft: On 01/13/2009, a patron of the Telford YMCA reported the theft of a black Apple iPod touch from his unlocked day locker while he was at swim practice at the center. Estimated loss: $250.00

Theft from Residence: On 01/14/2009, a resident of an apartment in the 200 block of N. Madison Avenue reported the theft of two cameras from his residence. The victim stated that he had guests at his residence during the afternoon and early evening hours. After the guests departed, the victim discovered that the cameras were missing. The cameras were described as a Kodak model 613 digital and a Sony video camera. Estimated loss: $525.00

Arrest: On 01/15/2009, police arrested Jeffery D. White, Jr., age 26, E. Irvine Street, after he intentionally caused a traffic accident. At approximately 1:59 A.M., Corporal Tim Craft was following a vehicle on N. Third Street being operated by White’s girlfriend. White was a passenger in the car and the officer observed that the two appeared to be arguing. Suddenly, White grabbed the steering wheel of the vehicle and pulled it sharply to the right, causing the vehicle to collide with a pared car in the 300 block of N. Third Street.

White was charged for Wanton Endangerment 2nd Degree and lodged in the MCDC.

Anyone with information related to the above crimes should contact the Richmond Police Department at 859-623-8911 or 859-623-1162.

Source: Richmond Police Department

Student sexually assaulted at EKU

January 14, 2009
aclark@herald-leader.com

A female student was sexually assaulted during an attempted robbery on Eastern Kentucky University’s campus Tuesday night, the school’s police department said Wednesday.

The student, who officials have not identified, reported that two unknown males assaulted her at 11:50 p.m. Tuesday on the east side of the Meditation Chapel near the Wallace Building. The student said the two men tried to grab her purse, demanded money and sexually assaulted her. The attackers then fled.

EKU police are investigating. There have been no arrests.

Ashlee Clark covers Madison County for the Herald-Leader. Reach her at (859) 626-5878.

Richmond crimes of the day

December 15, 2008

The following crimes were reported to the Richmond Police Department from Dec. 10 to Dec. 15, according to a news release from the department: 

 

Theft from Residence:  On 12/10/2008, a resident of an apartment in 100 block of Maple Hill Drive reported that two former roommates pawned his Panasonic HDTV and an HP Pavilion laptop computer without his permission.  Investigation ongoing.

 

Kidnapping:  On 12/11/2008, a man reported to police that he had been assaulted on N. Estill Avenue and forced to drive two male suspects to a residence in Spurlin Mobile Home Park and then to Merrick Shell before he was able to escape.  The victim reported that he was approached by the two men while on N. Estill Avenue, at which time one of the men spoke to him.  The victim could not hear what the man said, so he approached them.  When he did so, one of the males struck him in the head.  The men then ordered the victim to drive them to the aforementioned locations.  The victim complied due to fear of being assaulted again.  Subsequent to the complaint, officers located John W. Medley, age 33, Street, and Keith McKinney, age 29, both of E. Main Street, and arrested them for their involvement in the offense.  Both were charged for Kidnapping and Medley was additionally charged for Terroristic Threatening.  Both were lodged in the MCDC.

 

Shoplifting:  On 12/11/2008, police charged Matthew D. Reece, age 19, Cartier Drive, Richmond, for Theft by Unlawful Taking under $300 after employees of Wal-mart detained him for shoplifting approximately $25.00 worth of merchandise from the store.

 

Shoplifting:  On 12/12/2008, police charged Lauren Gregory, age 19, Keystone Drive, Richmond, for Theft by Unlawful Taking under $300 after employees of Kohl’s detained her for shoplifting approximately $95.00 worth of merchandise from the store.

 

Theft from Residence:  On 12/12/2008, a resident in the 300 block of Moberly Avenue reported that a Kodak Easyshare camera had been stolen from her residence.  The victim suspected visitors to her home removed the camera.  Investigation ongoing.  Estimated loss:  $199.00

 

Theft:  On 12/12/2008, a patron of Goodwill reported that her purse was stolen from her shopping cart while in the store.  The purse contained $25.00 in cash, a credit card and personal identification belonging to the victim.

 

Theft from Vehicle:  On 12/12/2008, a complainant reported his vehicle had been broken into in the 300 block of N. Second Street.  The victim reported that the rear passenger side window of his vehicle had been broken out and numerous items had been stolen, including a backpack, a duffle bag containing assorted tools, a Sony recorder, a Beretta 9mm pistol, a briefcase, $250.00 in cash and two checkbooks.  Witnesses observed the suspect in the victim’s vehicle and reported his description to the police.  Officers soon identified the suspect as James Brown, age 20, Edwards Avenue, Richmond.

 

On 12/13/2008, officers located and detained Brown.  After being interviewed, he was charged with Theft by Unlawful Taking over $300.00 and lodged in the MCDC.  All items of property were recovered except for the firearm, cash and checkbooks.

 

Shoplifting:  On 12/12/2008, police charged Derrick McKinney, age 23, Kirksville Road, Richmond, for Theft by Unlawful Taking under $300 after employees of Wal-mart detained him for shoplifting approximately 21.00 worth of merchandise from the store.

 

Shoplifting:  On 12/13/2008, police charged Lynda Tudor, age 32, Barnes Mill Road, Richmond, for Theft by Unlawful Taking under $300 after employees of Wal-mart detained her for shoplifting approximately $39.00 worth of merchandise from the store.

 

Theft from Building:  On 12/13/2008, a complainant reported to police that her storage unit had been broken into at American Hall Storage on N. Keeneland Drive.  The lock had been cut from the unit.  The victim believed that a computer CPU and some baseball cards had been stolen, but a full inventory of the unit is pending.  Estimated loss:  $330.00

 

Shoplifting:  On 12/13/2008, police charged Sherry Bratten, age 28, Harrison King Lane, Berea, for Theft by Unlawful Taking under $300 after employees of Shoe Sensation in the Richmond Mall detained her for shoplifting approximately $257.00 worth of merchandise from the store.

 

Burglary of Residence:  On 12/13/2008, residents of an apartment in the 200 block of Shamrock Lane reported the theft of a number of items from their residence while they were away from 10:30 P.M., 12/12 until 2:00 A.M., 12/13.  The residents reported that an Xbox 360 console with 15 games, an Apple Macbook laptop computer, a 30gb iPod, an HP laptop, a ZooYork book bag and $200.00 in cash were stolen from the apartment.  There were no signs of forced entry.  Investigation ongoing.  Estimated loss: $2800.00

 

Theft from Vehicle:  On 12/14/2008, a complainant reported that his vehicle had been unlawfully entered while it was parked in the 100 block of Woods Trail and a number of items stolen.  The victim reported that he parked his vehicle shortly after midnight and returned at 9:00 A.M. to find that it had ransacked.  The victim reported that a Toshiba laptop computer, a Palm Treo and a backpack containing college math books had been stolen.  There were no signs of forced entry and the victim suspected that the culprits had discovered a key that he had hidden on the exterior of the vehicle.  Estimated loss: $1150.00

 

Burglary of Residence:  On 12/15/2008, a resident of an apartment in the 400 block of Norwood Drive reported the theft of $341.00 in cash and a $300.00 check from her residence.  It is unknown how entry was gained to the apartment.

 

Anyone with information regarding any of the above crimes is asked to contact the Richmond Police Department at 859-623-8911 or 859-623-1162.

Richmond Crimes of the Day

November 19, 2008

The following crimes were reported to the Richmond Police Department between Monday and Wednesday:

 

Forgery:  On 11/17/2008, a Stanton resident reported that two checks previously stolen from him had been cashed at Central Bank in Richmond.  The checks were in the amounts of $360.00 and $450.00.  A suspect was identified and charges are pending.

 

Shoplifting: On 11/18/2008, police charged Christina A. Cathers, age 19, Richmond, for Theft by Unlawful Taking under $300 after she was detained by Hastings’ employees for shoplifting approximately $118.00 worth of merchandise from the store.

 

Burglary of Business:  On 11/18/2008, the Strauss Family Medical Offices at 210 Geri Lance reported a burglary that occurred during the overnight hours.  Entry was gained through an unlocked window on the ground level.  An HP Pavilion dv900 laptop computer, valued at $900.00, and a bottle of medication was stolen from the business.  Investigation is ongoing.

 

Theft of Auto:  On 11/19/2008, an employee of Arby’s on Lexington Road reported that her vehicle was stolen from the parking lot while she was working.  The theft occurred between 4:00 and 11:00 P.M. on 11/18/2008.  The vehicle was left unsecured with the keys inside.  The stolen vehicle was described as a 1997 Dodge Intrepid, turquoise in color, with a dent in the right front fender.  Total loss: $1500.00

 

Anyone with information related to any of the above crimes should contact the Richmond Police Department at 859-623-8911 or 859-623-1162. 

Mother says jail didn’t protect her son

August 26, 2008

By Jillian Ogawa
jogawa@herald-leader.com

PARIS — Daniel Trimble tried to slit his wrists with a razor blade shortly after he was booked at the Bourbon County jail last fall. Jail officials sent Trimble to the Comprehensive Care Center for a mental evaluation, according to documents filed in Bourbon Circuit Court.
David E. Hanna, a clinical psychologist, wrote in a letter to a judge last September that the 28-year-old was a high-risk inmate for suicide. Trimble had been admitted to Eastern State Hospital multiple times, had tried to hang himself at least once, and had paranoid delusions, “believing that guards and police planned to kill him.”
The letter added: “Jail staff should be aware of the possibility that he would use anything he has in his possession as a weapon against himself.”
On Feb. 15, Trimble was found dead in his cell, hanging from a bedsheet.
The circumstances surrounding Trimble’s death are now under investigation by state police, who appear to be focusing on how jail officials handled the case.
Trimble’s family members say they’re troubled by the jail’s actions before and after Trimble’s death.
“When I went out there … for people not even to say ‘We’re sorry for your loss,’ and they just look at you and basically throw stuff in your arms and push you out the door; they don’t care, they don’t care about anyone in there,” said Samantha True, 26, Trimble’s sister, who went to the jail after her brother’s death to get his belongings. “And I know that people think people in jail are bad, but people make mistakes and they are human.”
Police have released few details about the investigation, and jail officials will not discuss it.
An affidavit for a search warrant, filed this month in Bourbon District Court, alleges that on the day of Trimble’s death, Jailer Tony Horn asked Chief Deputy Jailer Sandy Dotson to delete an e-mail alerting staff to Trimble’s request for medical care.
The affidavit also alleges Dotson asked a jail deputy to fill out a suicide-watch report after Trimble – who had been booked at the jail since Aug. 7, 2007, on a charge of fourth-degree assault – died.
Trimble’s mother, Charlene Morris, 46, was at times overcome with emotion as she and True talked about her son’s death.
Trimble’s ashes rest in a box on an end table in the living room. His mother plans to put them in an urn in the Paris cemetery when the family is able to afford it.
Trimble was the oldest of three children. He grew up in Paris and liked the outdoors, fishing, and drawing. Morris still has a drawing Trimble made on the back of an envelope: two hands holding a cross with the words “in God’s hands.”
Trimble’s family contacted Michael Cooper, a Louisville attorney, shortly after Trimble died, because “we just want to find out what happened because we think that’s what my brother deserves,” True said.
Cooper said his office has hired a private investigator to look into the case.
“While we had turned up a lot of the information, I think the KSP investigation has really now solidified what occurred at the jail with regards to Daniel’s death,” Cooper said.
Despite warnings that he was a suicide risk, Trimble was placed in an isolated cell with a sheet, Cooper said. He used the sheet to hang himself from a vent, Morris said she was told.
Morris said she was told by a former inmate who was in the cell with her son that the jail could not afford $600 for Trimble’s medication and stopped giving it to him. If his medication was out of balance or denied, Cooper said, it could have led to Trimble’s suicide.
Cooper said he has some of Trimble’s medical records and was still investigating whether Trimble had been denied medication.
Dotson declined to comment through a jail staff member. Horn declined to comment about the investigation, but in a previous interview he told a Herald-Leader reporter, “I’ve done nothing wrong, personally.”
No charges have been filed against anyone at the jail.
Bourbon County Judge-Executive Donnie Foley did not return phone messages.
According to records from the Administrative Office of the Courts, Trimble had an extensive felony and misdemeanor criminal history dating back to 1999. He had been in and out of jail for an array of charges such as domestic violence, alcohol intoxication and drug possession.
Three days before he was found dead, Trimble had been indicted for second-degree assault against another inmate and threatening Judge Vanessa Dickson.
An emergency protective order was filed last October by Morris, who said Trimble threatened her, True and his brother. The three cases were dismissed after his death.
Morris said she believes her son’s criminal and violent past was due to his mental illness. Trimble should have been in a hospital to get the help that he needed, she said.
“If he took his medicine, he wouldn’t have done the things he done,” Morris said.
Despite her brother’s record, True said, “I just want them to know that my brother was not a bad person.”
“He made mistakes and, yes, he was in jail, but everyone is human and everybody makes mistakes … who is to say that he wasn’t going to change his life?” she said. “We’ll never know because he’s not here with us. They took that from us.”

  • View the search affidavit here.
  • View the search warrant here.