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Engaging in “High Risk” Activity Greatly Increases the Likelihood of Violent Crime

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We were extremly excited to have special guests Assistant CW Attorney Andrea Mattingly Williams, Victim’s Advocate Briana Persley and Sgt. Pete Ford join us on the show!  They discussed the case of CW vs. Joseph Sales, Kirby Ruano, Juan Chavarria, and Brittany Shipman.  Defendants, Joseph Sales, Juan Chavarria, and Kirby Ruano, were charged with committing the offense of Murder by unlawfully shooting Saul Perez-Ruiz, thereby causing his death with aggravating circumstances.  They forced their way into the victim’s apartment on Dinsmore Drive and started shooting.  All four of the the defendants were charged with committing the offense of Robbery First Degree when, in the course of committing theft, they used physical force upon Perez.  To sum things up, engaging in “high risk” activity greatly increases the likelihood of violent crime!




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Hi there crime fighters!  We are extremely excited to have special guests Assistant CW Attorney Andrea Mattingly Williams and Victim’s Advocate Briana Persley joining us on the show tomorrow!  They will be discussing the case of CW vs. Joseph Sales, Kirby Ruano, Juan Chavarria, and Brittany Shipman.  Defendants, Joseph Sales, Juan Chavarria, and Kirby Ruano, were charged with committing the offense of Murder by unlawfully shooting Saul Perez-Ruiz, thereby causing his death with aggravating circumstances.  They forced their way into the victim’s apartment on Dinsmore Drive and started shooting.  All four of the the defendants were charged with committing the offense of Robbery First Degree when, in the course of committing theft, they used physical force upon Perez.  To sum things up, engaging in “high risk” activity greatly increases the likelihood of violent crime!  You won’t want to miss this show crime fighters.  Make sure to tune in tomorrow morning!

 

Assistant CW Attorney Andrea Mattingly Williams

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Victim’s Advocate Briana Persley




Taking Guns Off The Street

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Today on American DA Live we had guests Assistant Commonwealth Attorneys Dan Laren and David Startsman along with Detective Dawn Dunn. We discussed the case of Corinthian Gay a defendant who was placed on bond and while out decided he was also going to commit an armed Robbery. There wasn’t much he could dispute about being at the location of the crime due to the defendant was on electronic monitoring! With the electronic monitoring device it detects about a 18ft radius and updates every minute.

The defendant chose to go to trial on the charge and after the jury listened to the testimony they convicted the defendant of Robbery in the 1st Degree. They recommended a sentence of a total of 15 years to serve. Robbery 1st is a violent offense so the defendant will have to serve 85% of that sentence.




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Taking illegal weapons off the street is one thing, taking people who illegally possess guns off the street is a different matter.  Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Dan Laren will stand in for Ray Larson to discuss two cases against a defendant named Corinthian Gay, along with prosecutor David Startsman and Detective Dawn Dunn.

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Children’s Advocacy Center of the Bluegrass

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Today was a wonderful show. We were very delighted to have Assistant CW Attorney Lou Anna Redcorn, Sargent Matt Brotherton, and Executive Director of the Children’s Advocacy Center Andrew Oliver as our guests. They discussed the best kept secret of the Bluegrass!  This is the Children’s Advocacy Center.  By focusing on the healing of the victims of sexual abuse, the Children’s Advocacy Center of the Bluegrass has bettered both the criminal justice system and our community as a whole.  Click the link below to hear more about the wonderful acts that are being done by this great place.  Thanks for listening Crime Fighters!

 




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Assistant CW Attorney Lou Anna Redcorn

Children’s Advocacy Center Executive Director Andrew Oliver

The sexual abuse of children.  The subject nobody wants to talk about.  Click below for the description of the good works that are being done at the Children’s Advocacy center!  We are very excited to talk about this subject tomorrow on the show!  Stay tuned Crime Fighters!

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A Report On Drugs In Our Community With Lt. Scott Blakely

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Today on American DA Live Ray the DA and Lt. Scott Blakely discussed drugs in OUR community! This was a very interesting show and we were so thankful that Lt. Scott Blakely was able to join us and give us his insight on this topic! Click the link below to hear more about what they discussed specifically! You won’t want to miss out on this one crime fighters!




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We are excited to have special guest Lt. Scott Blakely on the show tomorrow! He will be discussing drugs in our community. Stay tuned crime fighters. You will NOT want to miss this show!

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Lt. Scott Blakely

 




Parental Neglect Results in One Child’s Death and Near of 2 Others

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Today’s guests were Assistant CW Atty Traci Canner, Victim’s advocate Mary Houlihan and Detective Chris Russell.

 Today’s show was the case of Commonwealth VS Jerry Lakes and Peggy Whitlock

On March 13th, 2013 Police were called to Knights Inn motel where a 24yo victim was found dead.  The victim’s parents, Jerry Lakes and Peggy Whitlock were loading up a van and leaving the severely emaciated body of their son behind.  With them were their 3 other children, 2 of which were so emaciated that police initially believed them to be 12 or 13 years old but turned out to be 20 and 22 years old.  All of the children of this couple were receiving SSI benefits for significant mental and physical challenges.  It was later learned that their father was using their money to gamble instead of spending the money for their benefit.

 On May 2nd, 2014; Jerry Lakes pled guilty to Manslaughter in the 2nd Degree, 2 counts of Knowingly Abuse/Neglect Adult, 3 counts of Knowingly Exploit Adult and 3 counts of Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition

Peggy Whitlock pled guilty to 2 counts of Wanton Abuse/Neglect Adult

On June 5th 2014 Judge Scorsone sentenced Peggy Whitlock to 5 years for each count to run consecutive for a total of 10 years and sent her to prison to serve the time.

Jerry Lakes was sentenced to 20 years and sent to prison to serve as well.

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3/13/13 Police were called to Knights Inn motel where a 24yo victim was found dead.  The victim’s parents, Jerry Lakes and Peggy Whitlock were loading up a van and leaving the severely emaciated body of their son behind.  With them were their 3 other children, 2 of which were so emaciated that police initially believed them to be 12 or 13 years old but turned out to be 19 and 22 years old.  All of the children of this couple were receiving SSI benefits for significant mental and physical challenges.  It was later learned that their father was using their money to gamble instead of spending the money for their benefit.

On 5/2/14; Jerry Lakes pled guilty to Manslaughter in the 2nd Degree, 2 counts of Knowingly Abuse/Neglect Adult, 3 counts of Knowingly Exploit Adult and 3 counts of Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition

Peggy Whitlock pled guilty to 2 counts of Wanton Abuse/Neglect Adult

On 6/5/14 Judge Scorsone sentenced Peggy Whitlock to 5 years for each count to run consecutive and sent her to prison to serve the time. Jerry Lakes was sentenced to 20 years consecutive and sent to prison to serve!!

 

Prosecutor: Traci Caneer         Victim’s Advocate: Mary Houlihan     Defendants: Jerry Lakes & Peggy Whitlock

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