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On the show for American DA Live on Friday we will have guest Chief of police Ronnie Bastin.  In light of the pending matter in Ferguson, Missouri we will discuss the matters of police training that is in order. Tune in to News Talk 590 WVLK to hear our discussions!

                                           Chief Ronnie BastinRay the DA

 




Two Elderly Woman Robbed at Gunpoint

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Two elderly sisters on Kingston Avenue heard loud knocking on their front door and decided to call the police.  While on the phone, the back door of their home was kicked in and the women ran out the front door.  They dropped the phone on their way out and this allowed the dispatchers to hear the three suspects inside the home, as they surrounded them.  There was a brief stand-off with the police but eventually the defendants surrendered and one adult and two juvenile teenagers were taken into custody. The names of the three defendants were Deandre Lewis, Zachary Chadwell, and Coltan Johnson.




Tomorrow on American DA Live!

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Two elderly sisters on Kingston Avenue heard loud knocking on their front door and decided to call the police.  While on the phone, the back door of their home was kicked in and the women ran out the front door.  They dropped the phone on their way out and this allowed the dispatchers to hear the three suspects inside the home, as they surrounded them.  There was a brief stand-off with the police but eventually the defendants surrendered and one adult and two juvenile teenagers were taken into custody. The names of the three defendants were Deandre Lewis, Zachary Chadwell, and Coltan Johnson.

We are very excited to have Assistant CW Attorney Alex Garcia join us on the show tomorrow! Stay tuned crime fighters to find out what happened to these three defendants.  You will NOT want to miss this show!

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Assistant CW Attorney Alex Garcia




LAKEWOOD DRIVE BURGLARY – REMEMBER THAT DAYTIME BURGLARY ON LAKEWOOD DRIVE WHICH OCCURRED WITH THE WIFE IN THE SHOWER? THE BAD GUY GOT 10 YEARS.

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ALEX GARCIA and RAY the D.A. tried BURGLAR, JOHN CORY PATTON last week. The jury convicted him of Burglary 2nd Degree and of being a Persistent Felony Offender (he had 3 prior felony convictions, and OF COURSE was still on the street)

The jury listened to all of the evidence after which they found him guilty and sentenced him to 10 years in prison, and believe it or not, he will have to serve everyday of those 10 years.

HERE ARE THE FRIGHTENING FACTS OF A RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY WHICH OCCURRED WHILE A WIFE AND MOTHER WAS IN THE HOUSE:

At about 9:10 in the morning a hoodlum first rang the the front doorbell of a house on Lakewood Drive. He rang it several times to determine whether anyone was home. The wife was home but was in the shower. She was afraid to answer the door because she didn’t recognize the bad guy. She called 911 and quickly hid under a bed in one of her daughters bedrooms and she whispered to the police about what she heard. . Because there was no response at the front door the hoodlum went to the back of the house and tried to get through the sliding glass doors. No luck, so he broke a basement window, and came in the basement. Then he came upstairs where the wife was hiding under the bed.

All the while the terrified wife was describing the footsteps of the intruder to the police. This thug rifled drawers and jewelry boxes in all of the bedrooms. He came in the daughter’s room where the mom was hiding. She saw his feet from under the bed and was mortified that he would see her.

The police were dispatched by the 911 operator. They arrived within 7 minutes of being notified of a “BURGLARY IN PROGRESS.”
They surrounded the house and shouted “POLICE, COME OUT!”
The defendant jumped through a window and took off running.
Police captured him two houses away. In his pockets they found jewelry and other item which belonged to the residents of the Lakewood house.

The trial lasted one day. The wife testified and was very brave and an excellent witness. This burglar was sentenced by Fayette Circuit Judge Thomas Clark and the bad guy was sent to prison to serve 10 years.

THE GOOD GUYS WIN AND THE BAD GUY LOSES!




Today on American DA-Live

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This morning we discussed the case of CW vs Tembani Masunungure.  Lexington Police charged 37-year-old Tembani with arson and burglary, in connection with a fire on Hill Rise Court.  In the warrant issued for Masunungure, investigators said he unlawfully entered an apartment at 730 Hill Rise Court to get some things belonging to him on Nov. 20, 2012. While inside, he set a fire in the bedroom, causing extensive damage inside the unit.  Investigators said that witnesses saw Masunungure leaving the scene and identified him in a photo lineup. We were very excited to have special guests Assistant CW Attorney Dan Laren and Captain Chris O’Bryan from the Lexington Fire Department  join us on the show!  Click the link below crime fighters to listen to  about this interesting case!  Happy Forensic Friday!

 




Tomorrow on American DA Live!

 

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Tomorrow on American DA Live we will be discussing the case of CW vs Tembani Masunungure.  Lexington Police charged 37-year-old Tembani with arson and burglary, in connection with a fire on Hill Rise Court.  In the warrant issued for Masunungure, investigators said he unlawfully entered an apartment at 730 Hill Rise Court to get some things belonging to him on Nov. 20, 2012. While inside, he set a fire in the bedroom, causing extensive damage inside the unit.  Investigators said that witnesses saw Masunungure leaving the scene and identified him in a photo lineup. We are very excited to have special guests Assistant CW Attorney Dan Laren and Victim’s Advocate Briana Persley join us on the show!  Stay tuned crime fighters to find out more about this interesting case!




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On American DA Live we will be discussing the topic of Domestic Violence.  October is Domestic Violence awareness month and we will have Teri Faragher, the director of the Domestic Violence prevention board (DVPB), as our guest. We will also have Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Kathy Phillips who specializes in the prosecution of domestic violence cases and victim’s advocate Robin Anderson who deals with cases pertaining to the same issues.  We will be talking about a serious cases dealing with Domestic Violence, CW vs. Alejandro Garcia.  Discussions about how our community responds to these issues and how this is a timely topic based on national publicity of the NFL scandals.

Alejandro Garcia was charged with two counts of Assault 1st Degree of two female victims.  The defendant was asleep in bed with his girlfriend and awoke and started to stab the victim multiple times.  The victim’s sister was asleep on the couch and woke to her sister screaming, she ran in to see what was happening. She tried to run for help and the defendant starting stabbing her also severely injuring her.  Both female victims lay where they were until the defendant left the apartment.  When he left one of the victims called 911 and while on the phone the defendant tried to enter back in the apartment but fled before the police arrived on the scene.

This case went to trial in October of 2013 and after one day of testimony the defendant decided he wanted to plead guilty.  On October 3rd the defendant plead to two counts of Assault 1st Degree a recommendation of 20 years on each count to run Consecutively.  On November 1st, 2013 the defendant Alejandro Garcia was sentenced to 20 years on each and the Judge ran them Consecutively for a total of 40 years in prison.  Due to some complications from the assault one of the victims later passed away in early August 2014.

Defendant: Alejandro Garcia

Defendant: Alejandro Garcia

DVPB director: Terry Faragher

DVPB Director: Terry Faragher

 

Prosecutor: Kathy Phillips

Prosecutor: Kathy Phillips

Victim's Advocate: Robin Anderson

Victim’s Advocate: Robin Anderson



 
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