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January 07, 2004

Casey man faces four charges

LIBERTY - Johnny G. Murphy, 47, of 392 Oak Hill Road, Liberty, has pleaded innocent to assault and burglary charges after his arrest Dec. 20, court records show.

Murphy was charged with first-degree wanton endangerment for allegedly pointing a .22-caliber rifle at Brandon Pemberton; first-degree burglary for allegedly breaking into a residence by force; second-degree criminal mischief for allegedly damaging the door, window and two tires; and fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) after allegedly causing injuries to Katrina Wheeler.

The victims stated that Murphy came to the residence on Ky. 837, broke a window, kicked in the door while in possession of a gun and threatened to take personal items.


Trooper Toby Young made the arrest.

Murphy will appear in Casey District Court at 10 a.m. Jan. 15.

Man pleads innocent to charges

LIBERTY - A Pulaski County man has pleaded innocent to burglary and theft charges after his arrest for allegedly entering the residence of Maeleen Lawless Dec. 27, court records show.

Sherman L. Townsend, 22, of Somerset, is under a $50,00 bond and will appear in Casey District Court at 10 a.m. Jan. 20.

Townsend and Ryan Davis, also of Somerset, allegedly aided and abetted each other in entering the Lawless residence with the intent to commit a theft. They allegedly were armed with a deadly weapon and took jewelry and other items from the residence, according to Casey Sheriff Jerry Coffman.|None***

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