Police News for May 5

May 05, 2004

Hart, Peyton make court appearances

A man accused of breaking into a Danville woman's apartment March 14 and repeatedly raping her pleaded innocent Tuesday in an arraignment hearing in Boyle Circuit Court.

Lawrence W. Peyton, 26, of Louisville, is charged with first-degree rape and first-degree burglary after his arrest at a Patrician Place apartment the day of the alleged rape. He is lodged in the Boyle County Detention Center under $100,000 bond.

Peyton will next appear in court June 1 for a status hearing.

A Pulaski County man charged with attempting to sell his 3-month-old baby to police in a sting operation in 2002 also appeared in circuit court and, at his attorney's request, will undergo a competency hearing prior to his next court date June 1.


Anthony Wayne Hart and his wife, Kathy Lee Hart, are accused of attempting to sell the baby Nov. 30, 2002. Kathy Lee Hart was determined incompetent to stand trial earlier this year, but the case against her husband is proceeding.

Anthony Hart is charged with one count of attempting to sell a child for adoption, a Class D felony in Kentucky, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison if he is convicted. He is free on bond.

Liberty man arrested on theft charges

LIBERTY - Kenny L. Sims, 22, of 197 Neff Road, was arrested Monday on burglary and theft charges, police said.

Sims was charged with second-degree burglary and theft by unlawful taking more than $300 concerning a burglary April 23 at the Ryan and Laura Beth Sheene residence on Ky. 501, Kings Mountain, Casey County Sheriff Jerry Coffman said.

Sims has been released on a $2,500 bond.

The burglary occurred while the Sheene couple were in the Casey County Detention Center on illegal drug charges, according to Coffman. More than $1,000 worth of paint ball game equipment and CDs were taken.

The investigation continues as other suspects are being sought.

Teen charged with truck theft

LIBERTY - David Fair, 18, has been arrested on theft and traffic charges after he allegedly stole his grandfather's truck Friday, Casey County Sheriff Jerry Coffman said.

Fair reportedly took the truck from the residence of Fred Ledford, 51 Upper Brush Creek Road. Fair was arrested after he allegedly left the truck and ran into the woods. He was charged with theft by unlawful taking more than $300 (auto), driving under the influence of marijuana, and driving with a suspended license.

Police charge two in street sign theft

HARRODSBURG - City police have charged a 17-year-old male juvenile and Nathan Gooch, 18, of 208 S. Main St., in the theft and damage of about 30 city street signs on March 27.

Police recovered the signs at the intersection of U.S. 68 and Curry Pike, but they were too damaged to be used. Replacements of the signs cost the city about $611. Both Gooch and the juvenile were charged with second-degree criminal mischief and theft by unlawful taking of more than $300.

Gooch posted bond in Mercer County following his arrest Friday. The juvenile was released to his parents after being charged April 21. Both suspects turned themselves in and admitted to the crimes following interviews by police based on an anonymous tip through Crime Stoppers, Officer Robert Ladd said.

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