Private Detective: Police Asking Public For Help in Identifying Suspect

Police in Winchester are asking for help in identifying a wanted man.

According to the Winchester Police Department, the suspect is wanted for an assault that happened Friday afternoon.

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Authorities hope that the public will recognize the man from surveillance photos.

If you recognize the man or the car in the attached photos, you are asked to contact the Winchester Police Department.

(Photo Courtesy of the Winchester Police Department)

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Wrongful Death Search Underway For Man Following Murder, Fire

Police in Bullitt County are looking for a man who they believe could be in danger.

Authorities believe the man is connected to a woman who was found dead inside of a burned home.

Firefighters found the woman’s body after putting out the fire on Wednesday. According to police, the victim was murdered and the fire was intentionally set. Her name was not released.

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Authorities say Craig Ickes was last seen at the home on Wednesday afternoon.

Investigators say they do not believe Ickes killed the woman.

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Pedophile Tracking Shreveport Man Gets 25 Years

A Shreveport man pleaded guilty to attempted aggravated rape on Thursday – he will spend 25 years in prison, according to information received from the Caddo Parish District Attorney’s office.

Micah Russell Koch, 20, admitted that he had unlawful sexual contact with a 7-year-old child on Sept. 17, 2014. The victim’s father reported the crime after coming home to find the child crying. The father found evidence that Koch had engaged in sexual acts with the child. Koch was 19 at the time of the incident.

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Under the terms of his guilty plea, Koch will serve 25 years in prison at hard labor without benefit of probation, parole or suspension of sentence. He also must register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Britney A. Green. Koch was defended by Michelle Andrepont.

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Private Detective: 2 Men Sought For Separate Bank Robberies in Lexington

Police are searching for two suspects involved in separate bank robberies Saturday morning.

The first robbery happened at the Fifth Third Bank on Versailles Road just after 9 a.m.

Police believe the robbery suspect is Kelly Ellsworth Cox, who they say already has a warrant for a bank robbery last week.

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The second robbery occurred just a short time later.

It happened at the Republic Bank on Harrodsburg Road just before 11 a.m.

The suspect in the second robbery is described as a black male in his 30s. Authorities say the second robber jumped a counter, implied that he had a weapon and stole the cash drawer. He was last seen fleeing the bank on foot.

Authorities do not believe the two robberies are related.

If you have information, you are asked to contact police at (859) 258-3600.

Fifth Third Bank robbery suspect Kelly Ellsworth Cox

Fifth Third Bank robbery suspect Kelly Ellsworth Cox

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Wrongful Death Bell County Woman Admits to Killing Husband

Police are investigating a deadly shooting that happened in Bell County Saturday morning.

It happened on Dorton Branch Road in the Pineville community just before 3 a.m.

Police say a woman shot her husband following an altercation.

Kentucky State Police have identified the shooter as Melissa Sanchez, 39, of Fourmile. According to KSP, Sanchez admitting to shooting 37-year-old Houston Lankford.

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Troopers say the victim was deceased when they arrived at the scene.

Sanchez is being held at the Bell County Detention Center on murder charges.

Lankford’s body was transported to Frankfort for an autopsy.

The case is under investigation.

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Wrongful Death Pueblo, CO Man Gets 35 Years for Stabbing Pregnant Girlfriend

A man who pleaded guilty to a charge of second-degree murder in April in connection to the January 2015 stabbing death of his pregnant girlfriend was recently sentenced to 35 years in prison with the Colorado Department of Corrections.

Joseph Romero

Joseph Romero

Joseph Romero, 57, was given that sentence on Tuesday.

The 35 years of prison time he received for the offense was stipulated in a plea agreement reached between Romero’s defense attorneys and the district attorney’s office.

Romero was arrested in January 2015 after he turned himself in to police.

His girlfriend Phenia Martinez, 25, had been missing for days before her body was found in an apartment she and Romero shared on the 1900 block of West 13th Street.

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Martinez’s young daughters told police the two had been fighting on Jan. 5 and that Romero had threatened to kill Martinez, according to investigators.

One daughter told police that Romero and Martinez had a volatile relationship marked by domestic violence in the past. Martinez was 8 months pregnant at the time she was stabbed.

Martinez sustained multiple stab wounds to her upper torso and neck as well as a laceration across the front of her neck, investigators said.

Martinez’s body was discovered Jan. 12, 2015, after police executed a search warrant at the apartment.

A missing person report was filed for Martinez on Jan. 8, 2015. She hadn’t been seen or heard from since Jan. 5.

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Wrongful Death Bodies of 2 Missing KY Men Found in Oregon Forest

Authorities say the bodies of two missing Kentucky men have been found near a trail in Oregon’s Mt. Hood National Forest.

The Hood River County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that two bodies were discovered Thursday evening off the Dog River Trail, south of Parkdale.

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Investigators determined the bodies were those of John Kevin Wood and his son, Jason Anthony Wood, both of Kentucky. Oregon State Police opened a missing person investigation for the men after their vehicle was found north of the trailhead in September 2014. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports (http://goo.gl/A61VBl ) they were ages 59 and 32, respectively, at that time.

US Forest Service workers in the area conducting a survey discovered the bodies.

The investigation is ongoing but the sheriff’s office says evidence at the scene indicates the men died as a result of a murder suicide.

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Missing Person Anthony Skelly of Milwaukee

Milwaukee Police Department is seeking a critical missing person, Anthony J. Skelly W/M 12/15/1961, who was last seen near N. 60th and W. Clarke Streets, on Thursday, July 21st, around 5:00 p.m.

He is 5-feet 8-inches tall, weighs 200 pounds has brown eyes and black hair.

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Skelly was last seen wearing a Green Bay Packers shirt, Green Bay Packers shorts, and yellow boots. Skelly may suffer from dementia and originally left the area on foot.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Milwaukee Police Department Sensitive Crimes Division at 414-935-7405.

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Wrongful Death Lexington Man Found Guilty of Manslaughter in Death of Boyfriend

A Lexington man has been found guilty of manslaughter in the stabbing death of his boyfriend.

The Herald Leader reports that 22-year-old Patrick Donaghy was found guilty of killing 40-year-old Todd Shumacher after a fight. Donaghy testified that he was acting in self-defense because Shumacher had beaten and choked him first.

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The jury recommended a 10-year-sentence, which is the maximum punishment for manslaughter.

Formal sentencing is scheduled for August 25.

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Wrongful Death Man Convicted of UK Chef Murder Sentenced to 49 Years

The man accused of killing a University of Kentucky chef and putting his body in the Kentucky River has been sentenced to 49 years in prison.

Taylor was convicted of killing Alex Johnson in December of 2013. The prosecutor told the jury that Taylor had lured Johnson to his car where he beat him to death.

During the trial, Taylor admitted to being in the car and helping clean up after Johnson died, but he said he tried to revive Johnson that night. Timothy Ballard, who had pleaded guilty to kidnapping Johnson and tampering with evidence told the court that he hit Johnson twice but didn’t kill him.

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“We know his explanation of what is happening in that parking lot. It is not a friend trying to save a friend, it is a friend killing a friend in the most brutal way and disposing of his body in the most horrible way,” said Prosecutor Lou Anna Red Corn.

The jury recommended a 49 year sentence for the murder of Johnson with 22 years for Murder, 22 years for kidnapping and five for tampering with evidence, all to be served consecutively. The judge agreed to take the jury’s recommendation in the case.

It was little consolation for Johnson’s family, who wanted a harsher sentence for Taylor.

“Our son is dead and we cant bring him back, so I don’t really care what happens to Mark Taylor. I really wished he’d be put to death,” Lee Johnson, Alex Johnson’s father, told LEX 18.

Taylor will be eligible for parole in 20 years.

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