John W. Nissen, a detective with the Hillview Police Department, has been indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury on charges of theft by deception, tampering with a witness and official misconduct. According to discovery documents filed in Bullitt Circuit Court, the incident involves Nissen, a female and another law enforcement official.
Shelly Alvey, the commonwealth attorney who is prosecuting the case, said that when Hillview police chief William Mahoney learned of the allegations, he turned the investigation over to the Kentucky State Police. Alvey said that the woman was being interviewed at the Hillview Police Department alleging she had been raped. Nissen allegedly came into the interview room and the victim stopped talking.
Nissen offered to take her home. Instead, Alvey said, it appears that Nissen took her to the home of the alleged perpetrator. It appeared from the interviews that the victim and the other individual had a mutual relationship. From that location, Nissen and the other individual put money together to take the victim to Wal-Mart to buy a phone. Then, Nissen took the victim to a Brooks hotel and he paid for the room. While there, she allegedly was asked to perform oral sex and Nissen told her to move onto another jurisdiction.
Alvey said from the evidence presented so far, it appeared the victim was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the incident. This stems from the fact that Nissen was on duty at the time for the city. He gave a false impression that he was on duty when the incident occurred. The official misconduct charge involves all the actions of the detective.
This is a misdemeanor punishable by up to 90 days in jail. Alvey said a concern of her office is how the indictment and suspension would affect cases investigated by Nissen. And she also is concerned about the credibility factor in the future of any cases Nissen worked. In the statement, Mahoney said that the department also began an internal investigation but no information could be released at this time.
Please remember that all people are innocent until proven guilty. We hold our officers to a very high standard and hold them accountable for their actions.
If the allegations against Detective Nissen are found to be true, you can be assured that we will handle the matter appropriately. The alleged behavior is most definitely not in line with the values of our agency.Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about.
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USA Today also has reported that former and current Justice Department attorneys said the wiretaps are unlikely to withstand legal challenge. As for the gun, Mattingly says he owned others besides the ones seized and he was just getting back one he had loaned to a friend. He also noted that he could have bought firearms legally because he had no felony convictions. Fentress says the reason that Halbleib is still alive is because he has been provided armed security guards since the threat.
Mattingly is charged along with Shewmaker, the operation's alleged money courier; Eddie Whitfill, the caretaker of a Breckinridge County farm where Mattingly raised chickens; and Raymundo Carillo, the original target of the investigation in California. Also charged are James F.
Howard and Hector Renato Orozco Landa. Mattingly tried to use his badge to avoid a ticket when he was stopped by Halbleib for speeding in Septemberbut the detective took it away from him, according to WDRB. Detectives charged him with possession of a small amount of marijuana and pills found in the car, but the charges were eventually dismissed and expunged. Reporter Andrew Wolfson can be reached at or awolfson courier-journal.
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ET April 7, Updated a. ET April 8, Now, he and his parents are facing charges. Detectives believe she was at the home on Preston Highway since she went missing Jan. Deputies received a tip Wednesday night and arrived to the Hutchins' home early in the morning Thursday. Murdoch said the owner of the home let the deputies in and said he did not believe anyone was there. As they searched the home, deputies found Taylor hiding in the basement with year-old Hutchins, her boyfriend.
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They were all charged with felony custodial interference. A judge Thursday told all three to have no contact with Taylor and issued another protective order. Taylor-Monday said she is just happy her daughter is alive. When Taylor went missing, she was 16 years old.
Now she is 17 after celebrating a birthday hiding in the Hutchins' home. I'm glad that she was found with people that can be held accountable for what they did. That's wrong, completely wrong what they've done. Anyone and everyone that has known where she is and didn't come forward, shame on them. Murdoch said they had been watching the home for months but were never able to catch sight of the teen.
Knocked on the door numerous times. Spoke with the homeowner there a couple different times, but we were unable to get inside the home. Murdoch said detectives requested a search warrant weeks ago, but the county attorney's office denied it, stating there was not enough evidence for probable cause. However, a new tip Wednesday night prompted detectives to go back to the house and try again.
Murdoch said they were expecting the family members to not let them inside like before. However, Murdoch said the homeowner let them in, and that changed everything.
Taylor is also facing a habitual runaway charge. Thursday, a judge ordered Taylor to be sent to the juvenile detention center in Adair County for 21 days, and then she'll sent to a group home, where she will stay until she turns Taylor has run away before, but her mother said she does not believe Taylor could've been happy in that basement.
She said seeing her daughter in court Thursday, Taylor was angry, aggressive and did not look well. She's not really OK. Mentally, there is something going on dragging her down. She needs help. That's my baby, and I can admit she needs help. Murdoch said, based on talking with deputies, "it appeared she wanted to be there. Taylor's mother questions whether the sheriff's office did enough and wonders if her daughter could've been found sooner.
Taylor-Monday said when the reward was offered through the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, more tips started to pour in. Taylor-Monday said she finds it odd timing that NCMEC was about to bring in cadaver dogs to search for a potential body, when the sheriff's office finally found her alive and well.And as a result, four people are in custody after a 9-month investigation.
Detectives say it's the result of an undercover investigation at the pay lake on County Line Road. Inside the pay lake, detectives say they found drugs, guns, money and thousands of dollars in stolen fishing gear and merchandise.
They are all behind bars, charged with engaging in organized crimes. Bennett where he would sell the items to Mr. Bennett for much lower than he would for resale or wholesale," Lt. Murdoch said. Bullitt County detectives say there will be more arrests and they're even looking at some local doctors who may have prescribed some of the drugs. Toggle navigation Menu. Watch Live. Don't have an account? Sign Up Today. Facebook Twitter Instagram.
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Muhammad Ali Blvd.James Zambroski. Mann replied that the FBI had identified Brooks as the last person to see the Bullitt Central High senior alive, then added, "He failed a polygraph, I think, they issued. Waller and prosecution and defense attorneys promptly retired to the judge's chambers for an hour. When they returned, Waller said that he had no choice but to declare the trial at an end.
A hearing set for Wednesday in Circuit Court will determine if Mann's verbal miscue was intentional. Brooks alleged through his attorney that he overheard Mann say that he knew he shouldn't have said anything about a polygraph but did so anyway. Results of polygraph tests are inadmissible in Kentucky. John Spainhour, another of Brooks's attorneys, said it was too early to determine whether his client would remain in jail. Brooks, 43, has been held in Bullitt County Jail since he was indicted on Jan.
Commonwealth Attorney Mike Mann said little after the court was adjourned, physically escorting Edna Dishon and her family through a crowd of reporters and spectators to her car in the lot outside the courthouse. Edna Dishon had no comment, but wept and hugged her family.
Mann said he was disappointed and will wait for the outcome of Wednesday's hearing before commenting. Jim Adams, the former Bullitt County sheriff's detective who led the murder investigation, along with Charles Mann, was in the courtroom last week only long enough to tell the jury he couldn't remember much about the work he did that resulted in Brooks being indicted two years ago and charged with her strangulation.
In another odd twist, Bullitt County Coroner Tommy Kappel did not testify - considered unusual in a capital murder case - denying the jury an explanation as to why he led police during a search of a burn pile and an office at the Brooks farm.
Kappel found a pair of work gloves that state forensic anthropologist Dr. Emily Craig testified "smelled like human decomposition," but the dark brown, jersey-cloth gloves, stored in a can from the medical examiner's office, haven't been formally introduced as evidence, probably because an analysis by the Kentucky State Police crime lab discovered nothing human staining them.
And Brooks, on trial for his life, but more concerned with the sport coat and tie he wears to court every day, has become the forgotten man in the Shepherdsville courtroom drama. His name has rarely been mentioned in connection with the circumstantial evidence against him.
He resigned from the sheriff's office in Septembera year after Dishon's murder and four months before Brooks was indicted. While subpoenaed to testify, neither he nor Charles Mann have sat with Commonwealth Attorney Mike Mann in the courtroom during the prosecution of the case.
Dishon was last seen on the morning of Sept. When her body was found Sept. When her body was found, agents turned over all evidence they obtained - primarily synopses of interviews - to the sheriff's department. Adams testified that he and Mann became co-lead investigators on the case, but said such division of duties was "not normal" policy in the office.
Sporting a braided ponytail and full beard, dressed in blue jeans and long-sleeved, blue cotton work shirt sans necktie, Adams testified that he could remember little as defense lawyer Vince Yustas repeatedly asked him to explain why Brooks was his only suspect and where documentation of the police investigation could be found. Adams testified that he made personal notes documenting his investigation and left them in the case file when he resigned from the sheriff's office.
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He said he didn't know what became of them after that. During direct testimony last week, Adams told prosecutor Mann, who is distantly related to Detective Mann, that he visited the Brooks family farm on Deatsville Road, next to the Dishon residence, and obtained evidence during two searches.
The majority of Adams's testimony for the prosecution centered on various items he took to the state police crime labs on Chamberlain Lane and in Frankfort. Among exhibits entered into evidence were a paint can, a stirring stick, a paint sprayer, two lengths of rope, including one looped around Dishon's ankle, and several paint scrapings taken from vehicles owned by the Brooks family.
But when Yustas later questioned Adams in depth about the evidence, the former detective's memory was thin on details. He did not deny giving such testimony, however. Concerning Edna Dishon's testimony that she saw Bucky Brooks cutting cattails growing around a pond near the Dishon home the day Jessica disappeared, Yustas asked who verified that the plants grew there and that they'd been cut. The gloves were found in an ordinary plastic bag under a sofa in a trailer next to the office of the water service run by the Brooks family on their farm.
Craig testified that Dishon was moved about 10 feet several days after her remains were originally left in the woods and said whatever touched the body would have been contaminated with the odor of human decomposition.
Even though the gloves are not direct evidence, Yustas called his own expert witness to explain why they might have smelled as Craig testified. Elizabeth Murray, a forensic anthropologist on the faculty of the College of Mount St.
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The pay lake investigation started last year after the Bullitt County Drug Task Force received a tip that Bennett was selling narcotics and stolen merchandise out of the business. WDRB obtained a copy of Bennett's indictment which states over a period of several months, he sold illegal drugs to undercover detectives with the Bullitt County Sheriff's Department.
According to the documents, Bennett received some of the drugs from Juanita Luttrell, who has also been indicted by a grand jury.
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