8/15 Weekly Media Release

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Weekly Media Release: August 15-August 19, 2016

Attention: Assignment Editor
Director of Communications:  Jeff Cooke
Office:                 (502) 595-2340 Ext. 3027
Cell / Text:        (502) 262-5809
E-mail:               jcooke@louisvilleprosecutor.com

NOTE: These represent only a few of the many cases which the Office of Jefferson County Commonwealth’s Attorney is handling. If you have any comments, or need further information concerning these or any other matters please do not hesitate to call. An indictment is only an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until or unless found guilty. The enclosed court actions are subject to change.

According to the Rules of Criminal Procedure (RCr 3.02, 3.05, and 8.01), the arraignment of individuals whose case has been submitted directly to the grand jury shall take place within a reasonable time after the return of an indictment. If you are interested in a case that has been submitted directly to the grand jury, then please contact the court division in which it has been assigned to obtain the time and date of the arraignment.


Terry Williams – 15CR2974 (Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon, Wanton Endangerment in the First Degree, Stalking in the First Degree)

  • Mr. Williams (DOB 10/4/78) entered a guilty plea pursuant to Alford to the above charges on August 12, 2016.  Mr. Williams fired several shots into the victim’s home after she asked him to leave.  He then was observed with a handgun around the residence in the days after, yelling about how she had messed up his life.  Mr. Williams agreed to serve five (5) years on all counts, running concurrently.  Additionally, the court entered a ten (10) year restraining order following the stalking conviction.  The Court can enter the restraining order to protect victims after a defendant is found guilty of stalking.  Courtney Straw is the prosecutor.

Charles William Shoulders – 15CR1888 (Murder, Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree, Terroristic Threatening, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.)

  • On July 4, 2015, the defendant, Charles W. Shoulders, shot his wife, Jaundora Shoulders, causing injuries resulting in her death. The defendant called 911 and told the operator he had just shot his wife and believed that she was dead. The defendant also made spontaneous utterances at the scene admitting he had just shot his wife. While in the LMPD headquarters interview room, the defendant urinated on the carpet, threw a chair across the room breaking the chair, and ripped off the table mounted to the wall, causing over $500 in damage. In addition, the defendant threatened the life of the detective. The Defendant was convicted last week in Division 5 of Jefferson County Circuit Court. He was sentenced by the jury to 27 years to serve.  The jury awarded him one year in prison for every year he and his wife had been married. Chris Foster and Danielle Yannelli were the prosecutors.


Eugene Boyd Sr. – 16CR2169 (Carnal Knowledge of a Female, Indecent and Immoral Practices with Another)

  • Boyd (DOB 7/08/37) is charged in connection with the commission of sexual acts against his daughter when she was in the first grade. Various forms of abuse occurred until she was approximately twelve years old. Victim participated in a controlled meeting with the suspect and he admitted to perpetrating the abuse.  The defendant will be arraigned on Monday August 15, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. in Jefferson County Circuit Court Division 4.  He has a bond hearing scheduled for Thursday, August 18 at 8:30 am in the same courtroom.  Alicia Gomez is the prosecutor.


Kenneth Leon Pope – 15CR1906 (Murder, Possession of a Handgun by Convicted Felon, Tampering with Physical Evidence, and Persistent Felony Offender in the Second Degree)

  • Mr. Pope (DOB 5/12/98) is charged with the July 4, 2015, shooting death of Mr. Tyron Jones in the 400 block of South 12th Street. A pretrial conference is scheduled for Thursday, August 18, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. in Division 4 of Jefferson Circuit Court.  Jennifer Murzyn Yancey is the prosecutor.

James M. Spaulding – 16CR0358 (Murder, Criminal Attempt Murder, Robbery in the First Degree, Burglary In the First Degree, Criminal Attempt Burglary In the First Degree, Wanton Endangerment In the First Degree (Four Counts), Tampering With Physical Evidence, Fleeing or Evading Police In the First Degree, Assault In the Third Degree and Criminal Mischief in the First Degree).

  • Mr. Spaulding (DOB 06/16/83) is charged in relation to the shooting death of store employee Denny Davis at the Stop-n-Go Liquor and Convenience Store located at 427 Warnock Street on February 4, 2016.  After shooting Mr. Davis and shooting at another employee in the store, Mr. Spaulding fled the store and attempted to unlawfully enter nearby residences. When he could not get into the residences, he fired the gun into one of the residences and endangered the lives of several people inside. He was eventually arrested in the middle of Interstate 65 South after he led law enforcement on a chase after fleeing the Warnock Street area.  Mr. Spaulding is scheduled to be in court for a pretrial conference on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 9:15 a.m. in Division 6 of Jefferson Circuit Court. Stacy Greive and Alex Gaddis are the prosecutors.

Joshua Lewis Young– 16CR1338 (Murder, Wanton Endangerment in the First Degree, Tampering with Physical Evidence)

  • Mr. Young (DOB 02/08/95) is charged in connection with the May 16, 2016, shooting death of his landlord, Shane McCain, at 2326 Griffiths Avenue.  A pre-trial conference is scheduled on Thursday, August 18, 2016, at 9:30 a.m. in Division Thirteen of the Jefferson Circuit Court.  Stacy Greive and Joshua Waldrop are the prosecutors.

Ashlee N. Rand – 16CR1296 (Assault in the Second Degree, Reckless Homicide, Criminal Mischief in the First Degree [2 Counts], Wanton Endangerment in the First Degree, No Motor Vehicle Insurance, Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Intoxicants – Aggravating Circumstances, and Disregarding Official Traffic Control Device)

  • Ms. Rand (DOB 10/11/85) is charged with running a stop light at the intersection of Magazine Street and 21st Street on May 17, 2015, while under the influence of intoxicants, causing the death of James Frazier. A pretrial conference is scheduled for Wednesday, August 17, 2016, at 9:15 a.m. in Division 10 of Jefferson Circuit Court.  Jennifer Murzyn Yancey is the prosecutor.