3/12 Weekly Media Release

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Weekly Media Release: March 13, 2017 – March 17, 2017

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.


On Friday, March 10, 2017, Commonwealth’s Attorney, Thomas B. Wine, joined three prominent Kentucky leaders for a panel discussion focusing on the alarming new report revealing the majority of young adults fail to meet criteria demonstrating that they are citizen-ready members of society. The report was released by Kentucky members of the nonprofit Council for a Strong America at the American Revolution National Headquarters, in a panel discussion moderated by Major General (Ret.) Robert Silverthorn, U.S. Army.  Joining Mr. Wine, a member of Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, on the panel was Major General (Ret.) Michael Davidson, U.S. Army, a member of Mission: Readiness; Ankur Gopal, CEO of Interapt, a member of ReadyNation; and Marcus Burchfield, Director of Missions at New River McCreary County Baptist Association, a member of Shepherding the Next Generation. Kentucky received a grade of “D” based on the percentage of young adults in the state who are workforce-ready, law-abiding, and able to defend our nation, should they choose. Mr. Wine and the panel discussed the state’s ranking and its impact on the economy and national security on Friday, March 10, 2017 at the Sons of the American Revolution National Headquarters.

Vincent Dooley – 15CR0588 (Manslaughter in the Second Degree)

  • Mr. Dooley (DOB 01/24/79) was found guilty of the above charge by a jury trial on Thursday, March 9, 2017. Mr. Dooley was charged with the shooting death of Thomas McKinney on February 18, 2015. The jury recommended a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.  Final sentencing is scheduled for April 28, 2017 in Division 2 of Jefferson Circuit Court.  Milja Zgonjanin is the prosecutor.


Jason Mathes – 16CR1147 (Robbery in the First Degree [7 counts], Assault in the Second Degree, Theft By Unlawful Taking, Fleeing and Evading Police)

  • Mr. Mathes (DOB 08/10/79) is charged in connection with a string of business robberies and a carjacking of another victim during the time period of March 30, 2016 to April 21, 2016.  A pre-trial conference is scheduled for March 16, 2017 at 9:45 in Division 5 of Jefferson Circuit Court.  Shelly Alvey is the prosecutor.


Theodore Rogers – 15CR2511 (Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon, Planting, Cultivating or Harvesting Marijuana with the Intent to Sell (5 plants or more) while in Possession of a Firearm, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Marijuana)

  • Mr. Rogers (DOB 05/19/1962), is charged in relation to a search warrant executed on his residence on March 26, 2015. Detectives located approximately 20 marijuana plants, multiple digital scales, a rifle, and a handgun within the home.  A jury trial is set to begin on March 13, 2017 in Division 4 of Jefferson Circuit Court.  Amanda Hernandez is the prosecutor.