10/16 Weekly Media Release

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Weekly Media Release: October 16, 2017 – October 27, 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.


Andre Banks – 14CR3053 (Assault in the First Degree, Wanton Endangerment in the First Degree, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon on School Property, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Possession of a Handgun by a Minor, and Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon)

  • On March 20, 2015, Mr. Banks (DOB 12/16/97) entered a guilty plea to the above listed charges for bringing a handgun into Fern Creek High School on September 30, 2014, and shooting another student.  On March 8, 2017, the defendant’s probation was revoked after a hearing in which the Commonwealth put forth evidence that the defendant had been in possession of a handgun while on probation.  The defendant recently moved for shock probation, to which the Commonwealth objected, and on October 10, 2017, Judge McDonald-Burkman denied that motion.  The defendant remains in prison on an eighteen year sentence.  Elizabeth Jones Brown is the prosecutor.

Terrance L. Roach – 16CR3341 (Rape in the First Degree, Sodomy in the First Degree, Assault in the Second Degree, Sodomy in the Second Degree, Assault in the Fourth Degree)

  • Mr. Roach (DOB 08/26/85) is charged with raping, sodomizing, and assaulting one victim and sodomizing and assaulting another victim in January of 2015.  On October 9, 2017, in Division 2, a day before trial was to begin, the defendant entered a plea of guilty on the above-listed charges and was sentenced to twenty years in prison.  Elizabeth Jones Brown is the prosecutor.


Montre A. Ardis – 16CR2914 (Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon)

  • Mr. Ardis (DOB 05/22/96) was a passenger in a vehicle stopped on September 1, 2016. He is charged with being in possession of a handgun at the time of that stop. A trial is scheduled for jury trial on October 17, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. in Division 2 of Jefferson Circuit Court. Kaleb Noblett and Amanda Hernandez are the prosecutors.


Keith Mario Reed, 16CR0837 (Murder)

  • Mr. Reed (DOB 4/11/1962) was convicted of the stabbing death of Mr. Byron Knott on March 24, 2016.  The stabbing occurred in front of 2006 Garland Avenue.  A trial began on August 28, 2017, in Division 3 of the Jefferson Circuit Court and the Defendant was found guilty of Reckless Homicide and Persistent Felony Offender in the First Degree on August 31, 2017.  The jury recommended a sentence of 2 years on the charge of Reckless Homicide enhanced to 15 years due to the Defendant being found guilty of the charge of Persistent Felony Offender in the First Degree.  Final sentencing is scheduled for Thursday, October 19, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. in Division Three of the Jefferson Circuit Court.  Ryan Olberding and Peter Lovett are the prosecutors.