2/18 Media Release

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Media Release: February 18 – 22, 2019

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.


Kamron Goff 16CR1622 (Robbery in the First Degree [Two Counts])

  • Mr. Goff (DOB 09/24/95) is charged in connection with the armed robbery of a Game Stop located on Raggard Road on June 8, 2016.  After a female co-defendant entered Game Stop in order to scout it for the Robbery, Goff and a juvenile co-defendant then entered the store. They were hooded and wore bandanas. The juvenile pointed a loaded handgun at the clerk, and both robbers immediately shouted demands for the business cash.  Goff jumped over the counter and filled his backpack with business cash from the registers.  The store clerks cooperated fully with their demands.  Nevertheless, both clerks were struck in the head with the pistol and injured.  The victims were transported by EMS to the hospital emergency room for treatment of head wounds.  The defendant fled with his complicitors and around $1,200.00 in business cash.  A Jury Trial began on February 12, 2019 and on February 14, the Jury convicted the defendant of both counts of Robbery in the First Degree after only ten minutes of deliberation. The Jury recommended a sentence of 10 years in prison for his crimes. Critt Cunningham and Jennifer Bell are the prosecutors.

Justin Curry – 17CR2410 (Murder, Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon, & Persistent Felony Offender in the Second Degree)  

  • Mr. Curry (DOB 01/25/88) was charged with the August 5, 2017 shooting of James Harris while Mr. Curry was out on bond on the Home Incarceration Program (HIP).  Mr. Harris died as a result of his injuries.  Mr. Harris had been allowing Mr. Curry to do HIP at his home and Mr. Curry asked an acquaintance to bring him a handgun earlier that day.  A Jury Trial began on February 11, 2019 and on February 15, the Jury convicted the defendant of all charged crimes and recommended a sentence of Life in Prison. Final Sentencing is scheduled for April 22, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. in Division 3 of Jefferson Circuit Court. Emily Lantz and Milja Zgonjanin are the prosecutors.


Troy Antwan Hurt, Jr. – 17CR0648 (Murder)

  • Mr. Hurt (DOB 10/06/00) is charged with the November 9, 2016, murder of his romantic partner Trayona McDowell (DOB 10/17/98) on Egypt Lane.  A final Pretrial Conference is scheduled for February 18, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in Division 12 of Jefferson Circuit Court and a Jury Trial is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, February 19 at 10:00 a.m., also in Division 12. Elizabeth Jones Brown is the prosecutor.

Kenneth Dwayne Willis – 16CR1934 (Murder, Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon, Illegal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the First Degree)

  • Mr. Willis (DOB 09/10/64) is charged with the July 12, 2016, shooting death of Ashley Springgs at 2323 W. Muhammad Ali Boulevard. A Jury Trial is ongoing in Division 6 of Jefferson Circuit Court. Kaleb Noblett is the prosecutor.