OFFICE OF THE COMMONWEALTH’S ATTORNEY
COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
30th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
THOMAS B. WINE, COMMONWEALTH’S ATTORNEY
Media Release: April 23, 2021
Attention: Assignment Editor
Director of Communications: Jeff Cooke
Office: (502) 595-2300 Ext. 3027
Cell / Text: (502) 262-5809
Yesterday the Jefferson County Grand Jury returned an indictment against Michael Jacob Dewitt charging him with Murder, Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Intoxicants and Failure to Stop and Render Aid in connection with the March 1, 2021 crash in the 7800 block of Dixie Highway wherein the truck driven by Dewitt crossed the center line of the highway and struck the automobile being driven by Madelynn Troutt head on.
The indictment against Dewitt also included firearms, drug and theft charges relating to this and previous incidents.
Dewitt faces a maximum penalty of life in prison.
The case has been assigned to Division Twelve of Jefferson Circuit Court and Dewitt is expected to be formally arraigned there on Monday, April 26, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Justin Janes is the prosecutor.
Under the current COVID scheduling of in-custody arraignments, the arraignment of Michael Jacob Dewitt (21-CR-0827) will be conducted on Thursday, April 29,2021 at 12:00 noon in Division Eleven of Jefferson Circuit Court rather than on Monday, April 26, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.