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Private Detective: Man Pleads Guilty In Beating Of Man Left For Dead At Rock Quarry

A man accused of beating another and leaving him for dead has pleaded guilty to the charges against him.

Jason Gambrel pleaded guilty to assault first degree Wednesday morning, and the Commonwealth recommended 14 years behind bars.

The Commonwealth said Gambrel grossly understated his role in the beating of 23-year-old Derek Kissee, who was left for dead at a rock quarry in Rockcastle County earlier this month.


He was originally charged with attempted murder and robbery.

According to the prosecution, evidence shows that Gambrel struck Kissee with a rock over money and drugs.

Commonwealth has also asked for restitution to cover medical costs.

Sentencing has been schedule for Dec. 22.

Private Detective: Two Charged After Facebook Feud Turns Tragic

Two people have been charged in an ordeal that apparently started as an argument on Facebook and ended up with a car hitting a woman on a Lexington road.

Court documents allege 18-year-old Nicholas Kiser, a passenger in a Kia, admits he pointed a gun at someone in a Honda Accord in the middle of Harrodsburg Road and Lane Allen.

The woman in the Accord apparently got out and officers say a juvenile driving the Kia intentionally slammed the car into the woman.


Kiser is charged with wanton endangerment. The juvenile, who police say drove off, is charged with assault, evidence tampering, and driving on a suspended license.

The woman has life-threatening injuries.

Arson Investigation Louisville Man Charged With Arson Indicted By Jury

A man charged with arson in a deadly fire has been indicted by a grand jury for murder.

Police say 53-year-old Ronald Mills intentionally set a fire in a home on Brook Street early Monday morning.

Neighbors describe Mills as a nuisance.


Mills appeared in court on Tuesday on the arson charges and was visibly shaken.

The name of the man killed in the fire has not yet been released.

Identity Theft Bladensburg, MD Man Gets 16 Years

A Bladensburg man has been sentenced to more than 16 years in prison for a bank fraud scheme.

Thirty-six-year-old Sherif Akande was also ordered to pay more than $111,000 in restitution at sentencing Monday in federal court in Greenbelt.

According to a statement of facts, Sherif Akande, his brother, 36-year-old Lateef Akande of Bladensburg, and others recruited people to provide personal information and open bank accounts.


Prosecutors say Sherif Akande would deposit third-party checks into those bank accounts and withdraw the money for his own use.

Lateef Akande earlier pleaded guilty to his role in the scheme. He was sentenced to 14 years in prison and ordered to pay $418,000 in restitution.

Insurance Fraud Nurse Sentenced for $300k Insurance Scam

A registered nurse who bilked Sharp Healthcare out of more than $300,000 in workers’ compensation benefits was sentenced Tuesday to three years in custody followed by three years of mandatory supervision.

Golnaz Gholipour, 35, was convicted of a dozen felony counts, including perjury and insurance fraud.

Gholipour — a nurse at Sharp Hospital — initially told her doctors in January 2007 that she injured her back while waking up from a nightmare.


She initially filed for state disability benefits, but after learning that the most she could receive was $4,515 because she’d only been employed in California for a few months, she filed for workers’ compensation benefits.

“The defendant worked her illegal scam for seven years, defrauding Sharp Healthcare and repeatedly lying under oath at her deposition, in her workers’ compensation case and to her doctors,” said District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis.

Under workers’ compensation benefits, all of the defendant’s medical expenses were covered and she received more than $88,000 for the two years she claimed she could not work after her injury. In May 2010, after all conservative care was exhausted, Gholipour had back surgery.

By April 2013, when Gholipour continued to claim she was worse off than before the surgery, the insurance company hired a private investigator.

The defendant was filmed on several occasions in a normal state with no apparent injuries. Only when she was going to a doctor’s appointment or attending legal meetings did Gholipour appear hurt and in need of a walker, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

At her deposition, Gholipour testified that she lived with her parents and that her mother had to bathe her and help her get dressed. She claimed to need to use the walker at all times, that she was depressed, had not gone out on any dates and was not involved in any relationships. She also said she had significant gastrointestinal problems and generally stayed at home groggy from the medications.

After her deposition, Gholipour was filmed over an eight-hour period as she went shopping, dined at restaurants and moved about in a normal fashion without any sign of pain or discomfort and without a walker.

On another occasion, she was filmed during a 12-hour period during which she moved potted plants on her balcony, went shopping, walked several hundred yards to go to a picnic and back and went to a movie.

In the videos, Gholipour was observed with the same man who is now her husband and they appeared to be living together, according to prosecutors.

Missing Person Steven Daugherty of Lubbock, TX

Police issue bulletin for missing man

Lubbock police Tuesday issued a missing person bulletin for a 49-year-old man.

Steven Daugherty was last seen about 7:30 a.m. Monday. He was wearing a black hoodie, blue wind breaker pants and gray tennis shoes.

He is described as 5 feet, 8 inches tall with black hair. He likes to be out in the area of 34th Street and Peoria Avenue.


Police say he is known to wander the city and the alleys.

To report information about Daugherty, call Crime Line at 741-1000.


Arson Investigation Man Arrested For Attempting To Set Fire to Police Car

A man is in jail after police say he attempted to set fire to a Louisville police car.

Dylan Smither was charged with alcohol intoxication, attempted arson and disorderly conduct.


An officer says he saw Smither with a rolled up cardboard beer bottle holder, trying to light it with a ligther.

According to the arrest report, the cardboard was stuffed in the gas tank of the cruiser.

Private Detective: Woman Suffers Life-Threatening Injuries In Hit and Run

Witnesses say an accident that left a woman fighting for her life stemmed from an incident on social media.

Police say a fight broke out between people in two cars and a juvenile intentionally backed over the victim.

The incident all played out around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon on the intersection of Harrodsburg and Lane Allen in front of witnesses.

According the Lexington police, a Kia and an Accord were waiting, one in front of the other in the turn lane. Officers say a passenger in the Kia pulled a gun on the people in the Honda.


When a female in the Accord got out, police say the juvenile driver of the Kia intentionally backed up and hit her before fleeing the scene. The Kia was tracked down a short time later.

The victim was taken to UK hospital with life-threatening injuries to her and her leg.

A witness, Liz Ording, was in the vehicle behind the two cars. She watched the scene in horror.

“If those people are crazy enough to smash someone’s leg into pieces and hit them and run they’re crazy and they can fire off a gun and it could’ve hit me. I was right behind them,” says Ording.

The owner of the Kia says what happened on the scene likely stemmed from a situation that began over Facebook. Robbery/Homicide is investigating.

Wrongful Death One Suspect Dead in Clinton County Homicide Investigation

On Monday, November 24, 2014 Post 15 was notified that a deceased male had been found outside a residence on IDA Road in Clinton County. The landowner found the victim at approximately 4:30 PM CST.

Post 15 Troopers and Detectives were dispatched to the scene and determined that the victim, 36-year-old Anthony W. Hargis, of Albany, died as a result of a gunshot wound.

Kentucky State Police were attempting to locate 38-year-old James D. Polston, a 6’4″, 220 lb., white male with brown hair and brown eyes. He was believed to be in the company of 22-year-old Randall L. Wilkinson, a 5’9″, 166 lb., white male with blue eyes and an unknown white female..


Investigators developed information that led them to believe that James D. Polston and Randall L. Wilkinson were at a trailer on KY 127, south of Albany. Upon arrival, Wilkinson fled from the trailer on foot and was apprehended. The Kentucky State Police Special Response Team also responded to the scene and through the use of a mobile robot and camera, were able to get into the trailer and locate Polston lying in the floor of the residence. dead from an apparent self inflicted gunshot wound. The case remains under investigation.

Fraud Investigation Franklin County Caretaker Accused of Stealing Thousands From Elderly Woman

A Franklin County woman has been indicted, accused of stealing thousands of dollars from an elderly woman she was supposed to be caring for.

Deputies say Connie Carmack was asked by her grandmother to take care of the elderly woman earlier this year. Instead, deputies say she forged the victim’s car title and sold the car, estimated to be worth about $3,500, for $250.

Investigators say she also forged nearly two dozen checks and used the woman’s ATM card for money to pay her own bills.


Carmack is accused of stealing a total of more than $10,000 from the victim. Deputies say she admitted to stealing the money for heroin.

Carmack was indicted on several charges, including theft, forging checks and adult exploitation.


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