By Becky Killian/Managing Editor
Former Whitley County Sheriff Lawrence Hodge had a court date in Whitley Circuit Court Monday but he didn’t appear because federal agents were transporting him to an Ohio prison, according to Commonwealth’s Attorney Allen Trimble.
Hodge was transported from Grayson County Detention Center to Elkton Federal prison.
Hodge was to appear in Whitley Circuit Court before Senior Judge James Bowling for a pretrial conference related to 21 state charges of abuse of public trust and evidence tampering.
Trimble said the appearance will be rescheduled.
In May, Hodge pleaded guilty to federal charges of money laundering, extortion and drug distribution. On Sept. 28 in London’s U.S. District Court, Hodge was sentenced to 15 and a half years for those federal charges.
By Becky Killian/Managing Editor
- Whitley County Sheriff Investigation
Fritts handed 15-year sentence
“You didn’t say ‘no.’” That’s what U.S. District Judge Gregory F. Van Tatenhove told Doyle “Stan Boy” Fritts Thursday, who was found guilty in February of several charges related to a conspiracy to distribute oxycodone with his brothers.
Fritts sentenced to 15 years
Doyle "Stan Boy" Fritts, found guilty in February of several charges related to a conspiracy to distribute oxycodone with his brothers, received a 15-year sentence today from U.S. District Judge Gregory F. Van Tatenhove.
Whitley Sheriff’s Office receives good audit
Whitley County Sheriff Colan Harrell received a good report from the Kentucky state auditor’s office Thursday.
2012 Whitley Sheriff's Audit.pdf
911 director not indicted in Lawrence Hodge case
A Whitley County Grand jury did not indict Whitley County 911 Director Chuck Davis on a charge related to missing money when Davis worked as a detective under former sheriff Lawrence Hodge.
Whitley Grand Jury hears evidence on 911 Director
The Whitley County Grand Jury heard evidence concerning 911 Director Chuck Davis during its meeting on Sept. 5, but continued the case to be investigated further, according to court documents.
Audit of former sheriff Hodge’s office released
An audit of former Whitley County sheriff Lawrence Hodge’s 2010 tax settlement account has been released by Kentucky State Auditor Adam Edelen.
Hodge pretrial conference postponed
A pre-trial conference set for Monday for former Whitley County Sheriff Lawrence Hodge has been postponed due to concerns of the Kentucky Bureau of Prisons, according to Commonwealth’s Attorney Allen Trimble.
‘60 Minutes’ to feature former Times-Tribune editor, reporter
A “60 Minutes” interview with a former Times-Tribune managing editor and a former reporter who helped uncover corruption in former Whitley County sheriff Lawrence Hodge’s office is set to air Sunday.
Meradith sentenced for Hodge drug ring
April 14, 2012.pdf
James Meradith was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gregory F. Van Tatenhove Friday morning to two years and nine months. On Dec. 29, 2011, he pleaded guilty on one count of an indictment.
Fritts gets seven years, three months in prison
Charles F. Fritts Jr. was sentenced to seven years and three months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Gregory F. Van Tatenhove Wednesday afternoon.
- More Whitley County Sheriff Investigation Headlines
- Fritts handed 15-year sentence