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Blocker makes court appearance, pleads not guilty to Kroger crash

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By Jeff D'Alessio

A woman accused of crashing a car into the front of Kroger on Dolphin Drive in February appeared Tuesday morning in Hardin Circuit Court.

June Blocker, 52, who faces nine charges including attempted murder, appeared with her attorney, Robert McIntosh, in court.

Judge Ken Howard set an April 22 pre-trial conference date for Blocker during her brief appearance in court. She remains lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center in lieu of a $100,000 cash bond.

Blocker was indicted on two counts of criminal attempt to commit murder, two counts of second-degree assault, three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, and one count each of first-degree criminal mischief and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicants.

Criminal attempt to commit murder is a Class B felony punishable by 10 to 20 years in prison upon conviction.

Second-degree assault is a Class C felony punishable by five to 10 years in prison upon conviction.

On the afternoon of Feb. 5, Elizabethtown Police said Blocker drove her car through Kroger’s front door, injuring two people inside.

Blocker was involved in a similar incident at the Towne Drive Kroger in 1999 when she drove a car into that store. At the time, she was charged with four counts of first-degree wanton endangerment and one count of first-degree criminal mischief.

Jeff D’Alessio can be reached at 270-505-1757 or jdalessio@thenewsenterprise.com.