E’town man indicted for failure to comply as sex offender

CHRISTOPHER

An Elizabethtown man, convicted three times in five years of being non-compliant as a lifetime sex offender, was indicted by a Hardin County grand jury with failure to comply with the sex offender registry.

James Christopher IV, 34, who has multiple aliases acc­or­ding to the Kentucky State Police sex offender registry, listed an address on Ponderosa Drive in Elizabethtown where he did not reside. According to his indictment, from Dec. 12 through May 27, “He knowingly failed to register his current address and despite his knowledge that he was required to register.”

Christopher was convicted in Massachusetts of rape and abuse of a 15-year-old, according to state police.

He was convicted of failure to comply with the sex offender registry in 2013 in Hardin County; 2016 in Jefferson County and 2017 in Hardin County, according to his indictment.

Christopher served less than five months for the most recent conviction in the Hardin County Detention Center.

His indictment is a Class C felony punishable by five to 10 years in prison, if convicted.

OTHER INDICTMENTS

• Jayson Radford, 31, Louisville, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance – methamphetamine; tampering with physical evidence; possession of marijuana; possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Mitchell Inman, 46, Rineyville, first-degree possession of a controlled substance – meth­amphetamine; second offense driving under the influence of intoxicants; excessive window tinting; driving with an expired license.

• Phillip Hubley, 27, Elizabethtown, first-degree burglary; first-degree possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine; carrying a concealed weapon.

• Nathan Parnell, 20, Elizabethtown, first-­degree possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine; first-degree wanton endangerment; first-degree fleeing or evading police on foot; convicted felon in possession of a handgun.

• Johnny Parnell, 21, Elizabethtown, first-degree possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine; first-degree wanton endangerment.

• Steven Graves, 40, Bowling Green, po­ss­ession of marijuana; possession of drug para­phernalia; first-degree possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine; failure to or improper signal; rear license not illuminated.

• Karrie Graves, 40, Bowling Green, possession of marijuana; possession of drug paraphernalia; first-degree possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine.

The following people accepted rocket docket plea agreements for felony charges:

• Skyler Edblom, 19, Elizabethtown, second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.

• Dakota Smith, 25, Elk Horn, second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.

• Cory Reese, 39, Radcliff, possession of marijuana while in possession of a handgun.

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