A Muldraugh woman originally charged with attempted murder of her former boyfriend in June was indicted by a Hardin County grand jury on lesser charges.
Leslie Ann Meredith, 31, was indicted on five felony counts. A no true bill was returned by a grand jury on a charge of criminal attempt to commit murder — domestic violence. That charge is a Class B felony punishable by 10 to 20 years in prison, if convicted.
The grand jury issues a no true bill if it finds no probable cause to decide the charge has been committed.
Meredith was arrested June 26 after Radcliff police said she fired a gun into a bedroom where her ex-boyfriend was with his girlfriend.
According to an arrest warrant, Meredith made unlawful entry to the home through a back door, knocked pictures off walls and broke windows. She reportedly also went to an upstairs bedroom, where her former boyfriend was with his current girlfriend and attempted to enter the bedroom. When she couldn’t enter the room after numerous attempts, the warrant said she fired a Glock handgun through the door, “just missing” one of the occupants, who was holding the door closed.
When Meredith again attempted to fire the gun, it jammed, the warrant said. When the man heard the gun jam, he reportedly left the bedroom and wrestled the gun away from Meredith before she fled downstairs. Police said she entered a garage and claim she broke out all of the windows of a 2008 Buick with a tire iron.
She also brought her young daughter to the Wintergreen Drive residence in Radcliff, authorities said. Meredith, who has been held in lieu of a $250,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center since her arrest, was indicted for first-degree burglary, a Class B felony punishable by 10 to 20 years in prison, if convicted; two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment and two counts of first-degree criminal mischief, Class D felonies punishable by one to five years on each count, if convicted; second-degree wanton endangerment and theft by unlawful taking less than $500, misdemeanors punishable by up to one year in prison, if convicted.
No true bills also were returned on charges of tampering with physical evidence and endangering the welfare of a minor — a Class D felony and misdemeanor, respectively.
Meredith is scheduled to be arraigned today on the charges in Hardin Circuit Court. Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Chris McCrary wants Meredith’s bond to remain at $250,000, according to the indictment.