A widower arrested in June for reportedly digging up an urn containing the ashes of his late wife from a cemetery has been indicted by a LaRue County grand jury.

Joshua Wolford, 32, was indicted Monday on one count of violating graves, a Class D felony punishable by one to five years in prison, if convicted.

Wolford’s wife, Chasidy, was found dead June 12 inside their home at 618 S. Otter Creek Road in the southern edge of LaRue County near Buffalo after a fire.

Kentucky State Police were contacted after it was discovered the grave at Victory Baptist Church’s cemetery had been disturbed and Wolford was found June 29 and questioned. He had been living out of his car, according to police, and that’s where officers reportedly found the urn.

He has been held at the LaRue County Detention Center since his June 29 arrest. He is being held in lieu of a $5,000 cash bond.

According to an arrest citation, Wolford admitted to digging up the urn of the day of his arrest.


• James Rust, 41, New Haven, receiving stolen property less than $10,000.

• Kelsie Walling, 27, Hodgenville, first-degree fleeing or evading police in a motor vehicle; first-degree wanton endangerment; reckless driving; improper passing; disregarding stop sign; disregarding traffic control device.

• Kirk Hammett, 41, Hodgenville, tampering with physical evidence; leaving the scene of an accident/failure to render aid or assistance with death or serious physical injury.

• Dalton Carter, 21, Buffalo, first-degree criminal mischief.

• Stephen Humphrey, 23, Elizabethtown, first-degree unlawful imprisonment; fourth-degree assault – domestic violence, third arrest or more in the last five years; violation of Kentucky EPO/DVO.

• Todd Walker, 46, Hodgenville, third-degree assault of police officer; resisting arrest; second-degree disorderly conduct; first or second offense alcohol intoxication in a public place.

• Cory Lawler, 41, Hodgenville, first-degree wanton endangerment; fourth-degree assault.

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