Thursday, January 17 2013 9:36 PM EST2013-01-18 02:36:43 GMT
On Thursday morning, the three men suspected of killing and dismembering a Boone County man appeared in court to answer for murder charges. A detective took the stand and testified that the three suspects,More >>
A Boone County Sheriff's detective said three murder suspects killed and dismembered a suspected drug dealer in order to find and assault other dealers.More >>
Wednesday, January 16 2013 11:27 PM EST2013-01-17 04:27:44 GMT
The Boone County Sheriff's Office have released a preliminary identification of the man who was killed and dismembered in Boone COunty. Officers say the victim is Daniel Delfin, 19, of Walton. OfficersMore >>
The Boone County Sheriff's Office released a preliminary identification of the man who was killed and dismembered in Boone COunty.More >>
Wednesday, January 16 2013 11:50 AM EST2013-01-16 16:50:42 GMT
The Boone County Sheriff's Office says no further searching is planned for the remains of a man who was murdered and dismembered. Three men, Jefferey All, 21, Anthony Baumgartner, 23, and Stephen Harkness,More >>
The Boone County Sheriff's Office says no further searching is planned for the remains of a man who was murdered and dismembered.More >>
Wednesday, January 16 2013 6:31 AM EST2013-01-16 11:31:08 GMT
Three Boone County men have been arrested for the kidnapping, torture, murder and dismemberment of another man. Investigators charged Jefferey Allen, 21, of Verona, Anthony Baumgartner, 23, of Florence,More >>
Three Boone County men have been arrested for the kidnapping, torture, murder and dismemberment of a victim who has yet to be identified. More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 8:30 AM EDT2013-06-18 12:30:38 GMT
It happened around 2:30 this morning at the kangaroo express on south kentucky. You can see a heavy police presence at the scene. Officers say a white male in his late 20's, early 30's walked into theMore >>
Officers say the suspect walked into the gas station, implied he a weapon and demanded cash.More >>
Mario Chalmers broke out of a shooting slump to score 10 points, lifting the Miami Heat to a 27-25 lead over the San Antonio Spurs after one quarter of Game 6 in the NBA Finals on Tuesday night.More >>
LeBron James led a title-saving charge, and now his crown will be on the line one more time in Game 7.More >>
The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee says it appears the much-criticized national electronic surveillance program foiled "dozens" of terrorist plots.More >>
The U.S. foiled a plot to bomb the New York Stock Exchange because of the sweeping surveillance programs at the heart of a debate over national security and personal privacy, officials said Tuesday at a rare open hearing on...More >>
Award-winning journalist and war correspondent Michael Hastings has died in a car accident in Los Angeles.More >>
Award-winning journalist and war correspondent Michael Hastings, whose unflinching reporting ended the career of a top American army general, died early Tuesday in a car accident in Los Angeles, his employer and family said.More >>
But in at least one case, FOX19 has uncovered signs of trouble while one of the Marines was deployed in Afghanistan.
As authorities announce Wednesday they're suspending the search for more of the victim's body parts and identify the victim for the first time, the military records FOX19 obtained give some insight into the lives of two of the three men who, according to a sheriff's spokesman, wanted to "rid the world of evil" by kidnapping, killing, and dismembering a suspected heroin dealer.
Stephen E. Harkness of Verona, Kentucky, served as a water support technician with the Marines in Afghanistan. Just like it sounds, a water support technician is responsible for making sure fellow Marines get drinking water and are able to take showers.
According to Harkness's military record, he served only about two months in Afghanistan. But a Marine's tour of duty in Afghanistan usually lasts about seven months, a spokesman for the 2nd Marine Logistics Group at Camp Lejeune tells FOX19.
Harkness was under the command of the Camp Lejeune-based logistics group.
"I cannot confirm the specific reason why his deployment to Afghanistan appears to be shorter than the normal six to seven month period," said Lt. Jim Stenger, a Marine Corps spokesman at Camp Lejeune. He said Marines' personnel records are protected by the federal Privacy Act.
Another sign of trouble in Harkness's life is the fact that he left Kentucky in March 2011 as a lance corporal, according to a newspaper profile of him at the time.
However, the records obtained by FOX19 show that when he left the Marines a year ago this month he had been demoted one notch to private first class.
Boone County sheriff's spokesman Tom Scheben said Tuesday that at least one of the suspects in this case was dishonorably discharged from the Marines.
"One of them, for example, is an ex-Marine," Scheben said. "And I say ex-Marine because he was dishonorably discharged, to the best of my knowledge. And two of his buddies, I guess, fall into that same mindset, perhaps. Not the Marine mindset; the dishonorably discharged Marine mindset."
Scheben told FOX19 this afternoon he had no further information to provide. The Marines won't comment about Harkness's discharge.
Harkness's record indicates he received the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and NATO Medal for service in Afghanistan. Just as their titles indicate, these medals honor service only. In and of themselves, they are not necessarily indications of particular ability, honor, or courage under fire.
Jefferey W. Allen of Verona, Kentucky, also served in the Marines. He was assigned to the 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion at 29 Palms, California.
Tuesday, June 18 2013 3:35 PM EDT2013-06-18 19:35:01 GMT
SAND CREEK TOWNSHIP, IN (WAVE) – A 12-year-old Jennings County boy was accidentally shot in the head by his 16-year-old brother late Monday night while handling firearms in their home, according to theMore >>
Investigators said the 16-year-old had been handling a .22 caliber rifle when it discharged while the rest of the family was asleep.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:44 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:44:56 GMT
SHELBYVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A teenage girl found dead in a Shelby County creek Monday morning has been identified.Deputy coroner Jeff Ivers said Jackleen Lane, 15, of Bagdad, KY drowned. She was last seenMore >>
How Jackleen Lane, 15, ended up in the creek has not been determined.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 8:37 PM EDT2013-06-19 00:37:46 GMT
Closing arguments were heard Tuesday morning in the case of State v Jeffrey Weisheit. Weisheit is accused of setting the fire that killed Alyssa and Caleb Lynch in their home two years ago. He is chargedMore >>
Closing arguments were heard Tuesday morning in the case of State v Jeffrey Weisheit. Weisheit is accused of setting the fire that killed Alyssa and Caleb Lynch in their home two years ago. More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 2:03 PM EDT2013-06-18 18:03:35 GMT
An Owensboro, Ky., man was indicted and arrested on June 17, charged with six counts of mail fraud in connection with defrauding more than $200,000 from an elderly Daviess Co., Ky., couple and allegedlyMore >>
An Owensboro man has been arrested and charged with six counts of mail fraud in connection with defrauding more than $200,000 from an elderly Daviess County couple.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 10:34 PM EDT2013-06-19 02:34:44 GMT
Four people have charged for holding a mother and her child captive for years. Jordie Callahan, Jessica Hunt, Daniel J. Brown and a fourth person are accused of engaging in human trafficking. AccordingMore >>
Four people have been arrested for holding a mother and her child captive for years in Ashland.
According to the charges, the suspects used beatings, threats of death and threats of attacks from pit bulls and large snakes to hold a woman and her child against their will for two years.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 11:55 PM EDT2013-06-18 03:55:55 GMT
LINCOLN COUNTY, KY (WAVE) - A 92-year-old woman was allegedly beaten and sexually assaulted in her own home in Stanford. Neighbor Mabel Releford explained the woman had family over Friday night and momentsMore >>
Police said even though she was battered and bruised the 92-year-old victim managed to call 911, but she is going to have a long road to recovery.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 6:39 PM EDT2013-06-17 22:39:20 GMT
A lawsuit claims billionaire hardware kingpin John Menard pressured the wife of a business partner to have sex with Menard and his wife and retaliated with firings and lawsuits when she turned him down. Menard'sMore >>
Menard's attorney says Menard categorically denies the claims by Tomisue Hilbert.More >>
Scientists say a wooden beam extending from the floor of northern Lake Michigan appears to have been there for centuries, an important finding as they try to determine whether it's part of the Griffin, the...More >>
A wooden beam embedded at the bottom of northern Lake Michigan appears to have been there for centuries, underwater archaeologists announced Tuesday, a crucial finding as crews dig toward what they hope is the carcass of a...More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 9:23 AM EDT2013-06-18 13:23:30 GMT
A 5-year-old girl set up a lemonade stand across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, and now the group is targeting her. Jayden Sink raised nearly $200 on Friday while she sold lemonadeMore >>
A 5-year-old girl set up a lemonade stand across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, and now the group is targeting her.More >>
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