LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The clock is ticking for the Commonwealth Attorney's Office to put their case together after a judge granted additional releases to four men charged with participating in mob violence in downtown Louisville.
The four men are no longer behind bars, but on home incarceration.
On Tuesday, a judge granted a motion from the defense to allow additional releases for the four men including extended job search and work release and even walking their dog while they are on home incarceration.
In late March Louisville Metro police arrested Craig Dean, 20, Shaquazz Allen, 18, Jerron Bush, 21, and Tyrone Booker, 19, were arrested, accused of robbing a woman at a bus stop. Booker and Allen also are charged with beating a woman during a wave of mob violence that began in Waterfront Park on March 22.
Defense attorney Jan Waddell said he has evidence, video and cell phone records, that the four are not connected to the crimes.
"We were going over expect records, over my expert, and expert from FBI and so far as radio frequency," said Waddell. "And what they discovered is their expert is wrong and his documents were off by an hour and my expert was correct. It threw all their theories into turmoil and they needed more time to further their investigation."
In the meantime, Waddell said Allen and Booker have been allowed to return to Waggener High School where they are expected to graduate.
The case was supposed to go to grand jury this week, but was put off for a few weeks to give both sides more time to review evidence.
"We're using that evidence along with other evidence by the defense attorney and LMPD," said Hulbert. "We're gonna put it together and put a presentation together to grand jury full and fair to both sides."
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