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October 29, 2010

Caudill case waived to grand jury

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. — The fate of the man charged with murder after he allegedly caused a car accident in which another driver died will be decided by the Laurel Grand Jury.

Christopher Caudill, 31, of 545 Payne Trail, London, waived his right to a preliminary hearing Tuesday.

Upon the request of his attorney, Laurel District Judge John Chappell reduced his bond from $100,000 cash to $100,000 fully secured. Caudill will also be restricted to home incarceration.

Willie D. Smith, a 42-year-old Corbin businessman, died Sept. 16 after Caudill’s 2004 Chevy pickup reportedly swerved across the centerline and struck Smith’s vehicle head-on. Smith died at the scene from massive internal injuries.

A bottle of liquor was found inside Caudill’s pickup, Laurel Sheriff’s Deputy Jerry Jones said.

Caudill was arrested by Jones, who is leading the investigation, Thursday. Caudill was charged with murder and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc. Thursday.

Caudill is to appear in Laurel Circuit Court at 9 a.m. Nov. 19.

In other district court action:

• Ricky L. Sherman, 56, of Lily Road, and his wife Corinne Sherman, 30, of Lily Road, waived their right to a preliminary hearing. Their case will likewise be heard by the Laurel Grand Jury.

On Oct. 4, the Shermans were arrested after London Police Sgt. Joe Smith and Detective Alan Harris found evidence the couple was looking at what has been termed “questionable” websites.

They were charged with possession of matter portraying a sexual performance of a minor.

This is the second time Ricky Sherman has been involved in such a crime. On April 27, 2009, he was charged with distribution of matter portraying the sexual performance of a minor.

The Shermans are to appear in Laurel Circuit Court at 9 a.m. Nov. 19.



Staff writer Tara Kaprowy can be reached by e-mail at tkaprowy@sentinel-echo.com.

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