Trooper Jeffrey Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 4, Elizabethtown
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Arrest of Abdullah White
Date of News Release: 01/05/2012
(Elizabethtown, Ky.) –- On January 4th, Kentucky State Police & the US Marshal's Fugitive Task Force developed information leading to the arrest of fugitive Abdullah White. White was located at a hotel on Preston Highway in the Louisville Metropolitan area. White was tracked to the Louisville area by developing a list of known associates, tips from the public and checking hotels believed to be used by White.
When confronted by the Fugitive Task Force, White attempted to break out a window to flee. His attempt was unsuccessful, and he then surrendered to police without incident. Kentucky State Police were assisted by the US Marshal's Fugitive Task Force, LMPD, Elizabethtown Police Department and the Radcliff Police Department.
Charges could be sought for those responsible for helping White elude capture from police. The investigation is continuing, and new charges could be added when case is presented to a grand jury.
We HAVE NOT released the cause of death as strangulation because that is not true. The final autopsy report has not been received so we have not released the cause of death.
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Arrest of Samantha Kolley
Date of News Release: 01/01/2012
(Elizabethtown, Ky.) –- On Sunday January 1, 2011 at approximately 6:55 pm Kentucky State Police Post 4 units arrested 19 year-old Samantha J. Kolley of Elizabethtown, KY on Wonderland Cavern Road in Hardin County. The arrest arose from a tip we received on Kolley's location. A phone call was made to the residence in which she was located where she subsequently agreed to surrender. She was arrested without incident and has cooperated with Post 4 officials. She was lodged in the Larue County Detention Center and charged with Theft By Unlawful Taking over $500 for her role in the theft of Kristie Allen's vehicle. Abdullah White is still at large.
Some had questions about what items were stolen from the residence where Allen was killed. Items stolen included televisions, entertainment center, clothing, sports memorabilia, and various other items. The vast majority of those items have been recovered. The investigation is ongoing and more arrest(s) are expected. Other charges may be pending on the suspects already arrested.
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Larue County Homicide Investigation
Date of News Release: 12/31/2011
(Elizabethtown, Ky.) –- On 12/30/2011 at approximately 6:05 pm Post 4 Dispatchers received a call from Larue County Dispatch advising that a white female was found deceased in a home on School Loop in Buffalo in Larue County. Upon KSP arrival it was confirmed that a female at that residence was deceased as a result of an apparent homicide. Detectives are currently on scene executing a search warrant for the residence. The Kentucky State Police are looking for a 2007 white Toyota Camry, possibly being driven by Abdullah R. White. Mr. White is a black male, age 35, from Radcliff, KY. Mr. White was seen fleeing the scene in the victim's car and is wanted for questioning in the victim's death. No further information is available at this time, however, further details will be provided once the scene is processed by our Detectives. The investigation is ongoing. We are not releasing the name of the victim at this time.
On December 31, 2011 KSP Post 4 arrested Belinda Martin, 26 of Elizabethtown in connection with last night's homicide in Larue County. Ms. Martin was charged with Receiving Stolen Property stemming from stolen property taken from the residence on School Loop in Buffalo during the homicide.
The victim is 28 year-old, Kristie L. Allen from Buffalo, KY. She was found deceased inside the residence on School Loop. Ms. Allen's vehicle was recovered by the Campbellsville Police Department in Taylor County. KSP Post 4 believe that Ms. Allen was killed by someone she knew. Wanted in connection with Ms. Allen's stolen vehicle are Abdullah White and a female companion by the name of Samantha Kolley. We have no further information on Ms. Kolley at this time. KSP Post 4 has every available Trooper and Detective working on this case right now. KSP Post 4 has been assisted by the Campbellsville Police Department, the Radcliff Police Department, the Elizabethtown Police Department, and the Larue County Coroner's Office. Anyone with information on this investigation can call the Kentucky State Police Post 4 at (270) 766-5078. The investigation is ongoing.