Scott County coroner indicted on new theft charges

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SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- The Scott County Grand Jury indicted coroner John Goble Thursday on seven new counts, according to the Georgetown News Graphic.

He faces perjury, two counts of receiving stolen property, theft, possession of a controlled substance (oxycodone), and two counts of official misconduct.

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Goble is already scheduled for trial later this fall on charges from June 2018. Then, he was charged with two counts of receiving stolen property, one count of possession of a controlled substance (oxycodone), one count of abuse of public trust, and two counts of official misconduct.

State police say in December they found evidence someone was stealing KSP ammunition.

From 2013 to 2017 Goble is accused of taking large quantities of ammunition from Master Trooper Robert “Mitch” Harris when he had reason to believe Harris had stolen it.

State police say that ammo was delivered to Goble’s home from a supply branch in Frankfort.
Similarly, the grand jury previously charged Goble took three rifles and ten shotguns from Harris when, again, he had reason to believe those guns were KSP property.
Goble is also accused of paying a man for working as a deputy coroner when he wasn’t.


Michael Crawford, a retired Lieutenant Colonel, is also accused of taking the guns and ammo from Harris when he had reason to believe they were stolen.

Crawford, Goble, and Harris have all been facing charges after KSP’s investigation.

New indictments also came down Thursday against Crawford on two counts of receiving stolen property, according to the News Graphic.