Mercer Grand Jury Indicts 11

Robert Moore

Herald Staff

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The Mercer Circuit Court handed down indictments on nine people last week, on charges ranging from automobile theft to criminal abuse of a minor to burglary. In addition, two offenders have been prosecuted through Mercer County’s new rocket docket program.


The man police believe is responsible for 18 vehicle break-ins back in October has been indicted.

Dario Mauriz-Cruz, 25, of 5000 Bryan Station No. 53, Lexington, has been indicted on 17 different charges related to a series of vehicle break-ins around Mercer County back on Oct. 7, 2017. Mauriz-Cruz has been charged with two class C felony counts of theft by unlawful taking for stealing two cars, two class D felony counts of theft by unlawful taking of firearms, one class D felony count of theft by unlawful taking of personal property, eight class C felony counts of 1st-degree unlawful access to a computer and four class A misdemeanor counts of 2nd-degree criminal mischief for damaging property belonging to four different Mercer County residents. Bail was set at $30,000. Capt. Scott Elder of the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) testified.


A man has been charged with intentionally abusing a 16-month-old child.

Glen Ware, 23, of 422 Tabler Avenue, is charged with 1st-degree criminal abuse of a minor, a class C felony. On Dec. 14, 2017, Ware intentionally caused a serious physical injury to a minor child, causing serious injuries, including 2nd-degree burns to the child’s skin on the foot and the face.

Bail was set at $10,000 on the condition Ware has no contact with the victim. Dep. Wes Gaddis (MCSO) testified.

To learn more, check out this week’s issue of the Harrodsburg Herald.

Dario Mauriz-Cruz, left, is facing multiple indictments related to a rash of vehicle break-ins in October. Glen Ware, right, is charged with abusing a 16-month-old child.

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