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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Kentucky

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Louisville Felon Charged In Recent String Of Restaurant Hold-Ups

– Federal charges result from “Project Recoil”

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky, announced the federal indictment of a Louisville felon, today charged with robbing three restaurants located in Jefferson County, Kentucky. These federal charges stem from “Project Recoil,” the on-going partnership of multiple Jefferson County, Kentucky law enforcement agencies, created by U.S. Attorney Hale to maximize penalties for the most violent offenders and to reduce violent crime in our community.

The seven-count indictment charges Kenneth Dion Flintroy, Jr., age 24, with three counts of obstructing interstate commerce through robbery, three counts of brandishing a firearm during a robbery, and one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Flintroy is charged with robbing the McDonald’s located at 7426 3rd Street Road and the Papa John’s located at 6902 Southside Drive on April 16, 2013, and with robbing the McDonald’s located at 8600 Dixie Highway on May 2, 2013. The federal robbery charges are brought pursuant to the Hobb’s Act, which criminalizes robberies that affect interstate commerce.

“Project Recoil is one piece of a comprehensive anti-violent crime strategy which emphasizes collaboration among federal, state and local law enforcement and prosecutorial agencies to more effectively investigate and prosecute violent criminals in Louisville. By working together, and by including all of our community stakeholders in the broad effort to stem violent crime, we will reduce violence and its impact on our city,” stated U.S. Attorney Hale.

According to court records, on May 23, 2011, Flintroy was convicted of three counts of trafficking in a controlled substance within 1000 yards of a school, and three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia in Callaway County Circuit Court located in Murray, Kentucky.

If convicted at trial, Flintroy faces no less than 57 years in prison and up to life, a fine of up to $1,750,000 and up to and including a life term of supervised release.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Tom Dyke and Amanda Gregory and is being investigated by the Louisville Metro Police Department.

The indictment of a person by a Grand Jury is an accusation
only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless
proven guilty.

Updated December 15, 2014