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

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Louisville Felon Pleads Guilty To Robbing Multiple Jefferson County Restaurants – One At Gunpoint

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky, announced the guilty plea of a Louisville felon, this week, in United States District Court, to charges of robbing three restaurants located in Jefferson County, Kentucky, and in one instance, to brandishing a firearm.

Kenneth Dion Flintroy, Jr., age 24, pleaded guilty before District Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr., to four counts of a seven count indictment, on Monday, August 4, 2014, in Louisville. Flintroy admitted to robbing the McDonald’s located at 7426 3rd Street Road on April 16, 2013. Further, Flintroy admitted to holding up the Papa John’s Store located at 6902 Southside Drive on April 16, 2013, and the McDonald’s located at 8600 Dixie Highway on May 2, 2013. In the case of the robbery at 8600 Dixie Highway, Flintroy admitted to brandishing a firearm.

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 he had been convicted of all seven counts at trial, Flintroy faced no less than 57 years in prison and no more than life, a fine of up to $1,750,000 and up to and including a life term of supervised release.

This federal prosecution stems from “Project Recoil,” the ongoing partnership of multiple law enforcement agencies, developed by U.S. Attorney Hale, to maximize penalties for the most violent repeat offenders, and to reduce violent crime in our community.

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.

Updated December 15, 2014