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

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Russellville, Kentucky Convicted Felon Charged With Distribution Of A Controlled Substance And Possession Of A Firearm

– Formerly convicted of first-degree murder, promoting contraband and trafficking in a controlled substance

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – A Logan County, Kentucky man formerly convicted of facilitation to murder, promoting contraband, and trafficking in a controlled substance was indicted by a federal grand jury in Bowling Green, Kentucky this week, on multiple charges of distribution of a controlled substance and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

Kelly Dewayne Morris, a/k/a Kelly Crenshaw, age 35, was charged with being a felon in possession of a Taurus, model 856, .38 Special revolver, and five rounds of .38 Special ammunition, possession of body armor, and three counts of possession and distribution of crack cocaine.

According to the indictment, between August 1, 2013 and October 18, 2013, in Logan County, Kentucky, Morris is alleged to have possessed the firearm and body armor, and distributed crack cocaine to a confidential informant.

Morris was convicted of robbery and facilitation to murder in Todd County, Kentucky, Circuit Court on January 21, 2009. Further, Morris was convicted of promoting contraband in Warren County, Kentucky, Circuit Court on July 5, 2001, and Trafficking in cocaine in Logan Circuit Court on February 15, 1999.

If convicted at trial, Morris faces a term of 133 years in prison, a fine of $4.5 million, and a 30 year term of supervised release.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Mac Shannon and is being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the South Central Kentucky Drug Task Force.

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