Jack Porter named top prosecutor

Aug 10, 2007 Full story: The Cincinnati Enquirer 207

LEXINGTON - Jack Porter has been named the 2007 co-outstanding commonwealth's attorney. via The Cincinnati Enquirer

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NO back jack

AOL

#181 Dec 17, 2007
No back jack
Helping hand

AOL

#182 Dec 30, 2007
I wonder how Jack is going to protect his good friend who gave the pastor the gun from Cold Springs?
CURIOUS

Louisville, KY

#183 Jan 1, 2008
Helping hand wrote:
I wonder how Jack is going to protect his good friend who gave the pastor the gun from Cold Springs?
What gun are you referring to?
CURIOUS

Louisville, KY

#184 Jan 1, 2008
NewportLvr wrote:
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Why is everyone so concerned about Porter's sex life? Perhaps because the posters here are either hoping to be a notch, or were -- and are mad cuz he moved on?
Is this his Newport Lover?
Helping hand

AOL

#185 Jan 1, 2008
CURIOUS wrote:
<quoted text>What gun are you referring to?
Pastor going to court on gun charges

By Kevin Eigelbach
Post staff reporter



A local minister accused of illegally carrying a weapon will have his first day in court next week.

The Rev. Randy Coleman, 38, of Alexandria, is scheduled for arraignment at 9 a.m. Wednesday in Campbell District Court.

The pastor of Christ Baptist Church in Cold Spring faces two counts of carrying a concealed weapon, court records show.

Coleman did not return a phone call from The Post Thursday evening.

Cold Spring police were dispatched to the Mr. Spotless Car Wash about 12:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve, according to the police report.

Earl Miller, of Demossville, had told dispatchers that a man was loading a handgun in his car there.

"It was a 911 call to our communications center," Cold Spring Police Chief Ed Burk said. "The complainant felt threatened."

When officers arrived, they found a car that matched the description Miller gave, and Coleman at the wheel.

According to the police report, they asked him if he had any weapons, and he told them he had a handgun in his briefcase/laptop case.

Lt. Virgil Hall searched the case and found two loaded handguns, a Glock 9mm and an RG .25-caliber model.

Cold Spring Police Chief Ed Burk said he thought the Glock belonged to Coy Cox, a retired Newport police officer now working for the Boone County sheriff's office.

Cox declined comment Thursday.

Coleman told police he was in line for the car wash when Miller cut in front of him.

He told police he advised Miller: "Someone could get shot over this," according to the police report.

Miller told police he saw Coleman loading a handgun.

Officers charged Coleman with carrying a concealed weapon because he did not have a permit for the guns that were found, Burk said.

Police told Miller that if her wished, he could pursue other charges with Campbell County Attorney Justin Verst. Under Kentucky law, officers can't charge people with misdemeanors that they don't witness.

Coleman was booked into the Campbell County Detention Center, but released later on Christmas Eve.

Christ Baptist was born in the throes of another preacher's troubles - those of the Rev. Larry Davis, former pastor of First Baptist Church in Cold Spring, who is now serving a 30-month federal prison sentence for stealing more than $500,000 from his congregation.

In early 2004, when the first inklings that Davis had taken hundreds of thousands of dollars in church funds surfaced, about 300 members left the church. They began meeting for Sunday services a few miles north of First Baptist in the church's former sanctuary. The congregation incorporated itself as Christ Baptist in April 2004.

Coleman, the unanimous choice of the church's pastor search committee, became the pastor that fall.

The Tennessee native did three years of undergraduate work at the University of Tennessee and then graduated from Crichton College, a small Christian school in Memphis. He earned a master of divinity degree from the Mid American Baptist Theological Seminary in Memphis, and for five years pastored the Immanuel Baptist Church in Marion, Ark., near Memphis.

His first task in Cold Spring was to help members of his flock heal from their split from First Baptist.

"People have been very hurt," he told The Post then. "Unfortunately it's come about because of a pastor, and that saddens me."

Publication date: 12-28-2007
Curious

Louisville, KY

#186 Jan 3, 2008
Helping hand wrote:
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Pastor going to court on gun charges
By Kevin Eigelbach
Post staff reporter
A local minister accused of illegally carrying a weapon will have his first day in court next week.
The Rev. Randy Coleman, 38, of Alexandria, is scheduled for arraignment at 9 a.m. Wednesday in Campbell District Court.
The pastor of Christ Baptist Church in Cold Spring faces two counts of carrying a concealed weapon, court records show.
Coleman did not return a phone call from The Post Thursday evening.
Cold Spring police were dispatched to the Mr. Spotless Car Wash about 12:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve, according to the police report.
Earl Miller, of Demossville, had told dispatchers that a man was loading a handgun in his car there.
"It was a 911 call to our communications center," Cold Spring Police Chief Ed Burk said. "The complainant felt threatened."
When officers arrived, they found a car that matched the description Miller gave, and Coleman at the wheel.
According to the police report, they asked him if he had any weapons, and he told them he had a handgun in his briefcase/laptop case.
Lt. Virgil Hall searched the case and found two loaded handguns, a Glock 9mm and an RG .25-caliber model.
Cold Spring Police Chief Ed Burk said he thought the Glock belonged to Coy Cox, a retired Newport police officer now working for the Boone County sheriff's office.
Cox declined comment Thursday.
Coleman told police he was in line for the car wash when Miller cut in front of him.
He told police he advised Miller: "Someone could get shot over this," according to the police report.
Miller told police he saw Coleman loading a handgun.
Officers charged Coleman with carrying a concealed weapon because he did not have a permit for the guns that were found, Burk said.
Police told Miller that if her wished, he could pursue other charges with Campbell County Attorney Justin Verst. Under Kentucky law, officers can't charge people with misdemeanors that they don't witness.
Coleman was booked into the Campbell County Detention Center, but released later on Christmas Eve.
Christ Baptist was born in the throes of another preacher's troubles - those of the Rev. Larry Davis, former pastor of First Baptist Church in Cold Spring, who is now serving a 30-month federal prison sentence for stealing more than $500,000 from his congregation.
In early 2004, when the first inklings that Davis had taken hundreds of thousands of dollars in church funds surfaced, about 300 members left the church. They began meeting for Sunday services a few miles north of First Baptist in the church's former sanctuary. The congregation incorporated itself as Christ Baptist in April 2004.
Coleman, the unanimous choice of the church's pastor search committee, became the pastor that fall.
The Tennessee native did three years of undergraduate work at the University of Tennessee and then graduated from Crichton College, a small Christian school in Memphis. He earned a master of divinity degree from the Mid American Baptist Theological Seminary in Memphis, and for five years pastored the Immanuel Baptist Church in Marion, Ark., near Memphis.
His first task in Cold Spring was to help members of his flock heal from their split from First Baptist.
"People have been very hurt," he told The Post then. "Unfortunately it's come about because of a pastor, and that saddens me."
Publication date: 12-28-2007
Thanks - Has anyone spoke to Mr. Porter about this?
Neighbor

Louisville, KY

#187 Jan 3, 2008
Bet wrote:
Voice of Reason - Is this Jack? Or maybe it is one of the ladies he has been seen charming recently. Let's see could it be Sherry?
Sherry who?
Helping hand

AOL

#188 Jan 3, 2008
Curious wrote:
<quoted text>Thanks - Has anyone spoke to Mr. Porter about this?
Looks like someone has already helped them all out.

What would of happened to us if we committed the same crime?---Jail

Why doesn't the Enquirer mention who the "friend" is?
This guy is obviously unstable and they let him off the hook.

Pastor goes to diversion

BY SCOTT WARTMAN AND AMANDA VAN BENSCHOTEN SWARTMAN@NKY.COM AND AVANBENSCHOTEN@NKY.COM

NEWPORT - A Cold Spring pastor will complete a diversion program, and prosecutors will drop two concealed weapons charges against him.

The agreement was announced this morning in Campbell District Court, where 38-year-old Johnny Randall Coleman of Alexandria was set to be arraigned on the charges.

Coleman, pastor at Christ Baptist Church in Cold Spring, was arrested Christmas Eve at a Campbell County car wash after police found two handguns in a briefcase in his car.
Coleman agreed to complete a diversion program, and prosecutors agreed to drop the charges within 60 days upon successful completion of the program. Coleman must also get a concealed weapons permit for his handgun and may also be required to complete community service. Chief District Judge Karen Thomas accepted the agreement because Coleman has no previous criminal record.

"The fact that no other charges other than the carrying a concealed weapon charge were filed against my client speaks volumes of this case," said Coleman's attorney, Tim Schneider. "There were no charges of terroristic threatening."

Police were called to Mr. Spotless Car Wash in the 4600 block of Alexandria Pike around 12:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 24 when a customer said he saw someone loading a handgun in a car there.

Police found a Glock 9mm handgun and a .25-caliber pistol in a briefcase in Coleman's car, according to the police report. Police said he borrowed one of the weapons from a friend several months ago for protection. Coleman told police someone cut him off in line at the car wash and he confronted the man, according to the police report. The report also states Coleman told the man, "someone could get shot over this."

Nobody was injured. Coleman was arrested on two misdemeanor concealed weapons charges.

Several members of his church attended the arraignment this morning, but declined to comment publicly. One of them said they attended to show support for their pastor.

Cincinnati.Com NKY.com Local News Pastor goes to diversion
Pastor

AOL

#189 Jan 3, 2008
Helping hand wrote:
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Looks like someone has already helped them all out.
What would of happened to us if we committed the same crime?---Jail
Why doesn't the Enquirer mention who the "friend" is?
This guy is obviously unstable and they let him off the hook.
I'm not positive on this, but I don't think Mr. Porter would have anything to do with this prosecution. Misdemeanors are under the jurisdiction of the county attorney. Also, when my son was arrested years ago for a misdemeanor, the prosecutor told us it was customary to get diversion for a first-time misdemeanor crime.
Helping hand

AOL

#190 Jan 3, 2008
Pastor wrote:
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I'm not positive on this, but I don't think Mr. Porter would have anything to do with this prosecution. Misdemeanors are under the jurisdiction of the county attorney. Also, when my son was arrested years ago for a misdemeanor, the prosecutor told us it was customary to get diversion for a first-time misdemeanor crime.
Mr. Porter's buddie (coy cox) gave the guy a GUN and he used it to THREATEN someone. Wake up.
Pastor

AOL

#191 Jan 4, 2008
Helping hand wrote:
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Mr. Porter's buddie (coy cox) gave the guy a GUN and he used it to THREATEN someone. Wake up.
I'm still having trouble seeing how this involves anyone else but the arresting officers. Aren't they the ones who decide what to cite him with? Were those officers friends with the Cox guy? P.S. I'm awake, I just don't suffer from extreme paranoia. It seems like no matter what happens in this area, someone blames the cops or prosecutor. Not everything is a conspiracy.
Anon

Cincinnati, OH

#192 Jan 15, 2008
It wasn't a felony so the County Attorney's office handled the case. Porter had nothing to do with it. Pastor is correct, not everything is a conspiracy.
question

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#193 Jan 15, 2008
Anon wrote:
It wasn't a felony so the County Attorney's office handled the case. Porter had nothing to do with it. Pastor is correct, not everything is a conspiracy.
It's possible that Jack and Justin Verst talked about the case. County Attorney's do talk to Commonwealth Attorney's about cases. This was nipped in the bud.
Give Me A Break

Cincinnati, OH

#194 Jan 29, 2008
Wow. You people must really need something to do if you can invest this much time and energy into these blogs.

Fact - Jack Porter is a great prosecutor. If you have never worked with him, on either side of the fence, you do not get a voice in the debate.

Fact - Jack Porter is a great man. If you do not know him, then you have no right to judge him.

All other information contained throughout these 193 posts is just conjecture intended as a smear campaign.

Finally, since I know it's coming, I am not Jack Porter, or his daughter, or his girlfriend, or his ex-wife, or his mother, or his neighbor, or whoever you want to believe would say this. I am simply a person who has known him both personally and professionally for about 15 years. He is, quite simply, kind of a boring guy, who really loves his daughter, and gets up and goes to work at a thankless job trying to protect the interests of people who then get to turn around and criticize him based upon things that they known nothing about.
Give Me A Break

Cincinnati, OH

#195 Jan 29, 2008

Wow. You people must really need something to do if you can invest this much time and energy into these blogs.

Fact - Jack Porter is a great prosecutor. If you have never worked with him, on either side of the fence, you do not get a voice in the debate.

Fact - Jack Porter is a great man. If you do not know him, then you have no right to judge him.

All other information contained throughout these 193 posts is just conjecture intended as a smear campaign.

Finally, since I know it's coming, I am not Jack Porter, or his daughter, or his girlfriend, or his ex-wife, or his mother, or his neighbor, or whoever you want to believe would say this. I am simply a person who has known him both personally and professionally for about 15 years. He is, quite simply, kind of a boring guy, who really loves his daughter, and gets up and goes to work at a thankless job trying to protect the interests of people who then get to turn around and criticize him based upon things that they known nothing about.
U got Jacks Back

AOL

#196 Jan 29, 2008
Give Me A Break wrote:
Wow. You people must really need something to do if you can invest this much time and energy into these blogs.
Fact - Jack Porter is a great prosecutor. If you have never worked with him, on either side of the fence, you do not get a voice in the debate.
Fact - Jack Porter is a great man. If you do not know him, then you have no right to judge him.
All other information contained throughout these 193 posts is just conjecture intended as a smear campaign.
Finally, since I know it's coming, I am not Jack Porter, or his daughter, or his girlfriend, or his ex-wife, or his mother, or his neighbor, or whoever you want to believe would say this. I am simply a person who has known him both personally and professionally for about 15 years. He is, quite simply, kind of a boring guy, who really loves his daughter, and gets up and goes to work at a thankless job trying to protect the interests of people who then get to turn around and criticize him based upon things that they known nothing about.
That's your personal opinion and I respect that. Just know that other's, including me, have a different 15 plus years experience with the man and have are own opinion and dealings with Jack Porter also. Remember there are two sides to every story. Sometimes people appear to be great and sometimes the same people have a side to them that " nobody ever knew about".
Unbiased Observer

Lexington, KY

#197 Jan 29, 2008
It sounds as if Give Me a Break was found Not-Guilty and U Got Jacks Back was found Guilty. Or should I say Give Me a Break really was NOT-GUILTY and U Got Jacks Back really WAS GUILTY...not just found as such...but really was.
What a coincidence

Cincinnati, OH

#198 Feb 2, 2008
U got Jacks Back wrote:
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Remember there are two sides to every story. Sometimes people appear to be great and sometimes the same people have a side to them that " nobody ever knew about".
WOW...it sounds like you are describing Bob McCafferty.

Since: Apr 08

Lexington, KY

#200 Apr 15, 2008
Ok I have seen enough and I was not going to respond! But i can not sit back and read this SHIT and keep my mouth shut! It seems to me half of Ft.Thomas has nothing better to do with there time than to bash people!!!!!!!!!! It's sick! Further more I do no Jack Porter from our children! And dealing with the system when my brother shot his girl friend! So more than anyone i have reason to hate this man!!!!!!!!!! But guess what? I respect him! I do not hate him! I know he was doing his job. While my daughter and his daughter used to hang out Jack wouldnt know who I am from Adam. And even to this day I don't think he knows it was my brother he put away for 45 years!And it doesn't matter he did the crime and he should do the time! I respect Jack for doing his job! most of the people who do not like him i'm sure have had to deal with him for something you've done. Well people don't break the law and you won't have to deal with him ok. As for the Ft.Thomas Police get real guys These men are out standing guys and are there when you need them. Using them for excuses is sick also. Listen she shot him get over it! She admitted it! She had time to get out and didn't! Now we have a dead man so lets put the blame on everyone buit who is to blame? All these so called friends they both had should have offered to help her get out seeings they new of all this abuse right? SO WHERE THE HELL WAS YA?????????? YA THINK ABOUT THAT ONE
HURT

Louisville, KY

#201 May 10, 2008
You are so correct. Everyone does have 2 sides to them. Often people in these positions live a life for the public and then there is their private lifes. Sounds like he has his hands full. Right or wrong it is the way it is. I have seen the good side and the bad side. I am not sure how I feel or which side I believe. And does it even matter what we think?
U got Jacks Back wrote:
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That's your personal opinion and I respect that. Just know that other's, including me, have a different 15 plus years experience with the man and have are own opinion and dealings with Jack Porter also. Remember there are two sides to every story. Sometimes people appear to be great and sometimes the same people have a side to them that " nobody ever knew about".

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