Trial For Former McCracken Jailer Didn't Occur, May Be Rescheduled In August

Jun 20, 2019

Credit MCCRACKEN COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT.

The trial for former McCracken County Jailer charged with perjury didn’t occur on Thursday as planned due to a request from the defense for recordings from a grand jury testimony.

Commonwealth’s Attorney Rick Boling said Tonya Ray is being charged with the felony offense for her testimony in a hearing prior to the trial of deputy jailer Ben Green, who was being prosecuted for official misconduct. Boling said the recordings have never been previously requested and were not in his case file.

“The request was that they wanted copies of the grand jury testimony from where the Kentucky State Police detective testified in the case of Commonwealth versus Ben Green,” Boling said.

Boling said the Green recordings aren’t necessarily a part of Ray’s perjury charge and the trial date will be rescheduled by August unless a resolution is reached before then.

Ray is also accused of violating the whistleblower act, a misdemeanor.