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Sunday, March 30, 2008

[KY] Deputies Riley & Hagan charged after domestic violence call

...Sgt. Kenny Riley, 41, was charged with fourth-degree assault/domestic violence... Another Daviess County deputy, Gordon Wayne Hagan, 50, was charged with driving under the influence after officers determined he showed up drunk at Riley's home to get him.

Two Daviess County deputies charged after domestic dispute
Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer
March 30, 2008
A Daviess County deputy who supervises the court security division and a part-time deputy are facing suspension after a domestic dispute about 2:30 a.m. Saturday. Sgt. Kenny Riley, 41, was charged with fourth-degree assault/domestic violence after Owensboro police officers responded to a 911 call at his home in the 2000 block of Crestwood Drive. Another Daviess County deputy, Gordon Wayne Hagan, 50, was charged with driving under the influence after officers determined he showed up drunk at Riley's home to get him. Capt. Jeff Jones of the Daviess County Sheriff's Department said Saturday that Riley will be suspended with pay pending an internal investigation. Hagan, who works part time, also will be suspended until the sheriff's department investigation is completed... [Rileys's girlfriend] said Riley grabbed her in their living room, ripping her shirt, and she ran upstairs and called 911. Officers noted she had "redness on her right side," and she said she was unsure how she got the mark... Riley told officers [his girlfriend] had been drinking and was attempting to drive to Denny's. He said as she was walking toward the door to leave, he grabbed her by the shirt, and it ripped. Riley called Hagan to come and get him... He drove up to Riley's address in a reckless manner, unsteady on his feet and smelling strongly of alcohol, the citation states... He failed a field sobriety test and refused to take a breathalyzer test. Both deputies were taken to the Daviess County Detention Center and released later Saturday. Riley had no bond listed as paid on the booking report, and no court date was logged. Hagan posted $500 bond, and a Friday court date was listed. As a past president of the Owensboro chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Riley once played a leading role in race-relations issues. [Full article here]


  1. AnonymousJune 19, 2008

    I checked and the charges against the Riley were dismissed he never had to go to court.

  2. AnonymousJuly 06, 2008

    I was one of the people assigned to handle the charges on this guy and he should have never been charge and yes the charges were dropped.

  3. AnonymousMay 29, 2009

    Dang I heard this was a cover up so this guy could go undercover I can find no record on this guy so what is the deal watch otu if you talked to this guy during this he was and is still a cop he waws in on a bust of a friend of mine that happened while he was on alledged suspension he is not that slick!

  4. What happened that gave them enough to charge Riley with assault? I do not believe that the wife said she was hit and that was enough by itself.

    How much support did the wife recieve, or was she back living in the house with him within 24 hours and FOR SOME REASON asked the court to DROP the charges.

    Too many court systems pretend to be stupid when an abused wife says I lied, or I take it back.

    And to the person who was a part of processing the charges - why don't you think he should have been charged in the first place?

    And to whoever, IS THIS FOR REAL that in 2003 it was a BIG DEAL, a "historic move", a "first ever" to appoint Riley as the FIRST Black sergeant. That is scary.
    Is it 99% Whites or is this some strange little klan of folks down there? Maybe that's a good question - How's the klan down there?

    So Deputy Riley was Sgt Riley. Is Hagan a Sgt. too? And what happened with his charges?

    KLEN News, Kentucky LawEnforcement News
    Volume 2, Number 4, Page 40
    December 2003
    In a historic move, the Daviess County Sheriff’s Department has promoted a black deputy to the rank of sergeant for the first time ever, according to Owensboro’s Messenger-Inquirer. Kenny Riley, who had been a deputy assigned to security at the county’s judicial center, was selected as a sergeant in August. Riley is now supervisor of judicial security. His duties include overseeing bailiffs and ensuring safety for court workers. He was promoted based on his work history at the department, his ability and willingness to work well with others and his community involvement.

  5. Sorry, I meant Riley's girlfriend - not wife.

  6. I updated on Riley here:



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