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Former Scott County coroner Goble due in court

Posted at 10:58 AM, Sep 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-09 18:17:28-04

SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Scott County Coroner John Goble is scheduled to be back in court on Monday and has now been indicted for perjury.

Scott County's long-time coroner is accused of lying to a grand jury. Goble was indicted last week and he is due to be arraigned at 1 p.m., along with former Kentucky State Police Captain and Post Commander Mike Crawford.

Both have been indicted in connection to alleged thefts of guns and $40,000 worth of ammo from Kentucky State Police.

Another ex-trooper has also been charged in the case.

According to investigators, the thefts took place over a four-year period, while Crawford was post commander in Frankfort.

As for Goble's latest perjury indictment, LEX 18 has been told that it relates to his testimony to a grand jury about transporting "donor eyeballs" to an out-of-state eye bank.

It has been alleged that Goble used his county-issued coroner's van to transport the donor eyes. According to court documents, Goble committed perjury when he testified under oath and knowingly made a false statement that he used his daughter's vehicle to transport the donor eyes.

Goble also faces six other indictments on allegations of receiving stolen property and abuse of public trust.

Goble's attorney Fred Peters said they will fight the charges.

Crawford and Goble will be tried separately. Crawford was not arraigned on new charges Monday.

The tentative trial date for Goble is set for January 13, 2020.