Editor’s Note: This story was updated at 9:04 a.m. on June 18 to add that Class A crime does not include an aggravating circumstance.
A Frankfurt man who was charged with murder by a Franklin Circuit Court grand jury last month is behind bars at the Franklin County Regional Jail.
Edouard Gravely, 39, was arrested Friday by Kentucky 5 State Police Station in Campbellsville, which serves Carroll, Gallatin, Henry, Oldham, Owen and Trimble counties, after the circuit court issued a warrant stop against him.
He was listed with the FCRJ at 1:22 a.m. Tuesday and is held on a $ 250,000 cash bond.
Gravely is charged with murder, a class A felony and a persistent felony in the first degree, in connection with a fatal stabbing in 2019 in the 700 block of Owenton Avenue.
Infractions punishable by death without aggravating circumstances, as in this case, are punishable by 20 to 50 years in prison for life.
Frankfurt Police were called to the address at 10:40 p.m. on April 12, 2019 to conduct a welfare check and found Phillip J. Hellard, 45, unconscious on the side of the road as a result of an apparent knife wound, say police reports. .
He was pronounced dead at the scene of what Frankfurt Deputy Police Chief Lynn Aubrey told the State Journal as a single stab wound to the center of the chest.
Gravely must be arrested Friday at 10:35 am in front of the Franklin Circuit Court.
This is not his first run-in with the law.
In May 2001, Gravely was convicted of Second Degree Rape, a Class C felony, in Gallatin County. In April 2009, he was convicted of third degree rape, a Class D felony, in Owen County. He was also previously convicted of concealment of stolen property in May 2012 and failure to comply with the sex offender registration, first offense, in November 2013. Both are class D crimes.