Two Indicted for Attempting to Kill Police Officer, Traffic Heroin
The Kenton County Grand Jury indicted a pair of suspected heroin dealers also accused of trying to kill a police officer.
Marcus Baker, 30, and Andrea Borgemenke, 21, were each indicted on multiple felony accounts in a list released Thursday.
The pair are accused of fleeing from the Kroger parking lot on Madison Avenue where the Northern Kentucky Drug Strike Force was attempting to arrest them. The River City News reported Wednesday that it was in that parking lot that an attempt on an officer's life was made, but no further details were released. (SEE: Suspected Heroin Dealers Accused of Attempted Murder, Causing Violent Crash)
After allegedly fleeing from Kroger, Baker and Borgemenke ended up crashing into a minivan at the corner of Fifth & Greenup Street. (SEE: Violent Accident Shuts Down Two Covington Streets)
Baker is being held at the Kenton County Detention Center on $50,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court on August 20 facing charges of complicity to criminal attempt to commit murder of a police officer, complicity to trafficking in a controlled substance (2 grams or more of heroin), and second degree persistent felony offender.
Borgemenke is also in the Kenton County Detention Center and was indicted Thursday as a co-defendant in the case. She faces charges of complicity to criminal attempt to commit murder of a police officer, complicity to trafficking in a controlled substance (2 grams or more of heroin), first degree fleeing or evading police, first degree wanton endangerment, and first degree criminal mischief.
Witnesses told The River City News that Borgemenke, who is pregnant, was behind the wheel of the Ford Focus that crashed into the minivan on Tuesday. She was transported to the hospital from the scene.
Written by Michael Monks, editor & publisher of The River City News
Photo: Marcus Allen Baker/Kenton Co. Detention Center