Victim's wife talks about attack by 'Bardstown Money Gang'


by Adam Walser

Posted on February 4, 2013 at 6:39 PM

Updated Monday, Feb 4 at 6:41 PM

BARDSTOWN, Ky. (WHAS11) -- After a series of violent attacks, one woman is speaking out about the Bardstown Money Gang.

The attack on her husband is one of many that police say involve young men believed to be part of a dangerous gang targeting random citizens in the Bardstown area.
The woman WHAS11 spoke to came forward after we first broadcast a story about the dangerous gang on Friday.

Laurie Webb says her husband was badly beaten in early September while buying lottery tickets from a convenience store.

Webb says officers told her back then that the gang was becoming a problem.

“There were at least 12 that got out of the cars,” Webb said, recalling what she observed with sitting in her vehicle in the Thompson Food Mart parking lot.

Her husband Chet was inside the store buying lottery tickets. As Chet left, Webb says he was quickly surrounded.

“He was walking towards the car and the next thing I know, it just seemed like so many of them rushing him. And I started blowing the horn. And I'm screaming and trying to get his attention to let him know that he's about to be attacked,” Webb said.

Webb said she pulled a gun on them so they would leave her husband alone.

“He had blood gushing from everywhere. Once they saw the gun, they took off,” she said.

Chet suffered a head injury that caused him to miss work for a month.

His case was one of several involving members of the Bardstown Money Gang.

Police have arrested four members so far. Police say there have been several attacks on random citizens.

One attack was on a 62-year-old man who was beaten outside the Bardstown Huddle House.

A teenager was beaten and robbed while pumping gas at the Maywood Food Mart.

Nobody was charged in connection with the assault on Laurie's husband, even though she said police were given the names of several suspects from witnesses.

“It's awful. It's awful. And I feel that maybe if they would have taken this a little bit more seriously at the time, then some of the things that have happened wouldn't have happened,” Webb said. “Something needed to be done with these kids.”

Police believe that several other incidents may be linked to the Bardstown Money Gang.

The man believed to be the gang's ring leader was arrested last week.