2009-08-19 / Front Page

Indictments charge 11

The Letcher County Grand Jury has returned indictments naming 11 people, including two men charged with menacing, terroristic threatening and complicity to assault.

Robert Chad Brown, 34, 273 Barbara Bates Road, Whitesburg, is accused of complicity with James Orville Fields to assault Brittney Looney on July 4. Brown is also charged with terrorist threatening, menacing and wanton endangerment of Looney. The grand jury says Brown pointed a handgun at Looney and directed Fields to "get her", causing Fields, who was armed with a knife, to grab her and tackle her to the ground, beat her with his fists, and cut her with his knife.

Brittney Looney testified in the case.

Fields, 34, 211 Bald Mountain, Whitesburg, is charged with complicity in the assault of Brittney Looney and the assault Chris Day on July 4. He is also accused of threatening and menacing Day and Looney, and with burglary. Fields is also charged with being a persistent felony offender.

Brittney Looney and Chris Day testified in the case against Fields.

• Ethan Kisor — fleeing or evading police, no insurance, failure to produce insurance card, no license tag, failure to produce registration receipt, and five counts of wanton endangerment.

The indictment charges Kisor, 19, also known as Ethan Kiser, 956 Hwy. 3408, Blackey, with disobeying an order given by Letcher County Sgt. Brian Damron to stop his vehicle on July 1. The grand jury says Kisor endangered Corey Gamble, Sgt. Brian Damron and Kentucky State Trooper Randy Surber, Charles Stallard, Cassandra Stallard, and Graceland Stallard while fleeing the police.

Damron testified in the case.

• Christopher O'Neil Polly — two counts of assault, no insurance, failure to produce proof of insurance, criminal mischief, failure to stop and render aid, no driver's license, and no or expired license tag.

The grand jury says Polly, 26, 437 Cornett's Branch Road, Linefork, lost control of his car and struck an oncoming car, injuring April Cook and Phillip Eldridge on July 24. He is also charged with damaging the car owned by Richelle Sexton, and with failing to stop.

Kentucky State Police Trooper Brandon Thomas testified in the case.

• Thomas W. Wright — driving under the influence (third offense), five counts of assault, no insurance, failure to produce proof of insurance, and criminal mischief.

The grand jury says Wright, 29, of 309 Kona Drive, Whitesburg, operated a motor vehicle on May 16 while under the influence of alcohol for the third time in five years. He is charged with injuring Timothy Vicars, Greg Compton, Kandise Vicars, Breylee Holbrook, and Joseph Compton when he lost control of his automobile and struck an oncoming car. He is also accused of damaging the car owned by Timothy Vicars.

KSP Trooper Thomas testified in the case.

• Thomas Edward Bates — receiving stolen property.

Bates, 43, of 517 Millstone Road, Whitesburg, is accused of having in his possession on July 6 a stolen 2005 Yamaha Kodiak 400 4x4 four-wheeler.

Kentucky State Police Trooper Derek Hall testified in the case.

• Terry Christopher Cantrell Jr. — trafficking in a controlled substance and trafficking in a controlled substance with 1,000 yards of a school.

The grand jury accuses Cantrell, 53, P.O. Box 171, 48 Burdine, Jenkins, of selling oxycodone to a cooperating witness of the Letcher County Sheriff's Department on June 19 within 1,000 yards of Burdine Elementary School.

Sgt. Damron of the sheriff's department testified in the case.

• Melanie Rucker Wyatt Evans — trafficking in a controlled substance.

Evans, 45, 210 Store Hill Road, is charged with welling hydrocodone on June 19 to a cooperating witness of the sheriff's department.

• Regina Slone Moore — trafficking in a controlled substance.

Moore, 32, 281 Goose Creek Rd., Apt. 303, Neon, is charged with selling oxycodone on June 8 to a cooperating witness of the sheriff 's department.

• Jo Anna D. Davis — trafficking in a controlled substance.

Davis, 24, of 386 Mt. Breeze Road, Apt. 386, Jenkins, is charged with selling hydrocodone on June 23 to a cooperating witness of the sheriff 's department.

Sgt. Damron of the sheriff's department testified in the cases of Cantrell, Evans, Moore and Davis.

• Deana F. Whitaker — bail jumping.

Whitaker, 40, P.O. Box 272, Whitesburg, is charged with failing to appear for a scheduled court hearing on February 15, 2007, in connection with felony charges.

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