2010-06-09 / Front Page

24 are named in indictments

Twenty-four persons are named in indictments returned by the Letcher County Grand Jury. Twelve persons were indicted on drug charges, four on bail-jumping charges, and eight are accused of various other crimes, including a Neon man charged with burglary.

The grand jury says John Dewayne Baker, 39, 295 Hogg Hollow, Neon, burglarized the home of Ireland Sexton on Nov. 4. He is also charged the theft of all the copper wiring found in Sexton’s home, and with criminal mischief for damaging the home.

Fleming-Neon Police Officer Tim Miller testified in the case.

Also named in indictments by the grand jury are:

• Larry Wayne Bentley Jr. — receiving stolen property, theft by deception, and being a persistent felony off ender.

Bentley, 32, 3999 Hwy. 805, Cromona, is accused of possessing property stolen from Charles Fernandez and/or Ernest Potter in April. He is also charged with selling the stolen property to Southern Steel of Isom.

Fleming-Neon Police Officer Tim Miller testified in the case.

• Danny Ray Smith — two counts assault, two counts of criminal mischief, two counts of terroristic threatening, and being a persistent felony off ender.

Smith, 51, P.O. Box 623, Neon, is charged with the assault of Letcher County Deputy Jailer Brian Slone and Deputy Jailer Ernie Ison by throwing blood on them, and with damaging their uniforms on May 11. He is also accused of threatening Slone and Ison.

Letcher County Deputy Jailer Brian Slone testified in the case.

• Chadric Adam Gibson — stalking, harassing communication, and being a persistent felony off ender.

The grand jury says Gibson, 26, 231 Coal Ave., Neon, stalked Wilma E. Howard on March 17 and 18 despite a judicial order issued by Letcher District Court to protect her. He is also charged with harassing Howard anonymously.

Wilma E. Howard testifi ed in the case.

• Derrick Logan Polly — theft, criminal mischief, leaving the scene of an accident, and fleeing/evading.

Polly, 19, also known as Derrick S. Polly, 437 Cornett’s Branch Rd., Linefork, is accused of the theft of a Ford F-150 pickup truck belonging to Alvin Miller on April 12. He is charged with damaging a Kentucky State Police Ford Crown Victoria assigned to KSP Trooper Jay Perkins by ramming the parked cruiser with Miller’s truck, and with failing to stop and render aid. The grand jury also says Polly fled from Letcher County Sheriff ’s Deputy Brian Damron.

Whitesburg Police Captain Josh Patrick and KPS Trooper Brandon Thomas testified in the case.

• Anthony Wayne Niece — possession of marijuana, driving under the influence (third off ense), suspended driver’s license, possession of an open alcoholic beverage, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and being a persistent felony off ender.

Niece, 38, P.O. Box 1074, Whitesburg, is charged with possessing marijuana on Dec. 10, and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants and with a suspended license. He is also charged with having a loaded 30-30 rifle.

Fleming-Neon Police Officer Tim Miller testified in the case.

Two men are accused of flagrant non-support.

William Collier, 35, P.O. Box 391, Neon, is charged with owing $3,210.09 in support for the period ending May 27.

Louis Christopher Hampton, 35, 77 Pistol City, Whitesburg, is charged with owing $1,304.60 in support for the period ending May 27. He is also charged with being a persistent felony off ender.

Barbara Belcher of the Letcher County Division of Child Support testified in the two cases.

The 12 persons indicted on drug charges are:

• Shawn Douglas Combs, 30, Box 16, Roxana, is named in two separate indictments. In one indictment, he is charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants (fourth off ense) on March 25, suspended driver’s license, no insurance, no registration receipt, possession of drug paraphernalia (second off ense), controlled substance in improper container, and tampering with evidence.

The grand jury says he put various controlled substances in two packs of cigarettes concealed in his rectum to hide evidence that could be used against him.

In the other indictment, the grand jury accuses him of promoting contraband and two counts of trafficking in a controlled substance.

He is accused of taking contraband into the Letcher County Jail and with possessing hydrocodone and Clonazepam.

Letcher County Lt. Mike Burton testified in the cases.

• Kenneth Wayne Collins —operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants, failure to wear seat belt, two counts of complicity to trafficking in a controlled substance, controlled substance in improper container, tampering with evidence, and being a persistent felony off ender.

The grand jury says Collins, 35, 7399 Hwy. 582, Pine Top, acted alone or with Lisa J. Amburgey in trafficking in oxycodone and hydrocodone on April 29. He is also charged with throwing away a pill bottle containing marijuana to hide evidence that could be used against him.

Letcher County Lt. Brian Damron testified in the case.

• Lisa J. Amburgey —public intoxication, failure to wear seat belt, three counts of complicity to trafficking in a controlled substance, and controlled substance in improper container.

Amburgey, 36, 45 Meadow Lark Lane, Pine Top, is accused of acting alone or with Kenny Wayne Collins in trafficking in oxycodone, hydrocodone and Suboxone on April 29.

Letcher County Lt. Brian Damron testified in the case.

• Charles Lee Amburgey Jr. — two counts of complicity to trafficking, possession of drug paraphernalia, and prescription drug in improper container.

Amburgey, 37, 10628 West Loudon, Trailer 108, Fosteria, Ohio, is charged with complicity to trafficking in oxycodone and hydrocodone with Amber Amburgey and/or Andrew Yonikus on Dec. 2.

Fleming-Neon Police Officer Tim Miller testified in the case.

• Amber Amburgey — two counts of complicity to trafficking, possession of drug paraphernalia, and prescription drug in improper container.

Amburgey, 32, 10628 West Loudon, Trailer 108, Fosteria, Ohio, is charged with complicity to trafficking in oxycodone and hydrocodone with Charles Amburgey and/or Andrew Yonikus on Dec. 2.

Fleming-Neon Police Officer Tim Miller testified in the case.

• Andrew M. Yonikus — two counts of complicity to trafficking, possession of drug paraphernalia, and prescription drug in improper container.

Yonikus, 31, 5641 County Road 21, Helena, Ohio, is charged with complicity to trafficking in oxycodone and hydrocodone with Charles Amburgey and/or Amber Amburgey on Dec. 2.

Fleming-Neon Police Officer Tim Miller testified in the case.

• Keith Taylor — public intoxication (excludes alcohol), possession of drug paraphernalia, two counts of possession, controlled substance in improper container, possession of police radio, possession of methamphetamine precursor, and being a persistent felony off ender.

Taylor, 36, 115 Rolling Cliff Road, Bronston, is charged with being in possession of methamphetmine and Klonopin on March 26. He is also accused of possessing substances used in the manufacture of methamphetamine.

Whitesburg Police Captain Josh Patrick testified in the case.

• Katie LaRue — public intoxication (excludes alcohol), possession of drug paraphernalia, two counts of possession, controlled substance in improper container, possession of police radio, possession of methamphetamine precursor, and being a persistent felony off ender.

LaRue, 25, P.O. Box 61, Ermine, is charged with being in possession of methamphetmine and Klonopin on March 26. She is also accused of possessing substances used in the manufacture of methamphetamine.

Whitesburg Police Captain Josh Patrick testified in the case.

• Christopher Lee Gilmore — public intoxication (excludes alcohol), possession of drug paraphernalia, two counts of possession, controlled substance in improper container, possession of police radio, possession of methamphetamine precursor, and being a persistent felony off ender.

Gilmore, 36, 1350 West Hwy. 90, Burnside, is charged with being in possession of methamphetmine and Klonopin on March 26. He is also accused of possessing substances used in the manufacture of methamphetamine.

Whitesburg Police Captain Josh Patrick testified in the case.

• Shaunna Leigh Cook — public intoxication (excludes alcohol), possession of drug paraphernalia, two counts of possession, controlled substance in improper container, possession of police radio, and possession of methamphetamine precursor.

Cook, 28, 36 May Road, Whitesburg, is charged with being in possession of methamphetmine and Klonopin on March 26. She is also accused of possessing substances used in the manufacture of methamphetamine.

Whitesburg Police Captain Josh Patrick testified in the case.

• Martha Sue Hall — suspended/ revoked driver’s license, failure to surrender revoked driver’s license, no liability insurance, no/ expired registration, traffi cking in a controlled substance, trafficking in a controlled substance within 1,000 yards of a school, possession of drug paraphernalia, controlled substance in an improper container, tampering with evidence, and being a persistent felony off ender.

The grand jury says Hall, also known as Martha Sue Elswick, 37, Box 174, Mayking, trafficked in hydrocodone near a school on Sept. 15. She is also charged with tossing a bag of 23 suspected hydrocodone tablets on the ground near Jenkins Elementary School in an effort to conceal them after being taken into custody by police.

Jenkins Police Officer Anthony Maggard testified in the case.

• Eric Scott Cantrell — trafficking in a controlled substance and trafficking in a controlled substance within 1,000 yards of a school.

Cantrell, 25, #6 ROTC Drive, Neon, is charged with trafficking in buprenorphine near a school on May 10.

Letcher County Lt. Brian Damron testified in the case.Th

ose indicted on bailjumping charges include a Jenkins man in three indictments on charges of bail jumping.

The grand jury says Kyle Eugene Baker, 23, 174 Forest Hill, Jenkins, failed to appear April 14 for three pre-trial conferences on felony charges.

Three other people were also indicted for bail jumping.

Gregory Wayne Branham, 45, 2997 Hwy. 343, McRoberts, is charged with failing to appear on July 8 for a preliminary hearing on felony charges.

Edly Brashears Jr., 34, 86, Sam’s Lane, Nancy, is charged with failing to appear on April 14 for a pretrial conference on felony charges.

Helen Ruth York, 48, also known as Helen Ruth Bowling, 362 Hwy. 931 S, Whitesburg, is charged with failing to appear on April 14 for arraignment on felony charges, and with being a persistent felony off ender.

Deputy Clerk Sandra Wright testified in the cases.

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