2014-03-05 / Front Page

Dad charged with assisting son, 15, in beating of boy

Father, 39, is one of 8 indicted here


LEWIS BROCK LEWIS BROCK A 39- year- old Isom man is charged by the Letcher County Grand Jury with helping his 15-yearold son severely beat another juvenile at the Letcher County Recreation Center in Whitesburg last week.

The grand jury charges that Lewis Brock, of 141 Stampers Branch, committed complicity to seconddegree assault when he helped his son in planning and committing an assault in which the second juvenile, also 15, suffered serious injuries which required hospitalization.

The grand jury says Brock’s son punched “the second juvenile multiple times before pushing and knocking said juvenile to the floor where the first juvenile continued to kick and strike the second juvenile in the head and upper body.”

This incident occurred in the gymnasium area of the recreation center on February 25, two days before the grand jury named Brock and eight other persons in separate felony indictments

The grand jury says the elder Brock also committed seconddegree unlawful transaction with a minor when he “by knowingly inducing, assisting, or causing” his son to commit the felony assault.

The assault charge is a Class C felony punishable by up to 10 years on prison. The unlawful transaction charge is a Class D felony punishable by up to five years behind bars.

Brock’s son is also charged with second-degree assault, but details are not available to the public because he is a juvenile.

Letcher County Ranger Crystal Davis wrote in court documents concerning the case that victim was in the recreation center playing basketball when he was approached by Brock and his son, and then attacked by the son as the elder Brock forcibly kept others from breaking up the fight. The victim, whose name is also being withheld because he is a juvenile, suffered a laceration to his head that required staples.

Ranger Davis said the elder Brock repeatedly told his son to hit the other juvenile and also told his son to continue to hit the victim when he was down on the ground.

Of the eight named in 12 other indictments handed up to Letcher Circuit Judge Sam Wright on February 27, seven were Letcher County Jail inmates.

• Christopher Edward Williams, also known as Chris Edward Williams,

29, of 2089 Craft’s Colly, Ermine, is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, criminal mischief, promoting contraband (second degree) and promoting contraband (third degree). The grand jury says he concealed a controlled substance and tobacco in the Letcher County Jail on Jan. 10, and destroyed a pair of jailissued flip-flops.

Letcher County Deputy Jailer Ben Fields testified in the case.

Joshua Lee Pike, 32, of 49 Escape Dr., Whitesburg, is accused of promoting contraband and being a persistent felony offender. He is charged with introducing contraband including drug paraphernalia, tobacco and controlled substances into the Letcher County Jail on Jan. 15.

Letcher County Deputy Jailer Ben Fields testified in the case.

• Matthew E. Wyatt, 24, 876 Mountain Breeze Rd., Mountain Breeze Apt. 396, Jenkins, and James Ray Maggard, 34, of 410 Goose Creek Rd., Neon, are each charged in separate indictments with possessing Suboxone, drug paraphernalia, tobacco and controlled substances in the Letcher County Jail on Feb. 20.

Maggard is a murder defendant awaiting trial this summer in connection with the 2012 beating and arson death of Drad Fleming, whose widow, Stephanie, was Maggard’s lover and also awaits trial for murder.

• The grand jury also charged Danny Wayne Dunn, 36, of 109 Shady Drive, Whitesburg, with tampering with evidence. He is accused of removing paper believed to be drug paraphernalia on Feb. 20 in the Letcher County Jail.

A Letcher County deputy jailer testified in the cases.

Others named in the latest round of indictments are:

• Christie Renee Sizemore — possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine precursor, and being a persistent felony offender.

Sizemore, also know as Christie Renee Johnson, 33, of P.O. Box 131, Redfox, is charged with possessing a product to manufacture methamphetamine, a controlled substance and syringes on Jan. 16.

Letcher County Lt. Brian Damron testified in the case.

In a second indictment, she is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, promoting contraband and being a persistent felony offender.

The grand jury says she concealed a controlled substance while an inmate in the Letcher County Jail on Jan. 16, and had contraband in the jail.

Letcher County Deputy Jailer Heather Whitaker testified in the case.

• Terry Lee Slone — public intoxication (excludes alcohol), possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a methamphetamine precursor, tampering with evidence and being a persistent felony offender.

The grand jury says Slone, 32, of Box 54, 510 Woodrock, was publicly intoxicated on Jan. 17 and in possession of methamphetamine and products to manufacture methamphetamine. He is also charged with attempting to conceal a container of methamphetamine.

In a second indictment, Slone is accused of possession of drug paraphernalia, promoting contraband and being a persistent felony offender.

He is charged with concealing a controlled substance on Jan. 17 while an inmate in the Letcher County Jail.

Letcher County Deputy Jailer Ben Fields testified in the case.

• Mart Ross Wicker — receiving stolen property (over $500) and theft by deception (under $500).

Wicker, 30, of 2171 Mallie Dr., Mallie, is charged with pawning two Stihl weed eaters, a Stihl leaf blower, and hand tools belonging to Randy G. Amburgey to Isom Gun & Pawn in August.

In a second indictment, Wicker is accused of receiving stolen property (over $500), two counts of theft by deception (under $500) and receiving stolen property (under $500).

He is accused of pawning a Craftsman electric grinder, an air compressor and a set of Airtech tools belonging to Randy G. Amburgey to Four Square Pawn Shop in Jeremiah on August 28. Wicker is also charged with selling several bags of aluminum cans belonging to Randy G. Amburgey to Mitchell Wright’s Scrap Metal of Isom.

In a third indictment, the grand jury charges Wicker with receiving stolen property (over $500) and theft by deception (under $500).

The grand jury says Wicker pawned a TomTom navigational system, a Black and Decker electric grinder and an air nail gun belonging to Randy G. Amburgey to Four Square Pawn Shop in Jeremiah on August 30.

Randy Amburgey testified in the cases.

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