2014-08-06 / Front Page

Man, 22, faces 16 indictments after one night of crime

A 22- year- old Cromona man faces 16 felony indictments in connection with a series of burglaries that took place in the Payne Gap area on a single night in June. A related indictment charges a 34-yearold Cromona woman with receiving more than $10,000 of property stolen during the crime spree.

Dylan Michael Wright, 22, is named in 16 felony indictments the grand jury handed up to Letcher Circuit Judge Sam Wright. One indictment says that Dylan Wright, 22, of 4649 Hwy. 805, burglarized the home and automobile of Hunter Holbrook at 717 Webb Branch, Jenkins, and took property valued at more than $500. Wright is charged with damaging Holbrook’s automobile and residence, possession of burglar’s tools, tampering with evidence, and criminal possession of a stolen Social Security card. He is also accused of theft of a firearm, a Mossberg shotgun. Wright faces an additional charge of carrying a concealed deadly weapon because the stolen Mossberg shotgun was found hidden behind the seat of a pickup truck driven by Wright after the truck was involved in a single vehicle accident.

In the 15 other indictments, Wright is charged with burglarizing the homes of Larry Rose at 280 Old 119 Loop and Matthew Johnson at 7376 Hwy. 119 N, and with burglarizing the automobiles of Bobby Warf of 56 Creeds Xing, Elizabeth Dean of 7093 119 N., Jody Holbrook of 717 Webb Branch, Whitesburg Police Officer Justin Hunsucker of 717 Webb Branch, Eric Holbrook of 656 Webb Branch, Diana Holbrook of 506 Webb Branch, Adam Maggard of 315 Webb Branch, Sheena Potter of 341 Webb Branch, Amber Maggard of 315 Webb Branch, Chris Walker of 289 Webb Branch, Ethel Young of 174 Webb Branch, Lorena Hill of 267 Webb Branch, and David Young of 168 Webb Branch. He is also charged with burglarizing an official automobile assigned to Eric Holbrook and an outbuilding belonging to Bobby Warf.

All of the crimes allegedly occurred on the night of June 24. In each of the 15 indictments, Wright is charged with damaging the homes and automobiles that were burglarized, and in 11 of the indictments he is accused of taking property valued at $500 or more.

In a related case, Heather R. Hall was indicted on charges of receiving stolen property valued at $10,000 or more and being a persistent felony offender.

Hall, of 42 Grand Drive, Cromona, and 4649 Hwy. 805, Cromona, is charged with possessing a number of items on June 24 which had been stolen from individuals in the Webb Branch community located between Mayking and Jenkins.

Kentucky State Trooper Scott Caudill testified in the cases against Wright and Hall.

Others indicted by the grand jury and the charges against them are:

• Dani Renae Conley — operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants (second offense), possession of drug paraphernalia while in possession of a firearm, criminal possession of synthetic drugs while in possession of a firearm, tampering with evidence and fleeing or evading police.

The grand jury says Conley, 24, of 29 Wilson Young Dr., Hindman, was operating a motor vehicle on June 19 while under the influence of a substance which impairs driving ability. She is also charged with having 20 or more packages of synthetic cannaboid, and with disobeying a direction to stop given by a police officer.

Jenkins Police Officer Sara Damron testified in the case.

• Adam Wayne Maggard — public intoxication by a controlled substance, tampering with evidence, two counts of criminal possession of controlled substance (second degree), criminal possession of a controlled substance ( prescription drugs) in a improper container and being a persistent felony offender.

Maggard, 30, of 57 Rose Farm Ridge, Jenkins, is accused of being under the influence of a controlled substance on May 28. He is also charged with possessing Fiorcet, a barbiturate used to treat migraine headaches, and Suboxone, a Schedule III controlled substance used in the treatment of narcotics addiction.

Jenkins Police Department Deputy Chief Crystal Davis testified in the case.

• Rhonda Rena Allen — theft by failure to make required deposition.

The grand jury says Allen, 48, of 37 Peach Orchard, Redfox; 730 Rowdy Hollow, Sassafras; and 102 Seals Hollow Rd., Littcarr, obtained home furnishings — a recliner, a reclining sofa and love seat, a three-piece table set, a set of lamps, and a four-piece dinette set — valued at more than $500 on Feb. 12 from iRent of Whitesburg and failed to make the required payments totaling $3,724.

Robert Robinson of iRent of Whitesburg testified in the case.

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