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April 22, 2013

London woman accused of bomb threats indicted Friday

CORBIN — By John L. Ross / Staff Writer

A London woman was indicted in Laurel County Circuit Court Friday after she allegedly made a pair of bomb threats in December.

Peggy Baker, 51, was handed a two-count indictment. The first count charges her with first-degree terroristic threatening after she allegedly said she had placed a bomb in the Laurel County Correctional Center on Dec. 16, 2012. The second count also charges her with first-degree terroristic threatening after she allegedly said she had placed a bomb at Walmart on Dec. 16, 2012.

Indictments are formal charges by a grand jury and are not convictions or admissions of guilt.

Others indicted Friday and their charges include:

— Stephanie Smith, AKA Stephanie Newman, Stephanie Shelby, 33, of London, was handed a six-count indictment Friday. The first count charges that from January 2009 through July 2012 she allegedly committed program assistance fraud by failing to report a change in factors determining eligibility for the SNAP program, thereby fraudulently obtaining $18,352 in SNAP benefits. The second counts charges that from May 2009 through December 2010 and from December 2011 through July 2012 she allegedly committed program assistance fraud by failing to report a change in factors determining eligibility for Medicaid, thereby fraudulently obtaining $4,598.31 in Medicaid benefits. Counts three through six on her indictment charge her with second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument. The third count states that on July 26, 2012, she allegedly possessed a forged employment and wage verification form bearing the forged signature of Belinda Springer. The fourth count states that on April 6, 2011, she allegedly possessed a forged employment and wage verification form bearing the forged signature of Shari Fullenlove. The fifth count states that on July 20, 2010, she allegedly possessed a forged employment and wage verification form bearing the forged signature of Clarence (C.W) Hatfield. The sixth count states that on Aug. 12, 2009, she allegedly possessed a forged employment and wage verification form bearing the forged signature of Christina Hatfield.

- Marvin Swanson, 56, of Richmond, received a two-count indictment. The first count indicts him for flagrant non-support by allegedly failing to make court-ordered child support payments for his one child for not less than six consecutive months for an arrearage of more than $1,000. The second count charges second-degree persistent felony offender after his 1992 conviction of first-degree wanton endangerment, for which he was sentenced two years and six months. These charges were alleged to have occurred beginning in May 1992 “through the date of this indictment.”

— Kenneth Begley, 34, of London, received a two-count indictment. The first count indicts him for flagrant non-support by allegedly failing to make court-ordered child support payments for his one child for not less than six consecutive months for an arrearage of more than $1,000. The second count charges second-degree persistent felony offender after his 2009 conviction of reckless homicide, for which he received five years. These charges were alleged to have occurred beginning in September 2011 “through the date of this indictment.”

— Christopher L. Sowards, 32, of Corbin, was indicted on one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, after his 2010 conviction of his first offense of second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, for which he received three years. This charge was allegedly incurred Jan. 26.

— Davan Smith, AKA Davan Melton, 34, received a two-count indictment. The first count indicts him for second-degree escape after allegedly escaping from EMCON Home Guard Jan. 13. The second count indicts Smith for second-degree persistent felony offender after his 2008 conviction of his first offense of facilitation to manufacture methamphetamine, for which he received five years.

— Roger Robinson, 58, and Frankie Murray, 52, of the same address in London, were both named on a two-count indictment. In the first count, both defendants were indicted for their first offense of manufacturing methamphetamine. These offenses allegedly occurred March 5. In the second count, Murray alone was indicted for second-degree persistent felony offender after a 2007 conviction for first-degree possession of a controlled substance, first offense, for which Murray received a five-year sentence.

— Sarah Binder, 69, of London, was indicted for program assistance fraud after allegedly failing to report a change in factors for eligibility in the SNAP program, thereby fraudulently receiving $6,525 in SNAP benefits. This allegedly occurred from May 2010 through October 2011 and from November 2011 through August 2012.

— Timmy Clontz, 31, of London, was indicted for flagrant non-support by failing to make court-ordered child support payments for his one child for not less than six consecutive months for an arrearage of more than $1,000. These charges were alleged to have occurred beginning in February 2002 “through the date of this indictment.”

— Darrell Hall, 43, of Corbin, was indicted for flagrant non-support by failing to make court-ordered child support payments for his six children for not less than six consecutive months for an arrearage of more than $1,000. These charges were alleged to have occurred beginning in September 2001 “through the date of this indictment.”

— William Howard, 39, of East Bernstadt, was indicted for flagrant non-support by failing to make court-ordered child support payments for his one child for not less than six consecutive months for an arrearage of more than $1,000. These charges were alleged to have occurred beginning in June 2007 “through the date of this indictment.”

— Steven Petree, AKA Steven Petrey, 49, received a two-count indictment. The first count indicts him for manufacturing methamphetamine, first offense, for being in possession of chemicals and/or equipment used to make meth on Feb. 24. The second count indicts him for first-degree persistent felony offender after his conviction in 2012 of first-degree possession of a controlled substance, first offense, for which he received two years. He was also convicted in 2004 of theft by unlawful taking (firearm) for which he received three years, and previously in 1997 for second-degree burglary, for which he received six years.

— Ryan Wyatt, 26, of London, received a five-count indictment. All five counts indict him on separate charges of second-degree forgery, all committed by unlawfully signing the name of Charlie Hensley as the maker of a check drawn on the account in the same name at First National Bank. The first count allegedly occurred Sept. 10, 2012, in the amount of $800. The second count allegedly occurred Sept. 8, 2012 in the amount of $320. The third count allegedly occurred Sept. 7, 2012 in the amount of $250. The fourth count allegedly occurred Sept. 7, 2012 in the amount of $210. The fifth count allegedly occurred Aug. 17, 2012 in the amount of $580.

— Tony Chancy, 50, of London, was handed a three-count indictment. The first count indicts him for his first offense of manufacturing methamphetamine on Feb. 14. Count II alleges that on the same day, he committed the offense of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon after being found with a .22 caliber rifle. Count III alleges that also on the same day, he committed the offense of possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, after being found with a 9mm handgun. He was convicted in 1999 of trafficking in methamphetamine, for which he received a sentence of four years and four months.

— David Messer, 37, of London, was indicted for first-degree bail jumping after failing to appear in Laurel Circuit Court March 25 on felony charges.

— Dwight Riley, 56, of Annville, received a four-count indictment. The first count indicts him for his fourth offense operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants on March 10. He was previously convicted for this offense in June 2011, June 2009 and April 2009. The second count indicts him for his second offense of driving a motor vehicle while license is suspended or revoked for DUI. His first conviction for this offense came in June 2011. The third count on his indictment charges his with possession of an open container of alcohol, and the fourth count charges him with failure to wear a seat belt.

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