TheTimesTribune.com, Corbin, KY

November 18, 2013

Man indicted for endangerment, assault

Faces charges following August crash on KY 312


TheTimesTribune.com, Corbin, KY

CORBIN — By John L. Ross / Staff Writer

A Corbin man facing wanton endangerment and assault charges after an August car crash was indicted Friday in Laurel County Circuit Court.

Darrell Sizemore, 59, received a four-count indictment from 26th Judicial Circuit Judge Henry Johnson.

On Aug. 18, Laurel County Sheriff John Root alleges Sizemore was driving a 1995 Chevrolet pickup east on KY 312 when he lost control and ran into a ditch.

Root said he then traveled back onto the road, crossed the centerline and crashed head-on into a 2000 Pontiac Grand Am, driven by 26-year-old Megan Patterson, of London.

Patterson’s car left the roadway after the crash and overturned.

She ended up trapped inside the car.

Once she was extricated, Patterson was taken to a landing zone and airlifted to the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington in serious condition.

Deputy Mikey Ashurst responded to the 911 call and determined Sizemore was under the influence.

The first count on Sizemore’s indictment charges him with first-degree wanton endangerment after allegedly wantonly driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs and thereby creating a danger of serious injury or death to Patterson.

The second count indicts Sizemore for first-degree assault after allegedly crashing into Patterson’s car with his car, causing serious physical injury.

The third count charges him with his first offense of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants.

The fourth count indicts Sizemore for being a second-degree persistent felony offender after his February 2008 conviction in Laurel Circuit Court for cultivating five or more marijuana plants, for which he was sentenced to one year.

Sizemore was released from the Laurel County Correctional Center Sept. 3 on a $7,500 fully-secured bond, four hours after he was booked into the facility.

An indictment is a formal charge by a grand jury — it is not a conviction or an admission of guilt.

Others indicted and their charges include:

— George Jones, 39, of London, received a two-count indictment Friday for charges incurred Oct. 23. The first count indicts him with receiving stolen property valued at more than $500 but less than $10,000 after allegedly knowingly and unlawfully possessing a Bigtex 6X10 black utility trailer reported stolen. The second count on his indictment charges him with being a first-degree persistent felony offender after several previous felony convictions. The first conviction for Jones came in December 2001 in Laurel County Circuit Court when he was sentenced to five years for his first offense of facilitation to manufacture methamphetamine. His second conviction was in December 2002 in Laurel Circuit Court — in that case he received a two-year sentence for first-degree promoting contraband. The third conviction under his belt came in Knox County Circuit Court in January 2005 when he was sentenced to five years for unlawful possession of a meth precursor. The next conviction for Jones came in Bell County Circuit Court in March 2009, when he was sentenced to four years for theft by unlawful taking (shoplifting). The latest conviction came in Whitley County Circuit Court in November 2012 when he was sentenced to three years, probated for five years, for his first offense of first-degree possession of a controlled substance. Jones remains jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center under a $25,000 cash bond.

— Brooks Wagers, 40, of London, received a three-count indictment in Laurel Circuit Court Friday. The first count indicts him for first-degree sexual abuse, which allegedly occurred November 2011. The second count indicts Wagers for first-degree sodomy, which allegedly occurred along with other related charges in February 2013. There are no JailTracker records indicating Wagers has been arrested on these charges.

— Timothy A. Lainhart, 35, of Berea, and Angel K. Stone, 27, of Lexington, were both named on a three-count indictment Friday for charges incurred Oct. 18. The first count indicts Lainhart for second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument after allegedly possessing and uttering a forged check at Hometown Bank, which was drawn on the account of Wynn Fire Equipment for $2,964.95. The second count indicts Stone for second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument after allegedly possessing and uttering a forged check at Hometown Bank, which was drawn on the account of Wynn Fire Equipment for $3,964.95. The third count indicts Lainhart for being a second-degree persistent felony offender after his June 1999 conviction in Madison County Circuit Court for first-degree robbery, first-degree attempted robbery and receiving a stolen firearm, for which he received a 10-year sentence. There are no JailTracker records indicating either defendant has yet been arrested for these charges.

— Layton McQueen, 30, of East Bernstadt, received a two-count indictment Friday for charges incurred Aug. 30. The first count indicts him for first-degree possession of a controlled substance after allegedly knowingly and unlawfully possessing a quantity of methamphetamine. The second count indicts him for being a second-degree persistent felony offender after his December 2010 conviction in Laurel Circuit Court for his first offense of first-degree possession of a controlled substance, for which he was sentenced to three years. He was remanded from court to the Laurel County Correctional Center, where he remains under a $10,000 fully-secured bond.

— Amanda Williams, 30, of Manchester, was handed a three-count indictment Friday for charges incurred Oct. 4. The first count indicts her for theft by unlawful taking property valued at more than $500 but less than $10,000 after allegedly knowingly and unlawfully taking clothes, household goods and other items from Walmart. The second count indicts her for public intoxication. The third count indicts her for being a second-degree persistent felony offender after her April 2010 conviction in Laurel Circuit Court for theft by unlawful taking (shoplifting), for which she received a two-year sentence. Williams remains jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center under two separate $10,000 cash bonds, according to JailTracker records.

— Anthony Wood, 38, of East Bernstadt, received a two-count indictment Friday for charges incurred Sept. 14. The first count indicts him for second-degree arson after he allegedly started a fire in a barn owned by Albert Robinson with the intent to damage or destroy the structure. The second count indicts him for being a first-degree persistent felony offender after two previous felony convictions. His first conviction came in November 2008 in Laurel Circuit Court, where he received a one-year sentence for receiving stolen property valued at more than $300. His second conviction came in November 2012 in Owsley County Circuit Court, where he was sentenced to two years for his first offense of cultivating five or more plants of marijuana. Wood remains jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center under a $20,000 cash bond.

— Richard A. Moore, 25, of Hinkle, was indicted for flagrant non-support after allegedly failing to make court-ordered child support payments for his child from Oct. 1, 2008 through the date of the indictment, accumulating an arrearage of $1,000 or more. JailTracker records indicate he has been arrested on this charge before, but it was unclear whether that arrest involved this charge or another charge.

— Jonathan Hoskins, 26, of London, was indicted for flagrant non-support after allegedly failing to make court-ordered child support payments for his two children from March 16, 2010 through the date of the indictment, accumulating an arrearage of $1,000 or more. There are no JailTracker records indicating he has been arrested on this charge.

— Tabitha Jenkins, 31, of Williamsburg, was indicted for flagrant non-support after allegedly failing to make court-ordered child support payments for her child from June 1, 2005 through the date of the indictment, accumulating an arrearage of $1,000 or more. She has been released from the Laurel County Correctional Center under 10 percent of an $8,000 bond.

— Elisabeth Biggs Enriquez, 36, of Lexington, was indicted for flagrant non-support after allegedly failing to make court-ordered child support payments for her child from Aug. 2, 2006 through the date of the indictment, accumulating an arrearage of $1,000 or more. There are no JailTracker records indicating she has been arrested on this charge.

— Russell H. Young, 45, of London, was indicted for flagrant non-support after allegedly failing to make court-ordered child support payments for his three children from June 5, 2008 through the date of the indictment, accumulating an arrearage of $1,000 or more. There are no JailTracker records indicating he has been arrested on this charge.

— Erin Martin, AKA Erin Martin Sizemore, 32, of East Bernstadt, was arrested for theft by unlawful taking property valued at more than $500 but less than $10,000 after allegedly knowingly and unlawfully taking money from the London Utility Commission from August through September 2013. There are no JailTracker records indicating an arrest has been made in this case.

— William R. Hall, 34, of London, was indicted for theft by unlawful taking property valued at more than $500 but less than $10,000 after allegedly knowingly and unlawfully taking guitar strings, effects pedals, picks, an Epiphone Hummingbird acoustic guitar and an Aria acoustic guitar owned by Melvin Penn on June 2. Hall was remanded from court to the Laurel County Correctional Center, where he remains under a $5,000 cash bond.

— Robert W. Stewart, 32, of London, was indicted for receiving stolen property valued at more than $500 but less than $10,000 after allegedly knowingly and unlawfully receiving and then possessing motorcycle parts on Jan. 20, which had been reported stolen from Jimmy Lewis. Stewart remains jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center under a $5,000 cash bond. According to JailTracker records, he also faces a parole violation.

— Bobby J. Bailey, 30, and Crystal R. Bailey, 29, both of the same Corbin address, were each named on a three-count indictment for charges incurred Aug. 22. The first count indicts both defendants for second-degree burglary after allegedly entering the residence of Angela Disney with the intent to commit a crime. The second count indicts the pair for theft by unlawful taking property valued at more than $500 but less than $10,000 after allegedly knowingly and unlawfully taking a Nintendo DS, a laptop computer and an Apple iPad owned by Disney. The third count indicts them both for second-degree criminal mischief after allegedly knowingly and unlawfully damaging a window and frame causing between $500 and $1,000 in damages. Bobby Bailey was released from the Laurel County Correctional Center Aug. 28 on a $25,000 surety bond. Crystal Bailey was released Aug. 27 from the Laurel County Correctional Center under 10 percent of a $25,000 bond.

— Christopher K. Joseph, 26, and Keli Brown, 34, both of the same address in East Bernstadt, were each named on a six-count indictment Friday. The first five counts on the indictment charge the pair with separate counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument after they allegedly possessed and uttered various forged checks. The first count alleges the offense occurred Oct. 23 and involved a forged check in the amount of $400, drawn on a victims’ PNC Bank account. The second count alleges the offense occurred Oct. 24 and involved a forged check in the amount of $44.89 given to Thompson Drug, drawn on a victim’s closed 1st National Bank account. The third count alleges the offense occurred Oct. 24 and involved a forged check in the amount of $600, drawn on a victim’s closed 1st National Bank account. The fourth count alleges the offense occurred Oct. 28 and involved a forged check in the amount of $650, drawn on a victim’s PNC Bank account. The fifth count alleges the offense occurred Nov. 1 and involved a forged check in the amount of $400, drawn on a victim’s closed 1st National Bank account. The sixth count indicts Joseph for being a first-degree persistent felony offender after three previous felony convictions in Laurel Circuit Court. His first conviction came in December 2009 when he was sentenced to one year for his first offense of criminal possession of a forged instrument. The second conviction was in February 2010 when he was sentenced to 12 months probated for 24 months for theft by deception under $500. His latest conviction came in September 2012, when he received a five-year sentence probated for five years for second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument. Brown was released from the Laurel County Correctional Center on a $1,000 surety bond. Joseph remains jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center — no bond type or amount is listed.

— Ernest W. Doan, Jr., 34, of Corbin, was handed a five-count indictment Friday for charges incurred Oct. 13. The first count indicts him for first-degree possession of a controlled substance after he allegedly was found in possession of a quantity of methamphetamine. The second count indicts Doan for his third offense of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants. He was convicted of this offense twice before in Laurel County — once in 2010 and again in 2012. The third count indicts him for operating a motor vehicle without an operator’s license. The fourth count indicts him for possession of drug paraphernalia. The fifth count indicts him for being a second-degree persistent felony offender after his December 2007 conviction in Laurel Circuit Court for two counts of his first offense of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, for which he received a six-year sentence. Doan remains jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center under a $1,000 cash bond, according to JailTracker records.

— Elvis Profitt, 36, and Elbert McFadden, 38, both of London, were each named on a four-count indictment Friday. The first count indicts Profitt for his first offense of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance after allegedly knowingly and unlawfully selling less than two grams of methamphetamine to a cooperating witness with the London Police Department. The second count indicts McFadden for his first offense of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance after allegedly knowingly and unlawfully selling less than two grams of methamphetamine to a cooperating witness with the London Police Department. The third count indicts Profitt for third-degree possession of a controlled substance after he was allegedly found in possession of a quantity of Xanax. The fourth count indicts Profitt for being a first-degree persistent felony offender after three previous felony convictions. The first one for Profitt came in Pulaski County Circuit Court in February 1996, where he received a one-year sentence probated for one year for theft by deception over $300. The second conviction for him came in Laurel Circuit Court in April 2011, when he received a five-and-a-half year sentence for second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument. His latest conviction came in May 2011 in Knox Circuit Court, when he received a five-and-a-half year sentence for second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument. McFadden was remanded from court and remains jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center under a $5,000 cash bond. Profitt was booked into the Laurel County Correctional Center Nov. 4, and released Wednesday on a $25,000 cash bond.