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July 29, 2013

Two indicted for crimes against children

Unrelated cases included among Knox County Grand Jury indictments

CORBIN — By John L. Ross / Staff Writer

Two men were each handed multi-count indictments Friday in Knox County Circuit Court for unrelated charges involving minor children.

The first defendant, William Cecil Baird Jr., 32, of Corbin, faces 10 counts of second-degree rape, 10 counts of second-degree sexual abuse, 10 counts of second-degree sodomy and other related charges, all of which are alleged to have happened to the same minor child.

The allegations begin in July 2012 and end in December that same year.

Baird remains jailed in the Knox County Detention Center under a $250,000 cash bond.

The second defendant, Jerry Luke, 45, of Gray, received a 47-count indictment charging him with 47 counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.

He also remains jailed at the detention center.

However, according to jail records, he is also charged with felony custodial interference, third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor and a bench warrant.

His bond is currently set at $10,000 cash.

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 are:

— Sonya Frederick, 36, of Artemus, was indicted for theft by unlawful taking property valued at more than $500 but less than $10,000 by allegedly knowingly and unlawfully taking a bank bag containing money from Wildcat Market on July 1.

— Franklin Bois Rains, 43, of Flat Lick, was handed a five-count indictment in Knox Circuit Court Friday for charges incurred July 2. The first count indicts him for first-degree burglary after allegedly knowingly and unlawfully entering the residence of Tim Roark with the intent to commit a crime and while possessing a firearm. The second count indicts Rains for theft of a firearm after allegedly stealing a firearm owned by Roark. The third count indicts him for theft by unlawful taking property valued at more than $500 but less than $10,000 after allegedly stealing jewelry and other items from Roark’s home. The fourth count indicts him for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon after allegedly having in his possession a firearm. He was previously convicted in April 2012 of theft by unlawful taking property valued at more than $500 in Knox Circuit Court and sentenced to two years probated for three years. The fifth count indicts him for second-degree criminal mischief after allegedly damaging an air conditioner owned by John Mills causing between $500 and $1,000 in damage. He remains jailed in the Knox County Detention Center under a $25,000 cash bond.

— Rains was also handed a second indictment, this one with four counts from charges incurred July 3. The first count indicts him for first-degree robbery after allegedly threatening to use physical force while armed with a gun and while committing a theft from Lois Townsley. The second count of this indictment charges Rains with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon after allegedly having in his possession a firearm. The third count indicts him for first-degree wanton endangerment after allegedly engaged in conduct with created a danger of death or injury to Townsley. The fourth count on this indictment charges him with third-degree criminal mischief after allegedly damaging a door owned by Townsley causing less than $500 in damage.

— Ted R. Davis, 26, and Timothy W. Smith, 25, both of Barbourville, were each named on a six-count indictment Friday for charges incurred June 5. The first count indicts both men for their first offense of manufacturing methamphetamine after allegedly having in their possession chemicals and/or equipment used in making meth. The second count also applies for both defendants and indicts them for possession of drug paraphernalia. The third count indicts Smith alone for second-degree hindering prosecution or apprehension after allegedly giving Knox County Deputy Claude Hudson a false statement concerning the location of Davis. The fourth count indicts Davis alone for menacing after allegedly placing Hudson in reasonable apprehension of imminent physical injury. The fifth count also applies to Davis and indicts him for resisting arrest. The sixth count indicts Davis for second-degree persistent felony offender after his previous felony convictions of third-degree burglary and receiving stolen property valued at more than $500 in March 2011 in Knox Circuit Court. He was sentenced to three years for those convictions. Both men remain jailed in the Knox County Detention Center under $25,000 cash bonds. According to jail records, Davis also faces one charge of fraudulent use of a credit card, and for that he has a $1,000 cash bond.

— Wiley J. Medlin, Jr., 28, of Corbin, Cari L. Shelton, 27, of Ripley, Tenn., and Bradley Boyington, 29, address unknown, were all named on a four-count indictment for charges incurred May 27. The first count indicts all three for their first offense of manufacturing methamphetamine after allegedly being found in possession chemicals and/or equipment used in making meth. The second count indicts them for their first offense of unlawful possession of methamphetamine precursors after allegedly being found in possession of pseudoephedrine, one possible ingredient used in making meth. The third count indicts all three for first-degree possession of a controlled substance after allegedly being found in possession of a quantity of meth. The fourth count indicts them for possession of drug paraphernalia. Of the three, Medlin remains jailed in the Knox County Detention Center under a $25,000 cash bond.

— Christopher Bingham, 18, of Bimble, received a two-count indictment Friday. Both counts are separate charges of receiving stolen property valued at more than $500 but less than $10,000. The first count alleges the charges were incurred May 27 when he received and possessed a 2002 Yamaha four-wheeler reported stolen by John Mills. The second count alleges the charges were incurred May 27 when he received and possessed a custom drag three-wheeler, also reported stolen by John Mills.

— Glenn Campbell, 78, of Barbourville, was indicted for first-degree wanton endangerment after allegedly wantonly, and with manifest indifference to the value of human life, engaged in conduct which created a danger of death or injury to Henry King on July 9.

— Jimmy R. Taylor, 46, of Corbin, received an eight-count indictment Friday for charges incurred June 22. All eight counts indict him for separate charges of first-degree wanton endangerment after allegedly wantonly, and with manifest indifference to the value of human life, engaged in conduct which created a danger of death or injury to Corey Epperson, Ashley Wyrick, Teresa Hensley, Deanna Dozier, Melissa May, Cherida Burkhart, Teresa Proffitt and Tiffany Phelps. He remains jailed in the Knox County Detention Center under a $25,000 cash bond, according to jail records.

— Vanessa B. Wiseman, 18, and Margaret Goodin, 41, both of the same address in Corbin, were each named on a three-count indictment Friday. The first count indicts Goodin for theft by unlawful taking property valued at more than $500 but less than $10,000 after allegedly taking merchandise from Lowe’s Sporting Goods on March 23. The second and third counts indict both women for two charges of theft by unlawful taking property valued at more than $500 but less than $10,000 after allegedly taking merchandise from Lowe’s Sporting Goods on two separate dates — April 20 and April 27.

— Brandon Cox, 32, of Gray, received a seven-count indictment in Knox Circuit Court Friday for charges incurred June 13. The first count indicts him for first-degree criminal mischief after allegedly causing more than $1,000 in damage to a Rossland Church building owned by Claude Medlin. The second count indicts him for possession of a handgun by a convicted felon. He was previously convicted in December 2008 for theft by unlawful taking an automobile in Knox Circuit Court, for which he was sentenced to two years. The third count indicts Cox for carrying a concealed deadly weapon after allegedly carrying on his person a .38 Smith & Wesson handgun. The fourth count indicts him his second offense of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants. His first conviction on this charge occurred in March 2012 in Knox County. The fifth count indicts him for failure to maintain auto insurance. The sixth count indicts Cox for operating a vehicle with an expired registration plate. The seventh count indicts him for no or expired Kentucky registration receipt.

— Charlotte Davis, AKA Charlotte Asher, 23, of two Barbourville addresses; Kevin Fuston, 21, of Richmond and a similar address to Davis in Barbourville; and Sabrina Oldrieve, 25, and Neil Oldrieve, 32, both of the same Barbourville address, were all four named on a one-count indictment charging second-degree assault after allegedly beating on Teresa Smith and causing serious physical injury on July 12.

— Randall A. Elliott, 25, and Tiffany M. Elliott, 22, both of the same address in Corbin, were both named on a three-count indictment for charges incurred May 4. The first count indicts them for second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument after allegedly possessing and uttering a $69.45 check at Kroger’s drawn from the Whitaker Bank account of Chrystal Wright. The second count indicts them for another charge of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument after allegedly possessing and uttering a $5.08 check at Kroger’s drawn from the Whitaker Bank account of Wright. The third count indicts Randall Elliot alone for second-degree persistent felony offender after his April 27 conviction in Knox Circuit Court for second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, for which he was sentenced to one year.

— Tosha Miller, 28, and Rachel Smith, 25, both of Williamsburg, were indicted for theft by unlawful taking property valued at more than $10,000 after allegedly stealing a computer, jewelry and other items owned by Janie Okuma on June 28.

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