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April 29, 2013

Three indicted in Knox County for meth

CORBIN — By John L. Ross, Staff Writer

Indictments were handed down to 36 people Friday in Knox County Circuit Court.

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

Three Flat Lick residents, who live at the same address, were each listed on a seven-count indictment in Knox County Circuit Court Friday.

Elvis Hall, 38, Virgil Mills Jr., also 38, and Elizabeth Sturdivant, 33, are all listed on the first count, which indicts the trio for their first offense of manufacturing methamphetamine after they were allegedly caught with chemicals and/or equipment used to make meth with the intent to do so.

The second and third counts both charge the three with first-degree wanton endangerment after allegedly wantonly engaging in conduct which put both Crystal Melton and Andrea Bays in danger of physical injury or death. The fourth count charges Mills with first-degree fleeing or evading police after he allegedly disobeyed the signals of Deputy Claude Hudson to stop running. The fifth count indicts the trio for fourth-degree controlled substance endangerment to a child after allegedly permitting a child to be present while making methamphetamine. The sixth count indicts Mills for possession of drug paraphernalia. The seventh count charges Hall with second-degree persistent felony offender after his 2011 conviction for unlawful distribution of a meth precursor, first offense, for which he received three years probated for five years.

Others indicted Friday and their charges include:

— Russell Roark, 45, with addresses listed in both Bimble and Louisville, was handed two separate indictments Friday.

The first indictment contains two counts for charges levied March 17. The first count in that indictment charges him with receiving stolen property valued at more than $500 but less than $10,000 after allegedly receiving and possessing a 2001 Oldsmobile van reported stolen from William Keene. The second count in that indictment charges first-degree persistent felony offender.

The other indictment contains four counts. The first count indicts Roark for receiving stolen property valued at more than $500 but less than $10,000 by allegedly knowingly and unlawfully possessing a 1993 GMC Sierra pickup truck reported stolen from Granville Overbay. The second count indicts him for his fifth offense of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants. He was convicted of that same offense in Knox County in February 2010; in Laurel County in February 2009; in Knox County again in June 2010; and in Rockcastle County in March 2009. The third count on Roark’s indictment charges him with first-degree criminal mischief after allegedly knowingly and unlawfully damaging Overbay’s GMC truck. The fourth count charges him a second time as a first-degree persistent felony offender. He was convicted in October 2010 for his fourth offense of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants and first-degree fleeing or evading police, for which he was sentenced to five years for each count to be served concurrently. He was convicted in February 2001 for his third offense of driving a motor vehicle while license is suspended or revoked for driving while DUI, for which he was sentenced to three years. He was convicted in December 1994 for his fourth offense of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants and received a four-year sentence for that. He also received one and a half years in 1990 for third-degree burglary. All of his convictions have been in Knox County courtrooms.

— Earl Gray, 27, of Barbourville, and Johnny Jordan, 24, of Artemus, were each named on an eight-count indictment. Count I charges Jordan with theft by unlawful taking property valued at more than $500 but less than $10,000 after allegedly stealing metal owned by Vinland Energy Dec. 14. Count II charges both men with theft by unlawful taking property valued at more than $500 but less than $10,000 after allegedly stealing metal owned by Mt. Ridge Drilling on Dec. 20. Count III indicts Gray for first-degree fleeing or evading the police after allegedly failing to obey signals of Deputy Claude Hudson to stop the vehicle he was driving on Feb. 14. Gray was also named in Count IV for first-degree wanton endangerment after allegedly wantonly engaging in conduct which created a danger of injury or death to Hudson on Feb. 14. Count V indicts Jordan for theft by deception property valued at less than $500 after allegedly selling metal owned by Vinland Energy to Graceway Metal without permission on Dec. 19. Count VI indicts Jordan again for theft by deception property valued at less than $500 after allegedly selling metal owned by Mt. Ridge Drilling to T&W Metal without permission of Dec. 20. Count VII indicts Gray for resisting arrest after allegedly preventing Hudson from arresting him. Count VIII aldo indicts Gray, this time for first-degree persistent felony offender after his convictions in Knox Circuit Court for theft by unlawful taking of a firearm in 2006, for which he received a one-and-a-half year sentence. He was also convicted in 2006 of his fourth offense of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants, for which he received a one-year sentence. Jordan remains jailed at the Knox County Detention Center under two cash bonds totaling $15,000, according to JailTracker.

— Danny Mason, 30, of Corbin, was handed an eight-count indictment for charges levied Feb. 2. The first two counts indict Mason for two charges of first-degree wanton endangerment, after allegedly intentionally driving his vehicle toward Robert Doan and also Kayla Doan, in the attempt to try and run over them. The third count charges second-degree criminal mischief after allegedly knowingly damaging a Pontiac G6 owned by Gary Gross, causing between $500 and $1,000 in damage. The fourth count also charges second-degree criminal mischief, this time after allegedly knowingly damaging a Toyota Highlander owned by Miguel Hernandez, causing between $500 and $1,000 in damage. The fifth count indicts him for theft by unlawful taking property valued at less than $500 after allegedly stealing a Vera Bradley tote bag and other items owned by Kayla Doan. The sixth count also charges theft by unlawful taking property valued at less than $500 after allegedly stealing an identification card owned by Pastor Lopez. The seventh count is another charge of theft by unlawful taking property valued at less than $500 after allegedly stealing $200 from Hernandez. The eighth count on the indictment charges second-degree fleeing or evading the police after allegedly disobeying Patrolman Ken Proffitt’s directive to stop running.  

— Debra Cassidy, 50, of Corbin, was handed an eight-count indictment Friday for charges levied Feb. 18. The first count indicts her for her first offense of manufacturing methamphetamine after allegedly possessing chemicals and/or equipment used to make meth with the intent to make the drug, while in possession of a firearm. The second count indicts her for her first offense of unlawful possession of methamphetamine precursors, after allegedly being found in possession of pseudoephedrine with the intent to use the drug to make meth. The third count indicts her for first-degree possession of a controlled substance after allegedly being found possessing a quantity of meth. The fourth count indicts her for first-degree promoting contraband, after allegedly attempting to introduce meth into the Knox County Detention Center. Count V charges her with fourth-degree controlled substance endangerment to a child after allegedly permitting the child to be present during the manufacture of methamphetamine. Count VI indicts her for possession of marijuana. The seventh count indicts Cassidy for third-degree possession of a controlled substance when she was allegedly in possession of a quantity of Carisoprodol, a muscle relaxer. The eighth count indicts her for possession of drug paraphernalia.

— Amy Gray, 27, of Flat Lick, received a 13-count indictment Friday. Count I indicts her for program assistance fraud, after allegedly misrepresenting facts concerning eligibility for K-TAP/KWP benefits, thereby receiving $6,523 in said benefits. This allegedly occurred from May 20, 2010 through May 20, 2012. During that same time frame, in Count II of the indictment, she is again charged with program assistance fraud. This time she allegedly misrepresented facts concerning eligibility for Transportation Assistance benefits, thereby receiving $4,400 in benefits. The remaining counts indict her for 11 charges of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument after allegedly possessing forged PA-33 forms, bearing the forged signature of John Brown, on the following dates: May 8, June 1, July 5, Aug. 5, Sept. 6, Oct. 3, Nov. 7 and Dec. 5, all of 2011, and Jan. 1, Feb. 1 and March 5, all of 2012.

— Tommy R. Smith, 40, of Arjay, and Brittanie I. Akers, 23, of Pineville, were both named on a four-count indictment for charges levied Jan. 16. In the first count, both defendants were indicted for their first offense of manufacturing methamphetamine. The second count indicts the pair for their first offense of unlawful possession of methamphetamine precursors. The third count charges both defendants with second-degree possession of a controlled substance. The fourth count charges Smith with second-degree persistent felony offender after his 2004 conviction of first-degree robbery, for which he received a 10-year sentence.

— Scottie Baker, 40, and April Dawn McKnight, AKA April Mills, 32, both of Barbourville, were both named on a one-count indictment. They were indicted Friday on theft by unlawful taking property worth more than $500 but less than $10,000 after allegedly stealing a lockbox Dec. 18 containing cash and medicine owned by Jack Ledford. McKnight remains jailed in the Knox County Detention Center. According to JailTracker, she was arrested April 16 on two outstanding bench warrants. It lists two separate cash bonds of $2,500 each.

— Roy Christopher Elder, 29, and Tasha Nicole Abner, AKA Natasha Abner, 25, both of Walker, were both named on a five-count indictment for charges levied Feb. 7. The first count charges them with their first offense of manufacturing methamphetamine. The second count indicts them both for second-degree possession of a controlled substance. The third count also lists both defendants, and indicts them for possession of drug paraphernalia. Abner was listed solely in the fourth count, indicted for public intoxication. The fifth count indicts Elder for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants, first offense. According to JailTracker, she was arrested and remanded to court Friday, and remains jailed at the detention center under a $10,000 cash bond.

— Eddie L. Gray, 45, and Crystal Mills, AKA Crystal Johnson, 29, of the same address in Gray, were both listed on a four-count indictment for offenses which allegedly occurred Feb. 26. The first count indicts them for their first offense of manufacturing methamphetamine. The second count indicts the pair for their first offense of unlawful possession of methamphetamine precursors. The third count indict both defendants for first-degree possession of a controlled substance, which was meth. The fourth count indicts them both for possession of drug paraphernalia.

— Bill Lowe, 43, of Corbin, was named on a four-count indictment for sexual offenses, including two counts of third-degree rape.

— George Begley, 80, of Flat Lick, was indicted Friday for failure to comply with sex offender registration on March 2.

— Michael S. Creech, 29, and Regina Rickett, AKA Regina Burnette, 27, both of Corbin, were eachMar listed on a one-count indictment charging the pair with receiving stolen property valued at more than $500 but less than $10,000 by allegedly possessing on March 14 a hand-held radio reported stolen from the Corbin Fire Department.

— Willard Rucker, 38, of Corbin, was indicted for first-degree bail jumping after failing to appear in Knox County Circuit Court April 4 on felony charges pursuant to the terms of a bail bond.

— Brian Klette, AKA Broan Klett or Bryan Klette, 23, of Gray, was indicted for first-degree bail jumping after failing to appear in Knox County Circuit Court April 5 on felony charges pursuant to the terms of a bail bond.

— China Green, 26, of Bimble, was indicted for flagrant nonsupport after allegedly failing to make court-ordered child support payments to her three children from Oct. 15, 2009 to the indictment date, accumulating an arrearage of $1,000 or more.

— Tasha Haney, 30, of Corbin, was indicted for flagrant nonsupport after allegedly failing to make court-ordered child support payments to her one child from Sept. 1, 2008 to the indictment date, accumulating an arrearage of $1,000 or more.

— Steven Davis, 48, of Middlesboro, was indicted for flagrant nonsupport after allegedly failing to make court-ordered child support payments to his one child from Sept. 15, 1994 to the indictment date, accumulating an arrearage of $1,000 or more.

— Dusty White, 29, of Corbin, was indicted for flagrant nonsupport after allegedly failing to make court-ordered child support payments to his two children from April 6, 2009 to the indictment date, accumulating an arrearage of $1,000 or more.

—Jeffery S. Gray, 27, of Hinkle, was indicted for theft by unlawful taking property valued at more than $500 but less than $10,000 after allegedly stealing a safe containing $7,000 in cash from Ricky Disney, Jr. on May 9, 2012.

— Marvin Chadwell, 47, of Barbourville, was indicted for his second offense of manufacturing methamphetamine. According to the indictment, Chadwell was convicted in 2009 for his first offense of manufacturing methamphetamine. He remains jailed in the Knox County Detention Center under a $50,000 cash bond and was arrested March 13.

— Bryan Brewer, 24, of Corbin, was handed a two-count indictment. The first count indicts him for first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, first offense, after allegedly having in his possession for sale less than two grams of meth on March 3. The second count indicts him for reckless driving. He was remanded into custody from the courtroom, and remains jailed at the detention center.

— Goble T. Brown, 20, of Scalf, was named on a two-count indictment Friday. The first count indicts Brown for first-degree fleeing or evading the police after Knox County Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Hensley allegedly attempted to stop his vehicle April 9. The second count indicts Brown for first-degree wanton endangerment after allegedly creating a danger of death or physical injury to Hensley. He remains jailed in the Knox County Detention Facility.

— Joshua Hart, AKA Josh Hart, 28, of Corbin, was handed a three-count indictment. The first count charges second-degree criminal trespass after allegedly knowingly and unlawfully entering the home of William Bray on Jan. 28. The second count indicts him for theft by unlawful taking property valued at less than $500 after allegedly stealing a cell phone owned by Bray. The third count indicts Hart for fourth-degree assault after allegedly punching and kicking Bray Jan. 28, causing physical injury.

— Gregory Lamb, 41, of Flat Lick, was indicted for first-degree wanton endangerment after allegedly firing a gun toward Bill Mills March 22, creating a danger of death or serious injury to Mills.

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