, Corbin, KY

June 25, 2012

B’ville man charged with possessing pipe bomb

Indicted on 12 counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, Corbin, KY

CORBIN — By Carl Keith Greene / Staff Writer

Glenn David Powell, 65, of Barbourville, was indicted by the Knox County grand jury with 12 counts of first-degree wanton endangerment regarding a bomb.

On March 28, Powell, according to the indictment, “was wantonly, and with manifest indifference to the value of human life... possessing a pipe bomb and creating a danger of death, or physical injury.”

The dozen he endangered include four sheriff department officers, Sheriff John Pickard and deputies Chad Wagner, Claude Hudson and Keith Liford.

Also KSP Trooper Jim Adkins; Brad Brasher and Todd Tremaine, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,  Firearms and Explosives officers; Barbourville police officers Steve Owens, Brian Senters, and Chief Mike Broughton and two Knox County Emergency Services personnel, Mike Mitchell and Gerald Baker.

The first count charges Powell with receiving a stolen firearm.

He was also charged with menacing, third-degree terroristic threatening, resisting arrest, theft by unlawful taking of value less than $500 and advertising obscene material.

• Teddie McKeehan, 25, of Bryants Store, and Brittany Spencer, 26, of Barbourville, were charged with theft of a firearm and theft by unlawful taking of between $500 and $10,000.

• Alan Hibbard, 27, of Barbourville, second-degree assault.

• Robert Burnett, 69, of Dewitt, third-degree assault and resisting arrest.

• Elliott Ernsting, 28, of Corbin, second-degree burglary, fourth-degree assault and third-degree criminal mischief.

• Brian Phillips, 34, of Corbin, two counts of second-degree forgery, two counts of theft by deception of less than $500 and second-degree persistent felony offender (PFO).

• Dana Woolum, 27, of Barbourville, theft of identity, theft by unlawful taking of between $500 and $10,000, and theft by deception of value less than $500.

• Travis Goble Brown, 19, of Scalf, theft by unlawful taking between $500 and $10,000.

• William Bingham III, 24, of Flat Lick, theft by unlawful taking between $500 and $10,000 and second-degree PFO.

• Patrick Watkins, 46, and Roger W. Vaughn, 54, of East Bernstadt, three counts of unlawful taking of $10,000 or more, one count of theft by unlawful taking between $500 and $10,000 and one count each, first-degree PFO.

• James W. Harrison, 45, of East Bernstadt, two counts of theft by unlawful taking $10,000 or more, two counts of theft by unlawful taking between $500 and $10,000 and first-degree PFO.

• Jerry Middleton, 20, of Barbourville, receiving stolen property worth between $500 and $10,000 and attempted theft of value less than $500.

• Melissa Bowling, 37, and Taza Bowling, 20, of Cannon, receiving stolen property worth between $500 and $10,000, Melissa Bowling, possession of drug paraphernalia and second-degree possession of a controlled substance.

• Shannon Messer, 32, of Cannon, two counts first-degree wanton endangerment and driving under the influence of an intoxicant.

• R.J. Hubbard, 21, of Flat Lick, first-degree bailjumping.

• Jonathan Wilson, 30, no address shown, flagrant non-support and first-degree PFO.

• Leroy Boatwright, 29, of Artemus, and Elizabeth Osario (aka Osorio), 26, no address shown, making methamphetamine, first-degree fleeing or evading police, two counts fourth-degree controlled substance endangerment, first-degree wanton endangerment, second-degree escape, first-degree criminal mischief, first-degree evading the police, second-degree fleeing or evading the police, Boatwright driving on revoked or suspended license and Osario (aka Osorio), second-degree PFO.

• James J. Melton, 31, of Gray, four counts first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, third-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and first-degree fleeing or evading the police.

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