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February 25, 2013

Jason Wagers indicted for other charges in Knox Co.

CORBIN — By John L. Ross, Staff Writer

A man facing robbery charges Monday in Laurel County was indicted on other charges in Knox County Circuit Court Friday.

Jason A. Wagers, 35, of London, appeared before Circuit Judge Gregory Lay and was handed down a four-count indictment.

The first count indicts Wagers on charges that allegedly occurred Aug. 29, 2012, when he was operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants — his fourth offense. He was previously convicted three times of the same offense in 2011.

The second count indicts Wagers for his first offense of driving on a DUI-suspended or revoked license. The third count indicts him for failure to wear a seat belt.

The last count charges him with first-degree persistent felony offender, as he holds previous convictions in Whitley County for first-degree wanton endangerment and first-degree criminal mischief, and in Knox County for second-degree robbery and theft by unlawful taking more than $300.

Wagers was handed a 14-count indictment in December on two separate robbery charges in Laurel County involving the Cash Express and the Taco Bell.

He is scheduled for a pretrial conference Monday in Laurel County Circuit Court. He remains jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center under two separate $50,000 cash bonds.

All persons indicted remain innocent until proven guilty in court.

Others indicted Friday and their charges include:

— Christopher B. Mills, 30, and Sean D. Messer, 35, both of Barbourville, were both named on a four-count indictment. Both men are named in the first count, which indicts the pair for second-degree burglary by unlawfully entering the residence of Gracie Eversole Aug. 17, 2012 with the intent to commit a crime. The second count indicts both men for receiving stolen property valued at less than $500 by allegedly receiving watches and a bracelet which had been stolen from Eversole. The third count indicts Mills for second-degree persistent felony offender after his conviction in 2010 for flagrant nonsupport in Whitley County. The fourth count on the indictment charges Messer with first-degree persistent felony offender after his convictions for crimes in Whitley County, including first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance in 2004, theft by failure to make required disposition in 2005, first-degree bail jumping in 2004, and first-degree wanton endangerment in 2005.

— Katie Hibbard, 21, indicted on first-degree bail jumping committed on Nov. 5, 2010.

— Jeffery S. Brown, 40, of Flat Lick, received a four-count indictment for charges incurred Sept. 21, 2012. The first count charges first-degree possession of a controlled substance, which was methamphetamine. Count II charges third-degree possession of a controlled substance for possessing Xanax. Count III charges possession of drug paraphernalia, and the fourth count charges possession of marijuana.

— Kenneth Brown, 36, of Flat Lick, received an indictment for his second offense of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance by selling less than 10 doses of Oxycodone within 90 days. He was previously convicted in 2011 for trafficking in a controlled substance in Knox County Circuit Court.

— George McAdams, 24, and Krystal Shields, 22, both of Barbourville, were handed a two-count indictment Friday. The first count indicts the pair on second-degree burglary for breaking and entering into the residence of Brandon Saper on Oct. 31, 2012. The second count indicts the two for theft by unlawful taking more than $500 but less than $10,000 by allegedly stealing television sets, jewelry, a laptop computer and a Kindle Fire owned by Saper.

— Nii Noi Tetteh, 25, of Flat Lick, received a three-count indictment. The first count charges Tetteh with fraudulent use of a credit card of more than $500 but less than $10,000. Count II indicts Tetteh for theft of property lost, mislaid or delivered by mistake totaling more than $500 but less than $10,000 by “coming in control of a laptop computer.” Those two charges were incurred Dec. 24. The third count states that Tetteh is indicted with fraudulent use of a credit card less than $500 on or around Dec. 14, 2012.

— Christopher R. Logan, 22, of Corbin, received a three-count indictment for crimes committed from Dec, 16-18, 2012. The first count indicts him for second-degree burglary by unlawfully entering the home of Stacy Warfield. The second count charges theft by unlawful taking of more than $500 but less than $10,000 for allegedly stealing copper wire from Warfield. The third count indicts him for second-degree criminal mischief for damaging the Warfield residence causing between $500-$1,000 in damages.

— Bradley Merida, 22, of Flat Lick, indicted for first-degree bail jumping, which occurred on Feb. 1.

— Kimberly Bingham, 48, of Barbourville, was indicted for trafficking in a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school for allegedly selling a quantity of Aprazolam near Knox Middle School April 26, 2012.

— Lacy Cox, 24, of Barbourville, indicted for her first offense of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance for allegedly selling less than 10 doses of Oxycodone within 90 days on July 10, 2012.

— Harold Smith, Jr., 34, was indicted for his second offense of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance by allegedly selling less than 10 doses of Oxycodone June 28, 2012. He was previously convicted in 2008 for trafficking in a controlled substance in Knox Circuit Court.

— Bill Mills, Sr., AKA Billie Mills and Bill Mills, 53, of Barbourville, received a two-count indictment. The first count indicts Mills for his second offense of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance for allegedly selling less than 10 doses of Oxycodone within 90 days. This is alleged to have happened July 10, 2012. The second count indicts him for his second offense of second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance by allegedly selling less than 20 doses of Hydrocodone. This is alleged to have occurred on Aug. 8, 2012. Mills was previously convicted in 1994 of trafficking in a controlled substance in Knox Circuit Court.

— Billy Mills, Jr., AKA Billie L. Mills, Billie Mills, Jr., 22, of Barbourville, also received a two-count indictment. The first count indicts Mills for his first offense of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance by allegedly selling less than 10 doses of Oxycodone within 90 days on April 26, 2012.

The second count on Mills’ indictment charges his first offense of trafficking in a simulated controlled substance by knowingly selling a quantity of Furosemide to a cooperating witness giving the impression the drug was morphine on May 2, 2012.

— Jabe Dewayne Smith, 46, of Barbourville, was handed a two-count indictment Friday. The first count charges Smith with his first offense of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance by allegedly selling 10 or more doses of Oxycodone within 90 days. This offense was incurred July 12-30, 2012. The second count covers charges incurred on Aug. 8, 2012. Smith was indicted for another charge of his first offense, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance for allegedly selling less than 10 doses of Oxycodone within 90 days.

— Harold Payne, 50, of Bimble, also received a two-count indictment Friday. The first count indicts him for his second offense of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance by allegedly selling less than 20 doses of Buprenorphine on April 26, 2012. The second count charges him for second-degree persistent felony offender. Payne was previously convicted in 2007 of his first offense of first-degree possession of a controlled substance.

— Harold Mills, 52, of Green Road, received a three-count indictment. All three counts each charge Mills with his first offense of second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance. The first one was for selling less than 20 doses of Hydrocodone to a cooperating witness on June 28, 2012. The second one was for the same offense, this one occurring on July 12, 2012. The third count is said to have occurred Aug. 8, 2012 when Mills allegedly sold 20 or more doses of Hydrocodone to a cooperating witness.

— Robert Elam, 72, of Gray, was indicted for his first offense of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance by allegedly selling 10 or more doses of Hydromorphone to a cooperating witness.

— James R. Eads, 27, of Gray, was given a two-count indictment. The first count states that between Aug. 30 and Sept. 9, 2012, acting alone or with others, committed his second offense of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance by allegedly selling more than 10 doses of Oxycodone to a cooperating witness. Eads was previously convicted in 2011 for trafficking in a controlled substance in Knox Circuit Court. The second count states that between the same dates, Eads is indicted for second-degree persistent felony offender, as he has previously been convicted of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument in Knox Circuit Court in 2007.

— Jeffery L. McClain, 27, of Thornton, was indicted on two counts. The first count indicts McClain for theft of a firearm. The second count indicts him for second-degree persistent felony offender after his 2011 conviction in Letcher County for facilitation to commit robbery.

— Darren Sizemore, 21, of Barbourville, was handed a two-count indictment. The first count indicts him for third-degree burglary for entering the abandoned home of Terry McKeehan with the intent to commit a crime on Jan. 13. The second count indicts Sizemore for receiving stolen property valued at more than $500 but less than $10,000 by unlawfully receiving and possessing two car doors, copper pipe and other items stolen from the McKeehan property.

— Billie Gambrel, 48, of Dewitt, was indicted for program assistance fraud for allegedly using a food stamp identification card issued to Litha Gambrel on Nov. 24, 2012.

— Jeremy Sulfridge, 31, of Williamsburg, received a two-count indictment Friday. Both counts charge Sulfridge with theft by unlawful taking property valued at more than $500 but less than $10,000. On Nov. 8, 2012, Sulfridge allegedly took catalytic converters from Gary Helton. Two days later, Sulfridge allegedly took another catalytic converter and aluminum wheels, also belonging to Helton.

— Deniece Gatewood, 37, of Corbin, was indicted for first-degree bail jumping occurring on Jan. 4.

— Three people were listed on a three-count indictment Friday. Noah L. Taylor, 43, of Gray, Frances E. Hines, AKA Frances Liford, 42, of Corbin, and George D. Jones, 42, of Gray were all indicted for the first count of their first offense manufacturing methamphetamine on Nov. 24, 2012.

Count II indicts Hines for first-degree persistent felony offender, as she has previously been convicted of three felonies. In Whitley Circuit Court, she was convicted in July 2008 of three counts of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, first offense, and second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, first offense. Then in August that same year, she was convicted of another charge of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, again in Whitley Circuit Court. In Laurel Circuit Court, she was convicted in 1998 of her first offense of first-degree possession of a controlled substance. The third count in this indictment charges Jones with first-degree persistent felony offender as he was convicted in July 2011 in Fayette Circuit Court for flagrant non-support. He was also convicted in 2002 of receiving stolen property valued at more than $300.

— Steven W. Helton, 28, of Corbin, was indicted for receiving stolen property on Nov. 8, 2012, which was valued at more than $500 but less than $10,000. He allegedly possessed a ring stolen from Cleda Pennington.

— John Epperson, 25, of Scalf, received a two-count indictment Friday. The first count indicts Epperson for second-degree burglary for entering the residence of Victor Mills with the intent to commit a crime on Dec. 1, 2012. The second count indicts him for theft by unlawful taking of more than $10,000 from Mills’ home.

— Kevin Carter, 35, of Corbin, was indicted for theft by unlawful taking property valued at more than $500 but less than $10,000 for allegedly taking a 1999 Chevrolet Silverado owned by Chuck Bingham on Jan. 4.

— Deon J. Porter, 21, of Barbourville, and William Dixie, 19, of Louisville, were named in a two-count indictment. The first count indicts the two men on first-degree burglary for unlawfully entering the home of Dylan Wilson while in possession of a firearm on Nov. 15, 2012. Count II indicts Porter and Dixie for first-degree robbery “by threatening the use of physical force while armed with a firearm and in the course of committing a theft from Dylan Wilson.”

— Juanita Lee, AKA Juanita Peters, Juanita Mason, 33, of Corbin, was indicted on two counts of program assistance fraud. The first counts states the crime was allegedly committed between June 2008 and September 2010 when Lee failed to report a change in her eligibility for food stamp benefits, fraudulently receiving $3,666 in food stamps. The second count states the offense was allegedly committed between December 2008 and December 2010 when Lee failed to report a change in her eligibility for Medicaid benefits, fraudulently receiving $13,596.57 in those benefits.

— Donald Mills, 35, and Douglas Mills, 42, both of Barbourville, were both named on a two-count indictment. Both men are listed in the first count, indicting the two for theft by unlawful taking property valued at more than $500 but less than $10,000 by allegedly stealing Prilosec (and over-the-counter acid reflux medication) and Goody’s Headache Powders from Krogers grocery store Jan 2.

The second count on this indictment solely lists Donald Mills, who was indicted in this count for third-degree possession of a controlled substance by unlawfully possessing a quantity of Clonazepam.

— Kenneth Wayne Rose, 29, of Corbin, received a three-count indictment Friday. The first count indicts Rose for first-degree robbery by using physical force and causing injury to Brenda Lee while committing a theft from K-Mart on Dec. 23, 2012. The second count indicts him for possession of drug paraphernalia, and the third count indicts Rose for second-degree persistent felony offender. Rose was previously convicted in 2009 for receiving stolen property valued at more than $300.

— Wayne O. Brock, AKA Orville Wayne Brock, 38, of Barbourville, also received a three-count indictment. The first count indicts Brock for second-degree burglary by entering the home of Larry and Florence Craig on Dec. 6, 2012 with the intent to commit a crime. Count II indicts him for second-degree criminal mischief by allegedly causing between $500 and $1,000 in damage to a Vizio television and Emerson television owned by the Craigs. Count III indicts Rose for theft by deception by taking the Vizio TV and selling it without permission to do so.

— Jeffery Robbins, 50, of Gray, was handed a three-count indictment as well. The first count indicts him for second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument by allegedly uttering a $271 counterfeit check with the forged signature of Betty Collins at Messer’s Market. The second count indicts Robbins for failure to notify an address change to the Kentucky Department of Transportation. The first two counts on this indictment allegedly occurred on Dec. 14, 2012. The third count charges theft by deception of the value less than $500 by unlawfully taking the same $271 from Messer’s Market in return for the counterfeit check. This charge allegedly occurred on Dec. 16, 2012.

— Charles Roark, 28, of Flat Lick, was indicted for first-degree criminal abuse by intentionally abusing a female juvenile on Christmas Day— he allegedly struck the victim several times with a belt, causing said victim to be in danger of physical injury or death.

— Brian Klette, AKA Broan Klett, Bryan Klette, 23, of Gray, was named on a two-count indictment Friday. The first count indicts Klette for theft by unlawful taking property worth between $500 and $10,000 after he allegedly took a Honda ATV from owner Larry Harkins on Dec. 9, 2012. The second count of his indictment charges him with receiving stolen property valued at more than $500 but less than $10,000 for receiving and possessing Harkins’ stolen ATV.

— James F. Mills, 36, of Carlisle, was handed down a three-count indictment Friday. The first count states that on June 7, 2012, he committed the offense of receiving stolen property valued at more than $500 but less than $10,000. He allegedly received and possessed a 2004 Pontiac Sunfire owned by Tina Merida. The second count indicts Mills for theft by deception of property valued below $500 after selling Merida’s vehicle for scrap without permission. The third count indicts him on second-degree persistent felony offender after his previous conviction of flagrant nonsupport in Henry County in August 2007.

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