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March 24, 2014

McKee man among those indicted by grand jury


The Times-Tribune

CORBIN — By John L. Ross / Staff Writer

A McKee man already sentenced and jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center has now been indicted on robbery charges.

Brian M. Shaffer, 30, was named on a single-count indictment in Laurel County Circuit Court Friday charging him with first-degree robbery when he allegedly robbed the Fast Lane Tobacco store on March 2.

JailTracker records indicate he was jailed March 3 — and has been sentenced for charges of receiving stolen property, in this case a firearm, and theft by deception, include cold checks, under $500. The current scheduled release date is in February 2015.

He also faces charges of second-degree burglary and theft by unlawful taking a firearm.

He remains jailed on one fully-secured bond of $50,000, and a second cash bond of $5,000.

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

Others indicted Friday and their charges include:

— Donnie L. Sandlin, Jr., 40, of London, was named on a three-count indictment Friday. The first count indicts him for first-degree rape after he allegedly engaged in sexual intercourse with an unnamed victim through the use of forcible compulsion and while possessing a firearm June 12, 2012. The second count charges Sandlin with first-degree burglary after allegedly entering that same victim’s residence while possessing a firearm June 12, 2012. The third count on the indictment charges him with first-degree stalking after he allegedly followed the same unnamed victim, and further allegedly came to the victim’s residence, refused to leave, and implicitly or explicitly threatened the victim, thereby reportedly intentionally placing her in reasonable fear of serious physical injury or death. This charge is alleged to have occurred from August 2011 through June 2012. According to JailTracker records, Sandlin was booked into the Laurel County Correctional Center June 13, 2012 and released six days later on a $90,000 fully-secured bond.

— Timothy D. Beeler, 29, of Luttrell, Tenn., was named on a six-count indictment Friday in Laurel Circuit Court for charges incurred March 8. The first count on his indictment charges him with first-degree wanton endangerment after he allegedly wantonly, and with manifest indifference, drove under the influence of intoxicants, thereby creating a danger of death or injury to an unnamed victim. The second count indicts him for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants, first offense. The third count indicts him for driving a motor vehicle while his license was revoked or suspended for driving under the influence, first offense. The fourth count indicts him for operating a vehicle with no registration plate. The fifth count indicts him for failure to maintain auto insurance. The sixth count charges him with being a first-degree persistent felony offender after two previous convictions in Tennessee — one in Union County for vandalism over $500, where he was sentenced to one year in 2008; the other conviction in Knox County of auto burglary gave him a four-year sentence in 2006. He remains jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center under a $1,000 cash bond.

— Johnny Curry, 31, of Manchester, was indicted for flagrant nonsupport after allegedly failing to make court-ordered child support payments for his one child, creating an arrearage of $1,000 or more from March 1, 2007 through the date of the indictment. He was arrested Feb. 14 and booked into the Laurel County Correctional Center Feb. 25. JailTracker records indicate he has been sentenced on one charge of contempt of court libel/slander resistance to order. For the nonsupport charge, he remains jailed on a $2,500 cash bond.

— Paul Bartley, 53, of Jonancy, was indicted for flagrant nonsupport after allegedly failing to make court-ordered child support payments for his one child, creating an arrearage of $1,000 or more from August 1, 2004 through the date of the indictment. He was arrested and booked into the Laurel County Correctional Center Nov. 19 and released Friday on an unknown bond amount.

— Samuel Martin, 26, of Mt. Vernon, was named on an eight-count indictment Friday for charges incurred Feb. 15. The first count indicts him for first-degree criminal mischief after he allegedly knowingly and unlawfully damaged a Chevrolet Cobalt owned by Clifton Hellard causing more than $1,000 in damage. The next six counts are separate charges of second-degree wanton endangerment after he allegedly set fire to that Chevrolet near a residence, thereby creating a danger of death or injury to six different people inside that residence. The last count on his indictment charges him with public intoxication with a controlled substance. He was booked into the Laurel County Correctional Center Feb. 15, where he remains on these charges under a $5,000 fully-secured bond. JailTracker records indicate he also faces flagrant nonsupport charges, for which he is jailed on a $5,166 cash bond.

— Bobby Wilder, 35, of London, was named on a two-count indictment Friday for charges incurred Feb. 14. The first count indicts him for second-degree assault after he allegedly cut a female victim in the throat with a knife, causing serious physical injury. The second count indicts him for resisting arrest. He remains jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center under a $75,000 cash bond. JailTracker records indicate he also faces two bench warrants, and those two cash bonds total $2,500.

— Garra Harp, 21, of Corbin, was indicted for second-degree escape after she allegedly escaped the custody of Emcon Home Incarceration after being charged with a felony. She was booked into the Laurel County Correctional Center March 1, where she remains on a $10,00 cash bond for that charge. JailTracker records indicate she also faces two different warrants — one of which does not allow bond.

— Debbie S. Williams, 48, of Corbin, was named on a two-count indictment Friday for charges incurred Dec. 10. The first count indicts her for second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, first offense, after she allegedly knowingly and unlawfully possessed, for the purpose of sale, 20 or more doses of Hydrocodone. The second count indicts her for third-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, first offense, after she allegedly knowingly and unlawfully possessed, for the purpose of sale, 20 or more doses of Alprazolam. She was booked into the Laurel County Correctional Center Dec. 10 and released the next day on a $25,000 surety bond.

— Edith M. Jones, 56, and Kenneth W. Smallwood, 38, both of Corbin, were each named on a six-count indictment Friday. The first count indicts Jones with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, first offense, after she allegedly sold two or more grams of methamphetamine to a confidential witness with the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office Dec. 10. The second count indicts her with another charge of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, first offense, after she allegedly was found in possession of two or more grams of methamphetamine for resale on Dec. 16. The third count indicts her for theft by unlawful taking property valued at more than $500 but less than $10,000 after she allegedly took cash belonging to the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office. The fourth count indicts Smallwood for first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, first offense, after he allegedly was found in possession of two or more grams of methamphetamine for resale on Dec. 16. The fifth count indicts Smallwood for tampering with physical evidence after he allegedly destroyed, mutilated, concealed, removed or altered physical evidence which would have been used in an official proceeding Dec. 16. The sixth count on the indictment charges Jones with being a second-degree persistent felony offender after her April 2009 conviction in Laurel Circuit Court for first-degree possession of a controlled substance, first offense, to which she was sentenced to three years. Both Jones and Smallwood were booked into the Laurel County Correctional Center Dec. 16. Jones was released three days later on a $2,500 fully-secured bond. Smallwood was released Jan. 9 on a $2,500 surety bond.

— David C. Philpot, 35, of London, was named on a 11-count indictment Friday for charges incurred Nov. 6. The first count indicts him for third-degree assault after he allegedly fought with a Laurel County sheriff’s deputy and caused physical injury. The second count indicts him for theft by unlawful taking property value at more than $10,000 but less than $1 million after he allegedly took a 2013 Chevrolet Cruse from Hertz Rental Agency. The third count indicts him for second-degree fleeing or evading police after allegedly disobeying the deputy’s orders to stop running. The fourth count indicts him for resisting arrest. The fifth count indicts him for menacing by allegedly intentionally placing another person in reasonable apprehension of imminent physical injury. The sixth count indicts Philpot for second-degree disorderly conduct after allegedly being in a public place and creating a hazardous or physically offensive condition by engaging in fighting and threatening behavior. The seventh count indicts him for public intoxication. The eighth count indicts him for giving a police officer a false name or address. The ninth count indicts him for possession of drug paraphernalia. The 10th count indicts him for third-degree escape after he allegedly escaped the deputy’s custody. The 11th count on his indictment charges him with being a first-degree persistent felony offender after previous felony convictions. In Knox Circuit Court she was convicted of receiving stolen property (vehicle) valued at more than $300, for which he was sentenced to three years probated for five years. In April 2009 he was convicted in two separate cases — one for second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument for which he was sentenced to five years, the other for theft by unlawful taking, for which he received a concurrent sentence of five years. He was booked into the Laurel County Correctional Center Nov. 6 and released Jan. 23 on a $10,000 cash bond.

— Tonya Rush, 31, of London, was named on a two-count indictment Friday. The first count indicts her for flagrant nonsupport after she allegedly failed to make court-ordered child support payments to her one child for not less than six consecutive months accumulating an arrearage of $1,000 or more from Aug. 1, 2006 through the date of the indictment. The second count indicts her for another charge of flagrant nonsupport after she allegedly failed to make court-ordered child support payments to a second child for not less than six consecutive months accumulating an arrearage of $1,000 or more from Sept. 1, 2006 through the date of the indictment. She was arrested and booked into the Laurel County Correctional Center Jan. 2, where she remains under an unknown bond.

— Richard Elkins, II, 39, of London, was indicted for flagrant nonsupport after he allegedly failed to make court-ordered child support payments to his one child for not less than six consecutive months accumulating an arrearage of $1,000 or more from Sept. 12, 2002 through the date of the indictment. He was arrested and booked into the Laurel County Correctional Center Feb. 25, where he remains on a $7,500 cash bond.

— Regina W. Pennington, 36, of Manchester, was named on a four-count indictment Friday for charges incurred August 25, 2011 through the date of the indictment. The first count indicts her for flagrant nonsupport after she allegedly failed to make court-ordered child support payments to her one child for not less than six consecutive months accumulating an arrearage of $1,000 or more. The second count indicts her for a second charge of flagrant nonsupport after she allegedly failed to make court-ordered child support payments to a second child for not less than six consecutive months accumulating an arrearage of $1,000 or more. The third count indicts her on a third charge of flagrant nonsupport after she allegedly failed to make court-ordered child support payments to a third child for not less than six consecutive months accumulating an arrearage of $1,000 or more. The fourth count on her indictment charges her with being a second-degree persistent felony offender after her April 2010 conviction in Laurel Circuit Court of cultivating five or more marijuana plants. She received a three-year sentence in that case, which was probated for five years. She was arrested Feb. 25 and jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center, where she remains on a $1,400 cash bond. JailTracker records indicate she also is jailed on six separate bench warrants with several various cash bonds.

— Israel L. Miller, 40, of Manchester, was indicted for flagrant nonsupport after he allegedly failed to make court-ordered child support payments to his one child for not less than six consecutive months accumulating an arrearage of $1,000 or more from Feb. 1, 1998 through the date of the indictment. He was arrested Feb. 26 and booked into the Laurel County Correctional Center, where he remains on an unknown bond.

— Timothy Greene, 31, of Lebanon, was named on a two-count indictment Friday. The first count indicts him for flagrant nonsupport after he allegedly failed to make court-ordered child support payments to his one child for not less than six consecutive months accumulating an arrearage of $1,000 or more from Oct. 1, 2009 through the date of the indictment. The second count indicts him for being a second-degree persistent felony offender after his November 2007 conviction in Taylor Circuit Court for possession of a controlled substance, for which he was sentenced to two years. He was arrested Sept. 13 and released three days later on a $15,000 surety bond.

— John F. Stafford, 45, of London, was named on a two-count indictment Friday. The first count indicts him for flagrant nonsupport after he allegedly failed to make court-ordered child support payments to his two children for not less than six consecutive months accumulating an arrearage of $1,000 or more from July 1, 2010 through the date of the indictment. The second count indicts him for being a first-degree persistent felony offender after two previous convictions in Laurel Circuit Court. In November 2001 he was sentenced to 18 months in prison for second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance. In November 2004, he was sentenced to three years for facilitation to manufacture methamphetamine. He was arrested and jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center Feb. 21, where he remains on 10 percent of a $7,500 cash bond.

— Kim David, 24, of Corbin, was indicted for first-degree criminal abuse after she allegedly intentionally abused an unnamed juvenile victim and intentionally placed that victim in a situation which caused the victim to be in danger of death or serious injury on Jan. 16, 2013. JailTracker records do not show if David has been arrested on this charge — however, it does show she was arrested June 7 on a warrant from another police agency and a parole violation. No bond was allowed in either charge.

— Michael L. Sturgill, 25, of London, was indicted for first-degree assault after he allegedly causing a victim to sustain a non-accidental head trauma while under his care, causing serious physical injury. There are no JailTracker records indicating he has been arrested or booked on these charges.

— Jason Cowden, 34, of Lily, was named on a three-count indictment Friday for charges incurred Aug. 30. The first count indicts him for first-degree sexual abuse after he allegedly subjected a minor to sexual contact through the use of forcible compulsion. The second and third counts indict him for two separate charges of first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor after he allegedly knowingly and unlawfully inducted, assisted or causing two juveniles under age 16 to smoke marijuana. There are no JailTracker records indicating he has been arrested on these particular charges.

— Lisa D. Couch, 34, of London, was named on a three-count indictment Friday for charges incurred Feb. 8. The first count indicts her for first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, first offense, after she allegedly was found in possession of a quantity of methamphetamine for resale. The second count indicts her for her second offense of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants. Her first conviction on that charge came in August 2013. The third count on her indictment charges her with disregarding a stop sign. She was booked into the Laurel County Correctional Center Feb. 8 and released two days later on a $1,500 cash bond.

— James Timothy Robinson, 29, of East Bernstadt, was named on a three-count indictment Friday for charges incurred Feb. 27. The first count charges him with first-degree possession of a controlled substance after he allegedly knowingly and unlawfully possessed a quantity of methamphetamine. The second count indicts him for possession of drug paraphernalia. The third count indicts him for possession of a controlled substance not in its proper container, first offense. He was jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center Feb. 28, where he remains on a  $25,000 cash bond for these charges. Other charges listed on JailTracker records indicate there are other charges pending against him as well, which show there’s no bond allowed.

— Robert Freeman, 38, of Corbin, was named on a four-count indictment Friday charging him with separate counts of second-degree rape against the same unnamed victim. The first count alleges the crime occurred January through February 2013. The second count alleges the crime occurred March through April 2013. The third count alleges the crime occurred May through June 2013. The fourth count alleges the crime occurred July through August 2013. There are no JailTracker records indicating he has been arrested or booked on these charges.

— Shannon Ray Boggs, 35, and Jody A. Noland, AKA Jody Nolan, Jody Lunsford, Jody Deskins, 39, both of East Bernstadt, were each named on a five-count indictment Friday. The first count charges the pair with fraudulent use of a credit card more than $500 but less than $10,000 after they allegedly knowingly and unlawfully used a debit/credit card legally issued to the victim to buy, or attempt to buy, merchandise from Jan. 8-10. The second count indicts them both for theft by deception property valued at more than $500 but less than $10,000 after they allegedly used that stolen card to make purchases at Walmart on Jan. 9-10. The third count indicts them both for theft by deception property valued at less than $500 after they allegedly used that stolen card to make purchases at Family Dollar on Jan. 9. The fourth count indicts them for another charge of theft by deception property valued at more than $500 but less than $10,000 after they allegedly used that stolen card to make more purchases at Family Dollar on Jan. 9. The fifth count indicts them both for a third count of theft by deception property valued at more than $500 but less than $10,000 after they allegedly used that stolen card to make purchases at Goody’s on Jan. 9. While there are no JailTracker records to indicate Boggs has been arrested or booked on these charges, Noland was booked into the Laurel County Correctional Center March 6 and released the next day on a $25,000 surety bond.

— Lowell D. Scott, Jr., 40, Shannon Scott, 39, Jennifer Wallace, AKA Jennifer Jones, Jennifer Ogle, 28, Jeffrey Campbell, 41, and Timothy Roberts, 22, all of London, were all named on a four-count indictment Friday in Laurel Circuit Court for charges incurred Jan. 16. The first count indicts all five for manufacturing methamphetamine, first offense, after they were allegedly found possessing chemicals and/or equipment used to make methamphetamine. The second count indicts all five for engaging in organized crime after they allegedly conspired to commit the offense of manufacturing meth. The third count indicts them for possession of drug paraphernalia. The fourth count indicts Campbell only for being a first-degree persistent felony offender after three previous convictions. In November 1993, he was convicted in Knox Circuit Court for theft by unlawful taking property valued at more than $300, for which he was sentenced to 18 months in prison, In August 2003, he was convicted of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in Laurel Circuit Court, for which he was sentenced to four years. In February 2011, again in Laurel Circuit Court, he was convicted of theft by unlawful taking and was sentenced to two and a half years. All five defendants remain jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center. Lowell Scott is under a $10,000 cash bond, but JailTracker records indicate he also faces two separate bench warrants. Shannon Scott is under a $2,500 cash bond, and she also is listed as having a bench warrant. Wallace is under a $5,000 cash bond, and also faces a charge of first-degree possession of a controlled substance. Roberts is under a $10,000 cash bond and also is listed as having a bench warrant. Campbell is under a $10,000 cash bond for these charges, and a $10,000 fully-secured bond for flagrant nonsupport.

— Stacy O. Savage, 42, of London, was named on a 19-count indictment Friday. The charges include several counts of first-degree rape, first-degree sodomy, first-degree sexual abuse, and one charge of first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor. The first 17 counts involve the same victim and allegedly occurred from January 2010 through September 2013. The 18th count of first-degree sexual abuse involved a second victim and allegedly occurred from September through October 1993. The last count on his 19-count indictment charges him with being a second-degree persistent felony offender after two previous convictions in Laurel Circuit Court. In November 2005 he received 10 years for second-degree burglary. In February 2009 he was convicted of theft by unlawful taking and was sentenced to four years in jail. There are no JailTracker records he has been arrested or booked on these charges.

— Christopher Cornett, 41, of London, was named on a three-count indictment Friday for charges incurred Aug. 2. The first count charges him with receiving a stolen firearm by allegedly knowingly and unlawfully receiving and possessing a firearm reported stolen from Ricky Ayers. The second count indicts him for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The third-count indicts him for being a first-degree persistent felony offender after several previous convictions. In June 1993, he received a one-year and a two-year sentence for two separate convictions of third-degree burglary in Laurel Circuit Court. In November 1996 in Whitley Circuit Court, he was convicted of third-degree burglary and received three years, and theft by unlawful taking and received another three years. In December 2001 in McCreary Circuit Court, he was sentenced to five years enhanced to 10 years for trafficking in a controlled substance and for being a second-degree persistent felony offender. He remains jailed at the Laurel County Correctional Center under two separate $10,000 cash bonds. JailTracker records show he also faces charges of manufacturing methamphetamine, third-degree criminal mischief and resisting arrest.

— Johnathon R. Proffitt, AKA Charles Proffitt, 22, of London, was named on a six-count indictment Friday for charges incurred March 1. The first count indicts him for theft of identity of another without consent after he allegedly knowingly and unlawfully used the personal identification information of Charles Proffitt for his own benefit. The second count indicts him for second-degree forgery after he allegedly signed Charles Proffitt’s name to a pre-trial service form, which is required by law and filed in a government office. The third count indicts him for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants, second offense. He was convicted of his first offense April 2011. The fourth count indicts him for rear license plate not illuminated. The fifth count indicts him for operating a vehicle with no registration plate. The sixth count indicts him for failure to maintain auto insurance. He was arrested and booked into the Laurel County Correctional Center March 1, and released two days later on a $5,000 cash bond.

— Arthur J. Shepherd, 33, of London, was named on a two-count indictment Friday for charges incurred Jan. 5. The first count indicts him for second-degree forgery after he allegedly unlawfully altered and deposited a $2,657 check made payable to Phillip Delph from Albert Robinson and drawn on an account at Hometown Bank. The second count indicts him for being a second-degree persistent felony offender after previous convictions in Laurel Circuit Court. On May 20, 2011 he was convicted of receiving stolen property under $10,000 and sentenced to two years. Six days later he was convicted of theft by unlawful taking and received two years for that crime. There are no JailTracker records indicating he has been arrested or booked on these charges.