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December 26, 2012

Laurel couple indicted for rape of minor

LAUREL COUNTY — A Laurel County couple was handed a 15-count indictment involving the rape of a minor.

Dustin Eugene Brummett, 25, and Charlene Brummett, 37, were indicted Friday in Laurel County Circuit Court.

Eugene Brummett faces four charges of first-degree rape. Charlene Brummett faces four charges of first-degree complicity to commit rape.

The two face several other counts in connection with these crimes.

Eugene Brummett was given a $250,000 cash bond. He remains jailed in the Laurel County Detention Center.

Charlene Brummett received a $25,000 cash bond, and she also remains in the Laurel County Detention Center.

Others receiving indictments Friday and their charges are as follows:

— Melissa J. Walker, 44, and Robert J. Walker, 32, both of East Bernstadt, received a two-count indictment in court Friday. The first count charges the pair with adult exploitation by knowingly exploiting a woman, resulting in a loss of $300 or more by the victim. The second count charges them with theft by extortion of the value of $500 or more, by knowingly obtaining more than $10,000 from the same victim by threatening to accuse her of a criminal offense.

The Walkers are alleged to have extorted the money through yard work performed at the victim’s home.

— Amy Bays Price, 29, of London, second-degree rape of a minor.

— Jeffrey Todd McGhee, 48, and Tab McGhee, 38, of Laurel County, were both listed on a four-count indictment. On the first count, the two face charges of manufacturing methamphetamine, first offense.

Count Two indicts Jeffrey McGhee on first-degree wanton endangerment after allegedly attempting to run over one of the victims, Theron Rider, with a truck.

Count Three indicts Jeffrey McGhee on fourth-degree assault by allegedly hitting the second victim, Jamie Rider, with his fists, causing injury.

The fourth count indicts Tab McGhee on fourth-degree assault after allegedly hitting Theron Rider with a flashlight in the back of the head, causing injury.

Their arrests came Sept. 30 after one of the two victims complained about the McGhees allegedly making meth at a home one mile north of London. Upon their arrest, deputies found an active one-step lab in the home.

— Johnny D. Brown, 39, of London, received a five-count indictment Friday. The first count charges Brown with first-degree fleeing or evading the police by not stopping a vehicle after receiving a direction from an officer to do so. Count Two indicts Brown for first-degree burglary by knowingly and unlawfully entering the residence of Elvis and Amy Brown and being in possession of a firearm while in immediate flight with the intent to commit a crime.

Count Three indicts Brown of theft of a firearm for stealing a gun owned by Mr. Brown.

Count Four charges him with theft by unlawful taking of the value of more than $500 but less than $10,000 after allegedly stealing a television, knife and other items from the Brown home.

The final count Brown faces charges him with first-degree criminal mischief by knowingly and unlawfully damaging the yard and landscaping owned by Paul Shortridge, causing more than $1,000 in damages.

— Eric R. Sizemore, 36, of East Bernstadt, faces a three-count indictment handed to him by a grand jury. The first count charges him with receiving stolen property valued at more than $500 but less than $10,000 after knowingly and unlawfully receiving and possessing a truck reported stolen from Shawn Laws. Count Two indicts him on obscuring the identity of a machine valued at more than $500 but less than $10,000 by removing or defacing the manufacturer’s serial number from the same truck.

The third count indicts him with second-degree persistent felony offender, as he was previously convicted in 2005 of theft by deception of more than $300 in Whitley County. He was handed a two-year sentence with that felony conviction.

— Joseph White, 36, of London, was indicted for flagrant non-support by failing to make court-ordered child support payments for not less than six consecutive months and/or for an arrearage of $1,000 or more.

White received a second count in the indictment for first-degree persistent felony offender, as he has four felony convictions under his belt. All convictions were in Laurel County Circuit Court. He received five years for theft by unlawful taking, one year for third-degree burglary, one year for second-degree escape, and five years for second-degree burglary. The first two felony convictions on that list stem from a 1998 court case, and the last two come from a 1996 court case.

— Darren Brown, 37, of Corbin, charged by the grand jury with flagrant non-support for failing to make court-ordered child support payments. According to the indictment, these charges begin in September 2000 and continued through the indictment date.

— Jerry Snow Jr., 38, of Manchester, charged by the grand jury with flagrant non-support for failing to make court-ordered child support payments. According to the indictment, these charges begin in March 2004 and continued through the indictment date.

— Jason Randolph, 40, of London, charged by the grand jury with flagrant non-support for failing to make court-ordered child support payments. According to the indictment, these charges begin in June 1994 and continued through the indictment date.

— Tommy Francis, 23, of London, was indicted on three counts. The first count was for first-degree criminal mischief by knowingly and unlawfully damaging property owned by Virginia Nester causing more than $1,000 in damage.

The second count charges him with volatile substance abuse for intentionally smelling or inhaling paint fumes.

The third count is second-degree fleeing or evading police by failing to stop a bicycle he was riding as directed by Chief Stewart Walker.

— Brandon Hyden, 37, of London, received a six-count indictment from the grand jury.

The first count charges him with tampering with physical evidence. The second indicts him on first-degree possession of a controlled substance by possessing a quantity of Fentanyl. The third count charges Hyden with resisting arrest. Count Four charges public intoxication, Count Five charges possession of drug paraphernalia.

The sixth count indicts him as a second-degree persistent felony offender, as he was convicted in 2011 in Laurel County Circuit Court for unlawful distribution of a meth precursor.

— Hank Moore, 51, of London, indicted on theft by unlawful taking by knowingly and unlawfully taking car parts, scrap metal, etc. valued at more than $500 but less than $10,000 between May 1 and June 27, 2012. He was indicted on a second count of first-degree persistent felony offender, as he was convicted in Laurel County Circuit Court of trafficking in a controlled substance, first offense, in 2008; receiving stolen property in 2008; first-degree criminal mischief in 2001; and fleeing or evading police in 2001.

— Frank Hollin, 44, of London, faces a two-count indictment. The first count charges him with receiving a stolen firearm on Aug. 8, and the second is the same charge for allegedly doing it again on Sept. 14.

— Erik M. Farmer, 25, of Corbin, faces a three-count indictment. The first count is second-degree burglary for unlawfully entering a residence May 9. The second count is for theft by unlawful taking by allegedly stealing cash more than $500 but less than $10,000 during that residential burglary. The third count is theft of a controlled substance for allegedly stealing a quantity of Oxycodone and Xanax during the burglary.

— Christopher Lester, 24, of Corbin, was indicted on defrauding a secured creditor of the value of $100 or more by knowingly and unlawfully destroying, concealing or transferring a 1998 Chevrolet Silverado truck subject to security interest by Pioneer Credit Company with the intent to unlawfully hinder enforcement of that interest.

All persons indicted by the grand jury remain innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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