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KNOX COUNTY — A Corbin man was indicted by a Knox County Grand Jury on Friday for numerous sexual related charges.

Carl Wayne Weddle, 35, was named on a nine-count indictment. The alleged incidents of the indictment all took place between January 2017 and December 31, 2017.

Counts one, four and seven charge Weddle with first-degree rape by engaging in sexual intercourse with a child under the age of 12 years, through forcible compulsion.

Counts two, five and eight charge Weddle with first-degree sodomy by engaging in deviate sexual intercourse with the victim through the use of forcible compulsion on a child under the age of 12 years old.

Counts three, six and nine charge Weddle with first-degree sexual abuse by subjecting a child less than 12 years of age to sexual contact through the use of forcible compulsion.

Also indicted on Friday by a Knox County grand jury with an additional charge was Phillip Lee Lewis.

Lewis, 25, of Flint, Michigan, was indicted in Knox County back in March on two counts that stemmed from an incident that allegedly took place on January 16. Count one charges Lewis with murder. While count two charges Lewis with first-degree robbery.

Lewis’ newest indictment charges him with second-degree persistent felony offender. Lewis committed and has been convicted for a prior felony: burglary of a vehicle in Union County, Mississippi.

On the date of the original indictment — the first two counts — Lewis entered the A&B Quick Stop off US 25E in the Gray community, where he brandished a gun and pointed in at the store’s clerk in an attempt to rob the store, according to a police report. Gary Medlin, 25 of Barbourville, who was a bystander inside the store, attempted to flee when Lewis allegedly shot Medlin multiple times.

Lewis then allegedly fled the scene on foot.

Medlin was pronounced dead at the scene by the Knox County Coroner’s office.

Lewis remained on the run from police for several weeks, eventually being arrested Feb. 8 in Flint, Michigan, by a task force comprised of the Michigan State Police, U.S. Marshals and FBI. He was held in Michigan until being extradited back to Kentucky earlier this year.

Jerry Steven Smith, 31, of Hinkle, was indicted by a Knox County grand jury on six counts that took place on Oct. 8, 2019, according to the indictment.

Count one charges Smith with first-degree assault, whereas he is charged with shooting and striking the victim causing serious physical injury.

Count two charges Smith with first-degree burglary for unlawfully entering the home of someone else while armed with a gun and threatening to cause physical injury to two others in the home with the intent to commit a crime.

Count three charges Smith with first-degree wanton endangerment.

Count four and five charge Smith with first-degree unlawful imprisonment by knowingly restraining two victims that exposed them to risk of serious physical injuries.

Count six charges Smith with impersonating a peace officer by pretending to be a peace officer with the Barbourville Police Department.

Others indicted Friday and there charges include:

- Dave E. Smith (AKA David Edward Smith), 37, of Barbourville: one count of theft of unlawful taking of the value of $500 or more but less than $10,000. Smith is also charged with committing the offense of second-degree persistent felony offender.

- Michael James Frederick, 34, of Middlesboro: theft of unlawful taking of the value of $500 or more but less than $10,000. Frederick is also charged with committing the offense of second-degree persistent felony offender.

- Betsy Mills (AKA Betsy Linda Eckered, Betsy Linda Stephens, Betsey Linda Adkins), 39, of Somerset: theft of identity of another without consent.

- Michael D. Campbell, 35, of Flat Lick: failure to comply with sex offender registration by failing to report a change in address to the Kentucky State Offender Registry as required by law.

- Wilma Lisa Cain, 58, of Barbourville: first-degree criminal mischief.

- Alston A. Southwell, 48, of Pikeville: theft by failure to make required disposition of the value of $500 or more but less than $10,000. Southwell is also charged with committing the offense of first-degree persistent felony offender.

- Jason Sizemore, 30, of Flat Lick: possession of a controlled substance, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, first offense. Sizemore is also charged with trafficking in a legend drug, first offense, second-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.

- Amy S. Burford, 31, of Flat Lick: possession of a controlled substance, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, first offense. Burford is also charged with tampering with physical evidence, trafficking in a legend drug, first offense, second-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, public intoxication and possession of marijuana.

- Rosemarie Davis, 34, of Flat Lick: possession of a controlled substance, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, first offense, tampering with physical evidence, trafficking in a legend drug, first offense, second-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, public intoxication and possession of marijuana.

- Nicholas Roy Sizemore, 34, of Louisville: possession of a controlled substance, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, second offense. Sizemore is also charged with tampering with physical evidence, trafficking in a legend drug, first offense, second-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.

- Dallas Ray Brown, 44, of Scalf: possession of handgun by a convicted felon. Brown is also charged with committing the offense of first-degree persistent felony offender.

- Donnie Lee Helton, 48, of Barbourville: possession of firearm by a convicted felon and committing the offense of second-degree persistent felony offender.

- Ted R. Davis, 33, of Bimble: two counts of first-degree criminal mischief, public intoxication, third-degree criminal trespass, first-degree promoting contraband by knowingly an unlawfully introducing methamphetamine and morphine into the Knox County Detention Center. Davis is also charged with two counts of first-degree possession of a controlled substance.

- George Kelly Jones, 45, of Corbin: theft by unlawful taking of the value of $500 or more but less than $10,000, third-degree burglary and first-degree persistent felony offender.

- Joseph Matthew Mills, 39, of Barbourville: two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree criminal mischief, operating a vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants, first offense, and failure to maintain automobile insurance.

- Elmer G. Burnette, 54, of Gray: first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, first offense, and failure to wear a seat belt.

- Vernon Jason Grubb (AKA Jason Grubb), 37, of Barbourville: first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, first offense, and first-degree persistent felony offender.

- Billy Lee York, 58, of Barbourville: four counts of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, first offense.

- Kenny Ray Frye, 37, of London: receiving stolen property of the value of $10,000 or more, second-degree burglary, and first-degree persistent felony offender.

- Barrett Ledford Sizemore, 48, of Heidrick: theft by unlawful taking of the value of $500 or more but less than $10,000 and second-degree persistent felony offender.

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