By Carl Keith Greene / Staff Writer

A woman and two men charged in August with making methamphetamine and endangering three children were indicted on five counts last week by the Laurel County grand jury.

All three were charged with one count of making meth at a Maple Grove Road home near Keavy. They were also charged on three counts of fourth-degree wanton endangerment of a child with a controlled substance and cultivating less than five plants of marijuana.

On August 11, 2009, after a citizen’s tip, local UNITE detectives found the children and two working meth labs in the home.

A UNITE law enforcement director said the situation “was not only a volatile and potentially dangerous situation for the adults, but showed indifference to the well-being of the children.”

He said simply walking through the house would expose anyone to the chemicals used in making meth.

The children, who ranged from 10 to 16 years old, were decontaminated and taken to St. Joseph Hospital in London to be examined.

Kenneth D. Lewis Jr., 41, his former wife Sandy Garland, 40, and Tony Lee Vickers, 41, were indicted on each of the counts.

In other indictments released last week, Donald Clair, 66, of American Greeting Road, was indicted on a single count of third-degree rape.

Clair was arraigned in Laurel District Court on Feb. 2.

According to Laurel Sheriff’s Detective Tommy Johnston, on Jan. 5, he allegedly raped a 15-year-old girl at his home.

Johnston said Clair apparently gave the girl alcoholic beverages and reportedly lured her to his bedroom.

In a separate case, 13 were charged variously with engaging in organized crime, theft by deception of between $500 and $10,000, possession of forged instruments and being persistent felony offenders.

Elvis Presley Proffitt, 33, of East Bernstadt, and Earl Yaden, 42, of London, were charged with engaging in organized crime and theft by deception of between $500 and $10,000.

They were also charged along with nine others with 30 counts of possession of forged checks totalling at least $15,000.

Those nine are: Brittany Yaden, 21, Jerry Williams, 49, Christina Nantz, 19, Jeremy Jones, 24, Tina Nantz, 44, David McCauley, 39, Jimmie Partin, 43, Gregory Gant, 49, Curtis Wayne Scalf, 25, and Melissa Browing, 50, all of London and David Wagoner, 28, of Hinkle.

Charged with first-degree PFO are Proffitt and McCauley. Charged with second-degree PFO are Earl Yaden, Wagoner and Browning.

In a separate case, Gregory Brandon Wagers, 24, of London, was charged with receiving stolen property and abuse of public trust less than $10,000 for selling a Kenwood radio belonging to the Laurel Fiscal Court while he was an employee of the London Fire Department.

In other indictments, John Thrower, 31, of Corbin, was charged with first-degree criminal abuse of a 3-year-old, “by placing M.C. in a situation which caused her to be in danger of death or serious physical injury.”

Others indicted were:

• Robert Collins, 23, of London, two counts second-degree assault, possession of marijuana and first-degree persistent felony offense

• Earl Runion, 30, of Manchester, second-degree assault

• Carl David Brown, 55, of London, third-degree arson and first-degree wanton endangerment

• Amy France, 25, of Hinkle, second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument

• Michael J. Roberts, 29, of Manchester, first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument

• James Scott Shelby, 23, of Corbin, three counts second-degree possession of a forged instrument and second-degree PFO, and a second indictment of one count of fraudulent use of a credit card and second-degree PFO

• Randolph Harris, (age not listed), of Anville, theft by deception over $300

• Eddie Baker, 47, of Corbin, five counts of theft by unlawful taking of $500 to $10,000

• Charles Scott, 47, of East Bernstadt and Michael Wlliams, 39, of London, receiving stolen property worth $500 to $10,000. Scott, first-degree PFO

• Shelby Cole, 27, of London, fraudulent use of a credit card

• Dustin Radford, 19, and Amy Sparkman, 43, of London, fraudulent use of a credit card

• Keith Hammons, 43, of Corbin, second-degree burglary and first-degree PFO

• Harry Henson, 32, of Garrard, second-degree burglary and second-degree PFO

• Kenneth Lewis III, 21, of East Bernstadt, making meth, two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment and receiving a credit card against Kentucky statutes

• Leah Ann Rutherford, 27, of London, making meth and tampering with physical evidence

• Christopher Creech, 28, of London, Crystal Barger, 21, of Manchester, Tammy Smith, 28, and James Smith, 30, of Goose Rock, possession of meth precursors, unlawful distribution of meth, criminal conspiracy to make meth and failure to wear seat belts. Creech was also charged with first-degree PFO.

• Randy Taylor, 36, and Shirley Wagers, 54, of London, Taylor, five counts of first-degree and one count of second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance. Wagers, two counts first-degree and one count second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance

• Charles Jackson, 23, of Manchester, Bradley Hammons, 26, of London and Letisia Williams, 18, of Oneida, two counts possession of meth precursors, criminal conspiracy to make meth, failure to wear seat belts and Hammons, second-degree PFO

• Phillip Adams, 26, and Donna Justice, 35, of London, possession of meth precursors, distribution of meth precursors, criminal conspiracy to make meth, possession of a controlled substance and failure to wear seat belts

• Aaron J. Brock, 18, David P. Johnson, 30, and Brandon L. Karr, 28, Keavy, possession of meth precursors, distribution of meth precursors, criminal conspiracy to make meth and failure to wear seat belts

• Judy Abner, 46, Ronnie Combs, 27, and Ricky Hensley, 36, of London, possession of meth prercursors, distribution of meth precursors, criminal conspiracy to make meth, failure to wear seat belts and Abner, disregarding a traffic control device

• Kenny Napier, 38, and Curtis Grubb, 35, of London,  first-degree possession of a controlled substance. Grubb, second-degree PFO.

• Homer Combs, 26, of London, two counts second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and second-degree PFO

• Jerry Cline Jr., 32, of Corbin, second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, theft of a controlled substance and public intoxication

• Barry Gossett, 22, and Lee Ann Hammack, 27, of London, Gossett, two counts first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and Hammack, one count first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance

• Daris Bledsoe, 29, and Sherman Hubbard, 22, of Manchester and Jacob Getzel, 20, of Big Creek, possession of meth precursors and criminal conspiracy to make meth and, Bledsoe, first-dgree PFO

• David Bundy, 27, of Hima, and Delmas Dell, 24, of Manchester, possession of meth precursors and each second-degree PFO

• Jeremy Boggs, 32, of London, first-degree possession of controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia

• Holly Waddle, 22, of Nancy, first-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia

• Jeffrey Sizemore, 27, of Manchester, possession of meth precursors and resisting arrest

• Russell Morgan, 27, of London, two counts, second-degree and first-degree traffing in a controlled substance

• Kellie Baker, 19, Benny Randall, 24, and Emma Gause (aka Price), 54, of London first-degree conspiracy to traffic in a controlled substance

• William Hale, 62, of London, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance

• James Kenney Jr., 28, of London, driving while intoxicated, possession of a controlled substance, possession of an open alcoholic beverge container in a motor vehicle, failure to give turn signal and driving on a revoked or suspended license

• William David Hensley, 29, of London, first-degree bailjumping and second-degree PFO

• Amy Hammock (aka Smith, Tuttle), 33, of London, first-degree bailjumping and second-degree PFO

• Ricky Collins, 49, of Lily, flagrant non-support and first-degree PFO

• David Scott Thompson, 36, of London, flagrant non-support

• Michael Swanson, 35, of Richmond, flagrant non-support.

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