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Pike Grand Jury indicts 22

PAMELA SCOTT JOHNSON Staff Writer

April 15, 2013

Chad Abshire


Staff Writer


PIKEVILLE, Ky. — A total of 22 people were indicted by the Pike County Grand Jury, including six people being charged at once for the same alleged crime.


Jessica Gannon, 25, of Williamson, Shane Gannon, 21, of Goody, Ester Wolford, 46, of Goody, Bruce Chapman, 37, of Belfry, Edwin McCoy, 48, of Goody and Michail Woodward, 20, of Hardy, were indicted for second-degree assault when they struck Earl Dwayne Blankenship with their hands and feet or a dangerous instrument causing serious physical injury on March 6.


They were also indicted for second-degree robbery when, in the course of committing a theft from Earl Dwayne Blankenship, they used or threatened the used of physical force to accomplish the theft.


Also indicted by the grand jury were:


Mark Lloyd, 40, of Mateway, was indicted three separate times:


— For receiving stolen property when he knowingly receive three kerosene heaters valued at more than $500 which had been stolen from Wescott’s True Value Hardware on Jan. 25;


— For theft by unlawful taking by unlawfully taking or exercising control of a truck in the amount of more than $500 which belonged to Charles Curry on Jan. 31;


— For third-degree burglary when he unlawfully entered The Factory Connection building with the intent to commit a crime therein and theft by unlawful taking when he took control of women’s clothing valued at more than $500 which belonged to The Factory Connection on Dec. 28, 2012.


Michael E. Clay, 46, of Belfry, was indicted for theft by deception by obtaining housing from Connie Hatfield in consideration of a worthless check in the amount of $670 and drawn by the defendant on the Woodforest National Bank on Oct. 20, 2012.


Mitchell Hackney, 44, of Sidney, and Christi M. Greer, 31, of Hatfield, were indicted for second-degree assault when they struck Stephanie Hackney with their hands and feet or a dangerous instrument causing serious physical injury on March 9.


Luther Kevin Ball, 36, of Stone, was indicted for third-degree burglary when he unlawfully entered a building owned by Appalachian First Response with the intent to commit a crime therein and for theft of controlled substance when he unlawfully took a controlled substance belonging to Appalachian First Response between March 11 and March 18.


Gary Sincell Jr., 30, of Phelps, was indicted for receiving stolen property when he knowingly received a generator valued at more than $500 which had been stolen from Mollie Lester on Feb. 10.


Debra Justice, 53, of Raccoon, was indicted for first-degree wanton endangerment when she wantonly engaged in conducted which created a substantial danger of death or injury to Melonie Chaney, Lonzo Chaney or Herbie Chaney. on Feb. 16.


John Barnett, DBA (doing business as) Barnett Energy, was indicted for theft by deception by obtaining merchandise and/or services from Bob Shepherd and/or Pine Mountain Aggregates in consideration of a worthless check in the amount of 1,518. 47 and drawn by the defendant on the Community Trust Bank of Lexington on Nov. 28, 2012.


He was also charged with six other counts of theft by deception:


— Aug. 7, 2012, obtaining merchandise or service from Wrightway Rental and Supply in consideration of a worthless in check in the amount of $3,740 and drawn by the defendant on the First Trust Bank of Hazard, Ky.


— Oct. 1, 2012, obtaining merchandise or service from Wrightway Rental and Supply in consideration of a worthless in check in the amount of $3,240 and drawn by the defendant on the First Trust Bank of Hazard, Ky.


— Sept. 12, 2012, obtaining merchandise or service from Kenneth May and/or Cook Tire in consideration of a worthless in check in the amount of $1,222.29 and drawn by the defendant on the First Trust Bank of Hazard, Ky.


— Sept. 6, 2012, obtaining merchandise or service from Kenneth May and/or Cook Tire in consideration of a worthless in check in the amount of $521.29 and drawn by the defendant on the First Trust Bank of Hazard, Ky.


— Oct. 1, obtaining merchandise or service from Banks Miller Supply in consideration of a worthless in check in the amount of $49.40 and drawn by the defendant on the First Trust Bank of Hazard, Ky.


— Oct. 2, 2012, obtaining merchandise or service from Banks Miller Supply in consideration of a worthless in check in the amount of $967.99 and drawn by the defendant on the First Trust Bank of Hazard, Ky.


Joshua D. Blankenship, 31, of Stopover, was indicted for first-degree fleeing or evading police when he operated a motor vehicle with the intent to elude or flee or disobeyed a direction to stop his vehicle given by a police officer and was the caused of or created a risk of injury or death to another person on March 30. He was also indicted for second-degree fleeing or evading police; two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment when he created a danger of death or injury to Kyra Blankenship; and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants.


Jeremy Todd Taylor, 31, of Pikeville, was indicted for receiving stolen property by knowingly receiving a 2010 Yamaha Rhino valued at more than $10,000 which had been stolen from Kelsy Friend III, on May 5, 2012.


Rod Bryant, 50, of Pikeville, was indicted for first-degree possession of a controlled substance, when he knowingly possessed oxycodone, a Schedule II controlled substance. He was also indicted for second-degree possession of a controlled substance,when he knowingly possessed hydrocodone, Schedule III, on April 4.


Gary Fletcher, 30, of Elizabethton, Tenn., was indicted for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants, first-degree fleeing or evading police and resisting arrest on Nov. 29, 2012.


Terry J. Hamilton, 28, of Teaberry, was indicted for second-degree burglary when he unlawfully entered the residence of Bridgett Hankins with the intent to commit a crime therein and theft by unlawful taking when he took control of a 2004 Dodge Neon valued at more than $10,000 which belonged to Hankins on Dec. 22, 2012.


Roger Dunn, 47, of Paris, was indicted for theft by failure to make required disposition when he obtained funds at more than $500, upon an agreement or subject to a known legal obligation to make a specified payment or disposition and then intentionally deal with with said property as his down and thus failed to make the required disposition on Jan. 30.


Manis Risner, 55, of Martin was indicted for first-degree possession of a controlled substance, and for first-degree promoting contraband when he knowingly introduced dangerous contraband into a detention facility or did possess contraband while being confined within a detention facility on March 29. He was also charged with second-degree persistent felony offender, having been previously convicted in Floyd County for first-degree possession of a forged script, on Sept. 4, 2008.


Jefferson A. Spears, 23, of Pikeville, was indicted for identity theft when he knowingly possessed or used identifying information of Frankie Sargent without consent and theft by unlawful taking when he took control of merchandise valued at less than $500 which belonged to Double Kwik on Feb. 28.


(EDITOR’S NOTE: An indictment is merely an accusation. Defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.)