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Latest criminal indictments released in Mingo County

Rachel Dove rbaldwin@civitasmedia.com

April 24, 2014

By Rachel Dove


rbaldwin@civitasmedia.com


WILLIAMSON - Mingo County Prosecuting Attorney Teresa Maynard has released the names of individuals who were indicted when the grand jury convened earlier this week, as well as the criminal charges that were brought against them.

  • Indictment A14-F48; Michael Ray Cline, one count each of burglary, grand larceny and conspiracy to commit grand larceny.
  • Indictment A14-F49; Joetta Ellis, one count each of burglary, grand larceny and conspiracy to commit grand larceny.
  • Indictment A14-F50; Kevin William Hinkle, one count each of burglary, grand larceny and conspiracy to commit grand larceny.
  • Indictment A14-F51; Christopher Likens, one count of possession of a Schedule II controlled substance (cocaine) with intent to deliver and one count of child neglect creating risk of injury.
  • Indictment A14-F52; Shawn M. McCoy, six counts of burglary, two counts of grand larceny and five counts of conspiracy to commit burglary.
  • Indictment A14-F54; Thomas Muncy Jr., one count of malicious assault.
  • Indictment A14-F55; Matthew Wayne Pierce, one count of conspiracy to commit child neglect creating risk of injury, one count of child neglect creating risk of injury and possession of a Schedule I controlled substance (marijuana).
  • Indictment A14-F56; Erica R. Stanley, one count each of burglary, grand larceny and conspiracy to commit grand larceny.
  • Indictment A14-F57; James Ray Hinkle, one count of first-degree murder (a capital offense).


The prosecutor expressed her gratitude to the grand jurors for their time and dedication to serving the public, and congratulated the law enforcement officers, who conducted the investigations and made the arrests, for a job well done. The 2014 grand jurors are scheduled to return to court Thursday, and will be considering additional cases for possible indictment once the evidence is presented to them.


The defendants named above, along with those who may be indicted Thursday, will have to report to the second-floor Mingo County Circuit Courtroom at 9 a.m. May 6 for their arraignment hearings.