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By Hayley M. Cook


hcook@civitasmedia.com


PIKEVILLE, Ky. - Thirteen individuals were indicted during the last meeting of the Pike County Grand Jury, according to information released by the Commonwealth Attorney’s office in Pike County.


Gregory Zadel, 57, of Elkhorn City, was indicted on the following charges: possession of a firearm by a convicted felon (Class C felony), possession of a firearm by a convicted felon (Class D felony) and terroristic threatening, third-degree (Class A misdemeanor).


The defendant reportedly had both a handgun and rifle, despite having been convicted (and not relieved of) previous offenses. The defendant further allegedly threatened to commit a crime likely to result in death or serious physical injury to Adam Little, along with threatening to damage Little’s property.


Antwian R. Brifford, 28, of Pikeville, was indicted on the following charges: criminal mischief, first-degree (Class D felony), fleeing or evading police, first-degree (Class D felony), wanton endangerment, first-degree (Class D felony) and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants (misdemeanor).


Brifford reportedly intentionally damaged a door belonging to Amanda Hall, causing a loss in excess of $1,000. The defendant then operated a motor vehicle with intent to evade police and knowingly disobeyed a direction to stop the vehicle when ordered by a law enforcement official. This vehicle was allegedly operated while the defendant had a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher, impairing his ability to operate the vehicle.


Brifford also reportedly engaged in conduct which created a substantial threat of death or serious physical injury to Officer Tommy Fouts.


Lilly Belcher, 21, of Pikeville, was indicted on a charge of first-degree bail jumping when, having been previously released from custody by court upon condition to appear at a specified place in connection with a previous charge, the defendant failed or refused to appear per orders of the court.


James M. Anthony, Jr., 32, was indicted on charges of possession of a controlled substance, first-degree (Class D felony) and possession of marijuana (Class A misdemeanor).


Nicholaus Adkins, 35, of Ivel, was indicted on a charge of attempting to obtain a controlled substance by fraud (Class D felony). The defendant allegedly attempted to obtain this substance by presenting a false, forged or altered prescription.


Justin Thomas, 19, of Irvine, was indicted on the following charges: possession of a controlled substance, first-degree (Class D felony), possession of a controlled substance, third-degree (Class A misdemeanor), public intoxication (Class B misdemeanor) and possession of drug paraphernalia (Class A misdemeanor).


According to reports, Thomas knowingly possessed both oxycodone (a Schedule II controlled substance) and Xanax (a Schedule IV controlled substance). The defendant also possessed equipment and products for the manufacture of controlled substances and appeared in a public place while under the influence of such substances.


Joshua F. Adams, 36, of Pikeville, was indicted on a charge of tampering with physical evidence that he believed would be used in an official proceeding.


Carl Pugh, 51, of Pikeville, was indicted on a charge of cultivating marijuana (Class D felony). The defendant reportedly had intent to sell or transfer more than five plants of marijuana (a Schedule I controlled substance).


Shawn E. Cole, 42, of Pikeville, was indicted on charges of burglary, third-degree (Class D felony) and theft by unlawful taking (Class D felony). The defendant reportedly entered a building owned by Betty Cochran with the intent to commit a crime, and stole more than 500 belonging to Cochran.


Walter Tucker, 54, of Pikeville, was indicted on a charge of tampering with physical evidence (Class D felony).


Amos J. Bentley, 35, of Robinson Creek, was indicted on a charge of theft by unlawful taking (Class D felony), when the defendant allegedly took merchandise in an amount of more than $500 from Lowe’s.


Kyle M. Campanella, 19, of McCarr, was indicted on a charge of theft by unlawful taking (Class D felony). The defendant reportedly stole a motorcycle valued at more than $500 that belonged to Debbie Hamilton.


Crystal Cassell, 31, of Pikeville, was indicted on charges of burglary, third-degree (Class D felony) and theft by unlawful taking (Class A misdemeanor) when she allegedly unlawfully entered Wal-Mart of Pikeville after having been told, and agreeing, to not enter the building. The defendant than stole merchandise valued at less than $500 that belonged to Wal-Mart.


Hayley Molloy Cook is a news reporter and writes features for the Williamson Daily News. She can be contacted at hcook@civitasmedia.com or at 304-235-4242, ext. 2279, or on Twitter @hayleymcook.


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