By Hayley M. Cook
PIKEVILLE, Ky. - A woman charged with causing the death of a 6-year-old is among 11 people who were indicted during the last meeting of the Pike County Grand Jury, according to information released by the Commonwealth Attorney’s office of Pike County.
Katherine J. Kilgore, 31, of Ashcamp, was indicted on charges of reckless homicide and assault, fourth-degree (Class A misdemeanor).
According to reports, Kilgore operated a motor vehicle in such a reckless manner as to cause the death of 6-year-old Kyla Fouts. Dedra Fouts, Kyla’s mother, suffered injuries in the same wreck.
According to reports, Kyla was a passenger in a vehicle operated by her mother when Kilgore’s vehicle crossed the center line of U.S. Highway 460 at the Oasis Pawn Shop, near Pikeville, and collided with the Fouts’ vehicle.
Daniel Ward, 25, of Kimper, was indicted on charges of murder (capital offense), attempted murder (Class B felony) and assault, first-degree (Class B felony).
According to reports, Ward shot and killed Bradley Keith Coleman, then shot James D. Justice, with the intent to kill him.
Also according to reports, Ward committed the offense of assault, first-degree when he shot Sherry Chapman, causing serious physical injury to her.
Kevin Wolford, 32, of Freeburn, and Maegan Anderson, 26, of Pikeville, were both indicted on charges of robbery, first-degreeand burglary, first-degree (both Class B felonies).
The two defendants reportedly entered the home of Russell May and commited a theft. While committing the crime, the defendants allegedly used or threatened to use physical force and, according to reports, caused physical injury to both Russell May, the homeowner, and Kelly Kendrick.
Russell May, 31, of Stopover, the man who was reportedly robbed by Wolford and Anderson, was indicted on a charge of trafficking in a controlled substance, first-degree (Class C felony). May reportedly possessed a quantity of cocaine, which is a Schedule I controlled substance.
Bobby Simpson, 47, of Hellier, was indicted on a charge of theft of services (Class D felony). Simpson reportedly obtained the services of Kentucky Power Company by deception to avoid payment. These services reportedly were valued at $500 or more.
Neal D. Spears, 42, of Pikeville, was indicted on charges of cultivating more than five plants of marijuana (Class D felony) and possession of drug paraphernalia (Class A misdemeanor).
Derek Nunemaker, 21, of Elkhorn City, was indicted on a charge of bail jumping, first-degree (Class D felony). Nunemaker, having previously been released from custody by court order (upon condition to appear at court on a later date) refused to appear per orders of the court.
Three people, Kevin Gillman, 52, of Williamson; Tina Mullins, 25, of Pikeville; and Rebecca Bryant, 31, of Regina, also were indicted on charges of bail jumping, first-degree (Class D felony).
An indictment is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.