By Hayley M. Cook
PIKEVILLE, Ky. – The following individuals 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.
Matthew B. Comer, 25, of Shelbiana, was indicted on charges of promoting contraband, first-degree (Class D felony), and persistent felony offender, second-degree (Class C felony).
Comer previously was convicted of assault, first-degree, and fleeing/evading, first-degree.
Nicole Huffman, 27, was indicted on a charge of assault, third-degree (Class D felony).
Huffman reportedly caused physical injury to Angie Dotson, an employee of a detention facility, acting in the course of her employment.
David Nichols, 50, of Elkhorn City, was indicted on the following charges: fleeing/evading, first-degree (Class D felony); wanton endangerment, first-degree (Class D felony); and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants (misdemeanor).
Nichols reportedly operated a motor vehicle with the intent to flee from police and engaged in conduct which created a substantial amount of danger for victim Timothy Roberts. The defendant allegedly was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, as well.
Adam Charles, 21, of Stopover, was indicted on charges of escape, third-degree (Class B misdemeanor), and tampering with a prisoner monitoring device (Class D felony).
Charles reportedly escaped from custody after intentionally destroying a monitoring device he had been ordered to wear as a condition of pretrial release.
An indictment is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.