By JULIA ROBERTS GOAD
PIKEVILLE, Ky. - A youth minister accused of the repeated sexual abuse of a child heads the list of persons indicted by the January session of the Pike County Grand Jury.
According to Commonwealth Attorney Rick Bartley, 24-year-old Andrew Hale of Toler is accused of engaging in sexual intercourse with a female less than 16-years-old.
He is facing four counts of third-degree rape, from June through December last year.
Also indicted was Kerby Holbrooks, 41, of Rockhouse. He was indicted for second-degree manslaughter in the death of family member, 47-year-old Brett Holbrooks. Bartley said the Holbrooks argued last August over some missing money, and after a physical altercation Brett Holbrooks lost consciousness and was hospitalized. He never regained consciousness and died three months later.
Also indicted by the Grand Jury were:
John Justice, 19, of Draffin, indicted for first-degree fleeing and disobeying an order by a police officer to stop after committing an act of domestic violence, and creating a substantial risk of injury or death of another person, terroristic threatening of Kentucky State Troopers Cox and Hale, resisting arrest, wanton endangerment of the troopers, and fourth degree assault of Magaline Coleman.
Danny Childress, 43, of McAndrews, indicted for trafficking in a controlled substance, hydrocodone, possession of a controlled substance, oxycodone, trafficking in a controlled substance, clozapam and xanax, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
April Wallace, 37, of Pikeville, was indicted for possession of cocaine.
Janet Maynard, 58, of Forest Hills, indicted for promoting contraband in a detention facility and possessing prescription drugs not in a proper container.
Jennifer Davis, 28, of Hardy, indicted for first-degree possession of a controlled substance, oxycodone, DUI and illegal possession of a legend drug.
Brandon “Butterbean” Hurley, 34, of Phelps, Daniel Blankenship, 20, of Phelps and Cynthia Hurley, 19, of Stopover, indicted with second-degree burglary and theft by unlawful taking for breaking into the residence of Darrell Lell and taking a television valued at more than $500.
David Conley, 33, of Chapmanville, indicted for theft by unlawful taking from Walmart.
Harvey Chaney, Jr., 38, of Belfry, indicted for third-degree burglary and theft by unlawful taking of batteries valued at less than $500 from CSX Railroad.
Charity Music, 36, of Ashcamp, indicted for theft by unlawful taking of the Social Security card of Nora Deel, three counts of fraudulent use of a credit card and three counts of identity theft.
Vanessa Wood, 32, of Elkhorn City, indicted for three counts of wanton endangerment of Kenneth, Nathaniel and Mckenzie Brown.
James Eric Stanley, 34, indicted for receiving property that had been stolen from Ronald Spears that was valued at more than $500.
(EDITOR’S NOTE: An indictment is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.)