Pike Grand Jury indicts 11
by Ralph B. Davis
PIKEVILLE, Ky. — Pike County Commonwealth Attorney Rick Bartley has released the following list of individuals who were indicted in Circuit Court during the last meeting of the Grand Jury held on Jan. 13.
• William D. Akers, of Pinsonfork, was indicted on the capital offense of murder. The indictment states that on March 15, 2012, the defendant, while manifesting an extreme indifference to human life, operated a motor vehicle in such a wanton manner as to create a grave risk of death and thereby did cause the death of Mark S. Scott.
• Hasseleana Prater, of Stopover, was indicted on charges of promoting contraband, first degree (Class D Felony) and public intoxication (Class B Misdemeanor). The defendant is said to have committed the offense of promoting contraband on the 20th day of December, 2012, when she knowingly introduced pills and a scale into a detention center or, while being confined in a detention facility, knowingly obtained or possessed said items. She is also accused of appearing in a public place while under the influence of alcohol or another intoxicating substance, putting herself and those around her in danger.
• Tommy Wolford and Amanda Wolford, both of Stopover, were indicted on charges of spotlighting wildlife, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants, 2nd offense (Misdemeanor), fleeing or evading police, (Class D Felony) first degree and assault, 3rd degree (Class D Felony). The offenses are said to have occurred on Nov. 10, 2012.
• Harry Martin Chapman, of Lexington, was indicted on charges of stalking, 1st degree (Class D Felony) and being a persistent felony offender, 1st degree (Class B Felony). Chapman is accused of stalking a female and making explicit threats with intent to place her in reasonable fear of sexual contact, serious physical injury or death. The defendant had had been convicted of similar crime against the same victim within the last 5 years and was in possession of a deadly weapon at the time the offense was committed. Chapman’s court records show that he received 5 years of probation for a 1st degree stalking offense in 2006 and 2nd degree stalking in 2008.
• Sarah A. Damron, of Pikeville, was indicted on a criminal abuse, third degree (Class A Misdemeanor) charge that allegedly happened on July 13, 2012. The indictment states that the defendant recklessly abused a 12 year old child and caused the juvenile to be placed in a situation that may have caused serious injury.
• Wanda Justice, of Pikeville, was indicted on charges of tampering with physical evidence (Class D Felony), possession of a controlled substance, 2nd degree (Class A Misdemeanor), theft by unlawful taking (Class A Misdemeanor) and resisting arrest (Class A Misdemeanor). The charges stem from a crime that is said to have taken place on Jan 15, 2013.
• Ronnie J. Wilczynski, of Jonesborough, Tn., was indicted by the grand jury on charges of possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree (Class D Felony), operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants (Misdemeanor) and failure to maintain or have in force motor vehicle insurance (Class B Misdemeanor). The offenses occurred on Dec. 25, 2012.
• Terry L. Beavers, Jr. of Shelbiana and John D. Allen “AKA” David Allen of Manroe, Mi., were indicted on charges stemming from a theft that occurred on Dec. 28, 2012, on charges of theft by unlawful taking (Class D Felony) and Beavers was also charged with being a persistent felony offender (Class C Felony). The defendants are said to have stolen an ATV trailer that is valued at over $500 belonging to Jack McCoy. Beavers’ has a previous felony conviction for a similar crime less than five years ago.
• Mickey Donovan Holbrooks, of Pikeville, was indicted on a single charge of assault, 1st degree (Class B Felony), after he was arrested for allegedly shooting a victim identified as Kelly Bentley on Jan 5th, causing a serious physical injury.
(EDITOR’S NOTE: An indictment is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless they are proven guilty.)
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