Commonwealth Attorney Rick L. Bartley released the 20 indictments, five of which had two persons charged jointly with offenses. Five of those indicted are being charged as persistent felony offenders because of having previously been convicted of charges similar to those they now face.
• Bobby Joe Smith, 42, of Lebanon, Va., is charged with two counts of sexual abuse, first degree. When being more than 21 years of age in July 2007, he subjected a person then less than 16 years old, to sexual contact, according to his indictment.
• Justin Robinson, 26, of Shelbiana, Ky., allegedly on June 1, 2009, committed the offense of criminal abuse, first degree, when he intentionally abused, or having legal custody, permitted the abuse of a child 12 years of age or younger. The indictment states that this “caused a serious physical injury or placed said child in a situation that may cause serious physical injury or caused torture, cruel confinement, or cruel punishment.”
Other indictments contained charges such as theft by unlawful taking, falsely reporting an incident, fraudulent use of a credit card, assault, vehicle violations, burglary, and drug-related charges.
• Savannah Evans, 19, Williamson, W.Va., and David Cline, 19, Stopover, Ky., were jointly indicted on three charges, including burglary, third degree, when they unlawfully entered a building owned by Phelps High School (Pike County Board of Education) with intent to commit a crime therein.
They were indicted for theft by unlawful taking of three trophies and a hooded sweater valued at $500 or less, which belonged to Phelps High School (PCBE), and Criminal Mischief, third degree, when, having no legal right to do so, they intentionally or wantonly damaged or destroyed trophies belonging to Phelps High School (PCBE).
The indictment accuses Evans and Cline of committing the offenses in complicity with each other and with juvenile accomplices in so doing.
• William C. Perrigan, 29, Pikeville, Ky.:– fraudulent use of a credit card on May 23, 2009, when he had known it was forged, expired or revoked. Value of goods or services obtained exceeded $100 within a six-month period. He is being charged with the offense of persistent felony offender for having previously been convicted of receiving stolen property in Pike County valued at $300, March 10, 2009.
• Cynthia A. Mullins, 34, Pikeville:– Assault, third degree, on June 15, 2009, when she caused or attempted to cause a physical injury to Deputy Angela Maynard, a law enforcement officer.
• Gary Spears, 65, and Billie H. Spears, 65, both of the same address in Pikeville:– Trafficking in a controlled substance, second degree, on Aug. 7, 2009, when they dispensed, sold or possessed a quantity of a Schedule III controlled substance while in possession of a firearm, or in complicity with another in so doing.
• Gregory Adkins, 30, Pikeville:– Fleeing or evading police, first degree, while operating a motor vehicle on June 7, 2009; Operating a motor vehicle without a valid operator’s license.
• Glenda L. Woods, 22, Pikeville:– Criminal possession of a forged instrument, second degree, on June 4, 2009 when she uttered or possessed a check in the amount of $205.95, to which the name of Joy L. Coleman had been forged. A second count accuses her of theft by unlawful taking of a purse, cash and payroll check in the amount or value of more than $300, which belonged to Joy Coleman.
• Scott E. Hager, 34, Ransom, Ky.: – Driving under the influence on July 12, 2009 when he had an alcohol concentration of .08 or above, and after having been convicted of said offense on at least three previous occasions in Pike County (2004, 2005 and 2007). Second charge is operating a motor vehicle while license is DUI suspended or revoked; third count is persistent felony offender, second degree, for the reason he was previously convicted of third degree assault in Pike County on Feb. 9, 2006.
• Jerry Joseph Hackney, 27, Belfry, Ky.:– Fleeing or evading police, first degree, on July 2, 2009; operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants, second offense, and operating a motor vehicle while license is DUI suspended or revoked.
• Timmy Cook, 31, Williamson, W.Va.:– Theft by unlawful taking of cash and merchandise valued at $300 or more, which belonged to Family Dollar, May 9, 2009; Falsely reporting an incident to law enforcement authorities on June 12, 2009, knowing it did not occur; and Criminal Mischief, third degree, when he damaged or destroyed property belonging to Family Dollar on June 11, 2009.
• Bobby D. Damron, 43, Raccoon, Ky.:– Theft of identity on March 13, 2009, when he knowingly possessed or used identifying information of Mary Anderson without consent and represented himself as the person to obtain property or benefits from BB&T Bank, and further for the purpose of obtaining financial credit at such business.
• Mike H. Fields, 31, and Paul Justin Young, 22, both of Pikeville: – Jointly indicted on charges of burglary, second degree, when they unlawfully entered or remained in the residence of Valary Sykes for the purpose of committing a crime therein; Theft by unlawful taking of items valued at $300 or more and belonging to Valary Sykes.
Fields is being charged with the offense of persistent felony offender, first degree, for previous convictions on first degree possession of a controlled substance in 2008, and second degree burglary and theft by unlawful taking in 1998, all in Pike County.
Young also is being charged as a persistent felony offender for previous convictions on theft by unlawful taking, second degree escape and burglary in 2007, and theft by unlawful taking in 2008.
• Michael D. Maynard, 44, Raccoon, Ky.:– Assault, first degree, on Nov. 25, 2008, when he allegedly stabbed Terry Hopkins with a knife, causing a serious physical injury.
• Troy Evans, 25, Elkhorn City, Ky., and Charles R. Mullins, 25, Weeksbury, Ky.:– Defendants allegedly committed theft by unlawful taking of a Geo Tracker automobile valued at $300 or more, which belonged to Jeff Ramey.
• Bruce Cory Williamson, 29, Pikeville:– Charged with theft by unlawful taking of cigarettes valued at $500 or more, which belonged to Murphy’s USA; also being charged as a persistent felony offender because of a 2005 conviction in Wayne County for flagrant nonsupport.
• Clinton D. Fleming, 27, Jackhorn, Ky.:– (five charges on July 7, 3009) – Promoting contraband, first degree when he knowingly introduced dangerous contraband into a detention facility or, being confined in a detention facility, he knowingly obtained or possessed such contraband; Possession of a Schedule III controlled substance (hydrocodone) second degree; Possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance (Xanax); Possession of drug paraphernalia and public intoxication.
• Michael Johnson, 31, Pikeville:– Theft (July 21, 2009) by unlawful taking of golf clubs valued at $500 or more, which belonged to Brandon Miller.
• Richard Compton, 27, Pikeville:– Theft by unlawful taking on March 2, 2009, of cash valued at $300 or more, which belonged to Big Sandy Food Inc. (Little Caesar’s Pizza).
• David R. Roberts, 32, Route 1, Hamlin, W.Va.:– (six counts) – Possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, first degree (oxycodone); Possession of a Schedule III controlled substance, second degree (hydrocodone); Possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance, third degree (Alprazolam); Possession of drug paraphernalia; operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants (blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher); and Operating a motor vehicle without a valid operator’s license.
• Michael Pence, 20, Pikeville:– Theft by unlawful taking on May 22, 2009, by exercising control of a firearm, electronics and cash in an amount of $300 or more, which belonged to Michelle Caudill; Burglary, first degree, when he unlawfully entered or remained in the dwelling of Michelle Caudill with intent to commit a crime. and while armed with a deadly weapon or caused physical injury to Michelle Caudill, a person not a participant in the unlawful entry, or threatened to use a dangerous instrument against a person not a participant.\
Appearing as witnesses before the Grand Jury were officers of the Pikeville Police Department, Pike County Sheriff’s Office and Kentucky State Police.
(Editor’s Note: An indictment is merely an accusation and the defendant is innocent until and unless proven guilty.)