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August 17, 2018

A special court meeting was held on Tuesday, August 14 after postponements during the summer. All court dates will now go back to the second and fourth Friday of each month, judge Preston said..

The following people were just present for Arrangement or pre-trial hearings
In sentencing:

 

Carrie DanielsCarrie DanielsCarrie Daniels, - was sentenced to five years of supervised probation with a pre-trial diversion over 5 years with other conditions on an amended complicity manufacturing methamphetamine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Justin W. Harless Justin W. HarlessJustin Harless, 30 - pled guilty and was sentenced on this date to 4 cases.

1. Two counts of Burglary, 3rd degree sentenced to 5 years on each count. The persistent felony offender was dropped to a 2nd degree PFO which enhanced to 10 years and other conditions in agreement.

2. On Complicity burglary, third degree the defendant was sentenced to 5 years,

3. 12 months for complicity theft by unlawful taking and the

4. persistent felony offender charge was dismissed as well as the other two cases.

It appears that the defendant received a total of 15 years.

 

 

 

 

 

Devana LycansDevana LycansDevana Lycans, 36 was sentenced to 2 years supervised probation with a pre-trial diversion over 4 years on complicity possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stephanie L. MartinStephanie L. MartinStephanie Martin, 46 was set for a probation revocation hearing and the Hearing was reset for 8 / 24 / 18.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 William J. McCoy William J. McCoyWilliam McCoy, 46 pled guilty and was sentenced to an amended charge of trafficking in a controlled substance.

The defendant received 12 months probated and supervised over 24 months with other conditions. The defendant had persistent felony offender dismissed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rodney K. RobertsonRodney K. RobertsonRodney Robertson, 41 was sentenced to three years of unsupervised probation with a pre-trial diversion over 5 years on flagrant non support.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gregory Allen WithamGregory Allen WithamGregory Witham, Pled guilty and was sentenced to 3 years for Possession of a Controlled Substance, Tampering With Physical Evidence, 3 years and 12 months for Resisting Arrest, 12 months, for a total of eight years.

Final sentencing to be held 9/14/18.

 

 

 

 

 

Those for arraingment and Pretrial conferences:

Clarence ChildersClarence ChildersClarence Childers, 47 was on the docket on three separate charges. The defendant had Pretrial for Charges of fleeing or evading police, Wanton Endangerment, 1st Degree, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, driving on DUI suspended license, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance.

Arraignment on: Escape 2nd degree, theft by unlawful taking two counts, and persistent felony offender.

Arraignment on: Bailjumping, 1st Degree, Persistent Felony Offender

 

 

Freda Davis, 37 arraignment for Escape, 2nd and Persistent Felony Offender

Robert Clay, was present on a bond violation hearing on charges of trafficking in a controlled substance, methamphetamine. After witness testimony defendant to remain in custody

Todd Fitzpatrick, defendant was not present for a motion to revoke probation and a bench warrant was issued.

Jason Hale, was arraigned on complicity trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree and complicity trafficking in a controlled substance 3rd degree.

Reset for next motion hour.

Donald Harris, 37 defendant not present on 2 cases of the same charge and is in Powell County Detention Center.

His charges of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine has been reset for the first docket of November.

Kayla Hunt, present for pretrial on complicity to first-degree burglary and convicted felon in possession of a handgun. Case was reset for next motion hour, 8/24/18

James Moore, was arraigned on failure to comply with Sex Offender Registration second or greater offense and case was sent to pretrial on 9/14/18.

 

 

 

August 15, 2018

Lawrence Grand Jury hands down 22 indictments

 

LOUISA, KY. -- As the months drag along as well as the Methamphetamine epidemic, charges that the Lawrence County Grand Jury faces become worse. After a month off the Lawrence County Grand Jury met bringing back a whopping 22 Indictments.

Most charges remain somehow meth related, yet some new faces were added this month. 

 

Here are the indictments:

Johnny MooreJohnny MooreJohnny Moore, 54 of Hwy.32, Louisa, KY. Indicited on Sexual Abuse of a Minor, Class C Felony with a penalty of 5-10 years.

The defendant is charged by the Grand Jury stating that on or before Aug. 2017 the defendant knowingly and unlawfully subjected another person namely, M.J. to sexual contact who is incapable of consent because M.J., the victim, was under 12 years of age.

Bail is set for $10,000.

 

 

 

 

 

Frank D. SpearsFrank D. SpearsFrank Spears, 34 of Big Fork, Louisa, Ky. Indicted on Trafficking In a Controlled Substance, 1st degree/Complicity > than 2 grams, a class C felony.

The defendant acting alone or in complicity with Christopher Ratliff knowingly and unlawfully being in possession of a controlled substance with the intent to traffic that substance or trafficking in a controlled substance, namely .50 grams of Methamphetamine along with scales or baggies.

 

 

 

 

 

Todd Coverdale Todd Coverdale Todd Coverdale, 52 of Daisy Ln. Louisa, Ky. Indicted on Assault, 2nd Degree, a class C felony (5-10 years) and Menacing, a misdeamor.

The defendant is charged by the grand jury for assault for knowingly and unlawfully causing physical harm to Cameron Jude by means of a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument. The defendant was also charged with menacing for placing another person in reasonable apprehension of imminent physical injury. Bail set for $10,000.

 

 

 

 

 

Christopher RatliffChristopher RatliffChristopher Ratliff, 37 of West Powhatten, Louisa, Ky. Indicted on Trafficking In a Controlled Substance, 1st degree/Complicity > than 2 grams, a class C felony.

The defendant acting alone or in complicity with Frank Spears knowingly and unlawfully being in possession of a controlled substance with the intent to traffic that substance or trafficking in a controlled substance, namely .50 grams of Methamphetamine along with scales or baggies.

 

 

 

 

James R. Isaac, 56 of Hwy. 32 Louisa, Ky. Indicted on Operating A Motor Vehicle Under The Influence of Alcohol/drugs 4th or greater offense within 10 years, class D felony, Operating on Suspended License, misdemeanor, Operating ATV on Roadway, Violation and Possession of Open Container In Motor Vehicle, a violation.

The Grand Jury charges that on or before June 7th, 2018 the defendant operated a motor vehicle while under the influence of Alcohol or other substances that impair a driver’s ability to operate that motor vehicle, while having 3 previous convictions. The defendant knowingly and unlawfully operated a motor vehicle while his license was suspended or revoked. The defendant knowingly and unlawfully operating an all-terrain vehicle on the roadway of KY while in possession of an open container.

 

 

 

 

Mark MolletteMark MolletteMark Mollett, 42 of Blevins Loop, Tomahawk, KY. Indicted on Possession Of Controlled Substance, 1st degree/Complicity, Conspiracy To Trafficking In A Controlled Substance In The 2nd degree/Complicity and Possession of Marijuana.

The Grand Jury charges that on or before May 12th, 2018 the defendant knowingly and unlawfully acting alone or in complicity with Brandi Fannin possessed a controlled substance, namely methamphetamine. The defendant knowingly and unlawfully engaged in a criminal conspiracy with Brandi Fannin to traffic a controlled substance in the second degree, namely soboxone, neurontin and or diazepam. The defendant knowingly and unlawfully possessed marijuana.

 

 

 

 

Brandi FanninBrandi FanninBrandi Fannin, 36 of Tomahawk, Ky. Indicted on Possession of Controlled Substance, 1st degree/Complicity, Conspiracy To Trafficking In a Controlled Substance, 2nd degree/Complicity, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of a Controlled Substance, 3rd degree.

Grand Jury charges that on or before May 12th, 2018 the defendant acting alone or in complicity with Mark Mollett knowingly and unlawfully possessed a controlled substance, methamphetamine. The defendant knowingly and unlawfully engaging in a criminal conspiracy with Mark Mollett to traffic Suboxone, Neurontin and or Diazepam. Fannin knowingly and unlawfully possessed a controlled substance, namely Suboxone, Neurontin and or Diazepam. The defendant committed the offense of Theft by Unlawful Taking under $500 by taking clothing from Walmart of Louisa.

 

 

 

 

Michael Ernest PenningtonMichael Ernest PenningtonMichael Pennington, 32 of Grayson, Ky. Indicted on Possession of Controlled Substance, 1st degree a class D felony and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

The Grand Jury charges that on or before April 24th 2018 the defendant knowingly and unlawfully possessed a controlled substance, methamphetamine. The defendant knowingly and unlawfully possessed syringes and baggies.

 

 

 

 

Melvin HarmonMelvin HarmonMelvin Harmon, 28 of Louisa, KY. Indicted on Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (a class D felony), and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

The Grand Jury charges that on or before Feb.27, 2018 the defendant knowingly and unlawfully possessed a controlled substance, methamphetamine and a straw used in the ingestion of the controlled substance.

 

 

 

 

April HarperApril HarperApril Harper, 34 of Louisa, KY. Indicted on Trafficking In A Controlled Substance, 1st degree/Complicity (class D felony) and Possession or use of Drug Paraphernalia.

The Grand Jury charges that on or before May 16th, 2018 the defendant knowingly and unlawfully acting alone or in complicity with Shannon Jude Possessed a controlled substance with the intent to traffic that controlled substance or by trafficking in a controlled substance, namely methamphetamine. The defendant was also in possession of baggies, spoons, syringes and a scale.

 

 

 

 

 

Shannon JudeShannon JudeShannon Jude, 42 of Louisa, KY. Indicted on Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st degree/Complicity (class C felony)Possession or Use of Drug Paraphernalia/Complicity, Possession of Marijuana and Persisitent Felony Offender, 1st degree

Jude, acting alone or in complicity with April Harper knowingly and unlawfully being in possession of a controlled substance with the intent to traffic in that controlled substance or by trafficking in that controlled substance, namely methamphetamine. The defendants were in possession of drug paraphernalia such as baggies, scales, spoons and a syringe. The defendant possessed marijuana and because he has been convicted of a prior felony, is now charged with Persistent Felony Offender.

 

 

 

 

Michael R. McMillianMichael R. McMillianMichael McMillian, 26 of Mingo, WV. Was indicted on Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree and Receiving Stolen Property Under $10,000.

The defendant knowingly and unlawfully possessed a controlled substance, methamphetamine and was in possession of a 1997 Toyota Camry motor vehicle that was stolen from Samuel Hamilton of Pikeville.

 

 

 

 

 Kaitlin Riner Kaitlin RinerKaitlyn Riner, 24 of Ft. G Indicted on Possession of Controlled Substance, 1st degree/Complicity, Use/Possession of Drug Parahernalia/Complicity

The Grand Jury charges that on or before May 31st, 2018 the defendant acting alone or in complicity with Robert Cyrus knowingly and unlawfully possessed a controlled substance, methamphetamine and Possessed a soda can used for ingestion or storing of controlled substance.

 

 

 

 

 

Robert CyrusRobert CyrusRobert Cyrus, 33 of Fort Gay, WV. Indicted on Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree/Complicity, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia/Complicity and Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs.

The Grand Jury charges that on or before May 31,2018 the defendant acting alone or in complicity with Kaitlyn Riner, possessed a controlled substance, methamphetamine, a soda can used for injestion or storing of controlled substance . The defendant was driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol/drugs.

 

 

 

 

Robert Sparks, Jr. of Kermit, WV., 31 of Kermit, WV. Indicted on Theft By Unlawful Taking Under $10,000.

The Grand Jury charges that from Jan. 9th, 2018 the defendant knowingly and unlawfully taking 5 cellphones, a Netgear Router, a Roku stick, a Crosman Air Pistol, a portable USB charger, a knife and other merchandise from Walmart of Louisa with a total of the items exceeding $550.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Richard A. BowensRichard A. BowensRichard Bowens, 28 of Louisa was Indicted on Burglary, 3rd degree and Persistent Felony Offender, 1st degree.

The Grand Jury charges that on or about May 20th 2018 the defendant knowingly and unlawfully entered and remained in a dwelling owned by Donna George of 65 East Clayton, Louisa with the intent to commit the crime of theft therein. The defendant has previously been convicted of a felony, therefore he has been charged with Persistent Felony Offender.

 

 

 

 

William D. CantrellWilliam D. CantrellWilliam Cantrell, 34 of Louisa, KY. Indicted on Trafficking in a Controlled Substance in the first degree (class C felony) Tampering With Physical Evidence, Possession/Use of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Marijuana, Persistent Felony Offender.

The Grand Jury charges that on or before June 29th, 2018 the defendant knowingly and unlawfully possessed 2.40 grams of Methamphetamine, $827.00 in cash, baggies and scales with the intent to traffic in that controlled substance or by trafficking in that controlled substance. The defendant unlawfully destroyed, concealed or altered physical evidence that he believed would be used against him in an official proceeding. Cantrell possessed 2 syringes and an altered tube and spoon containing chemical residue, and marijuana. The defendant having been charged with convicted of previous felonies has no been charged with Persistent Felony Offender.

 

 

 

 

William J. McCoyWilliam J. McCoyWilliam J. McCoy, 46 of Louisa has been indicted on Receiving Stolen Property (class D felony)Possession Of a Controlled Substance and Persistent Felony Offender, 1st degree.

The Grand Jury charges that on or before June 13th in 2018, the defendant knowingly and unlawfully possessed a Honda TRX ATV with a value of $1500 stolen from Derek Dotson of Louisa, he possessed a controlled substance, methamphetamine and having been charged with previous felonies, the defendant is charged with Persistent Felony Offender.

 

 

 

 

Geneva LemasterGeneva LemasterGeneva C. Lemaster, 42 of Jeffersonville, IN. Indicted on Theft of Identity, class D felony, Possession of Controlled Substance, 1st degree, Use/Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Operating on Suspended, Failure of Non Owner Operator To Maintain Required Insurance 1st

The Grand Jury charges knowingly and unlawfully possessed or used any former or current identifying information of another, namely one Angela D. Childers along with biometric information such as date of birth and social security number, with the intent to represent themselves as the other person. The defendant knowingly and unlawfully being in possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, and an altered pipe. The defendant was operating on a suspended or revoked license was suspended or revoked, along with no proof of insurance.

 

 

 

 

Jason RatliffJason RatliffJayson Ratliff, 45 of Louisa Indicted on Wanton Endangerment, 1st degree and Criminal Mischief 1st degree.

The Grand Jury charges that on or before June 9th 2018 the defendant engaged in conduct which created a substantial danger of death or serious physical injury to his father, Mr. Rodney Ratliff of Louisa.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jake WrightJake WrightJacob Wright, 19 of Elizabeth, KY. Indicted on Theft By Unlawful Taking (firearm) (2counts)

The Grand Jury charges that on June, 18th 2018 the defendant knowingly and unlawfully taking two Hi point Brand 9mm caliber handguns from Dorothy Vaughn of Louisa.

Jacob Fields-Wright, 19, of Elizabeth, KY. Indicted on Theft By Unlawful Taking over $500 Auto.

The Grand Jury charges that the defendant knowingly and unlawfully took a 2005 Ford Taurus owned by Susan Moore of Louisa with a value of $3,050.00

 

 

 

 

 

August 15, 2018

SUPPORTERS 'REVVING UP' FOR NOVEMBER CAMPAIGN

GRAYSON, KY -- A packed house of supporters and swing voters gathered Tuesday to support Kathy Hinkle’s bid to win the State Representative seat for the 96th District.

 

The seat, which represents Carter and Lawrence Counties is currently held by incumbent Jill York from Grayson but her 'yes' vote in support of Pension Bill 151 to allow it go to through to the house for a full vote has left her vulnerable in November.

At the event this week Hinkle, a local Lawrence County native cast her vision for the 96th District with the help of some of the state’s biggest political stars. 94th District Representative, Angie Hatton, former Governor Paul Patton, and Ky House Floor Leader Rocky Adkins all spoke in favor of Hinkle’s candidacy.

Hatton, who represents Letcher and parts of Pike County, told the crowd of nearly 100 “if the person representing you is not saying what you would say, it’s time to get them out”.

Rocky Adkins, who once represented Lawrence County, told the audience “the same agenda that you’ve seen over the last year or more will continue unless we make a change. Kathy will help us make that change.” He went on to say, “We need a voice and a new direction for the 96th district and to get that we need Kathy Hinkle in that seat!”


Hinkle was also endorsed by Friends of Labor, a group of labor workers from across Kentucky who oppose Governor Bevins Right to Work law. Adam Bush, who represented Friends of Labor at the event, said “Kathy is the most professional and smart candidate I’ve ever met and she’s going to stand with the working people of this district.”

Hinkle told the crowd she plans to be their voice in Frankfort.

“I vow to be your voice, to be your supporter, and to always vote in the best interest of public education. If only a handful of representatives, ours included, would have voted differently, Matt Bevin’s pension bill -  no, sewer bill - would have never even made it to the floor for a vote."

“As your State Representative, I will be on the forefront of moving our district to the front lines of economic development. This begins by repealing Right to Work legislation that has crippled Kentucky’s ability to attract, retain and sustain viable labor opportunities. “

Hinkle’s campaign is gaining momentum with each passing day and with just 12 weeks until the election she is poised to make a run at a seat that’s not been held by a Lawrence County native in many, many years.

paid for by Kathy Hinkle for State Representative

 

 

 

 

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