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May 17, 2018

CRYSTAL METH CRYSTAL METH

LOUISA, Ky. -- On May 16, 2018 the Louisa Police Department was requested, along with the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office, to assist Ky. Probation and Parole with a home visit on Powhatten Street for a parolee that did not comply with their conditions, due to there being multiple people seen at the residence.

BUSTED IN LOUISA, L to R April Harper, 34, Shannon Jude, 41,  Frank Spears, 34 and Chris RatliffBUSTED IN LOUISA, L to R April Harper, 34, Shannon Jude, 41, Frank Spears, 34 and Chris Ratliff

 

Upon arriving at the residence, officers encountered two males in the driveway who were found to be in possession of a crystallized substance believed to be Methamphetamine. One of the males was found to have a set of digital scales and cash on him which led officers to believe they were involved in the trafficking of Methamphetamine.

Other items of drug paraphernalia were located in the residence at that area commonly used in drug trafficking along with more of the crystallized substance. A narcotics field test was performed on a small sample of the crystallized substance that showed positive for Methamphetamine.

The following individuals were arrested:

April A. Harper of Louisa was arrested by Sgt. Steven Wilburn and charged with complicity to Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st degree Methamphetamine, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Harper was also charged with a parole violation by the Probation and Parole Officer.

Shannon L. Jude of Louisa was arrested by Sgt. Steven Wilburn and charged with Complicity to Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st degree Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of Marijuana.

Frank D. Spears of Louisa was arrested by Sgt. Chuck Jackson LCSO and charged with Complicity to Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st degree Methamphetamine and Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree Methamphetamine.

Christopher Ratliff also of Louisa was arrested by Sgt. Chuck Jackson LCSO and charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st degree Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Earlier in the day Sgt. Steven Wilburn and Chief Greg Fugitt arrested Jason D. Meadows from a vehicle in front of the residence. Meadows was wanted in the State of West Virginia for Drug Trafficking charges.

“Officers have been watching this residence for some time after receiving numerous complaints of heavy traffic,”  LPD Chief Greg Fugitt said.

Chief Fugitt advised that if you have any information of drug trafficking in Louisa or around Louisa please contact us at 606-638-4058.

All suspects were lodged in the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center.

 

May 16, 2018

Docket for Friday, May 11th

Hon. Judge J.D. Preston reset all cases for sentencing and little was done in the Circuit Court on Friday, May 11th.

A bench warrant was issued for James Moore on the basis of not showing up for sentencing. Moore is a sex offender, his status is non-compliant. A description of Moore can be found on Kentucky State Police Sex Offender Registry.

 

All sentencing was reset and next court date, the sentences imposed will be on the Lazer.


Lloyd Brown Jr.Lloyd Brown Jr.Lloyd Brown, Jr., 48 - Entered a not guilty plea and a public defender was appointed on Complicity Trafficking In a Controlled Substance, 1st offense, methamphetamine and Complicity Possession of Marijuana.

Pre-trial set for 6/8/18.

Lloyd Brown Jr., was also arraigned on Complicity Trafficking In A Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, Complicity Trafficking In A Controlled Substance, 2nd Degree And Complicity Trafficking In A Controlled Substance, 3rd Degree.

 

 

 

 

 


 James R. Castle James R. CastleJames Castle, 53 pled not guilty on a motion to reduce bond on the charges of Complicity Trafficking A Controlled Substance Within 1000 feet of a School, Complicity Trafficking In A Controlled Substance, 3rd Degree, 1st Offense (Drug Unspecified) And Persistent Felony Offender, 2nd Degree.

The motion to reduce bond was overruled and pre-trial set for 6/8/18.

 

 

 

 

 


Sierra D. CaudillSierra D. CaudillSierra Caudill, 33 entered a guilty plea based on an offer by the Commonwealth for knowingly exploiting an adult over $300.

Sentencing to be held on 6/8/18.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Robert W. ChafinRobert W. ChafinRobert Chafin, 41 was present and a bond hearing for Trafficking In a Controlled Substance, 1st Degree.

The defendant will remain in custody during sentencing of this case.

 

 

 

 

 

 


William W. ChafinWilliam W. ChafinWilliam Chafin, 30 entered a not guilty plea on Bail Jumping, 1st Degree and pre-trial set for 6/8/18.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


KELLY COLLINSKELLY COLLINSKelly Collins, 40 entered a not Guilty plea on Trafficking In A Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 1st offense.

Pre-trial set for 6/8/18.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Kenneth ConnKenneth ConnKenneth Conn, 46 entered a not guilty plea on Complicity Trafficking In a Controlled Substance, 1st Degree.

Pre-trial set for 6/8/18, and defendant to remain on the same bond.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Michael CooperMichael CooperMichael Cooper, 33 pled not guilty at arraignment, a public defender was appointed on bail jumping, 1st Degree.

Pre-trial set for 6/8/18. On The defendant’s original charge, Complicity Robbery, 2nd Degree, pre-trial is set for 6/8/18.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Carrie DanielsCarrie DanielsCarrie Daniels, 31 entered a guilty plea based on the Commonwealth’s offer for Complicity Manufacturing Methamphetamine, 1st offense.

Final sentencing to be held on 6/22/18.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Thurman EndicottThurman EndicottThurman Endicott, 31 was arraigned on Complicity Possession Of A Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, Methamphetamine, Complicity Tampering With Physical Evidence, Operating On Suspended/Revoked License And Failure Of Non-Owner Operator To Maintain Required Insurance.

Pre-trial set for 6/8/18.

 

 

 

 

 


Tommy Evans, 30 entered guilty plea based on the Commonwealth‘s offer on an amended Complicity Manufacturing Methamphetamine, 1st and Persistent Felony Offender, 2nd Degree.

Final sentencing to be held on 6/8/18.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Travis FallsTravis FallsTravis Falls, 39 was arraigned on Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, methamphetamine.

Pre-trial set for May 25, 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Donnie K. HarrisDonnie K. HarrisDonnie Harris, 37 was set for sentencing on Complicity Trafficking In a Controlled Substance, Methamphetamine and the case was reset for 8/10/18.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Crystal G. KincaidCrystal G. KincaidCrystal Kincaid, 41 was arraigned on Complicity Trafficking In a Controlled Substance, 1st Degree.

A public defender was appointed and pre-trial set for 6/8/18.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


LEVERING JIMMY LEVERING JIMMY Jimmy Levering, 36 was present for motion hour and his Lawyer, Greg Griffith had 3 motions for destruction of evidence. The motions were granted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 Lonnie L. Marcum Lonnie L. MarcumLonnie Marcum, 37 Pled guilty based on the Commonwealth’s offer for Receiving Stolen Property and Persistent Felony Offender.

Sentencing is to be held on 6/8/18.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALISHA MARTINALISHA MARTINAlisha Martin, 39 was present on a Motion To Revoke Probation. The defendant stipulated to the violations and waved hearing.

Probation revoked and the defendant remanded to the Department of Corrections.

 

 

 

 

 

 

James Moore, 67 was on the docket for a Motion To Revoke Probation. The defendant was not present and a bench warrant issued on 2 cases.

 

 

 


Nathaniel M. PackNathaniel M. PackNathaniel Pack, 35 sentencing was reset for Possession of Cocaine, 1st offense. The defendant to be released today per order.

Sentencing to be held on 5/25/18.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael Ernest PenningtonMichael Ernest PenningtonMichael Pennington, Jr. 32 was arraigned on 1st Degree Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st offense, methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Pre-trial set for 6/8/18 and bond to be evaluated for in home incarceration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ricky VanceRicky VanceRicky Vance, 51 was on the docket for sentencing on 2 Counts of Burglary, 3rd Degree and Wanton Endangerment, 1st degree. The defendant was not present in a bench warrant was issued.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Jeremy Vanover Jr. Jeremy Vanover Jr. Jeramie Vanover, 41 Was present on a Motion To Reduce Bond On The Charges Of Engaging In Organized Crime And Persistent Felony Offender.

Bond to remain the same, motion was denied

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 15, 2018


A slow month Lawrence County Grand Jury, desperately needed after the BSRDC has been packed with people for several months now. In indictments, Cyrus decided to assault a witness in his previous case, now faced with several more charges.


Hansel Ray Wiley, 48 of Louisa, indicted om Bailjumping, 1st degree (class D felony)

The Grand Jury charges that on April 13, 2018 the defendant knowingly and unlawfully having been released from custody by the court, with or without bail, upon the condition that he would subsequently appear at a specific time and place in connection with the felony charge of criminal possession of a forged instrument, the defendant failed to do so.

 

Gregory Witham, Jr. of Louisa indicted on Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree (class D felony)

The Grand Jury charges that on or before January 29, 2018 the defendant knowingly and unlawfully possessed a controlled substance.

Seperate Indictment:

Gregory Witham Jr. also indicted on 2 counts of Receiving Stolen Property Complicity Receiving under $10,000.

The Grand Jury charges that on or before January 27, 2018 the defendant acting alone or in complicity with William Cantrell knowingly and unlawfully Possessed a 1992 Honda ATV stolen from Mr. Denzil Hall of Louisa, KY. with a value of $1,490. The defendant acting alone or in complicity with William Cantrell knowingly and unlawfully possessed a 1990 Honda ATV stolen from Mr. Denzil Hall of Louisa with a value of $1,375.

 

William Cantrell, of Louisa Indicted on 2 Counts of Complicity Receiving Stolen Property under $10,000 and Persistent Felony Offender, 1st degree.

The Grand Jury charges that on or before January 27, 2018 the defendant acting alone or in complicity with Gregory Witham Jr. knowingly and unlawfully Possessed a 1992 Honda ATV stolen from Mr. Denzil Hall of Louisa, KY. with a value of $1,490. The defendant acting alone or in complicity with Gregory Witham Jr. knowingly and unlawfully possessed a 1990 Honda ATV stolen from Mr. Denzil Hall of Louisa with a value of $1,375. The defendant having been charged with this felony and having more than two prior felonies is now being charged with Persistent Felony Offender.

Seperate Indictment:

William Cantrell is also indicted on Possession of a Handgun (class C felony), Possession Of A Controlled Substance, 1st degree, Tampering With Physical Evidence, Disregarding Stop Sign and Persistent Felony Offender, 1st degree.

The Grand Jury Charges that on or before January 29, 2018 the defendant knowingly and unlawfully possessed a Beretta .22 caliber handgun after previously being convicted of a felony. The defendant knowingly and unlawfully possess a controlled substance namely, methamphetamine. The defendant knowingly and unlawfully destroyed, removed, altered, or concealed physical evidence, namely a Beretta .22 caliber handgun that he believed would be used against him in an official proceeding. The defendant disregarded a stop sign as Dooley posted while operating a motor vehicle on the roadways of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Having been charged with at least two prior felonies the defendant is now being charged with Persistent Felony Offender.


Joshua Cyrus, 43 of Louisa, indicted on Assault, 2nd degree (class C felony) and Intimidating a Participant In The Legal Process (class D felony).

The Grand Jury charges that on or before January 12th 2018 the defendant knowingly and unlawfully cause the physical injury to Matthew Cordle by means of a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument. The defendant knowingly and unlawfully using physical force or the threat of physical Force directed toward a witness or person he believes will be a participant in the legal process.

 

Francis David Diamond, 45 of Louisa, Ky. Indicted on Possession Of a Controlled Substance, 1st degree and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, 1st offense.

The Grand Jury charges that on or before December 21, 2017 the defendant knowingly and unlawfully possessed a controlled substance along with and altered straw and a metal plate used as a cutting surface.

 

 

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