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11 indicted; thief had master key



A 35-year-old Whitesburg man told Whitesburg City Police that he used a master key to break into an apartment located in the Whitesburg Housing Authority on Feb. 23.

The Letcher County Grand Jury says that Flint Day, who also lives in a Housing Authority unit at 122 Alaska Avenue, used the key to enter the apartment of Rocky Lee and steal a handgun, $65 in cash and three DVDs of episodes of the television show “Walking Dead.”

Flint, who is charged with burglary and theft of a firearm, is one of 11 persons named in 15 indictments the grand jury handed up to Letcher Circuit Judge Sam Wright on March 13.

Whitesburg Police Officer Justin Hunsucker wrote in an arrest citation that Day told him he used the master key to enter through the front door of apartment 201 and that he exited through a downstairs bedroom window.

Lee told police that Day also took a .40 caliber Smith & Wesson pistol, which Day denied taking, according to the citation.

The DVDs and $29 of the missing cash were returned to Lee.

Among the other 10 persons named in the latest round of indictments is a woman charged with submitting a forged affidavit to two officials.

The grand jury says Rachel Ann Burke, 30, also known as Rachel Ann Elkins and Rachel Ann Hayes, of P.O. Box 344, Neon, and Smokey Row, Jenkins, submitted a false affidavit to Letcher District Court Judge Kevin R. Mullins and Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Jenna Watts on Nov. 14 to have a felony charge dismissed. Burke is accused of claiming the signer of the affidavit was Collette Quillen.

In a separate indictment, Burke is charged with criminal possession of a forged instrument and theft by unlawful taking. She is accused of using a forged affidavit purporting to have signed by Collette Quillen on April 19, 2011 in proceedings in Letcher District Court where Burke was awarded property owned by Collette Quillen and Kevin Quillen.

Whitesburg Police Captain Henry Day and Collette Quillen testified in the cases.

Others indicted by the grand jury are:

• Douglas E. Owens — criminal conspiracy to receiving stolen property (over $500) and criminal complicity to theft (under $500).

Owens, 26, of 179 Minx Drive, Isom, is charged with acting with Mart Wicker and possessing property including two Stihl weed trimmers, a Stihl leaf blower, and hand tools in August belonging to Randy G. Amburgey, all of which were pawned at Isom Gun & Pawn.

In a second indictment, Owens is charged with criminal conspiracy to receiving stolen property (over $500), criminal conspiracy to receiving stolen property (under $500) and two counts criminal complicity to theft (under $500). The grand jury says he and Mart Wicker possessed a Craftsman electric grinder, a portable air compressor, Air Tech tools on August 28, belonging to Randy G. Amburgey, all of which were pawned at Four Square Pawn Shop in Jeremiah. Owens is also accused possessing with Mart Wicker several bags of aluminum cans on August 28, belonging to Randy G. Amburgey, which were sold to Mitchell Wright’s Scrap Metal of Isom.

In a third indictment, the grand jury charges Owens with criminal conspiracy to receiving stolen property and criminal complicity to theft. He is accused of acting with Mart Wicker and possessing property including a Tom-Tom navigational system, a Black & Decker electric grinder, an air nail gun on August 30 belonging to Randy G. Amburgey, all of which were pawned at Four Square Pawn Shop at Jeremiah.

Randy Amburgey testified in the cases.

• Chelsea L. Williams — criminal complicity to possession of meth precursor.

Williams, 20, of 672 Burton Hill, Blackey, is charged with possessing with Christie Sizemore on January 16 a drug product containing ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, or phenylpropanolamine or their salts, isomers or salts of isomers used as a precursor in manufacturing methamphetamine .

Letcher County Sheriff ’s Lt. Brian Damron testified in the case.

• Christie Renee Sizemore — theft of identity and being a persistent felony offender.

Sizemore, 34, also known as Christie Renee Johnson, of P.O. Box 131, Redfox, is charged with possessing information identifying Michael Caudill on January 16 including his name, address, telephone number, electronic mail address, Social Security number, driver’s license number, birth date, and personal identification number or code.

Letcher County Sheriff ’s Lt. Brian Damron testified in the case.

• Homer Jackson Smallwood III — sexual abuse and being a persistent felony offender.

The grand jury says Smallwood, 36, also known as Jackie Smallwood, of 118 Corkwood Lane, Mayking, subjected a person less than 16 years old to sexual contact on January 27.

Letcher County Sheriff ’s Deputy Eugene Slone testified in the case.

• Christopher Gene Sloas — sexual abuse and burglary.

Sloas, 41, also known as Chris Sloas, of 134 Hwy. 2034, Apt. 3, Whitesburg, is charged with subjecting another person who was initially sleeping to sexual contact on January 1. He is also charged with entering a dwelling with intent to commit a crime.

Whitesburg Police Chief Tyrone Fields testified in the case.

• Dillie Mae Burke — criminal complicity to theft (over $500).

Burke, 59, of Box 447, McRoberts, is charged with acting with Donnie Sylvester Quillen in taking merchandise from Dollar General Store of Whitesburg from December 30 to January 1.

Whitesburg Police Captain Henry Day testified in the case.

• Donnie Sylvester Quillen — criminal complicity to theft (over $500).

Quillen, 39, of 184 East Potter Road, Neon, is charged with acting with Dillie Mae Burke in taking merchandise from Dollar General Store of Whitesburg from December 30 to January 1.

Whitesburg Police Captain Henry Day testified in the case.

• Mary M. Kincer — possession of drug paraphernalia and promoting contraband.

The grand jury says Kincer, 34, of 238 Sycamore Loop, Jeremiah, had drug paraphernalia including a container of a controlled substance and a straw while an inmate in the Letcher County Jail on March 6.

Letcher County Deputy Jailer Angela S. Fields testified in the case.

• Jeffrey Alan Ison —promoting contraband.

The grand jury says Ison, 37, of 1265 Little Dry Fork, Whitesburg, possessed dangerous contraband including a quantity of Clonazepam or its generic, a Schedule IV controlled substance, while an inmate in the Letcher County Jail on December 17.

Letcher County Deputy Jailer Angela S. Fields testified in the case.



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