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2 accused of endangering child among 11 indicted



Eleven people are named in the latest indictments returned by the Letcher County Grand Jury, including a man and a woman charged with endangering the life of a fiveyear old.

In separate indictments, the grand jury says Gary Dean Thomas, 30, of 510 Sugar Run Road, Whitesburg, and Michelle Denise Harvey, 34, of 8321 Hwy. 7 North, allowed a five-year-old to play in the floor on Nov. 16, where the remains of the controlled substance hydrocodone, a prescription painkiller, sat on a plate within easy reach of the child.

In addition to wanton endangerment, both are also charged with endangering the welfare of a minor, public intoxication, possession of a controlled substance (Hydrocodone), and use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Letcher County Deputy Jason Bates testifi ed in the cases.

Others indicted are:

• Rodney Tackett — burglary, theft, and two counts of intimidating a participant in the legal process.

The grand jury says Tackett, 52, of 52 Wheaton Hollow, Jenkins, burglarized the apartment of Sherry Wright at Mountain Breeze Apartments in Jenkins on Oct. 31, taking $25. He is also charged with threatening Victoria Dabbs and Sherry Wright.

Jenkins Police Officer Anthony Maggard testified in the case.

• Crystal A. Hill — assault (third off ense against family member within five years).

The grand jury Hill, 28, of 714 Apple Tree Branch, Deane, injured Jack Hill, when she struck him with a coff ee cup and stabbed him with a fork on Oct. 15.

Letcher County Deputy Mike Burton testified in the case.

• Thelma Lois Mullins — two counts of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine and marijuana), manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of a methamphetamine precursor, and use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Mullins, also known as Thelma Lois Potter, 34, of Lonesome Dove Road, Jenkins, is accused of having methamphetamine and the chemicals and equipment used for the manufacture of methamphetamine on Feb. 24.

Letcher County Lt. Brian Damron testifi ed in the case.

• Emory Mitchell Mullins — two counts of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine and marijuana), manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of a methamphetamine precursor, and use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Mullins, 36, of Lonesome Dove Road, Jenkins, is accused of having methamphetamine and the chemicals and equipment used for the manufacture of methamphetamine on Feb. 24.

Letcher County Lt. Brian Damron testifi ed in the case.

• Kenny Ray Lewis — robbery and theft.

The grand jury says Lewis, 33, of 53 Wheaton Hollow, Golden Years Rest Home, Jenkins, threatened Mary Bentley and Kendra Wright with a box cutter razor knife while taking $290 from the Jenkins Family Dollar Store on Nov. 13.

Jenkins Police Officer James Stephens testified in the case.

• Matthew A. “Matt” Whitaker — theft, possession of a controlled substance (Suboxone), possession of a controlled substance not in its original container, use or possession of drug paraphernalia, and being a persistent felony off ender.

Whitaker, 24, of 9805 Hwy. 119 S, Cumberland, is charged with taking property from the Rite Aid Drug Store of Whitesburg on Oct. 30.

Whitesburg Police Officer Michael Cagle testified in the case.

• Timothy Wayne Combs — driving while under the influence of intoxicants, two counts of possession of a controlled substance (hydrocodone and alprazolam), and possession of a controlled substance not in its original container.

The grand jury says Combs, 30, of 1050 Low Gap, Whitesburg, was operating a motor vehicle on Nov. 3 while under the influence of intoxicants.

Whitesburg Police Officer Michael Cagle testified in the case.

• Jeff rey Allan Sizemore Jr. — two counts of possession of a controlled substance (oxycodone and Suboxone), possession of a controlled substance not in its original container, and two counts of violating federal safety regulations for commercial vehicles.

Sizemore, 34, of Pelphrey Lane, Redfox, is charged with operating a 2006 Peterbilt tractor, which he owns, while being in possession of controlled substances on Nov. 6. The grand jury also says the truck has a cracked windshield on the driver’s side.

Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement Officer Justin Pickrell testified in the case.

• Ralph Edward Taylor — fleeing or evading police, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants, no or suspended driver’s license, driving in a reckless manner, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, resisting arrest, speeding, and no license plates.

The grand jury says Taylor, 29, of 6512 Dooley Rd., Norton, Va., fled after being ordered by police to stop his motorcycle on Oct. 31. He is also charged with carrying a loaded 45 Glock semi-automatic pistol, speeding at more than 70 miles per hour, and threatening Jenkins Police Officer Anthony Maggard.

Jenkins Police Officer Anthony Maggard testified in the case.

• Avery Miles Jr. — operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants (fourth off ense), no insurance, failure to provide insurance card, expired license plate, expired registration receipt, possession of a controlled substance not in its original container, and two counts of possession of a controlled substance (Schedule I or II Endocet and Percocet, and Schedule V Gabapentin (Neurontin) and Carisoprodol).

Miles, 44, of 33 Birch Branch, Whitesburg, is charged with operating a vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants for the fourth time in five years. He is also accused of possessing both Schedule I or II and Schedule V controlled substances.

Letcher County Deputy Mike Burton testified in the case.


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