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2 are charged with attempting murder

Father, son among nine indicted here

A Floyd County father and son have been indicted on charges of criminal complicity to attempted murder.

In addition, Harold Bolen, 64, of 168 Frozen Fork, Bevinsville, is accused of possession of a firearm (handgun) by a convicted felon.

Orland Arron Bolen, 32, of 2279 West Hwy. 80, Somerset, is also charged with possession of a firearm (handgun) by a convicted felon and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

The Letcher County Grand Jury says the two men attempted to kill Jonathan Pigman on September 7 by shooting him in the head.

Pigman, formerly of Letcher County, was shot in the face at Apple Tree Branch, but survived the shooting.

The incident occurred at James Pigman’s residence on Apple Tree Branch at Deane. According to police, the Bolens got into a fight with Johnathan Pigman and James Pigman at the Pigman home, and then left the area. They went back to their home in Floyd County, got a gun, and then returned to the Pigman home, police said.

Police said the two found Johnathan Pigman there and shot him in the face. They allegedly fled the scene again after the shooting.

The elder Bolen was arrested at 8:39 p.m. that night at his home. His son was not located immediately. He was arrested later in Casey County, where he remains in jail.

Johnathan Pigman’s Facebook page says he attended Fleming-Neon High School, but now lives in Omak, Washington. It was not clear where he was taken, or his condition now, though police said he was in critical condition when he was taken to the hospital.

Kentucky State Police Detective Brandon Thomas testified in the cases.

Others named in indictments are:

• Ronnie Halcomb, 57, of 422, Kingdom Come Creek, Cumberland, who is charged with first-degree strangulation.

Halcomb is accused of intentionally impeding the normal breathing or circulation of the blood of a minor less than 14 years old by choking the minor by applying pressure on the throat and/or neck of the child.

Kentucky State Trooper Tyler Smith testified in the case.

• William Edward Watts, 49, of 18 First St., Whitesburg, who is charged with third-degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking over $500 and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

Watts is accused of entering the business premises of Dakota Krakenbuhl with the intent to commit a crime and taking several purses and cash.

Dakota Krakenbuhl testified in the case.

In a separate indictment, Watts is charged with first-degree criminal possession of methamphetamine (less than two grams) and use/ possession of drug paraphernalia.

Letcher County Sheriff Mickey Stines testified in the case.

• Charles M. Osborne, 24, also known as Charles M. Osbourne, of 7924 Ky. Hwy. 1195, Eolia, who is charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine, first offense), use/ possession of drug paraphernalia, first-degree promoting contraband and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

The grand jury says Osborne introduced dangerous contraband into the Letcher County Jail including methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

Letcher County Jailer Bert Slone testified in the case.

• Randall G. Napier, 35, of 145 Cabin Creek Rd., Redfox, who is charged with first-degree promoting contraband and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

Napier is charged with having dangerous contraband including Suboxone (Buprenorphine) in the Letcher County Jail.

Letcher County Jailer Bert Slone testified in the case.

• Marvin Lee Kidd, 44, of Bush Drive, Whitesburg, who is accused of first-degree promoting contraband and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

Kidd is charged with introducing dangerous contraband including a razor blade hidden beneath the mattress of his bunk into the Letcher County Jailer.

Letcher County Jailer Bert Slone testified in the case.

• Benett Lee Polly, 33, of 128 Smokey Row, Jenkins, is charged with public intoxication (excludes alcohol), possession of marijuana, criminal possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and use/possession of drug paraphernalia.

Letcher County Sheriff Mickey Stines testified in the case.

• Melanie Wagers is charged with criminal complicity to bail jumping.

Wagers is accused of acting in complicity with James Owens Collins III by taking Owens from the Letcher County Jail by virtue of an order of the Letcher Circuit Court to transport Collins to the West Care Substance Abuse Treatment Center for longterm inpatient substance abuse treatment ordered by the Court. Wagers failed to report with Collins to the substance abuse treatment center.

Deputy Circuit Court Clerk Sandra Wright testified in the case.

• Emmalene Holbrook, 33, of 909 Beaver Dam Rd., Colson, who is charged with first-degree bail jumping.

The grand jury says Holbrook failed to appear for an arraignment at the Letcher County Courthouse in a pending felony Letcher Circuit Court Case in violation of her bond.

Lisa Slone of the Commonwealth’s Attorney Office testified in the case.

• Tommy Dean Collins, 54, of 156 Ragweed Rd., Whitesburg, who is charged with first-degree bail jumping.

Collins is accused of failing to appear for an arraignment at the Letcher County Courthouse in a pending felony Letcher Circuit Court Case in violation of his bond.

Lisa Slone of the Commonwealth’s Attorney Office testified in the case.

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