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3 robbery suspects named in latest indictments



Three people are charged by the Letcher Grand Jury in indictments stemming from a robbery of Double Kwik of Neon on Oct. 24.

The grand jury says Michael James Aumiller, 25, of 86 Path Road, Whitesburg, threatened Carley Austin with a deadly weapon and took $1,452 belonging to Childers Oil Co., doing business as Double Kwik of Neon.

In a second indictment, Aumiller is charged with intimidating a witness in a legal process by threatening Carley Austin. Aumiller is also charged in a third indictment with intimidating a witness in a legal process by threatening Phillip Brandon Eldridge.

Also indicted in the robbery is Carley Austin, 18, of 63 Austin Road, Cromona, whom the grand jury accuses of criminal facilitation to robbery and criminal facilitation to theft by providing Aumiller the opportunity to commit the robbery. In addition, she is charged with falsely reporting an armed robbery.

Phillip Brandon Eldridge, 26, of 128 Bald Mountain, Whitesburg, is charged with criminal facilitation to robbery and criminal facilitation to theft in the case. He is accused of providing Aumiller with the opportunity to commit the robbery.

Fleming-Neon Police Offi cer Tim Miller and Wayne Austin testified in the case.

Also indicted are:

• Timothy Duane Holland— intimidating a participant in a legal process, three counts of terroristic threatening, harassing communications.

Holland, 39, also known as Timothy Wayne Holland, of 114 Hwy. 1410, Whitesburg, is charged with threatening to kill Wendell R. McClain III on Sept. 11 in an attempt to stop McClain from reported alleged criminal acts by Holland. He is also charged with threatening to kill Wendell McClain II and household members of Wendell McClain III before killing himself, and with making harassing phone calls to Wendell McClain III.

Wendell McClain II testifi ed in the case.

• Sabrina L. Brock — two counts of assault by an inmate on a corrections officer, criminal mischief.

The grand jury says Brock, 19, of 354 Pert Creek Road, Whitesburg, assaulted Letcher County Deputy Jailer Lisa Pease and Letcher County Deputy Jailer Joseph Pease on Oct. 18 while she was an inmate in the Letcher County Jail. She is also charged with damaging Lisa Pease’s upper denture plate.

Letcher County Deputy Jailer Lisa Pease testified in the case.

• Keith Edwards Rogers — criminal possession of a forged instrument.

Rogers, 33, of 415 Cherokee Hills Road, Hazard, is accused of having a forged Whitaker Baker check drawn on the account of Christopher Jent for $682.30 on March 6, 2009.

Kentucky State Police Trooper Donald White testifi ed in the case.

• Rita Lynn Hall — no operator’s license in possession, operating a vehicle under the influence of intoxicants, no insurance card, no insurance, no seat belt.

Hall, 45, of 536 Allen Branch Road, Ermine, is charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol on Nov. 25. She is also accused of driving without a license in her possession, having no insurance or insurance card, and not wearing a seat belt.

KSP Trooper White testifi ed in the case.

• Alvin Joseph Slone — receiving stolen property, public intoxication.

Slone, 19, also known as A.J. Slone, of 2708 Mill Branch, Jeremiah, is charged with having property stolen from the Kevin Day and with being under the influence of an intoxicant on Dec. 2.

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

• Ronica B. Neace — receiving stolen property.

Neace, 21, of 98 Body Shop Drive, Whitesburg is charged with having property stolen from the Kevin Day on Dec. 2.

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

• Randy Dean Cook — theft by failure to make required disposition of property, being a persistent felony offender.

The grand jury says Cook, 25, (no address given) failed to make the required payments on Dec. 6 to Billy Sexton, doing business as Sexton’s Used Cars, on a 1990 Chevrolet Camaro.

Billy Sexton testified.

• Eugenia M. Fields — false statement to receive benefits, failure to report change of eligibility factors to receive benefits, fraudulent use of food stamps, intent to defraud to obtain benefits over $10,000.

Fields, 28, also known as Gina Fields, of P.O. Box 1049, 244 Glass Dr., Thornton, is charged with making false statements to receive benefits under the SNAP Program (formerly known as the Food Stamp Program) from Sept. 1, 2007 through June 30, 2012, during which she received $20,779 in assistance.

In a second indictment, the grand jury says Fields made false statements to receive $24,744.65 in assistance from the Medicaid Program from April 1, 2007 to June 30, 2012. She is also accused of failing to report change of eligibility factors, fraudulent use of a medical identification card, and a fraudulent scheme to obtain public assistance benefits or more than $10,000.

Fields is charged in a third indictment with making false statements to receive $1,633 from the KTAP Program, a public assistance program from Oct. 1, 2007 to April 30, 2008, failing to report changes of eligibility factors, and fraudulent use of a medical identification card to receive benefits.

Rebecca Rose of the Offi ce of the Inspector General testified in the cases.

• Pamela Johnson — promoting contraband.

Johnson, 46, of 35 Gulf Hill, Neon, is charged with introducing dangerous contraband into the Letcher County Jail on Aug. 26.

Deputy Jailer Ben Fields testified in the case.

• Tom Watson — theft by deception.

The grand jury says Watson, 55, doing business as Watco, Inc., 2268 Remington Drive, Abingdon, Va., issued a check for $11,360.76 to Taylor Metal Co. on Aug. 13 for payment of materials or services, knowing the check would not be honored.

Todd Taylor of Taylor Metal testified in the case.



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