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Alleged power thieves among 18 indicted



Four people have been named in indictments by the Letcher County Grand Jury on charges of theft from Kentucky Power Company.

Earnest Ray Adams, also known as Ernest Ray Adams, 39, of 41134 Hwy. 588, Whitesburg, and Eric Scott Frazier, 31, and Kristie Frazier,

24, both of 83 Harbor Drive, Whitesburg, are each charged with complicity to theft of services ($500 or more), complicity to criminal mischief, and being a persistent felony offender.

The grand jury says the three obtained service from American Electric Power Co., doing business as Kentucky Power Co., by an authorized hookup to electrical power to avoid payment from March 30, 2012 to March 11, 2013. They are also accused of damaging electric distribution equipment belonging to the power company.

Kentucky Power Revenue Protection Coordinator Steve Campbell testified in the cases.

Another Letcher County resident, Jennifer Lynn Adams Hall, 34, of 490 Sergent Drive is also charged with complicity to theft of services from American Electric Power, doing business as Kentucky Power Co., from August 24, 2011 to February 21, 2013 and with complicity to criminal mischief.

Kentucky Power Revenue Protection Coordinator Steve Campbell testified in the case.

Others indicted are:

• John Paul ‘ Dewey’ Wells — escape and being a persistent felony offender.

Wells, 31, of 36 Orange Drive, Whitesburg, is charged with escaping from the custody of the Letcher County Jail Work Release Program on April 2.

• Michael B. Ingram — two counts of unlawful transaction with a minor.

The grand jury says Ingram, 19, of 4972 Hwy. 160, Whitesburg, provided two minors with marijuana on Sept. 19, 2012.

Lt. Bert Slone of the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Office testified in the case.

• Donald Gay Fields — assault and failure to stop and render aid.

Fields, 54, also known as Donnie Gay Fields, of 3488 Hwy. 931 S, Whitesburg, is charged with injuring Scott Trent in a vehicle accident on Oct. 31, 2012, and with leaving the scene of the accident without stopping and rendering assistance to Trent.

Kentucky State Trooper Michael Burton testified in the case.

• Robert Cody Pigman — theft by deception.

Pigman, 26, also known as Rodney A. Pigman, of 14 Frogtown, Hindman, is accused of obtaining property valued at $1,374.79 from Quality Parts of Whitesburg in March 2013.

In a second indictment, Pigman is charged with obtaining property valued at $1,151.74 from Breeding’s Plumbing and Heating of Isom from February 18, 2013 to March 18, 2013.

In a third indictment, Pigman is charged with obtaining property valued at $1,144,73 from NAPA Auto Works of Whitesburg from February 18, 2013 to March 13, 2013.

According to Sheriff Danny Webb, who testified in the cases, Pigman was able to obtain the items through his unauthorized use of charge accounts in the name of his stepfather, former State Rep. Howard Cornett. Webb said one store manager became suspicious after Pigman made five trips there in two days and charged various items to Cornett.

“He would say, ‘Howard sent me down here to get this,’” said Webb.

• William E. Watts — burglary, theft, criminal mischief, and being persistent felony offender.

• Netasha Lea Cribb — receiving stolen property.

The grand jury says Watts, 42, of 1151 Red Star, Cornettsville, committed burglary at the home of Samantha Niece at 337 Hwy. 3408, Blackey, on March 9 and took property valued at $500 or more. He is also charged with damaging the door to Niece’s home and with being a persistent felony offender.

Cribb, 39, of 992 Hwy. 1148, Isom, is accused of possessing $50 which she knew had been stolen.

Letcher County Deputy Sheriff Matt Gayheart testified in the case.

• Lucy Louise Carter — complicity to theft and complicity to criminal mischief.

Carter, 40, of 60 Mayking Loop, Mayking, is charged with acting with Rakim Mitchell in the theft of property valued at $500 or more belonging to Tammy Alvarado and members of her household from Sept. 1 to Jan. 31. She is also accused of acting with Mitchell in damaging Alvarado’s mobile home.

Tammy Alvarado testified in the case.

• Rakim S. Mitchell — complicity to theft and complicity to criminal mischief.

Mitchell, 21, of 33 Carmel Drive, Whitesburg, is charged with acting with Lucy Louise Carter in the theft of property valued at $500 or more belonging to Tammy Alvarado and members of her household from Sept. 1 to Jan. 31. He is also accused of acting with Carter in damaging Alvarado’s mobile home.

Tammy Alvarado testified in the case.

• Denzil Dewaine Moore — criminal mischief and operating a vehicle without insurance.

The grand jury says Moore, 38, also known as Jack Moore, of P.O. Box 366, Littcarr, and 2171 Mallie Road, Mallie, damaged the house belonging to Mable Johnson at 2738 Hwy. 317, Jackhorn, on Oct. 28, 2012, and was operating a vehicle without liability insurance.

Mable Johnson testified in the case.

In a second indictment, Moore is charged with bail jumping for failing to appear in Letcher District Court on Feb. 7 in connection with a felony charge.

• Shannon Lynn Wynn — bail jumping and being a persistent felony offender.

Wynn, 30, also known as Shannon Lynn Gullet and Shannon Lynn Yeary, of 344 Improvement Branch, Jenkins, is accused of failing to appear in Letcher District Court on May 7, 2012 in connection with a felony charge.

• Timothy C. Herron — bail jumping.

The grand jury says Herron, 20, of 1820 Turkey Creek Road, Hallie, failed to appear in Letcher District Court on Dec. 1, 2011 in connection with a felony charge.

In a separate indictment, Herron is charged with failing to appear in Letcher District Court on Dec. 1, 2011 on a felony charge.

Letcher County Deputy Circuit Court Clerk Sandra Wright testified in the cases.

• Misty Donella Fields — flagrant non support.

Fields, 33, of P.O. Box 691, Jenkins, and 238-A Improvement Branch, Jenkins, is charged with failing to provide support for her minor child from Feb. 1, 2010 to March 21, 2013.

Regina Shepherd of the Letcher County Division of Child Support Enforcement testified in the case.

• Keith Edward Rogers, 33, 415 Cherokee Hills Road, Hazard, is charged with being a persistent felony offender.

Letcher County Deputy Circuit Court Clerk Sandra Wright testified in the case.



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