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Burglary, drug cases dominate grand jury’s new indictment list



Burglary and drug charges dominated the Letcher Grand Jury report this week, topped by the theft of $11,000 worth of woodworking tools.

The grand jury charged Stanley “Bub” Caudill Jr., 41, of 601 Burton Hill, Blackey with theft of a .410-gauge shotgun and hand tools, saws and other construction materials valued at $10,000 or more belonging to Larry Blair. He is also charged with criminal mischief for damaging an entrance door and hardware belonging to Blair.

Deputy Sidney Fields of the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Office testified in the case.

Also indicted by the grand jury this month are:

• Kenneth Wayne Burke, 34, of 222 Store Hill, Jenkins, is accused of theft of property valued at more than $4,000 belonging to Maverick Cook D/B/A Maverick’s Tire Depo. Burke is also charged with being a persistent felony offender.

Sgt. Alisha Congleton of the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department testified in the case.

• Clint Collins, 41, of 3593 Hwy. 1148, Isom, is charged with burglary (second degree), theft by unlawful taking and criminal mischief (first degree). The grand jury says Collins took various items belonging to Celia Mullins including copper wires and fixtures. He is also charged with damaging Mullins’s dwelling.

Deputy Sidney Fields of the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Office testified in the case.

• Bryce W. Baker, 35, of 352 Pine Creek Rd., Mayking, is accused of receiving stolen property, a 1999 red Chevy two-door vehicle valued at under $10,000 belonging to All American Auto, Kingsport, Tenn. He is also charged with buying/ possessing drug paraphernalia and with being a persistent felony offender.

Sgt. Alisha Congleton of the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department testified in the case.

• Gary Profitt, 30, of 649 Yonts Fork, Jackhorn, is charged with theft of a green Honda 300 all-terrain vehicle belonging to Allen Stewart valued at more than $500 but less than $10,000.

Sgt. Alisha Congleton of the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department testified in the case.

In a separate indictment,

Profitt is accused of first-degree possession of a controlled substance, first offense (methamphetamine), resisting arrest and buying/possessing drug paraphernalia.

Deputy Mickey Stines of the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department testified in the case.

• Jake Tyler Smith, 21, of Mountain Breeze Apartments, Jenkins, is charged with burglary and theft of various tobacco products belonging to Neon Tobacco and More and valued at $882.74. Smith is also charged with being a persistent felony offender.

Vickie Quillen of Neon Tobacco and More testified in the case.

• Homer Rose IV, 19, of 310 Highland Branch, Neon, is charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, first offense (methamphetamine) and buying/possessing drug paraphernalia.

Sgt. Alisha Congleton of the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department testified in the case.

In a separate indictment, Rose is accused of firstdegree unlawful transaction with a minor for allegedly causing a female minor under 16 years old to engage in illegal sexual activity, firstdegree unlawful transaction with a minor for allegedly causing a female minor under 16 years old to engage in illegal controlled substance activity involving marijuana, custodial interference, first-degree wanton endangerment when he injected a 15-year-old female in the neck with an illegal controlled substance, sexual misconduct, trafficking in a controlled substance by injecting a 15-year-old female into the veins of her neck with methamphetamine and criminal possession/ use of drug paraphernalia.

Kentucky State Trooper Anthony Trotter testified in the case.

• The grand jury charged Kayla Hudson, 26, of 2708 Hwy. 1148, Isom, with disregarding a stop sign, failure to or improper signal, failure to wear seat belts, operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol/ drugs (first offense) and refusing to submit to chemical testing, operating a motor vehicle without an operator’s license, giving peace officer a false name, firstdegree illegal possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), firstdegree illegal possession of a controlled substance (morphine), and thirddegree illegal possession of a controlled substance (Xanax).

Kentucky State Trooper Anthony Trotter testified in the case.

• Damon Bates, 26, of 3128 Hwy. 317, Jackhorn, is accused of fourth-degree controlled substance endangerment to a child when a three-year-old child was present when he illegally manufactured methamphetamine, endangering the welfare of a minor, and being a persistent felony offender

Sgt. Alisha Congleton of the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department testified in the case.

• Clayton Gary Polly, 20, of 406 CSX Drive, Whitesburg, is accused of operating a motor vehicle with no or an expired registration plate, failure to wear a seat belt, operating a vehicle with no or an expired registration receipt, trafficking in marijuana, second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (Subutex strips), criminal possession/use of drug paraphernalia and operating a vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants (first offense).

Kentucky State Trooper Brandon Watts testified in the case.

• Dennis Roger Miles, 36, of 595 Hogg Hollow, Neon, is charged with possession of a controlled substance (first degree, first offense, methamphetamine), buying/ possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest, carrying a concealed deadly weapon and public intoxication controlled substance (excludes alcohol).

Kentucky State Trooper Anthony Trotter testified in the case.

• The grand jury charges Byron Ellis Bentley, 37, of 126 Forest Hill, Jenkins, with first-degree fleeing or evading police (motor vehicle), two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, carrying a concealed weapon by prior deadly weapon felony offender, operating on suspended/revoked driver’s license, reckless driving, failure to or improper signal, inadequate silencer (muffler) and being a persistent felony offender.

Jenkins Police Officer Michael Garner testified in the case.

• Michael Wayne Sexton, 45, of 1146 Big Branch, Hallie, is accused of seconddegree escape when he allegedly cut his ankle band while on home incarceration in Letcher County, bail jumping and being a persistent felony offender.

Deputy Mickey Stines of the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department testified in the case.

• Thelma Potter, 42, of 1020 Ky. Hwy. 3400, Payne Gap, is charged with firstdegree bail jumping and being a persistent felony offender.

Deputy Clerk Sandra Wright of the Letcher Circuit Clerk’s Office testified in the case.

• Curtis Stony Cornett Jr., 49, of 37 Butterfly Dr., Whitesburg, is charged with first-degree bail jumping and being a persistent felony offender.

Deputy Clerk Sandra Wright of the Letcher Circuit Clerk’s Office testified in the case.

• Brian K. Sturgill, 32, of 2886 Hwy. 806, Eolia, is charged with flagrant non support of his minor child(ren).

• Flint Henderson Day, 39, of 5420 Hwy. 7 S, Blackey, is charged with flagrant non support of his minor child(ren) and with being a persistent felony offender.

• Latisha Craft, 27, of 64 Tom Biggs Road, McRoberts, is charged with flagrant non support of her minor child(ren) and with being a persistent felony offender.

• Arnold Collins, 31, of 91 Airborne Rd., Whitesburg, is charged with flagrant non support of his minor child(ren).

Monica Adams of the Division of Child Support testified in all the child support cases listed above.



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