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The Letcher County Grand Jury has named 12 people in 16 indictments.

Dawn R. Lloyd, 29, of 214 River Road, Cumberland, is named in five indictments, four in which she is charged with criminal possession of a forged instrument and theft by deception, and a fifth indictment charging her with two counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument and two counts of theft by deception.

The grand jury says Lloyd obtained a check belonging to Annie’s Frugal Finery on November 24 and received payment for the check, which she knew would not be honored by the drawee. She is accused of also using checks belonging to Annie’s Frugal Finery on December 22, March 29, and April 22, and two of the business’s checks on April 8.

Whitesburg City Police Officer Justin Hunsucker testified in the cases.

Others indicted are:

• Jerry Hurst — retaliating against a participant in a legal process, receiving stolen property ($10,000 or more), manufacturing methamphetamine (first offense), unlawful possession of a meth precursor (first offense), possession of drug paraphernalia, terroristic threatening (third degree) and violation of Kentucky E.P.O./D.V.O.

Hurst, 28, Lighting Rd., Partridge, is charged with threatening to injure Kentucky State Trooper Michael Burton in May, threatening another person, and violating a protection order. Hurst is also accused of receiving stolen property, manufacturing methamphetamine, unlawful possession of a meth precursor and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Kentucky State Trooper Michael Burton testified in the case.

•Jackie D. Hall — Assault (third degree, police officer), public intoxication controlled substance (excludes alcohol), resisting arrest, menacing, endangering the welfare of a minor and being a persistent felony offender.

The grand jury accuses Hall, 32, of 226 Lime Branch, Topmost, of attempting to injure Police Officer Jason Bates on May 21 while under the influence of a controlled substance. He is also charged with attempting to prevent Whitesburg Police Officer Michael Blair from arresting him, and with endangering a child.

Whitesburg Police Officer Michael Blair testified in the case.

• Dennis Sturgill — Possession of a handgun by convicted felon, possession of controlled substance (first degree, first offense), operating vehicle under influence of alcohol/drugs and no operator’s/moped license.

Sturgill, 41, of 154 Redbud Lane, Isom, a convicted felon, is charged with possessing a handgun and methamphetamine on May 1. He is also accused of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol/drugs.

Officer Sidney Fields of the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department testified in the case.

• Shannon D. Goodman — Receiving stolen property ($10,000 or more), manufacturing methamphetamine (first offense), unlawful possession of a meth precursor (first offense) and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Goodman, 30, of 355 Schultz Heights, Middlesboro, is charged with receiving property on May 26 that she knew had been stolen. She is also accused of manufacturing methamphetamine, unlawful possession of a meth precursor and possessing drug paraphernalia.

Kentucky State Trooper Michael Burton testified in the case.

• James Edward Sizemore II —Manufacturing methamphetamine (first offense), unlawful possession of a meth precursor (first offense) and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Sizemore, 36, of Lighting Drive, Partridge, , is charged with manufacturing methamphetamine on May 26, and being in possession of a precursor of meth and a syringe.

Kentucky State Trooper Michael Burton testified in the case.

• Brent A. Back — Manufacturing methamphetamine (first offense), unlawful possession of a meth precursor (first offense) and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Back, 23, of 425 Scott Avenue, Cumberland, is charged with manufacturing methamphetamine on May 26, and being in possession of a precursor of meth and a syringe.

Kentucky State Trooper Michael Burton testified in the case.

• Stephanie M. Cornett — Manufacturing methamphetamine (first offense), unlawful possession of a meth precursor (first offense) and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Cornett, 28, of 205 River Road, Cumberland, is charged with manufacturing methamphetamine on May 26, and being in possession of a precursor of meth and a syringe.

Kentucky State Trooper Michael Burton testified in the case.

• Melissa Cook — Possession of controlled substance (first degree, first offense), public intoxication controlled substance (excludes alcohol), prescription controlled substance not in original container and possession of controlled substance.

Cook, 35, of 177 Allen K. Hollow, Isom, is accused of possessing methamphetamine and another controlled substance not in its original container on May 1. She is also charged with public intoxication of a controlled substance.

Officer Sidney Fields of the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department testified in the case.

• Tony D. Johnson — Flagrant nonsupport and being a persistent felony offender.

Johnson, 33, of 217 Walnut St., Fairmount, Ind., is charged with failing to provide support for his minor child.

Monica Adams of the Letcher County Division of Child Support testified in the case.

• Tya Lucas — Flagrant nonsupport.

Lucas, 31, also known as Tya Lanoue, of 1804 Thornton Rd., Thornton, and 229 Mandrell Dr., Thornton, is charged with failing to provide support for her minor child.

Monica Adams of the Letcher County Division of Child Support testified in the case.

• Jamie A. Hall — Flagrant nonsupport.

Hall, 40, of 84 Lilac Drive, Jenkins, is charged with failing to provide support for his minor child.

Monica Adams of the Letcher County Division of Child Support testified in the case.



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