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Grand jury charges 17 in 19 indictments




The Letcher County Grand Jury has named 17 people in 19 indictments, including a woman charged with wanton endangerment of her two-year-old child.

The grand jury says Anna Marie Ahmed, 29 of 396 Abdo Court, Whitesburg, consumed prescription pain medication on August 27, 2008, which had not been prescribed for her. She then went to sleep or passed out, leaving her two-year-old child unattended. According to the indictment, the toddler left their home and wandered across a metal bridge and walked onto CSX Drive, adjacent to the Kentucky River near Whitco, before being discovered by residents.

Kentucky State Police Trooper David Combs testified in the case.

Charged under amended indictments are:

• Jason Cornett Jr. — five counts of wanton endangerment and five counts of terroristic threatening.

The grand jury says Cornett, 36, of 110 Jason Road, Linefork, pointed a shotgun at Jack E. Cornett, Elizabeth Cornett, Wendy Kimberly, Dorothy Cornett, and William Shane Cornett on July 15, 2008, threatening to kill or seriously injure the five people.

Jack E. Cornett testified in the case.

• Tammy Baker — murder, assault, two counts of wanton endangerment, speeding, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, and criminal mischief.

Baker, 33, of Lafollete, Tenn., is charged with murder in the death of Jason Ratliff, a passenger in her car when she collided with a chain link fence and utility pole on Sept. 30, 2007, in Fleming-Neon. She is charged with assault of one of the car’s passengers, Ricky Dingus, who was seriously injured, and two counts of wanton endangerment of two other passengers in her vehicle, Mark D. Baker and Greg Ratliff, who were ejected from the car. In addition to the count of driving under the influence, she is also charged with speeding and with criminal mischief for damaging the fence belonging to Roy Dale Elkins.

Kentucky State Trooper Don Holiday testified in the case.

• David Hendrix — two counts of assault, wanton endangerment, leaving the scene of an accident, operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, and two counts of criminal mischief.

David Hendrix, 48, of 127 Rosebud Lane, Isom, is charged with crossing the center lane, hitting two vehicles, and then leaving the scene of the accident on April 6, 2008. The grand jury says Hendrix crossed into the lane of vehicles driven by Linda Cook and Katie Caudill while under the influence of alcohol. He is charged with causing serious injury to Linda Cook and Roger Cook, her passenger, and with wanton endangerment to Katie Caudill. He is also charged with two counts of criminal mischief for damage to the Cook and Caudill vehicles.

Kentucky State Trooper Ryan Catron testified in the case.

The grand jury also indicted:

• Derrick Scott Bates — robbery, theft, and being a persistent felony offender.

Bates, 22, of P.O. Box 377, Jenkins, is charged with robbery of Community Trust Bank in Jenkins while armed with a large knife on September 5, 2008, and taking the cash deposit of Giovanni’s Pizza.

Jenkins Police Chief James Stephens testified in the case.

• Paul K. Cole — sexual abuse, rape, three counts of sodomy, and three counts of incest.

The grand jury says prior to June 26, 2008, Cole, 41, of 617 KY Hwy. 3403, Partridge, engaged in sexual intercourse with a female less than 18 years of age.

Kentucky State Detective Vicki Eversole testified in the case.

• Larry Oden — wanton endangerment and being a persistent felony offender.

Oden, 59, of 340 Tom Biggs Hollow, McRoberts, is charged with swerving the car he was operating on September 16, 2008, at Eugene Williams as Williams rode his motorcycle in the opposite lane.

Eugene Williams testified in the case.

• Heather Rena Hall — four counts of complicity to trafficking in a controlled substance and use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

The indictment charges Hall, 29, of 2859 Hortonford Road, Eidson, Tenn., with acting alone or in complicity with Allen Carl Mullins Jr. in possessing Oxycodone, Methadone, Hydrocodone, and Buprenorphine on August 19, 2008 with intent to traffic the drugs.

Letcher County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Brian Damron testified in the case.

• Allen Carl Mullins Jr. — four counts of complicity to trafficking in a controlled substance and use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

The indictment charges Mullins, 31, of 2859 Hortonford Road, Eidson, Tenn., with acting alone or in complicity with Heather Hall in possessing Oxycodone, Methadone, Hydrocodone, and Buprenorphine on August 19, 2008 with intent to traffic the drugs.

Letcher County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Brian Damron testified in the case.

• Donnie Brown — burglary and theft by unlawful taking.

The grand jury charges Brown, 23, of Seco Drive at Seco, with entering the residence of Tammy Creed on June 3, 2008 and taking various items including coins and $2 bills, a silver dollar certificate, a police scanning radio, and a ring and necklace.

Tammy Creed testified in the case.

In a separate indictment, Brown is also charged with threatening to kill Tammy Creed in June 2008 if she pursued criminal action against him.

Tammy Creed testified in the case.

• Stewart J. Osborne — assault.

Osborne, 40, of 7922 Hwy. 119 South, Eolia, is charged with causing serious physical injury to Charles D. Osborne on March 30, 2008 by repeatedly stabbing him with a knife.

Kentucky State Police Detective John Griffith testified in the case.

• Charles D. Osborne — assault and being a persistent felony offender.

Osborne, 48, of 7922 Hwy. 119 South, Eolia, is charged with causing serious physical injury to Stewart Osborne on March 20, 2008 by repeatedly striking him in the head and upper body with a wooden and metal shovel handle.

Kentucky State Police Detective John Griffith testified in the case.

• Homer Boggs Jr. — burglary and theft by unlawful taking.

The grand jury says Boggs, 34, of 400 Harold Street, Harlan, entered a shed/storage building of Danny Boggs on August 29, 2008 and took a Troy Built pressure washer.

Danny Boggs testified in the case.

• Joseph Kyle McLemore — burglary, assault, and criminal mischief.

The grand jury says McLemore, 25, of Mountain Breeze Road, Jenkins, entered the apartment of Ginger Ritchie on August 19, 2008 and assaulted Brandon Combs, a guest in the apartment. He is also charged with damaging the door and several windows of the apartment in the Mountain Breeze Complex belonging to Franklin Asset Management Co.

Patricia Trotter and Eddie Trotter testified in the case.

• James David Sexton — failure to wear a seatbelt, operating an automobile without insurance, failure to produce proof of insurance, improper registration, failure to produce operator’s license, and operating an automobile with a suspended operator’s license.

Sexton, 45, of 1053 Loves Branch, Whitesburg, is charged with operating an automobile on KY Hwy. 7 North without an operator’s license or insurance.

Motor Vehicle Enforcement Officer Ken Johnson testified in the case.

• Eric Ray Meade — public intoxication, use or possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a controlled substance.

The grand jury charges Meade, 28, of 271 Stallard Road, Whitesburg, with appearing in a public place while under the influence of drugs on August 2, 2008 and with possessing OxyContin.

Kentucky State Trooper David Combs testified in the case.

• Donald Pigg — flagrant non support.

In two separate indictments, Pigg, 36, of P.O. Box 2, Thornton, is charged with failing to provided support for his minor child(ren). One indictment states he owes $13,105 for the period of February 1, 1995 through October 9, 2008, and the other indictment states he owes $10,173.90 for the period of June 1, 1998 through October 9, 2008.


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