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Grand jury hands up 7 more indictments



The Letcher County Grand Jury has named six people in seven indictments, including a Jeremiah woman charged in two indictments with fraudulently receiving food stamps and Medicaid benefits.

In one indictment, Lora Rita Quillen, 40, of 527 Adams Branch, Jeremiah, is accused of three counts of making false statements to receive food stamps, making false statements to receive Medicaid benefits, three counts of failure to report a change to receive food stamps, failure to report a change to receive Medicaid benefits, three counts of fraudulent use of food stamp iden- tity card, and fraudulent use of medical identity card during the period of March 2008 through February 2010.

In the other indictment, Quillen is charged scheming to obtain public assistance benefits through the food stamp and Medicaid programs by false representations.

Detective David Hampton of the Office of the Inspector General testified in both cases.

Other indicted are:

• Dwayne Anthony Caudill — complicity to receiving stolen property and being a persistent felony off ender.

The grand jury says Caudill, 32, of 120 Riverside Trailer Court, Whitesburg, acting alone or in complicity with David Kris Hall, possessed railroad steel stolen from CSX Railroad on Nov. 14.

Kentucky State Trooper Brandon Thomas testified in the case.

• David Kris Hall — operating a vehicle with a revoked, suspended or canceled license, no license in possession, no insurance (second or greater off ense), no/expired license tag, complicity to receiving stolen property, and being a persistent felony off ender.

Hall, 28, of 37 Cowan Park, Whitesburg, is accused of acting alone or in complicity with Dwayne Caudill in possessing railroad steel stolen from CSX Railroad on Nov. 14.

Kentucky State Trooper Brandon Thomas testified in the case.

• Jason Matthew Bates — receiving stolen property and being a persistent felony off ender.

Bates, 33, of 11 High Knob Dr., Millstone, is charged with selling a 42- inch Vivo plasma television stolen from the Mayking Volunteer Fire Department to Paul Gilliam.

Letcher County Lt. Jason Bates testified in the case.

• Greg Potter — receiving stolen property.

The grand jury says Potter, 39, of 6664 Hwy. 7 North, Whitesburg, sold five steel coal truck rims and tires stolen from his former employer, Carbon River Coal Company, to Randy Cook.

Letcher County Lt. Jason Bates testified in the case.

• James Douglas Gregory — operating a vehicle under the influence of intoxicants (second off ense), refusal to submit to chemical testing, operating a vehicle with a suspended license, no seat belt, no/expired registration receipt, reckless driving, three counts of assault, and three counts of criminal mischief.

Gregory, 56, of P.O. Box 253, Austin Branch, Cromona, is charged with injuring Brandon Hall, Kyle Adams, and Elizabeth Wallace when his Ford Crown Victoria crossed the center line and struck the pickup truck driven by Hall on Sept. 26. Hall’s truck then hit the pickup truck driven by Adams, in which Wallace was a passenger.

The grand jury says Gregory also damaged the Hall’s Ford pickup truck, Adams’s Dodge pickup truck, and a fence owned by Jesse Wright.

Kentucky State Trooper Joey King testified in the case.


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