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Grand jury indictments charge 11



The Letcher County Grand Jury has named 11 people in indictments including two people who are each accused of 34 charges including 20 counts of complicity to possession of a forged prescription, six counts of complicity to possession of a blank prescription, one count of possession of a controlled substance, three counts of complicity to trafficking a controlled substance, one count of complicity to trafficking a legend drug, one count of use/possession of drug paraphernalia, one count of having a controlled substance in an improper container, and one count of public intoxication.

Amanda Florene Thacker, 28, of 4710 Upper Johns Creek, Kimper, and Mickey Lee Thacker, 38, of 928 Callahn Branch, Kimper, are charged with having forged prescriptions in the names of Fonnetta Thacker for Xanax, Lorcet, and Percocet; Roy Thacker for Oxycodone; Felisha Thacker for Xanax and Lorcet; Betty Thacker for Tylox, Lorcet, and Xanax; Ronald Thacker for Xanax and Lorcet; Fenicha Thacker for Lorcet and Xanax; Freda Thacker for Lorcet; Flora Thacker for Lorcet; Francis Thacker for Lorcet; and Fatima Thacker for Lorcet.

They are also accused of possessing Alprazolam, and with trafficking Oxycodone, Hydrocodone, Alprazolam, and Neurotin.

In addition, Mickey Lee Thacker is charged with operating a vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants, having no liability insurance, failure to transfer registration of a vehicle, and being a persistent felony off ender.

Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement Officer Justin Pickrell and Whitesburg Police Captain Tyrone Fields testified in the case.

Others indicted are:

• Rebecca Dawn Lewis — complicity to theft by deception, complicity to possession of a forged instrument, and hindering prosecu- tion or apprehension.

Lewis, 24, of 70 Bowman Creek, Eolia, is charged with acting alone or in complicity with John Curtis Maggard from May 19 to Sept. 24 in obtaining cash and gasoline vouchers from the staff, volunteers and participants of the Letcher Circuit Drug Court by pretending that Maggard had cancer and was undergoing expensive treatment. Lewis had a forged letter purporting to be from Beth Brown of the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center outlining Maggard’s ongoing cancer treatment. She also gave help to Maggard, who she knew was being sought for a criminal offense, and conspired with him to deceive the Drug Court into believing that he was not attending Drug Court because of cancer treatments.

Letcher Circuit Drug Court Adult Program Supervisor Brenda Hall testified in the case.

• John Curtis Maggard — complicity to theft by deception, complicity to possession of a forged instrument, and being a persistent felony off ender.

Maggard, 23, of 9392 Hwy. 119, Eolia, is charged with acting alone or in complicity with Rebecca Lewis from May 19 to Sept. 24 in obtaining cash and gasoline vouchers from the staff, volunteers and participants of the Letcher Circuit Drug Court by pretending that he had cancer and was undergoing expensive treatment. Maggard also had a forged letter purporting to be from Beth Brown of the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center outlining his ongoing cancer treatment.

Letcher Circuit Drug Court Adult Program Supervisor Brenda Hall testified in the case.

• Everett Kenneth Sexton — two counts of first degree rape.

Sexton, 37, of 217 Joanne Spicer Road, Neon, is accused of engaging in sexual intercourse with a girl less than 14 years old during January 2008 through the use of forcible compulsion.

Kentucky State Police Detective Randy Combs testified in the case.

• Donald Ray McElroy — complicity to burglary, complicity to robbery, complicity to theft of a controlled substance, and possession of a controlled substance.

The grand jury charges McElroy, 65, of 29 Brick St., Jenkins, with acting alone or in complicity with Clifford Caudill and/or Homer Smallwood III in burglarizing the apartment of Nicole Gross in Goose Creek Apartments in Neon on August 16 while armed with a deadly weapon. He is also charged in complicity to threatening Gross and/or the occupants of the apartment and with theft of a controlled substance.

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

• Clifford Germaine Caudill — complicity to burglary, complicity to robbery, complicity to theft of a controlled substance, and possession of a controlled substance.

The grand jury charges Caudill, 30, of P.O. Box 377, Jenkins, with acting alone or in complicity with Donald McElroy and/or Homer Smallwood III in burglarizing the apartment of Nicole Gross in Goose Creek Apartments in Neon on August 16 while armed with a deadly weapon. He is also charged in complicity to threatening Gross and/or the occupants of the apartment and with theft of a controlled substance.

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

• Homer J. Smallwood III — complicity to burglary, complicity to robbery, complicity to theft of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, fleeing or evading police, resisting arrest, assault, criminal mischief, and being a persistent felony off ender.

The grand jury charges Smallwood, 33, of 1102 Lot #5, Shelbiana, with acting alone or in complicity with Donald McElroy and/or Cliff ord Caudill in burglarizing the apartment of Nicole Gross in Goose Creek Apartments in Neon on August 16 while armed with a deadly weapon. He is charged in complicity to threatening Gross and/ or the occupants of the apartment and with theft of a controlled substance.

Smallwood is also charged with fleeing from Captain Brian Damron, resisting arrest, and assaulting Damron with a deadly weapon, damaging Damron’s uniform, boots, Tazer, utility belt, and flashlight.

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

• Eric Scott Cantrell — two counts of possession of a controlled substance, prescription not in proper container, driving under the influence, and driving with a suspended license.

Cantrell, 26, of 6 ROTC Dr., Neon, is accused of possessing Oxycodone and Alprazolam on Aug. 11, and with having a controlled substance in an improper container. He is also charged with operating a vehicle while under the influence and with a suspended driver’s license.

Neon Police Chief Mike Dingus testified in the case.

• Charles Allen Pease — first degree possession of a controlled substance, second degree possession of a controlled substance, possession/use of drug paraphernalia, reckless driving, driving with a suspended license, no/expired registration receipt, and no liability insurance.

The grand jury says Pease, 34, of 25 Pert Creek Road, Whitesburg, possessed Oxycodone and Hydrocodone on Oct. 1. He is also charged with driving in a reckless manner.

Kentucky State Police/ Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement Office Tommy Gearhart testified in the case.

• Michael Wayne Honeycutt — cultivating marijuana with intent to sell, first degree possession of a controlled substance, use/possession of drug paraphernalia, and second degree possession of a controlled substance.

Honeycutt, 34, of 54 Gazelle Dr., Thornton, is charged with growing five or more marijuana plants and with possessing Oxycodone and Hydrocodone.

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

• Latisha Craft — alcohol intoxication, disorderly conduct, menacing, assault, resisting arrest, escape, terroristic threatening, and being a persistent felony off ender.

Craft, 40, of 286 Pine Creek Rd., Mayking, is accused of being intoxicated with alcohol in a public place and with disorderly conduct on Sept. 20. She is charged with menacing and assaulting Whitesburg Police Chief Tyrone Fields, and with resisting arrest when she attempt to prevent Fields from arresting her and/or her father, Jeffrey Craft. The grand jury says she also escaped from Fields, and threatened Letcher County Deputy Jailer Angie Napier.

Whitesburg Police Captain Tyrone Fields testified in the case.


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