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Grand jury indicts 10



The Letcher Grand Jury has named 10 people in 14 indictments including a Mayking man charged in a stabbing.

The grand jury says Robert Steve Hamilton Jr., 27, of 351 Crossover Road, stabbed Frank Collins on Oct. 18. He is also charged with being a persistent felony offender.

Kentucky State Police Detective Chris Collins, Frank Collins and Sunset Breeding testified in the case.

Also indicted are:

Nicholas Buchanan — tampering with evidence, possession of a controlled substance (first degree), possession of a controlled substance ( second degree), possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, and carrying a concealed deadly weapon.

Buchanan, 32, of 330 Kitty Lane, Clintwood, Va., is charged with throwing a controlled substance into a highway in an attempt to conceal it on Dec. 12, and with possessing Schedule II and Schedule III controlled substances and three ounces of marijuana. He is also accused of having a pistol hidden in his automobile.

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

Kevin L. Houston — carrying a concealed deadly weapon, tampering with evidence, controlled substance not in original container, public intoxication, possession of a controlled substance, wanton endangerment, and receiving stolen property.

The grand jury says Houston, 26, of 164 Bill Lewis Hollow, Whitesburg, was carrying a concealed 9 mm Luger semiautomatic pistol and a controlled substance on Dec. 4, which he attempted to conceal at the Whitesburg McDonald’s as police officers were responding to a complaint against him. He is accused of being intoxicated by a controlled substance and waving and pointing the pistol at McDonald’s employees and patrons. He is also charged with having stolen copper wire and other copper items valued at $500 or more.

In a second indictment, Houston is charged with burglary and theft of property valued at $500 or more from a storage building owned by Mike Breeding of Breeding’s Heavy Haulers in Isom on Dec. 4.

Houston is accused in a third indictment of possession of a 9 mm semiautomatic handgun by a convicted felon on Dec. 4.

Whitesburg Police Officer Alisha Congleton testified in the cases.

Scott Emry Kiser — burglary, theft of a firearm, theft, and three counts of theft by deception.

Kiser, 30, 163 Pistol City, Whitesburg, is accused of stealing a Model 700 Remington rifle, household appliances, and other items from the home of Avery and Kathy Adams at 7612 Highway 931 N., Whitesburg, in November. He is also charged with selling the stolen rifle to Bennett Banks for $100, a stolen refrigerator to Wayne and Kathy Hall for $100, and a stolen antique mirror to Ollie Wells for $20.

Deputy Jarrod Hipps and Lt. Brian Damron of the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Office testified in the case.

In a second indictment, Kiser is charged with possessing a utility trailer valued at $500 or more on Jan. 11, which had been stolen from Jonathan Sandlin.

Letcher County Sheriff Danny Webb testified in the case.

Jonathan E. Cornett — complicity to receiving stolen property.

Cornett, 20, 55 Liberty Road, Sassafras, is accused of acting with Brent Slone in possessing 24 oxygen tanks on Aug. 12, which had been stolen from Lydia Banks.

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

Brent Slone — complicity to receiving stolen property.

Slone is accused of acting with Jonathan Cornett in possessing 24 oxygen tanks on Aug. 12, which had been stolen from Lydia Banks.

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

Wade Engle — criminal attempt to theft, criminal attempt to criminal mischief, criminal trespass, and fleeing or evading police.

The grand jury says Engle, 47, of 1144 Carcassonne Road, Blackey, attempted to take copper telecommunications lines belonging to AT& T and valued at $500 or more on Sept. 29-30. He is charged with attempting to damage the AT&T lines and with trespassing on CSX railroad tracks. He is also accused of fleeing after being given an order to stop from a police officer.

Kentucky State Police Detective Joel Abner testified in the case.

Cecil James Slone — criminal attempt to theft, criminal attempt to criminal mischief, criminal trespass, and fleeing or evading police.

The grand jury says Slone, 31, of P.O. Box 154, High St., Blackey, attempted to take copper telecommunications lines belonging to AT& T and valued at $500 or more on Sept. 29-30. He is charged with attempting to damage the AT&T lines and with trespassing on CSX railroad tracks. He is also accused of fleeing after being given an order to stop from a police officer.

Kentucky State Police Detective Joel Abner testified in the case.

Jennifer D. Dollarhyde — bail jumping.

Dollarhyde, 35, also known as Jennifer Cornett and Jennifer Mills, of Box 267, Goose Rock, and 10056 Hwy. 805, Jenkins, is charged with failing to appear in Letcher District Court on Jan. 12 for a preliminary hearing in connection with a charge of flagrant non support.

Deputy Circuit Clerk Sandra Wright testified in the case.

In a second indictment, Dollarhyde is accused of failing to provide support for her two children and with owing $5,979.03 in child support.

Alison Holbrook of the Letcher County Division of Child Support Enforcement testified in the case.

Clarence Edward Yeary Jr. — bail jumping and being a persistent felony offender.

Yeary, 33, of 228 Store Hill Road, Burdine, is charged with failing to appear in Letcher Circuit Court for final sentencing on Jan. 11 in connection with a charge of having committed a felony.

Deputy Circuit Clerk Sandra Wright testified in the case.



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