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Grand jury indicts 11



The Letcher Grand Jury has named 11 people in 13 indictments including a 61-year-old Jackhorn man charged with sexual abuse of two minors.

Stanley Ray Osborne of 3374 Hwy. 317, is accused of sexual abuse in three separate indictments. In one indictment, he is charged with sexual abuse (first degree) of a 12-yearold in December 2014.

In a second indictment, the grand jury says he sexually abused another victim in December 2015 and used social media to ask for inappropriate activity. Osborne was also charged with bribing a witness and intimidating a witness.

A third indictment charges Osborne with three counts of sexual abuse of a minor, the 12-year-old, in 2015, bribing a witness and intimidating a witness.

Osborne was chief of Pine Mountain Search and Rescue in 2010, and is a member of the rescue squad.

Kentucky State Police Detective Vicki Day testified in the cases.

Also named in indictments by the grand jury are:

• Benjamin L. Taylor — Criminal complicity to burglary (third degree), two counts of criminal complicity to theft of credit/debit card, criminal complicity to fraudulent use of credit/ debit card (over $500), criminal complicity to fraudulent use of credit/debit card (under $500), complicity to receiving goods by fraudulent use of debit card (under $500), and complicity to receiving goods by fraudulent use of debit card (under $10,000).

Taylor, 25, of 284 Carzell Road, Neon, is charged with acting with Brooke Gibson and/or Jeffery Sturgill in entering a Toyota RAV-4 automobile owned by Condra G. Wilson and taking a credit/debit card issued by Community Trust Bank and owned by Wilson’s father, Con Bentley and a credit/debit card issued to Parkview Nursing Home by U.S. Bank.

The grand jury says Taylor, acting with Gibson and/ or Sturgill, used Bentley’s credit/debt card to obtain money, goods or services valued at more than $500, and with using Parkview Nursing Home’s credit/ debit card to obtain money, goods or services valued at under $500.

Taylor is also accused of acting with Gibson and/or Sturgill, in using Bentley’s credit/debt card at Whitaker Bank’s ATM at Jenkins to obtain $500 in cash, and with using Parkview Nursing Home’s credit/debit card at Whitaker Bank’s ATM at Jenkins to obtain $500 in cash.

Captain Marcus K. Terry of the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Office testified in the case.

• Brooke L. Gibson — Criminal complicity to burglary (third degree), two counts of criminal complicity to theft of credit/debit card, criminal complicity to fraudulent use of credit/ debit card (over $500), criminal complicity to fraudulent use of credit/debit card (under $500), complicity to receiving goods by fraudulent use of debit card (under $500), and complicity to receiving goods by fraudulent use of debit card (under $10,000).

Gibson, 20, of 8345 Ky. Hwy. 7 North, Whitesburg, is charged with acting with Jeffrey Sturgill and/or Benjamin Taylor in entering a Toyota RAV-4 automobile owned by Condra G. Wilson and taking a credit/debit card issued by Community Trust Bank and owned by Wilson’s father, Con Bentley and a credit/debit card issued to Parkview Nursing Home by U.S. Bank.

The grand jury says Gibson, acting with Sturgill and/or Taylor, used Bentley’s credit/debt card to obtain money, goods or services valued at more than $500, and with using Parkview Nursing Home’s credit/debit card to obtain money, goods or services valued at under $500.

Gibson is also accused of acting with Sturgill and/ or Taylor, in using Bentley’s credit/debt card at Whitaker Bank’s ATM at Jenkins to obtain $500 in cash, and with using Parkview Nursing Home’s credit/debit card at Whitaker Bank’s ATM at Jenkins to obtain $500 in cash.

Captain Marcus K. Terry of the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Office testified in the case.

• Jeffrey Sturgill — Criminal complicity to burglary (third degree), two counts of criminal complicity to theft of credit/debit card, criminal complicity to fraudulent use of credit/debit card (over $500), criminal complicity to fraudulent use of credit/debit card (under $500), complicity to receiving goods by fraudulent use of debit card (under $500), and complicity to receiving goods by fraudulent use of debit card (under $10,000).

Sturgill, 32, of 86 Bobwhite Drive, Seco, is charged with acting with Brooke Gibson and/or Benjamin Taylor in entering a Toyota RAV-4 automobile owned by Condra G. Wilson and taking a credit/debit card issued by Community Trust Bank and owned by Wilson’s father, Con Bentley and a credit/debit card issued to Parkview Nursing Home by U.S. Bank.

The grand jury says Sturgill, acting with Gibson and/or Taylor, used Bentley’s credit/debt card to obtain money, goods or services valued at more than $500, and with using Parkview Nursing Home’s credit/debit card to obtain money, goods or services valued at under $500.

Sturgill is also accused of acting with Gibson and/ or Taylor, in using Bentley’s credit/debt card at Whitaker Bank’s ATM at Jenkins to obtain $500 in cash, and with using Parkview Nursing Home’s credit/debit card at Whitaker Bank’s ATM at Jenkins to obtain $500 in cash.

Captain Marcus K. Terry of the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Office testified in the case.

• Joseph Edgar Pack — assault (second degree).

Pack, 20, of 56 Pack Drive, Whitesburg, is charged with shooting Claude Hall Jr. with a .45 caliber handgun on August 27.

Kentucky State Police Trooper Josh Huff testified in the case.

• Ashley Sawyers — Promoting contraband and tampering with evidence.

Sawyers, 32, of 12226 Hwy. 805, Jenkins, is charged with introducing dangerous contraband into a detention facility or penitentiary on July 2, and with destroying evidence which she believed was to be used in an official proceeding.

Angela Fields of the Letcher County Jail testified in the case.

• William Daniel Bentley — Burglary, theft of property valued at $500 or more but under $10,000, criminal mischief (second degree) and being a persistent felony offender.

The grand jury says Bentley, 40, of 2659 Sheas Fork Rd., McRoberts, entered a building with the intent to commit a crime on October 3, and took property belonging to James Johnson. He is also accused of damaging Johnson’s property.

James Johnson testified in the case.

• Shiloh Cody Adams — Trafficking in controlled substance (first degree, first offense), use/possession of drug paraphernalia and being a persistent felony offender.

Adams, 30, of 377 Black Bottom Road, Jeremiah, is accused of trafficking in two grams or more of methamphetamine on November 16.

Barry Engle of the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Office testified in the case.

• Sheena Carol Cornett — Bail jumping (first degree).

The grand jury says Cornett, 26, also known as Sheena Combs, of 171 White Tail Road, Roxana, failed to appear November 11 at a pre-trial conference in Letcher District Court in connection with a felony.

Deputy Letcher Circuit Clerk Sandra Wright testified in the case.

• James Miller — Flagrant non support.

Miller, 24, of 281 Goose Creek Rd., Apt. 101, Neon, is charged with failing to support his minor child(ren).

Regina Hurst of the Letcher County Division of Child Support Enforcement testified in the case.

• Waylon Thacker — Flagrant non support.

Thacker, 29, of 2277 Ky. Hwy. 610 West, Virgie, is charged with failing to support his minor child(ren).

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



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