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Grand jury indicts 12




A grandson of former Jenkins Mayor James F. “Chum” Tackett has been indicted on robbery and burglary charges in connection with an incident at James Tackett’s home in September.

Jordan Harvey Tackett, 24, of Burdine, is charged with complicity to first-degree robbery and complicity to first-degree burglary in indictments handed up to Letcher County Circuit Judge Sam Wright on November 1.

The grand jury also indicted Jordan Tackett’s 26-year-old wife, Misty Dawn Tackett, on the same charges. The grand jury alleges that Jordan and Misty Tackett entered the elder Tackett’s Lakeside Drive home on September 30 and robbed him of an amount “well in excess of $300” after threatening him with a knife. Jordan and Misty Tackett are also charged with complicity to theft by unlawful taking.

Jordan Tackett is also charged with second-degree being a persistent felon. The jury says Tackett was convicted of a 1992 felony charge in Rowan County.

The jury indicted 10 other people.

• Paul J. Hall – flagrant nonsupport and second degree persistent felony offender.

Hall, 22, of P.O. Box 52, Ermine, is accused by the grand jury of owing $8,596.37 in child support. Hall is also indicted for being a persistent felony offender.

Amy Gosnell, from Child Support Enforcement, testified in the case.

• Shirley Hart – complicity to first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

The grand jury said Hart, 30, (address not given), conspired with Gunion Ray Fowler and/or Wanda Faye Stacy in selling a quantity of OxyContin, a schedule II narcotic, on September 1.

The case was presented to the grand jury by Letcher County Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Damron.

• Wanda Faye Stacy – complicity to first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and trafficking in a controlled substance.

Stacy, 53, of 49 Sergent Road, Thornton, was charged with complicity to first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance when she allegedly assisted Gunion Ray Fowler and/or Shirley Hart in selling a quantity of OxyContin, a schedule II narcotic, on September 1.

The jury said Stacy committed the offense of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance when she “unlawfully accepted the transfer of a quantity of OxyContin, a schedule II narcotic, from Gunion Ray Fowler on September 1.

The jury heard testimony in the case from Letcher County Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Damron.

• Gunion Ray Fowler – firstdegree trafficking in a controlled substance, second-degree possession of a controlled substance, use or possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance in a container, and possession of a handgun while being a convicted felon whose rights to possess a firearm had not been restored.

The grand jury returned an indictment charging Fowler, 42, of Pauline, S.C., with unlawfully selling a quantity of OxyContin, a schedule II narcotic, on September 1.

Fowler is also accused of possessing a quantity of Soboxin (or its generic form), a schedule III or IV controlled substance.

He is charged with committing the offense of possession of drug paraphernalia and having a controlled substance in a container other than the original container in which it was prescribed.

Letcher County Sheriff ‘s Deputy Brian Damron testified in the case.

• Steven Douglas Dotson and Justin Ray Adams- first-degree burglary and second-degree criminal mischief.

Dotson, 33, of Highway 7, Jeremiah, and Adams, 21, of 283 Author’s Loop, Jeremiah, are charged by the grand jury with unlawfully entering the residence of Avery Miles Sr. and Avery Miles Jr. on September 1 “with the intent to commit a crime, namely assault.” Dotson and Adams are accused of causing physical injury to Avery Miles Sr. and/or Avery Miles Jr.

The grand jury says Dotson and Adams “damaged or destroyed the front door of the Miles residence and various household furnishings of the Miles family causing a pecuniary loss of less than $500.”

Dotson is also charged with alcohol intoxication by “appearing in a public place manifestly under the influence of alcohol so as to be a nuisance and/or danger to the public.”

The case was presented to the grand jury by Letcher County Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Damron.

• Joshua Wayne Tackett, Travis Glen Monroe and Thomas Edward Bates – complicity to first-degree burglary and complicity to theft by unlawful taking (three counts).

Tackett, 24, of 850 Mountain Breeze Road, Jenkins; Monroe, 28, of 79 Golden Rod Drive, Thornton; and Bates, 41, of P.O. Box 163, Millstone, are accused by the grand jury of committing theft and allegedly “being armed with a deadly weapon.”

Tackett, Monroe, and Bates are charged with stealing a 12- gauge pump shotgun, a rifle and a compound bow from its owner, Danny Bentley, in August.

Letcher County Sheriff ‘s Deputy Brian Damron testified in the case.

• Thomas Edward Brock – second-degree forgery (three counts) and second-degree possession of a forged instrument (three counts).

The grand jury said Brock, 45, of 39 Darcus Branch, Whitesburg, committed seconddegree forgery on June 10 “when he signed the name of Elanor Brock as the maker of check no. 1043 in the amount of $70 drawn on her closed account with Whitaker Bank and made payable to Larry Brown d/b/a Brownman-Trucking, all without permission of Elanor Brock and with the intent to deprive Larry Brown of these proceeds.”

Brock is also charged with signing the name of Elanor Brock as the maker of check no. 1049 in the amount of $1,000 and $100 on check no. 1041 drawn on her closed account with Whitaker Bank and made payable to Larry Brown d/b/a Brownman-Trucking.

The case was presented to the grand jury by Kentucky State Police Detective Randy Combs.


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