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Grand jury indicts 13



The Letcher Grand Jury has named 13 people in 21 indictments, including a Cumberland woman charged in seven indictments.

In each of the seven indictments, Leslie Paige Moore, also known as Leslie Paige Brock, 44, of 115 Keller St., Cumberland, is charged with theft of a prescription blank, possession of a forged prescription, obtaining a controlled substance by fraud, and trafficking in a controlled substance.

The grand jury says she took prescription blanks belong to Dr. Vincent Arroz from November 2008 to May 2009 and obtained hydrocodone with a forged prescription written for a resident of Golden Years Rest Home. She is also charged with trafficking in hydrocodone.

Kentucky State Police Detective Ben Campbell testified in the cases.

Others indicted are:

• Scottie Joe Short — trafficking in a controlled substance and being a persistent felony off ender.

Short, 34, of 1631 Pine Creek Road, Mayking, is charged with trafficking in methamphetamine on August 20. In a second indictment, the grand jury says he was trafficking in oxycodone on June 11. He is also charged with being a persistent felony off ender in both indictments.

Letcher County Deputy Marcus K. Terry testified in the cases.

• Donnie Wayne Roark — complicity to assault and being a persistent felony off ender.

The grand jury says Roark, 32, of 148 Lincoln Dr., Whitesburg, acted alone or with Shannon Jay Polly and Vadis Dewayne Akemon in repeat- edly striking Gary Boggs in the head with his fists, feet, and a baseball bat on August 16.

Gary Boggs testified in the case.

•Shannon Jay Polly — assault.

Polly, 36, of P.O. Box 15402, Linefork, is charged with assaulting Gary Boggs with a baseball bat and his fists and feet on August 16.

Garry Boggs testified in the case.

• Vadis Dewayne Akemon — complicity to assault.

Akemon, 34, of 220 Akemon Dr., Hallie, is accused of acting alone or with Shannon Jay Polly and Vadis Dewayne Akemon in repeatedly striking Gary Boggs in the head with his fists, feet, and a baseball bat on August 16.

Garry Boggs testified in the case.

• Bryce W. Baker Jr. — wanton endangerment, two counts of terroristic threatening, criminal mischief, and being a persistent felony off ender.

Baker, also known as ‘Beau’ Baker, 28, of 1182 Hwy. 3410, Mayking, is accused of pointing a handgun at Joe Baker on Dec. 27. The grand jury says he also threatened Joe Baker and damaged the door of Joe Baker’s home.

Joe Baker testified in the case.

• Kenneth Wayne Burke — theft and being a persistent felony offender.

The grand jury says Burke, 26, of 44 Grassy Fork Road, Jackhorn, took a 1993 Ford Ranger pickup truck belonging to Jeannie Fleming on Nov. 3.

Jeannie Fleming testified in the case.

• Homer Breeding — trafficking in a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Breeding, 55, of 455 Stamper’s Branch, Isom, is accused of trafficking in oxycodone on Feb. 8, 2009.

Letcher County Lt. Brian Damron testified in the case.

• Bobby Briggs — trafficking in a controlled substance and traffi cking in a controlled substance within 1,000 yards of a school.

Briggs, 34, of Box 1098, Lemon Drive, Jenkins, is accused in two indictments of trafficking in oxycodone on July 29.

Lt. Brian Damron of the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department testifi ed in the cases.

• Jennifer L. Adams Hill — traffi cking in marijuana.

The grand jury says Hill, 31, of 1176 Hwy. 3410, Mayking, acted alone or in complicity with Ryan Hill in selling marijuana from January 1 through March 4.

Detective Marcus K. Terry of the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force testifi ed in the case.

• Alban Ryan Hill — trafficking in marijuana.

Hill, 29, of 1176 Hwy. 3410, Mayking, is charged with acting alone or in complicity with Jennifer Hill in selling marijuana from January 1 through March 4.

Detective Marcus K. Terry of the HIDTA Task Force testified in the case.

• Robert Mitchell Spangler — trafficking in a controlled substance.

Spangler, 57, of 406 Pine Creek, Mayking, is charged with trafficking in hydrocodone on May 28.

Letcher County Deputy Scott Taylor testified in the case.

• Steven Michael Waddell — trafficking in a controlled substance.

The grand jury says Waddell, 41, of 445 Cleo Loop, Mayking, was trafficking in hydrocodone on August 19.

Detective Marcus K. Terry of the HIDTA Task Force testified in the case


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