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Grand jury indicts 4 on 8 counts



Four men are named in eight felony indictments returned recently by the Letcher County Grand Jury.

An 18- year- old Eolia man is charged with rape, three counts of unlawful transaction with a minor (second degree), and three counts of unlawful transaction with a minor (third degree).

The grand jury says Caleb Ronald Sexton, of 7849 US 119 S, engaged in sexual intercourse with a minor female who was physically helpless because of being intoxicated with drugs and alcohol supplied by Sexton and/or others at a party hosted by the defendant in December. He is also charged with causing three minors to smoke marijuana and drink alcohol.

In a second indictment, Sexton is charged with using the screen saver on his cell phone and/or iPod to depict a sexual performance by a minor on Dec. 7.

Letcher County Sheriff ’s Lt. Burt Slone testified in the cases.

Others indicted and the charges against them are:

• Christopher Shawn Raleigh — complicity to burglary, complicity to theft, complicity to criminal mischief, and being a persistent felony offender.

Raleigh, 25, 219 East Main St., Cumberland, is accused of acting alone or in complicity with Steve Wayne Williams II to take tools and personal property valued at more than $500 from Blue Grass Materials Quarry in November. He is also charged with damaging the door and locks of the Blue Grass Materials Quarry storage building at Gordon.

In a second indictment, Raleigh is charged with complicity to burglary, complicity to theft, complicity to criminal mischief, and being a persistent felony offender.

The grand jury says Raleigh, acting alone or in complicity with Steve Wayne Williams II, took tools and personal property valued at more than $10,000 belonging to Blue Grass Materials Quarry in November. He is also charged with damaging the door and locks of the Blue Grass Materials Quarry storage building at Gordon.

• Steve Wayne Williams II — complicity to burglary, complicity to theft, and complicity to criminal mischief.

Williams, 51, 405 Mastin Dr., Cumberland, is accused of acting alone or in complicity with Christopher Shawn Raleigh to take tools and personal property valued at more than $500 belonging to Blue Grass Materials Quarry in November. He is also charged with damaging the door and locks of the Blue Grass Materials Quarry storage building at Gordon.

In a second indictment, Williams is charged with complicity to burglary, complicity to theft, and complicity to criminal mischief.

The grand jury says Williams, acting alone or in complicity with Christopher Shawn Raleigh, took tools and personal property valued at more than $10,000 belonging to Blue Grass Materials Quarry in November. He is also charged with damaging the door and locks of the Blue Grass Materials Quarry storage building at Gordon.

Kentucky State Trooper Brandon Thomas testified in the cases against Raleigh and Williams.

• Vernon Sparkman — receiving stolen property, theft by deception, and being a persistent felony offender.

Sparkman, 53, Trailer No. 2, 94 Garnie Hall Road, Pine Top, is charged with possessing on Sept. 17 a recently stolen 1979 Chevrolet Camaro owned by Ronnie Little. He is also charged with selling the Camaro to Randall Baker of Baker Metal Company for $340.

In a second indictment, he is accused of receiving stolen property, theft by deception, and being a persistent felony offender.

The grand jury says Sparkman possessed a recently stolen 1985 Chevrolet pickup truck owned by Ronnie Little, which Sparkman also sold to Randall Baker of Baker Metal Company for $466 on Sept. 24.

Kentucky State Police Detective Chris Collins testifi ed in the cases.



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