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Grand jury indicts eight

The Letcher County Grand Jury has named eight people in nine indictments.

Tosha L. Howard, 31, of 107 Railroad Hill, Jenkins, is charged with second-degree assault, seconddegree escape, tampering with physical evidence, second-degree possession controlled substance (drug unspecified), third-degree possession controlled substance (drug unspecified), buy/possess drug paraphernalia, operating motor vehicle under influence alc./ drugs .08 (second offense) and be ing a persistent felony offender.

The grand jury says Howard caused serious physical injury to Crystal Gayhart and escaped from Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital after being charged with a felony. She is also charged with possession of 18 Neurotin tablets and six Klonopin tablets, a Schedule IV or Schedule V drug.

Kentucky State Trooper Jason Bates testified in the case.

Others indicted are:

• Joshua Charles Stanley, 31, of P.O. Box 893, Pound, Va., is charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alc./ drugs, etc. .08 (aggravating circumstances), operating on a suspended/revoked operator’s license, firstdegree criminal mischief, and first-degree wanton endangerment amended to second-degree assault.

The grand jury says Stanley damaged property belonging to Devin Whitt, causing a loss of $1,000 or more, and intentionally caused Whitt serious physical injury.

Kentucky State Trooper Jason Bates testified in the case.

• George Edward Narramore, 58, of Veterans Blvd., McRoberts, is charged with four counts of first-degree wanton endangerment. He is accused of creating substantial danger of death or serious physical injury to Benny McCall, Randie Mc- Call, and two juveniles.

Bennie McCall and Kentucky State Trooper Jason Bates testified in the case.

• Nora Hatton, 33, of 11500 Hwy. 588, Blackey, is accused of second-degree burglary, second-degree criminal mischief, theft by unlawful taking ($500 or more but under $10,000) and being a persistent felony offender.

Hatton is charged with entering a residence belonging to Robin Smith and damaging the door and lock of the home. She is also accused of taking items including a cordless drill, mini Dyson vacuum, and phone charger belonging to Robin Smith.

Kentucky State Trooper Jason Bates testified in the case.

Erin Brown, 30, of 175 Wyatt Hollow, Jenkins, is charged with first-degree possession of controlled substance (first offense, methamphetamine), carrying a concealed deadly weapon, public intoxication controlled substance (excludes alcohol), endangering the welfare of a minor and second-degree possession of controlled substance (drug unspecified).

The grand jury says Brown possessed a crystal substance suspected to be methamphetamine and Gabapentin, a Schedule II drug. She carried a Ruger handgun on her person with the proper concealed weapon permit, and failed to exercise reasonable diligence in control of her children.

Whitesburg City Police Officer Jordan Clemons testified in the case.

• Jeffrey H. Hampton, 40, of 270 Lick Fork, Millstone, is charged with firstdegree criminal possession of forged instrument.

The grand jury says Hampton possessed $2,700 in counterfeit money.

Deputy Alisha Congleton of the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department testified in the case.

• Kimberly Patton, 35, of 63 Loves Branch, Whitesburg, is named in two separate indictments.

In the first indictment, Patton is accused of firstdegree trafficking in a controlled substance (first offense). She is charged with trafficking in more than 10 dosage units of hydrocodone, a Schedule II narcotic.

In the second indictment, she is charged with second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (first offense). She is charged with trafficking 20 dosage units of hydrocodone, a Schedule II narcotic.

Kentucky State Police Detective Chad Easterling (DESI Unit) testified in the case.

• Robert D. Bentley, 43, of 28 High Street, Whitesburg, is charged with first-degree bailjumping. He failed to appear on October 3 in Letcher Circuit Court for a sentencing in connection with having committed a felony.

Deputy Clerk Sandra Wright of the Letcher Circuit Clerk’s Office testified in the case.

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