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Grand jury indicts five charged with vehicle violations



Four men and a woman have been indicted by the Letcher County Grand Jury, charged with vehicle violations.

They are:

• Robert Lee Adams — Fleeing or evading police (first degree), wanton endangerment (first degree), revoked/suspended license for driving under the influence (third or subsequent offense), reckless driving, driving under the influence of intoxicants (fourth offense or greater), resisting arrest, fleeing or evading police (second degree) and being a persistent felony offender.

Adams, 33, of 273 Round Mountain Road, Mayking, is charged disobeying an order to stop his vehicle given by Whitesburg Police Captain Jarrod Hipps and/ or Letcher County Deputy Alicia Congleton on March 7. He is also accused of endangering Hipps, Congleton and the public by speeding while under the influence of alcohol and/ or drugs and often crossing over the center line into the lane of oncoming traffic. He is charged with threatening Hipps and/or Congleton to prevent his arrest, and with fleeing on foot after being ordered to stop by Hipps and/or Congleton.

Letcher County Deputy Alicia Congleton and Whitesburg Police Captain Jarrod Hipps testified in the case.

In a separate indictment, Adams is charged with promoting dangerous contraband (first degree) in the Letcher County Jail including a cigarettes and a lighter on March 8 and with being a persistent felony offender.

Letcher County Deputy Jailer Roger Eldridge testified in the case.

• Gary Lee Seals — Operating a vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants, driving on a DUI suspended license (third offense), no seat belts, no operator’s license, failure to produce proof of insurance and no insurance.

Seals, 47, of 598 Collins Branch Road, Pine Top, is charged with operating a motor vehicle with an alcohol concentration in his breath of 0.08 on March 17, and with having committed that offense three times in the previous five years. He is also accused of driving with his license revoked or suspended for the second time within a five-year period.

Kentucky State Trooper Michael Burton testified in the case.

• Joseph L. Mullins — No seat belts, improper passing, no/expired Kentucky registration receipt, no/ expired registration plates, failure to produce insurance card, no insurance (second offense), improper registration plate, fleeing/ evading police, suspended/ revoked operator’s license and theft of license plate/ renewal decal.

The grand jury says, Mullins, 36, of 8740 Bean Gap Road, Pound, Va., passed a vehicle on the shoulder of the road on November 5 and was without seat belts, a registration receipt or plate, insurance, and an operator’s license. He disobeyed an order to stop given by Kentucky Motor Vehicle Enforcement Office T. Brashear and fled. He is also charged with using the license tag and renewal decal of a 2010 Jeep on his 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix.

Kentucky Motor Vehicle Enforcement Office T. Brashear testified in the case.

• Shane Curtis Martin — Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs (second offense), two counts of criminal possession of controlled substance, no/expired registration plates and controlled substance not in proper container.

Martin, 36, of 139 Seco Drive, Seco, is accused of driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs on March 11 and with possessing Methadone and Hydrocodone, Schedule II narcotics.

Fleming-Neon Police Officer Adam Swindall testified in the case.

• Shannon W. Lumpkins — Fleeing/evading police (first degree), wanton endangerment (first degree), assault (third degree), two counts of criminal mischief (first degree) and being a persistent felony offender.

The grand jury says Lumpkins, 33, of 1179 Buffalo Run, Hazard, disobeyed an order to stop her vehicle given by Kentucky State Trooper Joshua Richardson and others on March 21. She is also accused of endangering Richardson, Kentucky State Trooper Scott Caudill and the public by speeding while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and often crossing over the center line into the lane of oncoming traffic. She is charged with striking the KSP cruiser occupied by Caudill with her automobile, and with damaging the cruisers of Caudill and Richardson.



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