Whitesburg KY

Grand jury indicts five

The Letcher Grand Jury has charged a Blackey man with theft in three separate indictments.

Keith Edward Rogers, 38, of 119 Main Street Loop, is accused in one indictment of first-degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking (under $500), second-degree criminal mischief, and being a second-degree persistent felony offender.

The grand jury says Rogers on October 10 unlawfully entered the home of Ashley Jones and while in the home or in the flight from it he was armed with a deadly weapon, a 50 caliber black powder firearm.

He took personal property including car keys, bra, panties and other items belonging to Jones, and damaged the door and the lock of her home.

In the second indictment, Rogers is charged with theft by unlawful taking of a firearm, a 50 caliber black powder firearm belonging to Jones.

Ashley Jones testified in the cases.

The third indictment charges Rogers with theft by unlawful taking ($500 or more but under $10,000) and being a persistent felony offender.

The grand jury says Rogers took property belonging to Ada Rogers.

Ada Rogers testified in the case.

Others indicted by the grand jury are:

• Creigory Pridemore, 43, of 64 Opals Lane, Mallie, is charged with firstdegree criminal complicity to possession of controlled substance (second offense) and being a persistent felony offender.

Pridemore is accused of acting with Jeremy Gibson in possessing methamphetamine, a Schedule I drug.

In a separate indictment, the grand jury says Pridemore is a convicted felon in possession of a .45 caliber high point handgun.

Kentucky State Trooper Brandon Watts testified in the cases.

• Raymond Earl Smith, Jr., 47, 2808 Hwy. 160, Whitesburg, is accused of operating a vehicle under the influence of intoxicants (fourth offense) with aggravator, operating a vehicle while license is revoked or suspended for driving under the influence and firstdegree criminal mischief.

Smith is charged with driving while under the influence of intoxicants and refusing to submit to tests as requested by Kentucky State Trooper Brandon Watts. The grand jury says Smith also damaged property belong to Tina Gentry, causing a loss of $500 or more.

Kentucky State Trooper Brandon Watts testified in the case.

• Elizabeth Jones, 41, of 252 Fairview Lane, Neon, is charged with first-degree wanton endangerment and endangering the welfare of a minor.

The grand jury says she engaged in activity which created a substantial danger of death or serious injury to her minor child. She is also accused of failing to exercise reasonable diligence in the control of the child to prevent him from becoming neglected, dependent, or a delinquent child.

Neon City Police Officer T. Allen Bormes testified in the case.

• Christopher Webb, 52, of 21 Garfield Dr., Whitesburg, is charged with second degree escape.

The grand jury says that while Webb was on home incarceration, he escaped after saying that he was going to a doctor’s appointment in Hazard.

Deputy Mickey Stines of the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department testified in the case.

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