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Grand jury indicts two in church bus theft case

The Letcher Grand Jury has named two people in indictments, charging them with possession of a church bus belonging to the Millstone Missionary Baptist Church.

Michael Wayne Slone, 42, of Moonshine Drive, Whitesburg, and 714 Hales Branch, Redfox, has been charged with complicity to receiving stolen property and being a persistent felony offender. The grand jury says Slone acted with McKenzie S. McIntire in possessing a 2000 Dodge van recently stolen from the Millstone Missionary Baptist Church.

The grand jury also charges McKenzie Savannah McIntire, 20, of 39 Mallard Drive, Millstone, with complicity to receiving stolen property with Michael Wayne Slone in possessing a 2000 Dodge van recently stolen from the Millstone Missionary Baptist Church.

Kentucky State Trooper Jason Bates testified in the cases.

Others indicted are:

• Travis Ray Johnson, 39, of 1139 KY RT 1498, Bevinsville, is charged with third-degree criminal complicity to burglary, criminal complicity to theft by unlawful taking ($500 or more) and third-degree criminal complicity to criminal mischief.

Johnson is accused of acting with Theresa M. Hall in entering a storage building at 95 Schuler Branch, Deane, owned by Larry Yonts, and taking beauty products and other property owned by the Larry Yonts family. Johnson is also charged with acting with Hall in damaging the door and lock mechanism on the storage building.

Kentucky State Trooper Jason Bates testified in the case.

• Theresa M. Hall, 36, also known as Theresa M. Akers, of 20146 KY RT 122, Bevinsville, is charged with third-degree criminal complicity to burglary, criminal complicity to theft by unlawful taking ($500 or more) and third-degree criminal complicity to criminal mischief.

Hall is accused of acting with Travis Ryan Johnson in entering a storage building at 95 Schuler Branch, Deane, owned by Larry Yonts, and taking beauty products and other property owned by the Larry Yonts family. Hall is also charged with acting with Johnson in damaging the door and lock mechanism on the storage building.

Kentucky State Trooper Jason Bates testified in the case.

• James Edward Marcum, Jr., 44, also known as Junior Marcum, of 1113 Race Track Hollow, Isom, is accused of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance (Gabapentin or its equivalent), third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance (Lyrica or its equivalent), first degree criminal possession of a controlled substance (Hydrocodone or its equivalent), criminal possession/ use of drug paraphernalia, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants (first offense), disregarding a stop sign, reckless driving, failure to wear seat belt, expired license plate, expired registration receipt, no motor vehicle insurance, failure to be in possession of proof of motor vehicle insurance on demand and expired operator’s license.

Kentucky State Trooper Branden Watts testified in the case.

• Ronnie Edmund Litton, 65, of 55 Lake Side Drive, Jenkins, is charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine, first offense), use/possession of drug paraphernalia and third-degree burglary.

Litton is accused of entering a restroom building at Jenkins City Park with intent to commit a crime.

Jenkins City Patrolman Hunter Holbrook testified in the case.

In a separate indictment, Litton is charged with first degree bail jumping for leaving in-patient substance abuse treatment without permission and failing to report to Letcher District Court in a pending felony proceeding.

Deputy Letcher Circuit Court Clerk Sandra Wright testified in the case.

• Glenda Kaye Hughes, 36, of 276 Profit Road, Jenkins, is accused of first degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine, first offense), use/possession of drug paraphernalia and first-degree promoting contraband.

Hughes is charged with introducing dangerous contraband (methamphetamine) into the Letcher County Jail.

Jenkins Patrolman Hunter Holbrook testified in the case.

• The grand jury charges Brian Keith Taulbee, 33, of 256 Hogg Hollow, Neon, with first-degree fleeing or evading police, first-degree wanton endangerment, reckless driving and being a second-degree persistent felony offender.

Taulbee is accused of disobeying a direction to stop his motor vehicle given by Jenkins Patrolman Timothy Miller and endangering Gabriella Mullins, a passenger in Taulbee’s vehicle, when he drove his car at an excessive rate of speed while fleeing from a Jenkins police cruiser, which had its emergency, lights and siren activated.

Jenkins Patrolman Timothy Miller testified in the case.

• Jason Michael Lucas, 40, of 283 Pistol City, Whitesburg, is charged with criminal complicity to receiving stolen property ($500 or more) and criminal complicity to theft by deception.

The grand jury says Lucas acted in complicity with Tommy Dean Collins in possession of property stolen from a sawmill operated by Rodney Wright on Hwy. 7 South near Isom. Lucas is also charged with acting with Collins in obtaining $500 or more from Southern Steel of Isom by selling items stolen from Rodney Wright.

Kentucky State Trooper Anthony Trotter testified in the case.

• Tommy Dean Collins, 53, also known as Thomas Collins, of 156 Rag Weed Road, Whitesburg, is charged with criminal complicity to receiving stolen property ($500 or more) and criminal complicity to theft by deception.

The grand jury says Collins acted in complicity with Jason Michael Lucas in possession of property stolen from a sawmill operated by Rodney Wright on Hwy. 7 South near Isom. Collins is also charged with acting with Lucas in obtaining $500 or more from Southern Steel of Isom by selling items stolen from Rodney Wright.

Kentucky State Trooper Anthony Trotter testified in the case.

• Mark Can Bentley, 36, of 60 Mosquito Drive, McRoberts, is charged with second-degree burglary, third-degree criminal mischief and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

The grand jury says Bentley entered a dwelling at 735 Yonts Fork, Neon, with intent to commit a crime. He is also charged with damaging the dwelling.

Fleming-Neon Police Officer Thomas A. Bormes testified in the case.

• Green Russell Davis, 59, of 125 Slide Drive, Isom, is charged with failure to or improper signal, failure to wear seat belt, first-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine, second offense) and being a second-degree persistent felony offender.

Kentucky State Trooper Branden Watts testified in the case.

• Ellis Ray Gibson, Jr., 38, of 16262 Ky. Hwy. 160, Linefork, is accused of theft by deception ($500 or more). The grand jury says Gibson obtained property or cash from John Ison of a value of $500 or more by passing a check for $577.25 on the account of KESA with Stock Yards Bank and Trust, knowing that the check would not be honored.

John Ison testified in the case.

In a separate indictment, Ellis Ray Gibson, Jr., is charged with first-degree bail jumping for failure to appear in Letcher District Court for a scheduled preliminary hearing in connection with a felony charge.

Deputy Circuit Court Clerk Sandra Wright testified in the case.

• Kristopher Horst Caudill, 38, of 2045 Turkey Creek, Linefork, is charged with second-degree escape. The grand jury says Caudill escaped from home incarceration while awaiting trial.

Letcher County Sheriff Mickey Stines testified in the case.

• Stanley Caudill, 42, of 601 Burton Hill, Letcher, is charged with bail jumping for failure to appear in Letcher Circuit Court for a scheduled pretrial hearing.

In a separate indictment, Caudill is charged with bail jumping for failure to appear in Letcher Circuit Court for a scheduled pretrial hearing.

Deputy Circuit Court Clerk Sandra Wright testified in the cases.

• Donnie Dalton Bryant, 22, of 1457 Elkhorn Creek Road, Shelby Gap, is accused of first-degree bail jumping for failure to appear in Letcher Circuit Court for a status conference in connection with a felony charge.

Deputy Circuit Court Clerk Sandra Wright testified in the case.

• Jason Gibbs, 39, of 179 Manix Drive, Isom, is charged with flagrant non support of his minor child(ren) and being a second-degree persistent felony offender.

Monica Adams of the Letcher County Division of Child Support Enforcement testified in the case.

• James Andy Sturgill, 33, also known as Andy Sturgill, of 12651 Hwy. 160, Whitesburg, is charged with flagrant non support of his minor child(ren).

Monica Adams of the Letcher County Division of Child Support Enforcement testified in the case.

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