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Grand jury names 9 in latest indictments



Nine people are named in 16 indictments returned by the Letcher County Grand Jury, including three people charged in connection with several burglaries in the Isom area in December.

Timothy Wayne Combs, 30, of 1050 Low Gap Branch, Whitesburg, is charged with burglary, theft, and criminal mischief in each of four indictments. The burglaries in which he is accused took place at Action Auto Supply on Dec. 4, and Breeding’s Plumbing and Electric Lawn and Garden Supply, Johnny’s Wheels, and Diana’s Bows and Fashions on Dec. 29. In addition, he is charged with complicity with Lacy Sheyenne Dawn Jackson and/or Traci Delyn Jackson in the burglary at Diana’s Bows and Fashions.

Traci Delyn Jackson, 37, of 1050 Low Gap Branch, Whitesburg, is accused of burglary, theft, criminal mischief and complicity in the series of burglaries in each of four indictments, and Lacy Sheyenne Dawn Jackson, 18, of the same address, is charged in two separate indictments with burglary, theft, criminal mischief and complicity in the burglaries at Diana’s Bows and Fashions and Johnny’s Wheels.

Kentucky State Police Detective Randy Combs testified in the cases.

Others indicted are:

• Alvin M. Baker — theft by failure to make required disposition.

The grand jury says Baker, 59, of Baker Cabinets, 6065 Hwy. 15, Whitesburg, obtained $3,000 from Cleta Gibson on August 9 as a down payment on the purchase and installation of custom-made kitchen cabinets and granite countertops for the kitchen and a bathroom. After Baker failed to deliver the cabinets and countertops, the grand jury says he did not refund the down payment.

Cleta Gibson testified in the case.

• Michael W. Lucas — theft of identity, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, and possession of a forged instrument.

The grand jury says Lucas, 46, of 78 Shady Drive, Whitesburg, used the identity of the late Douglas Gene Watts on July 3. He is also charged with having a forged payroll check with the intent to defraud Cash Express, and with carrying a concealed 9mm pistol.

Whitesburg Police Captain Justin Gayheart testified in the case.

• Alex Profitt — complicity to burglary and complicity to theft.

Profitt, 26, of P.O. Box 365, Isom, and Wood Tipple Rd., Colson, is accused of acting alone or in complicity with at least two other people when he took tools and other property from a truck garage on Sugar Run Road owned by Charles R. Sexton on Dec. 17.

Charles R. Sexton testifi ed in the case.

• William E. Watts — public intoxication, traffi cking in a controlled substance, and possession of a controlled substance not in its original container.

Watts, 39, of 1151 Red Star Rd., Cornettsville, is charged with trafficking in Clonazepam, a Schedule IV controlled substance, and with public intoxication on July 3.

Whitesburg Police Captain Justin Gayheart testified in the case.

• Helen Ruth York — complicity to trafficking and being a persistent felony off ender.

The grand jury says York, 47, of 362 Hwy. 931 S, Whitesburg, acted alone or in complicity with Billy Fred Yeary on Dec. 6, 2008, in trafficking in hydrocodone, a Schedule III controlled substance.

Letcher County Sheriff ’s Detective Marcus K. Terry testified in the case.

• Billy Fred Yeary — complicity to trafficking.

The grand jury says Yeary, 53, of 1521 Pine Creek Rd., Mayking, acted alone or in complicity with Helen Ruth York on Dec. 6, 2008, in trafficking in hydrocodone, a Schedule III controlled substance.

Letcher County Sheriff ’s Detective Marcus K. Terry testified in the case.


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