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Grand jury places nine on latest indictment list

An Isom man is charged with trafficking in methamphetamine and committing burglary in an indictment by the Letcher Grand Jury.

Joshua Edward Anderson, 35, of 16 Snowflake Dr., is accused of buy/possess drug paraphernalia, possession of under 8 ounces of marijuana, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (2 grams or more of methamphetamine, first offense), second-degree burglary, and second-degree being a persistent felony offender.

Anderson is charged with burglary in connection with entering a home on Hwy. 7 North with the intent to commit a crime

Kentucky State Trooper Anthony Trotter testified in the case.

Others indicted by the grand jury are:

• Alex Lee Fleming, 30, of Back Street, Cromona, who is charged with first-degree fleeing or evading police, three counts of firstdegree wanton endangerment, first-degree criminal mischief, reckless driving, driving without a license/negligence in accident, possession of under 8 ounces of marijuana, third-degree assault, resisting arrest, and first-degree being a persistent felony offender.

Fleming is accused of disobeying a direction to stop his vehicle given by Jenkins Patrolman Timothy Miller and nearly ramming the rear end of a pickup truck driven by Matt Collins with two passengers. The grand jury says Fleming also damaged a 2012 Dodge Charger police cruiser belonging to the City of Jenkins Police Department.

Jenkins Patrolman Timothy Miller testified in the case.

• Joshua Ray Fleming, 37, of Hwy. 321 Coal Avenue, Neon, is charged with four counts of third-degree assault, first-degree escape, and first-degree being a persistent felony offender.

Fleming is accused of injuring or attempting to injure Letcher Deputy Jailer Cody Stamper, Deputy Jailer John Adams, Lt. Deputy Jailer Angie Fields and Sgt. Deputy Jailer Wallace Kincer. Fleming is also charged with escaping from custody or the Letcher County Jail.

Letcher County Jailer Bert Slone testified in the case.

• Joseph John Nix, 32, of Lower Second Creek, Bonnyman, is charged with criminal complicity with Joey Hacker to theft of a Ford pickup tool truck and numerous tools belonging to Doyle Wright and valued at $10,000 or more, first-degree criminal complicity with Joey Hacker in damaging a Ford pickup belonging to Doyle Wright, second-degree criminal trespass, possession of burglar’s tools, and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

In a separate indictment, Nix is accused of possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

Kentucky State Trooper Tyler Smith testified in the cases.

• Joey L. Hacker, 33, of 6166 Ky. Hwy. 114, Prestonsburg, is charged with criminal complicity with Joseph Nix to theft of a Ford pickup tool truck and numerous tools belonging to Doyle Wright and valued at $10,000 or more, first-degree criminal complicity with Joseph Nix in damaging a Ford pickup belonging to Doyle Wright, second-degree criminal trespass, and possession of burglar’s tools.

Kentucky State Trooper Tyler Smith testified in the case.

• The grand jury charges Kristopher

Horst Caudill, 38, of 2045 Turkey Creek, Linefork, with driving with a suspended license for driving while intoxicated (third or great offense), operating a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicants (fourth offense with aggravator), failure to wear seat belt, failure to produce proof of insurance, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance, failure to produce valid registration receipt, improper display of registration plate, and criminal possession of drug paraphernalia.

Kentucky State Trooper Wade Adams testified in the case.

• Dalton Sturgill, 22, of 4 Blossom Drive, Millstone, is charged with receiving stolen property valued at $500 or more and being a second-degree persistent felony offender.

Sturgill is accused of having in his possession three or more quilts, hand tools and other personal property which had recently been stolen from Rena Begley.

Rena Begley and Melinda Gibson testified in the case.

• McKenzie McIntire, 20, of 39 Mallard Dr., Millstone, is accused of first-degree bail jumping for failure to complete court-ordered inpatient rehabilitation in connection with a charge of having committed a felony.

Kentucky State Trooper Jason Bates testified in the case.

• Michael Slone, 42, of Moonshine Drive, Whitesburg, is charged with first-degree bail jumping for failure to complete court-ordered inpatient rehabilitation in connection with a charge of having committed a felony.

Karen Day of the Letcher District Court Clerk’s Office testified in the case.

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