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Grand jury returns 11 indictments




The Letcher County Grand Jury has returned 11 indictments against 10 people, including a father and son from Jeremiah. They are:

• Jimmy Gilley Sr. – public intoxication, complicity to trafficking in marijuana, being a persistent felony offender.

Gilley, 51, of 128 Bruce Drive, Jeremiah, is charged with acting alone or in complicity with Jimmy Gilley Jr. in possessing more than eight ounces of marijuana with the intention of selling it, and being publicly intoxicated with drugs on January 28, 2008.

Kentucky State Trooper Jacqueline Pickrell testified in the case.

• Jimmy D. Gilley Jr. – no or expired registration plate, no liability insurance, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, driving with a suspended license, trafficking in Hydrocodone, trafficking in marijuana, use or possession of drug paraphernalia, trafficking in methadone, trafficking in cocaine, and trafficking in Propoxyphene.

Gilley, 22, of 80 Edith Drive, Jeremiah, is charged with possessing a quantity of prescription pills containing Hydrocodone, possessing more than eight ounces of marijuana, possessing a quantity of methadone, possessing a quantity of cocaine, and possessing a quantity of Propoxyphene on January 28, 2008. The grand jury says he had the drugs with the intent to traffic them.

Kentucky State Trooper Jacqueline Pickrell testified in the case.

• Thurman Potter Jr. – operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, driv- ing with a suspended license, refusing to submit to chemical testing, two counts of wanton endangerment, and being a persistent felony offender.

The grand jury charges Potter, 33, of 49 Indiana Ave., Whitesburg, with passing the automobiles of William Stewart and Matthew Freeman on the wrong side of the road on U.S. 119 at an excessive speed on February 10, 2008. The grand jury says this happened while Potter was under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

The case was presented to the grand jury by Letcher County Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Damron.

• Ricky Allen Bates – two counts of auto theft, criminal mischief in the first degree, three counts of criminal mischief in the second degree, and being a persistent felony offender.

The grand jury returned an indictment charging Bates, 45, of P.O. Box 1244, Jenkins, with taking a Cadillac Fleetwood belonging to Gerrard Holbrook, doing business as H&H Salvage, and a Jeep Wrangler belonging to Donnie Phillips on December 27, 2007. He is also charged with wrecking the Jeep Wrangler and ramming the Cadillac into a 1970 F-600 pickup truck and a 1989 International rollback truck, both belonging to Gerrard Holbrook, doing business as H&H Salvage.

Kentucky State Trooper Ben McCray testified in the case.

• Mildred M. Ford – complicity to criminal attempt to commit burglary and complicity to criminal mischief.

Ford, 31, of 718 Horseshoe Bend, Redfox, is charged with complicity with Michael Wayne Slone in his attempt to enter the home of Cassie Gibson with the intent to commit theft on March 9, 2008. She is also charged with aiding Michael Wayne Slone in damaging the door to Cassie Gibson’s home by repeatedly kicking it.

Letcher County Sheriff ‘s Deputy Brian Damron testified in the case.

• Michael W. Slone – criminal attempt to commit burglary and criminal mischief.

Slone, 31, of 680 Hells Branch, Redfox, is charged with attempting to enter the home of Cassie Gibson with the intent to commit theft on March 9, 2008. He is also charged with damaging the door to Cassie Gibson’s home by repeatedly kicking it.

Letcher County Sheriff ‘s Deputy Brian Damron testified in the case.

• Paul E. Mullins – two counts of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance in an improper container, and being a persistent felony offender.

Mullins, 67, of 5280 Hwy. 805, Cromona, is accused of possessing cocaine and Lorcet, which contains Hydrocodone, on December 12, 2007. The grand jury also says he possessed a quantity of Hyrdrocodone in a cellophane wrapper.

In a separate indictment he is charged with promoting contraband, two counts of possessing a controlled substance, and being a persistent felony offender.

The grand jury says Mullins possessed OxyContin and Alprazalm and introduced the two drugs into the Letcher County Jail on Dec. 12, 2007.

Letcher County Sheriff ‘s Deputy Brian Damron testified in both cases.

• Amy L. Elkins- three counts of receiving stolen property and complicity.

Elkins, 30, of 744 S. Liberty Road, Morristown, Tenn., is charged with acting alone or in complicity with Randall D. Bennett and/or Scottie Walker in receiving property stolen from Dollar General Store in Jenkins, Sears at Mayking, and Dollar General Store at Mayking on December 28, 2007.

Kentucky State Trooper Ben McCray testified in the case.

• Scottie Preston Walker- three counts of receiving stolen property and complicity.

Walker, 32, of 1555 N. Liberty Hill Road, Morristown, Tenn., is charged with acting alone or in complicity with Randall D. Bennett and/or Amy E. Elkins in receiving various household items stolen from Dollar General Store in Jenkins, socket sets stolen from Sears at Mayking, and various household items stolen from Dollar General Store at Mayking on Dec. 28, 2007.

Kentucky State Trooper Ben McCray testified in the case.

• Randal David Bennett – three counts of receiving stolen property, complicity, and being a persistent felony offender.

Bennett, 42, of Box 155, Combs, is charged with acting alone or in complicity with Amy L. Elkins and/or Scottie Walker in receiving various household items stolen from Dollar General Store in Jenkins, socket sets stolen from Sears at Mayking, and various household items stolen from Dollar General Store at Mayking on December 28, 2007.

Kentucky State Trooper Ben McCray testified in the case.


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