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Grand jury returns 16 indictments



The Letcher County Grand Jury named 14 people in 16 indictments on February 24, including a Mayking man charged with using a stolen credit card.

Dustin I. Yeary, 26, 1521 Pine Creek, Mayking, is accused of theft of property, theft of credit card, fraudulent use of credit card, receiving more than $500 in goods by fraudulent use of a credit card, and being a persistent felony offender.

The grand jury says Yeary used a credit card stolen from Lana White to buy merchandise and gift cards worth almost $900 from Sears of Mayking on August 7.

Kentucky State Police Trooper Adam Hall testified in the case.

Others indicted are:

• Alex Lee Fleming — Complicity to burglary, complicity to theft, and complicity to unlawful transaction with a minor.

Fleming, 22, of 73 Connie Lane, Cromona, is charged with taking property belonging to Lawrence Whitaker, 236 Scarlet Lane, Cromona, in January. He is also accused of acting with a minor in the burglary.

Letcher County Deputy Michael Burton testified in the case.

• Nicholas Shane Stallard — Receiving stolen property and criminal mischief.

Stallard, 25, 309 Franklin Branch, Ermine, is accused of possessing property stolen from Edgar Whitaker, Mountain Real Estate Co., on January 26-27. He is also charged with damaging the residence, wir ing, and other hardware at 2094 Craft’s Colly Road, Ermine.

Letcher County Deputy Michael Burton testified in the case.

• Jody D. Holbrook — robbery, theft, and being a persistent felony offender.

The grand jury says Holbrook, 33, P.O. Box 39, Thornton; P.O. Box 39, Millstone; and 39951 KY Hwy. 1148, Isom, threatened Devin W. Sturgill with a deadly weapon while robbing Childers Oil Co.’s Isom Double Kwik of $409 on Feb. 6.

Letcher County Deputy Michael Burton testified in the case.

• Heather Maggard — possession of a forged instrument.

Maggard, 28, 2281 KY Hwy. 932, Eolia, is accused of possessing a forged check for $3,995.25 drawn on the account of Government Employees Insurance Co. (GEICO) at PNC Bank NA of New Jersey on July 20. The grand jury says Maggard attempted to defraud Wanda Hubbard and/ or Community Trust Bank with the forged check.

Letcher County Deputy Jason Bates testified in the case.

• Johnnie Michael Mullins — first degree trafficking in a controlled substance, second degree trafficking in a controlled substance, third degree trafficking in a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, controlled substance not in proper container, use or possession of drug paraphernalia, and being a persistent felony offender.

Mullins, 34, 74 Blacksmith Road, Letcher, is charged with possessing the painkillers oxycodone and hydrocodone and the anti-anxiety drug alprazolam (sold under the brand name Xanax) with the intent to sell them on Jan. 3. He is also charged with having marijuana and plastic Baggies used in the sale of marijuana.

Letcher County Detective Marcus K. Terry testified in the case.

• Samuel Forester McIntosh — receiving stolen property.

The grand jury says McIntosh, 23, also known as Sam F. McIntosh, 128 Bald Mountain, KY Hwy. 931 South (Big Cowan), Whitesburg, on Oct. 26 pawned two CB radios stolen from Junior Banks. McIntosh is accused of pawning the radios, which are worth more than $500, for $50.

Letcher County Deputy Michael Burton testified in the case.

• Todd Eric Ratliff — three counts of wanton endangerment, speeding, fleeing or evading police, and being a persistent felony offender.

Ratliff, 28, 75 Ford Bottom, Pikeville, is charged with nearly running over Letcher County Deputy Michael Burton, Officer Anthony Maggard, and Officer Josh Richardson as they approached Ratliff ’s parked car on Feb. 3. He is also accused of disobeying an order to stop given by Burton, and with driving 26 miles per hour over the speed limit.

In a separate indictment, the grand jury charged Ratliff with theft of identity, giving a police offi cer a false name or address, and being a persistent felony offender.

Ratliff is accused of giving the identification of Joseph Ratliff to Letcher County Deputy Michael Burton on Feb. 18, when Burton asked for his identification.

Letcher County Deputy Michael Burton testified in the cases.

• Samantha Justice — hindering prosecution.

The grand jury says Justice, 25, Mountain Breeze Apartment 380, Jenkins, gave assistance to Todd Eric Ratliff, who she knew was being sought in connection with a criminal offense, on Feb. 3.

In a second indictment, Justice is accused of assisting Ratliff, who was being sought in connection with a criminal offense, on Feb. 18.

Letcher County Deputy Michael Burton testified in the cases.

• Phillip Griffin — flagrant non support and being a persistent felony offender.

Griffin, 30, 138 Railroad Hill, Jenkins, is accused of owing $2,868.65 in child support for the period of Feb. 25, 2003 through Feb. 16, 2011.

Shirley Fields, Letcher County Child Support, testified in the case.

• Malla McCown — flagrant non support.

McCown, 43, 4466 Hwy. 15, Whitesburg, is accused of owing $8,287.47 in child support for the period of March 16, 2000 through Feb. 16, 2011.

Shirley Fields, Letcher County Child Support, testified in the case.

• Mary Collins — flagrant non support.

Collins, 29, 229 Whitson Road, Bethpage, Tenn., is charged with owing $1,116.66 in child support for the period of April 1, 2005 through Feb. 16, 2011.

Shirley Fields, Letcher County Child Support, testified in the case.

• Timothy Banks — flagrant non support.

Banks, 44, 487 Thicket Branch, Ermine, is charged with owing $8,769.66 in child support for the period of Sept. 14, 1990 through Feb. 16, 2011.

Shirley Fields, Letcher County Child Support, testified in the case.

• Glenn Adams — flagrant non support.

Adams, 35, 4645 Hwy. 699, Slemp, is accused of owing $5,270.75 in child support for the period of March 2,1999 through Feb. 16, 2011.

Shirley Fields, Letcher County Child Support, testified in the case.



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