Whitesburg KY

Grand jury says stolen DVDs were presents for poor kids

A Jenkins man accused of stealing DVDs meant to be Christmas presents for underprivileged children is one of five persons named in six felony indictments returned by the Letcher County Grand Jury.

The grand jury has charged Kyle Eugene Baker, 28, of 124 Forrest Hill, Jenkins, with theft by deception of more than $500 and being a persistent felony offender in connection with the DVD thefts.

The jury says Baker obtained five or more cases, each containing 30 twin-pack DVDs of the motion picture “Pirates of the Caribbean,” from the offices of Kentucky River Community Care in July by creating the false impression that he was accepting delivery of the DVDs for the Letcher Circuit District and Circuit Drug Court. The DVDs were to be Christmas gifts for underprivileged children in the annual Tree of Hope campaign. Baker is accused of sell ing the DVDs at area flea markets.

Letcher Circuit Court Drug Court Supervisor Brenda Hall testified in the case.

In a separate indictment, Baker is charged with criminal mischief and being a persistent felony offender.

He is accused of destroying welding leads on June 6 belonging to Willard Johnson, doing business as WKJ Contracting, by cutting up the leads, which were valued at $1,000 or more.

Willard Johnson testified in that case.

Others indicted by the grand jury are:

• Shiloh Cody Adams — terroristic threatening and wanton endangerment.

The jury charges that Adams, 26, of 377 Black Bottom Road, Jeremiah, fired a gun several times at Kevin Adams and several other people on July 2, and also threatened to put Kevin Adams “under the ground as he had done to Avery Miles.” Shiloh Adams is also charged with being a persistent felony offender.

Kevin Adams and Letcher County Lt. Brian Damron testified in the case.

• Richard ‘ Fudd’ Hall — possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance, receiving stolen property over $500, and being a persistent felony offender.

Hall, 29, 38 Dock Bentley Road, Neon, is accused of having one or more syringes with apparent residue of a controlled substance and possessing a controlled substance in Schedule IV or V on August 10. He also is charged with having property including a laptop computer, jewelry box, jewelry and checks stolen from Carla Mullins.

Fleming- Neon Police Chief Mike Dingus testified in the case.

• Roger Alan Miles — robbery.

Miles, 49, of 52 Birch Branch, Whitesburg, is charged with threatening to use physical force on Anna Maggard while armed with a handgun on Sept. 15 in the course of committing a theft.

Kentucky State Police Det. Randy Combs testified in the case.

• Angela Rene Osborne— failure to wear a seat belt, giving an officer a false name or address, and theft of identity.

Obsorne, 23, of 729 Hwy. 119 S., Partridge, also known as Angela Renee Greene, is accused of operating a motor vehicle without wearing a seat belt on May 25, and with giving the name of Heather Osborne when asked by an officer for her name.

Whitesburg Police Sgt. Paul Brandon Fields testifi ed in the case.

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