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Hutton, Wright are among 17 charged in indictments



Two suspended Kentucky High School Athletics Association (KHSAA) game officials have been charged with drug trafficking by the Letcher Grand Jury.

Tommy Darrel Hutton of Fleming is named in three indictments, and Joseph Jay ‘J.J.’ Wright of McRoberts is named in four indictments.

Hutton, 60, is accused of trafficking in a controlled substance (first degree) and possession of a controlled substance not in its original container. In one indictment, the charges also include tampering with evidence.

The grand jury says Hutton sold oxycodone on April 19, April 28 and April 29, and attempted to conceal or remove oxycodone pills.

Wright, 39, is charged with traffi cking in oxycodone (first degree) in each of three indictments with an additional count of trafficking in a controlled substance within 1,000 yards of a school in one of the indictments. In a fourth indictment, he is accused of possession of a controlled substance (first degree), possession of a controlled substance (second degree), possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance not in its original container, and tampering with evidence.

The grand jury says Wright sold oxycodone on April 12, April 14 and April 25, and possessed oxycodone and hydrocodone on April 26, when he attempted to conceal or remove oxycodone pills.

The KHSAA suspended Wright and Hutton last week. Hutton has been a high school basketball referee for 29 years, a softball umpire for 25 years and a baseball umpire for 20 years. He was a football referee for one year. Hutton spent most of his career officiating in the 14th Region, but was most recently assigned to the 15th Region.

Wright has been a baseball umpire for the last 12 years and has worked as a softball umpire for the last 10 years.

Both Wright and Hutton had recently umpired at high school softball and baseball games. Both men were still being held Tuesday in the Letcher County Jail. Bond for each remains at $50,000 cash.

Lt. Brian Damron of the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Office testified in the cases.

Named in four indictments is Chuck Lee Halcomb, also known as Chuckey Lee Halcomb, 28, of 203 Sergent Loop, Thornton. In each of three indictments he is charged with sexual abuse of a child under 12 years old, two counts of sodomy of a child under 12 years old, rape of a child under 12 years old, and being a persistent felony offender. In the fourth indictment he is accused of sexual abuse of a 12-year-old child, two counts of sodomy of a 12-year-old child, rape of a 12-year-old child, and being a persistent felony offender.

The grand jury says the events occurred between 2004 and 2007.

Kentucky State Detective Vicki Eversole testified in the cases.

Others indicted are:

• Flint Henderson Day — assault, escape, unlawful imprisonment, resisting arrest, wanton endangerment, two counts of terroristic threatening, criminal mischief, and alcohol intoxication.

Day, 32, of 19 #1 Bottom, Jenkins, is charged with injuring Roggina Collins on April 3. He is also accused of escaping from the Jenkins Police Department, restraining Collins against her will, and resisting arrest. He is charged with endangering his and Collins’s child when he knocked Collins down while she was holding the child, and threatening Jenkins Police Officers Bormes and Richardson. The grand jury says he also damaged Collins’s apartment.

Jenkins Police Officer Allen Bromes testified in the case.

• Nancy M. Castle — Wanton endangerment and endangering the welfare of a minor.

Castle, 23, of 17 Little Quillen Fork, Jackhorn, is charged with leaving her two-month-old baby unattended in an unsecured car seat on February 14 while she went into the Appalachian Wireless store in Whitesburg.

Kentucky State Police Trooper Brandon Thomas testified in the case.

• Robert Chad Brown — Possession of a controlled substance and being a persistent felony offender.

The grand jury says Brown, 36, of 273 Barbara Bates Rd., Whitesburg, was in possession of cocaine on January 5.

Kentucky State Police Trooper Brandon Thomas testified in the case.

• Kevin Johnson — flagrant non-support and being a persistent felony offender.

Johnson, 33, of 1019 Wheaton Hollow, Jenkins, is accused of owing $2,868.65 in child support for the period ending Feb. 16, 2011.

In a second indictment, Johnson is charged with owing $2,868.65 in child support for the period ending Feb. 16, 2011 and with being a persistent felony offender.

In a third indictment, Johnson is charged with owing $2,868.65 in child support for the period ending Feb. 16, 2011 and with being a persistent felony offender

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

• Christopher Sergent — flagrant non-support and being a persistent felony offender.

Sergent, 37, of 25 Sky View Bottom, Partridge, and 166 College Road, Cumberland, is accused of owing $13,060.47 in child support for the period ending April 5.

In a second indictment, the grand jury says Sergent owes $2,094.30 in child support for the period ending April 5.

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

• John T. Maggard — flagrant non-support and being a persistent felony offender.

Maggard, 25, 29525 Georgetown Drive, Chesterfield, Mich., is charged with owing $5,460 in child support for the period ending April 5.

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

• Ronnie Neace — flagrant non-support.

Neace, 43, 876A Mt. Breeze Apt. 372, Jenkins, is charged with owing $2,748.98 in child support for the period ending April 5.

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

• Steven Todd Jones — flagrant non-support.

Jones, 33, 491 Mt. Breeze Trailer #1, Burdine, is charged with owing $13,782.53 in child support for the period ending April 5.

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

• Tommy Newman — flagrant non-support.

Newman, 44, 110 Possum Road, Neon, is charged with owing $806 in child support for the period ending April 5.

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

• Robert Procell — flagrant non-support.

Procell, 34, 300 White Road, Frierson, La., is charged with owing $8,706.38 in child support for the period ending April 5.

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

• Charity Whitaker — flagrant non-support.

Whitaker, 37, 1989 Johnson’s Fork, Premium, is charged with owing $2,340 in child support for the period ending April 5.

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

• Tonya Hogg — flagrant nonsupport.

Hogg, 5067 Hwy. 931 N, Whitesburg, is charged with owing $5,738.58 in child support for the period ending April 5.

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

• Roy Eldridge — flagrant nonsupport.

Eldridge, 20, 100 Adams Branch Rd., Jeremiah, is charged with owing $2,386 in child support for the period ending April 5.

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

• Pamela Couch — flagrant non-support.

Couch, 50, 1020 Perkins Branch Rd., Hindman, is charged with owing $18,223.15 in child support for the period ending April 5.

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



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