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Indictments allege wave of crime by Seco family



The Letcher County Grand Jury has named seven people in eight indictments, including a Pikeville man charged with the rape of a minor.

The grand jury named Anthony Wayne Bentley, 28, of 126 Owens Drive, Apt. 76, Pikeville, in five counts. The charges include two counts of rape of a minor through forcible compulsion and two counts of unlawful transaction with a minor during the period of June and July 2007. He is also charged with intimidating a witness by use of physical force or threat, which the grand jury says was directed at the minor and/or her family.

Jenkins Police Sergeant Adam Swindell testified in the case.

The grand jury also indicted:

• Bobbie Sue Fields — complicity to burglary and complicity to theft.

The indictment charges Fields, 31, of 399 Misty Branch, Seco, with acting alone or in complicity with Chad Joel Bentley in entering or remaining in the home of Billy Brown and Renee Wampler at 172 Henry Hatton Road, Neon, with the intent to commit theft on December 28, 2008. She is also charged with acting alone or in complicity with Chad Joel Bentley in taking property belong to Billy Brown and Renee Wampler.

Letcher County Deputy Jason Bates testified in the case.

• Chad Joel Bentley — complicity to burglary and complicity to theft.

The indictment charges Bentley, 28, of 399 Misty Branch, Seco, with acting alone or in complicity
with Bobbie Sue Fields in entering or remaining in the home of Billy Brown and Renee Wampler at 172 Henry Hatton Road, Neon, with the intent to commit theft on December 28, 2008. He is also charged with acting alone or in complicity with Bobbie Sue Fields in taking the property of Billy Brown and Renee Wampler.

Letcher County Deputy Jason Bates testified in the case.

• Katina Lynn Bentley — receiving stolen property.

The grand jury charges Bentley, 30, of 399 Misty Branch, Seco, with receiving property stolen
from the home of Billy Brown and Renee Wampler.

Letcher County Deputy Jason Bates testified in the case.

• Casey Parker Jr. — burglary and assault.

Parker, 39, of 618 Hilton Church Road, Shelby Gap, is accused of burglary at the home of Crystal Stalker in Mountain Breeze Apartments, Apartment 335, Jenkins, on December 18, 2008. He is also charged in the assault of Crystal Stalker.

Jenkins Police Sergeant Adam Swindell testified in the case.

• Douglas Monroe Church—bail jumping and being a persistent felony offender.

Church, 38, of 4197 Dorton Jenkins Hwy., Dorton, is charged with failing to appear at a discovery/settlement conference on April 30, 2004 in Letcher Circuit Court in connection with a felony charge.

In a separate indictment, Church is charged with failing to appear at a pretrial conference in Letcher Circuit Court on May 12, 2004 in connected with a felony charge, and with being a persistent felony offender.

Letcher County Deputy Jason Bates testified in both cases.

• Lydia Faye Bentley — bail jumping and escape.

The grand jury says Bentley, 35, of 203 Main Street, Whitesburg, failed to appear at a pretrial conference on February 11, 2009 in Letcher Circuit Court. She is also charged with escaping from the custody of Letcher County Deputy Jason Boggs while being charged with a felony.

Letcher County Deputy Jason Boggs testified in the case.



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