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Indictments charge 16



Three men have been indicted by the Letcher County Grand Jury charged with receiving property stolen from the Cumberland River Volunteer Fire Department in April.

Charles M. Osborne, 20, of 7924 Hwy. 1195, Eolia, is charged with complicity to theft by unlawful taking with Gary A. Sharp II and/or Daniel Ross of property belonging to the fire department, criminal complicity to criminal mischief (first degree) in damaging heat pumps, emergency vehicles, Jaws of Life and other emergency equipment of the fire department with Sharp and/or Ross, criminal complicity to burglary (third degree) with Sharp and/or Ross, and criminal complicity to wanton endangerment (first degree) with Sharp and/or Ross to the citizens of Letcher County, particularly to those living in the Cumberland River area, by damaging engines of several emergency vehicles by removing batteries, engine, radiators, carburetors and other components and also damaging emergency lifesaving equipment including the Jaws of Life.

Gary A. Sharp II, 27, of 7889 Hwy. 119 S, Eolia, is charged with criminal complicity to receiving stolen property with Charles Osborne. The property, which belongs to the fire department, is valued at $10,000 or more.

Daniel O. Ross, 49, of 107 Cardinal Lane, Whitesburg, is accused of acting with Charles Osborne in criminal complicity to receiving property which had been stolen from the fire department and is valued at $10,000 or more.

Kentucky State Trooper Michael Burton testified in the cases.

Also indicted are:

• Shawn Matthew Kiser — unlawful possession of meth precursor (first offense), possession of drug paraphernalia, complicity to manufacture methamphetamine (first offense), possession of controlled substance (first degree), two counts of controlled substance endangerment to a child (fourth degree), and being a persistent felony offender.

Kiser, 31, of 163 Pistol City, Whitesburg, is charged with acting with Tabitha Clevinger on March 20 in manufacturing methamphetamine or having the intent to manufacture methamphetamine and allowing two children of Clevinger to be present. He is also accused of possessing methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance.

Kentucky State Trooper Jason Bates testified in the case.

• Tabitha M. Clevinger — unlawful possession of meth precursor (first offense), possession of drug paraphernalia, complicity to manufacture methamphetamine (first offense), possession of controlled substance (first degree), and two counts of controlled substance endangerment to a child (fourth degree).

Clevinger, 30, of 137 Fall Drive, Thornton, is charged with acting with Shawn Matthew Kiser on March 20 in manufacturing methamphetamine or having the intent to manufacture methamphetamine and allowing her two children to be present. She is also accused of possessing methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance.

Kentucky State Trooper Jason Bates testified in the case.

• Shannon B. Fultz — unlawful possession of meth precursor (first offense), possession of drug paraphernalia, complicity to manufacture methamphetamine (first offense), possession of controlled substance (first degree), three counts of controlled substance endangerment to a child (fourth degree), and being a persistent felony offender (second degree).

The grand jury says Fultz, 37, of 60 Louise Drive, Whitesburg, acted with Shannon Collins on April 25 in manufacturing methamphetamine or having the intent to manufacture methamphetamine and allowing three children of Collins to be present. He is also accused of possessing methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance.

Kentucky State Trooper Scott Caudill testified in the case.

• Shannon R. Collins — unlawful possession of meth precursor (first offense), possession of drug paraphernalia, complicity to manufacture methamphetamine (first offense), possession of controlled substance (first degree), and three counts of controlled substance endangerment to a child (fourth degree).

The grand jury says Collins, 26, of 333 Railroad Court, Hazard, acted with Shannon Fultz on April 25 in manufacturing methamphetamine or having the intent to manufacture methamphetamine and allowing her three children to be present. She is also accused of possessing methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance.

Kentucky State Trooper Scott Caudill testified in the case.

• Eva Jenelle Brown — operating a vehicle under the influence (with passengers under 12 years old), criminal possession of marijuana, seven counts of wanton endangerment (first degree), and criminal mischief (first degree).

Brown, 35, of 3559 Craft’s Colly Road, Ermine, is charged with operating a vehicle while under the influence on June 1 with two children under the age of 12 in the car. She is accused of endangering four adults in a car driven by Steven Holbrook when her car collided with his, and of damaging Holbrook’s vehicle.

Whitesburg Police Officer Sara Damron testified in the case.

• John D. Ritchie — fleeing or evading police (first degree), eight counts of wanton endangerment, and fleeing or evading police (second degree, on foot).

The grand jury says Ritchie, 21, of 876 Mountain Breeze Road, Mountain Breeze Apartments, Apt. 376, Jenkins, disobeyed a command by Fleming- Neon Police Officer Adam Swindall to stop his vehicle. Ritchie is also charged with creating a substantial danger of death or injury to Swindall when he fled from Swindall at a high rate of speed on narrow roads, also endangering his passenger Whitney Houston, and Oliver Muncy Jr., Tina Collier, and four children, Jayden Muncy, Landon Muncy, Bryson Muncy and Shaonna Muncy, by nearly running over them.

Swindall testified in the case.

• Clifford Jermaine Caudill — two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance (first degree, first offense), public intoxication (excludes alcohol), prescription drug not in proper container, and being a persistent felony offender.

Caudill, 35, of 212 Fair View Lane, Neon, is charged with possessing Suboxone and Methylphenidate (Ritalin) on April 21, and with public intoxication by being under the influence of a controlled substance.

Fleming-Neon Police Officer Adam Swindall testified in the case.

• Shasta L. Mullins — two counts of failure to secure a child in restraint device in automobile, operating a motor vehicle under the influence (with passengers under 12 years old), criminal possession of a controlled substance (first degree), unlawful possession of meth precursors, two counts of controlled substance endangerment to a child (fourth degree), and complicity to manufacture methamphetamine (first offense).

The grand jury says Mullins, 29, of 18 Oscars Lane, Mallie, operated a vehicle transporting two children who were not secured in restraint devices on April 23. She is charged with being under the influence of a substance which impairs driving ability with passengers under the age of 12, and with possessing methamphetamine. She is also accused of permitting three children to be present when methamphetamine was being manufactured.

Letcher County Sheriff ’s Deputy Alisha Congleton testified in the case.

• Jordan D. Childers — theft by unlawful taking (valued over $10,000), criminal mischief (first degree), and criminal trespass (third degree).

Childers, 25, of 12843 Hwy. 160, Whitesburg, and 39 Abner Drive, Whitesburg, is charged with taking timber valued at $10,000 or more belonging to the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, during the fall and winter of 2014 through January 28, 2015. He is also accused of damaging timber and property located in the Hensley Pine Wildlife Management Area, which belongs to the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

Homer Pigman and Derrick Lindsey of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources testified in the case.

• Justin J. Wright — burglary (second degree).

The grand jury says Wright, 31, of 714 Seco Drive, Seco, entered the dwelling of Thomas “Tom” Wright on March 8 with intent to commit a crime.

Kentucky State Trooper Scott Caudill testified in the case.

In a separate indictment, Wright was charged with flagrant non support of his minor child(ren).

Regina Hurst of the Letcher County Division of Child Support Enforcement testified in the case.

• Jack Stewart — criminal mischief.

Stewart, 85, of 709 Brushy Fork, Jenkins, is charged with damaging a 2010 Ford Escape automobile owned by Alice Anderson on April 11 by throwing a gel compound onto the vehicle and stripping all of the paint and melting the plastic and vinyl trim and headlights and taillights lenses.

Alice Anderson testified in the case.

• Brandon Jay Adams — first degree bail jumping.

The grand jury says Adams, 32, of 218 Square Dance Road, Blackey, and 5436 Hwy. S, Letcher, failed to appear April 10 at Letcher Circuit Court for a Discovery and Settlement Conference at the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney in connection with a felony charge.

Kristi Skeena, District Secretary, Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, testified in the case.

In separate indictment, Adams is charged with first degree bail jumping for failure to appear May 6 at Letcher Circuit Court for a Pre Trial Conference in connection with a felony charge.

Deputy Letcher Circuit Court Clerk Sandra Wright testified in the case.

• Jennifer Couch — first degree bail jumping.

The grand jury says Couch, 29, of 4710 Hwy. 699, Apt. 404, Slemp, failed to appear April 10 at Letcher Circuit Court for a Discovery and Settlement Conference in connection with a felony charge.

Kristi Skeena, District Secretary, Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, testified.

In separate indictment, Couch is charged with first degree bail jumping for failure to appear May 6 at Letcher Circuit Court for a Pre Trial Conference in connection with a felony charge.



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