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Indictments name 12




has named 12 people in 14 indictments including a man charged in two indictments with complicity in receiving stolen property and theft by deception.

Chad Cupps, 36, of Hwy. 1257 Hwy. 75, Jeremiah, is charged with three counts on one indictment. The grand jury says he acted alone or with Randy Dean Cook on June 27, 2008, in selling a pickup truckload of metal stolen from Ridley-Elkins Coal Co. to Ray Baker of Baker Scrap Metal and Recycling for $100. He is charged with attempting to sell a second pickup truckload of metal to Baker, knowing the metal had also Co.

In a separate indictment, Cupps is charged in two counts. The grand jury charged him with criminal mischief, saying he acted alone or with Kirby Caudill in destroying steel shuttle cars and mining equipment tracks owned by Alan Stump on June 23, 2008. He is also charged with theft in the case.

Kentucky State Trooper Ben Campbell testified in the case.

Also indicted are:

• Randy Dean Cook — two count of complicity to receiving stolen property and one count of complic ity to theft.

Cook, 20, 123 Ragwood Dr., Whitesburg, is charged with acting alone or in complicity with Chad Cupps in selling a pickup truckload of metal stolen from Ridley-Elkins Coal Co. to Ray Baker of Baker Scrap Metal and Recycling for $100 on June 27, 2008. He is charged with attempting to sell a second pickup truckload of metal to Baker, knowing the metal had also been stolen from Ridley-Elkins Coal Co.

Kentucky State Trooper Ben Campbell testified in the case.

• Kirby Caudill — complicity to theft and complicity to criminal mischief.

Caudill, 40, of 773 Woodrock Rd., Blackey, is charged with acting alone or in complicity with Chad Cupps in destroying steel shuttle cars and mining equipment tracks owned by Alan Stump on June 23, 2008. He is also charged with theft in the case.

Kentucky State Trooper Ben Campbell testified in the case.

• Jonathan Dale Niece — 15 counts including operating an automobile while under the influence of drugs or other substances.

Niece, 31, of 11241 Boggs Hollow Road, Pound, Va., is charged with operating an automobile while under the influence of drugs or other substances on June 11, 2008, having a suspended or revoked operator’s license, speeding, failing to wear seat belt, displaying an improper registration plate, failing to have a required registration receipt, having an expired license tag, failing to maintain liability insurance, failing to provide proof of insurance, failing to register transfer of car title, possession of prescription drugs, possession of a controlled substance, promoting contraband, and possession of prescription drugs in an improper container.

Kentucky State Trooper Ben McCray testified in the case.

• Jonathan Wayne Brock — trafficking in a controlled substance and being a persistent felony offender.

The grand jury says Brock, 27, of Box Road Row, P.O. Box 151, Mayking, sold a quantity of OxyContin to a cooperating witness of the Letcher County Sheriff’s Department on January 24, 2007. He is also charged with being a persistent felony offender.

In a separate indictment, Brock is charged with selling a quantity of OxyContin to a cooperating witness of the Letcher County Sheriff’s Department on July 11, 2007. He is also charged in that indictment with being a persistent felony offender.

Letcher County Sheriff’s Lt. Marcus K. Terry testified in the case.

• Danny Lee Collins — two counts of receiving stolen property.

Collins, 34, of P.O. Box 133, Isom, is charged in two counts with receiving property stolen from Freida Eldridge and Mildred Slone of the Isom Vendors Mall on May 12, 2008.

Freida Eldridge and Mildred Slone testified in the case.

• Brian Adkins — two counts of receiving stolen property.

Adkins, 34, of 126 Rockhouse, Isom, is charged in two counts with receiving property stolen from Freida Eldridge and Mildred Slone of the Isom Vendors Mall on May 12, 2008.

Freida Eldridge and Mildred Slone testified in the case.

• Joshua Ray Fleming — fleeing police, resisting arrest, two counts of menacing, and two counts of assault.

The indictment charges Fleming, 27, of 30 Wheaton Hollow, Jenkins, with fleeing police on January 29, 2008 after an act of domestic violence, disobeying an order to stop given by Letcher County Deputy Sheriff Mike Rose and/or Fleming-Neon Police Officer Joshua Webb. He is also charged with assaulting Webb and Priscilla Fleming, and with menacing both Rose and Webb.

Fleming-Neon Police Officer Joshua Webb testified in the case.

• William Andrew Webb — three counts of receiving stolen firearms.

Webb, 41, of 149 Highland Branch, Cromona, is charged with receiving three firearms on December 14, 2007 — a Remington Lever Action Rifle, a Optima Muzzle Loader Rifle, and a CVA Muzzle Loader Rifle — stolen from Steve Baker on December 11, 2007.

Fleming-Neon Police Officer Joshua Webb testified in the case.

• Frank Wayne Bentley — trafficking in a controlled substance.

The grand jury says Bentley, 43, of 204 Buster Road, Millstone, sold a quantity of OxyContin to a cooperating witness of the Letcher County Sheriff’s Department on July 12, 2007.

Letcher County Sheriff’s Lt. Marcus K. Terry testified in the case.

• Thurman Potter Jr. — bail jumping and being a persistent felony offender.

The grand jury says Potter, 33, of 62 Haymond, Whitesburg, failed to report to the Letcher County Jail on April 11, 2008 as ordered by the Letcher Circuit Court. He is also charged with being a persistent felony offender.

Deputy Letcher Circuit Clerk Janet Ratliff testified in the case.

• Scottie Preston Walker — bail jumping.

Walker, 32, of 1555 N. Lilberty Rd., Morristown, Tenn., is charged with failing to report to the Letcher Circuit Court for arraignment on pending felony charges on June 25, 2008 as ordered by the Letcher Circuit Court.


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