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Indictments name 9



A Letcher County man has been named in five indictments charging him with 49 counts of sexual abuse of a girl less than 12 years old and nine counts of sexual abuse of a 13-year-old girl.

The grand jury says Michael R. Hobson, 37, of 12475 Hwy. 160, Whitesburg, subjected a girl under 12 years of age to sexual conduct. The five indictments say the abuse occurred from March 2006 through March 2010. In the fifth indictment, he is also accused of nine counts of subjecting a 13-year-old girl over whom he had authority to sexual contact from April 2010 to December 2010.

Kentucky State Police Detective Vicki Eversole testified in the cases.

Eight others have also been named in indictments. They are:

• Mitchell Alan Sanders — two counts of sexual abuse of a child, and two counts of sodomy of a child.

Sanders, 37, of 101 Jonancy Lane, Jonancy, is charged with sexual abuse and sodomy of a five-yearold, and sexual abuse and sodomy of a three-year-old. The indictment says the actions occurred between January 1 and April 3.

Kentucky State Police Detective Vicki Eversole testified in the case.

• Mark McKellen Lucas — Bribing a witness.

Lucas, 40, of 38 Fall Drive, Thornton, is accused of offering a vacation, a car, clothes, and other gifts on March 30 to a girl whom he knew to be a witness in one or more of several proceedings against him to influence her testimony.

In a second indictment, Lucas is charged with three counts of intimidating a participant in the legal process. The grand jury says he threatened Vicki Lucas, her children, and a minor whom he believed to be a witness. The indictment says the actions occurred between January 1 and March 31.

Vickie Lucas and Lt. Brian Damron of the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department testified in the cases.

• Lawson Sexton — Traffickleaving. ing in a controlled substance (second degree), possession of a radio capable of receiving police messages, and being a persistent felony offender.

The grand jury says Sexton, 69, of 2942 Hwy. 317, Jackhorn, sold hydrocodone to a cooperating witness of the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department on April 21. He is also charged with having a mobile radio set which can receive police messages.

Lt. Brian Damron of the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department testifi ed in the case.

• Kenneth R. Traywick Jr. — two counts of attempted assault on a police officer, fleeing or evading police, and operating an auto with a suspended or revoked license.

The grand jury says Traywick, 22, of 15105 Hwy. 269, Cordova, Ala., attempted to injure Whitesburg Assistant Chief Tyrone Fields and Whitesburg Police Officer Phillip Slone by striking them with his automobile on April 2. He is also charged with disobeying a direction from a police officer to stop his vehicle.

• Randy K. Moore — trafficking in a controlled substance (second degree) and trafficking in a controlled substance within 1,000 yards of a school.

Moore, 59, of 45 Bach Court, Apt. 129, Whitesburg, is accused of trafficking in Lortab near a school on March 11.

Lt. Brian Damron of the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department testified in the case.

• Terry Lee Adams Jr. — traffi cking in a controlled substance (second degree) and trafficking in a controlled substance within 1,000 yards of a school.

Adams, 37, of 44 Coffee Court, Apt. C, Whitesburg, is accused of trading personal property including a computer and X-Box game system to Randy K. Moore for a quantity of Lortab and then trafficking the Lortab near a school on March 11.

Lt. Brian Damron of the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department testified in the case.

• Johnny Derek Ellis — theft of an auto, theft of motor vehicle registration plate, and being a persistent felony offender.

Ellis, 28, of 5575 Hwy. 30 West, Jackson, is charged with taking a 1994 Dodge Spirit belonging to Elizabeth Neace on March 28, and with taking the car’s motor vehicle registration plate.

Kentucky State Trooper Brandon Thomas and Jarrod Breeding, owner of Southern Steel, testified in the case.

• Stephen Ray Hall — receiving stolen property.

The grand jury says Hall, 40, of 5011 South Hwy. 7, Topmost, had in his possession a 1995 Plymouth Voyager Van stolen from Keith Boles.

Keith Boles and Kentucky State Trooper Brandon Thomas testified in the case.



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