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Indictments name defendants accused in separate sex crimes

The Letcher Grand Jury has named a Whitesburg man in six indictments charging him with firstdegree sodomy of a 14-year-old boy.

Gregory Wayne Gibson, 47, also known as Greg Gibson, of 31103 Hwy. 7 North, is accused of having deviate sexual intercourse with the boy by using forcible compulsion.

In a seventh indictment, Gibson is charged with tampering with physical evidence in various electronic devices including a cell phone.

Sgt. Alicia Congleton of the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department testified in the cases.

Others indicted are:

• Jim Centers, 49, of High Knob Drive, Millstone, who is charged with first-degree sexual abuse of a female child in two separate indictments.

One of the girls he is accused of abusing is nine years old and the other is seven years old.

Kentucky State Trooper Branden Watts testified in the cases.

• Gary Wayne Smith, 61, also known as Floyd, of 825 Ran Day Hollow, Whitesburg, who is charged with first-degree rape, first-degree unlawful imprisonment, intimidating a participant in a legal process and being a first-degree persistent felony offender. Smith is accused of having sexual intercourse with an adult female who was at the time physically helpless, and restraining her against her will. He is also charged with threatening James Napier and the alleged rape victim with serious harm or death if they called the police.

Kentucky State Trooper Branden Watts testified in the case.

• Derrick Tyler Day, 21, of 599 Hampton Hollow, Whitesburg, who is accused of first-degree complicity to rape and first-degree complicity to unlawful imprisonment. Day is charged with acting with Gary Wayne Smith in having sexual intercourse with an adult female who was at the time physically helpless, and restraining her against her will.

Kentucky State Trooper Branden Watts testified in the case.

• Meghan Sturgill, 19, 2283 Hwy. 119 N, Whitesburg, who is charged with torture of a dog or cat and three counts of seconddegree cruelty to animals. Sturgill is accused of intentionally subjecting a dog to extreme pain or injury.

Dustin Holland and Kim Stewart of Letcher County Animal Control testified in the case.

• Barry Jensen, 22, of 25 Sarvis Road, Deane, who is accused of torture of a dog or cat and three counts of second-degree cruelty to animals. Jensen is accused of intentionally subjecting a dog to extreme pain or injury.

Dustin Holland and Kim Stewart of Letcher County Animal Control testified in the case.

• Jake Taulbee, 38, of 14476 Hwy. S, Whitesburg, who is charged with complicity to receiving stolen property, over $500 but under $10,000. Taulbee is accused of acting with John Moore in receiving, retaining or disposing of a 2005 Silver Chevy Cavalier belonging to Pam Mckibben.

Sgt. Alicia Congleton of the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department testified in the case.

• John Moore, 41, of New Richmond, Ohio, who is charged with complicity in receiving stolen property, over $500 but under $10,000. Moore is accused of acting with Jake Taulbee in receiving, retaining or disposing of a 2005 Silver Chevy Cavalier belonging to Pam Mckibben.

Sgt. Alicia Congleton of the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department testified in the case.

• Mark Dwayne Adams, 43, of 50 Bluejay Hill, Jeremiah, who is charged with first-degree possession of controlled substance (first offense, methamphetamine), buy/possess drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest, second-degree fleeing or evading police (on foot), carrying a concealed weapon, public intoxication of controlled substance (excludes alcohol) and driver’s license to be in possession. Adams is accused of possessing methamphetamine and attempting to prevent KSP Trooper Donnie Bruce Kelley from arresting him by fleeing on foot. He also is charged with carrying a concealed .30 caliber semi auto handgun, appearing in a public place while intoxicated and driving without being able to provide an operator’s license.

Kentucky State Trooper Donnie Bruce Kelley testified in the case.

• Sherry L. Gilley, 41, of 218 Railroad Ave., Duff- ield, Va., who is charged with first-degree possession of controlled substance (first offense, methamphetamine), three counts of wanton endangerment, buy/possess drug paraphernalia, operating motor vehicle under the influence of drugs/other substances (first offense), and operating on suspended/revoked operator’s license. Gilley is accused of endangering the lives of P.M. (a juvenile), Lashawnda Barnette and Tyler Carroll.

Jenkins City Police Officer Jim Stephens testified in the case.

• Jerri Lynn Begley, 46, of 490 Forrest Hill Lane, Jenkins, who is accused of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs/other substances (fourth offense), buy/possess drug paraphernalia, leaving the scene of an accident (hit and run), and first-degree criminal mischief.

Jenkins City Police Officer Jim Stephens testified in the case.

• Eddie Ryan Profitt, 43, of 339 Cane Hollow Road, Whitesburg, who is charged with first-degree trafficking in controlled substance (first offense, methamphetamine), first-degree possession of controlled substance (first offense, methamphetamine), and buy/possess drug paraphernalia.

Sgt. Alicia Congleton of the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department testified in the case.

• Allison Rose, 38, of 78 Garden Drive, Mayking, who is accused of first-degree complicity to trafficking in a controlled substance (first offense, methamphetamine) and buy/possess drug paraphernalia. Rose is charged with acting with Jonathan Charles Ramey in trafficking two grams or more of methamphetamine.

Sgt. Alicia Congleton of the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department testified in the case.

• Jonathan Charles Ramey, 34, of 17 Garden Drive, Mayking, who is accused of first-degree complicity to trafficking in a controlled substance (first offense, methamphetamine), buy/ possess drug paraphernalia and being a first-degree persistent felony offender. Ramey is charged with acting with Allison Rose in trafficking two grams or more of methamphetamine.

Sgt. Alicia Congleton of the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department testified in the case.

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