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Indictments returned




The Letcher County Grand Jury has named nine people in indictments, including an Isom man charged breaking into a truck in the parking lot of Sapphire Coal Company at Colson.

The grand jury named Anthony Wayne Niece, 37, of 2777 Highway 1148, Isom, in six counts. He is accused of breaking into a pickup truck belonging to Kenny Sturgill and taking a .380 semi-automatic pistol, a wallet, cash, and identification from it on November 14, 2008. He is also charged with criminal trespass and with being a persistent felony offender.

Kentucky State Police Trooper Derek Hall testified in the case.

The grand jury also indicted:

• David Douglas Blair — driving while under the influence of intoxicants (second offense), two counts of wanton endangerment, tampering sion of a controlled substance, disorderly conduct, terroristic threatening, promoting contraband, criminal mischief, and being a persistent felony offender.

The grand jury says Blair, 46, of 1898 Marshalls Branch, Jenkins, was operating an automobile on January 23, 2009 while he was under the influence of drugs. His vehicle collided with an automobile occupied by Angela Maggard and Patricia Brown. He is charged with damaging Patricia Brown’s automobile, having hydrocodone in his possession, and destroying physical evidence by diluting his urine specimen with toilet water. He is also accused of disorderly conduct at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital, threatening Jenkins Police Officer Scott Ratliff, and introducing hydrocodone into the Letcher County Jail.

Letcher County Constable Roger Hall testified in the case.

• John C. Maggard — receiving stolen property, criminal mischief, and being a persistent felony offender.

The indictment charges Maggard, 22, of 9392 Hwy. 119 South, P.O. Box 154, Eolia, with possessing property stolen from Lloyd Collins Jr. on November 14, 2008, and damaging a 1990 Chevy Camero owned by Lloyd Collins Jr.

Kentucky State Police Trooper David Combs testified in the case.

• Misty Doylena Ison — driving with a suspended license, criminal mischief, wanton endangerment, and failure to produce registration and proof of insurance.

The indictment charges Ison, 38, of 131 Della Riley Lane, Isom, with operating a motor vehicle for at least the third time in five years while her license was revoked or suspended. The indictment says she failed to yield the right of way and pulled out in front of a pickup truck owned by Charles Wagner on January 17, 2009, damaging the vehicle.

Kentucky State Trooper Derek Hall testified in the case.

• James Robert “Bobbie” Barnett Jr. — receiving stolen property.

The grand jury charges Barnett, also known as James Robert “Bobbie” Barnett II, 51, of 159 Hwy. 3409, McRoberts, with receiving and attempting to sell a diesel engine removed from a Mack coal truck stolen from Glen Taylor on December 28, 2007.

Kentucky State Police Detective Ryan Judd testified in the case.

• Adam M. Figueredo. — trafficking in a controlled substance.

Figueredo, 20, of 79 West Wind Lane, Ermine, is accused of selling a quantity of cocaine at the Ermine Post Office to a cooperating witness with the Kentucky State Police on February 12, 2009.

Kentucky State Police Detective Ben Campbell testified in the case.

• Phillip Ray Tackett— trafficking in a controlled substance and tampering with physical evidence.

Tackett, 35, of 172 High St., Jenkins, is charged with selling a quantity of hydrocodone at 257 Johnson Fork Rd., Whitesburg, to a cooperating witness with the Kentucky State Police on February 16, 2009. The grand jury also says he destroyed physical evidence.

Kentucky State Police Detective Campbell testified in the case.

• Bobby G. Damron— possession of a forged prescription, obtaining a controlled substance by fraud or deceit, and trafficking in a controlled substance.

The grand jury says Damron, 57, of 579 Kelly Mountain Road, Shelby Gap, presented a forged prescription to Boggs Pharmacy of Jenkins and obtained a controlled substance on March 13, 2009. He is also charged with possessing a large quantity of Lortab with the intent to distribute or sell it.

• Brian D. Day— assault and criminal mischief.

Day, 32, of 257 Magnolia Lane, Ermine, is accused of causing physical injury to John Maggard by striking and running over Maggard with his pickup truck on March 3, 2009. He is also charged with damaging an automobile owned by Melina Day by kicking its door and later striking it with his pickup truck.


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