Whitesburg KY

Jail inmates charged with assault after fight

Two Letcher County Jail inmates, including one accused of robbing an Isom bank in January, got in a fight last week and were both charged with fourth-degree assault.

Dustin A. Adams, 25, of 2956 Highway 7 South, Jeremiah, and Timothy Jent, 36, of 80 Little Colley Road, Isom, were found fighting in a jail cell on June 23 by Deputy Jailer Mike Enfusse.

Enfusse wrote in a police citation that he “was walking past cell No. 137 when (he) saw inmate Dustin Adams kicking at inmate Timothy Jent on the floor.”

Enfusse wrote that after he separated the two “Adams had visible red marks on neck and face area.”

Enfusse said Adams stated that Jent started the fight.

A jury trial for Adams is set for August 17 in Letcher Circuit Court for allegedly walking into Community Trust Bank at Isom at 8 a.m. on January 21 and walking out with $14,500 in cash after he ordered two female employees to open the vault.

The allegations by Kentucky State Police Detective Randy Combs are included in a citation he wrote after Adams was arrested at his home about 8-1/2 hours after the robbery. The citation says Adams was armed with a .38-caliber handgun when he committed the robbery.

The citation also says police found a large amount of marijuana and a rifle previously reported as stolen after Adams gave them permission to search his home in Jeremiah.

Adams admitted to selling marijuana and robbing the bank, the citation says.

Adams was indicted in February and was charged with first-degree robbery, theft by unlawful taking (more than $300), trafficking in marijuana (more than eight ounces), receiving stolen property, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Jent was indicted in July 2008 and was charged with receiving stolen property (more than $300), first-degree criminal mischief and persistent felony offender.

Jent is charged with unlawfully possessing a D-8 dozer radiator stolen from Gary Boyd of Boyd Contracting, which he allegedly sold as scrap iron to Mitchell Wright on May 15, 2008.

The grand jury accuses Jent of wantonly destroying the D-8 dozer radiator by cutting it in two with a torch and selling it for scrap metal to Wright.

In a separate indictment the grand jury charged Jent with theft by unlawful taking (more than $300) of several heavy equipment batteries owned by Gary Boyd on May 27, 2008 with the intent of permanently depriving Boyd of the property.

Jent is charged with criminal trespassing when he allegedly entered upon the premises of Boyd Contracting, which is enclosed with a fence and has a locked gate.

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