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Jury hands up indictments



The Letcher Grand Jury has named 14 people in 15 new indictments.

The indictments handed up to Special Letcher Circuit Judge Eddie Coleman include one true bill in which a 33-year-old Thornton man is charged with burglary, wanton endangerment of a police officer (first degree) and manufacturing methamphetamine (first offense).

The grand jury charges that Shannon Ray Combs, of 1781 Thornton Road, committed second-degree burglary when he illegally entered the property of Adam Monroe at 959 Highway 343 in Neon on November 27. He is also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, throwing containers of active methamphetamine ingredients in the direction of Neon Police Officer Adam Swindall, and fleeing or evading police (second degree).

Swindall testified in the case.

Also named in indictments by the grand jury and the charges against them are:

• Adam Maggard — Promoting contraband (first degree), tampering with physical evidence and being a persistent felony offender.

Maggard, 30, of 1565 Pine Creek Road, Mayking, is charged with introducing two pills identified as Lisinopril, a blood pressure medicine, and a penny into the Letcher County Detention Center on December 8. He is also accused of swallowing several pills while he was being searched by Deputy Jailer Brian Perry.

Letcher County Deputy Jailer Brian Perry testified in the case.

In a separate indictment, Maggard is charged with promoting contraband (first degree), tampering with physical evidence and being a persistent offender.

The grand jury says Maggard introduce a condom containing tobacco into the Letcher County Detention Center on December 10 and attempted to swallow it while being searched by Deputy Jailer Ben Fields.

Fields testified in the case.

• Christopher Watson McLemore — Criminal complicity to criminal mischief (first degree), criminal trespass (second degree), criminal complicity to theft (more than $500 but under $10,000) and possession of burglary tools.

McLemore, 33, of Shea’s Fork, McRoberts, is accused of acting with Eddie Collins in damaging a fenced-in lot belonging to Steven Riddle (doing business as K&R Rebuild) by cutting a hole in the fencing to obtain entry on October 16. He is also charged with acting with Collins in taking 200-250 feet of copper shuttle car cable belonging to Riddle valued at $500 or more, and with possessing a pair of wire cutters and a pry tool.

Steven Riddle testified in the case.

• Eddie Collins — Criminal mischief (first degree), criminal trespass (second degree), criminal complicity to theft (more than $500 but under $10,000), possession of burglary tools and being a persistent felony offender.

Collins, 40, of 19 Quillens Fork, Jackhorn, is accused of damaging a fenced-in lot belonging to Steven Riddle (doing business as K&R Rebuild) by cutting a hole in the fencing to obtain entry on October 16. He is also charged with acting with Christopher McLemore in taking 200-250 feet of copper shuttle car cable belonging to Riddle valued at $500 or more, and with possessing a pair of wire cutters and a pry tool.

Riddle testified in the case.

• Jason Matthew Bates — Burglary (third degree) and being a persistent felony offender.

Bates, 38, of 75 Thornton Road, Thornton, is charged with entering a building with intent to commit a crime on November 4.

Neon Police Officer Adam Swindall testified in the case.

• Jamie Lynn Madden — Burglary (third degree).

Madden, 32, of 75 Thornton Road, Thornton, is charged with entering a building with intent to commit a crime on November 4.

Swindall testified in the case.

• Ramona Renee Wampler — Possession of a controlled substance (first degree, first offense), possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance (third degree, drug unspecified).

The grand jury says Wampler, 37, of 959 Hwy. 343, Neon, possessed a quantity of methamphetamine and four generic alprazolam pills on December 23.

Swindall testified in the case.

• Billy Ray Brown Jr. — Possession of controlled substance methamphetamine (first degree, first offense), possession of drug paraphernalia and being a persistent felony offender.

The grand jury says Brown, 38, of 959 Hwy. 343, Neon, possessed a quantity of methamphetamine on December 23.

Swindall testified in the case.

• Tiffany Ealy — Possession of controlled substance methamphetamine (first degree, first offense), possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.

Ealy, 30, of 107 Cardinal Drive, Whitesburg, is charged with possessing a quantity of methamphetamine and a quantity of marijuana on November 27.

Kentucky State Trooper Justin Barton testified.

• Christopher Brown — Bail jumping (first degree) and being a persistent felony offender.

Brown, 28, of 221 East Main St., Hindman, is charged with failure to appear at a scheduled probation revocation hearing in Letcher Circuit Court on January 16 in connection with having committed a felony.

Deputy Letcher Circuit Clerk Sandra Wright testified in the case.

• Dianah Lynn Wyatt — Bail jumping (first degree).

The grand jury says Wyatt, 26, of 7879 Hwy. 931 North, Whitesburg, failed to remain in and complete an inpatient substance abuse treatment program by Oct. 12 in connection with having committed a felony. She is accused of leaving the substance abuse treatment facility against medical advice within 24 hours of being placed in the treatment program.

Wright testified in the case.

• Misty Doylena Ison — Flagrant non-support and being a persistent felony offender.

Ison, 45, of 43 Della Riley Lane, Isom, is charged with failing to provide support for her minor children.

Regina Hurst of the Letcher County Division of Child Support Enforcement testified in the case.

• Brett Alan Wright — Flagrant non-support and being a persistent felony offender.

Wright , 31, of 114 Hwy. 1410, Whitesburg, is charged with failing to provide support for his minor children.

Hurst testified in the case.

• Danny Walker — Flagrant non-support.

Walker, 29, of 45 Store Hill, Jenkins, is charged with failing to provide support for his minor child.

Hurst testified in the case as well.



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