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Jury indicts 12



The Letcher Grand Jury has named 12 people in indictments, including two men charged with theft.

Joshua D. Revels, 30, of 36 Caramel Drive, Whitesburg, is accused of acting with Christopher Allen Bates on Nov. 2 in the theft of a coal truck axle valued at $500 or more belonging to Charlie Ralph Sexton. The grand jury says Revels was driving a GMS pickup truck with no or an expired registration plate and tag, no insurance. He also was charged with failure to maintain insurance and failure to transfer registration of motor vehicle.

The grand jury charges Christopher Allen Bates, 25, of P.O. Box 211, Millstone, with criminal complicity in the theft on Nov. 2 of a coal truck axle valued at $500 or more and belonging to Charlie Ralph Sexton.

Kentucky State Trooper Matt Gayheart testified in the cases.

Others indicted by the grand jury are:

• Aggie Michelle Sexton — theft and being a persistent felony offender.

Sexton, 36, of 42 Jenkins Road, Whitesburg, is accused of taking property on Oct. 24 valued at $500 or more and belonging to Paula E. Jenkins.

Whitesburg Police Chief Tyrone Fields testified in the case.

• Rodney L. Sexton — Failure to wear seat belt, fleeing or evading police, six counts of wanton endangerment (first degree), failure to maintain insurance, suspended driver’s license and being a persistent felony offender.

The grand jury says Sexton, 29, of 7103 Hwy. 931 North, Whitesburg, and his passengers were not wearing seatbelts on Feb. 18 and disobeyed an order by Lt. Brian Damron and Deputy Travis Cantrell of the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department and Kentucky State Trooper Scott Caudill to stop his car. He is accused of endangering passengers Jatanna Griffie and her six-year-old and seven-year-old children, Lt. Brian Damron, Deputy Travis Cantrell, Trooper Scott Caudill, Gaddy Hall and off-duty KSP Trooper Adam Hall while speeding in an attempt to escape police before jumping out of the still moving car and fleeing on foot. During the chase, the grand jury says, Lt. Damron slipped on a rock and fractured his leg.

In a separate indictment, Sexton is charged with failure to wear seatbelt, two counts of fleeing or evading police, four counts of wanton endangerment, resisting arrest, criminal mischief, no insurance, suspended driver’s license and being a persistent felony offender.

Sexton is charged with driving without wearing a seatbelt on Oct. 6 and disobeying an order by Lt. Brian Damron and Deputy Travis Cantrell of the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department to stop his car. He is accused of endangering passengers Jatanna Griffie and her six-year-old and seven-year-old children, who also were not wearing seatbelts, Lt. Brian Damron and Deputy Travis Cantrell while speeding in an attempt to escape police before jumping out of the still moving car and fleeing on foot. The grand jury says Lt. Damron used his police cruiser to stop Sexton’s car from crashing into the river. Sexton is also charged with damaging a handheld radio, flashlight, uniform and other electronic equipment issued to the police officers.

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

• Dakota Bates — escape.

Bates, 19, of 7846 Ky. Hwy. 7 N., Whitesburg, is accused of escaping from the electrically monitored home incarceration program of Perry Circuit Court on Dec. 4 while awaiting trial in connection with a felony charge.

In a separate indictment, Bates is charged with burglary and theft by unlawful taking. The grand jury says he took a Kindle tablet and other property belonging to Regina Quillen on Dec. 14.

Kentucky State Trooper Adam Hall testified in the cases.

• Shelly Ann Baker — Criminal possession of a forged prescription (first offense).

The grand jury says Baker, 32, of 352 Pine Creek Road, Mayking, had a forged prescription on Nov. 29.

Whitesburg Police Lt. Alicia Congelton testified in the case.

• Anthony Scott Couch — Possession of a controlled substance (first degree, first offense), two counts of traffi cking in a controlled substance (first degree, first offense) and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The grand jury says Couch, 39, of 90 Couch Dr., Vicco, had methadone, a Schedule II Controlled Substance, on Oct. 17. He is also charged with trafficking in less than four grams of cocaine and 10 or more dosage units of Oxycodone.

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

• Donnie Wayne Roark — Theft by failure to make require disposition and being a persistent felony offender.

The grand jury says Roark, 37, of 184 Lincoln Dr., Whitesburg, obtained a 60-inch flat screen high definition television, a media fireplace, a washer and a Gateway laptop computer from Pine Mountain Rent to Own on Feb. 10 and failed to make the payments.

Glenn Lamb testified in the case.

• Michael Wayne Sexton — bail jumping and being a persistent felony offender.

Sexton, 42, of 34 Shiloh Dr., Blackey is charged with failing to appear for a scheduled arraignment in connection with a pending felony charge in Letcher Circuit Court on Dec. 10.

Deputy Letcher Circuit Court Clerk Sandra Wright testified in the case.

• Tonya A. Hughes — bail jumping and being a persistent felony offender.

Hughes, 24, of 40 Gorman Hollow, Hazard, is charged with failing to appear for a scheduled arraignment in connection with a pending felony charge in Letcher Circuit Court on Dec. 10.

Deputy Letcher Circuit Court Clerk Sandra Wright testified in the case.

• Natasha A. Griffie — bail jumping.

Griffie, 26, of 781 Lick Branch Road, Combs, is charged with failing to appear for a scheduled arraignment hearing in connection with a felony charge in Letcher Circuit Court on Dec. 3 .

In a separate indictment, Griffie is accused of failing to appear for a scheduled arraignment hearing in connection with a felony charge in Letcher Circuit Court on Dec. 3 .

Deputy Letcher Circuit Court Clerk Sandra Wright testified in the cases.

• Angela Rowe — bail jumping.

Rowe, 37, of 411 Broadway, Salyersville, is charged with failing to appear for a scheduled hearing in connection with a felony charge in Letcher Circuit Court on Dec. 10 .

Deputy Letcher Circuit Court Clerk Sandra Wright testified in the case.



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