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Jury indicts 25



The Letcher County Grand Jury has returned 29 indictments against 25 people including a 50-year-old Partridge man and his 74-year-old mother.

Those indicted are:

• Timothy Halcomb – complicity to making a false statement regarding a prescription, complicity to falsely assuming the title of a pharmacist, complicity to criminal possession of a forged prescription, and being a persistent felony offender.

Halcomb, 50, of 73 Colliers Creek Hwy. 3404, Partridge, is charged with acting alone or in complicity with Ethel Halcomb in presenting a prescription to Isom Pharmacy for 60 Hydrocodone pills on November 26, 2007, which he claimed a pharmacy in Cumberland had been unable to fill. The grand jury says he then provided a phone number to the Isom pharmacist which he said was the phone number of the Cumberland pharmacy. The pharmacist was assured by a woman answering the phone call that the prescription was valid, but the phone number was later determined to be that of the defendant’s residence, which he shares with his wife and his mother.

Kentucky State Trooper Adam Hall testified in the case.

In a separate indictment, Halcomb is charged with bail jumping and being a persistent felony offender.

The grand jury says Halcomb failed to appear for a sentencing hearing in connection with pending felony charges scheduled for April 9, 2008.

Letcher County Deputy Jason Boggs testified in the case.

• Ethel Halcomb – complicity to making a false statement regarding a prescription, complicity to falsely assuming the title of a pharmacist, and complicity to criminal possession of a forged prescription.

Halcomb, 74, of 73 Colliers Creek Hwy. 3404, Partridge, is charged with acting alone or in complicity with Timothy Halcomb in presenting a prescription to Isom Pharmacy for 60 Hydrocodone pills on November 26, 2007, which she claimed a pharmacy in Cumberland had been unable to fill. The grand jury says she then provided a phone number to the Isom pharmacist which she said was the phone number of the Cumberland pharmacy. The pharmacist was assured by a woman answering the phone call that the prescription was valid, but the phone number was later determined to be that of the defendant’s residence, which she shares with her son and his wife.

Kentucky State Trooper Adam Hall testified in the case.

• Ashley Renee Halcomb – two counts of theft by deception and two counts of possession of a forged instrument.

Halcomb, 24, of 13766 Highway 1103, Linefork, is charged stealing $420 using two checks drawn on the account of Jason Hill, d/b/a Hill’s Machine Shop in August 2007.

In a separate indictment, she is charged with two additional counts of theft by deception and two additional counts of possession of a forged instrument.

The grand jury says Halcomb used two checks drawn on the account of Jason Hill, d/b/a Hill’s Machine Shop to steal $400 in July 2007.

Kentucky State Police Detective Randy Combs testified in the case.

• Henry Ray "Axel" Bentley III – possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, complicity to receiving stolen property, and being a persistent felony offender.

The grand jury charges Bentley, 23, of 282 Slate Hill, Jenkins, with receiving a stolen Browning 12- gauge shotgun in complicity with Patrick Childers on February 11, 2008.

The case was presented to the grand jury by Kentucky State Trooper Adam Hall.

• Patrick Childers – possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, complicity to receiving stolen property, and being a persistent felony offender.

The grand jury charges Childers, of Yonts Fork Road, Jackhorn, with receiving a stolen Browning 12-gauge shotgun in complicity with Henry "Axel" Bentley on February 11, 2008.

The case was presented to the grand jury by Kentucky State Trooper Adam Hall.

• Lexie Sue Taylor – complicity to burglary, possession of burglary tools, and complicity to theft.

Taylor, 20, of 132 Setter Road, Jackhorn, is charged with acting alone or in complicity with Susan Machniak in entering the residence of Jeff Potter armed with a deadly weapon. The grand jury says she and Susan Machniak took property belonging to Jeff Potter valued at $300 or more on February 21, 2008.

Kentucky State Police Detective Randy Combs testified in the case.

• Susan Marie Machniak – complicity to burglary, possession of burglary tools, and complicity to theft.

Machniak, 21, of 132 Setter Road, Jackhorn, is charged with acting alone or in complicity with Lexi Taylor in entering the residence of Jeff Potter armed with a deadly weapon. The grand jury says she and Lexi Taylor took property belonging to Jeff Potter valued at $300 or more on February 21, 2008.

Kentucky State Police Detective Randy Combs testified in the case.

• Richard Amburgey – three counts of complicity to theft.

Amburgey, of Jenkins, is accused taking a 1992 Chevrolet pickup truck owned by Thomas Bentley on March 11, 2007, in complicity with James Thomas Ratliff Jr. and Kyle Eugene Baker. He is also charged with acting in complicity with Ratliff and Baker in taking a 1989 GM pickup truck and a Ford Thunderbird belonging to Josh Bentley.

Kentucky State Police Detective Randy Combs testified in the case.

• James Thomas Ratliff – three counts of complicity to theft.

Ratliff, 40, of P.O. Box 582, Jenkins, is accused taking a 1992 Chevrolet pickup truck owned by Thomas Bentley on March 11, 2007, in complicity with Richard Amburgey and Kyle Eugene Baker. He is also charged with acting in complicity with Amburgey and Baker in taking a 1989 GM pickup truck and a Ford Thunderbird belonging to Josh Bentley.

Kentucky State Police Detective Randy Combs testified in the case.

• Kyle Eugene Baker – three counts of complicity to theft.

Baker, 24, of 124 Forrest Hill, Jenkins, is accused taking a 1992 Chevrolet pickup truck owned by Thomas Bentley on March 11, 2007, in complicity with Richard Amburgey and James Thomas Ratliff Jr. He is also charged with acting in complicity with Amburgey and Ratliff in taking a 1989 GM pickup truck and a Ford Thunderbird belonging to Josh Bentley.

Kentucky State Police Detective Randy Combs testified in the case.

• Mark Wayne Davis- theft of identity, forgery, and unauthorized access to a computer.

Davis, 38, of 190 Austin Road, Cromona, is accused of using the identity of Clifton Coats in an attempt to obtain a driver’s license on January 28, 2008, from the Letcher Circuit Court Clerk’s Of- fice to avoid detection as a convicted sex offender.

Letcher County Sheriff Danny Webb testified in the case.

• Danny R. Collins- receiving stolen property.

The grand jury says Collins, 53, of 1034 Hwy. 3406, Mayking, received a 2004 Dyna Superglide Harley Davidson motorcycle on April 7, 2008, that was recently stolen from Tamara Hogg.

Letcher County Sheriff Danny Webb testified in the case.

• Mart Tipton Hall – theft by failure to make required disposition of property.

Hall, 31, of 809 Goose Creek Road, Neon, is charged with obtaining a car dolly owned by Melvin Hall for a rental fee on December 23, 2007. The grand jury says he did not pay the rental fee and did not return the car dolly.

Melvin Hall testified in the case.

• Shaun Wayne Hammonds – theft of a credit card, fraudulent use of a credit card, three counts of authorized signature, and receiving goods by use of a stolen credit card.

The grand jury says Hammonds, 28, address unknown, stole a Chase credit card belonging to Erica Cornett in November 2007 and used the credit card to obtain money, goods, or services.

Letcher County Sheriff Danny Webb testified in the case.

• William Andrew Webb – three counts of receiving stolen firearms.

Webb, 40, of 149 Highland Branch, Cromona, is accused by the grand jury of receiving a stolen Remington Lever Action Rifle, an Optima Muzzle Loader Rifle, and a CVA Muzzle Loader Rifle on December 14, 2007. The three weapons were stolen from Joshua Webb on December 11, 2007.

Fleming-Neon Police Officer Josh Webb testified before the grand jury in the case.

• Terry Glen Back Jr. – complicity to burglary and complicity to receiving stolen property.

Back, 26, of P.O. Box 24, 3094 Hwy. 343, McRoberts, is charged with acting alone or in complicity with Richard "Fudd" Hall to enter the residence of Kenneth Meade to commit theft on March 19, 2008. He is also charged with acting alone or in complicity with Hall in selling a stolen 46-inch plasma television to Jack Barker for $150.

Fleming-Neon Police Officer Josh Webb testified in the case.

• Richard "Fudd" Dewayne Hall. – complicity to burglary and complicity to receiving stolen property.

Hall, 23, of 1559 Yonts Fork Road, Jackhorn, is charged with acting alone or in complicity with Terry Back to enter the residence of Kenneth Meade to commit theft on March 19, 2008. He is also charged with acting alone or in complicity with Back in selling a stolen 46-inch plasma television to Jack Barker for $150.

Fleming-Neon Police Officer Josh Webb testified in the case.

• Dallas Brandon Fleming – first-degree being a persistent felony offender, second-degree escape, third-degree assault, and resisting arrest.

Fleming, 22, of 1279 Sheas Fork, McRoberts, is accused of escaping from the custody of Fleming- Neon Patrolman Josh Webb after Webb arrested him on an outstanding warrant. Fleming, who has previously been convicted of a felony, is also accused of attempting to cause physical injury to Hall during the January 9 incident. Bond for Fleming has been set at $20,000 cash.

• Bobbie Hall – flagrant non support.

The grand jury says Hall, 42, of 224 Wrights Hollow, Jenkins, failed to provide support for the benefit of her minor children and was in arrearage by $27,179.22 on April 10.

In a separate indictment, she was charged with being in arrearage by $2,255.15 in child support through April 10.

Amy Gosnell of the Letcher County Division of Child Support Enforcement testified in both cases.

• Homer Smallwood – flagrant non support.

Smallwood, 54, of P.O. Box 942, Neon, is charged with failing to provide support for the benefit of his minor children and was in arrearage by $17,312.89 on April 10.

In a separate indictment, he was charged with being in arrearage by $90,816.34 in child support through April 10.

Amy Gosnell of the Letcher County Division of Child Support Enforcement testified in both cases.

• Everette Smith – flagrant non support.

The grand jury says Smith, 33, of P.O. Box 1082, Hindman, failed to provide support for the benefit of his minor children and was in arrearage by $8,988.79 on April 10.

Amy Gosnell of the Letcher County Division of Child Support Enforcement testified in the case.

• Kenneth Wayne Adams – flagrant non support.

The grand jury says Adams, 44, of 576 Black Bottom Road, Jeremiah, failed to provide support for the benefit of his minor children and was in arrearage by $26,014.56 on April 10.

Amy Gosnell of the Letcher County Division of Child Support Enforcement testified in the case.

• Jimmy Gilley Sr. – bail jumping and being a persistent felony offender.

Gilley, 51, of 128 Bruce Drive, Jeremiah, is charged with failing to appear for a hearing in connection with pending felony charges scheduled for February 26, 2008.

Letcher County Deputy Jason Boggs testified in the case.

• Christopher Shane Toth – bail jumping.

Toth, 38, of 59 Improvement Branch, Jenkins, is charged with failing to appear for a jury trial scheduled for November 26, 2007.

Letcher County Deputy Jason Boggs testified in the case.

• Randal David Bennett- bail jumping and being a persistent felony offender.

Bennett, 43, of Box 155, Combs, is charged with failing to appear for a preliminary hearing in connection with pending felony charges scheduled for January 16, 2008.

Letcher County Deputy Jason Boggs testified in the case.



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