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Jury: Man threatens good Samaritan



A good Samaritan who reported a car accident got a threat instead of a thank you, and the driver of the car got arrested and indicted by a Letcher Grand Jury this week.

According to Kentucky State Police, a call was received at 7:39 p.m. on February 10 from Oleana Younts about a car collision on KY 7 North. While Trooper Brandon Watts was en route to the scene, police received another call from Mayking Volunteer Fire Chief Tony Fugate, who was working for the Kentucky Highway Department at the time. Police said Fugate told them that Timothy Shaun Hall, 42, of Deane, who was driving a pickup truck involved in the wreck, threatened to shoot Fugate for calling the police.

When Watts arrived at the scene, he said he ordered Hall, who was wearing a long brown coat, to get out of the truck, and show him some identification. When he did, Watts said he saw a handgun sticking out of Hall’s pants pocket. Watts said he took Hall to the ground and ordered him to show his hands, and placed him under arrest. Watts said upon searching Hall, he found a loaded .32 caliber H&R revolver, a white container containing a crystal-like substance, a blue prescription bottle not labeled that contained 11 buprenorphine tablets, five oxycodone tablets, one Neurontin tablet, 1 TEVA (Valium) tablet and two different buprenorphine pills. Watts said Hall had $994 in cash.

Watts also said Hall had slurred speech, droopy eyelids, poor balance and constricted pupils. Hall also told Watts he was a convicted felon, Watts said.

The grand jury indicted Hall on charges of carrying a concealed weapon by prior deadly weapon felony offender, first degree trafficking in a controlled substance while in possession of a firearm, public intoxication, first degree criminal possession of a controlled substance while in possession of a firearm, third degree possession of a controlled substance while in possession of a firearm, use or possession of drug paraphernalia, second degree possession of a controlled substance while in possession of a firearm, resisting arrest, third degree terroristic threatening, and being a persistent felony offender.

Kentucky State Police Trooper Brandon Watts testified in the case.

The grand jury also indicted:

• Christopher Shane Mc- Clain, 36, of 1764 Smoot Creek Road, Whitesburg, is accused of two counts of first degree sexual abuse of a child less than 12 years old and being a persistent felony offender.

Brandy Collins of the Cabinet for Protection and Permanency testified in the case.

• The grand jury charges James Smith, 22, of 204 Licking Rock Branch, Whitesburg, with first degree possession of a controlled substance (first offense, methamphetamine), trafficking in synthetic drugs (first offense), possession of synthetic drugs (first offense), buy/possession of drug paraphernalia, third degree two counts of possession of a controlled substance, trafficking in a controlled substance (first offense), and endangering the welfare of a minor.

Kentucky State Police Detective Scott Caudill testified in the case.

• Justin A. Lucas, 37, of 177 Pine Creek Road, Whitesburg, is charged with first degree trafficking in a controlled substance (methamphetamine, first offense), buy/possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, and public intoxication controlled substance (excludes alcohol).

Kentucky State Police say Trooper Donnie Kelly received a complaint of a man identified as Justin Lucas passed out in a Chevrolet Camaro located off KY Rt. 588 in Blackey. According to the state police, Lucas had an outstanding warrant for his arrest and was manifestly under the influence of drugs.

Kentucky State Police Trooper Joshua Richardson testified in the case.

• Tequila Hart, 23, of 1988 Doty Creek, Jeremiah, is charged with fourth degree controlled substance endangerment to a child and endangering the welfare of a minor.

Hart is accused of permitting her minor child to be present when methamphetamine was being manufactured.

• Katrina Blackwell, 28, also known as Katrina Orender, of 362 Elkhorn Avenue, Box 215, Jenkins, is accused of criminal complicity to theft of a credit/ debit card, criminal complicity to fraudulent use of credit/debit card over $500 and criminal complicity to attempt fraudulent use of credit/debit card over $500.

Jenkins Police Office James Stephens testified in the case.

Katrina Blackwell is charged with acting with Robert Blackwell in taking a credit/debit card issued to Gabrielle Brock and using Brock’s credit/debit card to obtain money, goods or services valued in excess of $500.

Jenkins Police Office James Stephens testified in the case.

• Robert Allen Blackwell, 33, of 362 Elkhorn Avenue, Box 215, Jenkins, is accused of criminal complicity to theft of a credit/ debit card, criminal complicity to fraudulent use of credit/debit card over $500 and criminal complicity to attempt fraudulent use of credit/debit card over $500.

Robert Blackwell is charged with acting with Katrina Blackwell, also known as Katrina Orender, in taking a credit/debit card issued to Gabrielle Brock and using Brock’s credit/debit card to obtain money, goods or services valued in excess of $500.

In a separate indictment Blackwell is charged with first degree bail jumping.

Jenkins Police Office James Stephens testified in the cases.

• Corey Fraley, 37, of 177 Pine Creek Road, Whitesburg, is charged with first degree complicity to forgery and complicity to theft by deception (includes cold checks under $500).

Fraley is accused of acting with Charles Archer in passing a personal check for $120 belonging to Revil Estepp at the Neon IGA.

Eugene Slone of the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department testified in the case.

• Charles Archer, 33, of 173 Rozeboom Road, Neon, is charged with first degree complicity to forgery and complicity to theft by deception (includes cold checks under $500).

Archer is accused of acting with Corey Fraley in passing a personal check for $120 belonging to Revil Estepp at the Neon IGA.

Eugene Slone of the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department testified in the case.

• Lawrence Sexton, 59, of 9936 US 119 North, Jenkins, is accused of failure of owner to maintain insurance (first offense), no/expired registration plates, failure to produce insurance card, failure to wear seat belts, and driving a motor vehicle while license suspended for DUI (third offense within 10 years).



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