A daughter and three grandchildren of an elderly Neon woman who died last month have been indicted on charges of complicity to the abuse of an adult and complicity to the neglect an adult.
The indictments of Teresa Maggard, 50; Serenna Maggard, 22; Matthew Maggard, 20, and Sherman Maggard, 20, are among 20 true bills returned by the Letcher County Grand Jury.
The four are charged with being the caretakers of Mildred Marie Cantrell Hughes and confining her in a manner that resulted in pain and suffering. They are also accused of depriving Hughes of the goods or services necessary to maintain her health.
Mrs. Hughes, a homemaker and member of the Church of God of Prophecy at Burdine, died November 9 at the Whitesburg hospital. She was 80 years old. Before her death she was living with her daughter and grandchildren at 3166 Hwy. 805, Lot #1, Neon (Wright’s Trailer Court).
Kentucky State Police Detective Randy Combs testified in the case.
The grand also indicted eight other persons, including two Whitesburg men charged in a case involving abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence.
Jimmy Dean Branson, 42, of 217 Buck Creek, Whitesburg, has been charged with acting with Lorin Quincey Collins in moving the corpse of Patsy Cook from the place where she died on July 4 and tampering with evidence in an effort to hinder prosecution. He is also charged with being a persistent felony offender.
In a second indictment, Branson is accused of threatening Patsy Cook’s daughter, Keisha Cook. The grand jury says he told Keisha Cook on July 4 that if she gave information to authorities concerning her mother she would lose custody of her children and never see them again.
The grand jury says Lorin Quincey Collins, 37, also of 217 Buck Creek, Whitesburg, acted with Jimmy Dean Branson in abusing a corpse, tampering with evidence, and hindering prosecution on July 4 when he and Branson moved Patsy Cook’s body.
Letcher County Sheriff Danny Webb and Keisha Cook testified in the cases.
Others indicted are:
• David Michael Wyatt — retaliating against a participant in a legal process.
Wyatt, 55, of 936 Premier Subdivision, Jenkins, is accused of threatening Kathy Sanders on September 21 because he believed she would be called as a participant in the Commonwealth of Kentucky vs. David M. Wyatt in Letcher District Court.
Kathy Sanders testified in the case.
• Rhonda Gail Coleman — complicity to trafficking in a controlled substance (cocaine), complicity to receiving stolen property, speeding, no/expired registration plates, no/expired registration receipt, no vehicle insurance, failure to produce insurance card, no license in possession, failure to wear seatbelt, being a persistent felony offender.
The grand jury says Coleman, 43, 2263 Raccoon Creek, Raccoon, acted with Fred Junior Charles in trafficking in cocaine on August 8 and with having in her possession property valued at $500 or more stolen from various Walmart stores.
• Fred Junior Charles — complicity to trafficking in a controlled substance (cocaine), complicity to receiving stolen property, being a persistent felony offender.
The grand jury says Charles, 4236 Chloe Road, Pikeville, and 5898 Greasy Creek Road, Shelbiana, acted with Rhonda Coleman in trafficking in cocaine on August 8 and with having in his possession property valued at $500 or more stolen from various Walmart stores.
Kentucky State Police Detective Russell Dishner testified in the cases against Charles and Coleman.
• Eric Ray Meade —theft of a debit card, fraudulent use of a debit card, receiving goods obtained by fraud, unauthorized signature on debit card transaction, theft by deception.
The grand jury charges Meade, 32, 6918 Hwy. 1003, Hallie, with theft of a debit card belonging to Rickey W. Day and with using the debit card on August 18 to obtain merchandise from Rite Aid totaling $387.96.
In a second indictment, Meade is charged with theft of a debit card, fraudulent use of a debit card, receiving goods obtained by fraud, unauthorized signature on debit card transaction, theft by deception.
He is accused of using the debit card belonging to Rickey W. Day to obtain merchandise from Isom Double Kwik totaling $390 on August 19.
Sheriff Webb testified in the cases.
• Gregory Cox, doing business as Greg Cox Masonry — theft by deception.
Cox, 36, 84 County Lane, Leburn, is charged with obtaining more than $500 in cash advances from Suzanne Smallwood in March by repeatedly promising to complete a patio construction project and to repair defective workmanship.
The indictment was returned after the grand jury heard testimony from Mrs. Smallwood.
• Roger Lee Miles — trafficking in a controlled substance (hydrocodone).
The grand jury says Miles, 43, 52 Birch Branch, Whitesburg, sold 20 or more dosage units of hydrocodone to a cooperating witness of the Kentucky State Police on June 16, 2011.
In a separate indictment, Miles is charged with selling five dosage units of hydrocodone to a cooperating witness of the Kentucky State Police on June 17, 2011.
Kentucky State Detective David Slone (DESI) testified in the cases.
• Angelia Rena Holbrook — flagrant non-support, being a persistent felony offender.
Holbrook, 36, also known as Angelia Rena Taylor, 2196 Millstone Road, Millstone, is charged with failing to make child support payments for at least six consecutive months.
Regina Hurst of the Letcher County Division of Child Support Enforcement testified in the case.