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Latest indictments name 18

Grand jury names 18 in new indictments

Eighteen people are named in 30 indictments handed down by the Letcher County Grand Jury. They are:

• Jeffrey Heath Hampton, 42, of 270 Lick Fork, Millstone, who is charged in two indictments.

In one indictment, Hampton is accused of third-degree terroristic threatening of Roy Bentley and/or members of the Bentley household, menacing when he went to the Bentley residence armed with an AR-15 assault rifle, and first-degree wanton endangerment.

Roy Bentley testified in the case.

Hampton is charged in a second indictment with public intoxication (excludes alcohol), first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (methamphetamine) with firearm enhancement, use/possession of drug paraphernalia with firearm enhancement, possession of destructive/ booby trap device, and two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment when he transported a destructive or booby trap device and an AR-15 assault rifle to the Triplett family and pointed the assault rifle at Tina Triplett. Hampton is also accused of transporting a destructive or booby trap device and an AR-15 assault rifle to the Hale family and pointing the assault rifle at the Hale family.

Letcher County Sheriff ’s Deputy Seth Whitaker testified in the case.

• Justin Bart Profitt, 36, of 635 Haymond Hill, Neon, who is charged with first-degree burglary while armed with a deadly weapon (various knives and firearms), and theft by unlawful taking of old money and coins, a knife collection, and approximately $20,000 in cash belonging to Jack Collier. Profitt is also charged with being a second-degree persistent felony offender.

In a separate indictment, Profitt is accused of theft by unlawful taking of a firearm, a stainless steel .357-caliber Smith & Wesson revolver belonging to Jack Collier.

Jack Collier testified in the cases.

• Conley Randall Hayes, 44, of 61 Still River Road, Jackhorn, who is charged with second-degree assault of Troy Sexton, second-degree burglary of a dwelling belonging to Troy Sexton, third-degree terroristic threatening to blind Troy Sexton and/or to burn down Sexton’s house, and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

Kentucky State Trooper Tyler Smith testified in the case.

• Joshua Duke Kerbyson, 39, of 358 Pine Creek Road, Mayking, whom the grand jury accuses of first-degree criminal possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine, first offense), use/possession of drug paraphernalia, and second-degree fleeing or evading police (on foot).

Letcher County Sheriff ’s Deputy James Norris testified in the case.

In a second indictment, Kerbyson is charged with first-degree bail jumping for leaving an inpatient substance abuse treatment facility against medical advice and failing to successfully complete a 60-day treatment program.

Kristi Skeens of the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney testified in the case.

• Benett Lee Polly, 33, of 128 Smokey Row, Jenkins, who is charged with trafficking marijuana (less than 8 ounces), public intoxication (excludes alcohol), second-degree possession of controlled substance (buprenorphine), first-degree promoting contraband, and use/possession of drug paraphernalia.

The grand jury says Polly introduced six packets of buprenorphine into the Letcher County Jail, which he attempted to conceal in his rectum.

Jenkins Police Officer James Stephens testified in the case.

• Derek Austin Sutherland, 24, of 520 Muink Road, Verona, who is charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol/ drugs (second offense with aggravators), three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, second-degree assault, two counts of fourth-degree assault, failure to produce insurance card, failure to maintain required insurance/ security, no/expired registration plates, and no/expired registration receipt.

Sutherland is accused of operating a side-by-side while he was intoxicated, causing injuries to the three passengers on the sideby side.

Kentucky State Trooper Brandon Watts testified in the case.

• James Ngolle Smallwood, 39, of 534 Road Creek Road, Elkhorn City, who is charged with theft of identity without permission, and being a second-degree persistent felony offender. Smallwood is accused of using another person’s identity to illegally obtain electrical services from American Electric Power.

Leslie Carter testified in the case.

• Rhonda L. Baker, 50, of Box 418, Pound, Va., who is charged with first-degree criminal possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine, two grams or more), criminal use/possession of drug paraphernalia, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs (first offense with aggravator), license plate not legible, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/reparation benefits security, failure to produce proof of insurance, improper equipment, and failure to wear seatbelt.

Kentucky State Trooper Brandon Watts testified in the case.

• William Logan Rose, 24, of 787 Brushy Fork, Jenkins, who is accused of first-degree criminal possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine, two grams or more, with firearm enhancement), first-degree trafficking controlled substance (methamphetamine, two grams or more, with firearm enhancement), use/possession of drug paraphernalia (firearm enhancement), and receiving stolen property (firearm).

Rose is charged with having in his possession a 9 mm handgun, which had been stolen in Pike County.

Jenkins Police Officer James Stephens testified in the case.

• Amy Lynn Sexton, 37, of 51 Jefferson St., Blackey, and P.O. Box 196, Blackey, who is charged with criminal complicity with Christy Simpson, also known as Chrissy Dawn Simpson, with theft by unlawful taking of property belonging to Corney Gibson, criminal complicity with Christy Simpson, also known as Chrissy Dawn Simpson, to second-degree burglary of the dwelling of Corney Gibson, no motor vehicle insurance, public intoxication, no/expired registration receipt, and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

Letcher County Sheriff ’s Deputy Seth Whitaker testified in the case.

• Chrissy Simpson, 41, also known as Chrissy Dawn Simpson, of 13195 Ky. Hwy. 588, Blackey, who is charged with criminal complicity with Amy Lynn Sexton to theft by unlawful taking of property belonging to Corney Gibson, criminal complicity with Amy Lynn Sexton to second-degree burglary of the dwelling of Corney Gibson, and public intoxication (excludes alcohol).

Letcher County Sheriff ’s Deputy Seth Whitaker testified in the case.

• Emory Mitchell Mullins, 46, of 40 Lonesome Dove Drive, McRoberts, is charged with first-degree possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine, first offense, with firearm enhancement), buy/ possess drug paraphernalia (with firearm enhancement), tampering with physical evidence) and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

In a separate indictment, Mullins is charged with possession of firearm by convicted felon, and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

Letcher County Sheriff ’s Deputy Seth Whitaker testified in the cases.

• Jennifer Lynn Day, 45, of 12624 Ky. Hwy. 160, Whitesburg, who is charged with no/expired registration plates, no/expired Kentucky registration receipt, failure to produce insurance card, failure of non-owner operator to maintain liability insurance, rear license not illuminated, operating motor vehicle with suspended operator’s license, first-degree criminal possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine, less than two grams), and criminal use/possession of drug paraphernalia.

Kentucky State Trooper Brandon Watts testified in the case.

Day is named in three other indictments. She is charged with first-degree bail jumping for failure to appear for a scheduled preliminary hearing, first-degree bail jumping for failure to appear for a scheduled preliminary hearing (status hearing), and first-degree bail jumping for leaving an inpatient substance abuse treatment facility and thereafter failing to report to Letcher District Court.

Kristi Skeens of the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney testified in the cases.

• Jeffrey Shane Dixon, 31, of 363 Woodrock Road, Blackey, who is accused of possession of marijuana, first-degree possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine), and use/possession of drug paraphernalia.

Kentucky State Trooper J. Fields testified in the case.

In a separate indictment, Dixon is charged with bail jumping for failure to appear for a scheduled preliminary hearing.

Kristi Skeens of the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney testified in the case.

• Joshua Lee Pike, 38, of 49 Escape Drive, Whitesburg, who is charged with speeding (15 miles per hour in excess of speed limit), failure to wear seatbelt, operating motor vehicle under influence of alcohol/drugs (fourth offense within 10 years, with aggravator), no/expired Kentucky registration receipt, disregarding stop sign, and being a first-degree persistent felony offender

Kentucky State Trooper Wade Adams testified in the case.

• Billy R. Adams Jr., 29, also known as William Dr. Adams Jr., of 2119 Golf Course Lane, Mayking, who is charged with first-degree bail jumping for failure to successfully complete an inpatient substance abuse treatment program by leaving the treatment facility and thereafter failing to report to Letcher District Court, and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

Kristi Skeens of the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney testified in the case.

• Ashley Renee Belcher, 35, also known as Ashley Renee Hogg, of 257 Henry Hutton Road, Neon, who is charged in three separate indictments with first-degree bail jumping for leaving an inpatient substance abuse treatment facility against medical advice and thereby failure to successfully complete a 60-day inpatient substance abuse treatment program.

In the fourth indictment, Belcher is charged with first-degree bail jumping for failure to appear for a scheduled preliminary hearing.

Kristi Skeens of the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney testified in the cases.

• Johnny Ray Sexton, 41, of 220 Sierra Drive, Whitesburg, who is charged with first-degree bail jumping for failure to appear in Letcher Circuit Court for a probation revocation hearing.

Kristi Skeens of the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney testified in the case.

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