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Man, 47, indicted on murder count

He’s one of 18 named by grand jury

An argument that ended in a fatal shooting at Boothill Road in Letcher last month has resulted in a murder indictment being returned against a 47-year-old Cornettsville man.

The Letcher County Grand Jury says Milburn Wayne Glover, 47, of 680 Puncheon Camp Road, murdered 37-year-old David Clayton Richie of Blackey “by firing a handgun backwards” at Richie on March 16. The grand jury says Glover also committed first- degree wanton endangerment “when he wantonly fired a handgun backwards” at William H. Banks, who owns the home where the incident occurred.

In a separate indictment, Glover is charged with being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun.

Kentucky State Police Detective Randy Combs testified in the cases.

State police said just after the shooting that Richie was shot and killed after he assaulted Glover at the Banks home around 6:09 p.m. March 16.

“ The verbal argument between the three escalated into a physical altercation, in which Milburn Glover was physically assaulted by David Richie,” a KSP news release said at the time. “Glover produced a firearm and fired a single shot, fatally wounding Richie.”

Glover is one of 18 people named in 24 indictments handed up by the grand jury to Letcher Circuit Judge Sam Wright.

Others indicted by the grand jury are:

• Charles Scott Howard III — stalking (first degree).

Howard, 30, of 73 Mill Branch Road, Roxana, is charged with stalking and threatening Charlotte Howard while he had a deadly weapon on March 9.

Charlotte Howard testifi ed in the case.

In a second indictment, Howard is accused of intimidating a participant in a legal process by threatening Michelle Meade, a social worker in the child removal and custody proceedings of Howard’s children. The grand jury says Howard called Meade at her residence on June 11, 2013 and said he was going to come to her home to kill her, and recited Meade’s address.

Michelle Meade testified in the case.

• Bradley Allen Johnson— criminal complicity to trafficking in a controlled substance and being a persistent felony offender.

Johnson, 28, of 648 Yonts Fork, Jackhorn, is charged with acting with Billy Monroe Jr. and/or Amber Fugate in trafficking less than 10 dosage units of Suboxone, a Schedule II narcotic, on March 29.

Letcher County Deputy Ben Fields testified in the case.

• Shiloh Cody Adams — sexual abuse and being a persistent felony offender.

The grand jury says Adams, 28, of 377 Black Bottom Road, Jeremiah, subjected a person to sexual contact through forcible compulsion on March 4 and March 7.

Kentucky State Trooper S. Caudill testified in the case.

• Sharon K. Buttrey — 16 counts of wanton endangerment, possession of marijuana and criminal mischief.

Buttrey, 58, also known as Sharon K. Niece, of Apt. 112, Goodwater Falls Apt. Complex, Little Oak St., Jenkins, is charged with endangering Jenkins firefi ghters including Fire Chief Richard C. Corbett, Troy M. Anderson, Jonathan D. Barnett, Asst. Fire Chief Todd DePriest, Captain Michael J. Dingus, Willie R. Stanley, Granville L. Burke, Benjamin D. Smith, Lt. James Stephens and Chris “Tiny” R. Taylor. She is also charged with endangering other residents of the Good Falls Apartment Complex including Ramona Ratliff, Wanda Roberts, Joyce Anderson, Jean Bentley, Cherry Broome and Betty Danaloe.

The grand jury says Buttrey left her cooking range unattended on January 18 with a large pan of chicken frying, which resulted in the hot oil catching fire and producing extremely hot flames and dark smoke which spread through the apartment complex.

She is also charged with possession of less than eight ounces of marijuana and with damage to Apartment 112 of the Good Water Falls Apartment Complex.

Jenkins Police Department Interim Chief James Stephens testified in the case.

• Randall Dwayne Adkins — operating a vehicle under the influence of intoxicants, tampering with evidence, possession of a controlled substance (first degree), possession of a controlled substance (third degree), possession of drug paraphernalia and controlled substance not in original container.

The grand jury says Adkins, 44, of 5186 Dorton, Jenkins, was operating a vehicle under the influence of intoxicants on January 14. He is charged with attempting to destroy evidence by tossing drug paraphernalia and other evidence of illegal drug use in a garbage can, and with possession of a Schedule I or II narcotic and a Schedule IV or V narcotic.

Jenkins Police Officer Josh Richardson testified in the case.

• Richard S. Combs — receiving stolen property and being a persistent felony offender.

Combs, 26, of Apt. 343, Mountain Breeze Apartments, Jenkins, is charged with having two motorized scooters and Yamaha 80 CC four-wheeler in January which had been stolen from Dennis Wayland Church.

Letcher County Lt. Brian Damron testified in the case.

• Terry Lee Slone — receiving stolen property and being a persistent felony offender.

The grand jury says Slone, 32, of Box 54, 510 Woodrock, had in his possession on January 17 a 1995 Honda 300 all-terrain vehicle which had been stolen from David Fugate.

Kentucky State Police Lt. David Banks testified in the case.

• Christopher D. Back — receiving stolen property and being a persistent felony offender.

The grand jury says Back, 26, of 43 Collins Branch, Pine Top, had in his possession on November 16, 2013 various property stolen from Burt Pigman.

Kentucky State Trooper Derrick Combs testified in the case.

• Alyse Danielle Rolnick —possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.

Rolnick, 27, of 247 Hwy. 7 S, Isom, is charged with possession a rifle and a handgun by a convicted felon on Sept. 23, 2013.

In a second indictment, she is accused of bail jumping for failing to appear for a preliminary hearing in Letcher District Court in connection with felony charges. She is also charged with being a persistent felony offender.

Letcher County Ranger Sean Blair testified in the case.

• Jason Craig Gibbs — public intoxication (controlled substance), possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of meth precursor, tampering with evidence, manufacturing methamphetamine and being a persistent felony offender.

The grand jury says Gibbs, 34, of 972 Burton Hill, Blackey, was under the influence of a controlled substance on January 27 and was in possession of methamphetamine. He is charged with having a container of a controlled substance, having precursors to making methamphetamine, and with tossing a container of methamphetamine in the river. He is also accused of manufacturing or intending to manufacture methamphetamine.

Letcher County Lt. Brian Damron testified in the case.

• John Frank McCool — possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, tampering with evidence and being a persistent felony offender.

The grand jury says Mc- Cool, of 236 Wright’s Hollow, Jenkins, was in possession of methamphetamine on January 27. He is charged having drug paraphernalia, and with attempting to conceal a container of methamphetamine.

Letcher County Lt. Brian Damron testified in the case.

• Amber Fugate — criminal complicity to promoting contraband.

The grand jury says Fugate, 20, of 335 Pert Creek Road, P.O. Box 546, Whitesburg, acted in complicity with Billy Monroe Baker in introducing a controlled substance, Suboxone, a Schedule II narcotic, into the Letcher County Jail on March 29.

In a second indictment, Fugate is accused of criminal complicity to trafficking in a controlled substance. She is charged with acting with Billy Monroe Baker Jr. and/or Bradley Johnson in trafficking less than 10 dosage units of Suboxone, a Schedule II narcotic, on March 29.

Letcher County Deputy Ben Fields testified in the cases.

• Billy Monroe Baker Jr.— criminal complicity to trafficking in a controlled substance and being a persistent felony offender.

Baker, 30, of 335 Pert Creek, P.O. Box 546, Whitesburg, is charged with acting with Bradley Johnson and/ or Amber Fugate in trafficking less than 10 dosage units of Suboxone, a Schedule II narcotic, on March 29.

In a second indictment, Baker is accused of being in possession of and introducing a controlled substance, Suboxone, a Schedule II narcotic, into the Letcher County Jail on March 29, and with being a persistent felony offender.

Letcher County Deputy Ben Fields testified in the cases.

• Robert Tyler Calhoun — criminal trespass, burglary, theft by unlawful taking and criminal mischief.

Calhoun, 20, of 197 #2 Bottom, Jenkins, is charged with taking property valued at less than $500 belonging to the Jenkins Army Surplus Store on January 13. He is also accused of damaging the door, lock and doorframe of the store.

Jenkins Police Office Josh Richardson testified in the case.

In a second indictment, Calhoun is accused of burglary, theft by unlawful taking and criminal mischief. The grand jury says he took property valued at less than $500 belonging to the Burdine Freewill Baptist Church on February 14. He is also charged with damaging the door, lock and doorframe of the church.

Jenkins Police Officer James Stephens testified in the case.

• Jason Lee Polly — operating a vehicle under the infl uence of drugs, two counts of wanton endangerment, fleeing or evading police, operating a vehicle on a suspended/revoked license, no insurance and being a persistent felony offender.

The grand jury says Polly, 33, of 740 Lakeside Dr., Jenkins, operated a vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants on Nov. 8, 2013 and fled from the police at speeds of more than 100 miles an hour, endangering his passenger, Bobbi Stamper, and Police Officer Tim Miller.

Fleming- Neon Police Officer Tim Miller testified in the case.

• Robert Michael Wright — wanton endangerment, tampering with evidence, possession of a controlled substance (first degree), possession of a controlled substance (third degree) and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Wright, 55, of 74 Cottage View, Jenkins, is charged with endangering a toddler approximately four years old by allowing access to controlled substances laying on the floor and on other surfaces where they had been crushed and snorted. Wright is accused of attempting to conceal a baggie containing large quantity of a controlled substance on February 7, and with possessing controlled substances.

Jenkins Police Officer Josh Richardson testified in the case.

• Loretta Jeanette Mullins — wanton endangerment, tampering with evidence, possession of a controlled substance (first degree), possession of a controlled substance (third degree) and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Mullins, 73, also known as Jeanette Wright, of 74 Cottage View, Jenkins, is charged with endangering a toddler approximately four years old by allowing access to controlled substances laying on the floor and on other surfaces where they had been crushed and snorted. Mullins is accused of attempting to conceal a baggie containing large quantity of a controlled substance on February 7, and with possessing controlled substances.

Jenkins Police Officer Josh Richardson testified in the case.

• Jeffrey Alan Ison —flagrant non support

Ison, 37, of 1265 Little Dry Fork, Whitesburg, is charged with failing to provide support for his children.



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