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Man accused of stealing calves among 5 named in indictments



The Letcher County Grand Jury has named five Letcher County residents in six indictments.

They are:

• Johnny D. Coomer — receiving stolen property.

Coomer, 56, of 223 Harrison Branch, Isom, is charged with having four calves stolen from Jeremy Goodson.

Letcher County Sheriff ’s Deputy Matt Gayheart testified in the case.

• Brent Ashley Johnson — fleeing or evading police, wanton endangerment, improper passing, reckless driving, operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs (third offense), driving while intoxicated under a suspended license (second offense), and possession of an open alcoholic beverage in a vehicle.

The grand jury says Johnson, 30, of 203 Main Street. Whitesburg, disobeyed a direction from Fleming-Neon Patrolman Tim Miller to stop his vehicle on April 10 and drove his car recklessly at speeds of 70 miles per hour or more, endangering the occupants of a P.T. Cruiser. He is also charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and with having an open alcoholic beverage container in his car.

Fleming-Neon Patrolman Tim Miller testified in the case.

• Travis Ray Tackett — public intoxication, theft of a prescription blank, and being a persistent offender.

Tackett, 33, of House 50 Penwood Drive, Whitesburg, and 50 Pinewood Drive, Whitesburg, is charged with taking a prescription blank from Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation and with being publicly intoxicated on May 10.

In a second indictment, Tackett is accused of tampering with evidence, criminal possession of a prescription blank, and being a persistent felony offender.

He is accused of concealing a prescription blank belonging to MCHC on May 10.

Whitesburg Police Officer Alicia Congleton testified in the cases.

• Timothy Dewayne Wright — tampering with evidence and being a persistent felony offender.

Wright, 31, of 209 Kona Drive, Whitesburg, is charged with submitting an altered urine specimen or the urine of another in November in an attempt to avoid detection for drug usage in a court-ordered drug screening.

Whitesburg Police Officer Alicia Congleton testified in the case.

• Kristy Lea Tyree — failure to produce driver’s license, operating a vehicle without a driver’s license, operating a vehicle with license revoked or suspended for driving under the influence (second offense), operating a vehicle under the influence of intoxicants (fourth offense).

Tyree, 32, also known as Kristy Lee Mullins, of 4042 Hwy. 931 N, Whitesburg, is charged with operating a vehicle on April 8 while the alcohol concentration in her blood or breath was 0.15 after committing that offense three previous times within five years.

Kentucky State Trooper Brandon Thomas testified in the case.



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