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Man charged in shooting among 34 indicted by Letcher grand jury




The Letcher County Grand Jury has indicted a Cowan man for shooting a man in the stomach with a shotgun last week.

Gary Wayne Boggs Jr., 25, of 2165 Bo Fork, is one of 34 person named in indictments returned by the grand jury this week. Boggs told police he shot Dustin Helton one time in the left part of his abdomen to a police report written by Kentucky State Police Detective Randy Combs.

Combs said witnesses say Boggs, who was carrying a shotgun, was walking past Helton’s father’s house located at 538 Log House Branch when Helton went outside to have a conversation with him. Combs said Helton was shot with a 20-gauge shotgun by at a fairly close range.

Combs said he was told by witnesses at the scene that Helton was unarmed at the time of the shooting. Combs said Helton and Boggs had been friends in the past.

Helton is still in the intensive care unit at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tenn.

Boggs was arrested at 8:13 p.m. on July 1 and charged with first-degree assault. His bond is set at $100,000 cash.

Others named the indictments returned Tuesday include:

• Shiloh Cody Adams — complicity to burglary, complicity to robbery, complicity to theft, complicity to unlawful imprisonment, complicity to criminal mischief, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

The grand jury says Adams, 24, of 377 Black Bottom Road, Jeremiah, acting alone or in complicity with Glenda Sue Hall aka Glenda Sue Miles, entered the home of Avery Miles Jr. on May 31, 2009 to commit a crime while armed with a deadly weapon. The jury says the two used physical force on and restrained Avery Miles Jr., and took approximately $151. They are also accused of damaging the front door and locks of the residence.

Avery Miles Jr. testified in the case.

In a separate indictment, Adams is accused of complicity to burglary, complicity to theft, complicity to robbery, complicity to attempted murder, complicity to kidnapping, and being a persistent felony offender.

The grand jury says Adams and Glenda Sue Hall aka Glenda Sue Miles entered the home of Avery Miles Jr. on June 1, 2009 with the intent to commit a crime while armed with a deadly weapon. The jury says the two took $581 belonging to Avery Miles Jr. and used or threatened to use physical force on him. The pair are also accused of attempting to murder Avery Miles Jr. by forcibly removing him from his home to take him to a remote location to shoot and kill him.

Avery Miles Jr. testified in the case.

• Glenda Sue Hall — complicity to burglary, complicity to robbery, complicity to theft, complicity to unlawful imprisonment, and complicity to criminal mischief.

The grand jury says Hall, aka Glenda Sue Miles, 25, of 2254 Hwy. 160, Premium, acting alone or in complicity with Shiloh Cody Adams entered the home of Avery Miles Jr. on May 31, 2009 to commit a crime while armed with a deadly weapon. The jury says the two used physical force on and restrained Avery Miles Jr., and took approximately $151. They are also accused of damaging the front door and locks of the residence.

Avery Miles Jr. testified in the case.

In a separate indictment, Hall, aka Glenda Sue Miles, is accused of complicity to burglary, complicity to theft, complicity to robbery, complicity to attempted murder, and complicity to kidnapping.

The grand jury says Hall and Shiloh Cody Adams entered the home of Avery Miles Jr. on June 1, 2009 with the intent to commit a crime while armed with a deadly weapon. The jury says the two took $581 belonging to Avery Miles Jr. and used or threatened to use physical force on him. The pair are also accused of attempting to murder Avery Miles Jr. by forcibly removing him from his home to take him to a remote location to shoot and kill him.

Avery Miles Jr. testified in the case.

• Arthur Ray Hall — trafficking in a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The grand jury says Hall, 35, of 51 Kodiac Drive, Jackhorn, trafficked in Oxycondone or possessed it with intent to distribute it on March 12, 2009. He is also charged with having two pill crushers in order to inhale or inject crushed controlled substances.

Kentucky State Police Trooper Ben Campbell testified in the case.

• William Jones — identify theft, unsworn falsification to authority, failure to maintain insurance, careless driving, and being a persistent felony offender.

The indictment charges Jones, 34, of 90 Boone Ridge Road, Room 106, Hazard, with possessing the Social Security number of Ronald E. Carroll, and with making a false statement to KSP Trooper Ben Campbell. He is also charged with having no motor vehicle insurance and operating a vehicle in a careless manner.

Kentucky State Police Trooper Ben Campbell testified in the case.

• Robert Dean Mullins — operating a vehicle while under the influence, operating a vehicle with a revoked or suspended license (third offense), no or expired license tag on vehicle, no or expired license receipt on vehicle, failure to provide liability insurance, no operator’s license, possession of a narcotic drug not in its prescription container, illegal possession of hydrocodone, illegal possession of Xanax, criminal mischief, two counts of wanton endangerment, and tampering with physical evidence.

The indictment charges that Mullins damaged a 2001 Ford F- 350 service truck with a bucket lift belonging to Inter-Mountain Cable Co. on March 22, 2009. The grand jury says Mullins’s automobile crossed the center line of Dunham Road and struck the left side of the oncoming service truck. He is also charged with endangering the lives of James C. Mobley, the operator of the service truck, and Christopher Rose, a passenger.

Kentucky State Police Trooper Derek Hall testified in the case.

• Brandon M. Stanley — complicity to criminal possession of a forged instrument and being a persistent felony offender.

Stanley, 23, of 120 Church St. Whitesburg, is accused of acting alone or in complicity with Louis Christopher Hampton in possession of a counterfeit $10 bill on April 26, 2009.

Whitesburg Police Officer Tyrone Fields testified in the case.

• Louis Christopher Hampton — complicity to criminal possession of a forged instrument, tampering with physical evidence, and being a persistent felony offender.

The grand jury says Hampton, 35, of 234 Bel Air Dr., Jenkins, acted alone or in complicity with Brandon Stanley in possessing a counterfeit $10 bill on April 26, 2009. He is also accused of tampering with the physical evidence when he believed the bill was to be used as evidence against him.

Whitesburg Police Officer Tyrone Fields testified in the case.

• Amy Lynn Sexton — burglary, theft, theft of a firearm, six counts of wanton endangerment, and being a persistent felony offender.

Sexton, 27, of P.O. Box 196, Blackey, is charged with entering a dwelling at 245 Hampton Branch, Whitesburg, with the intent to commit a crime on May 23, 2009 and taking $145, a pocketknife, and other personal property. She is also accused of endangering six children by driving an automobile at an excessive speed on Hampton Branch Road and almost striking them.

Letcher County Sheriff ‘s Deputy Michael Burton testified in the case.

• Elihu Mullins — trafficking in a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, criminal trespassing, public intoxication, tampering with physical evidence, and being a persistent felony offender.

Mullins, 32, of 35 Pheasant Dr., Neon, is accused of trafficking in a prescription medicine containing hydrocodone on May 10, 2009. He is also charged with entering House #9 at Payne Gap, and with appearing in a public place while intoxicated.

Jenkins City Police Officer Anthony Maggard testified in the case.

• James Michael Cornett — operating an automobile while under the influence of drugs/alcohol, failure to maintain insurance, wanton endangerment, and being a persistent felony offender.

Cornett, 36, of Hwy. 221 Box 143, Big Laurel, is charged with operating a vehicle with a revoked or suspended license, not maintaining vehicle insurance, and endangering former Whitesburg City Police Chief Scott Adams, whom he nearly struck with his automobile on July 4, 2008.

Letcher County Sheriff ‘s Deputy Michael Burton testified in the case.

• Joseph R. Brock — use of a minor in a sexual performance and indecent exposure.

The grand jury charges Brock, 29, of P.O. Box 30, Mayking, with using a female child under the age of 18 in a sexual performance on April 12, 2009. He is also charged with exposing his genitals to the child.

Greg Sexton testified in the case.

• Robert Chad Brown — two counts of complicity to criminal possession of a forged instrument, complicity to theft by deception, and criminal complicity.

Brown, 34, of 273 Barbara Bates Road, Whitesburg, is accused of acting alone or with Douglas Dock Adams in possession of two counterfeit $50 bills on December 2, 2008. He is charged with aiding Douglas Dock Adams in passing the two counterfeit $50 bills to John Ison of Ison’s Grocery at Linefork, and requesting that Ison break the counterfeit bills for $100 in smaller denominations.

Kentucky State Police Detective Randy Combs testified in the case.

In a separate indictment, Brown is charged with six counts of complicity to criminal possession of a forged instrument, and complicity to theft by deception.

The grand jury says Brown, acting alone or with Melinda Ann Gibson possessed six counterfeit $50 bills on December 9, 2008. He is accused of aiding Melinda Gibson to use the counterfeit bills to repay a $300 loan from Donna Hampton.

Kentucky State Police Detective Randy Combs testified in the case.

• Douglas Dock Adams — two counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument and theft by deception.

Adams, 29, of 19324 Hwy. 160, Linefork, is accused of possessing two counterfeit $50 bills on December 2, 2008. He is charged with passing the two counterfeit $50 bills to John Ison of Ison’s Grocery at Linefork, and requesting that Ison break the counterfeit bills for $100 in smaller denominations.

Kentucky State Police Detective Randy Combs testified in the case.

• Melinda Ann Gibson — six counts of complicity to criminal possession of a forged instrument, theft by deception, criminal complicity, and being a persistent felony offender.

The grand jury says Gibson, 45, of 63 Mallard Drive, Millstone, acted alone or with Robert Chad Brown in possessing six counterfeit $50 bills on December 9, 2008. She is accused of using the counterfeit bills to repay a $300 loan from Donna Hampton.

Kentucky State Police Detective Randy Combs testified in the case.

• Kayla Lucas — criminal abuse.

Lucas, 21, of 850 Mountain Breeze Road, Apt. 25, Jenkins, is accused of causing serious injury to Madison Brown, an infant less than six months old, or placing the baby in a situation that may cause her serious injury on May 20, 2009.

Kentucky State Police Detective Gary Sandlin testified in the case.

• James L. Oliver — criminal abuse.

Oliver, 27, of 212 Smokey Road, Jenkins, is accused of causing serious injury to Madison Brown, an infant less than six months old, or placing the baby in a situation that may cause her serious injury on May 20, 2009.

Kentucky State Police Detective Gary Sandlin testified in the case.

• Derek Allen Collins — two counts of burglary, theft, two counts of criminal mischief, and being a persistent felony offender.

Collins, 28, of Lower Second Road, Bonnyman, aka Derrick Allen Collins, is charged with entering a 1993 Ford Explorer owned by Carl Franklin and a second automobile owned by Mrs. Carl Franklin, both parked at Wal- Mart, with the intent to commit theft on May 5, 2009. He is charged with taking a Garmin GPS Trip Planner, XM satellite radio, 4-unit power strip, and CB radio from the Explorer, and with breaking out the car’s side window. He is also charged with breaking out the side window of the vehicle owned by Mrs. Franklin.

Whitesburg Police Chief Phillip Slone testified in the case.

• Allen Carl Mullins — trafficking in a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The grand jury says Mullins, 32, of 778 Hwy. 3400, Jenkins, trafficked in OxyContin or possessed it with intent to distribute it on June 17, 2009. He is also charged with having syringes and spoons to prepare the OxyContin for injection.

Letcher County Sheriff ‘s Sgt. Brian Damron testified in the case.

• Gary Dean Fuller — two counts of menacing, two counts of assault, and resisting arrest.

The grand jury says Fuller, 42, of P.O. Box 1266, Thunderidge, Jenkins, attempted to reach for a knife and menaced Jenkins Police Officers Anthony Maggard and Scott Ratliff after being told he was under arrest on June 22, 2009. He is also charged with assaulting Gracie Lowe and Maggard and with resisting arrest.

Jenkins Police Officer Anthony Maggard testified in the case.

• Phillip Andrew Griff — driving while under the influence of intoxicants (second offense) and six counts of wanton endangerment.

Griff, 19, of 138 Railroad Hill, Jenkins, is accused of operating a vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants on June 22, 2009. He is also charged with endangering Police Officer Tim Miller, Owen Miller, Sarah Miller, Ben Swindell, Police Officer Adam Swindell, and Mrs. Adam Swindell when he allowed his automobile to cross the yellow line into the lane of oncoming traffic.

Jenkins Police Officer Scott Ratliff testified in the case.

• Albert Ray Wilder — four counts of wanton endangerment, criminal mischief, intimidating a witness, three counts of assault, failure to stop and render aid, and being a persistent felony offender.

Wilder, 45, of 399 Wilder Drive, Letcher, is charged with endangering Robert Wilder, Michael Wilder, Clayton Wilder, and Dillion Wilder when he attempted to run down Robert Wilder with his vehicle on April 11, 2009. He is also charged with damaging an automobile belonging to Michael Wilder by ramming it with a pickup truck, and with threatening Michael Wilder whom he believed to be a witness in a legal process. He is accused of assaulting Michael Wilder, Clayton Wilder, and Dillion Wilder, and with failing to stop to ascertain the extent of their injuries.

Michael Wilder testified in the case.

• Travis Shane Wright — failure to provide proof of operator’s license, no motor vehicle insurance, defective equipment, and two counts of complicity to trafficking in a controlled substance.

The grand jury says Wright, 32, 3840 Katy Hollow Road, Lot 29, Morristown, Tenn., did not give proof of a valid driver’s license when requested to do so by Jenkins Police Officer Timothy Miller, had no vehicle insurance, and was operating a car with a broken taillight on May 20, 2009. He is also charged with acting alone or with James Christopher Wright and/or James Manual Wright in a conspiracy to traffic in Oxycodone and Endocet.

Jenkins Police Officer Timothy Miller testified in the case.

• James Christopher Wright — two counts of complicity to trafficking in a controlled substance.

The grand jury says Wright, 25, 3840 Katy Hollow Road, Lot 29, Sevierville, Tenn., acted alone or with Travis Shane Wright and/or James Manual Wright in a conspiracy to traffic in Oxycodone and Endocet on May 20, 2009.

Jenkins Police Officer Timothy Miller testified in the case.

• James Manual Wright — two counts of complicity to trafficking in a controlled substance.

The grand jury says Wright, 25, 3840 Katy Hollow Road, Lot 29, Sevierville, Tenn., acted alone or with Travis Shane Wright and/or James Christopher Wright in a conspiracy to traffic in Oxycodone and Endocet on May 20, 2009.

Jenkins Police Officer Timothy Miller testified in the case.

• Roy Earnest Perry — cultivation of marijuana (first offense).

Perry, 44, of 278 Storehill Rd., Jenkins, is charged with planting or cultivating five or more marijuana plants with the intent to sell or transfer them on May 28, 2009.

Jenkins Police Officer Timothy Miller testified in the case.

• Shannon Ray Adams 28, of 235 Arthurs Loop, Jenkins, is charged with failure of non-owner operator to maintain insurance on May 1, 2009, failure to wear seat belt, operating a vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants, operating a vehicle with a revoked or suspended license, no valid registration plate, no valid registration receipt, and being a persistent felony offender.

Whitesburg Police Officer Tyrone Fields testified in the case.

• Melissa Ann Bates — theft.

The grand jury says Bates, 35, of 577 Madison Ave. Whitesburg, took a gold necklace and ring belonging to James Darrell Lucas.

James Darrell Lucas testified in the case.

• Derek Scott Bates — flagrant non support and second-degree persistent felony offender.

Bates, 23, an inmate in the Letcher County Jail, is accused of not providing financial support to his minor child. The grand jury says Bates, also known as Derrick Scott Bates, owes more than $1,000 in child support.

The grand jury heard testimony from Amy Gosnell of the Letcher County Division of Child Support.

• Christopher Halcomb — two counts of flagrant non support and second-degree persistent felony offender.

The grand jury charges that Halcomb, 28, of 32 Cane Hollow, Whitesburg, owes $8,421 in child support for the period ending June 11, 2009. He is also accused of owing $20,505.67 in child support for the period ending June 11, 2009.

Amy Gosnell of the Letcher County Division of Child Support testified in the case.

• Keith Randall Dye — two counts of first-degree bail jumping.

The grand jury says Dye, 30, of 985 Cabin Fork, Dorton, failed to appear for a settlement conference at the Letcher County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office on December 19, 2005 in connection with a charge of having committed a felony in Letcher County.

He is also accused of intentionally failing to appear for a pretrial conference in Letcher Circuit Court on December 19, 2005.

Letcher County Deputy Circuit Clerk Sandra Wright testified in the case.

• Bruce Johnson — two counts of first-degree bail jumping.

Johnson, 42, of 61 Tyler Drive, Hi Hat in Floyd County, is accused of failing to appear for a sentencing hearing in Letcher Circuit Court on June 24, 2009.

He is also charged with intentionally failing to appear for a sentencing hearing in Letcher Circuit Court on April 8, 2009.

Letcher County Deputy Circuit Clerk Sandra Wright testified in the case.

• Linda Johnson — two counts of first-degree bail jumping.

The grand jury says Johnson, 66, of 61 Tyler Drive, Hi Hat in Floyd County, intentionally failed to appear for a sentencing hearing in Letcher Circuit Court on June 24, 2009.

She is also accused of not appearing at a sentencing hearing in Letcher Circuit Court on April 8, 2009.

The grand jury heard testimony from Letcher County Deputy Circuit Clerk Sandra Wright.


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