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Parents said to be deadbeats by jury



The Letcher Grand Jury has indicted eight people for flagrant non-support of their minor children.

Those indicted are:

Joseph Ronald Whitaker, 37, of 5456 Ky. Hwy. 1103, Hallie. Whitaker is also charged with being a persistent felony offender (second degree).

In a separate indictment, Whitaker is charged with flagrant non-support of his minor children and with being a persistent felony offender (second degree).

Lester A. Brown, 44, of 8760 Ky. Hwy. 160, Whitesburg. Brown is also charged with being a persistent felony offender (first degree).

Naomi Campbell, 35, of 20142Ky. Hwy. 476, Hazard.

Johnny Halcomb, 24, of 61 Madison St., Apt. 35, Cumberland.

Michael Belcher, 35, of 29 Dream Rd., Mayking.

Kristina Branham, 30, of 916 Great Oak Rd., Mayking, and P.O. Box 190, Mayking.

Shelly Little Baker, 32, of 352 Pine Creek Rd., Whitesburg.

Veronica Sexton, 40, of 509 Robert Court, Cumberland.

Regina Hurst of the Letcher County Division of Child Support Enforcement testified in the cases.



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