Whitesburg KY

Six eligible for parole hearing

Six state inmates from Letcher County, including one being held on a murder charge, are on the parole eligibility list for August.

John Pigg, who is charged with the April 12 murder of 70- year-old Ralph Marcum of Fleming-Neon, is eligible for a hearing before the parole board on August 1. Pigg was convicted on May 12 on a charge of second degree escape.

Others eligible to meet with the parole board are:

• Stacy Bennett, who was convicted in February 2006 of theft by deception (including cold checks) and second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument. Bennett is now serving her sentence at Dismas Charities in Louisville. She is scheduled to meet with the parole board on August 21.

• Johnny Collins, who was convicted in March 2000 on charges of theft by unlawful taking and third-degree burglary. Collins, now an inmate in the Perry County Jail, will meet with the parole board on August 1.

• Bobby Gibson, who was convicted on April 15 of thirddegree burglary and first-degree criminal mischief. Gibson, an inmate in the Letcher County Jail, is scheduled for a meeting with the parole board on August 7.

• Billy Ingram, who was convicted of second-degree criminal abuse on October 2007. The hearing for Ingram, a Letcher County Jail inmate, is set for August 29.

• Willie Wyatt, who was convicted on April 30 of fourth-degree assault. A hearing for Wyatt, now an inmate at the Todd County Jail, is set for August 18.

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