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Woman charged with shooting husband to death

The grand jury indicted Natasha Gibson on a charge of murder in connection with the shooting death of her husband.

The grand jury indicted Natasha Gibson on a charge of murder in connection with the shooting death of her husband.

A 43-year-old Jackhorn woman has been charged with murder in an indictment returned by the Letcher County Grand Jury.

Natasha Gibson, also known as Natasha Hatfield, Natasha Hogg, and Natasha Colwell, of 1788 Yonts Fork, is charged with murdering her husband, Can Gibson, after the two were involved in an altercation at their home.

The grand jury charges that Mrs. Gibson shot and killed her husband by shooting him with a semiautomatic 9 mm pistol about 11:40 p.m. on April 29. She was originally charged with attempted murder at the time of her arrest at 6:34 a.m. on April 30.

Can Gibson was able to tell police his wife had shot him when he was interviewed after the shooting.

Kentucky State Police Detective Robert Dials testified in the case.

Mrs. Gibson is one of 18 persons named in 25 new felony indictments returned by the grand jury. Others indicted and the charges against them are:

• Kelvin Eric Sexton, 38, of 346 Hwy. 1410, Whitesburg, who is charged with second-degree assault and being a first-degree persistent felony offender. The grand jury says Sexton caused serious physical injury to Emory Mullins, an inmate in the Letcher County Jail, with a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument.

Hilton “Ray Ray” Dixon testified in the case.

• Kimberly Cornett, 35, 120 Orchard Road, Whitesburg, who is accused of third-degree inmate assault on a corrections officer on June 1. Cornett is charged with throwing hot coffee in the face of Sergeant Luther Tackett at the Letcher County Jail while she was being put into a restraint chair.

Letcher County Deputy Jailer Angela Fields testified in the case.

In a second indictment, Cornett is charged with third-degree inmate assault on a corrections office for spitting on Deputy Mikael Biliter when Cornett was in a restraint chair.

Letcher County Deputy Mikael Biliter testified in the case.

• Robert Huff, 39, 365 Cane Hollow, Whitesburg, who is named in two indictments. In one indictment Huff is charged with third-degree burglary of the residence of Lola Johnson and receiving stolen property valued at under $10,000 and belonging to Lola Johnson.

Lola Johnson and Kentucky State Police Detective Branden Watts testified in the case.

In the other indictment, Huff is accused of first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine, first offense) and use/possession of drug paraphernalia.

Letcher County Deputy Sheriff Seth Whitaker testified in the case.

• Named in four indictments is Christy Stamper, 42, of 183 Chisom Road, Jeremiah. In the first indictment, she is charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), use/ possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (drug unspecified), possession of a controlled substance, driver’s license not in possession and trafficking in a controlled substance (less than two grams of methamphetamine).

Whitesburg Police Officer Michael Garner testified in the case.

In the second indictment, Stamper is accused of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (methamphetamine, two grams or more), third-degree possession of a controlled substance (drug unspecified), use/possession of drug paraphernalia, trafficking in a controlled substance (heroin, first offense) and receiving stolen property ($10,000 or more). In addition to the drug charges in this indictment, Stamper is charged with having in her possession a stolen maroon Dodge Charger.

Letcher County Sheriff’s Deputy James Norris testified in the case.

Stamper is charged with first-degree promoting contraband in the third indictment. She is accused of introducing dangerous contraband into the Letcher County Jail including a bottle containing eight full tablets and three pieces of tablets identified as Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone.

Letcher County Deputy Jailer Shyene Short testified in the case.

In the fourth indictment, Stamper is charged with first-degree promoting contraband in the Letcher County Jail, including two baggies

Letcher County Deputy Jailer Angela Fields testified in the case.

• Allen Mullins, 44, of 2860 Horton, Eidson, Tenn., who is charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (methamphetamine, first offense), trafficking in marijuana (less than eight ounces, first offense), possession of a controlled substance (cocaine, first offense), use/possession of drug paraphernalia, operating a vehicle on suspended/ revoked operator’s license, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security and being a second-degree persistent felony offender.

Kentucky State Trooper Michael Burton testified in the case.

• Brian Broome, 44, of 24 Little Oak St., Jenkins, who is accused of trafficking in a controlled substance (two grams or more of heroin, second offense or greater), third-degree trafficking in controlled substance (drug unspecified, second offense or greater), use/possession of drug paraphernalia and being a second-degree persistent felony offender.

Jenkins Police Officer Ryan Turner testified in the case.

• Jennifer Hill, 42, of 490 Sergent Rd., Whitesburg, who is charged with first-degree possession of controlled substance (first offense, methamphetamine), third-degree possession of controlled substance (drug unspecified), use/possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of marijuana.

Jenkins Police Officer Ryan Turner testified in the case.

• Shyla Douglas, 33, of 1175 Hwy. 2545, Thornton, who is charged with first-degree possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine, under two grams), use/possession of drug paraphernalia and operating a vehicle on suspended or revoked operator’s license.

Jenkins Police Officer Ryan Turner testified in the case.

• Tressie Aileen Davis, 38, of 497 Great Oak Rd., Mayking, who is charged with first-degree possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine, under two grams) and use/possession of drug paraphernalia.

Jenkins Police Officer Ryan Turner testified in the case.

• Jason Randsom Holbrook, 45, of 3064 Hwy. 343, McRoberts, who is charged with first-degree possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine, first offense) and operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs (first offense).

Jenkins Police Officer Jim Stephens testified in the case.

• Bobby Leo Milam Jr., 43, of 685 Joes Branch Rd., Jenkins, who is charged with first-degree possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine), use/ possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of marijuana.

Jenkins Police Officer Ryan Turner testified in the case.

• Devin Blaine McKinzie, 25, of 1707 Hwy. 317, Neon, who is charged with first-degree trafficking in controlled substance (drug unspecified) and first-degree possession of controlled substance (first offense, drug unspecified).

Neon Police Officer Allen Bormes testified in the case.

• James Thomas Ratliff, 53, of P.O. Box 83, Jenkins, who is named in two indictments. In the first indictment, Ratliff is charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine, first offense).

Jenkins Police Officer Ryan Turner testified in the case.

In the second indictment, Ratliff is charged with first-degree bail jumping for failure to report to Letcher Circuit Court and being a second-degree persistent felony offender.

Lisa Slone of the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office testified in the case.

• Randall Keith Napier, 37, of 245 Cabin Creek Rd., Redfox, who is charged with first-degree trafficking in controlled substance (methamphetamine), use/possession of drug paraphernalia, and being a second-degree persistent felony offender.

Kentucky State Trooper Nathan Roark testified in the case.

• Cecil Shell, 18, of Hwy. 588, Ermine, who is named in two indictments. In the first indictment, he is charged with first-degree illegal possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine) and operating a motor vehicle or moped with no operator’s license.

Letcher County Sheriff’s Deputy James Norris testified in the case.

In the second indictment, Shell is charged with first-degree bail jumping for failing to report for a preliminary hearing at the Letcher County Courthouse.

Lisa Slone of the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office testified in the case.

• Justin Lucas, 40, of 19 Pert Creek, Whitesburg, who is charged with first-degree possession of controlled substance (first offense, methamphetamine).

Letcher County Sheriff’s Deputy James Norris testified in the case.

• Angel C. Young, 28, of 232 Hoopwood Br., Pikeville, who is charged with first-degree possession of controlled substance (first offense, methamphetamine) and use/possession of drug paraphernalia.

Jenkins Police Officer Jim Stephens testified in the case.

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