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Grand Jury indicts 21

In a busy month for the McCreary County Grand Jury 21 individuals were indicted in 15 separate cases.

James R. Jones, of Marshes Siding, was indicted on one count of Impersonating a Peace Officer, relating to his alleged actions last November when he reportedly falsely identified himself as a federal marshal to several individuals in both McCreary and Wayne Counties.

Jones was indicted by a Wayne County Grand Jury in July on nine counts as well.

William Davis, of Stearns, was charged with one count of Criminal Mischief First Degree for allegedly breaking windows, a door knob and light globes in a residence he rented after being asked to vacate the property.

Samantha Cox, of Whitley City, and Lucas Canada, of Williamsburg, were charged with Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Burglary in the Second Degree, Theft by Unlawful Taking Less than $500, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Milford Chambers, of Huntsville, TN., was formally indicted for his alleged role in a February incident where he reportedly attempted to grab a female subject and force her into his vehicle. Chambers was charged with Criminal Attempt to Commit Rape and Unlawful Imprisonment First Degree.

Rodney Vaughn, of Stearns, was indicted on one count of Burglary in the Third Degree and one count of Theft by Unlawful Taking more than $500 for allegedly breaking into a storage building and taking items.

Vaughn was also charged with being a Persistent Felony Offender after a previous felony conviction in 2006.

John Cooper, Heather Penn, Tiffany Barger and Victoria Wylie, all of Nicholasville, were charged with Receipt of Debit/Credit Card and Unlawful Access to a Computer for reportedly using a fraudulently obtained Kroger prepaid credit card to purchase $429 worth of prepaid Master Cards on January 22.

Cooper and Penn also face charges of being Persistent Felony Offenders for previous convictions in Woodford and Jessamine counties.

Nicholas Ridener, of Strunk, faces several charges after being indicted on four separate counts. Ridner is accused of Custodial Interference after being found in the company of a runaway juvenile on January 28. He also was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Marijuana less than 8 Ounces, and Giving a Police Officer a False Name or Address.

Brian Spradlin, of Stearns, was indicted on one count of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.

Anthony Murphy, of Whitley City, was charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance First Degree for reportedly having a quantity of methamphetamine for the purpose of selling when he was arrested for pointing a gun at an officer on January 26.

Patrick Ross, of Oneida, was charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance and Possession of a Controlled Substance following a February 12 arrest where he was reportedly found in possession of a quantity of Methamphetamine and Suboxone. Ross was also charged with Tampering with Physical Evidence for allegedly attempting to destroy or conceal evidence as well as being a Persistent Felony Offender after previous felony convictions in 2002, 1999 and 1997.

Christopher Erbaugh, of Stearns, was charged with Cultivating Marijuana More than 5 Plants and being a Persistent Felony Offender after a previous felony conviction in 2013.

Brandon Marlow, of Williamsburg, was charged with Burglary First Degree, two counts of Wanton Endangerment First Degree, and Assault Fourth Degree after reportedly unlawfully entering a residence armed with a deadly weapon, causing physical injury to a female subject and creating a danger of death or serious physical injury to a juvenile subject in the home.

Garry Perry and Jordyn Perry, both of Whitley City, were indicted on several charges relating to a January 7 incident. The pair were charged with Receiving Stolen Property over $10,000 when they reportedly took possession of a stolen vehicle. They were also charged with Tampering with Physical Evidence and three counts of Wanton Endangerment First Degree when they allegedly engaged in conduct, which created a danger of death or serious physical injury to officers.

Both were also charged with being Persistent Felony Offenders after previous felony convictions in 2010.

Doyle Ridner, of Whitley City, was indicted on six counts related to an alleged January 30 robbery. Ridener was charged with Burglary First Degree, Robbery First Degree, two counts of Assault Second Degree, Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon and Resisting Arrest.

Billy Slaven, of Murfreesboro, and Marca Rose, of Oneida, were charged with one count of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance for allegedly having a quantity of methamphetamine for the purpose of sale on February 3. Rose was also charged with two counts Possession of a Controlled Substance for reportedly having a quantity of Hydrocodone and Suboxone.

The Voice would like to remind our readers that an indictment is not an indication of one’s guilt or innocence, but represents that enough evidence exists in a case to pursue the matter in a court of law.

 

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