The McCreary County Grand Jury handed down indictments against eight individuals in seven cases this past week.
Dustin Baltimore, of Whitley City, was indicted on one charge of Flagrant Non-Support for allegedly failing to make court ordered child support payments – totaling over $1,000.
Robbie Godsey, of Whitley City, was indicted on two counts of Flagrant Non-Support for allegedly failing to make court ordered child support payments – totaling over $2,000.
Julie Richardson, of Strunk, was indicted on one count of Flagrant Non-Support for allegedly failing to make court ordered child support payments – totaling over $1,000.
Richardson also was charged with being a persistent felony offender after a 2011 conviction in Pulaski County, and reportedly still on parole in that case.
Jimmy Troxell, of Parkers Lake, was indicted on three counts Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument for reportedly presenting forged checks at JP Morgan Chase Bank, totaling more than $950 on January 29.
Troxell is also facing one count of Theft by Deception of the Value of $500 or more and three counts of Theft by Deception of the Value of Less than $500 for allegedly presenting checks totaling more than $1,4000 at the Falls Road Mini Mart, knowing funds were not available.
Ronald E. Grundy, of Whitley City, was charged with one count of Failure to Comply With Sex Offender Registration for allegedly failing to report a change of address to the Kentucky State Police.
Thomas J. Smart, of Stearns, was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance First Degree, for allegedly knowingly and unlawfully possessing a quantity of Methamphetamine on February 23.
Tex Monroe and Larry Myers, both of Pine Knot, face a charge of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance First Degree for reportedly possessing a quantity of Methamphetamine for the purpose of sale on October 28.
Monroe also faces charges of Tampering with Physical Evidence and being a Persistent Felony Offender after a 2011 conviction in McCreary County Circuit Court.
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.