In a busy caseload this month the McCreary County Grand Jury returned 13 indictments against 19 individuals Monday morning.
Jimmy Troxell, of Parkers Lake, was formally indicted in the case against him after he fled from the custody of Transport Officers Cody Stephens and Curtis Coffey on August 22 when they were bringing him to the McCreary County Courthouse.
Troxell fled, while still handcuffed, from the transport van while the officers were transporting several prisoners for a Court appearance. He has yet to be captured.
Alexander West, of Stearns, was charged with one count of Burglary First Degree for allegedly knowingly and unlawfully entering a residence and threatening to cause physical injury to one of the occupants on August 26. He was also charged with Assault Fourth Degree: Domestic, for allegedly striking an individual and causing physical injury.
Newton Loudermilk, of Pine Knot, was indicted on three counts of Criminal Mischief for reportedly knowingly and unlawfully damaging two vehicles and a front porch of a residence. He was also charged with Driving a Motor Vehicle While License is Suspended for DUI and Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Intoxicants, Third Offense.
Raymond King Jr., of Stearns, was indicted on one count of Possession of a Controlled Substance for allegedly having a quantity of Methamphetamine on April 30.
Dustin D. Ridner, of Parkers Lake, was charged with Criminal Abuse First Degree for reportedly intentionally abusing a three-year-old child by slinging him and throwing him down, causing substantial injuries.
Paul Jamison, of Winfield, was charged with Intimidating a Witness in the Legal Process for allegedly appeared at the home of a Confidential Informant, a witness in a Trafficking in a Controlled Substance case against Jamison.
Roseanne Baird, of Whitley City, was charged with Intimidating a Participant in the Legal Process for reportedly threatening a witness for the Commonwealth in a criminal trial on August 10.
Joey Ellis, of Kings Mountain, was charged with two counts of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance and one count of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument for reportedly possessing for sale over 36 grams of methamphetamine and 3 grams of heroin, while in possession of a handgun and rifle and counterfeit bills in the amount of $160 on July 13.
Rhonda King, of Strunk, was charged with 11 counts of Theft of a Firearm and one count of Burglary for allegedly entering a residence and unlawfully taking several weapons on June 18.
Jason Laxton, of Winfield, Reuben L. West, of Huntsville, and Heather Crusey, address unknown, were charged with Burglary, 17 counts of Theft of a Firearm and one count of Theft by Unlawful Taking for reportedly breaking in to a residence on August 15, taking several firearms, a crossbow, a box of pocket knives and other miscellaneous items.
West was also charged with Retaliating against a Participant in a Legal Process for reportedly sending a threatening phone message to Sheriff Randy Waters.
Corey Gregory, of Stearns, Codie Creekmore, address unknown, and Dustin Brown, of Whitley City were charged with three counts of Theft by Unlawful Taking and one count of Burglary for allegedly breaking into an outbuilding and taking a 4-wheeler, moped and exhaust pipe on July 23.
Tony Ridner, of Parkers Lake, was charged with Kidnapping, Wanton Endangerment, Criminal Mischief and Assault for reportedly terrorizing, beating and restraining the liberty of a victim, causing physical injury and engaging in behavior with manifest indifference to the value of human life and damaging a vehicle.
Ridner was also charged with being a Persistent Felony Offender after previous felony convictions in 2001, 2006, 2007 and 2012.
Jonathan Thomas, of Whitley City, James Mason, of Stearns, Cassandra Perry, of Parkers Lake, and Dillard Thomas, of Whitley City, were charged with Burglary, Criminal Mischief and Theft by Unlawful Taking for allegedly breaking in to a residence, damaging the interior of the home and taking a washer and dryer.
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.