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Grand Jury indicts 14

By Greg Bird
birdman@tmcvoice.com

The McCreary County Grand Jury issued a dozen indictments against 14 individuals this month. The majority of the charges are drug related.
Ronald Rowe and Savannah Pope, both of Pine Knot, were indicted on a count of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia for allegedly being found with a quantity of methamphetamine and items commonly used for the ingestion and/or distribution of illegal controlled substances on February 24.
Debra Hammond, of Bronston, was indicted on charges of Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Intoxicants, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of a Controlled Substance in an Improper Container for reportedly operating a motor vehicle while under the influence and having a quantity of Oxycodone in a container other that in which it was originally delivered on February 4.
Arnold Holcomb, of Pine Knot, was charged with Possession of Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia for allegedly being found with a quantity of methamphetamine and items commonly used for the ingestion and/or distribution of illegal controlled substances on January 29, 2017.
Jessie Coleman, of Stearns, was indicted on a count of Possession of a Controlled Substance for reportedly being found with a quantity of methamphetamine on December 17.
Robert Walstrom Jr., of Whitley City, was indicted on counts of Fleeing or Evading Police and Criminal Mischief for reportedly refusing an order to stop from Kentucky State Police Trooper Harrison Wells on December 25, causing a substantial risk of serious physical injury to the Trooper and other drivers on the road, and while doing so damaging a light pole – causing property damage.
Rusty Hays, of Pine Knot, was indicted on counts of Burglary, Wanton Endangerment, Criminal Mischief and Public Intoxication, for allegedly unlawfully entering a residence, damaging a window and door, causing danger of death or serious physical injury to three young children and being in a public place while under the influence of intoxicants.
William Cross, of Whitley City, and Megan Blackstone, of Pioneer, were charged with Trafficking in a controlled substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, for reportedly being found with a quantity of methamphetamine for the purpose of sale and items commonly used for the ingestion and/or distribution of illegal controlled substances on November 19.
Cross was also charged with being a Persistent Felony Offender after a previous conviction in Wayne County in 2015.
Brittany Bailey, of Somerset, was indicted on counts of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia for allegedly being found with a quantity of methamphetamine and items commonly used for the ingestion and/or distribution of illegal controlled substances on August 20.
Newton Loudermilk, of Pine Knot, was indicted on a charge of Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Intoxicants, Fourth Offense after reportedly being found driving a vehicle while under the influence on March 9 after three previous convictions for OUI.
Angel Stanfield, of Oneida, was charged with Bail Jumping after allegedly failing to appear in McCreary Circuit Court on felony charges pursuant to the terms of a bail bond.
Rachel Worley, of Whitley City, was indicted on a charge of Possession of a controlled Substance for reportedly being found to have a quantity of methamphetamine in her possession on December 25.
Brock Byrd, of Revelo, was indicted on a charge of Possession of a controlled Substance for reportedly being found to have a quantity of methamphetamine in his possession on December 25.

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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