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No charges in Kidd Death

By Greg Bird

The No True Bill indicates no evidence was presented to the jury that would indicate any crime was committed in the disappearance, and no charges would be levied against any individual at this point.
Both McCreary County Sheriff Randy Waters and members of Kidd’s family presented the case to the Grand Jury this month leading up to the release.
Kidd, 35, was first reported missing on January 4 from the Kidd School Road area and was the subject of several searches
Kidd’s body was discovered on April 12 in the waters of Marsh Creek, more than three miles from his last known location. The body was positively identified and taken to the Kentucky State Medical’s Examiner’s Office, where an autopsy was performed. The results of the autopsy have yet to be released to the public.
Sheriff Waters said at the time of the discovery that there were no indications of foul play on the body.
Sheriff Waters did not wish to comment on the Grand Jury report at this time, but did note the case is still open.
Likewise, a family member of Kidd stated they did not wish to issue a statement at this time.

The Grand Jury also issued their report on the May Primary Election; ruling no information was found to warrant investigation and found no evidence of wrongdoing or abuse of the election process. The conclusion was it appeared the election was “conducted in a lawful and legal manner with no further inquiry being required.”
The report is typical following an election as the Grand Jury is also tasked with reviewing the election process.
In addition to the No True Bill and the election report, the Grand Jury issued a total of six indictments against seven individuals this month.
Randy and Bridgett Vance, of Strunk, were charged with a count of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance First Degree-First Offense for allegedly selling a Percocet tablet to a confidential informant for the McCreary County Sheriff’s Office on May 24.
Eddie Mobley, of Stearns, was charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance First Degree-Second Offense for reportedly having a quantity of methamphetamine in his possession, for the purpose of sale, on May 7.
Daniel Watson, of Corbin, was indicted on counts of Burglary, Resisting Arrest and Criminal Mischief for allegedly unlawfully entering a residence on June 3, causing property damage and attempting to prevent Deputy Alex Jones from making an arrest. Watson was also charged with being a Persistent Felony Offender after a previous conviction in McCreary Circuit Court in 2009.
Misty Murphy, of Stearns, was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance First Degree- Second Offense after reportedly being found with a quantity of methamphetamine on September 1, 2017.

Joni Helton, of Pine Knot, was indicted on counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance First Degree-Second Offense, and Possession of a Controlled Substance Third Degree- First offense after allegedly being found with a quantity of methamphetamine and Alprazolam on March 15.
David D. Hicks Jr., of Pine Knot, was indicted on a count of Assault First Degree for reportedly shooting an individual on March 8, causing serious physical injury.

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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