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Seven indicted

By Greg Bird

A total of seven individuals were named in


released by the McCreary County Grand Jury this month.

Darrell Slaven, of Whitley City was indicted on one count of Possession of a Controlled Substance in the First Degree, First Offense for allegedly being found with a quantity of methamphetamine on October 5.

Chris Burke, of Stearns, was charged with a count of Receiving Stolen Property of the Value of $500 or more for reportedly knowingly and unlawfully possessing a 2000 Polaris Ranger Side by Side, which had been stolen from the Monticello Machine Shop on September 26.

Thomas Colwell, of Pine Knot, was indicted on a count of Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon by allegedly having in his possession a handgun after a felony conviction in Boone County in 2011, for which he received a five-year sentence for Receiving Stolen Property.

Patrick Ross, of Revelo, was charged with counts of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance First Degree, Second Offense and Trafficking in a Controlled Substance Second Degree, Second Offense for reportedly having more than 2 grams of methamphetamine and over 20 dosage units of a controlled substance for the purpose of sale on October 8.

Ross was also charged with being a Persistent Felony Offender after previous felony convictions in 2001 and 2016.

Sandra Spradlin, of Pine Knot, was charged with Criminal Abuse First Degree and Knowingly Exploiting an Adult over $300 for allegedly intentionally placing a 73-year-old female in a situation which caused her to be in danger of death or serious physical injury between August 9, 2017 and June 1, 2018. Spradlin also reportedly intentionally used money belonging to another individual for her own personal gains.

Jonathan Walters was charged with Burglary Second Degree, Criminal Mischief and Theft by Unlawful Taking for allegedly unlawfully entering a residence on June 13, damaging walls and cabinets and taking household and personal items of a value of more than $500.

Walters was also charged with being a Persistent Felony Offender after a previous felony conviction in 2004.

A seventh person was also indicted on a charge of Theft by Deception, but the Clerk’s Office had yet to receive the indictment and will be released on a later date.

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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