Pike Co. indictments include Williamson man


By Courtney Harrison - [email protected]



PIKEVILLE, Ky. – The Pike Circuit Court Commonwealth of Kentucky has released a number of recent indictments on various charges.

Franklin Harris, 37 from Williamson, was indicted on two felony charges related to burglary in the first degree and theft by unlawful taking. The indictment states that the charges stem from an incident that occurred around June 25. The indictment states that Harris unlawfully entered a dwelling armed with a deadly weapon and took a gun and gaming system valued at more than $500 which did not belong to him.

Clyde Smith, 31 from Canada, was issued an indictment on felony charges related to fraudulent use of credit card and persistent felony offender in the second degree. The indictment states that the charges stem from an incident that occurred around August 5.

Kermit Williams, 53 from Pikeville, was indicted on felony charges related to theft by unlawful taking and persistent felony offender in the first degree. The indictment states that the charges stem from an incident that occurred around August 12 when Williams exercised control of a Chevy Cobalt which did not belong to him.

Deborah Meade, 49 from Pikeville, was indicted on felony charges related to two counts of theft by unlawful taking. The indictment states that the charges stem from an incident that occurred around June 26 when Meade exercised control of jewelry and coins valued at more than $500 which did not belong to her. The indictment states that Meade also exercised control of a handgun which did not belong to her.

Racheal Bentley, 32 from Pikeville, was issued an indictment on the misdemeanor charge of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. The indictment states that around June 12, Bentley operated a vehicle without the consent of the owner.

Jessie Rogers, 24 from Pikeville, was issued an indictment on the felony charges of theft by unlawful taking and possession of a controlled substance in the first degree and a misdemeanor charge of theft by unlawful taking. The indictment states that around June 8, Rogers committed theft by unlawful taking when he took merchandise valued at less than $500 belonging to Justice Supply. The indictment also states that he took a gun from the Oasis Pawn Shop valued at more than $500 and knowingly possessed a quantity of a schedule II controlled substance.

Michael Blair, 46 from Shelbiana, was indicted on the felony charge of burglary in the third degree and the misdemeanor charge of theft by unlawful taking. The indictment states that on July 2, Blair committed burglary in the third degree when he entered a Walmart with the intent to commit a crime after having been told and agreeing to not enter the building. Blair committed theft by unlawful taking when he took merchandise valued at less than $500 which belonged to Walmart.

Jessica Stumbo,34 from Prestonsburg, and Laverne Mullins, 51 from Garrett, were issued an indictment for the felony charge of theft by unlawful taking. The indictment states that on June 18, the pair entered a Walmart and took merchandise valued at more than $500.

An indictment is merely an accusation and those named should be presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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By Courtney Harrison

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(Courtney Harrison is a news reporter for the Williamson Daily News. She can be contacted at [email protected] or at 304-235-4242 ext. 2279.)

(Courtney Harrison is a news reporter for the Williamson Daily News. She can be contacted at [email protected] or at 304-235-4242 ext. 2279.)

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