Recent Pike Indictments


By Courtney Harrison



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

Nathan Lester, 28 from Steele, and Steven Dotson, 28 from Paw Paw, have been issued an indictment on the felony offense of two counts of receiving stolen property. According to the indictment, on September 8, Lester and Dotson committed the offense of receiving stolen property by receiving, retaining or disposing of a 2015 Polaris Razor valued at more than $10,000 which had been stolen from Josh and/or Joyce Little. The second count of receiving stolen property occurred when the pair knowingly receiving, retaining, or disposing of a 2012 Kawasaki valued at more than $500 which had been stolen from Josh and/or Joyce Little.

Virgil Mounts, 51 from Burnwell, has been issued an indictment on the felony charge for cultivating over five marijuana plants and the misdemeanor charge of possession of a drug paraphernalia. The indictment states that Mounts unlawfully cultivated or harvested more than five plants of marijuana with the intent to sell or transfer it. The indictment also states that Mounts committed the offense of possession of drug paraphernalia when he possessed equipment, products or materials which are designed for use in planting cultivating, growing, harvesting, producing, or otherwise processing controlled substances for introduction into the human body.

James Rowe, 36 from Elkhorn City, and Franklin Compton, 44 from Pikeville, have been issued an indictment for the felony offense of trafficking in a controlled substance and the misdemeanor offense of possession of a controlled substance. The indictment states that the two trafficked in a controlled substance in the first degree when they sold, transferred or possessed a quantity of methamphetamine. The indictment also states that the two possessed drug paraphernalia used for planting, cultivating, growing, harvesting, producing or processing controlled substances. Rowe has also been indicted on the charge of persistent felony offender.

David Caudill, 28 from Pikeville, has been issued an indictment on the felony offense of two counts of sexual abuse. The indictment states that Caudill committed sexual abuse when he caused a person less than 12 years old to have contact with his genitals.

Misty Little, 30 from Pikeville, has been issued an indictment for the felony offense of promoting contraband in the first degree. The indictment states that the offense occurred when Little knowingly introduced dangerous contraband (controlled substances) into a detention facility or by possessing such contraband while confined in the facility.

Joshua Tackett, 32 from Dorton, has been issued an indictment on the felony offense of criminal mischief in the first degree and the misdemeanor offense of criminal mischief in the third degree. According to the indictment, Tackett damaged or destroyed a vehicle belonging to Jackie Hall causing a loss of less than $500. The indictment states that Tackett committed criminal mischief in the first degree when he damaged or destroyed a vehicle belong to Delia Lucas, causing a loss in excess of $1000.

Clifton Boyd, 37 from Grethel, was issued an indictment on the felony offense of possession of a controlled substance in the first degree. An indictment states that Boyd committed the offense of possession of a controlled substance when he possessed a quantity of methamphetamine.

Zachary Sampson, 21 from Pikeville, was issued an indictment on the felony offense of criminal mischief in the first degree. The indictment states that he committed the offense of criminal mischief when he intentionally damaged or destroyed a car belonging to Kelli Read causing a loss in excess of $1000.

Cara Anderson, 31 from Elkhorn City, was issued an indictment for the felony offense of counts criminal possession of a forged instrument, and fraudulent use of a credit card. Anderson was also charged with the misdemeanor offense of theft by unlawful taking. The indictment states that Anderson committed theft by unlawful taking by exercising control of cash in the amount of less than $500 which belonged to Charles Anderson. Anderson committed fraudulent use of a credit card when she used a credit or debit card as if legitimately entitled to such use or possession to obtain goods or services in the amount of more than $100. Anderson committed criminal possession when she used a check on four occasions which the name of Charles D. Anderson had been forged.

An indictment is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

By Courtney Harrison

(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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