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By Hayley M. Cook


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PIKEVILLE, Ky. - The following 14 individuals were indicted during the last meeting of the Pike County Grand Jury, according to information released by the Pike County Commonwealth Attorney’s office.


Sarah Williams, 31, of Turkey Creek, was indicted on the following charges: assault, third-degree (Class D felony); resisting arrest (Class A misdemeanor); and persistent felony offender, second-degree (Class C felony). The defendant reportedly attempted to cause physical injury to Adam Wright, a law enforcement officer.


Donna Lipps, 36, of Turkey Creek, was indicted on the following charges: trafficking in controlled substance, first-degree (Class D felony); possession of a controlled substance, first-degree (Class D felony); possession of drug paraphernalia (Class A misdemeanor); and possession of marijuana (Class A misdemeanor). The defendant reportedly possessed two grams of heroin, a Schedule I controlled substance; morphine, a Schedule II controlled substance, products intended for the use of producing controlled substances, and less than eight ounces of marijuana.


Robert E. Scott, 41, of Pikeville, was indicted on the following charges: theft by unlawful taking (Class D felony); theft by unlawful taking (Class A misdemeanor); unauthorized use of motor vehicle (Class A misdemeanor); and persistent felony offender, first-degree (Class B felony). The defendant reportedly stole a number of items not belonging to him, including an IPhone 5S valued at $500, a purse filled with cash and bank cards, and a Kentucky operator’s license. The defendant also used a vehicle without authorization from the owner.


Clarence Andruskewicz, 48, of Jackson,was indicted on a charge of theft by failure to make required disposition of property (Class D felony). The defendant reportedly obtained scaffolding in the amount of $500 or more, and upon an agreement to a known legal obligation to make a specified payment or disposition, treated the property as his own and thus failed to make the required disposition.


Matthew Comer, 24, of Prestonsburg, was indicted on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine (Class B felony) and possession of controlled substance, first-degree (Class D felony). The defendant allegedly knowingly possessed meth, a Schedule I controlled substance.


Michael Bennett, 28, of Eklhorn City, was indicted on the following charges: burglary, second-degree (Class C felony); assault, fourth-degree (Class A misdemeanor-two counts); and criminal mischief, second-degree (Class A misdemeanor). The defendant reportedly entered a residence with the intent to commit a crime, caused intentional physical injury to two individuals, and destroyed household furnishings worth a value of $500 or more.


Randolph Coleman, 48, of Pikeville, was indicted on the following charges: trafficking in controlled substance, first-degree (Class C felony); trafficking in controlled substance, third-degree (Class A misdemeanor); and assault, fourth-degree (Class A misdemeanor). The defendant reportedly possessed Oxycodone, a Schedule II substance, and Xanax, a Schedule IV substance.


Robert Mitchell, 27, of Beaver, and Kaitlyn Mitchell, 25, of Melvin, were indicted on a charge of receiving stolen property (Class D felony). The defendants reportedly worked together and knowingly stole items such as an air compressor, shingle lift and a gas blower, all of a value of more than $500.


Jonathan Holsten, 37, of Pikeville, was indicted on the following charges: trafficking in controlled substance, first-degree (Class C felony); trafficking in controlled substance, second-degree (Class D felony); trafficking in controlled substance, third-degree (Class A misdemeanor); trafficking in marijuana (Class A misdemeanor); and possession of firearm by a convicted felon (Class C felony). According to reports, the defendant possessed Psilocyn, a Schedule I controlled substance; Hydrocodone, a Schedule III controlled substance; and Xanax, a Schedule IV controlled substance.


Billy Diamond Jr., 33, of Pikeville, was indicted on a charge of promoting contraband, first-degree (Class D felony). The defendant allegedly either introduced dangerous contraband into a detention facility or obtained it therein.


Derek McHardue, 23, of Pikeville, was indicted on charges of escape, second-degree (Class D felony), and persistent felony offender, second-degree (Class C felony). The defendant, after being convicted of a felony, escaped from a detention facility or from the custody of law enforcement authorities.


Kevin D. Ray, 27, of Pikeville, was indicted on the following charges: leaving the scene of motor vehicle injury (Class A misdemeanor); assault, third-degree (Class D felony); tampering with physical evidence (Class D felony); operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants third-offense (misdemeanor); and operating a motor vehicle without an operator license (Class B misdemeanor). The defendant reportedly was involved in a wreck and left the scene without fulfilling his duties. The defendant then attempted to cause physical injury to Joe Slone, a law enforcement officer, and tampered with evidence he believed would be used in an official proceeding, to impair its verity for such proceeding.


Mary Conley, 42, of Raccoon, was indicted on a charge of theft by unlawful taking (Class D felony). The defendant reportedly took a purse not belonging to her which contained more than $500 cash.


(Editor’s note: An indictment is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.)


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