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By Hayley M. Cook


hcook@civitasmedia.com


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


Crystal Cassell, 31, of Williamson, was indicted on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, first-degree (Class D felony). According to reports, Cassell knowingly possessed a quantity of heroin, a Schedule II controlled substance.


Dennis Tackett, 43, of Harold, was indicted on charges of robbery, first-degree (Class B felony) and resisting arrest (Class A misdemeanor).


Tackett reportedly, while committing a theft from BB&T Bank, threatened the use of physical force with the intent of accomplishing the theft. According to reports,Tackett then intentionally prevented an officer from arresting him by using or threatening to use force or violence against the officer.


James T. Akers, 46, of Pikeville, was indicted on charges of theft by unlawful taking (Class A misdemeanor) and four counts of forgery, second-degree (Class D felony). Akers reportedly took a wallet and its contents belonging to Louie Parsons, then forged Parsons’ name to a credit or debit card at the following places: P&B Liquors, Rite Aid, Shell Mart and Check Point Gas.


Robert E. Scott, 41, of Pikeville, was indicted on the following charges: two counts of theft by unlawful taking (Class D felony), theft by unlawful taking (Class A misdemeanor), possession of firearm (shotgun) by a convicted felon (Class D felony) and persistent felony offender, first-degree (Class B felony).


Scott reportedly stole a firearm, men’s cologne, cash (less than $500), and tools belonging to Madison Compton. The defendant had this firearm despite having been convicted of a previous felony and not granted pardon for it.


Christopher Sawyers, 33, of Pikeville, was indicted on the following charges: burglary, third-degree (Class D felony); theft by unlawful taking (Class D felony); and persistent felony offender, first-degree (Class C felony).


According to reports, Sawyers knowingly and unlawfully entered a building owned by Larry Chaney with the intent to commit a crime. The defendant reportedly stole air guns valued at $500 not belonging to him.


Kimberly Smith, 46, of Pikeville, was indicted on a charge of theft by unlawful taking (Class D felony) after reportedly stealing more than $500 from Landmark Inn.


Mark Blankenship, 45, of Freeburn, was indicted on the following charges: manufacturing methamphetamine (Class B felony), unlawful possession of methamphetamine precursor (Class D felony) and possession of a controlled substance, first-degree (Class D felony).


Andy Maynard, 28, of Raccoon, and Christopher Newsome, 21, of Debord, were indicted on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine (Class B felony) and unlawful possession of methamphetamine precursor (Class D felony).


Darren R. Thacker, 34, of Pikeville, was indicted on a charge of receiving stolen property (Class D felony) after reportedly stealing two rings from Jennifer May valued at more than $500.


Keith Robertson, 38, of Louisville, was indicted on a charge of flagrant nonsupport (Class D felony) for reportedly failing to provide support for his minor child, to whom he was under a duty to provide support, and the arrearage for such nonsupport now totals $1,000 or more. According to documents, this support has not been paid for six or more consecutive months.


Amanda Goff, 34, of Williamson, was indicted on charges of burglary, third-degree (Class D felony) and theft by unlawful taking (Class A misdemeanor), after reportedly entering Walmart (having previously been told to stay off the premises) and stealing less than $500 worth of merchandise.


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