A Forest Hills man has been indicted in connection with the burglary of two shops at the Southside Mall.
Scott Stokes, 19, was indicted by the Pike County Grand Jury on charges of two counts of third-degree burglary, two counts of first-degree criminal mischief, two counts of theft by unlawful taking and and three counts of second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor.
According to court records, Stokes is accused of breaking into Shoe Sensation and Factory Connection with juvenile accomplices and taking more than $500 worth of merchandise from each store. The indictment alleges he caused more than $1000 in damage to each store in the process.
Also indicted by the Grand Jury were:
• Timothy Francis, 30, and Robert Prater, 30, both of Stopover were indicted on second-degree assault charges for striking Tony McCoart, and fleeing or evading officers, creating a risk of physical injury or death.
• William Johnny Slone, 51, of Mouthcard was indicted for first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, oxycodone.
• Tabitha Cecil, 37, of Elkhorn City, was indicted for attempting to obtain a controlled substance by fraud.
• Anthony Eobosco, 37, of Pikeville, was indicted for fourth-degree assault upon Michael McCoy.
• Christopher Ray, 26, of Phelps, was indicted for theft by unlawful taking of a 1998 Buick belonging to Marcella Charles.
• Charles Reed, 25, of Williamson, indicted for fraudulent use of a credit card.
• Jason Whitt, 30, of South Williamson, was indicted for theft by unlawful taking of a computer and chainsaw from Sharon Grimmett.
• David Good, 40, of Keavy, was indicted for flagrant nonsupport.
• Joseph Phillips, 42, of Pikeville, was indicted for bail jumping.
(EDITOR’S NOTE: An indictment is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.)