PIKEVILLE, Ky. — The Pike County Grand Jury recently returned indictments (true bills) against 24 individuals:
• Christopher T. Casey, 19, of Hurley, Va., was charged with theft by unlawful taking; first-degree criminal mischief; first-degree fleeing or evading police; second-degree escape; and second-degree robbery — all coming from a crime committed at Double Kwik on Aug. 19.
• Joshua D. Habern, 29, of Pikeville, was charged with two counts of first-degree criminal abuse stemming from an incident when he either intentionally abused or permitted the abuse of a child 12-years-old or younger on Aug. 5 and Aug. 25.
• Sheletta Ousley, 48, of Flatgap, was charged with with cultivating marijuana, over five plants; operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants; possession of drug paraphernalia; and third-degree possession of a controlled substance on June 9.
• Dennis Adkins Jr., 44, of Elkhorn City, was charged with first-degree assault and first-degree burglary when he shot Scott Bullock causing a serious injury and entered Bullock’s dwelling with intent to commit a crime within on April 29.
• Tiffany Wellman, aka, Tiffany Thacker, 30, of Shelbiana, was charged with third-degree assault when she caused or attempted to cause injury to officer Anthony Maggard on July 4.
• Renee Hall, 29, of Pikeville, was charged with tampering with physical evidence on July 4.
• Michael N. Blair, 25, of Regina, was charged with second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument when he uttered or possessed a check with Patricia Robinson’s name forged to it on March 9.
• Mellia Rowe, aka, Melissa Collins, 25, of Virgie, was charged with second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and second-degree persistent offender on Aug. 7.
• James Riley Thacker, 33, of Elkhorn City, was charged with operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol; first-degree criminal mischief for having destroyed a fence belonging to Paul Hopkins; and first-degree persistent felony offender on April 5.
• Eric Bentley, 27, and Rachael Bentley, both of Elkhorn City, were charged with receiving stolen property when they knowingly received retained or disposed of a Honda 4-wheeler, laptop, TV’s, guns, knives, DVD player and coins which had been stolen from James Hunt on March 31. Eric Bentley was also charged with second-degree persistent felony offender.
• Eligah L. Hall, 40, of Naugatuck, was charged with theft by unlawful taking when he took or exercised control of a dirt bike belonging to Charles Gilliam on May 18.
• Gary McCoy, 36, and Latishia McCoy, 40, both of Stone, were charged with theft by unlawful taking when they took or exercised control of a purse and its contents which belonged to Bessie Fields on June 4.
• Sara Johnson, aka, Sara Williamson, 25 address unknown, was charged with fraudulent use of a credit card in an incident dating back to April.
• Chadrick Gibson, 24, of Pikeville, Patrick Adkins, 23, of Kimper, and Megan Adkins, of Kimper, were charged with second-degree escape. Gibson and Patrick Adkins were both also charged with second-degree persistent felony offender.
• John C. Maynard, 26, of Pikeville, and Bobby Samples, 25, of LaGrange, were charged with second-degree assault when they struck Danny Jenkins on Aug. 4.
• Brandon Damron, 20, of Kimper, was charged with second-degree assault when he cut David Williamson with a deadly weapon on Aug. 20.
• Amy Harris, 29, and James Harris, 42, both of Ashland, were charged with theft by unlawful taking when they took jewelry from Jacqueline Newsome in July.
• Tyler Gwin, 21, of Raccoon, was charged wth first-degree with fleeing or evading police and first-degree wanton endangerment when he engaged in conduct which created a danger or death of injury to Keith Justice on April 14.
(EDITOR’S NOTE: An indictment is merely an accusation. Defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.)