Several indicted by grand jury in Pike County


By Courtney Harrison - [email protected]



PIKEVILLE – The Pike Circuit Court Commonwealth of Kentucky issued a number of recent indictments on various charges throughout Pike County including several from the Tug Valley area.

Russell Burton, 34 from Stone, and Buster Sizemore, 24 from Stone, were issued an indictment for an incident that occurred on September 3, 2016. The indictment states that Burton and Sizemore face charges related to the felony offense of burglary in the second and third degree for unlawfully entering a residence and building owned by Josh Hubbard with the intent to commit a crime. Burton and Sizemore were also charged with the felony offense of theft by unlawful taking for exercising control of fire department turnout gear which belonged to the Pond Creek Fire Department valued at more than $500. Burton and Sizemore have also been charged with the misdemeanor offense of criminal attempt to second degree burglary when the pair unlawfully entered the residence of Loretta Fields. The pair has also been charged with the felony offense of receiving stolen property by receiving, retaining or disposing a firearm which had been stolen from James Hager. Burton has also been charged with the felony offenses of criminal possession of a forged instrument for possessing counterfeit currency and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Donald West, 49 from McVeigh, has been issued an indictment for the felony offense of trafficking in a controlled substance in the first degree for an incident that occurred on July 21.

Marsha Hubbard, 65 from Pinsonfork, and Sammy Hubbard 67 from Pinsonfork, were issued an indictment on felony charges related to trafficking in a controlled substance. The indictment states that the incident occurred on July 22 when the pair sold, dispensed, transferred or possessed with the intent to do so, less than ten dosage units of a controlled substance.

Brian Wells, 40 from Belfry, has been issued an indictment for the felony offense of trafficking in a controlled substance in the first degree. An indictment states that on June 1, Wells committed the offense of trafficking in a controlled substance when he dispensed, sold, transferred, or possessed with the intent to do so, a quantity of cocaine.

Terry Mounts, 57 from McCarr, has been issued an indictment for two counts of the felony offense of trafficking in a controlled substance in the first degree. According to the indictment, Mounts committed the offenses on March 7 and 9 when he dispensed, sold, transferred, or possessed with the intent to do so, a quantity of a schedule II controlled substance.

Frederick Eversole III, 35 from Pikeville, and Dennis Helton, 46 from Pikeville, were issued an indictment for the felony offense of receiving stolen property and the felony offense of obscuring an identity of a machine. According to the indictment, on August 24 the pair committed the offense of receiving stolen property by knowingly receiving, retaining, or disposing of a Hougen magnetic drill and bits valued at more than $500 which had been stolen from Wright’s Concrete. The indictment also states that on that day, the pair committed the offense of obscuring the identity of a machine when they removed, defaced, covered, altered or destroyed a manufacture’s serial number on a machine. The indictment also states that Eversole committed a second offense of receiving stolen property on April 27 by retaining, receiving, or disposing of a Hilti saw valued at more than $500 which had been stolen from Wright’s Concrete.

Anthony Hawes, 42 from Raccoon, and Brenda Biller, 46 from Raccoon, were issued an indictment for the felony offense of trafficking in a controlled substance in the first degree and the misdemeanor offense of trafficking in a controlled substance in the third degree. The indictment states that on September 3, the pair committed the offense of trafficking in a controlled substance when they dispensed, sold, transferred or possessed a quantity of a schedule II controlled substance. The indictment states that also on that day the pair committed the offense of trafficking in a controlled substance in the third degree when they dispensed, sold, transferred or possessed a quantity of a schedule II controlled substance.

Mike Fields, 39 from Pikeville, has been issued an indictment for the felony offense of sodomy in the first degree and the felony offense of persistent felony offender. The indictment states that on September 13, Fields committed the offense of sodomy in the first degree when he engaged in deviate sexual intercourse by forcible compulsion. He has also been indicted on the offense of persistent felony offender due to having at least two other previous felony convictions.

Melissa Damron, 40 from Virgie, has been issued an indictment on several charges which include two counts of the felony offense of criminal mischief in the first degree, the felony offense of burglary in the first degree, the felony offense of theft by unlawful taking, the felony offense of assault in the second degree, the felony offense of possession of a controlled substance in the first degree, the misdemeanor offense of possession of a controlled substance in the second degree, the felony offense of tampering with physical evidence, the felony offense of promoting contraband in the first degree and the misdemeanor offense of resisting arrest. The indictment states that on September 4, Damron committed criminal mischief by damaging a Ford F150 which belonged do Bennie Damron causing a loss of more than $1,000.

The indictment continues stating that Damron also damaged a Ford Thunderbird which belonged to Bennie Damron causing a loss of more than $1,000. She committed burglarly in the first degree by entering the dwelling of Bennie and Billie Damron with the intent to commit a crime while being armed with a dangerous weapon. Damron committed theft by unlawful taking by taking a weapon and drugs in the value of more than $500 which belonged to Bennie and Billie Damron. Damron committed assault in the second degree when she intentionally shot Bennie Damron causing physical injury. Damron committed the offense of possession of a controlled substance in the first and second degree by knowing possessing a quantity of a schedule II controlled substance and a schedule III controlled substance.

Damron committed the offense of tampering with physical evidence by damaging physical evidence which would be used in an official proceeding. Damron committed the offense of promoting contraband in the first degree by introducing controlled substances into a detention facility or possessed such contraband while being confined in a detention facility. Damron committed the offense of resisting arrest by attempting to prevent an officer by threatening to use force or violence against said officer.

Information in this article was obtained by use of indictments which are public record. An indictment is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

By Courtney Harrison

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(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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