The McCreary County Record

August 25, 2009

Grand Jury indicts 20 persons

Theft incidents prevalent in McCreary County

Record Staff Report

WHITLEY CITY — A McCreary County grand jury returned indictments against 20 individuals for the month of August.

The report released yesterday includes charges against:

• Brandon Joseph Alexander, 108 Herb Neal Rd., Pine Knot — second-degree rape. On July 1, Alexander had intercourse with female under 14.

• Edward Martin, Esau Ross Apts. #7, Stearns — first-degree burglary, Theft by Unlawful Taking, first-degree Criminal Mischief. On January 20, Martin unlawfully entered the home of Ronnie Ross and took a Remington 22 caliber rifle, R&G; 22 caliber handgun, and other items. Martin also caused more than $1,000 to Ross’ apartment.

• Peggy Cox, 331 New Liberty Rd., Williamsburg — second-degree burglary, Theft by Unlawful Taking Over $500 but less than $10,000, and first-degree Persistent Felony Offender. On June 16, Cox unlawfully entered the home of Jessie Martin and took $2,000. Cox was previously convicted of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument and Receiving Stolen Property over $300 in Whitley County two years ago.

• Jason Perry, 5800 Hwy. 90, Parkers Lake — Receiving Stolen Property Over $500 but less than $10,000, Obscuring the Identity of a Machine, first-degree PFO. On April 30, Perry had in his possession a 1998 Kawasaki Bayou four wheeler stolen from Kenneth Baker and which had its VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) removed. Perry’s previous convictions include drug-trafficking charges and date back to 2003.

• Patrick Ross, 103 Locust Rd., Oneida, TN — first-degree Criminal Mischief, third-degree terroristic threatening, and first-degree PFO. On June 23, Ross threatened to kill Samuel Watters and caused more than $1,000 to Watters’ house and trailer. Ross was previously convicted of receiving stolen property in McCreary County and promoting contraband in Franklin County among other charges dating back to 1997.

• Eric Creekmore and Tonya Daugherty, both of 102 Woodpecker Drive, Pine Knot — two counts of Receiving Stolen Property Over $500 but less than $10,000. On June 27, Creekmore and Daugherty were found in possession of a 2005 Polaris four wheeler belonging to Jack Meadows and a 2001 New Holland tractor/seeder stolen from Elza Construction.

• Dustin R. West, 1477 Southern Hwy., Pine Knot — Receiving Stolen Property Over $500 but less than $10,000 and first-degree Fleeing or Evading Police while Operating a Motor Vehicle. On December 23, 2008, West had a 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue stolen from Robin Honeycutt and disregard directions to stop by Kentucky State Police.

• William Steve Gibson, Sherman Richmond Rd., Pine Knot — Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Property Over $500 but less than $10,000. On April 7, Gibson took $4,000 from April Tucker on condition that he purchase a 2007 Pontiac G6 which he did not do.

• Michael Cole and Jesse Ball, both of Debbies Lane, Pine Knot — third-degree burglary and Theft by Unlawful Taking Over $500 but less than $10,000. On June 30, Cole and Ball unlawfully entered Mary Wisham’s business and took a Stihl chainsaw.

• Donnie Jason Lair, currently lodged in Davies Co. Jail — second-degree forgery, receiving stolen property under $500, and first-degree Persistent Felony Offender. On May 15, Lair had in his possession a 1987 Chevrolet Astro Van stolen from Carl D. Miller. Lair is accused of forging Miller’s signature to the title. He was previously convicted of fleeing and theft charges last year in McCreary, Clay and Pulaski counties.

• Mark Ball, 533 Muddy Branch Rd., Pine Knot — first-degree criminal mischief. On May 31, Ball caused more than $1,000 in damage to a 2007 Suzuki Forenza owned by Imogene Dawson.

• Jason Harper, 100 Court Lane, Pine Knot — Receiving Stolen Property of a value of $500 but less than $10,000. On April 21, Harper had in his possession copper fittings stolen from Edwin Musgrove.

• Zackery Rexroat, Jim Stephens Trailer Park #5, Pine Knot — Theft by Unlawful Taking Over $500 but less than $10,000. On July 7, Rexroat took a 2002 Polaris four wheeler belonging to Larissa Morrow.

• Steven Green, BC Townhouse Apts. #10, Stearns — Receiving Stolen Property Over $500 but less than $10,000. On July 8, Green had in his possession Morrow’s stolen 2002 Polaris four wheeler. In a separate indictment, the 25-year-old Green was charged with Theft of Identity by passing himself off as James Phillips to Kentucky State Police on February 18.

• Barbara J. Hill, 165 A King Rd., Pine Knot — first-degree Possession of a Controlled Substance (second offense) and first-degree PFO. On August 18, 2008, Hill was found in possession of Oxycodone by KSP Trooper Edward Shaler Jones. She was previously convicted of drug possession and trafficking charges as well as escape in Pulaski and McCreary counties.

• Tex A. Monroe, Hwy. 1651, Whitley City — first-degree Possession of a Controlled Substance. On March 2, 2008, Monroe was found in possession of cocaine by KSP Trooper Robert Jason Browning.

• Timothy Hager — Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol, fourth offense.

• Thurman Stephens — fourth-degree assault.

Readers are reminded that an indictment is a charge and should not be considered as evidence of an individual’s guilt. Anyone under indictment is presumed innocent until and unless convicted in a court of law.