July 26, 2013
by Cris Ritchie — Editor
HAZARD — The grand jury in Perry County returned indictments against 33 people in July, including one man accused of raping and sexually abusing a child several years ago.
The indictment was returned on July 19 against 31-year-old Darrell Campbell of Spencer Branch charging him with four counts of first-degree sexual abuse and one count of first-degree rape. According to the indictment, Campbell engaged in sexual intercourse with a juvenile female in 2007, and subjected the girl to sexual contact several times between Dec. 17, 2006, and November 2010, all while she was under the age of 12 years old.
The case was presented to the grand jury by Social Worker Rodney Coots, according to the indictment, and bail for Campbell was set at $100,000 cash, plus home incarceration if he is able to make bond.
First-degree rape is a Class D felony, and Campbell could face 20 years in prison if convicted.
Also indicted this month was 24-year-old Duncan Birdsall of Hazard, who is facing one count of second-degree sodomy. Birdsall is accused of engaging in “deviate sexual intercourse” with a minor less than 14 years old in February. The charge is a Class C felony and carries a maximum of 10 years in prison. Birdsall’s bail was set at $75,000.
Anthony Vanover, 28, of Hazard, is charged in a separate case with second-degree assault. According to the indictment, Vanover was involved in an altercation with another man on June 7 in which Vanover was alleged to have kicked the man to the ground and struck him in the face several times. Bail was set at $75,000.
Timothy McClain, 41, of Ermine, Ky., was indicted on one count of receiving stolen property over $500 for allegedly receiving two horse saddles and bridles while knowing them to have been stolen on June 6. His bail was set at $20,000.
Gail M. Gormly, of Krypton, is facing charges of first-degree possession of a controlled substance, driving on a DUI suspended license, operating a motor vehicle under the influence, and failure to produce an insurance card. She was alleged to have been driving while under the influence on May 29 while also in possession of oxycodone. Her bail was set at $20,000.
Jennifer Hocksteiler, 38, of Hazard, was indicted on one count of theft of identity for allegedly obtaining the personal information of a man on May 10 from Dell Computers. Bail was set at $20,000.
Joel Lewis, 43, of Hazard, was indicted on one count of second-degree assault. He is accused of beating another person in the face and head on May 25. Bail was set at $75,000.
Also indicted this month was 29-year-old Ralph Smith of Chavies, who is facing one count of theft over $500. He is accused of stealing metal and building materials from Mound Technologies on May 18. Jason Elrod, 23, of Gays Creek, was also indicted on a count of theft, also for allegedly stealing items from Mound Technologies on the same date. Bail for both men was set at $20,000.
Leslee A. Ray, 23, of Hazard, is charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence, possession of marijuana, DUI, and failure to wear a seat belt. Ray is accused of illegally possessing oxycodone and cocaine on March 18, 2012. Bail was set at $25,000.
Mickey J. Riley, 41, of Hardburly, is charged with marijuana cultivation second offense and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He is accused of illegally cultivating marijuana on June 7. Bail was set at $30,000.
Mechelle Drown, 42, of Hazard, is charged with fraudulent use of a credit card for allegedly using a credit card belonging to someone else to withdraw $864 from that account without permission on Aug. 15, 2011. Bail was set at $20,000.
Shane A. Dixon, 21, of Hazard, is facing charges of first-degree fleeing or evading police and reckless driving. He is accused of disobeying a police officer’s order to stop on Jan. 1, and driving in a reckless manner when he nearly struck another vehicle. Bail was set at $20,000.
Jessica Baker Morgan, 31, of Hazard, was indicted on charges of first-degree possession of a controlled substance and tampering with physical evidence for allegedly possessing oxycodone and attempting to conceal the pill on Sept. 24, 2012. Bail was set at $20,000.
Also indicted this month were Luci Cornett, 49, and William L. Martin, 52, both of Sassafras. They are charged with theft by deception over $500 for allegedly obtaining items from So Shay’s Gifts on April 11 with a forged check. Bail was set at $20,000 for each.
Ira S. Combs, 30, of Lotts Creek, was indicted on one count of theft by unlawful taking for allegedly stealing metal from the construction site at the Hazard ARH medical center on March 27. His bail was set at $20,000.
James Scott Oden, 21, of Hazard, was charged with second-degree burglary. According to the indictment, he burglarized a residence in Perry County on Feb. 10. Bail was set at $30,000.
Calvin J. Estep, 27, of Vicco, is facing one count of second-degree burglary for allegedly breaking into a residence on April 12. His bail was set at $30,000.
Thomas Smith, who is listed on the indictment as an inmate at the Grayson County Detention Center in Leitchfield, Ky., was indicted on one count of fraudulently obtaining public benefits. Smith, 33, is accused of using another man’s medical benefits to obtain medical care and prescriptions worth $17,481 between October 2007 and July 2010. His bail was set at $20,000.
Troy Tessner, 32, of Delphia, was indicted on one count each of reckless driving, failure to produce insurance card, failure to maintain insurance, failure to wear seat belts, improper equipment, DUI second offense, and two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, the latter a Class D felony. According to the indictment, Tessner was driving under the influence on June 15 and nearly struck a vehicle occupied by two people. His bail was set at $20,000.
Shannon Lumpkins, 31, of Jacks Branch, is facing one count of receiving stolen property over $500 for allegedly taking possession of metal items while knowing them to have been stolen in July of this year. Bail was set at $20,000.
Florence P. Daniels, 21, of Hazard, was indicted on one count of theft by unlawful taking over $500. She was alleged to have taken money and an iPhone 5 from Monkey Punch in Hazard in January. Bail was set at $20,000.
Brandon M. Pratt, 27, of Cornettsville, was indicted in two separate cases on two allegations of flagrant non-support. He allegedly owes $11,022 in back child support in the first case for one minor child, and $8,714 in the second for another child, according to the indictments.
Also facing charges of flagrant non-support are the following:
Jimmy Brock, 33, of Brandenburg, Ky., who allegedly owes $6,112 in support of two minor children.
Sandra K. Campbell, 34, of Bonnyman, who allegedly owes $2,262 in support of one minor child.
Landon D. Collins, 25, of Keavy, Ky., who allegedly owes $7,341 in support of two minor children.
Johnny McIntosh, 42, of Ladder Branch, who allegedly owes $10,440 in support of one minor child.
Bail in each of the cases alleging flagrant non-support was set at $20,000.