Bulan man indicted for marijuana cultivation
Others indicted on charges including rape, assault
by Amelia Holliday — Staff Reporter
HAZARD—A Perry County man arrested in June for allegedly cultivating 43 marijuana plants at his residence has been indicted this month.
Alfred D. Francis, 31, of Bulan, was indicted on one count marijuana cultivation of five or more plants, one count possession of marijuana, one count possession of drug paraphernalia, and one count persistent felony offender. He is currently being held on a $40,000 cash bond.
Several other indictments were returned by the grand jury last week, including one against 41-year-old Walter L. King of Hazard, who allegedly raped and sodomized a juvenile girl on at least two separate occasions between 2009 and July 2013. He was indicted on two counts first-degree rape and two counts first-degree sodomy, all Class A felonies carrying a minimum sentence of 20 years. King’s bond was set at $100,000.
Thirty-one-year-old David Begley, of Bulan, was indicted on four counts second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, and one count persistent felony offender. In July of this year, Begley is alleged to have forged nearly $950 worth of checks to Advance Auto Parts.
Hiram Noble, Jr., 20, of Viper, was indicted on one count second-degree assault, one count first-degree stalking, one count first-degree criminal mischief, one count intimidating a witness and three counts of third-degree terroristic threatening.
According to the indictment, in February Noble allegedly physically assaulted and stalked another man. After being arrested, Noble was alleged to have called the victim from the jail and threatened to kill his wife, children, and him. Noble’s bond was set at $75,000.
Jeffrey V. Foulon, 45, of Jasper, Ga., was indicted on charges of first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, prescription drugs not in the proper container, tampering with physical evidence, possession of marijuana. His bond was set st $20,000.
James Frederick Barger, 26, of Ricetown, Ky., was indicted on charges of receiving stolen property over $500 and first-degree persistent felony offender. His bond was set at $40,000.
Chester Adams, 41, of Viper, was indicted on charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and first-degree wanton endangerment. Allegedly, on Sept. 12, Adams fired a pistol in a residence occupied by a minor. His bond was set at $50,000.
Timothy W. Deaton, 42, of Hazard, was indicted for allegedly colliding with another vehicle on Dec. 4, 2012, before fleeing the scene. He is facing charges of leaving the scene of an accident, second-degree assault, and first-degree criminal mischief. His bond was set at $50,000.
Aaron Plowman, 25, of Hazard, allegedly burglarized the Trinity Holiness Tabernacle Church on Aug. 6, damaging the door and window of the church in excess of $1,000 in the process. Plowman was indicted on charges of third-degree burglary and first-degree criminal mischief. His bond was set at $25,000.
Brian Smith, 46, of Hazard, was indicted on one count of theft by unlawful taking of over $500 after allegedly taking a 2008 Yamaha Rhino worth over $500 in August. Linda S. Combs, 61, and Jimmy D. Combs, 54, both of Hazard, are both charged with receiving stolen property over $500 after receiving the Rhino, knowing it to have been stolen. Bail in all three cases was set at $20,000 cash.
Luther K. Adams, 40, of Hazard, was indicted on one count of public intoxication, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, illegal possession of a legend drug, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond was set at $20,000.
William Gillum, 41, of Hazard, was indicted on one count of first-degree possession of a controlled substance, public intoxication, prescription not in the proper container, and first-degree persistent felony offender. Bail was set at $25,000 cash.
Larry Yocum, 42, of Hazard, was indicted on charges of third-degree burglary, third-degree criminal mischief, disorderly conduct, menacing, alcohol intoxication, and resisting arrest. On April 15, Yocum allegedly burglarized Journey Church in Hazard, busting a window in the process. He is currently being held on a $30,000 cash bond.
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