Floyd County indictments released


By Andrea Saddler - asaddler@civitasmedia.com



PRESTONSBURG – The Floyd County Circuit Court, Commonwealth of Kentucky, has released indictments.

– Brandon Blackburn was issued an indictment for theft of motor vehicle registration plate or renewal decal and also being a persistent felony offender in the second degree. Blackburn is scheduled for arraignment on March 21.

– Jeremy Osborne was issued an indictment for burglary in the second degree, criminal mischief in the third degree and theft by unlawful taking. Osborne is scheduled for arraignment on March 10.

– Douglas Martin was issued an indictment for theft by unlawful taking. Martin is scheduled for arraignment on March 10.

– Steven A. Moore was issued an indictment for first degree possession of a controlled substance, drug unspecified, and first offense, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Moore is scheduled for arraignment on March 21.

– Gomer Fouts Jr. was issued an indictment for first degree possession of a controlled substance. Fouts is scheduled for arraignment on March 21.

– Danny Akers was issued an indictment for flagrant non- support and for being a persistent felony offender. Akers is scheduled for arraignment on March 10.

– John Thomas Xirafakis was issued an indictment for possession of marijuana and persistent felony offender.

– Jeff Fitzpatrick was issued an indictment for cultivation of marijuana less than five plants, first offense.

– Greg Thompson was issued an indictment for theft by deception writing cold checks under $ 10 thousand and persistent felony offender. Thompson is scheduled for arraignment on March 10.

– Chris Hopkins was issued an indictment for theft by deception writing cold checks under $10 thousand and persistent felony offender. Hopkins is scheduled for arraignment on March 10.

– Wesley Thompson was issued an indictment for theft by deception including cold checks under $10 thousand. Thompson is scheduled for arraignment on March 10.

– Shannon Hunter and Corey Kidd were issued indictments for theft by unlawful taking of gasoline $500 or more but under $10,000, criminal trespassing, and public intoxication of a controlled substance. Hunter and Kidd are scheduled for arraignment on March 21.

– Thomas Shepherd was issued an indictment for fleeing or evading police in the first degree (on foot), assault in the third degree on a probation officer, resisting arrest, menacing, terroristic threatening in the third degree, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia in the first degree and persistent felony offender. Shepherd is scheduled for arraignment on March 21.

– Jeffery Crum was issued an indictment for burglary in the second degree, criminal mischief in the third degree, assault in the fourth degree resulting in minor injury, assault in the fourth degree domestic violence resulting in minor injury, resisting arrest, menacing, and alcohol intoxication in a public place.

– Aaron Stephens was issued an indictment for receiving stolen property under $10 thousand. Stephens is scheduled for arraignment on March 21.

– Martin Shepherd and Brent Hale were issued indictments for complicity to manufacturing of methamphetamine when they aided, counseled or attempted to aid, Courtney Jordan, and Heather Miller by knowingly and unlawfully manufacturing methamphetamine. Shepherd and Hale are scheduled for arraignment on March 10.

– Lisa Burchett was issued an indictment for trafficking in a controlled substance in the first degree less than 2 grams of methamphetamine by knowingly and unlawfully trafficking in a schedule II controlled substance, while in possession of a handgun and trafficking in a controlled substance in the first degree more than 2 grams of methamphetamine by knowing and unlawfully trafficking in a schedule II controlled substance, with intent to sell, while in possession of a handgun. Burchett is scheduled for arraignment on March 21.

– Brian O’Neil was issued an indictment on fourteen charges of sexual abuse in the first degree by having sexual contact with a person less than twelve years of age, four charges of sodomy in the first degree by engaging in deviate sexual intercourse with a person less than twelve years of age and one charge of assault in the second degree when he intentionally caused serious physical injury to an individual, by striking him with his motor vehicle.

(An indictment is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.)

By Andrea Saddler

asaddler@civitasmedia.com

Andrea Saddler is a reporter for The Floyd County Times. She can be reached at asaddler@civitasmedia.com and 606-794-0290.

Andrea Saddler is a reporter for The Floyd County Times. She can be reached at asaddler@civitasmedia.com and 606-794-0290.

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