Mercer Grand Jury Indicts 16

The Grand Jury handed down indictments last Wednesday on charges including wanton endangerment to evidence tampering.

WANTON ENDANGERMENT

A Campbellsville man has been indicted on 11 felony and misdemeanor charges after fleeing police, both in a vehicle and on foot, late last month.

According to court documents, Joshua Harris, 26, of 3629 Social Band Road, Campbellsville, disobeyed a police order to stop his vehicle on Monday, Sept. 25.

Harris was indicted eight class D felonies, including 1st-degree fleeing/evading police and seven counts of 1st-degree wanton endangerment against three passengers in his car as well as the four police officers who engaged in the pursuit. He was also charged with 2nd-degree fleeing/evading a police officer, a class A misdemeanor, for disobeying a Kentucky State Trooper’s order to stop while on foot, and two both class B misdemeanors, driving without liability insurance and 3rd-degree criminal mischief, for damaging property during the chase. Harris’ bail was set at $20,000. Kentucky State Trooper Jacob Guffey testified.

DRUG CHARGES

• Jimmy Richardson, 27, of 310 S. Magnolia St., was indicted on two counts of 1st-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (fentanyl and methamphetamine) and fraudulently using an ID card to obtain benefits, all class D felonies, and driving under the influence—2nd offense, a class B misdemeanor. All four offenses occurred on May 14.

Richardson’s bail was set at $15,000 with drug-related conditions, including reporting to pretrial services, submitting to random drug tests and no new arrests involving alcohol, illegal substances or pain medications with or without a prescription. Patrolman Chris Perkins (Harrodsburg Police Department) testified.

• Derrick Drury, 50, of 359 Central Pike, is charged with 1st-degree possession of methamphetamine, a class D felony, and possessing drug paraphernalia (a syringe), a class A misdemeanor. Both offenses occurred on Aug. 31. Drury’s bail was set at $5,000 with drug-related conditions. Capt. Scott Elder (Mercer County Sheriff’s Office) testified.

• Clayton Brown, 29, of 111 Prosperous Way, was  charged with 1st-degree possession of methamphetamine, a class D felony, and possessing drug paraphernalia (scales), a class A misdemeanor. Both offenses occurred on Jan. 5, 2016. Brown’s bail was set at $5,000 with drug-related conditions. Maj. Brian Allen (HPD) testified.

• Angela Garcia, 44, of 596 Belmont St., is charged with 1st-degree possession of methamphetamine, a class D felony, and possessing drug paraphernalia (a syringe), a class A misdemeanor. Both offenses occurred on Oct. 26, 2016. Garcia’s bail was set at $5,000 with drug-related conditions. Maj. Brian Allen (HPD) testified.

• Jacob Drury, 24, of 751 Hildeen Drive, is charged with 1st-degree possession of oxycodone, a class D felony, on June 25. Drury’s bail was set at $5,000 with drug-related conditions. Maj. Brian Allen (HPD) testified.

• Martaevio Buster, 32, of 800 E. Muhammad Ali Blvd., Louisville, is charged with 1st-degree possession of methamphetamine, a class D felony, on Nov. 25, 2016. Buster’s bail was set at $5,000 with drug-related conditions. Maj. Brain Allen (HPD) testified.

• Zachary White, 42, of 168 Ashbrooke Lane, is charged with 1st-degree possession of methamphetamine, on Aug. 26. White’s bail was set at $5,000 with drug-related conditions. Cpl. Derek Patterson (HPD) testified.

• Jamie Williams, 32, of 1194 Kentucky Highway, Stanford, is charged with 1st-degree possession of heroin, on June 14. Williams’ bail was set at $5,000 with drug-related conditions. Cpl. Derek Patterson (HPD) testified.

• Randall Derousse, 38, of 477 W. Office St., is charged with 1st-degree possession of methamphetamine, a class D felony, on July 22. Derousse’s bail was set at $5,000 with drug-related conditions. Cpl. Derek Patterson (HPD) testified.

To learn more, check out this week’s edition of The Harrodsburg Herald.

Joshua Harris, 26, of Campbellsville, has been indicted on 11 felony and misdemeanor charges after fleeing police, both in a vehicle and on foot, last month.

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