Mercer County Grand Jury Indicts 11

Charges Include Burglary, DUI And Escape

Robert Moore

Herald Staff

rmoore@harrodsburgherald.com

The Grand Jury handed down indictments last Wednesday on charges including burglary, driving under the influence, fleeing police and escape.

BURGLARY

  • Ashlee Worley, 33, of 408 Marimon Avenue, is charged with three counts of 3rd-degree burglary, a class D felony, and three counts of theft by unlawful taking, a class A misdemeanor. According to the indictment, Worley illegally entered Walmart on three separate occasions in 2018—Sept. 19, Oct. 6 and Nov. 1—each time taking merchandise worth less than $500. Bail was set at $5,000. David Jenkins of Walmart Loss Prevention testified.
  • Michael Cavanah, 32, of 427 Whirlaway Drive, Danville, is charged with 3rd-degree burglary, a class D felony, and 3rd-degree terroristic threatening, a class A misdemeanor. According to the indictment, Cavanah unlawfully entered Lanham and Company PSC on Oct. 31, 2018, and, threatened to shoot Patrolman Todd Tims (Harrodsburg Police Department). Bail was set at $5,000. Tims testified. The most recent arrest marks the 25th occasion Cavanah has been taken into custody. 

DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE

  • David Drury, 50, of 824 Rosewood Street, is charged with 1st-degree possession of methamphetamine, a class D felony, and two class A misdemeanors: violation of an emergency protective order and driving under the influence—2nd or subsequent offense. All three offenses occurred on Nov. 4, 2018. Bail was set at $5,000, with drug-related conditions, including reporting to pretrial services, submitting to random drug testing and not being involved in new arrests involving alcohol, illegal substances or pain medications with or without a prescription. Patrolman Aaron Steele (HPD) testified. Drury is also charged with 1st-degree fleeing/evading police, a class D felony, and 2nd-degree fleeing/evading police, a class A misdemeanor. According to the indictment, Drury disobeyed orders from a police to stop on Nov. 25, 2018, first while in a vehicle and then on foot. Bail was set at $5,000. Dep. Bill Cruce (Mercer County Sheriff’s Office) testified.
  • Edwin Browning, 56, of 327 North Greenville Street, is charged with driving under the influence—4th or subsequent offense, a class D felony. The offense occurred on Sept. 20, 2018. Bail was set at $5,000 with drug-related conditions. Patrolman T.J. Godbey (HPD) testified.

DRUG CHARGES

  • Roger Pendleton, 47, of 83 Shady Drive, Liberty, is charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, a class B felony; 1st-degree possession of methamphetamine, a class D felony, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a class A misdemeanor. According to the indictment, Pendleton was found to be in possession of more than two items used to make methamphetamine on Nov. 17, 2018, as well as methamphetamine and a straw. Bail was set at $20,000 with drug-related conditions. Patrolman Derek Patterson (HPD) testified.
  • William Jones, 58, of 411 Old Brown Road, is charged with 1st-degree possession of methamphetamine, a class D felony, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a class A misdemeanor. According to the indictment, Jones was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and a pipe on Nov. 11, 2018. Bail was set at $5,000, with drug-related conditions. Patrolman Aaron Steele (HPD) testified.
  • Timothy Yeager, 30, of 3000 Louisville Road, is charged with 1st-degree possession of methamphetamine, a class D felony, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a class A misdemeanor. According to the indictment, Yeager was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and a syringe on Nov. 19, 2018. Bail was set at $5,000 with drug-related conditions. Patrolman Aaron Miller (HPD) testified.
  • Kyle Webb, 34, of 660 Hawes Lane, is charged with 1st-degree possession of methamphetamine, a class D felony. The offense occurred on Sept. 2, 2018. Bail was set at $5,000 with drug-related conditions. Patrolman Taylor Smith (HPD) testified.

FLEEING POLICE

Marcus Beasley, 26, of 513 Russell Street, Danville, is charged with 1st-degree fleeing/evading police, a class D felony. According to the indictment, Beasley disobeyed an officer’s order to stop the vehicle he was driving on Oct. 24, 2018. Bail was set at $5,000. Dep. David Prather (MCSO) testified.

ESCAPE

Robert Sawyer, 39, of 5960 Louisville Road, Bowling Green, is charged with 2nd-degree escape, a class D felony. According to the indictment, Sawyer failed to return to Boyle County Detention Center on Nov. 19, 2018. Bail was set at $5,000. Dep. Wes Gaddis (MCSO) testified.

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