Mercer Grand Jury Indicts 12

Robert Moore

Herald Staff

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The Grand Jury handed up indictments last Wednesday on charges including burglary, wanton endangerment, sexual abuse and firearm theft.

BURGLARY

  • Kenneth Horn, 42, of 2135 Bohon Road, is charged with 3rd-degree burglary and theft by unlawful taking, both class B felonies. According to the indictment, Horn, who is being prosecuted as a persistent felony offender, illegally entered a residence and removed property valued at more than $500 on March 26. Bail was set at $10,000. Dep. Bill Cruce (Mercer County Sheriff’s Office) testified.
  • Richard Wells, 37, of 203 East Broadway, is charged with 2nd-degree burglary, a class C felony, and theft by unlawful taking, a class A misdemeanor. According to the indictment, Wells entered a dwelling house on Feb. 23 and stole property less than $500. Bail was set at $10,000. Patrolman Aaron Steele (Harrodsburg Police Department) testified.

POSSESSION OF A FORGED INSTRUMENT

  • Brent Lyons, 33, of 2832 Mackville Road, is charged with three class C felony counts of 1st-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument; receiving stolen property and theft of a motor vehicle registration plate or decal, both class D felonies; and driving with a suspended/revoked license and driving without liability insurance, both class B misdemeanors. According to the indictment, Lyons was found to be in possession of counterfeit bills, stolen property valued at more than $500 and a stolen registration plate and decal on April 19. Bond for all the charges was set at $10,000. Patrolman Brandon Cook (HPD) testified.

WANTON ENDANGERMENT

  • James McCarty, 55, of 201 North First Street, is charged with three class D felony counts of 1st-degree wanton endangerment. According to the indictment, McCarty shot a firearm in the direction of three different people on Feb. 24. Bail was set at $5,000 (no contact). Dep. Wes Gaddis (MCSO) testified.

SEXUAL ABUSE

  • Jerry Reynolds, 32, of 721 Wren Street, is charged with 1st-degree sexual abuse of a child less than 12 years of age, a class C felony. According to the indictment, the offense occurred on April 2, 2012. Bail was set at $10,000 (no contact). Trooper Jonathan Hall (Kentucky State Police) testified.

ASSAULT

  • Tonia Chilton, 41, of 100 South Magnolia Street No. 3, is charged with 2nd-degree assault with a dangerous instrument, a class C felony. According to the indictment, the offense occurred on Jan. 20. Bail was set at $10,000 (no contact). Patrolman Aaron Steele (HPD) testified.

DRUG CHARGES

  • Demarkus Masterson, 31, of 119 Centre Estate Drive, Danville, is charged with trafficking in marijuana and 1st-degree possession of fentanyl, both class D felonies. The offenses occurred on Oct. 19, 2019. Bail was set at $5,000 with drug-related condition s: reporting to pretrial services, submitting to random drug testing and being involved in no new arrests involving alcohol, illegal substances or pain medications with or without a prescription. Patrolman Derek Patterson (HPD) testified.
  • Carl Helton, 39, of 1985 Danville Road, is charged with 1st-degree trafficking in methamphetamine, a class B felony, and 1st-degree possession of heroin, a class D felony. Both offenses occurred on Feb. 21, according to the indictment. Bail was set at $20,000 with drug-related conditions. Patrolman Derek Patterson (HPD) testified.
  • Gerald Calhoun, 50, and Merry Duncan, 48, both of 415 Harrods Court, are charged with 1st-degree possession of methamphetamine, a class D felony, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a class A misdemeanor. According to the indictment, Calhoun and Duncan were found to be in possession of methamphetamine, pipes and scales on Feb. 24. Bail for Calhoun was set at $8,000 with drug-related conditions. Bail for Duncan was set at $5,000 with drug-related conditions. Patrolman Derek Patterson (HPD) testified.
  • Jody Grubbs, 35, of 35 Hancock Street, Junction City, is charged with 1st-degree trafficking in methamphetamine, a class B felony. According to the indictment, the offense occurred on Feb. 3 in Mercer County. Grubbs is being prosecuted as a persistent felony offender. Bail was set at $20,000 with drug-related conditions. Dep. Bill Cruce (MCSO) testified.

FIREARM THEFT

  • Austin Hines, 24, of 1506 Cardwell Road, is charged with theft by unlawful taking of a firearm, a class D felony. The offense occurred on Dec. 28, 2019. Bail was set at $9,000. Capt. Scott Elder (MCSO) testified.

1 Comment

  1. Mrs Crawford on June 20, 2020 at 9:19 am

    I mean how many unlicensed and out of state vehicles does Cornishville need .

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