The Mercer County Grand Jury handed up indictments last Wednesday on charges including possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, shoplifting, bail jumping and possession of a forged instrument.
POSSESSION OF A HANDGUN
• Kody Brewer, 25, of 430 Bondville Road, Salvisa, was charged with possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, a class C felony, and possession of a defaced firearm, a class A misdemeanor. On Jan. 23, Brewer, a convicted felon, was found to be in possession of a firearm from which the serial number had been removed, according to the indictment. Bail was set at $10,000. Dep. Bill Cruce (Mercer County Sheriff’s Office) testified.
• Nicholas Pascual, 22m of 413 Perryville Street, was charged with two class D felony counts of 3rd degree burglary and two class A misdemeanor accounts of theft by unlawful taking. On April 20 and April 21, Pascual is alleged to have unlawfully entered Walmart and took items valued at less than $500, according to the indictment. Bail was set at $5,000. Patrolman Jarrod Duncan (Harrodsburg Police Department) testified.
• Lekeshia Jones, 36, of 447 Daviess Street, was charged with 1st degree bail jumping, a class D felony. Jones failed to appear for a status hearing at Mercer Circuit Court on June 14. Bail was set at $5,000.
POSSESSION OF A FORGED INSTRUMENT
• Robert Ingram, 39, of 244 Strawberry Lane, Brodhead, was charged with 2nd degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, a class D felony. On APril 9, Ingram was found to be in possession of a forged check for $400 drawn on Farmers National Bank, according to the indictment. Bail was set at $5,000. Patrolman Ridge Yeast (HPD) testified.