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Mercer County Indictments Include Burglary, Criminal Mischief

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Robert Moore
Herald Staff

The Mercer Grand Jury handed up indictments last week on charges including burglary, criminal mischief, drugs, flagrant nonsupport and bail jumping.

• Joshua Morgan, 27, of 358 Cedar Riffle Road, Greenup, was charged with 2nd degree burglary, a class C felony, and 4th degree assault, a class A misdemeanor. Morgan is alleged to have unlawfully entered a dwelling house in Mercer County on Dec. 14, 2022, and shoved the victim, according to the indictment. Bail: $5,000 (no contact). Dep. Robert Hardin (Mercer County Sheriff’s Office) testified.

• Melissa Woods, 44, of 425 English Avenue, was charged with 3rd degree burglary, a class D felony. On Jan. 26, 2021, Woods is alleged to have unlawfully entered Nevada Auto Sales with the intent to commit a crime, according to the indictment. Bail: $5,000 (no contact). Chief Scott Elder (Burgin Police Department) testified.

• Benny Moore, 41, of 1031 Lexington Road No. 16, was charged with 1st degree criminal mischief, a class D felony, and theft by unlawful taking, a class B misdemeanor. On Oct. 28, 2022, Moore is alleged to have caused more than $1,000 in damage to the property of the Mercer County Cooperative Extension Office and to have taken items with a value of less than $500, according to the indictment. Bail: $5,000 with the condition Moore remain 1,000 feet away from the extension office. Dep. Wes Gaddis (MCSO) testified.

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