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Indictments released, December 2017

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SALYERSVILLE – The Magoffin County Grand Jury released the following indictments on December 7, 2017:

Jarrod Salyer, 33, of Royalton Road, Salyersville, is charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance (first offense, methamphetamine), a Class D felony and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor. According to the indictment, on or about July 27, 2017, Salyer allegedly possessed a quantity of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. 

Robert Miller, 58, of S.E. Licking River Road, Salyersville, is charged with two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, Class D felonies, and second-degree criminal mischief, a Class A misdemeanor. According to the indictment, on or about August 18, 2017, Miller allegedly engaged in conduct which created substantial danger of death or serious physical injury to two people, and wantonly defaced, destroyed or damaged property owned by one of those people causing a pecuniary loss of $893.65.

Randall Roy Howard, 57, of Salyersville, is charged with third-degree arson, a Class D felony, and second-degree cruelty to animals, a Class A misdemeanor. According to the indictment, on or about September 15, 2017, Howard allegedly intentionally started a fire, causing destruction or damage to a building, and was intentionally cruel to animals, causing the death of said animals as a result of the cruelty.

Rebecca Auxier, 35, of West Liberty, is charged with flagrant non-support, a Class D felony. According to the indictment, on or about June 8, 2012, through October 31, 2017, Auxier allegedly persistently failed to provide support which she can reasonably provide and which she knew she had a duty to provide by virtue of a court order to two minor children, with the failure resulting in an arrearage of $16,778.

Christopher C. Howard, 34, of Lick Creek Road, Salyersville, is charged with flagrant non-support, a Class D felony. According to the indictment, on or about November 22, 2005, through October 31, 2017, Howard allegedly persistently failed to provide support which he can reasonably provide and which he knew he had a duty to provide by virtue of a court order to a minor child, with the failure resulting in an arrearage of $21,625.

Joey Nathan Dickerson, 36, of Slone’s Trailer Court, Burning Fork Road, Salyersville, is charged with failure to comply with sex offender registration, first offense, a Class D felony. According to the indictment, on or about May 29, 2017, Dickerson allegedly failed to provide his current address to the Kentucky State Police Sex Offender Registry as required. 

Billy Joe Tucker, 45, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, is charged with receiving stolen property $10,000 or more, a Class C felony; failure to comply with sex offender registration, first offense, a Class D felony; and sex offender IM/chat/social media use, a Class A misdemeanor. According to the indictment, on or about September 8, 2017, Tucker allegedly received, retained or disposed of movable property of another, namely U-Haul Company of Arizona, with the value of the property at $10,000 or more. He also reportedly failed to provide his current address to the Kentucky State Police Sex Offender Registry as required, and as a registered sex offender, he knowingly and unlawfully used different types of social media outlets. 

Jonathan D. Dale, 30, of Paintsville, is charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance (first offense, methamphetamine), a Class D felony; public intoxication of a controlled substance (excluding alcohol), a Class B misdemeanor; second-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer, a Class A misdemeanor; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor. According to the indictment, on or about September 24, 2017, Dale allegedly possessed a quantity of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, appeared in public manifestly under the influence of meth, and engaged in conduct which created substantial danger of physical injury to another person, namely Deputy Cory Cook. 

Chase Patrick, 29, of Bee Tree Road, Salyersville, is charged with receiving stolen property under $10,000, a Class D felony. According to the indictment, on or about October 10, 2017, Patrick allegedly received, retained, or disposed of movable property valued at $5,000 owned by Abarta Oil and Gas, knowing it had been stolen.

Billy Rowe, 43, of Flatwoods, is charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, less than 10 dosage units, first offense, a Class D felony; second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, greater than or equal to 20 dosage units, first offense, a Class D felony; and third-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, greater than or equal to 20 dosage units, but less than 120 dosage units, drug unspecified, first offense, a Class A misdemeanor. According to the indictment, on or about June 22, 2017, Rowe allegedly possessed quantities of Oxycodone (a Schedule II controlled substance), Suboxone, and Diazepam, with the intent to manufacture, distribute or sell. 

Jeffery Blackburn, 34, of Prestonsburg, is charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, greater than or equal to two grams of methamphetamine, first offense (complicity), a Class C felony; and possession of drug paraphernalia (complicity), a Class A misdemeanor. According to the indictment, on or about July 25, 2017, he knowingly possessed a quantity of meth with the intent to manufacture, distribute or sell, as well as possessed drug paraphernalia, acting in complicity with Jesse Pete Craft. 

Jesse Pete Craft, 38, of Prestonsburg, is charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, greater than or equal to two grams of methamphetamine, first offense (complicity), a Class C felony; possession of drug paraphernalia (complicity), a Class A misdemeanor; third-degree possession of a controlled substance, first offense, drug unspecified, a Class A misdemeanor; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, third offense, a Class A misdemeanor; operating a motor vehicle on suspended or revoked operator’s license, a Class B misdemeanor; failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance, first offense, a Class B misdemeanor; failure to display and/or produce Kentucky registration receipt, a violation; failure to display Kentucky registration plates, a violation; and having one head light, a violation. According to the indictment, on or about July 25, 2017, he knowingly possessed a quantity of meth with the intent to manufacture, distribute or sell, as well as possessed drug paraphernalia, acting in complicity with Jeffery Blackburn. He also possessed a quantity of a controlled substance, as well as operated a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, with this being his third subsequent offense within the last five years. He was operating a motor vehicle while his operator’s license was suspended or revoked.

Jason Jarrell, 31, of Little Pricey Road, Salyersville, is charged with two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer, Class D felonies; menacing, a Class B misdemeanor; resisting arrest, a Class A misdemeanor; and second-degree fleeing or evading police on foot, a Class A misdemeanor. According to the indictment, on or about November 13, 2017, Jarrell allegedly engaged in conduct that created substantial danger of death or serious physical injury to Trooper Dustin Thompson and Deputy Brian Tipton, resisted arrest while putting Trooper Thompson in danger of imminent physical injury and using or threating to use physical force or violence, and disobeyed officer’s orders when trying to flee on foot. 

Matthew Sparks, 28, of East Mtn. Parkway, Salyersville, is charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, a Class D felony; first-degree possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, first offense, a Class D felony; second-degree assault of a police officer, a Class C felony; first-degree wanton endaangerment of a police officer, a Class D felony; first-degree criminal mischief, a Class D felony; menacing, a Class B misdemeanor; resisting arrest, a Class A misdemeanor; second-degree disorderly conduct, a Class B misdemeanor; possession of marijuana, a Class B misdemeanor; three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor; second-degree fleeing and evading police on foot, a Class A misdemeanor; public intoxication of a controlled substance (excluding alcohol), a Class B misdemeanor; and persistent felony offender, first offense, a penalty enhancement. According to the indictment, on or about October 6, 2017, Sparks allegedly possessed a firearm, a quantity of methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia. He also reportedly caused serious physical injury to Deputy Jonathan Holbrook by means of a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument, engaged in conduct that created substantial danger or death or serious physical injury to Deputy Holbrook, damaged property owned by Deputy Holbrook, resisted arrest, disobeyed police orders when trying to flee on foot, appeared in public while manifestly under the influence of methamphetamine, and having been convicted of two felonies in the past 10 years.  

Editor's Note: The indictment or charge of a person by a grand jury or otherwise is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

 

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