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Grand jury releases indictments: November 2018


SALYERSVILLE – The Magoffin County grand jury released the following indictments on November 1, 2018:

Evan Joseph (age 25, of Hager Hill), Coachie Joseph (22, of Salyersville), Emmanuel G. Bailey (31, of Salyersville) and Randi Bailey (30, of Salyersville) are each charged with one count of fraudulent insurance acts, less than $500 (complicity), a Class D felony. According to the indictments, on or about May 8 and 9, 2018, the four are accused of allegedly presented Geico Insurance Company oral statements as part of a claim for payment pursuant to an insurance policy, knowing the statements contained false and misleading information. Summons were issued for each of the four. 

Roy Alsept, age 43, of Salyersville, is charged with possession by a convicted felon (a Class C felony) and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon (Class D felony). According to the indictment, on or about July 8, 2018, Alsept allegedly possessed a handgun and a firearm, having been previously convicted of a felony. 

Levi Chaffins, 29, of Salyersville, is charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance, first offense, methamphetamine (Class D felony); tampering with physical evidence (Class D felony); possession of drug paraphernalia (Class A misdemeanor); second-degree fleeing and evading police (on foot) (Class A misdemeanor); resisting arrest (Class A misdemeanor); and public intoxications of a controlled substance (excluding alcohol) (Class B misdemeanor). According to the indictment, on or about May 13, 2016, Chaffins allegedly possessed a quantity of methamphetamine, altered or destroyed physical evidence, possessed drug paraphernalia, fled on foot and resisted arrest from KSP Trooper Ryan Hale, and was under the influence of methamphetamine in a public place. 

Dontae Rajon Thompson, 28, of Lexington, is charged with first-degree assault of a police officer (Class B felony) and three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer (Class D felonies). According to the indictment, on or about April 23, 2018, Thompson allegedly engaged in conduct that created a grave risk of death to Trooper Michael Haney, and conduct that created substantial danger of death or serious injury to Trooper Joe Weddington, Deputy Brian Tipton, and Officer Michael Nickels.

Margaret A. Wright, 35, of Salyersville, is charged with one count of trafficking in a controlled substance, greater than or equal to two grams of methamphetamine, first degree, first offense (Class C felony). According to the indictment, on or about March 31, 2016, Wright allegedly possessed a quantity of methamphetamine. 

Ronald Dean Collins, 47, of Salyersville, is charged with first-degree sexual abuse, victim under 12 years of age (Class C felony); and first-degree sexual abuse (Class D felony). According to the indictment, from January 1 through March 31, 2018, Collins allegedly subjected another person to sexual contact who was incapable of consent because she was less than 12 years old, and a person to sexual contact by forcible compulsion. 

Warrants were issued for the arrests of Alsept, Chaffins, Thompson, Wright and Collins.

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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