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Nine indicted in Circuit Court

Six men and three women face charges ranging from unlawful improsonment to meth possession

First Posted: 6:18 pm - August 21st, 2015 - Views

By Brittany Wise - bwise@civitasmedia.com



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Nine individuals were indicted this month in Grayson Circuit Court in connection to eight separate incidents.

An indictment is a formal accusation of a crime, but is not a final finding of guilt. All individuals facing indictments are considered innocent until proven guilty in the court of law.

Those indicted in August include:

– John S. Bayens, 45, of South Claggett Street, was indicted for unlawful imprisonment in the first degree.

Leitchfield Police Detective Kevin Smith served as a witness against Bayens, who allegedly held Yvonne Glass hostage on or about March 18 under circumstances exposing her to risk of serious physical injury.

The Commonwealth recommended that Bayens be held on a $5,000 cash bond due to the offensive nature of his charges.

– Joseph Sandlin, 18, of Caney Creek Road in Caneyville, was indicted on charges of criminal mischief in the first degree, unlawful transaction with a minor in the second degree, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Sandlin’s charges stem from a May 19 incident during which he is accused of destroying the property of Young’s Auto Recyclers, causing a loss of more than $1,000.

At the same time, he is accused of having possessed drug paraphernalia and having caused a 17-year-old minor to “engage in illegal controlled substance activity involving marijuana,” according to court records.

The Commonwealth recommended a $10,000 bond with 20 percent being required in cash. It was further recommended that Sandlin undergo random drug screens and have no contact with the minors involved in the case.

Leitchfield Police Officer Eugene Cain served as a witness against Sandlin.

– 20-year-old Coty D. Leslie and 19-year-old Troy S. Blair, both of Salt River Road in Leitchfield, were each indicted on charges of assault in the second degree and terroristic threatening in the third degree.

Leslie and Blair are accused of having “intentionally caused serious physical injury to James Booth, by breaking his orbital bone and his nose,” and of threatening to kill Booth, according to court documents.

The alleged incident occurred on July 2.

Leitchfield Police Officer Tim Moutardier served as a witness against Leslie and Blair, each of whom was recommended a $5,000 cash bond by the Commonwealth.

– Julia Vaughn, 24, of Elizabethtown, was indicted on three counts of theft by deception including cold checks – one count under $10,000 and two counts under $500.

According to Circuit Court papers, Vaughn allegedly passed insufficient funds or account closed checks in the amounts of $670, $33, and $24.

The Commonwealth recommended that Vaughn be held on a $10,000 bond, with 20 percent being non-refundable to the extent of restitution.

– Amanda Barnes, 32, of Ready Road in Caneyville, was indicted on one count of possession of a controlled substance in the first degree, first offense.

Barnes is accused of having had methamphetamine in her possession on or about June 30, 2015.

The Commonwealth recommended a $10,000 surety bond for Barnes, as well as random drug screens.

Clarkson Police Chief Buck Meredith served as a witness against Barnes.

– Amanda N. Fulkerson, 27, of Wax Road in Clarkson, was indicted on charges of possession of a controlled substance in the first degree, public intoxication with a controlled substance other than alcohol, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to court records, Fulkerson was allegedly found to have both methamphetamine and marijuana in her possession on or about May 5, at which time she “appeared under the influence of a controlled substance” which was “not therapeutically administered.”

Leitchfield Police Officer Jesse Townsend served as a witness against Fulkerson, for whom a $5,000 bond was recommended with 25 percent being cash.

– 26-year-old Ronald Goatley, of Irvington, was indicted on charges of possession of a controlled substance in the first degree, possession of a controlled substance in the second degree, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, and possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle.

Goatley allegedly was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and hydrocodone, as well as an opened bottle of alcohol while operating a motor vehicle under the influence of an intoxicating substance on April 16, according to Circuit Court papers.

The Commonwealth recommended that Goatley be held on a $10,000 bond with half being required in cash, due to his “criminal history” and being “on District Court bond at [the] time of [the] offense.”

It was also recommended that Goatley undergo random drug screens.

Kentucky State Trooper Brandon Brooks served as a witness against Goatley.

– Chad K. Hayes, 38, of West Shain Drive in Leitchfield, was indicted on charges of theft by unlawful taking or disposition of property between $500 and $10,000.

Hayes’ charges stem from a May 2015 incident during which he is accused of having taken “several power and hand tools belonging to Kevin Pharis, valued over $500 but under $10,000” according to court records.

Leitchfield Police Officer Jesse Townsend served as a witness against Hayes.

The Commonwealth recommended a $10,000 bond with 50 percent being cash and non-refundable to the extent of restitution, citing Hayes’ “criminal history.” It was also recommended that he undergo random drug screens.

Six men and three women face charges ranging from unlawful improsonment to meth possession

By Brittany Wise

bwise@civitasmedia.com

Reach Brittany Wise at 270-259-9622 ext. 2014.

Reach Brittany Wise at 270-259-9622 ext. 2014.

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