Nine indicted in eight cases


By Brittany Wise - bwise@civitasmedia.com



Eight men an one woman were indicted in Grayson Circuit Court this month on various charges.

The following list includes the charges each person faces and the circumstances of those charges, according to court documents. It does, however, not indicate guilt, as each person is innocent until proven guilty.

– Adam C. Alvey, 27, of Iberia Road in Clarkson, was indicted on charges of fleeing or evading police in the first degree, in a motor vehicle; assault in the third degree of a police officer; wanton endangerment in the first degree of a police officer; wanton endangerment in the first degree; criminal mischief in the first degree; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs; reckless driving; and being a persistent felony offender in the first degree.

Alvey’s charges each stem from a May 4 incident during which he is accused of having been driving a vehicle while intoxicated and disobeying a police officer’s direction to stop the vehicle, “thereby [creating] a substantial risk of serious injury or death to persons or property,” according to court documents.

During the incident, he is further accused of engaging in conduct which created a substantial danger of physical injury to Leitchfield Police Officer Donald Cain, causing or attempting to cause him damage. Furthermore, he is accused of similarly creating a substantial danger to other motorists on the roadway.

Alvey is alleged to have intentionally “defaced, destroyed, or damaged property belonging to Leitchfield Police Department causing a loss of $1,000 or more and operating his motor vehicle in a reckless manner.

At the time of the accused incident, Alvey was also on felony probation, according to documentation.

The Commonwealth recommended a $10,000 cash bond be set for Alvey, citing his criminal history and calling him a “danger to community.” It was further recommended that he be subjected to random drug screens and be prohibited from operating a motor vehicle.

– David A. Knick, 32, of West White Oak Street in Leitchfield, and James S. Fentress, 47, of Sunbeam Road in Leitchfield, were indicted as co-defendants on one charge each of possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, and being a persistent felony offender in the first degree.

Knick and Fentress are accused of having possessed a C9 9mm Luger handgun on May 18 while Knick was on parole and Fentress was on felony probation.

Fentress was additionally charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, failure to wear seat belts, and careless driving.

The Commonwealth recommended that each of the men be held on a $15,000 cash bond, claiming that each is a “danger to the community,” a “flight risk,” and has a noteworthy criminal history. It was further recommended that the two not be allowed to contact each other.

– Jason Willis, 36, of Mt. Zion Road in Clarkson, was indicted for tampering with physical evidence and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, first offense.

Willis’ charges stem from an April 26 incident during which he allegedly was found to be operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, and of having “destroyed, mutilated, concealed, removed or altered physical evidence to hinder its production or use in an official proceeding about to be instituted against him.”

Grayson County Sheriff’s Deputy Clay Boone served as a witness against Joyce, for whom the commonwealth recommended a $10,000 bond, with one-quarter of the amount being required in cash.

– Timothy J. Mercer, 32, of Fraim Street in Leitchfield, was indicted on four counts of criminal possession with a forged instrument in the first degree.

Court documents accuse Mercer of having knowingly possessed counterfeit money on four occasions between July 11 and July 18, 2014.

The paperwork states that Mercer had a total of 10 counterfeit $100 bills in his possession.

Serving as a witness against him was Leitchfield Police Officer Braxton Allen.

The Commonwealth recommended that Mercer be held on a $10,000 bond, with fifty percent being required in cash.

– Dorothy D. Cotton, 38, of Orchard Street in Leitchfield, was indicted on one charge of hindering prosecution or apprehension in the second degree.

Cotton is accused of having “intentionally hindered the apprehension, prosecution, conviction, or punishment of Shawn Clark, who was being sought in connection with the commission of a criminal offense,” according to court documents.

Leitchfield Police Officer Jesse Townsend witnessed against Cotton, for whom the Commonwealth recommended a $10,000 unsecured bond be set.

– Larry T. Poole, 39, of Brandenburg Road in Leitchfield, was indicted on charges of theft by failure to make required disposition of property and being a persistent felony offender in the first degree.

Court documents state that Poole took a two-wheel car trailer valued at $1,200 from Floyd Frank and intentionally failed to make the required disposition of said property on or about November 25, 2014.

At that same time, Poole is accused of having either been previously convicted of two or more felonies with sentences in the past five years, or of having been on probation, parole or other conditional release while allegedly committing this crime.

The Commonwealth recommended that Poole be held on a $10,000 cash bond, calling him a “danger to the community” and a “flight risk” in addition to citing his criminal history.

It was further recommended that he have no contact with the victim of the alleged theft.

– Jeremy A. Joyce, 36, of Fox Run Road in Caneyville, was indicted for wanton endangerment in the first degree.

Paperwork filed with the court accuses Joyce of “engaging in conduct which created a substantial danger of death or serious injury to Jeremy Miller,” claiming that he did so “under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life.”

Grayson County Sheriff’s Deputy Clay Boone witnessed against Joyce.

The Commonwealth recommended a $10,000 bond be set for Joyce and that he be banned from contact with “Miller, Amanda Joyce and/or family.”

– Jason E. Eastridge, 33, of Peonia Road in Clarkson, was indicted on charges of failure to comply with sex offender registration, second or greater offense; and being a persistent felony offender in the first degree.

Eastridge, according to court documents, “failed to notify local authorities that he was changing his address or otherwise did not properly register with the Sex Offender Registry as required due to a previous conviction.

At the time of the charges, May 17, he had either two more of previous felony convictions within the past five years or was on some type of conditional release from jail.

Leitchfield Police Officer Jesse Townsend witnessed against Eastridge.

The Commonwealth recommended a $15,000 cash bond be set for Eastridge, who was called a danger to community and a flight risk. Additionally recommendations were to disallow the defendant from being in the presence of minors and to require him to comply with the Sex Offender Registry.

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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