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Big Clifty resident Stephanie Petty, 45, was indicted in Grayson County Circuit Court on June 30 for theft of services from the Grayson County Water District.


Petty is accused of having illegally turned on water service to her residence after the water district had shut off service.


Petty is accused of stealing water service for more than a year and a half, beginning in August 2012 and continuing until it was discovered and shut off in March of this year.


The value of services stolen is listed in court documents as more than $500 but less than $10,000.


Grayson County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Buck Meredith served as a witness against Petty, and the Commonwealth recommended she be jailed and held on a surety bond.


Nine other individuals were also indicted on June 30, including the following:


- Chris A. Wease, 35, of Elizabethtown, was indicted on one count of burglary in the second degree, two counts of theft of a controlled substance, and being a persistent felony offender in the first degree.


Wease is accused of burglarizing the residence of Ruth Cartmill on or about May 8, 2014 and of unlawfully taking hydrocodone and xanex from Cartmill on or about May 18, 2014.


GCSO Detective Adam Cottrell witnessed against Wease.


The Commonwealth recommended that he be held on a $5,000 bond, with fifty percent being cash. He was also ordered to have no contact with the victim.


- 49-year-old William H. Hudson, of Leitchfield, was indicted for theft by receipt of a stolen credit or debit card, fraudulent sue of a credit card between $500 and $10,000, knowingly exploiting an adult resulting in the loss of resources over $300, and being a persistent felony offender in the first degree.


Hudson is accused of using a stolen credit card belonging to James G. Buhel between May 29 and June 12 of this year, and of using the resources of Buhel in an amount of $4,400 by “deception, intimidation or similar means with intent to deprive him thereof.”


Leitchfield Police Department Detective Kevin Smith witnessed against Hudson.


The Commonwealth recommended a $10,000 bond with fifty percent being cash.


- 24-year-old Sarah Geary, of Leitchfield, was indicted on four counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument in the second degree.


Geary is accused of writing checks from the account of Joseph Pat Harris and/or Penny Harris, which were drawn on Bank of Clarkson. The four checks totalled an amount of $1,402.89.


Geary was recommended a $5,000 bond, with 20 percent being cash.


LPD Detective Kevin Smith witnessed against Geary.


- Amanda Burden, 34, of Leitchfield, was indicted for possession of a controlled substance in the first degree, methamphetamine; and possession of drug paraphernalia.


Court documents accuse Burden of possessing methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia on May 9 of this year.


Deputy Meredith served as witness against Burden.


- Jake W. Embry, Jr., 43, of Leitchfield, was indicted for possession of a controlled substance in the first degree, methamphetamine; and possession of drug paraphernalia.


According to court records, Embry is accused of having methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia in his possession on or around May 26 and 27, 2014.


KSP Trooper Brandon Brooks witnessed against Embry, for whom the Commonwealth recommended a $10,000 bond, with ten percent begin cash.


- William F. Jutz, Jr., 43, of Millwood, was indicted for possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and carrying a concealed deadly weapon.


Jutz’s alleged crimes purportedly occurred on May 14, 2014 when he was found to have a High Point Pistol concealed in his waistband.


A surety bond was recommended for Jutz, and GCSO Deputy Clay Boone witnessed against him.


- William T. Basham, 32, of Leitchfield, was indicted on charges of assault in the second degree and being a persistent felony offender in the first degree.


Basham is accused of intentionally causing “serious physical injury” to Joseph S. Basham on or about May 29.


LPD Officer Jesse Townsend served as a witness against Basham.


The Commonwealth recommended a $10,000 cash bond.


- William D. Saltsman, 42, of Caneyville, was indicted for being a persistent felony offender in the first degree.


Saltsman’s charge stems from a March 12 incident during which Saltsman is accused of having committed a crime while having previously been convicted of and served time for two or more felonies within the past five years; or committed a crime while on probation or parole.


Saltsman was recommended a $10,000 cash bond by the Commonwealth.


- James G. Parrett, 44, of Magnolia, was indicted for being a persistent felony offender in the first degree.


Kentucky State Police Trooper Ryan Johnson served as a witness against Parrett, who was recommended a $50,000 cash bond by the Commonwealth.


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