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22 Indicted; 11 on drug charges

Brittany Wise Reporter

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Of the 22 individuals recently indicted in Grayson Circuit Court, half are facing drug charges.


37-year-old Larry Vigil, Jr. and 34-year-old Cherie Lashley, both of Sims Road in Clarkson, were each indicted for manufacturing methamphetamine after being accused of either manufacturing the substance or having the ingredients to do so with the intent of manufacturing methamphetamine on September 16, 2013.


A $10,000 cash bond was set for both Vigil and Lashley.


James R. Willoughby, a 42-year-old resident of Owensboro Road in Falls of Rough, was indicated on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine, second or greater offense; possession of a controlled substance in the first degree (methamphetamine), possession of a synthetic cannabinoid agonist or piperazine; possession of drug paraphernalia; and being a persistent felony offender in the first degree.


Willoughby was allegedly found to have these items in his possession on August 27 of this year.


A persistent felony offender charge is added for anyone who has previously been convicted of two or more felonies within the past five years, or who is on probation or parole at the time of the offense.


His bond was set at $25,000 cash.


John L. Everett, 57, of Maple Drive in Leitchfield, was indicted on charges of trafficking in a controlled substance (more than 1.9 grams of methamphetamine) in the first degree, possession of a controlled substance in the first degree (morphine), possession of a controlled substance (ketamine) in the second degree, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. All charges were enhanced by the possession of a firearm.


Everett’s charges stem from a late July incident.


The Commonwealth recommended Everett’s bond be set at $15,000 cash.


38-year-old Anthony G. Campbell, of Morgantown Road in Caneyville, was indicted on charges in two separate cases.


Stemming from a September 19 incident, he is accused of manufacturing methamphetamine, which would be his second such offense; and being a persistent felony offender in the first degree.


He is being separately indicted on charges of theft by unlawful taking or disposition of an automobile worth $500 or more and being a persistent felony offender in the first degree.


Court documents allege that Campbell stole a 1993 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck owned by Rita Nash on September 8 of this year.


The Commonwealth recommended that a $50,000 cash bond be set for Campbell, noting that he is thought to be a danger to himself and to others, is considered a flight risk, and has a significant criminal history. In addition to being assigned a curfew, Campbell is disallowed from possessing weapons, alcohol or drugs.


20-year-old Brandenburg resident Blake A. Smith was indicted in Grayson Circuit Court on charges of possession of a controlled substance in the first degree (methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia.


He is accused of being found in possession of the drug and related items on September 12, and was lodged in the Grayson County Detention Center on a $2,500 cash bond


James M. Hoben, Jr., 27, of Whispering Pines Circle in Clarkson, and Nathan W. Seibert, 25, both of Bloomington Road in Leitchfield, were indicted on charges of possession of a controlled substance in the first degree (methamphetamine), and criminal trespassing in the third degree.


Hoben was additionally charged with possession of drug paraphernalia; while Seibert was also charged with fleeing or evading police in the first degree.


The alleged incident occurred on June 26, 2013 when Hoben and Seibert are accused of having methaphetamine in their possession while unlawfully entering the premises of XYZ Storage.


Seibert purportedly fled from police in his vehicle, creating a “substantial risk of serious injury or death to persons or property,” the documents read.


A $5,000 cash bond was recommended for both men.


Charles D. Ford, 44, of Anneta Road in Leitchfield, was indicted on charges of cultivation of five or more marijuana plants and possession of marijuana. Both of his charges are enhanced by the possession of a firearm.


He is accused of planting and/or harvesting the marijuana plants for the purpose of selling them in late July of this year.


The Commonwealth recommended a $10,000 surety bond be set for Ford.


Delbert Logsdon, 57, of Hackley Road in Clarkson, was indicted on charges of cultivating five or more marijuana plants and possession of drug paraphernalia. Both of Logsdon’s charges were enhanced by the possession of firearms at the time.


Logsdon’s charges allege that between August 6 and September 6 of 2013, he planted and/or harvested the illegal plants with the intention of selling them.


He was held on a $5,000 cash bond.


Ricky L. Bounds, 34, of Clay Street in Leitchfield, was indicted on charges of possession of a controlled substance (hydrocodone) in the second degree, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of marijuana. Each of the three charges were enhanced by the possession of a firearm.


Bounds’ incident allegedly occurred in early July of this year. His bond was set at $10,000.


Non-drug-related indictments included the following:


- Leslie Ann Hook, the 36-year-old Clarkson woman who caused a school bus wreck on September 13 which injured 13 children, was indicted on 57 counts of wanton endangerment in the first degree, 13 counts of assault in the fourth degree with a minor injury, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, and being a persistent felony offender in the second degree.


She is accused of “wantonly [engaging] in conduct which created a substantial risk of death or serious physical injury” to the driver of the bus and the students on-board when she drove her car under the influence of substances which impaired her ability to drive.


Hook’s bond was set at $25,000 cash and she is disallowed from driving any motor vehicle.


- James M. Shepherd, a 25-year-old Morgantown man, and Louis G. Jones, a 27-year-old from Roundhill, were both indicted for theft by unlawful taking or disposition of property valued at over $10,000, criminal mischief in the first degree and criminal trespassing in the second degree.


Jones was additionally charged with being a persistent felony offender in the second degree.


The men’s charges stem from a July 30 incident during which they are accused of taking a Case backhoe from the property of Joe Taylor and then destroying the equipment.


A $30,000 cash bond was set for each of the men, and was determined to be non-refundable to the extent of restitution owed, which is $25,000.


Additional notes on Shepherd’s documents explain that he has a criminal history including a pending felony indictment in Butler County which charges two counts of arson among other crimes. Shepherd is also noted to be a “danger to the community” and a “flight risk.” He is ordered to have no contact with the victim or his co-defendant, and to undergo drug and alcohol testing.


Jones’ court documents note that he also has felony indictments pending in both Warren and Butler Counties, one of which is for arson. Jones is stated to be both a “danger to the community” and a “flight risk,” and is also ordered to have no contact with either the victim or his co-defendant and to undergo drug and alcohol testing.


- Michael K. Milby, a 53-year-old Louisville man, and 52-year-old Terry L. Lawson, of Hollow Drive in Leitchfield, were each indicted on charges of burglary in the third degree and criminal mischief in the first degree after allegedly burglarizing an apartment building at Hollow Drive Apartments on August 2.


Milby and Lawson are accused of defacing or destroying property valued at more than $1,000 on that occasion as well.


Lawson additionally faces a charge of being a persistent felony offender in the second degree.


Milby’s bond was set at $5,000 cash. Lawson’s bond was set at $20,000 in cash, and court documents note that he has a significant criminal history, including three felony indictments pending in addition to being on parole for a 20-year sentence for multiple counts of kidnapping and wanton endangerment. Lawson is thought to be both a flight risk and a danger to the community, the documents state.


- Larry J. Newton, a 32-year-old Hardinsburg man, was indicted on two coutns of burglary in the third degree, two counts of theft by unlawful taking or disposition of property valued at $500 or more; receiving stolen property valued at under $10,000, operating a motor vehicle on a suspended/revoked operator’s license, and being a persistent felony offender in the second degree.


Documents from the court allege that Newton burglarized a building belonging to West Side Storage on August 28 and again on September 2. He is accused of taking boxes of wood flooring belonging to William Pawley on both occasions.


He is additionally accused of stealing property from a storage building in Hardin County on September 22.


The Commonwealth recommended that Newton’s bond be set at $15,000 cash.


- Chris G. Johnson, 28, of Millerstown Road in Clarkson, and Stephen E. Jacobs, 28, of Spurrier Road in Big Clifty, were each indicted on charges of theft by unlawful taking or disposition of an automobile with a value of $500 or greater.


Johnson and Jacobs are accused of having taken a 2004 Honda Shadow motorcycle belonging to William Sipes on September 2.


The bond for each man was set at $5,000 cash.


- Michael D. Embrey, 24, of South Broadway Street in Leitchfield, was indicted on four charges of criminal possession of a forged instrument in the second degree and four counts of theft by deception including cold checks under $500.


Embrey is accused of having in his possession with the intent to defraud four checks drawn from Bank of Clarkson on the account of Pearl Hinson.


The total amount of the checks is listed at $316.51. The alleged incidents occurred between July 29 and August 8.


Embrey’s bond was set at $10,000, which is non-refundable to the extent of restitution owed. Additionally, Embrey is disallowed from possessing any form of negotiable instrument, such as a check, and from contact with Pearl Hinson or any Wal-Mart store.


- Barton A. Houchin, a 25-year-old Roundhill resident, was indicted on charges of criminal possession of a forged instrument in the second degree and theft by deception including cold checks under $500.


Court documents accuse Houchin of possessing a forged check from the account of Nita C. Coffman with the Bank of Edmonson County on August 21.


The Commonwealth recommended a $10,000 cash bond be set for Houchin, which would be non0-refundable to the extent of restitution owed.


Court documents noted that Houchin’s bond was set as such because he is unlikely to appear in court or to be safely and effectively monitored otherwise. Also noted is the fact that Houchin has multiple felony indictments currently pending in Edmonson Circuit Court as well as an outstanding bench warrant in an unrelated case.


He is additionally disallowed from possessing checks or any other form of negotiable instrument and is not to have contact with Nita C. Coffman or 62 Stop n Shop.


- 43-year-old Richard Allen Clemons, of Mammoth Cave, was indicted on charges of theft of property lost/mislaid/delivered by mistake, and of being a persistent felony offender in the second degree.


Court documents allege that Clemons mistakenly came into possession of $2,700 belonging to Bank of Caneyville and “failed to take reasonable measures to restore the money to the Bank of Caneyville.”


Clemons’ bond was set at $5,000 cash.


- Julie Clemons, 33, of Pear Street in Leitchfield, was indicted in Grayson Circuit Court on charges of promoting contraband in the first degree and possession of a controlled substance in the first degree (methamphetamine).


Clemons is accused of having brought methamphetamine into the Grayson County Detention Center on July 28 of this year.


A $10,000 unsecured bond was set in her case.


- William R. Duggins, 28, of Delmar Drive in Leitchfield, was indicted on charges of promoting contraband in the first degree and possession of a prescription controlled substance not in its proper container.


Duggins is accused of illegally bringing hydrocodone into the Grayson County Detention Center on August 16 of this year, and his bond was set at $5,000 cash.


- Savannah Higdon, 22, was indicted on a shoplifting charge, and is accused of illegal taking property from Wal-Mart on October 2.


A surety bond was recommended for Higdon.

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