5 others indicted for drug trafficking

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A Leitchfield man was indicted in Grayson Circuit Court this month after allegedly attacking a law enforcement officer and threatening to injure or kill several others while Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center personnel attempted to treat the man.


52-year-old Robert Bush, of Coy Drain Road in Leitchfield, was indicted on charges of assault in the third degree of a police officer, criminal mischief in the first degree, criminal mischief in the third degree, six counts of terroristic threatening in the third degree, disorderly conduct in the first degree, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, and being a persistent felony offender in the first degree.


Bush is accused of intentionally causing or attempting to cause physical injury to Special Deputy Mark Stanton, with the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office, during a June 22 incident in addition to threatening to harm and/or kill Stanton, LPD Officers Robert Jackson, Jesse Townsend and Eugene Cain, GCSO Deputy Buck Meredith, and Terri Johnson.


Bush is also accused of engaging in “fighting or in violent, tumultuous, or threatening behavior while at Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center ER” according to court documents.


Additionally, these documents allege that Bush defaced, destroyed, or damaged property belonging to John Allen, causing a loss of more than $1,000, and property of Mike Pharris, causing a loss of less than $500; and of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol while operating a motor vehicle.


He is also accused of having committed these crimes after having been convicted of two or more felonies within the past five years or while being on parole/probation.


Deputy Meredith served as a witness against Bush, and the Commonwealth recommended that Bush be held on a $25,000 cash bond.


Eight others were also indicted this month on drug and other charges:


- Stephanie A. Merritt, 41, of West Lake Drive in Leitchfield, was indicted on two charges of trafficking in a controlled substance in the second degree, and one count of trafficking in a controlled substance in the first degree.


Merritt’s charges stem from two different occasions on which she was allegedly found to be selling or distributing hydrocodone, July 31, 2013 and September 27, 2013; and one occasion on which she was allegedly found to be selling or distributing LSD on January 28, 2014.


Leitchfield Police Officer Brandon Cook served as a witness against Merritt, who was recommended a $10,000 bond, with $5,000 being cash.


- Aaron A. Glenn, 34, of Salt River Road in Leitchfield, was indicted for possession of a controlled substance in the first degree, methamphetamine; trafficking in marijuana, first offense; possession of drug paraphernalia; and resisting arrest.


Glenn’s charges stem from an incident that allegedly happened on June 27, during which Glenn is accused of having sold or intended to sell methamphetamine and less than eight ounces of marijuana and also having in his possession drug paraphernalia.


He is accused of having refused to comply with a directive of an officer with the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force who was trying to arrest him.


Cook witnessed against Glenn, and the Commonwealth recommended he be held on a $10,000 bond, with 25 percent being cash.


- Carl G. Gelding, 25, of Brownsville, was indicted for possession of a controlled substance, heroin, in the first degree, possession of drug paraphernalia, and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs.


According to court documents, Gelding allegedly was found to be in the possession of both the illegal drug heroin and drug paraphernalia on June 20, 2014 while also being charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.


Leitchfield Police Department’s Detective Kevin Smith served as a witness to the incident, and the Commonwealth recommended that Gelding be held on a $5,000 cash bond.


- Jason H. Cooper, 41, of Lonnie Lane in Millwood, was indicted for trafficking in a controlled substance in the first degree.


Cooper was charged in relation from an incident that allegedly occurred on July 23, during which he is accused of selling or intending to sell opiates.


Leitchfield Police Officer Brandon Cook served as a witness against Cooper, who was recommended a $10,000 bond, with ten percent of that amount being cash.


- Kimberly G. Hood, 51, of West Chestnut Street in Leitchfield, was indicted on two charges of trafficking in a controlled substance in the first degree.


Hood is accused of having sold or distributed oxycodone on November 6, 2013 and opiates on October 24, 2013.


Cook also witnessed against Hood, who was recommended a $10,000 bond, with ten percent being cash.


- Calvin J. Tapscott, also known as Jason Tabscott, 36, of West Main Street in Leitchfield, was indicted for trafficking in a controlled substance within 1,000 yards of a school, and two counts of trafficking in a controlled substance in the first degree.


Tapscott allegedly had the illegal drug methamphetamine in his possession with the purpose of selling it on a premises located within 1,000 yards of a Grayson County school on June 24, 2013.


He is also accused of having sold or intended to sell opiates on two separate occasions.


Cook witnessed against Tapscott, and the commonwealth recommended that he be held on a $10,000 bond, with 50 percent being cash.


- Shawn D. Clark, 30, of Sulpher Wells Road in Leitchfield, was indicted for theft by unlawful taking - shoplifting $500 or more, but under $10,000, and being a persistent felony offender in the first degree.


Clark is accused of having shoplifted more than $500 worth of items from Wal-Mart in Leitchfield on July 14. He is also being indicted for committing an offense while having previously been convicted of two or more felonies within the past five years, or having been on parole or probation at the time.


Leitchfield Police Officer Eugene Cain witnessed against Clark, and the Commonwealth recommended Clark be held on a $10,000 cash bond.


- Robin M. Duvall, 34, of Mulberry Hollow Road in Caneyville, was indicted for flagrant non-support and accused of having persistently failed to provide child support for her minor children, aged 9 and 10.


Duvall allegedly owed an arrearage of $1,380 as of June 30, 2014, and the commonwealth recommended that she be held on a $10,000 bond, with 15 percent being cash and non-refundable to the extent of child support arrearage.

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