Grand jury returns several indictments on drug and theft cases
The Powell County Grand Jury returned some indictments during the Powell Circuit Court Motion Hour on March 23. Cases from drug possession to wanton endangerment and even theft of services caught the jury’s attention.
The Times was able to obtain the information, however not each case had city of residence or birthdates available at press time. Those who were indicted are:
• Herbert Means (no age or address listed) for theft of services. According to the indictment Means allegedly was diverting an electric line and had obtained $1,420 worth of electric from Clark Energy. His bond has been set at $15,000 cash;
• David Hicks, 39 of Lexington; first degree possession of a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence and public intoxication. The indictment indicates that Hicks allegedly was in the Red River Gorge drinking alcohol and as officers approached he tossed a contact case away. The case contained a white powder that police say was cocaine. His bond has been set at $25,000 cash;
• Ross Hicks, 27 of Stanton, and Auston Bradley King, 28 of Winchester; third degree burlary, theft by unlawful taking over $500, criminal mischief and possession of burglary tools. The indictment stated that both men allegedly burglarized a building owned by Stella Jones in which they took items totaling over $500 and did over $1,000 worth of damage. When caught by police they allegedly had burglary tools as well. Both men have been placed under a $39,000 cash bond;
• Rachel King, of Winchester (no age listed); third degree burglary, criminal mischief and theft by unlawful taking over $500. The indictment indicates that King allegedly aided her husband, Auston Bradley King and Ross Hicks in either committing or planning a burglary and theft. Her bond has also been set at $39,000 cash;
• Eric Jones, 30 (no address), and Johnny Haddix, 36 (no address); second degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking of a firearm and theft by unlawful taking morphine. Allegedly, both men broke into a home and stole the items on Jan. 28. Their bonds have been set at $42,500 cash;
• David Ware, 58 of Clay City; first degree wanton endangerment and third degree terroristic threatening. Ware created quite a stir back on Nov. 23 of last year when he allegedly held his father at gun point and threatened him. His bond is $30,000 cash;
• Jonathan L. Elkins, 27 of Stanton; second degree possession of a controlled substance (hydrocodone), possession of a controlled substance (xanax) and public intoxication of a controlled substance. The indictment alleges that police received a report last Sept. 7 of a man trying to sell cameras at the Stanton Food Court. Upon arriving Elkins was found to allegedly be under the influence. Police stated they found 14 white pills and two blue pills on Elkins. His bond is $32,500; and
• Melinda Osborne (no age or address) and Roger Osborne, 33 (no address); criminal possession of a forged instrument. The indictment indicates that both subjects tried to forge a Powell District Court Order, but the file did not indicate what the order was. Both have been placed under a $31,000 cash bond.
Indictments only tell one side of a story usually. Every suspect is considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.