Indictments snag meth maker suspects

Friday, August 9, 2013
By admin

The Powell Grand Jury released several indictments that included several peple being charged with assault and robbery. The indictments also included a man charged with sexual abuse and three men charged with making meth.
The grand jury indicted James Brian Helton, Carrie Helton and Tracy Helton for assaulting Edward Glen Venters with a rock. James Brian Helton was charged with first degree assault, while the other two face second degree charges. James Helton’s bond has been set at $50,000, while Carrie and Tracy Helton both have $40,000 cash bonds.
Shawn Baker was also indicted for first degree robbery when he allegedly pulled a knife on Donald Wells back in June. Baker, 30, then allegedly took Wells money and a cell phone that was worth more than $500. Baker’s bond has been set at $65,000 cash.
Clay City Police alleged and the grand jury indicted Leniel Tackett on a first degree sexual abuse charge. According to police Tackett allegedly had sexual contact with a minor under the age of 12 years old. Tackett, who is 25, has a $42,500 cash bond.
Three men accused earlier this summer with manufacturing methamphetamine were also indicted. Elijah Herald, Dario Spangler and Matthew Wilfong were arrested on June 20 following a traffic stop that led police to Herald’s home. A search warrant was executed and the three were charged were manufacturing meth. Each of their bonds have been set at $95,000 cash.
Indictments are accusations and not an indication of guilt. Each person is considered innocent until proven otherwise in a court of law.
The other indictments released by the grand jury, with the information available at press time are:
• Robert Barnes, 51, Terry Dunn, 38, and Clyde Dunn, Jr., 39; theft by unlawful taking, $15,000 cash bond;
• Sylvia A. Griffett, 28, assistance program fraud resulting in overpayment, summoned to court for Aug. 21;
• Kayla Adams, 21, assistance program fraud resulting in an overpayment, summoned to court for Aug. 21;
• Debra Crawford, 55, criminal possession of a forged instrument second degree, summoned to court for Aug. 21;
• Amy Campbell, 34, criminal possession of a forged instrument second degree, summoned to court for Aug. 21;
• Sidgel Ray Herald, 44, two counts of first degree trafficking in a controlled substance, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, third degree trafficking in a controlled substance, resisting arrest and carrying a concealed deadly weapon, $76,000 cash bond;
• Cody Campbell, 21, three counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument second degree, summoned to court on Aug. 21;
• Travis Harris, 30, manufacturing methamphetamine and possession of a controlled substance first degree; $85,000 cash bond;
• Lester S. Drake, 42, receiving stolen property worth more than $500 and persistent felony offender first degree, $15,000 full cash;
• Wilgus Roberts, 44, DUI, failure to use a seatbelt, operating on a suspended or revoked license, $29,000 full cash;
• Rebecca H. Ginter, 37, assistance benefit fraud resulting in receiving an overpayment, $14,700 surety bond;
• Ramona K. Noland, 36, assistance benefits fraud resulting in receiving an overpayment, $5,200 surety bond
• Edward Richard Crawford, II, 35, theft of identity by using his brother’s social security number and date of birth, $25,000 full cash;
• Shane B. Gulley, 27, receiving stolen property over $500, $18,000 full cash;
• Woodford Tipton, 29, flagrant non-support, $5,900 cash;
• Zachary Watts, 28, flagrant non-support; $2,500 cash;
• Brian K. Mullins, 33, possession of a forged instrument second degree, summoned to court on Aug. 7;
• Tina Watkins, 41, theft by deception over $500; and
• Hiram Gentry, 51, seven counts of wanton endangerment, $55,000 cash.

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