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Public Record: Circuit Court Indictments

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The following indictments were handed down by a Spencer County Grand Jury in Spencer Circuit Court Feb. 23, 2012:

 

Count one: On or about Dec. 27, 2011, in Spencer County, Michael A. Peak Jr. and Sarah Dalton, acting alone or in complicity with one another, committed first-degree burglarly by knowingly and unlawfully entering or remaining in a building located in the 5000 block of Mount Washington Road in Taylorsville, with the intent to commit a crime, and when effecting entry or while in the building or in the immediate flight therefrom, he or another participant in the crime was armed with explosives or deadly weapon.

Count two: On our about Dec. 27, 2011, in Spencer County, Michael A. Peak Jr. and Sarah Dalton, alone or in complicity with another, committed the offense of theft by unlawful taking by taking or exercising control of property of a value of $500 or more belonging to a Taylorsville resident with the intent to deprive the owner thereof.

Count three: On or about Dec. 27, 2011, in Spencer County, Michael A. Peak Jr. and Sarah Dalton, alone or in complicity with one another, committed the offense of theft by unlawful taking by taking or exercising control of a firearm belonging to a Taylorsville resident.

Count four: On our about Dec. 27, 2011, in Spencer County, Michael A. Peak Jr. and Sarah Dalton, alone or in complicity with one another, committed the offense of tampering with physical evidence when, believing that an official proceeding may be pending or instituted against themselves, they destroyed, mutilated, concealed, removed or altered the physical evidence which they believed was about to be produced or used in such official proceeding, with the intent to impair its verity or availability in the official proceeding.

Count five: On our about Dec. 27, 2011, in Spencer County, Michael A. Peak Jr. and Sarah Dalton, alone or in complicity with one another, committed the offense of  third-degree criminal mischief, when having no right to do so, or any reasonable ground to believe that they had such right, they intentionally or wantonly defaced, destroyed, or damaged property, which belonged to a Taylorsville resident; or they tampered with property so as to knowingly endanger the victim or the victim’s property.

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Count one: On or about Nov. 13, 2011, in Spencer County, Joseph McPherson, Ashley Sharp and Homer L. Coleman, alone or in complicity with another, committed the offense of second-degree burglary by knowingly and unlawfully entering or remaining in a dwelling located in the 4000 block of Plum Ridge Road in Taylorsville, with the intent to commit a crime.

Count two: On or about Nov. 17, 2011, in Spencer County, Joseph McPherson, Ashley Sharp and Homer L. Coleman, alone or in complicity with another, committed second-degree burglary by knowingly and unlawfully entering or remaining in a dwelling located in the 500 block of Johnson Lane, Taylorsville, with the intent to commit a crime.

Count three: On or about Nov. 25, 2011, in Spencer County, Joseph McPherson and Ashley Sharp, alone or in complicity with another, committed the offense of second-degree burglary by knowingly and unlawfully entering or remaining in a dwelling located in the 3000 block of Mount Washington Road, Taylorsville, with the intent to commit a crime.

Count four: On or about Nov. 27, 2011, in Spencer County, Joseph McPherson, Ashley Sharp and Homer L. Coleman, alone or in complicity with another, committed the crime of second-degree burglary by knowingly and unlawfully entering or remaining in a dwelling in the 5000 block of Plum Creek Road, Taylorsville, with the intent to commit a crime.

Count five: On or about Nov. 13, 2011, in Spencer County, Joseph McPherson, Ashley Sharp and Homer L. Coleman, committed the offense of theft by unlawful taking by taking or exercising control of property of a value of $500 or more belonging to a Taylorsville resident with the intent to deprive the owner thereof.

Count six: On or about Nov. 17, 2011, Joseph McPherson, Ashley Sharp and Homer Coleman committed the offense of theft by unlawful taking or exercising control of property of a value of $500 or more belonging to a Taylorsville resident with the intent to deprive the owner thereof.

Count seven: On or about Nov. 27, 2011, Joseph McPherson, Ashley Sharp and Homer Coleman committed the offense of theft by unlawful taking by taking or exercising control of property of a value of $500 or more belonging to a Taylorsville resident with intent to deprive the owner thereof.

 

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Count one: On or between July 1, 2004, and Feb. 22, 2012, in Spencer County, John W. Jackson committed the offense of flagrant non-support when he persistently failed to provide support which he could reasonably provide and which he had knowledge of the duty to provide by virtue of a Spencer District Court order pertaining to his minor child, thereby accruing an arrearage of not less than $1,000 and/or failing to make payments for at least six consecutive months.

 

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The following indictment was handed down by aSpencer County Grand Jury in Spencer Circuit Court March 8, 2012:

Count one: On or about Dec. 18, 2011, in Spencer County, Shawn K. Gorsick committed the offense of first-degree wanton endangerment when he, under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life, wantonly engaged in conduct which created a substantial danger of death or serious physical injury to an unknown individual in the operation of a motor vehicle.

Count two: On or about Dec. 18, 2011, in Spencer County, Gorsick committed the offense of the illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia when he knowingly and unlawfully used or had in his possession with the intent to use drug paraphernalia to include a pipe.

Count three: On or about Dec. 18, 2011, in Spencer County, Gorsick committed the offense of illegal possession of a controlled substance by knowingly and unlawfully having in his/her possession an amount of a controlled substance classified as a Schedule I Hallucinogen known as marijuana.

Count four: On or about Dec. 18, 2011, in Spencer County, Gorsick committed the offense of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants first offense by operating a motor vehicle in the Commonwealth of Kentucky while a) the alcohol concentration in his blood or breath is 0.08 or more based on the definition of alcohol concentration in KRS 189A.005 or b) under the influence of alcohol or c)under the influence of any substance or combination of substances which impairs one’s driving ability or d) under the combined influence of alcohol and any other substances which impairs one’s driving ability or e) being under the age of 21 years had an alcohol concentration of .02 or more based on the definition of alcohol concentration in KRS 189A.005.

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The following indictments were handed down by a Spencer County Grand Jury in Spencer Circuit Court April 5, 2012:

Count one: On or about Feb. 14, 2012, in Spencer County, Leslie D. Worley committed the offense of first-degree robbery when, in the course of committing a theft, he used or threatened the immediate use of physical force upon a Taylorsville resident, with the intent to accomplish the theft and a) he caused physical injury to the victim, who was not a participant in the crime; or, b) he was armed with a deadly weapon; or, c) he used or threatened the immediate use of a dangerous instrument upon the victim, who was no a participant in the crime.

Count two: On or about Feb. 14, 2012, in Spencer County, Leslie D. Worley, committed the offense of theft by unlawful taking by taking or exercising control of a firearm belonging to a Taylorsville resident, with intent to deprive the owner thereof.

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Count one: William Edmondson, who is currently charged under another Spencer County indictment, pending in Spencer Circuit Court, with the offense of receiving stolen property and who is more than 21 years old, has previously been convicted of the following felonies and is charged as being a first-degree persistent felony offender as follows:

On or about June 25, 2010, in Spencer County, Edmondson appeared in Spencer District Court, pursuant to indictment 10-CR-00006, charging him with convicted felon in possession of a firearm, a felony in violation of the KRS and that said court convicted and sentenced the defendant to three years in the Kentucky Department of Corrections; and, on or about April 7, 2006, in Spencer County, Edmondson appeared in Spencer Circuit Court, a court of general criminal jurisdiction, pursuant to indictment 05-CR-00040, charging him with third-degree burglary, receiving stolen property over $300 and theft by unlawful taking, all felonies in violation of the KRS and that said court convicted and sentenced the defendant to three years in the Kentucky Department of Corrections; and, that the defendant was 18 years or older at the time he committed the prior offenses; and, that the defendant is more than 21 years of age; and, that the defendant was on a form of legal release from at least one of the previous felony convictions on the date of the commission of the offense charged in indictment 12-CR-00005.

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The following indictments were handed down by a Spencer County Grand Jury in Spencer Circuit Court April 19, 2012:

Count one: On or about Oct. 23, 2011, in Spencer County, Joseph P. McPherson, committed the offense of second-degree burglary, by knowingly and unlawfully entering or remaining in a dwelling located in the 4000 block of King’s Church Road, with intent to commit a crime.

Count two: On or about Oct. 23, 2011, in Spencer County, Joseph P. McPherson, committed the crime of theft by unlawful taking by taking or exercising control of property of a value of $500 or more belonging to a Taylorsville resident with intent to deprive the owner thereof.

Count three: On or about Oct. 23, 2011, in Spencer County, Joseph P. McPherson, committed the offense of tampering with physical evidence when, believing that an official proceeding may be pending or instituted against him, he destroyed, mutilated, concealed, removed or altered the physical evidence which he believed was about to be produced or used in such official proceeding, with the intent to impair its verity or availability in the official proceeding.

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On or between Aug. 28, 2008 and March 31, 2012, in Spencer County, William Jason Johnson committed the offense of flagrant non-support when he persistently failed to provide support which he could reasonably provide and which he had knowledge of the duty to provide by virtue of a Bullitt Circuit Court order pertaining to his minor child, thereby accruing an arrearage of not less than $1,000 and/or failing to make payments for at least six consecutive months.

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Count one: Between Jan. 1, 2008 and April 15, 2008, in Spencer County, Melissa D. Martin committed the offense of willfully making a false tax return or failing to file tax returns when, with intent to evade the payment of tax, she willfully made a false return of income tax for the 2007 calendar year.

Count two: Between Jan. 1, 2009 and April 15, 2009, in Spencer County, Melissa D. Martin committed the offense of willfully making a false tax return or failing to file tax return when, with intent to evade the payment of tax, she willfully made a false return of income tax for the 2008 calendar year.

Count three: Between Jan. 1, 2010, and April 15, 2010, in Spencer County, Melissa D. Martin committed the offense of willfully making a false tax return or failing to file tax return when, with the intent to evade the payment of tax, she willfully made a false return of income tax for the 2009 calendar year.

Count four: Between Jan. 1, 2011, and April 15, 2011, in Spencer County, Melissa D. Martin committed the offense of willfully making a false tax return or failing to file tax return when, with intent to evade the payment of tax, she willfully made a false return of income tax for the 2010 calendar year.

Count five: Between Jan. 1, 2008, and April 15, 2008, in Spencer County, Melissa D. Martin committed the offense of preparation of a false tax return when she aided, assisted, procured, counseled or advised the preparation or presentation of a 2007 income tax return for R. Martin which was false or fraudulent with respect to a material matter.

Count six: Between Jan. 1, 2009, and April 15, 2009, in Spencer County, Melissa D. Martin committed the offense of preparation of a false tax return when she aided, assisted, procured counseled or advised the preparation or presentation of a 2008 income tax return for R. Martin which was false or fraudulent with respect to a material matter.

Count seven: Between Jan. 1, 2010, and April 15, 2010, in Spencer County, Melissa D. Martin committed the offense of preparation of a false tax return when she aided, assisted procured, counseled or advised the preparation or presentation of a 2009 income tax return for R. Martin which was false or fraudulent with respect to a material matter.

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Ronald E. Earls, who is currently charged under a Spencer County indictment, pending in Spencer Circuit Court, with the offenses of manufacturing methamphetamine complicity, illegal possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine complicity, first-degree wanton endangerment complicity, fourth-degree controlled substance endangerment to a child complicity, and who is more than 21 years old, has previously been convicted for the following felonies and is charged as being a second-degree persistent felony offender as follows:

That on or about April 10, 2008, in Spencer County, the above appeared in Spencer Circuit Court, pursuant to the indictment no. 07-CR-00020-001, charging him with one count of third-degree burglary and one count of receiving stolen property, all felonies in violation of the KRS and that said court convicted and sentence the defendant to three years in the Kentucky Department of Corrections; and, that the defendant was 18 years or older a the time he committed the prior offenses; and, that the defendant is more than 21 years old; and, that the defendant was on a form of legal release from at least one of the previous felony convictions on the date of the commission of the offenses charged in indictment 11-CR-00040-001.

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On or about Jan. 31, 2012, in Spencer County, Kevin Houghlin committed the offense of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance by knowingly and unlawfully manufacturing, distributing, dispensing, selling, transferring or possessing with intent to manufacture, distribute, dispense or sell a controlled substance classified as a schedule II controlled substance known as methamphetamine.