Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

Local News

June 19, 2009

Topix comments jail two

June 17, 2009 — Two Carter County residents sit behind bars on a $50,000 bond each in connection to intimidating comments allegedly discovered on the Internet and aimed toward Carter District Judge Rupert Wilhoit.

David S. Justice, 62, and 31-year-old Kelly Hall were arrested June 5 after Commonwealth Attorney David Flatt notified the Kentucky State Police concerning the comments found on the blog site Topix.

According to police, the postings were of the intimidating nature and allegedly directed at Wilhoit. Justice and Hall were taken into custody at a residence in the 500 block of East Main Street in Grayson. Police did not say how it was discovered Justice and Hall had posted the comments or if they lived together in the home.

Hall appeared in court Tuesday in front of Judge John R. Cox who scheduled her examining trial for Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in Carter Circuit Court. An examining trial is a hearing that determines if there is enough evidence to send a case to a grand jury.

Justice was admitted to the hospital Monday night, Cox said. The status of his condition was not discussed in court. The case was bound over to a grand jury. Cox said an examining trial also would be set for Justice if he demanded one after being released from the hospital.

Brandon West was appointed as the attorney for both defendants. Cox said Hall’s bond would be reviewed at the trial.

Detective Jim Goble and Sgt. Michael Carnahan, KSP Electronic Crimes, investigated the complaint that led to the arrests.

The comments about Wilhoit were removed from the forum soon after the investigation began, police said.

Both are charged with intimidating a participant in legal process, a felony. The case remains under investigation by KSP.

Topix is the world’s largest community news Web site with information about all U.S. cities, towns, publicly traded companies, sports, celebrities, industry news and health and drugs.

Anyone can log onto a local site such as Morehead Topix or Grayson Topix, make up a log in name and submit information of choice.







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