Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

February 19, 2014

17 indicted

By Leeann Akers - Editor
Journal-Times

Feb. 19, 2014 — A Carter County grand jury handed down 17 indictments on Feb. 7, including theft and drug-related allegations and charges of crimes against children.

Christopher Shaffer, 40, of Grayson, faces five felony charges. He was indicted on one count of first degree sodomy, a Class B felony, for deviant sexual intercourse with a female under 16 years of age.

Shaffer also faces four class B felony indictments, including first degree sexual abuse of a female under 16 and three counts of second degree unlawful transaction with a minor.

According to the indictments, Shaffer “induced and assisted” three girls under the age of 16 with illegal controlled substance activity involving marijuana.

Shannon Wagoner, 32, of Grayson, was indicted on one count of first degree assault, a Class B felony. The indictment alleges that Wagoner intentionally assaulted a two-month-old infant on Jan. 5, creating grave risk of death and causing the child to suffer serious physical injury.

Nelson J. Clayton, 19, of Bowling Green, was indicted on one count of first degree sexual abuse, A Class D felony. Clayton is accused of subjecting a female under 16 years of age to contact by forcible compulsion.

Also indicted were:

Brett L. Griffith, 53, of Grayson, one count of first degree possession of a Schedule I controlled substance, heroin, a Class D felony.

Charles Thomas, 53, of Willard, one count of first degree trafficking in a Schedule 1 narcotic, heroin, a Class C felony, and one count of carrying a concealed and deadly weapon, a Class A misdemeanor

Byron Criswell, 39, of Grayson, one count of first degree possession of a controlled substance, heroin, and one count of firsts degree possession of a schedule II controlled substance, Oxycodone, both class D felonies.

Criswell also faces two Class A misdemeanor charges for third degree possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, Neurontin, and drug paraphernalia.

Cortney Howard, 26, of Grayson, one count of first degree possession of a schedule II controlled substance, Oxycodone, a Class D felony.

Howard also faces two Class A misdemeanor charges; endangering the welfare of a minor and theft by unlawful taking.

George Wagoner II, 34, of Grayson, one count of manufacturing methamphetamine, a Class B felony, and second degree persistent felony offender, a Class A felony.

David Nickell, 33, of Sandy Hook, one count of first degree trafficking in a Schedule II controlled substance, Oxycodone, a Class D felony.

Dorie A. Bledsoe, 35, of Grayson, one count of theft by unlawful taking, a Class D. felony.

 

Randy Lucas, 47, of Grayson, on one count of third degree burglary, a Class D felony.

Tracy Campbell, 48, of Grayson, on one count of first degree trafficking in a controlled substance, heroin, a Class C felony, and one count of tampering with physical evidence, a Class D felony.

Michael A. Craig, 35, of Rush, on one count of flagrant non-support in the amount of $12,222, a Class D felony.

Bobby L. Justice, 43, on one count of flagrant non-support in the amount of $9,877, a Class D felony.

Larry M. Duncan, 35, of Olive Hill, on one count of flagrant non-support in the amount of $11,131.10, a Class D felony.

Christopher M. Skaggs, 35, of Olive Hill, on one count of flagrant non-support in the amount of $10,406.86, a Class D felony.

Alexis Fitzherbert, 36, of Peewee Valley, Kentucky, on one count of flagrant non-support in the amount of $5,023.53, a Class D felony.

The indictment of a person by a grand jury is an accusation only. That person is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the state must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Leeann Akers can be reached at lakers@journal-times.com or by telephone at 474-5101.