Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

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July 24, 2013

17 indicted by Carter grand jury

July 24, 2013 — An Olive Hill man has been indicted for allegedly raping a child.

According to the indictment, Dean Callahan, 30, committed the offense of first degree rape against a child under the age of 12 between July and August 2012.

Callahan was also indicted on one count of being a persistent felony offender. Both charges are Class A felonies. If convicted, Callahan will face 20-50 years of incarceration for each felony.

A warrant was issued for Callahan's arrest. At press time, however, he had not been apprehended.

Melissa Black, 43, of Olive Hill, was indicted on six counts of second degree forgery and six counts of theft by unlawful taking over $500. All 12 counts are Class D felonies.

Black is a former employee of Northeast Kentucky Community Action Agency. She is accused of depositing six checks issued to Northeast clients totaling $7,464 into her personal account.

If convicted, Black could face one to five years per charge.

Also indicted were:

James Rucker, 49, James L. Lewis, 52, Anna M. Gillispie, 23, and Michael A. Porter, 30, all of Olive Hill, were indicted on one count of manufacturing methamphetamine, a Class B felony. Lewis was also indicted on one count of second degree persistent felony offender, a Class A felony.

Joseph O. Rife, Jr., 46, of Leon, W. Va., Dana J. McDavid, 52, Craig Horton, 30, and Jeanetta R. Kennedy, 43, all of Grayson, were indicted on one count of manufacturing methamphetamine, a Class B felony.

Ronald Miller, 41, of Grayson, on one count of first degree possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, a Class D felony.

Barbra Ison, 26, of Grayson, on one count of welfare fraud, a Class D felony, by knowingly failing to disclose facts and making false statements to obtain Medicaid benefits in the amount of $8,478.

James Ison, 27, of Grayson, on one count of welfare fraud, a Class D felony, by knowingly failing to disclose facts and making false statements to obtain SNAP benefits in the amount of $6,091

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