By Leeann Akers - Editor
Nov. 13, 2013 — A Carter County grand jury handed down 17 indictments Oct. 25.
James D. Withrow, 56, of Hitchins, was indicted on one charge first degree sodomy, a class A felony, and first degree sexual abuse, a Class C felony, of a child under 12 years old.
Withrow was taken into custody Nov. 4 and is lodged in the Carter County Detention Center.
KSP received a report on Sept. 5 of sexual abuse involving a four year old female. The initial report stated the juvenile had been sexually abused by Withrow at a residence on Clay Camp in Carter County. When the abuse allegedly occurred the juvenile’s parents were acquaintances with Withrow.
Withrow was interviewed on Sept. 10 and it was revealed that sexual contact (touching in a sexual manner) had occurred between Mr. Withrow and the female juvenile.
Eight drug-related indictments handed down were:
Kelly D. Stevens, 37, Ricky Richardson, 51, and Gaston L. Caudil, 41, all of Olive Hill, were indicted on one count of manufacturing methamphetamine, a Class B felony.
Steven E. Cooley, 38, and Lonnie Horsley, 55, both of Garrison, on one count of first degree trafficking in a controlled substance (Oxycodone) a Class C felony. This is the first offense for both men.
Tracy Campbell, 48, of Grayson, on one count of first degree trafficking in a controlled substance (Oxycodone) a Class C fellony, and one count of second degree persistant felony offense, a Class B felony.
Toby W. Kronmuller, 43, of Olive Hill, one count of cultivation of marijuana, more than five plants, a Class D felony, and one count of second degree persistant felony offense, a Class C felony.
John Wayne Fryer, Jr., 36, of Rush, on one count of first degree trafficking in a controlled substance (Oxycodone) a Class C felony.
Four individuals were indicted for flagrant non support, a Class D. felony.
Alexis Fitzherbert, 36, of Morehead, arrearage of $6,258.
Joshua Reck, 27, of Grayson, arrearage of $14,313.32.
William A. Hall, 34, of Olive Hill, arrearage of $8,598.40.
Brian R. Binion, 46, of Morehead, arrearage of $11,969.58.
Also indicted were:
Craig A. Lawson, 27, of Ashland, one count of first degree robbery, a Class B felony, and three Class A misdemeanors: terroristic threatening, second degree criminal mischief, and fourth degree assualt.
Dean R. Callahan, 32, of Olive Hill, on one count of second degree burglary, a Class C felony, one count of theft by unlawful taking under $5000, a Class D felony, and first degree criminal mischief, a Class D felony.
Larry L. Price, 47, of Olive Hill, on one count each of first degree wanton endangerment and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, both Class D felonies, and two Class A misdemenors: terroristic threatening and resisting arrest.
Perry Sparks, 54, of Olive Hill, on one count of first degree wanton endangerment, a Class D felony. Also listed on the indiment was a violation of alcohol intixication in a public place.
Mose Haney, 52, of Grayson on one count of first degree fleeing or evading police, a Class D felony. Haney was also indicted on one class of second degree fleeing or evading police, a Class A misdemeanor, and one count of operating a motor vehicle under the influence, second offense, a Class B misdemenor.
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.