Thirteen people indicted in Mercer County

August 13, 2003

HARRODSBURG - The Mercer County grand jury handed up indictments Monday against 13 people. Six of the people indicted are charged in connection with illegal drugs. Those charged are:

Rocky Stratton, 28, 612 E. Fork Road; Jason M. Stratton, 25, Springfield; and David McLemore, 28, 501 Catlett Lane, are charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, a Class B felony.

The three men allegedly possessed equipment or chemicals for making methamphetamine July 19 and with the intent to make methamphetamine.

Brian J. Hicks, 24, 3240 Battlefield Road, Perryville, was indicted for first-degree possession of a controlled substance for allegedly possessing methamphetamine, a Class D felony on July 19.

David C. Yeager, 23, 532 Mooreland Ave., is charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance, a Class D felony, for allegedly possessing cocaine June 21.


Rex B. Tincher, 56, 465 Gritton Road, is charged with marijuana cultivation, a Class D felony, for allegedly planting and cultivating more than five marijuana plants July 11.

Others indicted are:

* Josh Owen, 21, 435 Johnson Road, first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor, when he allegedly caused a child of less than 16 years of age to engage in illegal sexual activity.

* James Demaree, 22, 409 Danville St., Lancaster, eight counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, a Class D felony. Demaree allegedly forged checks, one drawn on Kentucky Telco on July 21, and the rest on Lawrenceburg National Bank in May. The checks ranged in amounts from $50 to $55.

* John R. Poehlein II, 37, Versailles, first-degree assault and fourth-degree assault. The indictments allege that Poehlein "wantonly operated a motor vehicle in such a manner to create a grave risk of death and thereby caused serious physical injury to Ricky Lynn Baker" and also Jordan Baker.

* Larry Duncan, 59, 500 E. Main St., Burgin, two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, and theft by unlawful taking $300 or more, Class D felonies. The indictments charge that on May 29 Duncan had in his possession a forged receipt of purchase in Mercer District Court and a forged lease agreement. Duncan also is charged with taking a boat dock owned by Huntington National Bank.

* Thomas Lewis, 30, Springfield, nonsupport, a Class D felony, for the alleged failure to provide support for his minor child.

* Yolanda Jackson, 31, of 511 Hill-n-Dale, Danville, also is charged with flagrant nonsupport for the alleged failure to provide support for her minor children.

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