LIBERTY - A Casey County man has been indicted on wanton endangerment and unlawful imprisonment after he allegedly held a woman against her will, according to records in Circuit Clerk Craig Overstreet's office. The indictment was handed up Monday with seven others by a grand jury.
Jerry W. Johnson, 58, 145 Halon Young Road, Liberty, was charged with first-degree wanton endangerment and first-degree unlawful imprisonment. He is accused of creating a substantial danger of death or serious physical injury to Tina Merritt or another person when he pointed a loaded gun at Merritt during an incident May 1. He also is accused of restraining Merritt which exposed her to serious injury.
Two people also were indicted on theft charges after allegedly taking trees and shrubs from a local florist.
Jason T. Gosser, 21, 72 Creston Water Tower Road, Liberty, and Joseph E. Lynn, 36, of 9236 Dry Creek Road, Liberty, were charged with theft by unlawful taking or disposition over $300. They are accused of taking trees and shrubs from Casey County Florist April 19. The items were valued more than $300.