LANCASTER - A Garrard County grand jury recently indicted eight people, including a man on charges of driving into an occupied police cruiser and then reportedly fled from police.
Samuel J. Cooper, 18, 3038 Dripping Springs Road, Crab Orchard, was indicted on charges stemming from a May 8 incident. They include first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree criminal mischief, expired registration plates, failure to wear seat belts, no insurance, failure to use headlights, reckless driving, driving under the influence of intoxicants, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.
Police report that Cooper rammed a police cruiser while an officer was inside, doing more than $1,000 in damage, to the vehicle, then fled.. Arraignment is scheduled 1 p.m. July 16. Trooper Toby Coyle was the witness.
Also indicted was a 48-year old Richmond man on two counts of first-degree sodomy. Owen Ray Gadd, 517 Ballard Drive, is accused of engaging in a deviant sexual relationship with a child less than 12 years of age. Gadd was also indicted on charges of being a persistent felon, having been convicted of at least two previous felonies. Arraignment has also been set for July 16. State police Detective Chris Crockett was the witness.