Garrard Grand Jury indicts eight people

June 25, 2004|EMILY BURTON

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.


The grand jury also handed up indictments on the following suspects:

* Justin Broughton, second-degree burglary and theft by unlawful taking over $300. The incident allegedly took place Feb. 7. Broughton was held on a $5,000 bail. Trooper Coyle was the witness.

* Henry F. York III, 26, 420 Opossum Kingdom Road, Berea, third-degree burglary. He was held on a $5,000 cash bond. Garrard County Sheriff's Deputy Tim Davis was the witness.

* Earl D. Harrison, 36, 1515 Mason Gap Road, Stanford, third-degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking over $300, and second-degree persistent felony offender. Harrison reportedly took tools and building materials from a residence on Gilbert's Creek Road in April. Bail was set at $10,000. Davis was the witness.

* Eric Jenkins, 33, 16560 Ky. 1247, Waynesburg, flagrant non-support. Jenkins reportedly failed to support his minor child/children in excess of $1,000 in child support. Bail was set at $12,000. Beverly Ray and Tonya Grubbs were witnesses.

* Aaron Woosley, 19, 194 Mildred Lane, third-degree burglary and theft by unlawful taking over $300. Bail was set at $5,000. State Trooper Troy Trayner was the grand jury witness.

* Wendell Asberry, 39, 212 S. Campbell Street, third-degree burglary, possession of burglary tools, first-degree criminal mischief, third-degree possession of a controlled substance, having a prescription drug in an improper container and tampering with physical evidence.

Bail was set at $10,000 cash. Davis was the witness.

Arraignment in each case is 1 p.m. July 16.

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