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Nelson Circuit Court Indictments, May 15, 2018

Editor’s Note: The indictment of a person by a grand jury or otherwise is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

indictmentFriday, May 18, 2018, 1 a.m. — The following people were indicted by a Nelson County grand jury on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. They are scheduled to be arraigned Thursday, June 7, 2018, in Nelson Circuit Court.

18-CR-160. ANTONIO L. MASON aka Tony, 42, Bardstown, theft by unlawful taking; persistent felony offender, first-degree.

According to the indictment, on July 1, 2017, Mason allegedly took money and an iPhone 7 belonging to another person having the value of $500 or more but less than $10,000. The indictment refers to Mason’s prior felony convictions as basis for the persistent felony offender charge. Bail was set at $50,000 cash only, plus conditions.

18-CR-161. CHARLES R. HOOD, 25, Bloomfield, possession of controlled substance, first-degree (methamphetamine).

According to the indictment, on May 2, 2018, Hood was allegedly found in possession of methamphetamine. Bail was set at $5,000 cash only, plus conditions.

18-CR-162. PATRICK HEWITT, 32, Elizabethtown, sexual abuse, first-degree (victim under 12 years of age).

According to the indictment, sometime between Jan. 1, 2014 and June 30, 2017, Hewitt allegedly subject a minor under the age of 12 to sexual contact. Bail was set at $5,000 cash only, plus conditions.

18-CR-163. JUSTIN LEE FOSS, 27, Bardstown, complicity to possession of controlled substance, first-degree (methamphetamine); hindering prosecution or apprehension, second-degree; possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to the indictment, on April 18, 2018, Foss — acting alone or in concert with Miranda Ragg — allegedly was found in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. The indictment alleges that Foss assisted Miranda Ragg escape arrest by the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office. Bail was set at $5,000 cash only, plus conditions.

18-CR-164. STEVEN L. MORTON, 40, New Haven, possession of controlled substance, first-degree (methamphetamine); no insurance; operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license; expired registration plates; improper registration plates.

According to the indictment, on March 18, 2018, Morton was allegedly found in possession of methamphetamine and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended operators license. The vehicle allegedly had no insurance, with expired and improper registration plates. Bail was set at $9,500 cash only, plus conditions.

18-CR-165. MIRANDA E. RAGG, 5/18/89, Bardstown, complicity to possession of controlled substance, first-degree (methamphetamine).

According to the indictment, on April 18, 2018, Ragg — acting alone or in concert with Justin Foss — allegedly possessed methamphetamine. Bail was set at $5,000 cash only, plus conditions.

18-CR-166. DOUGLAS J. BLANTON, 19, Bardstown, attempted murder (2 counts); complicity to robbery, first-degree;

According to the indictment, on April 24, 2018, Blanton allegedly shot a weapon toward two people with the intent to cause death. The indictment also alleges that Blanton — acting alone or in concert with William Humes — threatened to use physical force to take money and a game system belonging to other people. Bail was set at $500,000 cash only, plus conditions.

18-CR-167. WILLIAM KEITH CASEY, 31, Louisville, wanton endangerment, first-degree (police officer) (7 counts); fleeing and evading police, first-degree (motor vehicle); assault, third-degree; criminal mischief, first-degree; resisting arrest; no insurance; reckless driving; speeding 26 mph or more over limit; improper passing; disregarding stop sign (six counts); persistent felony offender, first-degree

According to the indictment, on May 3, 2018, Casey allegedly operating a motor vehicle in a reckless manner that endangered seven law enforcement officers including one KSP trooper; Bloomfield Police Chief Scott Dennis; Deputy Clint Overstreet; Deputy Jerry Hardin; Deputy Dalton Pinkston; Deputy Josh Greenwell; and Deputy Dennis Wells while evading police officers. The indictment also alleges Casey punched Deputies Overstreet and Pinkston and kicked Chief Scott Dennis, and threatened physical force or violence against Dennis. The indictment alleges the Casey had no insurance; passed a vehicle in a no passing zone; operated his vehicle in a reckless manner at speeds 26 mph or more over the posted speed limit; and failed to stop for six stop signs. The indictment cites Casey’s prior felony convictions as basis for the persistent felony offender charge. Bail was set at $100,000 cash only, plus conditions.

18-CR-168. WILLIAM F. HUMES, 20, Louisville, complicity to robbery, first-degree.

According to the indictment, on April 24, 2018, Humes — acting alone or in concert with Douglas Blanton — allegedly threatened to use physical force to take money, a wallet and an xbox belonging to other individuals. Bail was set at $100,000 cash only, plus condition.

18-CR-169. CHRISTOPHER T. YATES, 36, Mount Eden, criminal mischief, first-degree; theft by unlawful taking or disposition – auto; fleeting and evading police, second-degree (on foot); fleeing and evading police, second-degree (motor vehicle); operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license; reckless driving; improper registration plates; one headlight; no seatbelt; persistent felony offender, first-degree.

According to the indictment on April 26, 2018, Yates allegedly damaged property belonging to another person; unlawfully took a 1992 Chevrolet Tahoe; fled from police by vehicle and by foot; recklessly operated a motor vehicle with improper registration plates while in possession of a suspended operators license and not wearing a seat belt. The indictment cites Yates’ prior felony convictions as basis for the persistent felony offender charge. Bail was set at $50,000 cash only, plus conditions.

18-CR-170. SHERI L. PARKS, 41, Covington, assault, third-degree; disorderly conduct, second-degree; criminal mischief, third-degree.

According to the indictment, on March 31, 2018, Parks allegedly punched two police officers and biting a third officer; behaved in a threatening manner with the intent to cause public inconvenience or annoyance; and damaged property belonging to the Bardstown Police Department with a value of less than $500. Bail was set at $5,000 cash only, plus conditions.

18-CR-171. EMMA RAY, 28, Bloomfield, possession of controlled substances, first-degree (methamphetamine); possession of controlled substances, first-degree (heroin); possession of controlled substances, first-degree (drug unspecified); promoting contraband, first-degree; possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to the indictment, on April 20, 2018, Ray was allegedly found in possession of methamphetamine, heroin, four yellow pills and drug paraphernalia, and attempted to introduce the same into the Nelson County Jail. Bail was set at $9,500 cash only, plus conditions.

18-CR-172. CHRISTOPHER DEAN WILBURN, 21, Bardstown, promoting contraband, first-degree; possession of controlled substance, first-degree (methamphetamine).

According to the indictment, on April 13, 2018, Wilburn allegedly introduced methamphetamine into the Nelson County Jail. Bail was set at $5,000 cash only, plus conditions.

18-CR-173. JOSEPH R. BASSEL, 29, Bardstown, trafficking in controlled substances,first-degree (less than 2 grams heroin); possession of controlled substances, first-degree (drug unspecified); possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to the indictment, on April 27, 2018, Bassel allegedly sold less than two grams of heroin, possessed an unknown amount of an unspecified drug and drug paraphernalia. Bail was set at $9,500 cash only, plus conditions.

18-CR-174. ALBERT LEWIS, 41, Mackville, possession controlled substance, first-degree (cocaine); possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to the indictment, on Feb. 3, 2018, Lewis allegedly was in possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia. Bail was set at $5,000 cash only, plus conditions.

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