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18 - April 04, 2013 Your Hometown Newspaper News Outlook Evan Jent, 48, of Ow- Drug Round Up ingsville, was arrested on Friday, March 29, on Cont. from Page 1 another warrant served William Lane that al-by Ladonna Monroe from Probation and Pa- lowed Little to be re- role leased on $2500 unse- cured surety bond. This warrant was also Little's arraignment is based on the same set of scheduled for April 18 in sealed indictments from Bath Circuit Court. Dec. 2012. Jent was charged with Little has another on- going 2012 case in Bath two counts of traffick- Circuit Court for drug ing in a controlled sub- trafficking, and he is stance, second degree, also part of an ongoing 20 or more DU, for two criminal case involving alleged incidents of sell- an organized crime ring ing 60 Hydrocodone tab- for cattle theft, lets on July 30, 2011 and 50 Hydrocodone tablets led to the arrests, released on $10,000 al, scheduled for July 8; on Sept. 30, 2011. On March 21, a num- surety bond for medical - Jimmy Presley had Jentwas also lodged in ber of those previously treatment and on moni- a status hearing set for the Montgomery Coun- arrestedappeared in tored conditional re-April 18; ty Regional Jail, where court: lease. His pretrial con- Jimmy J. Burgess he is currently held onAmanda Vanland- ference was continued had his pretrial confer- 87500 full cash bond. ingham, also known as to April 15; ence continued until His arraignment is also Amanda Fair, was re- Connie Knipp Van- April 18 because his at- scheduled for April 18 in leased on a surety bond, landingham's had a sta- torney, public advocate Bath Circuit Court. and has agreed to pro- tus hearing set for April Charles Landon, had These two latest ar-ceed to trial, which is set 18 and jury trial sched- just received discovery rests bring the total for July 15; uled for July 12; in his case; number of arrests in the Barry Sexton was- Jeffrey Amos did not -David Bascomagreed roundup to fifteen. Ken- arraigned and pled not reach a plea agreement, to proceed to trial, which tucky State Police More- guilty. His bond was set and he agreed to pro- is set for July 3. head Post 8 organized at 50% of $10,000, and a ceed to trial, which is set * All persons are con- controlled buys over the trial date was set for Au- for July 8; sidered innocent in a course of a year and a gust 28; Rhonda Thompson court of law until proven half investigation which - Jessie B. Smith was agreed to proceed to tri- guilty or pleading guilty. count is required to 'be the blockage herself to have been placed on the Improvements Cont. closed out. prevent flooding in the grate. Council members Fet-road. In other actions, city from Page 1 ters said that he would She said that residents council members: submitted by local contact three .or four have been doing that to heard from Mayor contractors Snedegar other contractors, that prevent trash from accu- Clemens that GED Construction, Barnes he knows to see if they mulating over the grate classes will begin to Construction, and Sta- would be interested in and flowing over intohelp in Sharpsburg City ton Construction. bidding the project,the street. Hall beginning on April Clemens noted, "If Mayor Clemens also During the last visit to 11 from 5 to 7 p.m. So discussed an incident the clean out the rocks, far 5 to 6 students are we can't use the sewer funds, then we will have on East Mill Street. She Mayor Clemens said planning on showing up; to use it for something noted that residentsthat he had Dep. Sheriff passed an annual else." The town still has have been blocking aJohnnie Botts write up a Fair Housing Resolu- around $5000 in an ac- drainage grate along- report on the problem, tion, noting the town's count left over from the side the street withCity Clerk Rob Lane compliance with federal Tater Town sewer proj- bricks and rocks. She said having the Sheriff's anti-discrimination laws ect which has to be used said that on three sepa- Office make an appear- for housing; rate occasions, she had ance has made a differ- -approved payment, of this year before the ac- to go out and removeence, and no more rocks bills relative to the Com- munity Center project from the USDA loan ac- count to architect Greg Fitzsimmons, Reuben and Harris (bonding agency), city attorney Earl Rogers III, Ohio Ca- sualty Company (bond- ing), and Kentucky News Group (legal ad- vertising); -,: heard from an email from Greg Fitzsim- mons which said that the Community Center project will require an inspector for the project. Mayors Clemens noted that Gateway ADD com- munity planner Teresa Shields said that the state would have to ap- prove an inspector; - noted that the first progress meeting on the Community Center project will be held on Thursday, April 18, at 3 p.m.; - donated $150 to Wil- liam Crump to help his family defray costs for the burial of his late son, Michael Crump. The next regular meeting of the City Council is scheduled for Monday, May 6, at 7 p.m. at Sharpsburg City Hall. Four people went sent to the hospital following a two vehicle head-on collision Thursday morning, March 28, about a quarter mile past the Bath County line in Montgomery County on Hwy. ll/Veteran's Memorial Highway. According to Sgt Det. Ralph Charles with the Montgomery Co. Sheriffs Office, a late model Toyota Tundra carrying two Mt- Sterling men was traveling east on Hwy. 11 to'do roof work on a home near the county line. The driver of the truck slowed to turn at the home's driveway and mistakenly thought that the fast lane on Hinkston Creek Hilt was a turn Pane. The track collided head with a 2013 Chevy Cruze driven by a Sharpsburg woman with an infant passenger. Both ve- hicles came to rest just off of the road. Sgt. Det. Charles said that Montgomery County EMS transported the woman and child to St. Joseph Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The two men in the truck refused treatment at the scene but were later transported to the hospital, Sharpsburg and Bethel Ftre Departments also responded to the scene for as- sistance. By Cecil Lawson KyNewsGroup cecil@kynewsgroup.com woman has been arrested by the Mr. Sterling Police De- partment in connection with more than 100 other arrests for drug-related charges in Montgomery County. Penny Whitaker, 27, was arrested on Thurs- day, March 7, by the Mt. Sterling Police Depart- ment for two counts of drug trafficking. According to a Mt. Ster- ling Police Department spokesperson, Whita- ker's arrest was part of Operation Reclamation, a collaborative effort of the city police depart- ment in conjunction with Kentucky State Police, photo courtesy of Montgomery Co. Regional Jail Penny Whitaker Bureau of Alcohol, To-$5000 full cash bond. bacco, and Firearms, and According to court re- the Drug Enforcement cords, Whitaker is sched- Administration, The year flied for pre-trail C6iifef- and a half investigation ence on May 24, and a isexpected to net more jury trial is scheduled for than 100 arrests. Sept. 24. Whitaker was lodged All persons are consid- in the Montgomery Co. ered innocent in a court Regional Jail but was re- of law until proven guilty leased on March 22 on or pleading guilty. A" By Cecil Lawson KyNewsGroup cecil@kynewsgroup.com The Bath County Grand Jury returned seven felony indictments during its rescheduled session on Wednesday, March 27. Three of the cases were drug-related, and four were theft-relat- ed. The Grand Jury also continued one case. Elizabeth M. Sparks, 26, was indicted on one count of first degree bur- glary when she allegedly entered the residence of Travis Black without his permission on Feb. 15, 2013 while armed with a Remington .308 rifle and Mossberg 835 pump shotgun with the intent to commit a crime; one count of first degree crim- inal mischief for allegedly damaging a mobile home belonging to David and Peggy Jackson, break- ing a window and putting holes in the walls, caus- ing damages of 81000 or more; and one count of theft by unlawful taking, over $500 but less than $10,000, for allegedly tak- ing firearms and various items belonging to Travis Black valued at $1650. David McKenzie, 35, was indicted on one count of trafficking in a controlled substance, first degree, less than ten DU, first offense, for allegedly trafficking in a Schedule II narcotic drug, Oxyco- done, on Dec. 16, 2012; one count of possession of a controlled substance not in its original contain- er, one count of disorderly conduct, second degree; one count of possession of drug paraphernalia; one count of tampering with physical evidence, for allegedly putting evi- a prior conviction for first dence in his mouth and degree drug trafficking, attempting to swallow it, first offense and traffick- altering the contents; one ing in a controlled sub- count of resisting arrest, stance within 1000 yards for allegedly attempting of a school by Bath Cir- to prevent Dep. Johnny cuit Court, also in 2005. Botts from arresting him McKenzie was arrested and fighting with him; by Dep. Botts on Dec. one count of meaadng for 16, 2012, following corn- allegedly struggling with plaints from Salt Lick resi- Dep. Botts and bending dents that he was driving back him thumb when he an ATV erratically. He attempted to arrest him; was also found to have one count of criminal two outstanding warrants mischief, third degree, against him in Bath and for allegedly breaking a Montgomery Counties. flashlight belonging to Mike Johnson and Dep. Botts when being Chris Johnson were in- detained, dicted as co-defendants McKenzie was also for a single count each of indicted for being a per- receiving stolen property, sistent felony offender over $500 but less than for a prior conviction for $10,000, for allegedly two counts of possession selling on Sept. 15, 2012, of a controlled substance a 1987 Chevy S-10 truck by the Superior Court of and a Mercury Voyager Lowndes County, Geor- van to Jackson's Towing gia, in April 2011, a prior that were reported stolen conviction for second from Marty Stevens, with degree drug trafficking, a value over $500. first offense, by the Bath Stanley "Johnny" Cline, Circuit Court in 35. was indicted on a sin- Loans CASH on ANYTHING of Value! DJP loans cash on LARGE ITEMS our competitors can't handle! 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Price was one of several individuals, mainly juve- niles, who were identi- fied by video surveillance at the school system during the December 2012 break-ins, in which only some small change was taken from the two schools' kitchens. Exten- sive damage was done to metal doors and locks in the kitchens. Robert Frederick, 46, was indicted on a single count of trafficking in a controlled substance, first degree, first offense, for allegedly trafficking in a Schedule II narcotic drug, two Oxycodone, on Jan. 16, 2013. Jared Alan Little, 45, was indicted on a single count of trafficking in a controlled substance, first degree, first offense, for allegedly trafficking in a Schedule II narcotic drug, eight Oxyc0done, on Aug. 13, 2012. The next session of the Bath Grand Jury is sched- uled for Thursday, May 2. An indictment from a grand jury is a formal accusation against an in- dividual and isnot a con- viction. The mdktment simply states charges made against an indi- vidual accused of a crime before the case is turned over to a prosecutor. All persons are consid- ered innocent in a court of law until proven guilty of pleading guilty. ",-# ""