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22 - April 18, 2013 Your Hometown Newspaper News Outlook photo courtesy of Montgomery Co. Regional Jail Jessie B. Smith By Cecil Lawson KyNewsGroup cecil@ kynewsgroup.com A Flemingsburg man arrested as part of a re- cent Bath County drug sweep is back in jail without bond following probable violations of his release conditions. Jessie B. Smith, 69, of Flemingsburg, was arrested on Monday, April 8, by Kentucky State Police Trooper Nathan Shortridge with the assistance of Bath Co. Dep. Sheriff John- nie Botts on a bench warrant issued by Bath Circuit Judge Beth Maze on April 4. Smith had orig'mally been charged with two counts of drug traffick- ing stemming from a Dec. 2012 sealed in- dictment issued by the Bath Grand Jury. His was among the first arrests made in an ongoing drug sweep by local law enforcement and Kentucky State Po- lice. He was arrested on Jan. 5 and lodged in the Montgomery Co. bench warrant for Jes- Regional Jail on $10,000 sie B. Smith on April 2 bond. due to "failure to com- He was released from ply with bond condi- jail on March 21 on ations." $10,000 surety bond Smith was arrested signed by his son, Jes- sie G. Smith, for medi- cal treatment. According to court re- cords, Jessie G. Smith sent a handwritten note to the court that was filed on April 1. In the note, Smith explained that he had been con- tacted by the jailer be- cause his father needed medical treatment, and he signed the $10,000 surety bond for his re- lease, He said that his father was now in good health, but "I fear he is going to do something detrimental to himself. I am begging you to take my name off his bond before something bad happens." Smith ended the note by say- ing that he himself was about to become a fa- ther for the first time and did not need, the trouble. Judge Maze issued a the following day by Nicholas Co. Dep. Sheriff William Thor- oughman in Moore- field and lodged in the Bourbon Co. Detention Center. He was im- mediately released on a $10,000 surety bond with the condition that he "report to pretrial services upon release from Bourbon Commu- nity Hospital per Judge Maze." The following day Judge Maze issued an- other bench warrant for his arrest for "probable cause bond violations," and he was picked up by Trooper Shortridge and Dep. Botts in Beth- el. Smith remains lodged in the Mont- gomery Co. Regional Jail without bond. He is scheduled to appear in Bath Circuit Court on Thursday, April 18. under 14 grams, and was gal drugs, fourth degree, Florida Cont. From sentenced on August under 14 grams, and was 24, 2012 to five years in sentenced on March 16, Page 1 prison, followed by five 2012 to three years in years of probation. He is prison. He is currently currently incarcerated at incarcerated in Avon Taylor Work Camp and is Park Work Camp and is scheduled for release on scheduled for release on Dec. 10, 2016. May 9, 2014. - Mark A. Butcher was - Stephen D. Thomp- convicted of one count son was convicted of one count of conspiracy to of trafficking in illegal countoftraffickinginille- commit trafficking in ille- drugs, fourth degree, gal drugs, fourth degree; gal drugs, fourth degree, under 14 grams, and one under 14 grams, and one count of conspiracy to .count of conspiracy to commit trafficking in iUe- commit trafficking in ille- gal drugs, fourth degree, gal drugs, fourth degree, under 14 grams, and was sentenced on June 22, Rowan, and Montgom- ery Counties involved in a 2011 drug trafficking ring in Florida: Barry D. Pergram was convicted of one under 14 grams, and was sentenced on March 16, 2012 to three years in prison, followed by two under 14 grams, and was years of probation. He is sentenced on March 16, currently incarcerated in Okeechobee Correction Institute and is sched- uled for released on June 24, 2014. Jeffrey L Blanken- ship was convicted of one count of trafficking in ille- convicted of one count gal drugs, fourth degree, of trafficking in illegal under 14 grams, and one drugs, fourth degree, count of conspiracy to under 14 grams, and one commit trafficking in ille- count of conspiracy to gal drugs, fourth degree, commit trafficking in ille- 2012 to three years in prison. He is currently incarcerated in Franklin Correctional Institute and is scheduled for re- lease on May 20, 2014. - Pierce A. Gibbs was 2012 to three years in prison, followed by five years: of probation. He is currently incarcerated in Florida State Prison - West Unit and is sched- uled for release on July 7, 2014. - Terry C. Wills is cur- rently awaiting sentenc- ing and is being held in custody in the Pinella County (Florida) Jail. the site of the Polksville Arson, Cont. From home fire belonged to a female with a Lexington Page 1 address, but he Said that arson investigator Det. Public Affairs Offi- Shane Barnes was not cer, Master Trooper Joe willing to give out any Veeneman, confirmed further that Gene Glover was most recently a resident of Clearfield, is married to Shelli Knipp, also of Clear field, and has a pre- vious criminal history. Shelli Knipp's. name ap- pears on a ousmess sign at the property where the mobile home was burned at the corner of U. S 60 and Conn -Jones Road, just west of Salt Lick. The sign reads "C. Roger Lewis Agency, Inc. Realty and Auction, Cave Run Office, (a phone num- ber), Shelli Knipp, S es Associate, Associate Ap- praiser." According to Steve Lewis at the C. Roger Lewis Agency in More- head, the office has been dosed for at least four years. He also said that Knipp owned the prop- erty on which the trailer was located and had been an employee of the busi- ness but had entered an- other field of work. Master Trooper Veen- eman also confirmed that the vehicle found at details about the vehicle. Firefighters at the scene of the early morn- ing fire reported that a Jeep Cherokee was stuck in the mud and had its lights on and keys in the ignition. There were also "suspicious materials" re- portedly seen inside the vehicle. Anyone with informa- tion concerning (;lover's whereabouts or about the fires is urged to contact the Kentucky State Police Morehead Post at (606) 7844127. Loans CASH on ANYTHING of Value! DJP loans cash on LARGE ITEMS our competitors can't handlel Bulldozers, Tractor Tra ers, Boats, Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles, Jet Skis, 4-wheelers, Farm Equipment If you need Cash, and a lot of it, bring 'your large items to Dan's and get the Cash you Want and the Respect You Deserve! We just PAY MORE! 102 VV. Le'