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Grand jury releases indictments: February 2018

SALYERSVILLE – A Magoffin County grand jury released the following indictments on Thursday, February 1:

Jarod Douglas Hall, of Harold, is charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance, first offense, methamphetamine (Class D felony); tampering with physical evidence (Class D felony); first-degree possession of a controlled substance, first offense, drug unspecified (Class D felony); and second-degree persistent felony offender (penalty enhancement). According to the citation, on or about July 28, 2017, Hall allegedly possessed a quantity of methamphetamine and another controlled substance, as well as destroyed, concealed, removed, mutilated or altered physical evidence he believed was about to be used in an official proceeding. He had been convicted of another felony in the last ten years, in a 2015 case in Floyd County.

James D. Fletcher, 32, of Allen Drive, Salyersville, is charged with third-degree arson (Class D felony) and five counts of first-degree wanton endangerment (Class D felonies). According to the indictment, on or about November 18, 2017, Fletcher allegedly intentionally started a fire, causing the destruction or damage to a building, and engaged in conduct which created a substantial danger of death or serious physical injury to five other people.

David Connelley, 32, of Salyersville, is charged with receiving stolen property under $10,000, complicity (Class D felony); and third-degree criminal trespassing, complicity (a violation). According to the indictment, on or about November 24, 2017, Connelley allegedly entered the premises of and received, retained or disposed of movable property (valued at under $10,000) owned by Salyer Branch Transport, Inc., reportedly acting in complicity with Chase Patrick. 

Jonathan Tyler Connelley, 30, of S. E. Licking River Road, Salyersville, is charged with third-degree burglary, complicity (Class D felony); and third-degree criminal mischief, complicity (Class B misdemeanor). According to the indictment, on or about July 20, 2017, Connelley allegedly entered or remained in a dwelling owned by another, and intentionally and wantonly defaced, destroyed or damaged property owned by another, causing pecuniary loss of less than $500, acting in complicity with Ashley Connelley in doing so.

Ricky Charles Marshall, 33, of Litteral Fork Road, Salyersville, is charged with fourth-degree assault (Class A misdemeanor); and four counts of first-degree wanton endangerment (Class D felony). According to the indictment, on or about May 18, 2017, Marshall allegedly intentionally or wantonly caused serious physical injury to another person, and engaged in conduct which created a substantial danger of death or serious physical injury to four other people.

Stevie Gipson, 40, of Left Hand Fork Sugar Camp Road, Salyersville, is charged with theft by unlawful taking all other, $500 or more but under $10,000, complicity (Class D felony); and second-degree persistent felony offender (penalty enhancement).  According to the indictment, on or about September 9, 2017, Gipson allegedly exercised control over movable property valued at $2,262.95, from the Dollar General Store, reportedly acting in complicity with Jeffrey Marshall. He had been convicted of another felony in the last ten years, in a 2014 case in Magoffin County.

Jeffrey Marshall, 44, of Connelley Subdivision, in Salyersville, is charged with theft by unlawful taking all other, $500 or more but under $10,000, complicity (Class D felony); and first-degree persistent felony offender (penalty enhancement). According to the indictment, on or about September 9, 2017, Marshall allegedly exercised control over movable property valued at $2,262.95, from the Dollar General Store, reportedly acting in complicity with Stevie Gipson. He had been convicted of two other felonies in the last ten years, in a 2014 case in Magoffin County and a 2016 case in Pike County.

Chase Patrick, 29, of Bee Tree Road, Salyersville, is charged with receiving stolen property under $10,000, complicity (Class D felony); and third-degree criminal trespassing, complicity (violation). According to the indictment, on or about November 24, 2017, Patrick allegedly entered the premises of and received, retained or disposed of movable property (valued at under $10,000) owned by Salyer Branch Transport, Inc., reportedly acting in complicity with David Connelley. 

Ashley Connelley, 29, of S. E. Licking River Road, Salyersville, is charged with third-degree burglary, complicity (Class D felony); and third-degree criminal mischief, complicity (Class B misdemeanor). According to the indictment, on or about July 20, 2017, Connelley allegedly entered or remained in a dwelling owned by another, and intentionally and wantonly defaced, destroyed or damaged property owned by another, causing pecuniary loss of less than $500, acting in complicity with Jonathan Tyler Connelley in doing so.

Warrants were issued for each of the individuals indicted on February 1.

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

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