Grand jury releases indictments: May 2018

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SALYERSVILLE – A Magoffin County grand jury released the following four indictments on Thursday, May 3:

Carl Fletcher, 68, of Salyersville, is charged with second-degree assault (a Class C felony) and two counts of violating a Kentucky EPO/DVO (Class A misdemeanors). According to the indictment, on or about December 16, 2017, Fletcher allegedly wantonly caused serious physical injury to another person by means of a deadly weapon or a dangerous instrument, as well as violated the provisions of two protective orders. 

Michael Paul Gipson, 43, of Short Street, Salyersville, is charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance, first offense, methamphetamine (Class D felony); possession of marijuana (Class B misdemeanor); and possession of drug paraphernalia (Class A misdemeanor). According to the indictment, on or about January 18, 2018, Gipson allegedly possessed a quantity of methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia. 

Aaron Perkins, 37, of West Liberty, is charged with first-degree fleeing and evading police in a motor vehicle (Class D felony); second-degree fleeing and evading police on foot (Class A misdemeanor); theft by unlawful taking, less than $500 (Class A misdemeanor); and second-degree persistent felony offender (penalty enhancement). According to the indictment, on or about February 25, 2018, Perkins allegedly disobeyed Officer Michael Nickels’ directions to stop with the intent to elude or flee, while operating a motor vehicle, and then, again, while on foot. He is also accused of taking or exercising control over movable property from Advanced Auto. He was previously convicted of a felony in Morgan County within the past 10 years.

Johnny Jackson, 40, of Hazel Green, is charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, greater than or equal to 2 grams of methamphetamine, first offense (Class C felony); three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia (Class A misdemeanors); and public intoxication of a controlled substance, excluding alcohol (Class B misdemeanor). According to the indictment, on or about March 2, 2018, Jackson allegedly possessed a quantity of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute or sell, possessed three items considered to be drug paraphernalia with the purpose of introducing into the human body a controlled substance; and was in a public place manifestly under the influence of methamphetamine. 

Warrants were issued for all four men indicted on Thursday.

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.