Indictments

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SALYERSVILLE – A Magoffin County grand jury released the following indictments on Thursday, May 4:

Mark Steven Brown, of 105 East Jerald Street, Highland Springs, VA was charged with Trafficking in a controlled substance < 20 dosage units of a drug unspecified, 2nd degree, 1st offense (a Class D Felony).  According to the indictment, on or about the 11th day of October, 2016, Brown allegedly knowing and unlawfully manufactured, distributed, dispensed, sold, transferred or possessed with the intent to manufacture, distribute or sell a quantity of Suboxone, a Schedule III controlled substance.  A summons was issued for Brown.
Billy Bailey, of Ballard Stone Trailer Court, Salyersville, was charged with complicity to receiving stolen property under $10,000 (2 counts) a Class D Felony.  According to the indictment, on or about the 26th day of October, 2016 to or about the 30th day of November, 2016, Bailey allegedly received, retained or disposed of movable property of another, knowing that it had been stolen or having reason to believe it had been stolen and acted in complicity with Sally Allen in doing so.  A warrant has been issued for Bailey’s arrest.

Sally Allen, of Ballard Stone Trailer Court, Salyersville, was charged with complicity to receiving stolen property under $10,000 (2 counts) a Class D Felony.  According to the indictment, on or about the 26th day of October, 2016 to or about the 30th day of November, 2016, Bailey allegedly received, retained or disposed of movable property of another, knowing that it had been stolen or having reason to believe it had been stolen and acted in complicity with Billy Bailey.  A warrant has been issued for Allen’s arrest.
Lovesta Risner, of 540 Allen Drive, Apt. A-12, was charged with was charged with complicity to possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, in the first degree, first offense (a Class D Felony).  According to the indictment, on or about the 19th day of September, 2016, Risner allegedly possessed methamphetamine and acted in complicity with Donald Cantrell and Kendall Slusher. A warrant was issued for Risner’s arrest and she was taken into custody on Tuesday, May 9.  At press time, she is currently being housed at the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center.
Kendall Slusher, of 3390 East Mtn. Parkway, Salyersville, was charged with complicity to possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, in the first degree, first offense (a Class D Felony).  According to the indictment, on or about the 19th day of September, 2016, Slusher allegedly possessed methamphetamine and acted in complicity with Donald Cantrell and Lovesta Risner.  A warrant was issued for Slusher’s arrest and he was taken into custody on Tuesday, May 9.  At press time, he is currently being housed at the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center.
Donald Cantrell, of Sugar Camp Road, Salyersville, of Sugar Camp Road, Salyersville, was charged with complicity to possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, in the first degree, first offense (a Class D Felony).  According to the indictment, on or about the 19th day of September, 2016, Cantrell allegedly possessed methamphetamine and acted in complicity with Kendall Slusher and Lovesta Risner.  A warrant was issued for Cantrell’s arrest and he was taken into custody on Tuesday, May 9.  At press time, he is currently being housed at the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center.
Stephen J Risner, of 1076 Rockhouse Road, Salyersville, was charged with burglary, 1st degree (a Class B Felony).  According to the indictment, on or about the 12th day of October, 2016, Risner allegedly, with intent to commit a crime, knowingly entered or remained unlawfully in a building belonging to another, and when in gaining entry to or while in the building or in the immediate flight therefrom, he participated in a crime. A warrant has been issued for Risner’s arrest.
Jason Benton, of Salyersville, was charged with fist degree burglary (a Class B Felony); first degree criminal mischief (a Class D Felony); resisting arrest (a Class A misdemeanor); and persistent felony offender, first degree (Penalty Enhancement).  Count I of the indictment reads that on or about the 9th day of February, 2017, with intent to commit a crime, Benton allegedly and knowingly entered or remained unlawfully in a building belonging to Parkway Gun and Pawn, and when in gaining entry or while in the building or in the immediate flight therefrom, he participated in a crime; according to Count II of the indictment, Benton allegedly intentionally and wantonly defaced, destroyed or damaged property owned by Parkway Gun and Pawn, causing pecuniary loss; According to Count III of the indictment, Benton allegedly, intentionally prevented or attempted to prevent a peace officer, namely, Trooper Michael Haney, from gaining an arrest by using or threatening to use physical force or violence; Count IV of the indictment states Benton allegedly committed the offense of persistent felony offender when he, being more than twenty-one (21) years of age, stands convicted of a felony after having been convicted of two (2) felonies in the last ten (10) years.  A warrant was issued for the Benton’s arrest.

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.