Rape, Manslaughter Top List of 20 True Bills Returned by Grand Jury

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Rape, manslaughter, and several drug related charges headed a list of 20 indictments returned by a Magoffin County Grand Jury and released by the Magoffin County Circuit Clerk’s office this week.
Roy Lee Nickles, 57, of Grape Creek Road, was indicted on first degree rape and first degree sexual abuse charges.
In the true bill, the grand jury charged that on or about 1996 or 1997, Nickles committed the offense of first degree rape when he engaged in sexual intercourse with a minor female 12 years old at the time of the offense.

The grand jury also charged that Nickles, on or about 1996 or 1997, committed the offense of first degree sexual abuse when he engaged in sexual contact with a minor less than 12 years old at the time of the offense.
Morton Parks, Jr., 50, of Staffordsville, was indicted on second degree manslaughter. The grand jury charged that on or about March 22, 2006 in Magoffin County Parks committed the offense of manslaughter in the second degree when he wantonly caused the death of another person by operation of a motor vehicle.
A total of four people, Matthew Joseph, 22, of Salyersville, Belinda Cantrell, 47, of Salyersville, Aaron Pennington, 24, of Paintsville, and Paul Jenkins, 28, of Flat Gap, were named in manufacturing methamphetamine, first offense, true bills.
The grand jury charged that on or about June 19, 2009, the defendants committed the offense when they knowingly and unlawfully manufactured methamphetamine or with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine, possessed two or more chemicals or two or more items of equipment for the manufacturing of methamphetamine.
Jessica Caldwell, 27, of Borders Road, and Carma Miller, of Flynt Branch, were indicted on charges of conspiracy to traffic in controlled substance, second degree, second or greater offense. The true bill stated that on or about January 20, 2009 Caldwell and Miller knowingly and unlawfully had the intent to traffic Hydrocodone, a Schedule III narcotic.
The grand jury returned another drug related indictment against Earl McKenzie, of Salyersville, charging he committed the offense of trafficking in a controlled substance in the second degree by knowingly and unlawfully trafficking in a scheduled III narcotic.
The grand jury also indicted:
- Garlena Joseph, 34, of 150 College Street Salyersville. Theft by unlawful taking over $300 (auto) – class D felony. Theft by unlawful taking over $300 (money) – class D felony.
- James May, 21, of Salyersville. Theft by unlawful taking over $300 (auto) – class D felony. Theft by unlawful taking over $300 (money – class D felony.
- Janetta Helton, 42, of Salyersville. Theft by unlawful taking over $300 (auto) – class D felony. Theft by unlawful taking over $300 (money) – class D felony.
- Michael Oney, 26, of HC 62 Salyersville. Driving under the influence fourth offense – class D felony. Failure to wear seat belt – violation. No insurance first offense – class B misdemeanor. No/expired KY registration – violation. No operator’s/moped license – class B misdemeanor. Operating on suspended/revoked license – class B misdemeanor.
- Brenda Hammonds Conley, Saint James City, Florida. Theft by failure to make required disposition – class D felony.
- Carrie Sprauge, 38, of Falcon. Criminal abuse first degree – class C felony.
- TJ Adams, 28, Helton Branch. Escape second degree – class D felony. Criminal mischief third degree – class B misdemeanor.
- Jerry Michael Combs, 33, of Coon Creek Road. Theft by unlawful taking over $300 – class D felony.
- Charlie Jude, Inez. Receiving stolen property – class D felony.
 
 
Editor’s note: A grand jury indictment is a determination of guilt, but a finding of evidence requiring additional court proceedings. All those indicted are scheduled for arraignment September 3 at 10 a.m. All people are assumed innocent until proven guilty by a court of law.