Union County grand jury issues 50 indictments

1STOCK Court Scales graphicMore than 50 additional indictments from the Union County April 15-16 grand jury session have been released by the circuit clerk’s office.

Indictments remain secret until defendants are taken into custody (if they are not already jailed) and formally served with the indictment papers.

Officials said about 40 more indictments remain unreleased. Typically, the last indictments to be revealed tend to be for individuals who are no longer in this area, whose location may be unknown or may have some question about their accurate identities.

Non-drug-related crimes:

  • Ginger Stiles, 1102 CR 121, New Albany, 11-18-77, charged with two counts of embezzlement. She is accused of taking $2,450 from Money in Minutes July 13, 2013 and $1,630 from the business July 12, 2013. If guilty, she could be sentenced to up to 10 years in prison for each count.
  • Marcus Blade, 1278 Hwy. 178 W. Myrtle, 8-3-92, charged with burglary of a dwelling. He is accused of breaking into the residence of Holly Hale on Shady Grove Road Dec. 2, 2013. If guilty, he could be sentenced to from 3 to 25 years.
  • Crystal Byers, 1661 Hwy. 178, Myrtle, 11-24-86, charged with manslaughter, culpable negligence and leaving the scene of an accident. She is accused of killing Sheriff’s Deputy Clint Frazier while fleeing in an auto as he attempted a top Dec. 18, 2013, and failing to stop and render assistance at the time of the accident near the intersection of CR 51 on Hwy. 178 near Myrtle. If guilty, she could be sentenced to from two to 20 years in prison for manslaughter and for leaving the scene sentenced to up to five years in prison, fined up to $10,000, or both.
  • Billy H. Foster, 1018 CR 198, 10-10-61, charged with aggravated driving under the influence. He is accused of while driving under the influence on April 29, 2013, causing the death of Patsy L. Nichols on Hwy. 178 near CR 211. If guilty, he could be sentenced to up to 25 years in prison.
  • Nickey Daniel Wells, 1155 Sample Rd., Belden, 3-20-74, charged with felony driving under the influence. He is accused of DUI on Feb. 1, 2014 following previous DUI convictions in Pontotoc Jan. 27, 2011 and Sept. 29, 2011. If guilty, he could be sentenced to from one to five years in prison, fined from $2,000 to $5,000, or both.
  • Marcus Blade, 1278 Hwy. 178 W., Myrtle, 8-31-92, charged with burglary of a dwelling. He is accused of breaking into the residence of Holly Hale on Shady Grove Road Dec. 2, 2013. If guilty, he could be sentenced to up to 25 years in prison.
  • Neal Brown, 1343 CR 94, New Albany, 5-30-55, charged with home repair fraud. He is accused of getting Jo Stanford to accept a fraudulent contract for home repair Sept. 28, 2013. If guilty, he could be sentenced to up to 10 years, fined up to $10,000, or both.
  • Annette Gonzales Spurr, 302 North St., New Albany, 8-22-71, charged with embezzlement. She is accused of taking 77 cartons of cigarettes valued at more than $500 from Eagle One Stop Oct. 25,2013 while she was employed there. If guilty, she could be sentenced to up to 10 years in prison.
  • Britnee Bridges, 1796 CE 121, Blue Springs, 3-29-94, charged with grand larceny. She is accused of taking four gold diamond rings that are the property of Virginia Duke March 1, 2013. If guilty, she could be sentenced to up to 10 years in prison, fined up to $10,000, or both.
  • Patrick Turnage, 207 Thomas Circle, New Albany, 9-30-95, charged with aggravated assault. He is accused of stabbing Vetan Robinson with a knife Nov. 23, 2013. If guilty, he could be sentenced to up to 20 years in prison.
  • Kennedy Smith, 408 Broad St., New Albany, 2-2-95, charged with aggravated assault. He is accused of shoting Antwon Geter with a pistor Dec. 8, 2013. If guilty, he could be sentenced to up to 20 years in prison.
  • Quentin Biggs, 203 Sycamore Dr., 8-24-84, charged with felony driving under the influence. He is accused of DUI April 2, 2014 after previous DUI convictions in Tupelo May 14, 2009 and Aug. 16, 2012. If guilty, he could be sentenced to from one to five years in prison, fined up to $5,000, or both.
  • Sean Putt, 801 Thomas Rd., Pontotoc, 11-21-91, charged with embezzlement. He is accused of taking unspecified goods or money valued at over $500 from Oct. 1 to Dec. 31 from Clark Beverage Group while an employee there. If guilty, he could be sentenced to up to 10 years in prison.
  • Seth Allred, 982 Hwy. 30 East, New Albany, 6-30-79, charged with possession of a cell phone within a correctional facility. He is accused of illegally having a black AT&T cell phone Sept. 25, 2013 while confined as an inmate in the Union County Jail. If guilty, he could be sentenced to from three to 15 years in prison, fined up to $25,000, or both.
  • Jason Curtis, 154 Hall St., Plantersville, 8-12-84, charged with taking possession of a motor vehicle and burglary of an auto. He is accused of taking a 2013 Nissan Frontier owned by Marty Hamblin March 25, 2014 and on the same date breaking into a 1996 Ford Ranger owned by Donny Hamblin on CR 170. If guilty, he could be sentenced to up to 10 years in prison for taking the vehicle and up to seven years for the burglary.
  • Sonny Reed, 571 CR 629, Dumas, 5-11-83, charged with burglary of a dwelling. He is accused of breaking into the residence of Brodrick Rogers at 1020 South St., Myrtle, on March 17, 2014. If guilty, he could be sentenced to up to 25 years in prison.
  • Billy Harmon, 2300 Van Burn, Nettleton, 3-19-91, charged with grand larceny. He is accused of taking fishing equipment valued at $500 or more from Carl Harlin sometime in January, 2014. If guilty, he could be sentenced to up to 10 years in prison, fined up to $10,000, or both.
  • Herman Brad Rakestraw, Saltillo, 11-7-72, charged with being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. He is accused of being in possession of a .12-gauge shotgun Nov. 15, 2013 after having been convicted of felony DUI Feb. 9, 2010. If guilty, he could be sentenced to up to 10 years in prison, fined up to $5,000, or both.
  • William Kelton Carter, 1988 Barkley Rd., Adams, Tenn., 6-25-69, charged with embezzlement. He is accused of converting to his own use a 2008 Chevrolet 3500 HD pickup, tools, American Express credit card, iPhone and laptop computer that was the property of Prawl, Inc. while he was an employee Oct. 26, 2013. If guilty, he could be sentenced to up to 10 years in prison.
  • Bill Phillips, 1349 CR 81, 3-19-81, charged with exploitation of a vulnerable adult. He is accused of taking more than $250 in cash and checks from a vulnerable adult from June 2013 to January 2014. If guilty, he could be sentenced to up to 10 years in prison.
  • Sheila Phillips, 1349CR 81, 7-21-57, charged with exploitation of a vulnerable adult. She is accused of taking more than $250 in cash and checks from a vulnerable adult from June 2013 to January 2014. If guilty, she could be sentenced to up to 10 years in prison.
  • Marc Hall, 1110 CR 50, Myrtle, 7-23-92, charged with malicious mischief. He is accused of damaging or destroying 112 tombstones in Union Hill Cemetery June 12, 2011. If guilty, he could be sentenced to up to five years in prison, fined not less than $10,000, or both.
  • Christopher Andrew Wood, 1402 Martain St., Tupelo, 5-12-93, charged with malicious mischief. He is accused of damaging or destroying 112 tombstones in Union Hill Cemetery June 12, 2011. If guilty, he could be sentenced to up to five years in prison, fined not less than $10,000, or both.
  • Jessica Smith, 1055 CR 141, Blue Mountain, 12-7-79, charged with felony child abuse. She is accused of whipping, striking or otherwise abusing a child of 15 resulting in bodily injury, hitting, choking, or attempting to cut with knife Jan. 29, 2014. If guilty, she could be sentenced to up to 20 years in prison.
  • Jimmy Dean Perkins, 1073 CR 47, Etta, 3-30-69, charged with being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. He is accused of possession a .17-caliber rifle Dec. 1, 2013 after being convicted of possession of a controlled substance, marijuana, a felony, Sept. 4, 20008. If guilty, he could be sentenced to up to 10 years in prison, fined up to $5,000, or both.
  • Andre Floyd, 928 Reed St., 8-5-94, charged with aggravated assault-domestic violence, strangling. He is accused of strangling Haley Parker, with whom he was in a domestic relationship, Feb. 2, 2014. If guilty, he could be sentenced to from two to 20 years in prison.
  • Ronnie Stanley Boyd, 1058 CR 802, Blue Mountain, 1-5-59, charged with felony driving under the influence. He is accused of DUI Oct. 17. 2013, after previous convictions March 25, 2010 in Ripley and Nov. 13, 2013 in Walnut. If guilty, he could be sentenced to from one to five years in prison, fined up to $5,000, or both.
  • Montrell Pegues, 900 Oxford Loop, 6-14-94, charged with taking possession of a motor vehicle. He is accused of taking a 2003 Chevy truck owned by David Cohen March 25, 2014. If guilty, he could be sentenced to up to 10 years in prison.
  • Zachary Wright, 1464 CR 101 Lot 2, 2-27-90, charged with two counts of child endangerment. He is accused of depriving a minor child by possessing illegal drugs, and with possessing and using illegal drugs in the presence of a minor child, resulting in a positive drug screen done on the child in both cases Dec. 5, 2013. If guilty, he could be sentenced to up to five years in prison, fined up to $5,000, or both for each count.
  • Ashley Wright, 1464 CR 101 Lot 2, 7-31-90, charged with two counts of child endangerment. She is accused of depriving a minor child by possessing illegal drugs, and with possessing and using illegal drugs in the presence of a minor child, resulting in a positive drug screen done on the child in both cases Dec. 5, 2013. If guilty, she could be sentenced to up to five years in prison, fined up to $5,000, or both for each count.
  • Stephen D. Sides, 25-B CR 318, Falkner, 2-25-92, charged with embezzlement. He is accused of taking goods and money with a value of $800 from Wal-Mart while an employee there Dec. 1, 2013. If guilty, he could be sentenced to up to 10 years in prison.
  • Heather M. Wilbanks, 916 Fairgrounds Spur, 7-24-85, charged with uttering forgery. She is accused of cashing a check she knew to be fraudulent Sept. 24, 2013 at BNA Bank made payable to Bill Burnett on the account of Shirley M. Jones and Annette M. Sullivan in the amount of $400. If guilty, she could be sentenced to from two to five years in prison.
  • Quinterio D. Mitchell, 910 King Creek Rd. Apt. 4, 6-30-88, charged with felony child abuse. He is accused of whipping, striking or otherwise abusing a newborn child Oct. 20, 2013 resulting in a fractured skull. If guilty, he could be sentenced to up to 20 years in prison.

Drug-related offenses:

  • Ashley Nicole Ford, 3578 Bethlehem Road, Potts Camp, 3-20-91, charged with two counts of prescription forgery. She is accused of presenting a counterfeit prescription for Lorcet ostensibly from Dr. Pravin Patel at Fred’s Pharmacy Oct. 28, 2013 and also one for Xanax ostensibly from the same doctor at the same time. If guilty, she could be sentenced to from one to five years in prison, fined up to $1,000, or both.
  • Corinthian Chaman Echols, 4251 Higdon Rd. Holly Springs, 9—29-93, charged with possession of a controlled substance, marijuana, 30-250 grams. He is accused of possession 34.3 grams of the drug on Oct. 19, 2013. If guilty, he could be sentenced to up to three years in prison, fined up to $3,000, or both.
  • Lorenzia D. Siddell, 1231 CR 88, New Albany, 6-11-60, charged with possession of a controlled substance, cocaine, 0.1-2 grams. He is accused of possessing 0.19 grams of cocaine on Aug. 30, 2013. If guilty, he could be sentenced to from two to eight years in prison, fined up to $50,000, or both.
  • Robert Sanders, age and address not available, charged with two counts of sale of a controlled substance, Schedule II drug, cocaine. He is accused of selling cocaine on Feb. 19, 2014 and Feb. 20, 2014. If guilty, he could be sentenced to up to 30 years in prison, fined from $5,000 to $1 million, or both.
  • Carl Harris, 290 McKey Rd., Hickory Flat, 4-27-73, charged with possession of a controlled substance, Schedule I drug, marijuana, 30 to 250 grams. He is accused of possessing 36.2 grams of marijuana on March 25, 2014. If guilty, he could be sentenced to up to three years in prison, fined up to $3,000, or both.
  • Mary Montgomery, 1179 CR 194, Blue Springs, 3-25-61, charged with possession of a controlled substance, cocaine, less than 0.1 gram. She is accused of possessing 0.04 grams of cocaine on March 26, 2014. If guilty, she could be sentenced to from one to four years in prison, fined up to $10,000, or both.
  • Noah Brooks, 1430 Hwy. 178 East, 3-27-83, charged with possession of a controlled substance Schedule II drug, 2-10 dosage units. He is accused of possessing three dosage units of amphetamine Feb. 21, 2014. If guilty, he could be sentenced to from two to eight years in prison, fined up to $50,000, or both.
  • Corey Whaley, 2076 Hwy. 178, Blue Springs, 8-8-92, charged with sale of a controlled substance, marijuana, 30 grams-1 kg. He is accused of possessing 54.8 grams of marijuana Oct. 9, 2013. If guilty, he could be sentenced to up to 20 years, fined up to $30,000, or both.
  • Bobby Graham, 1018 CR 25, Myrtle, 7-23-71, charged with, possession of a controlled substance Schedule II drug, methamphetamine, less than 0.1 gram and possession of a controlled substance Schedule III drug, 100-500 dosage units. He is accused of possessing 0.02 grams of cocaine and 150 dosage units of pseudoephedrine on Feb. 18, 2014. If guilty, he could be sentenced to from one to four years, fined up to $10,000, or both for the methamphetamine and for the pseudoephedrine sentenced to from one to four years in prison, fined up to $10,000, or both.
  • Kimberly Underwood, 1018 CR 25, Etta, 1-25-78, charged with, possession of a controlled substance Schedule II drug, methamphetamine, less than 0.1 gram and possession of a controlled substance Schedule III drug, 100-500 dosage units. She is accused of possessing 0.02 grams of cocaine and 150 dosage units of pseudoephedrine on Feb. 18, 2014. If guilty, she could be sentenced to from one to four years, fined up to $10,000, or both for the methamphetamine and for the pseudoephedrine sentenced to from one to four years in prison, fined up to $10,000, or both.
  • Corey Rakestraw, 1548 CR 515, Myrtle, 10-8-89, charged with possession of a controlled substance Schedule II drug, methamphetamine, less than 0.1 gram. He is accused of possessing 0.10 grams of methamphetamine March 10, 2014. If guilty, he could be sentenced to from one to four years in prison, fined up to $10,000, or both.
  • Christopher Shane Robbins, 1144 CR 47, Etta, 6-3-76, charged with possession of precursors with intent to manufacture and possession of a controlled substance Schedule II, methamphetamine, 0.1-2 grams. He is accused of on Aug. 19, 2013 having two or more precursors, to specifically ammonium nitrate and sulfuric acid, with intent to unlawfully manufacture methamphetamine and also possessing 0.2 grams of methamphetamine. If guilty, he could be sentenced to up to 30 years, fined from $5,000 to $1 million, or both for the precursors and for drug possession sentenced to from two to eight years in prison, fined up to $50,000, or both.
  • Melissa Forth, 1144 CR 47, Etta, 2-3-75, charged with possession of precursors with intent to manufacture and possession of a controlled substance Schedule II, methamphetamine, 0.1-2 grams. She is accused of on Aug. 19, 2013 having two or more precursors, to specifically ammonium nitrate and sulfuric acid, with intent to unlawfully manufacture methamphetamine and also possessing 0.2 grams of methamphetamine. If guilty, she could be sentenced to up to 30 years, fined from $5,000 to $1 million, or both for the precursors and for drug possession sentenced to from two to eight years in prison, fined up to $50,000, or both.
  • Lena Marie Williams, 211 CR 520 #30, Corinth, 5-17-85, charged with conspiracy. She is accused of conspiracy to commit the crime of manufacture of methamphetamine Dec. 9, 2013 by travelling to Tennessee to buy pseudoephedrine pills. If guilty, she could be sentenced to up to 20 years, fined up to $500,000 or both.
  • Cortnee Elmore, 1377 CR 73, Myrtle, 12-12-89, charged with conspiracy. She is accused of conspiracy to commit the crime of manufacture of methamphetamine Dec. 9, 2013 by travelling to Tennessee to buy pseudoephedrine pills. If guilty, she could be sentenced to up to 20 years, fined up to $500,000 or both.
  • Peggi J. Johnson, 1376 CR 197, Blue Springs, 9-29-81, charged with possession of a controlled substance Schedule II drug, methamphetamine, 0.1-2 grams. He is accused of possessing 0.13 grams of methamphetamine Jan. 4, 2013. If guilty, she could be sentenced to from two to eight years in prison, fined up to $50,000, or both.
  • Courtney Pearson, 1042 CR 326, 1-8-93, charged with sale of a counterfeit substance. He is accused of selling a counterfeit drug substance to a confidential informant Dec. 23, 2013. If guilty, he could be sentenced to up to five years in prison, fined up to $5,000, or both.
  • Courtney Hicks, 2076 Hwy. 178, Blue Springs, 12-1-92, charged with sale of a controlled substance Schedule I drug, marijuana, 30 grams to 1 kg. He is accused of possessing 55.9 grams of marijuana Oct. 8, 2013. If guilty, he could be sentenced to up to 20 years, fined up to $30,000, or both.
  • Chad Allen Chism, 1066 CR 171, 11-20-81, charged with possession of a controlled substance Schedule II drug, methamphetamine, 0.1-2 grams. He is accused of possessing 0.21 grams of methamphetamine Oct. 20, 2013. If guilty, he could be sentenced to from two to eight years in prison, fined up to $50,000, or both.
  • Magan D. Riley, 1349 CR 81, 11-4-90, charged with conspiracy. She is accused of conspiracy to commit the crime of sale of a controlled substance for setting up a drug sale by phone. If guilty, she could be sentenced to up to 20 years in prison, fined up to $500,000, or both.

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