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Former Blaine mayor indicted, 17 others charged by Lawrence grand jury;

LOUISA, Ky., -- A former Blaine mayor is among 18 people who were indicted by the Lawrence County Grand jury last Thursday. Crystal Meade, 45, was indicted on charges of misapplication of entrusted property and second degree official misconduct according to the indictment.

The charges state that in January she allegedly committed the offense of unlawfully failing to turn over several items including bank statements, minutes from past meetings, records of gas deposits, check stubs from city accounts, gas company contracts and meters, tools, keys and other items.

The indictment also states that Meade failed to maintain adequate records as her official position required.

If convicted, Meade faces a year in jail and fines up to $500.

Other indictments include:


Teddy Mulkey, 31, and Wilma Levering, 30, of Louisa. Levering is charged with third degree burglary, criminal mischief, possession of burglary tools. According to the indictment, Levering and Mulkey allegedly acted in complicity when they committed the offense of third degree burglary when they unlawfully entered the Louisa BP Gas Station on Madison Street on May 21 with the intent to commit a crime. 

Both are accused of damaging more than $500 worth personal property at the gas station and also were in possession of a four way lug wrench that was used to break in to the gas station. Levering is also charged with fleeing and evading police.

Three other people were indicted on charges of complicity of receiving stolen property. Danny Pack, 36, of Fort Gay, W.Va., Megan Duncan, 23, of Louisa, and Miranda Johnson, 20 of Louisa were accused of knowingly being in possession of a Springfield .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun stolen from Andre Johnson of Louisa.

Pack is also charged with persistent felony offender.

Donna Heaberlin, 33, of Louisa was indicted  by the grand jury on charges of theft of identity when she allegedly was in possession of current identifying information of another person for the purpose of depriving the other person of property, obtaining benefits or making financial or credit transactions.

Heaberlin faces five years if convicted.

Jason York, 30,  and Sara Young, 25, both of Catlettsburg were indicted on charges of theft by unlawful taking under $10,000, and persistent felony offender when they allegedly on June 9 unlawfully took over $600 worth copper wire that belonged to American Electric Power Company. 

York was also charged with criminal mischief when he allegedly cause over $2,000 worth damage to property owned by AEP.

Jamie Elkins, 28, of Salyersville, was indicted on two counts of theft by unlawful taking over $500 when on Feb. 9 and 16 he allegedly stole two computers and some other items such as fleece shirts at Louisa Wal Mart.

Thomas Osborne Jr., 36, Thomas Osborne Sr., Terry Raines, 48 and Kevin Napier, 38, and Glen Hall, 40, of Louisa were all indicted on charges of complicity to first and third degree trafficking in controlled substances. The indictment stated that all four acted in complicity and engaged in a conspiracy to commit the offense of trafficking Oxycodone and Alprazolam on April 9.

Osborne Jr., is also charged with persistent felony offender.

Sabrina Preece, 29, of Louisa, was indicted on charges of second degree escape when she allegedly removed her monitoring ankle bracelet while on court ordered home incarceration on May 12, escaping the custody of Kay Grevious with the 24th Circuit Community Corrections Program. If found guilty Preece faces one to five years.

James (Jim) Lemaster, 42, of Fort Gay, W.Va., was indicted on charges of theft by failure to make required disposition over $500 when he, on Oct. 1 2010, allegedly committed the offense of obtaining $5,000 from Kentucky Farm Bureau for an obligation to make a specific disposition and treated the money as his own.

Megan Duncan, 23, of Louisa was indicted the charge of first degree bail jumping when she allegedly failed to appear in court on Aug. 26 on a Class D felony charge of receiving stolen property (firearm). 

An indictment is not proof of guilt or innocence but a charge by the grand jury that there is enough evidence to have a trial on the charges.

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