FOUR CHARGED ARE ALSO FACING FURTHER LEGAL TROUBLES IN LAWRENCE AND BORDERING COUNTIES
The Lawrence County Grand Jury returned 13 indictments against 16 people on Thursday,July 8.
Those named in the true indictments bills are as the following:
*Seth G. Frank, 33, of Louisa, is charged with theft by unlawful taking over $500 and endangering the welfare of a minor.
On June 10, 2021, Seth Frank allegedly took $2,342 in cash from Citizens Bank in Louisa and failed or refused to exercise diligence in the control of a minor to prevent the child from becoming a neglected, dependent or delinquent child, according to the indictment.
*Amanda L. Burchett, 41, and *Melvin Garner Harmon Jr., 30, both of Blaine, Ky.; and *Clarence Childers, 50, of Louisa, charged with third-degree burglary/complicity for allegedly, acting alone or in complicity with each other, entering a building belonging to Tommy Milburn of Blaine with the intent to commit theft on June 19.
*Billy Turner, 29, of Fallsburg, Ky., charged with second-degree robbery for allegedly committing theft of a wallet from Shannon Turner of Fallsburg and using or threatening the immediate use of physical force in an attempt to accomplish the theft on May 24.
*Amity Rae Ison-Hinkle, 31, of Louisa, charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and inadequate silencer for allegedly possessing heroin, methamphetamine, fentanyl, a modified straw and three syringes and operating a vehicle on the roadway without a suitable and efficient muffler on Oct. 23, 2020.
*Tonya R. Hensley, 44, and *Robert Allen Gillespie, both of Louisa, are charged with first degree possession of a controlled substance/complicity and drug paraphernalia-buy/possess/complicity for allegedly, acting alone or in complicity with each other, possessing methamphetamine, a coin purse and a bandana used for the storage of controlled substance and three syringes on April 26.
*Kenneth Lee Fitch, 47, of Louisa, charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia for allegedly possessing methamphetamine, a needle and a pipe on June 24.
*Kimberly M. Smith, 53, of Louisa, charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and tampering with physical evidence for allegedly possessing methamphetamine, multiple needles and an altered straw on May 6, and destroying, removing, altering or concealing physical evidence that she believed would be used against her in an official proceeding.
Kimberly Smith has been held in jail in various fashion since May 7, 2021, when she was originally arrested in Lawrence County on May 6, for the charges that she is now indictment, and was taken to and lodged in the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in Paintsville; until May 20, when from there, Kimberly Smith was transported to the Pike County Detention Center in Pikeville, Ky., where she has remained after being denied bond District Judge Donald J. Smith for Failure to Appear in Pike County Court; and was also denied bond via District Judge George W. Davis III, for Failure to Appear in Boyd County Court.