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Former deputies, five others indicted by grand jury

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By Geoff Hamill

Two former Washington County deputies were among seven people indicted by a local grand jury last week.

Norris Wayne Bartley, 42, of Springfield, and Billy Joe Mattingly, 40, of Mackville, were indicted on charges in relation to their arrest in November 2009. Both are charged with one count each of trafficking in marijuana (5 pounds or more) while in possession of a firearm (Class B felony); theft of a controlled substance valued greater than $300 (Class C felonly); tampering with physical evidence (Class D felony); official misconduct in the first degree (Class A misdemeanor); and criminal mischief in the third degree (Class B misdemeanor).

Both men are out of jail on bond, but remain on house arrest at the order of Judge Robert W. Heaton.

Other indictments:

• Michael Dewayne Garland, 26, of Airport Road in Lebanon, was indicted on seven counts, including one each of manufacturing methamphetamine, first offense (Class B felony); use/possession of drug paraphernalia, second or subsequent offense (Class D felony); theft of motor vehicle registration plate/decal (Class D felony); possession of marijuana (Class A misdemeanor); failure of non-owner to maintain required insurance, first offense (Class B misdemeanor): expired registration plate (Violation); and loud music from auto (City ordinance).

The events allegedly took place on or about Dec. 3, 2009, and Garland remains in the Marion County Detention Center under a $20,000 bond.

• Albert R. Randall, 50, of Hunters Lane in Radcliff, Ky., was indicted on two counts, including one each of manufacturing methamphetamine, first offense (Class B felony) and use/possession of drug paraphernalia, first offense (Class A misdemeanor).

The events allegedly took place on or around Dec. 3, 2009. Bond for Randall was set at $50,000, payable at 10 percent cash.

• Mario Nuniz Sanchez, 42, of Polin Road in Willisburg, was indicted on 10 counts, including seven counts of wanton endangerment in the first degree (Class D felony); one count of criminal mischief in the third degree (Class A misdemeanor); one count of terroristic threatening (Class A misdemeanor); and one count of alcohol intoxication in a public place (Violation.)

The events allegedly took place on or about Dec. 15, 2009, and no bond was set for Sanchez, and he remains lodged in the Marion County Detention Center.

• Donnie Lee Hardin, 37, of Berry Mill Road in Springfield, was indicted on three counts, including one each of theft by unlawful taking or disposition, greater than $10,000 (Class C felony); burglary in the third degree (Class D felony); and being a persistent felony offender in the second degree.

The events allegedly took place on or about Dec. 9, 2009, and Hardin remains lodged in the Marion County Detention Center under a $5,000 cash bond.

• Ronnie Lee Boyd, 52, of West Main Street in Springfield, was charged with one count each of cultivation of marijuana, five or more plants, first offense (Class D felony) and use/possession of drug paraphernalia, first offense (Class A misdemeanor).

The events allegedly took place on or about Oct. 13, 2009. Bond for Boyd was set at $10,000, payable at 10 percent cash.

An indictment indicates that a grand jury found sufficient evidence for a case to go to trial and does not indicate guilt. All of those indicted are innocent until proven guilty.