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Grand jury indicts 11

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By Nick Schrager

A Washington County grand jury has returned indictments against 11 people.


Coty D. Franklin, 18, of Highview Road, Bloomfield, Ky., was charged with two counts each of burglary, 3rd degree (Class D felony), theft by unlawful taking or disposition (Class D felony) and criminal mischief, 3rd degree (Class B misdemeanor).
According to court records, one of each of the charges stem from separate incidents. The first charges were from incidents that allegedly took place on May 22, 2011, and the second charges were from incidents allegedly occurring on May 28, 2011.
Bond for Franklin was set at $10,000 cash, payable at 10 percent of that amount. He is also to have no contact with the victim in either of the charges.
Also indicted in the same case numbers as Franklin was Justin P. Nally, 22, of West Main Street, Springfield, who was charged with two counts each of burglary, 3rd degree (Class D felony), theft by unlawful taking or disposition (Class D felony) and criminal mischief, 3rd degree (Class B misdemeanor), and being a persistent felony offender, 2nd degree.
According to court records, one of each of the charges stem from separate incidents that took place in Washington County. The first charges were from incidents that allegedly took place on May 22, 2011, and the second charges were from incidents allegedly occurring on May 28, 2011.
Bond for Nally was set at $10,000 cash, payable at 10 percent of that amount. He is also to have no contact with the victim in either of the charges, and he is to have no contact with 102 West Main Street.
• Daniel Richard Shanks, 36, and Arista Hall, 37, both of Hickory Camp Road, Springfield, were each indicted on one charge of burglary, 2nd degree (Class C felony). In addition, Shanks was charged with one count of being a persistent felony offender, 1st degree (Class A felony).
The charges against both were allegedly related to incidents that took place on June 4, 2011 in Washington County.
Bond for Shanks was set at $75,000 cash, and bond for Hall was set at $20,000 cash. Each was to have no contact with their victims.
• Andrew Wilkerson, 19, of South 2nd Street, Bardstown, Ky., was charged with one count each of burglary, 3rd degree (Class D felony) and theft by unlawful taking or disposition (Class D felony).
According to the indictment, the charges stem from events that allegedly took place between May 18-26, 2011, in Washington County.
Bond for Wilkerson was set at $10,000 cash, payable at 10 percent of that amount. He is to have no contact with the victim.
• Charles J. Tennill, 18, of Ashley Avenue, Springfield, was charged with one count of unlawful transaction with a minor, 2nd degree (Class D felony).
According to the indictment, Tennill allegedly caused a minor to engage in illegal controlled substances activity involving marijuana, illegal gambling activity, or other criminal activity constituting a felony in Washington County.
Bond for Tennill was set at $10,000, payable at 10 percent of that amount.
• Gerald Wayne Wiley, 53, and Francis Minor, 59, both of West High Street, Springfield, were each charged with one count of knowingly exploiting an adult, over $300, (Class C felony). Wiley was also charged with one count of being a persistent felony offender, 2nd degree.
According to the indictment, Wiley and Minor allegedly counseled together on, or beginning on May 25, 2010, through May 25, 2011, to exploit an adult in Washington County, resulting in a total loss of more than $300 in financial or other resources, or both.
Bond for Wiley and Minor was set at $25,000 cash each, and they are to have no contact with their victims.
• William Darrelle Boblitt, 36, of Kelly Shop Lane, Springfield, was charged with one count of trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, first offense, while in possession of a firearm (Class B felony).
The charge stemmed from an incident that allegedly took place on July 30, 2010, in Washington County, where he is said to have trafficked in a controlled substance, classified as Schedule 1 or Schedule 2 narcotic, cocaine, while in possession of a firearm, and aided, abetted, or counseled with another person in commission of the alleged acts.
Bond for Boblitt was set at $45,000 cash.
• Joshua Clinton Darland, 30, of Walnut Street, Springfield, was charged with one count of trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, first offense, (Class C felony) and one count of trafficking in a controlled substance, 2nd degree, first offense (Class D felony).
The charges stem from incidents that allegedly took place on Sept. 22, 2010, in Washington County. Darland allegedly trafficked in methadone and hydrocodone, both Schedule II narcotics, and also aided, abetted or counseled with another person in the act.
Bond for Darland was set at $10,000 cash, payable at 10 percent of that amount.
• Amanda M. Hood, 18, no address given, was charged with one count of theft by failure to make required dispostion of property, auto (Class D felony).
According to the indictment, the incident allegedly took place on June 8, 2011, in Washington County. Hood allegedly obtained property, a 1999 Toyota Corolla, upon agreement to make a specified payment or disposition, and intentionally dealt the property as her own.
Bond for Hood was set at $10,000 cash, payable at 10 percent of that amount.
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.