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Local man charged with incest

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By Jesse Osbourne


Kenneth W. Thompson, 44, of 202 Commercial Avenue in Springfield was charged with 36 counts of incest in Washington Circuit Court recently.
According to the indictment, on or about the spring of 2010 through March 2011 Thompson had sexual intercourse with a person who one knows to be an ancestor, descendant, brother or sister by forcible compulsion. The indictment states that the victim was younger than 18 years of age or incapable of consent because he or she is physically helpless or mentally incapacitated.
His bond was set at $75,000. He was ordered to have no contact with the victim.
Other indictments include:
- Robert O. Jewell, 37, of 105 Railey Lane in Springfield was indicted for theft by unlawful taking.
His bond was set at $15,000. He was ordered to have no contact with the victim.
- Michael Chad Elliott, 37, of 221 Lebanon Hill in Springfield was indicted for theft by unlawful taking and first-degree persistent felony offender.
His bond was set at $20,000. He was ordered to have no contact with the victim.
- Michael A. Boblitt, 34, of 4757 Chaplin Road in Willisburg was indicted for first-degree wanton endangerment (two counts), first-degree criminal mischief (two counts), second-degree criminal mischief and fourth-degree assault.
Bond was set at 10 percent of $25,000, with no contact with the victims.
- Sherry L. Hack, 54, of 3720 Carol Road in Louisville was indicted for two counts of first-degree possession of a controlled substance, first offense and DUI, which was her second offense within the last five years. Hack was also charged with one count of use/possession of drug paraphernalia, and prescription controlled substance not in a proper container, first offense.
The indictment also states that Hack was charged with resisting arrest, menacing, reckless driving, speeding 25 miles-per-hour over the speed limit, failure to produce an insurance card and failure to notify address change to the department of transportation.
Her bond was set at $2,000, with no exposure to drugs and alcohol.
- Bobby Joe Collins, 31, of 9431 Lawrenceburg Road in Chaplin was indicted for first-degree criminal mischief and for operating a motor vehicle while his license was suspended/revoked for DUI.
Collins was also indicted for failure to notify owner or locate the owner of a motor vehicle, which was involved in an accident involving property, and left the vehicle unattended resulting to damage to vehicle or property.
In addition, Collins was charged as a first-degree persistent felony offender. The indictment indicates that Collins is over the age of 21 and stood convicted of at least two prior felonies after his 18th birthday.
His bond was set at 10 percent of $10,000, with no exposure to drugs or alcohol.
- Isaiah T. Wilkinson, 34, of 243 Courchell Drive in Nicholasville was indicted for flagrant non-support for his minor child from April 10, 2011 until Sept. 21, 2011. Failure to pay has resulted in an arrearage in excess of $1,000.
Wilkinson was also indicted as a first-degree persistent felony offender.
His bond was set at $1,700, non-refundable.
Editor’s note: An indictment of a person by a grand jury is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.