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Three indicted for retaliating against a legal participant

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By Jesse Osbourne


The indictment of a person by a grand jury or otherwise is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

Cedric D. Thompson, 29, 118 Washington Avenue in Springfield, was recently indicted for one count of receiving stolen property worth $500 or more on or about Oct. 27, 2011 in Washington County.
His bond was set at $2,500 cash.
In a grand jury finding, Anthony Maurice Thompson, 27, of 2293 Jimtown Road of Springfield, had a charge of tampering with a witness amended to retaliating against a participant in a legal process (class D felony). He also had a charge of theft by unlawful taking amended to first-degree robbery (class B felony).
Thompson was indicted for first-degree robbery, second-degree assault (class C felony), retaliating against a participant in the legal process (class D felony) and first-degree persistent felony offender,
The indictment stated that on or about Nov. 27, while committing a theft, Thompson used or threatened to use physical force and “cause physical injury to a person not a participant in the crime.”
The first-degree persistent felony offender charge results from Thompson being over the age of 21 and standing convicted of at least two prior felonies after his 18th birthday.
His bond was set at $5,000 cash and no contact with the victim.
In a separate indictment, Thompson was charged with first-degree trafficking in less than four grams of cocaine, first offense, a class D felony.
He was also charged with use and possession of drug paraphernalia (class A misdemeanor).
Bond was set at $3,000 cash. His arraignment is scheduled for Jan. 18, 2012 in Washington Circuit Court.
Myron Antwan Dawson, 29,  of Washington Avenue in Springfield, was indicted for first-degree robbery (class B felony), second-degree assault (class C felony), retaliating against a participant in the legal process (class D felony) and second-degree persistent felony offender in an indictment stemming from the same incident as Thompson.
In a grand jury finding, Dawson had a charge of tampering with a witness amended to retaliating against a participant in a legal process (class D felony). He also had a charge of theft by unlawful taking amended to first-degree robbery (class B felony).
The indictment stated that Dawson’s activities that resulted in charges took place on or about Nov. 27, 2011 in Washington County.
The second-degree persistent felony offender charge results from Dawson being over the age of 21 and standing convicted of at least one prior felony after his 18th birthday.
His bond was set at $5,000 cash and no contact with the victim.
Mitchell Delon Hughes, 29, of 211 East High Street in Springfield, was recently indicted for first-degree robbery (class B felony), second-degree assault (class C felony) and retaliating against a participant in the legal process (class D felony).
Hughes’ charges are in an indictment stemming from the same incident as Thompson and Dawson.
The indictment stated that Hughes’ activities that resulted in charges took place on or about Nov. 27, 2011 in Washington County.
His bond was set at $5,000 cash and to have no contact with the victim.
In other indictments:
- Thomas C. Newton, 54, of 1350 Makers Mark Road in Springfield, was recently indicted for knowingly and unlawfully planting, cultivating or harvesting five or more marijuana plants (first offense, a class D felony) on or about Sept. 14 in Washington County with the intent to sell or transfer it.
Newton was also charged with possessing drug paraphernalia, a class A misdemeanor.
Newton’s bond was set at $15,000 cash.
- Michael A. Boblitt Jr., 34, of 4826 Mt. Zion Road in Willisburg, was recently indicted for two counts of theft of motor vehicle registration plates.
The indictment stated that Boblitt stole two renewal decals on or about Dec. 9, 2011 in Washington County.
His bond was set at $2,000 cash.
- Brenda L. Harley, 49, of 163 Barnett Lane in Springfield, was indicted for first-degree wanton endangerment (class D felony) and fourth-degree assault resulting in minor injury (class A misdemeanor).
The indictment stated that on or about Dec. 15, 2011, Harley “wantonly engaged in conduct which creates substantial danger of death or serious physical injury to another person,” as well as “intentionally or wantonly caused physical injury to another person.”
Her bond was set at 10 percent of $10,000.
- Solon Russell Young, 51, of 6809 Naller Way in Louisville, was recently indicted for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol (DUI 4th, a class D felony) on or about Oct. 22, 2011 while in Washington County.
He was charged with aggravating circumstances (refusal) and his fourth or subsequent offense within a five-year period.
Young was also charged with driving on a DUI suspended license (first offense, a class B misdemeanor) as well as failure of owner to maintain the required insurance (class B misdemeanor).
He also faces charges of failure to notify the Department of Transportation of an address change and failure to produce an insurance card.
Young’s bond was set at $2,000 and no alcohol use.
The arraignments for these indictments are set for Jan. 18, 2012 in Washington Circuit Court.