By Kyle Lovern
September 12, 2013
PIKEVILLE, Ky. – The following individuals were recently indicted by the Pike County, Ky. grand jury and are listed below along with their charges.
Michael Little, of Virgie, Ky., has been indicted on charges of receiving stolen property (Class D Felony) and being a persistent felony offender, second degree (Class C. Felony).
The indictment states that on or about the 29th day of July, 2013, the defendant committed the offense of receiving stolen property by knowingly receiving, retaining, or disposing of electronics all of a value of over $500, which was stolen from Valley Rent to Own. The defendant is standing now convicted of the captioned offense of being a persistent felony offender in the second degree for the reason that he is more than 21 years of age and was previously convicted of felony offenses of fraudulent use of a credit card and theft of a credit card within the last three years with a conviction date of 2010.
Anthony David Roberts, of Pikeville, and Anthony Puett, of Louisville, Ky., were both indicted by the grand jury on charges of theft by unlawful taking (Class D Felony) and being a persistent felony offender (first degree).
On or about the date of July 15, 2013, the defendants committed the offense of theft by unlawful taking by exercising control of a television valued at more than $500 belonging to the Pikeville Walmart, and in complicity with each other in so doing.
Puett has several past criminal convictions in Pike County between the years of 2009 and 2012. Roberts also has previous convictions in Johnson County (2010), Montgomery County (2007) and three in Pike County that occurred in 2007 and 2009.
Terry Lee Wallace, of Virgie, Ky., was indicted on charges of theft by deception (Class C Felony).
The defendant is accused of committing the act of theft by deception in July of 2013 when he created or reinforced a false impression that he would or could perform certain work for Rebecca Mullins in a workmanlike manner, providing labor and materials to do so, and then refusing to properly do the work, causing the victim to incur additional costs or repair and or converting and retaining funds in excess of $10,000.
Troy Seal, of Shelbiana, Ky., was indicted by the grand jury on charges of receiving stolen property (Class D Felony) by knowingly receiving, retaining or disposing of a television valued at more than $500 that had been stolen from Bill Ward.
Joshua Bragg, of Kimper, stands indicted on charges of possession of a controlled substance 1st degree (Class D Felony) and possession of a controlled substance 2nd degree (Class A Misdemeanor). The defendant is accused of possessing a quantity of Methadone and Buprenorphine drugs.
Vernon Adams, of Regina, Ky., was indicted on charges of burglary second degree (Class C Felony), theft by unlawful taking (Class A Misdemeanor) and Criminal Mischief 2nd degree (Class A Misdemeanor). The defendant is accused of breaking into the residence of Arbutis Tackett for the purpose of committing a crime and stole a quantity of loose change, knives, a blood pressure cuff, food and other items valued at less than $500. He is also accused of destroying a door during the breaking and entering that was also valued at less than $500.
(Editor’s Note: An indictment is simply an accusation of guilt and all defendants are considered innocent of these crimes unless found guilty by a court of law.)