Indictments

There are 7 comments on the Commonwealth Journal story from Oct 27, 2008, titled Indictments. In it, Commonwealth Journal reports that:

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

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who cares

Wartburg, TN

#1 Nov 3, 2008
i think a person that is gonna indict some one so have to show more proof then what they do any body can run to the court house and get an indictment on any body
Just me

Hazard, KY

#2 Nov 4, 2008
Grand Jury indictments are handed down by the District/County Attorney's office. Not just anyone can run to the courthouse and file an indictment. You can go file an accusation or complaint, but these will normally be taken to the grand jury to see if there is enough evidence to take it to trial.
law

Wartburg, TN

#4 Nov 7, 2008
It isn't that easy to get a warrant, eithher
superman

Somerset, KY

#5 Nov 7, 2008
law wrote:
It isn't that easy to get a warrant, either
Apparently you haven't went to our county attorneys office and tried have you.
law

Wartburg, TN

#6 Nov 7, 2008
nope. somebody tried to get a warrant out for me and didn't get it haha
beentherealready

Lancing, TN

#7 Nov 7, 2008
16 indicted by Grand Jury

Officers throw the book at suspect in foot chase

By JANIE SLAVEN
Record Staff Writer

WHITLEY CITY — A Tennessee man is facing no less than seven counts after leading three Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement officers on a foot chase following a routine traffic stop last September.

David Terry Broxton, 51, of Winfield has been indicted for 1st degree Fleeing or Evading Police, Giving a Peace Officer a False Name or Address, Possession of Marijuana under eight ounces, three counts of 3rd degree Criminal Mischief and 2nd-degree Persistent Felony Offender in connection with the September 11 incident, which began as a traffic stop near Mostly Shoes on US 27.

Broxton — a passenger in the vehicle stopped by KVE Officer of Dwight Sutton — ran barefoot from officers across US 27, up over an embankment and ultimately onto Southern Highway in Strunk. During the course of the arrest, he caused less than $500 damage each to the uniforms of officers Dwight Sutton, David Burton and Travis Rogers. He was previously convicted of felony assault and 3rd-degree burglary in Panama City, FL.

The McCreary County Grand Jury also indicted 15 other individuals in October, several in pairs involving theft-related charges:

• Joshua Watson, 19, and Esler Neal, 31, Strunk — 1st-degree Burglary and Theft By Unlawful Taking. On September 15, Watson and Neal broke into the residence of William Smith and took a Model 3726 16-gauge shotgun, a Russian SKS rifle, two Winchester 22 rifles, a Ruger Model 270 with scope, a 270 Remington Bolt Action, a Chinese SKS rifle and two Remington 22 rifles. Neal is additionally charged with 2nd-degree PFO.

• Floyd Ray Stephens Sr., 62, and Roger S. Collins, 66—Stephens is accused of 2nd-degree Burglary and Theft by Unlawfully Over $300 for unlawfully entering the home of Richard Musgrove on July 3 and taking a refrigerator. Collins is charged with Criminal Complicity by assisting in these acts and is additionally charged with 2nd degree PFO.

• Brandon T. Stephens, 26, and Richard L. Williams II, 28 — Theft by Unlawful Taking Over $300 and 1st degree Criminal Mischief. On October 19, the pair took a 2003 Dodge Neon belonging to Daniel Worley and caused more than $1,000 in damage to it.

• Dominic Strunk, 29, and Eugene Strunk — Theft by Unlawful Taking Over $300 and 2nd-degree Criminal Trespass. On September 1, the pair unlawfully entered property owned by Curtis Garland Sr. and took timber. Dominic Strunk is additionally charged with 2nd degree PFO.

• Sydney Yancey, 62, and Danny Yancey, 22 — 2nd degree Burglary and Theft By Unlawful Taking Over $300. On August 1, the pair unlawfully entered the residence of Katy Gilreath and took coins and jewelry.

• James Brandon Martin, 27 of Pine Knot — three counts 2nd degree Criminal Possession of Forged Instrument. Between August 8-13, Martin possessed three checks totaling $290 with the forged signature of Randy Corder.

• Christina Bowman, 31 — 1st degree Bail Jumping. On August 19, Bowman failed to appear in McCreary Circuit Court.

• Luther Murphy, 45, of Williamsburg and Vickie Murphy, 30, of Whitley City — Custodial Interference. On July 4, the pair contacted a juvenile in direct violation of McCreary District Court. Luther Murphy is additionally charged with 2nd degree PFO.

• Stoney Vaughn, 25, of Stearns — Flagrant Non-Support (one child).

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Readers are reminded that an indictment is a charge and should not be considered as evidence of an individual’s guilt. Anyone under indictment is presumed innocent until and unless convicted in a court of law.
dont give a dam

Oneida, TN

#8 Nov 9, 2008
well you guys must not live here in the county and sure the hell dont know what you all are talking about bc i can name to people that was indicted over bull shit

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