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Several indicted by grand jury

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By Linda Ireland

 Four people were indicted Dec. 17 by a LaRue County grand jury on methamphetamine charges.

John Milburn Coyle (1986) of New Haven, was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and complicity; possession of drug paraphernalia and complicity; possession of controlled substance, third degree and complicity; and second–degree persistent felony offender.

He is accused of acting alone or in concert with Bobbi Lee Willett, Jennifer R. Jackson and Thomas Darrell Jackson on Dec. 14. 

Coyle was previously convicted of complicity to burglary, third degree in Nelson County. 

Bail was set at $50,000 cash only upon condition of dusk to dawn curfew and no communication with co–defendants.

Willett (1986) of New Haven, was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and complicity; unlawful distribution of a methamphetamine precursor; hindering prosecution or apprehension in the second degree and complicity; possession of drug paraphernalia and complicity; possession of a controlled substance, third degree and complicity; and possession of marijuana.

She is accused of rendering assistance to Coyle when he was being arrested by the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force.

She is accused of acting alone or in concert with the Jacksons.

Bail was set at $25,000 cash only upon condition of dusk to dawn curfew and no communication with co–defendants.

Jennifer R. Jackson (1980) of New Haven was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and complicity; hindering prosecution or apprehension in the second degree and complicity; possession of drug paraphernalia and complicity; and possession of controlled substance, third degree and complicity.

She is accused of acting alone or in concert with Jackson and Willett to hinder prosecution of Coyle.

Bail was set at $25,000 cash only upon condition of dusk to dawn curfew and no contact with co–defendants.

Thomas Darrell Jackson (1978) of New Haven, was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and complicity; hindering prosecution of apprehension in the second degree and complicity; possession of drug paraphernalia and complicity; and possession of controlled substance, third degree and complicity.

He is accused of acting alone or in concert with Jennifer Jackson and Willett. The four are accused also of having the prescription drug Alprazolam in their possession. The drug is prescribed for anxiety, panic disorder and insomnia.

Bail was set at $25,000 cash only upon condition of dusk to dawn curfew and no communication with co–defendants.

James Orley Absher (1962) of Columbia and formerly of Hodgenville, was indicted on one count each of promoting a minor in a sexual performance and voyeurism. 

The crimes are alleged to have occurred between June 1, 2011 and Dec. 1, 2011 in LaRue County. 

Bond was set at $25,000 with condition of dusk to dawn curfew and no contact with victim.

Kentucky State Police investigated.

James J. Gusler (1993) of Mount Sherman was indicted on one count of first–degree criminal mischief.

The alleged crime occurred Oct. 14. Gusler is accused of damaging property valued at $1,000 or more.

Bail was set at $2,500 cash only upon condition of no contact with victim.

Jerry Dwayne Jones (1979) of Hodgenville was indicted on one count each of third–degree burglary, possession of burglary tools, third–degree criminal mischief and first–degree persistent felony offender.

The alleged offenses occurred Nov. 28. He is accused of damaging property of the LaRue County Detention Center.

Bail was set at $50,000 cash only.

The LaRue County Sheriff’s Office investigated.

Jerry Dwayne Jones (1979) of Hodgenville was indicted on one count each of theft by unlawful taking or disposition – auto and first–degree persistent felony offender. 

He is accused of taking a 2007 Ford F150 pickup truck valued at $500 or more.

Bail was set at $50,000 cash only upon condition of no contact with victim.

Hodgenville City Police investigated.

Demetric W. Lee (1991) of Hodgenville was indicted on two counts of second–degree burglary, third–degree criminal mischief and third–degree terroristic threatening.

He alleged offenses occurred Oct. 20. 

Bail was set at $9,500 cash only upon condition of dusk to dawn curfew and no contact with alleged victim.

Hodgenville City Police investigated.

D’Andre J. Grundy (1989) of Louisville was indicted on one count each of theft by unlawful taking or disposition – auto and first–degree persistent felony offender.

He is accused of taking a 2002 Toyota Echo valued at $500 or more on Oct. 23.

Bail remained the same as set in district court. He was ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim.

Hodgenville City Police investigated.

Steven D. Harmon (1983) of Jamestown was indicted on one count each of first–degree fleeing and evading police on foot, resisting arrest and alcohol intoxication. 

The alleged offenses occurred Oct. 21.

Bond remained the same as set in district court.

Hodgenville City Police investigated.

Tammy Jo Leon (1967) of Elizabethtown was indicted on one count each of possession of a forged instrument in the second degree and theft by unlawful taking.

She is accused of possessing a forged check and taking cash valued between $500 and $10,000 from a man on Aug. 15.

Bail remained the same as set in district court. She was ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim and his family.

The LaRue County Sheriff’s Office investigated.

Russell Johnson (1992) was indicted on two counts of first–degree trafficking in controlled substance; tampering with physical evidence; possession of drug paraphernalia; fleeing and evading police, second degree (on foot); resisting arrest; and no operator’s license.

The alleged crimes occurred Nov. 5. Johnson is accused of possessing crack cocaine.

Bail remains the same as set in district court.

Hodgenville City Police investigated.

The indictment of a person by a grand jury is an accusation only and the person is innocent unless or until proven guilty.