Eight indicted in Circuit Court

By Brittany Wise bwise@civitasmedia.com

January 21, 2014

Eight men were recently indicted in Grayson County Circuit Court for drug, sexual abuse and other charges.

Tyler Lee, 28, of Old Leitchfield Road in Clarkson, was indicted on five counts of sodomy in the first degree of a victim less than 12 years old; sodomy in the first degree; and sexual abuse in the first degree of a victim less than 12 years old.

Documents allege that between December 2012 and February 2013 Lee subjected two minor children to deviate sexual intercourse and sexual contact.

The Commonwealth recommended a $10,000 cash bond be set for Lee.

47-year-old William Schoerlucke (A.K.A. Butch Shroerlucke), of Pear Street in Leitchfield, was indicted on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine; possession of a controlled substance in the first degree; wanton endangerment in the first degree; and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Court documents accuse Shroerlucke of either manufacturing of having the ingredients and intent to manufacture the illegal drug methamphetamine on October 23, 2013. They further accuse him of engaging in “conduct which created a substantial danger of death or serious injury” to a 17-year-old person referred to as “D.S.” at the time.

Grayson County Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Starnes is listed as witness against Shroerlucke, whose bond was set at $10,000 cash.

61-year-old Gregory Pierce, of East Mason Street in Clarkson, was indicted on three counts of trafficking in a controlled substance in the first degree and being a persistent felony offender in the second degree.

According to the indictment record filed in the Grayson County Clerk’s office, Pierce was found to have been “knowingly and unlawfully trafficking in morphine” on three occasions between January 3, 2012 and January 26, 2012.

A charge of being a persistent felony offender was added because Pierce has previously been convicted of a felony within the previous five years or was on probation, parole, or conditional release at the time the purported crime occurred.

Leitchfield Police Chief Kevin Henderson, formerly with Kentucky State Police’s narcotics division, served as witness against Pierce, whose bond was set at $10,000 cash.

Willy R. Taylor, 33, of Caneyville Road in Caneyville, was indicted for possession of a controlled substance in the first degree, third or greater offense; possession of drug paraphernalia; failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance; no/expired Kentucky registration receipt; and improper equipment.

Taylor’s charges are the result of a Feb. 23, 2013 incident during which Taylor is accused of being found with the illegal drug methamphetamine in his possession along with drug paraphernalia. At the same time, he was found to be operating a vehicle with no insurance, no/expired registration receipt and a broken windshield which was considered to be an impairment to his ability to drive the vehicle safely.

A co-defendant in Taylor’s case is listed as Wendy R. McIntosh.

Trooper Brad Riley, with Kentucky State Police, is listed as a witness against Taylor, whose bond was recommended at $10,000 cash.

Charles E. Haycraft, 45, of Damon Decker Road in Leitchfield, was indicted on two counts of wanton endangerment in the first degree; assault in the second degree; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs/alcohol, third offense; and failure of owner to maintain required insurance, second offense.

Haycraft’s charges stem from a September 6, 2013 incident during which he is accused of having “wantonly engaged in conduct which created a substantial risk of death or serious physical injury” to Johnathan M. James and another individual named in court documents as “B.J.” by hitting a vehicle in which they were travelling.

According to court documents, Haycraft was at the time operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol level of .08 or greater. When the incident occurred, Haycraft’s driver’s license was already suspended from one of multiple previous DUI’s, and he did not have car insurance.

Grayson County Sheriff’s Deputy Bryan Hammons was listed as a witness against Haycraft, whose bond was set at $25,000 cash.

Michael D. Embrey, 24, of South Broadway Street in Leitchfield, was indicted on four charges of criminal possession of a forged instrument in the second degree, and four counts of theft by deception including cold checks under $500.

According to indictment records, Embrey is accused of having in his possession four forged checks drawn on the Bank of Clarkson under the account of Pearl Hinson. The checks were written for a total value of $316.51.

Documents allege that Embrey used one of the checks at Wal-Mart on July 29, 2013, and the remaining three at Bank of Clarkson between July 29, 2013 and August 8, 2013.

Detective Kevin Smith with Leitchfield Police Department is listed as a witness against Embrey, whose bond was set at $10,000, with ten percent nonrefundable to the extent of restitution. Embrey has also been disallowed from using checks, contacting Pearl Hinson, or entering any Wal-Mart store.

Jonathan W. Young, 24, of Caneyville, was indicted for theft by unlawful taking/shoplifting of an item valued between $500 and $10,000.

Young’s charge stems from an October 12, 2013 incident during which he is accused of shoplifting a 47-inch Vizio television from Wal-Mart.

Leitchfield Police Officer Jesse Townsend is listed in court documents as the witness against Young, for whom an unsecured $5,000 bond was recommended.

Charles E. McKinney, 33, of Beaver Dam, was indicted in Grayson Circuit Court for flagrant non-support.

McKinney is accused of having persistently failed to provide child support for his minor child, age four, and owing an arrearage of $5,412.83 as of November 30, 2013.

McKinney’s bond was recommended at $10,000, with 50 percent being non-refundable to the extent of child support owed. He is also ordered to continue paying his monthly child support obligation of $248.96.