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15 indicted for drugs, violent crimes, etc.

By Brittany Wise bwise@civitasmedia.com

June 13, 2014

A 43-year-old Caneyville man is being accused of unlawfully imprisoning a woman, abusing her and threatening her life.


Morton D. Cannon, of East Maple Street in Caneyville, was indicted for assault in the first degree, domestic violence; unlawful imprisonment in the first degree; terroristic threatening in the third degree; and being a persistent felony offender in the first degree.


Cannon is accused of having intentionally caused serious physical injury to a female with a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument and threatening to kill her on April 28.


At the time, he is also accused of restraining her “under circumstances which exposed her to risk of serious physical injury” according to court documents.


Detective Adam Cottrell, with the Grayson County Sheriff’s Department, witnessed against Cannon, and the Commonwealth recommended that Cannon be held on a $50,000 cash bond due to his “criminal history” and being a “danger to self and others” as well as a “flight risk,” court documents read.


Cannon was ordered to have no contact with either the victim of her family.


In a seperate incident, Anthony M. Noe, 44, of Goff Drive in Leitchfield, was indicted for assault in the second degree, domestic violence.


Noe’s charges stem from a May 12 incident during which he is accused of intentionally causing serious physical injury to a female by beating, choking, and kicking her.


Leitchfield Police Department Office Jeff Helvey served as a witness against Noe, for whom the Commonwealth recommended a $10,000 cash bond.


Nine Grayson County residents were indicted on drug-related charges, including the following:


- Chad A. Clemons, 24, of Peonia Road in Clarkson, was indicted on charges of trafficking in a controlled substance in the first degree and being a persistent felony offender in the second degree.


Clemons’ charges are the result of an alleged crime on October 29, 2013.


Officer Brandon Cook, with the LPD, witnessed against Clemons, who is accused of being in possession of less than two grams of methamphetamine with the intent to sell it.


The Commonwealth recommended a $25,000 cash bond for Clemons.


- Brandy J. Lee, 33, of Kefauver Road in Millwood, was indicted on charges of trafficking in a controlled substance in the firstdegree and possession for sale or transfer of a simulated controlled substance.


Cook also served as a witness against Lee, who allegedly was in possession of less than 10 D.U. of opiates (Loratadine) for the purpose of selling it.


The Commonwealth recommended that Lee be held on a $10,000 cash bond.


- 79-year-old Marchmond Cottrell, of Hardin Springs Road in Leitchfield, was indicted for trafficking in marijuana.


Cottrell is accused of possessing between eight ounces and five pounds of marijuana with the intent to sell it on February 13.


The Commonwealth recommended a $20,000 cash bond for Cottrell, and Deputy Buck Meredith served as a witness against him.


- Hope M. Anderson, 26, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance in the first degree and possession of drug paraphernalia.


Anderson is accused of being in possession of methamphetamine and other drug paraphernalia on April 8. Serving as a witness against Anderson is Trooper Brad Riley.


The Commonwealth recommended a $10,000 unsecured bond for Anderson.


- Rachel E. Powell, 30, of Tara Woods Drive in Leitchfield, was indicted on charges of shoplifting under $500; two counts of possession of a controlled substance in the first degree; possession of marijuana; and possession of drug paraphernalia.


Powell’s charges stem from an April 17 incident during which she is accused of shoplifting various items from Wal-Mart at a value of less than $500, and having in her possession methamphetamine, morphine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.


Officer Jesse Townsend, with LPD served as a witness against Powell, who was recommended a $10,000 unsecured bond by the Commonwealth.


- 48-year-old Kimberly K. Holderman, of Arms Lively Road in Leitchfield, was indicted for two counts of trafficking in a controlled substance in the second degree.


Holderman is accused of having had in her possession less than 20 D. U. of hydrocodone in her possession with the intent to sell it on two separate occasions, September 27, 2013 and October 16, 2013.


Officer Brandon Cook served as witness against Holderman, who was recommended a $10,000 unsecured bond.


- John T. McGuffin, 39, of Hollow Drive in Leitchfield, was indicted for trafficking in a controlled substance in the first degree and being a persistent felony offender in the first degree.


McGuffin is accused of trafficking in methamphetamine and unlawfully selling two grams or more of the substance between November 15, 2013 and January 15, 2014.


The Commonwealth recommended that McGuffin be held on a $25,000 cash bond. Officer Brandon Cook served as a witness.


- Acey M. Meredith, 26, of Brandenburg Road in Leitchfield was indicted for trafficking in a controlled substance in the first degree.


Meredith allegedly trafficked in opiates between October 1, 2013 and October 29, 2013, “knowingly and unlawfully [selling] 10 or more dosage unites within 90 days” according to court records.


Officer Brandon Cook witnessed against Meredith, who was recommended a $10,000 bond with 10 percent being cash.


- 36-year-old Cassandra J. Miller, who has also gone by the names Jeanie Miller and Jeanie Bruner, of Thomas Street in Leitchfield, was indicted on two counts of trafficking in a controlled substance in the first degree.


Miller allegedly had fewer than 10 D. U. of opiates in her possession with the intent to sell on November 12, 2013 and December 5, 2013.


LPD Officer Brandon Cook witnessed against Miller, and the Commonwealth recommended that she be held on a 20 percent cash $10,000 bond.


Indicted on other charges, were the following individuals:


- Dalton W. Elliot, 20, of Meadowview Estates Road in Clarkson, was indicted for fleeing or evading police in the first degree, reckless driving, speeding 25 miles per hour over the speed limit, and following another vehicle too closely.


Elliot is accused of fleeing from police in a motor vehicle, disobeying a police officer’s direction to stop and creating “a substantial risk of serious injury or death to persons or property” according to court records.


The additional charges stem from the same May 12 incident.


Kentucky State Trooper Brad Riley served as witness against Elliot. The Commonwealth recommended that Elliot be held on a $10,000 bond, with 10 percent being cash.


- Megan P. Mercer, 23, of Lashley Street in Leitchfield, was indicted for giving false statements or misrepresenting to receive benefits over $100 in connection with having allegedly falsely stated her household income for the purpose of receiving Food Stamps and Medicaid benefits between September of 2011 and October of 2012.


The Commonwealth recommended a $10,000 unsecured bond for Mercer.


- Jason Majors, 40, of Sunbeam Road in Leitchfield, was indicted on one count possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.


Majors allegedly had in his possession a Taurus PT 22 handgun between March and May5, 2014, while having previously been convicted of a felony.


Deputy Clay Boone, with the GCSO served as a witness against Majors, who was recommended a $5,000 bond, with ten percent being cash.


- Sherry G. Vanmeter, 60, of Essie Lane in Leitchfield, was indicted for theft by unlawful taking of property valued at between $500 and $10,000.


Vanmeter allegedly took $3,000 from Rite Aid between December 1, 2011 and April 9, 2014.


Detective Kevin Smith, of LPD, served as a witness in the case, and the Commonwealth recommended that Vanmeter be held on a $10,000 unsecured bond.