Nine indicted in Circuit Court
by Brittany Wise Reporter
Nine Grayson County residents were indicted last month in Grayson Circuit Court in connection with six separate incidents.
Terry L. Lawson, 52, of Leitchfield, was indicted on charges of burglary in the second degree, wanton endangerment in the first degree and fleeing or evading police in the second degree, on foot.
Lawson is accused of burglarizing an apartment at 402 West Main Street on or about August 10, 2013. Court documents allege that during the incident, Lawson acted with “extreme indifference to the value of human life” when he drove recklessly down the street, almost hitting a four-year-old child with his vehicle.
Documents go on to say that Lawson attempted to elude officers and disobeyed the officer’s direction to stop.
Lawson was lodged in the Grayson County Detention Center on a $5,000 cash bond.
Shawn King, 36, of Leitchfield, was indicted on charges of burglary in the third degree, theft of a legend drug first offence (value greater than $300), theft by unlawful taking or disposition of property valued at under $500, and being a persistent felony offender in the first degree.
King’s charges result from an incident or incidents occurring between May 31 and June 1 during which he allegedly burglarized the office of Dr. Kenneth Green, located inside Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center.
While in Green’s office, King purportedly took prescription medications, food, office supplies and a can of liquid nitrogen.
King was lodged in the Grayson County Detention Center on a $10,000 cash bond.
Michael Baker, 33, of Falls of Rough, was indicted for two counts of wanton endangerment in the first degree, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of marijuana. The second and final charges were each enhanced by possession of a firearm.
On August 4, Baker allegedly “fired five or six gun shots in the direction of several people during the shooting of their dog,” according to the indictment. He is further accused of pointing a gun at Dennis Baxter and threatening to shoot him. Baker was also found to have marijuana and drug paraphernalia on his person at the time of the incident.
Baker was taken to the Grayson County Detention Center where he was held on a $5,000 cash bond.
Autumn R. Baueriss, 24, and Jeffrey S. Baueriss, 33, both of Campbell Street in Caneyville, along with Johnathan W. Young, 24, of Windy Ridge Road in Caneyville, were each indicted on eight counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument in the second degree.
The allegations against Baueriss, Baueriss and Young stem from a July 19 incident during which they were reportedly found to be in possession of eight forged checks worth a total amount of $3734. The checks were each drawn on BB&T from the account of Roy T. Davis, Jr. representing Roy T. Davis, Sr.
Baueriss, Baueriss and Young were each lodged in the Grayson County Detention Center. The Commonwealth recommended a bond of $10,000 cash for each.
Mark B. Dennis, 35, of Leitchfield, was indicted on charges of possession of a controlled substance in the first degree (methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, and failure to notify address change to the Department of Transportation.
Dennis’ indictment results from a July 13 incident. He was lodged in the Grayson County Detention Center on a $5,000 cash bond.
Shannee Ashby, 24, of Caneyville, was indicted for flagrant non-support. Ashby is accused of persistently failing to provide child support for her two minor children, ages six and three.
Court documents suggest that Ashby owed $2,324 in arrearages as of July 31. A bond of $10,000 was recommended, 25 percent of which must be cash and is non-refundable to the extent of the arrearage. She was also ordered to continue paying child support as ordered.
Joshua D. Newton, 30, of Clarkson, was also indicted for flagrant non-support. He is accused of persistently failing to provide child support for his six-year-old child.
Documents accuse Newton of owing $1,850 in arrearages as of July 31. He was lodged in the Grayson County Detention Center on a $10,000 bond. Twenty percent of Newton’s bond was required to be cash and was listed as non-refundable to the extent of his child support arrearage.
Newton was also ordered to continue paying child support as previously ordered by the court.
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