A Leitchfield man who was held at gunpoint by an ex-cop following an alleged drunk driving rampage has been indicted in Grayson Circuit Court for crimes he is accused of committing during this and another incident.
Troy Joseph Toms, 34, of Ambassador Shores Drive in Leitchfield, was indicted on charges of rape in the first degree, seven counts of wanton endangerment in the first degree, two counts of assault in the second degree, two counts of criminal mischief in the third degree, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, and being a persistent felony offender in the first degree.
On December 17, 2012, Grayson County Sheriff’s Office responded to emergency calls at Ralph’s Market, on Annetta Road. According to eye-witnesses and available evidence, Toms is accused of having begun his escapade by running over the Annetta Fire Department sign as he turned from Dickeys Mill Road onto Annetta Road.
Next, according to a December interview with GCSO’s Deputy Buck Meredith, Toms pulled into Ralph’s Market, striking the gas pumps. Both the sign and pumps were “destroyed,” Meredith said.
After damaging the pumps, witnesses said that Toms got into a verbal altercation with three juveniles in the parking lot of Ralph’s. Recent court documents state that Toms allegedly approached two individuals at this time “with a lighter and paper towel, threatening to light the paper towel and throw it on the broken gas pumps.”
“One of the juveniles got back into his own vehicle and tried to move it,” Meredith said, “Toms got back into the car and struck his vehicle at least three times.”
It was at this point, according to Meredith, that Toms left Ralph’s Market and travelled along Annetta Road, where he ran a vehicle belonging to ex-police officer John Vincent off of the roadway.
After maneuvering out of the ditch, Vincent turned into the parking lot of Ralph’s to check on his children, and reported that he saw Toms’ vehicle enter the parking lot moments later.
Vincent said that Toms then rammed into his vehicle “so hard he broke the wheel off my front axle.”
At this point, Vincent removed a handgun from his glove box and crawled out the window of his vehicle. He held Toms at gunpoint until an officer arrived to arrest him.
In a separate case, court documents allege that on or about June 15, 2012 – six months prior to the incident at Ralph’s Market - Toms engaged in forced sexual intercourse with an unnamed victim. Further details on these charges are not currently available.
Toms is currently being housed in the Grayson County Detention Center, and is being held on a $50,000 bond.
12 others were indicted recently in Grayson Circuit Court:
-Alva C. Gussler, 84, of Tara lane in Clarkson, was indicted on charges of murder and assault in the first degree.
Gussler’s charges stem from a January 3 incident during which he is accused of “intentionally causing the death of Laura Ford by shooting her.”
Gussler also shot and injured his son, Michael Gussler.
The Commonwealth recommended that no bond be set for Gussler, due to the nature of the offense.
-Anthony Lee McMillion, 28, of North Patterson Street in Clarkson, was indicted on two counts of wanton endangerment in the first degree and assault in the fourth degree with a minor injury.
McMillion is accused of coming at a man and woman with a “meat-cleaver type knife and repeatedly swinging it at [them]” on or around November 11, 2012. Additionally, he is accused of causing physical injury to another woman by striking her and “slinging her around,” according to court documents.
McMillion’s bond was set at $10,000.
-Christopher Woosley, 28, of Southland Drive in Caneyville, was indicted for receiving stolen property valued at under $10,000 and theft by unlawful taking or disposition of a firearm.
Court documents allege that on or about December 12, 2012, Woosley received or retained a Samsung Galaxy II phone, Acton automotive scanner, and Dell computer with a value of less than $10,000 which had been stolen from Bobby Young.
He is also accused of taking at least one firearm belonging to Young.
Woosley’s bond was set at $10,000. He is currently being lodged in the GCDC.
-Daniel Leroy Concord, 31, of Knob Road in Caneyville, was indicted on three counts of burglary in the third degree, theft by unlawful taking or disposition of an automobile, three counts of unlawful taking or disposition of property valued at $500 or more, two counts of criminal mischief in the third degree, and wanton endangerment in the first degree.
On or about November 17, 2012, Conrad is accused of burglarizing a building belonging to Cecil Parks and taking heavy duty power cords and a Chicago welder valued at $500 or more.
In a separate incident approximately one month later, he is accused of burglarizing a building belonging to Otis Bryant & Son, and taking tools valued at $500 or greater.
On that same date, he allegedly burglarized a building belonging to Caneyville Feed Mill, stealing tools valued at more than $500 and a 1996 Ford F350.
Conrad is currently lodged in the GCDC and is being held on a $20,000 bond.
-Lisuan Pacheco Graveran, 24, of Tilford Drive in Falls of Rough, was indicted on charges of criminal mischief in the first degree, operating a motor vehicle on a suspended/revoked license, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, and being a persistent felony offender in the first degree.
On November 28, 2012, Pacheco Graveran allegedly damaged the property of Courtland Kerr, causing a loss of more than $1,000, when she ran a vehicle into his home.
She is accused of having been under the influence of alcohol/drugs at the time of the collision and of operating the vehicle on a suspended or revoked license.
A report filed with GCSO says that immediately after the wreck Pacheco Graveran told the responding officer “she didn’t know where she was and that she was drunk.”
Pacheco Graveran is being held at the GCDC on a $10,000 bond.
-Andrew Gibson, 33, of Brownsville, was indicted for burglary in the second degree, theft by unlawful taking or disposition of property valued at $500 or more, criminal mischief in the third degree, and being a persistent felony offender in the first degree.
Gibson’s charges stem from a November 13 incident during which he allegedly burglarized the residence of Myron Harris, stealing a number of electronic and other items valued at more than $500.
He is also accused of causing damage to the Harris property which caused a loss of less than $500.
Gibson is currently being held at the GCDC on a $20,000 bond.
-A co-defendant in Gibson’s case, 34-year-old Lori Pawley, of North Patterson Street in Clarkson, was also indicted on charges of burglary in the second degree, theft by unlawful taking or disposition of property valued at $500 or more, and criminal mischief in the third degree.
Pawley is also currently incarcerated and has a bond set at $10,000.
-Amanda Burden, 32, and Bobby Cagle, 57, both of Claggett Road in Leitchfield, were each indicted for manufacturing methamphetamine, first offense.
The pair’s charges stem from a December 23 incident during which they are accused of having manufactured the drug methamphetamine or had in their possession the chemicals and equipment for its manufacture with the intent of doing so.
Burden is additionally charged with being a persistent felony offender in the first degree. The Commonwealth recommended a $10,000 bond for Cagle and a $20,000 bond for Burden.
-Jason Whobrey, 51, of Bear Creek Road, in Leitchfield, was indicted for trafficking in a controlled substance in the first degree.
Whobrey is accused of possessing Oxycontin for the purpose of sale, transfer or distribution on or around July 19, 2012.
He was released from the GCDC on a $10,000 bond.
-Holly Marie Pierce, 38, of Leitchfield, was indicted for flagrant non-support. Pierce is alleged to have persistently failed to provide child support for one minor child, age nine.
The indictment indicates that as of January 11, 2012, Pierce owes $10,907.23 in back child support.
-Stacey Lambert, 29, of Leitchfield, was indicted for flagrant non-support.
According to the indictment, Lambert persistently failed to provide child support for one minor child, aged five. As of December 31, 2012, she purportedly owes an arrearage of $4,191.50.