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Indictments – February and March 2020

The attached indictments were returned by the Carter Circuit Court on February 21 and March 5, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the grand jury has not met since that last date and no new indictments have been released.

An indictment is not a determination of guilt or innocence. It is simply a charge that an offense has been committed and indicates that a case is pending on the charges listed. All defendants have the presumption of innocence until found guilty in a court of law.
Though it may be a part of the public record, the Carter County Times does not make a habit of printing the names of minor children or the victims of alleged crimes, except under exceptional circumstances.

February 21 Indictments

  • James P. Costigan, 38, of Morehead, assault in the second degree with a dangerous instrument causing physical injury, a Class C felony; wanton endangerment, first degree, under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference for the value of human life, creating a substantial danger of death or serious physical injury, a Class D felony; criminal mischief, first degree, by intentionally damaging a tow truck causing pecuniary loss of $1,000 or more, a Class D felony. On or about December 25, 2019.
  • Elwood C. Eldridge, 20, of Grayson, incest – victim under 12 years of age by having sexual intercourse or deviant sexual intercourse with his (relative) a child less than 12 years of age, offenses occurring between 2013 and 2019, a Class A felony; sodomy, first degree by having deviant sexual intercourse with a child less than 12 years of age, a Class B felony; sexual abuse, first degree by having sexual contact with a female less than 12 years of age, a Class C felony. On or about September 1, 2013 through April 20, 2019.
  • Jason Lee Goodan, 42, of Olive Hill, trafficking in a controlled substance, first degree, first offense, over or equal to 2 grams of meth by knowingly and unlawfully trafficking in a schedule I narcotic, by selling, or possessing with intent to sell, more than 2 grams of methamphetamine, a Class C felony; operating a motor vehicle under the influence, aggravating circumstances, by operating a motor vehicle on a public roadway while intoxicated under aggravating circumstances, a Class B misdemeanor; unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to use for the purpose of introducing into the body illegal or controlled substances, a Class A misdemeanor; trafficking in marijuana, less thnan 8 ounces, first offense, a Class A misdemeanor; fleeing and evading police, first degree, by operating a motor vehicle in an attempt to flee from a Kentucky State Trooper which created a substantial danger of death or serious physical injury to the officer, a Class D felony; two counts of wanton endangerment – police officer, first degree, Class D felonies; resisting arrest by using physical force against a peace officer, a Class A misdemeanor. On or about February 16, 2020.
  • Gary Jamal Howard, 30, of Essex, Maryland, operating a motor vehicle under the influence, first offense, aggravating circumstances, by operating a motor vehicle on a public roadway, while intoxicated and speeding in excess of 30 mph over speed limit, a Class B misdemeanor; wanton endangerment, first degree, under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life, by driving a vehicle in a wanton manner endangering other motorists including a Kentucky State Trooper, all of which created a substantial danger of death or serious physical injury to the other motorists and trooper, a Class D felony; driving with a suspended license, a Class B misdemeanor; possession of marijuana, a Class B misdemeanor; disorderly conduct, second degree, when in a public place and with intent to cause public annoyance, he made unreasonable noise and his action which caused others to be alarmed, a Class B misdemeanor. On or about January 31, 2020.
  • April D. Knipp, 31, of Grayson, operating a motor vehicle under the influence, first offense, a Class B misdemeanor; possession of a controlled substance, first degree, first offense, when she unlawfully possessed a schedule I controlled substance, heroin, a Class D felony; possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor. On or about January 1, 2020.
  • Phillip Michael Roar, 42, of Olive Hill, possession of a controlled substance, first degree, first offense, for unlawful possession of a schedule I controlled substance, heroin, a Class D felony. On or about January 1, 2020.
  • Eric Sprouse, 34, of Grayson, promoting contraband in the first degree by knowingly introducing danger contraband into the Carter County Detention Center, being drugs, a Class D felony; possession of a controlled substance, first degree, first offense, unlawful possession of a schedule I controlled substance, heroin, a Class D felony. On or about January 20, 2020.

March 5 Indictments

  • James Coburn, 48, of Piqua, Ohio, public intoxication while appearing in public manifestly under the influence of a controlled substance, not therapeutically administered, to the degree that he may endanger himself of other persons, a Class B misdemeanor; possession of a controlled substance, first degree, first offense, unlawful possession of a schedule I controlled substance, methamphetamine, a Class D felony. On or about December 29, 2020.
  • Anna Gillispie, 30, of Grayson, public intoxication, while appearing in public manifestly under the influence of a controlled substance, not therapeutically administered, to the degree that she may endanger herself of other persons, a Class B misdemeanor; possession of marijuana, a Class B misdemeanor; possession of a controlled substance, first degree, first offense, unlawful possession of schedule I controlled substance, methamphetamine, a Class D felony; possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor. On or about February 10, 2020.
  • Matthew Moore, 43, of Olive Hill, flagrant non-support by failing to support his minor children, accumulating an arrearage of $16,477.55, a Class D felony. On or about May 1, 2015 through January 31, 2020.
  • Ronnie Moore, 64, of Grayson, operating a motor vehicle under the influence, first offense, by operating a motor vehicle on a public roadway while intoxicated, a Class B misdemeanor; driving with a suspended license, a Class B misdemeanor; failure to maintain required insurance, first offense, a Class B misdemeanor; possession of a schedule I controlled substance, first degree, first offense, methamphetamine, a Class D felony. On or about February 7, 2020.
  • Carl Radford, 41, of Ashland, flagrant non-support by failing to support his minor child, accumulating an arrearage of $3,471.04, a Class D felony. On or about January 1, 2017 through January 31, 2020.
  • Ronnie Rice, 72, of Grayson, sexual abuse, first degree, by having sexual contact with a child less than 12 years of age, a Class C felony; sodomy, first degree, by having deviant sexual intercourse with a child less than 12 years of age, a Class A felony; incest by having deviant sexual intercourse with his (relative) a child less than 12 years of age, a Class A felony. On or about January 21, 2020.
  • Hannah Scott, 37, of Olive Hill, flagrant non-support by failing to support her minor children, accumulating an arrearage of $7,126.00, a Class D felony. On or about May 1, 2010 through December 31, 2019.
  • Charles E. Smith, 38, of Grayson, burglary second degree, by unlawfully entering a dwelling with intent to commit a crime, a Class C felony. On or about February 17, 2020.
  • Sandra Stoll, 41, of Bowling Green, flagrant non-support by failing to support her minor children, accumulating an arrearage of $5,442.40, a Class D felony. On or about February 1, 2018 through January 31, 2020.
  • David Stringfellow, 49, of Ashland, the offense of bigamy, by purporting to marry another person knowing he has a wife, a Class D felony. On or about June 6, 2017.
  • Melissa Wilburn, 43, of Rush, theft by unlawful taking over $500/under $10,000 by unlawfully taking monies/credit belonging to MIG Refractory Products Inc. with a value over $500, with intent to permanently deprive MIG of its property, a Class D felony. On or about August 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019.
  • Danny Withrow, 33, of Grayson, flagrant non-support by failing to support his minor child, accumulating an arrearage of $4,336.50, a Class D felony. On or about May 1, 2018 through January 31, 2020.

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