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Jack Latta
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PRESTONSBURG — Charges of robbery and escape headline the list of 13 indictments handed down by a Floyd County grand jury last week.


John Jefferson Keathley, 27, of Pikeville, and Charles T. Hall were both indicted for first-degree robbery, theft by unlawful taking and being persistent felony offenders, for allegedly robbing Patel’s Quick Mart in May. Hall and Keathley allegedly used a deadly weapon to threaten the store clerk during the robbery.


In other news, Travis M. Hall, 30, of Prestonsburg, was indicted for second-degree escape, fleeing or evading police, third-degree assault, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, and being a persistent felony offender after an altercation with Deputy Sheriff Danny Little, during which Hall allegedly assaulted the deputy and escaped from his custody.


In a similar case, Michael Joe Stanley, 34, of Bevinsville, was also indicted on second-degree escape and fleeing or evading police when he, too, was said to have escaped from the custody of Deputy Little.


Other indictments include:


• Kendra Artrip, 20, of Minnie - escape in the second degree, theft by unlawful taking.


• Laverne Mullins, 47, of McDowell - escape in the second degree.


• Donald R. Tilley, 43, of Prestonsburg - making false statements/misrepresentations to receive benefits over $100.00. (2 counts)


• Misty R. Tackett, 31, of Hi Hat - making false statements/misrepresentations to receive benefits over $100.00. (2 counts)


• Chassity Younce, 30, Melvin - making false statements/misrepresentations to receive benefits over $100.00. (2 counts)


• Randa Thacker, 31, Betsy Layne - making false statements/misrepresentations to receive benefits over $100.00. (2 counts)


• Jeffrey Meade, 49, Stanville - making false statements/misrepresentations to receive benefits over $100.00


• David Jason Slone, 39, Wayland - first degree rape, first degree sodomy, persistent felony offender, retaliating against a participant in a legal process (3 counts), second degree disorderly conduct, menacing, third degree terroristic threatening (2 counts).


• Silas Slone, 75, Garrett - possession of a firearm by a convicted felon (4 counts), possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.


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