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HAZARD – A Perry County man is facing several sexually-related charges after he was indicted last week.


Samuel Stamper, 37, of Chavies, was indicted on charges of third-degree rape, third-degree sodomy, third-degree sexual abuse, and prohibited use of an electronic system to procure a minor.


According to the indictment, Stamper had sexual contact with a female less than 16 years of age between May 2012 and Dec. 29, 2012, without her consent. He is also alleged to have engaged in sexual intercourse with a juvenile during that time period, and used electronic communications to promote the use of a minor in sexual activity.


Stamper’s bail was set at $50,000 plus home incarceration.


Jade M. Hall, 21, of Hazard, was indicted this month on one count of first-degree burglary for allegedly unlawfully entering a residence on Nov. 14 and causing serious injury to the homeowner. First-degree burglary is a Class B felony punishable by a maximum 20 years in prison. Hall’s bail was set at $75,000.


Freddie W. Messer, 39, of Hazard, was indicted on one count each of second-degree assault and DUI. He was alleged to have been driving under the influence on March 31, 2012, when he collided with another vehicle, causing serious injuries to the driver. His bail was set at $50,000.


Lonnie Bowling, 22, of Cornettsville, was indicted on two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment after he was alleged to have fired shots in an unknown direction while in the proximity of two people. His bail was set at $50,000 plus home incarceration.


Daniel R. Miller, 26, of Dice, is charged with three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree criminal mischief, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and second-degree persistent felony offender.


Miller is accused of firing a gun into a pickup occupied by three people, and causing more than $1,000 in damage. His bail was set at $100,000 plus home incarceration.


Criegory Pridemore, 38, of Mallie, was indicted on charges of first-degree promoting contraband, possession of drug paraphernalia, public intoxication, and tampering with physical evidence.


Pridemore allegedly introduced a substance identified as tizanidine into the Kentucky River Regional Jail on Aug. 7. His bail was set at $25,000.


Donald J. Mastin, 33, of Mallie, is charged with first-degree promoting contraband and tampering with physical evidence for allegedly introducing controlled substances into the Hazard jail, and attempting to conceal a pill bottle under his foot. Bail was set at $20,000.


Carolyn Leigh Baker, 22, of Hazard, was indicted on charges of first-degree promoting contraband, second- and third-degree possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was alleged to have introduced controlled substances into the Hazard jail on Aug. 28 while illegally possessing alprazolam and hydrocodone. Bail was set at $20,000.


Jerry D. Jones, 33, of Hazard, is facing one count of first-degree promoting contraband for allegedly introducing a metal clip into the Kentucky River Regional Jail on Nov. 28. His bail was set at $20,000.


Angela Wilson, 39, of Lackey, Ky., was indicted on one count of theft over $500. She was alleged to have stolen several items from the Hazard Walmart on Dec. 16. Her bail was set at $20,000.


The grand jury also indicted 38-year-old Johnny Clark of Viper on charges of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is accused of possessing cocaine and oxycodone with the intent to sell the drugs on Oct. 16. Bail was set at $40,000.


Scott Shell, 22, of Viper, is charged with one count each of first-degree possession of a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence, and possession of drug paraphernalia. According to the indictment, Shell illegally possessed oxycodone on Oct. 20, and attempted to hide a pill and alcohol from a police officer. His bail was set at $20,000.


Jessica A. Couch, 28, of Hazard, is facing charges of theft by unlawful taking or disposition, public intoxication, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and prescription drugs not in the proper container.


Couch was alleged to have shoplifted from the Hazard Walmart on Sept. 14 while illegally possessing one oxycodone tablet, along with needles and a shoe string used to ingest drugs. Her bail was set at $25,000.


Brent Collins, 38, of Hazard, was indicted on charges of public intoxication, tampering with physical evidence, criminal littering, second-degree disorderly conduct, and menacing. According to the indictment, Collins swallowed pills in an attempt to conceal them from police on Dec. 4. His bail was set at $25,000.


Linda Sewell, 51, of Jackson, is facing charges of theft by unlawful taking or disposition, public intoxication, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, prescription drugs not in the proper container, tampering with physical evidence, and possession of drug paraphernalia.


Sewell is accused of taking items from the Hazard Walmart while under the influence and illegally possessing methadone and morphine on Oct. 5, 2012. Bail was set at $25,000.


Patricia Stamper, 46, and Johnnie F. Edwards, 42, both of Hazard, were indicted together on charges of theft of a controlled substance and shoplifting. According to the indictment, the two are alleged to have taken medication from the Hazard CVS on Jan. 4 without paying for it. Their bail was set at $20,000 each.


Trevor A. Owens, 34, of Bonnyman, and Janice Mason, 60, of Hindman, were indicted in the same case. They are both charged with public intoxication and prescription drugs not in the proper container, both misdemeanor charges, while Mason was additionally indicted on counts of first-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Owens is charged with one count each of tampering with physical evidence and third-degree possession of a controlled substance stemming from an incident on Oct. 25, 2012.


Bail for both defendants was set at $25,000.


Indicted on one count each of theft by unlawful taking over $500 were 22-year-old Heather Couch, 34-year-old Jeanna Burchett, both of Prestonsburg, and 32-year-old Sandra Compton of Hueysville, Ky. According to the indictment, the defendants stole merchandise from the Hazard Walmart worth more than $500 on Nov. 17, 2012.


Also indicted for an alleged theft at the Hazard Walmart were 21-year-old April Roberts of Topmost, 32-year-old Candi L. Roberts of Topmost, and 32-year-old Elizabeth Slone of Dema. Each are facing a charge of theft over $500 from an alleged incident at the store on Nov. 18, 2012. Roberts is facing an additional violation of third-degree criminal trespass. Bail was set at $20,000.



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