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Julia Roberts Goad

Staff Writer

PIKEVILLE, Ky - A couple has been indicted by the Pike County Grand Jury after being arrested for leaving an infant in a vehicle

On June 5th, the Pikeville 911 Center received a complaint of a newborn child left unattended in a vehicle that was not running in front of Velocity Market on Hambley Boulevard. Upon Officer’s arrival, they discovered the infant inside the vehicle in a car seat. The vehicle was not running and the windows were cracked. According to the Pikeville Police Department, the child was sweating profusely with a red skin tone. EMS was immediately contacted and the Pikeville Fire Department responded to the scene and transported the four-month-old victim to the Pikeville Medical Center Emergency Room.

When Deana M. Keene came out side of the store,officers made contact with her. Keene told them she was watching the baby for her niece. Ms. Keene was taken into custody at that time.

Officers determined that Elvis Keene was with her and supposed to be inside Velocity. Upon searching the area, it was determined he had left the scene. Mr. Keene was located a short time later near Elliott Supply off of Hambley Boulevard and taken into custody.

At the time,Deana Keene, 34, of Shelbiana, was charged with first degree wanton endangerment and public intoxication. Elvis Keene, 37, was charged with first degree wanton endangerment and illegal possession of a legend drug. 

The Grand Jury indicted both Keenes for first degree wanton endangerment.

A Varney, Ky., man has been indicted by the Grand Jury for taking a weapon onto the property of a Pike County elementary school.

Jason Benton, 34, is charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, a knife, on the grounds of Johns Creek School on April 25. Benton is additionally charged with first degree persistent felony offender.

Other persons indicted by the Grand Jury are:

William Riley, 37, of Pikeville, was indicted for the fourth degree assault and second degree unlawful imprisonment of Angela Riley. He is also charged with two counts of receiving stolen property and unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Brandon Kennard, 27, of Pikeville, was indicted for theft by unlawful taking of a wallet that belonged to Gerard Stone, fraudulent use of a credit card and persistent felony offender.

Troy Hurley, 33, of Pikeville, was indicted for second degree burglary and theft by unlawful taking of a computer, power tools and other electronics from Lisa Thacker.

Ashley Skeens, 21, of Auxier, was arrested for theft by unlawful taking of merchandise from Walmart and identity theft of Elizabeth Skeens.

Andrea May, 24, of Pikeville, was indicted for first degree possession of a controlled substance, oxycodone, DUI and illegal possession of a legend drug.

Adam Gannon, 21, of Raccoon, was indicted for first degree promoting contraband into a detention facility, second degree possession of a controlled substance, Suboxone, tampering with physical evidence and public intoxication.

Tony Abercrombie, 45, was indicted for failure to make required disposition of property.

Michael Stuart, 29, of Raccoon, was indicted for theft by deception by creating the impression that merchandise valued at more than $500 had been returned to Advanced Auto.

Robert Slone, 29, of Pikeville, was indicted for theft of property lost, mislaid or delivered by mistake.

And indictment is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.





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