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Nelson Circuit Court indictments from Dec. 20, 2017 Part I

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By Staff

Note: The indictment of a person by a grand jury or otherwise is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The following people have been indicted by a Nelson County grand jury and had arraignments set for Jan. 4, 2018.

Anthony Quin Lewis, 54, of Bardstown, first-degree trafficking in controlled substances, possession of drug paraphernalia. On or about May 17, 2017, Lewis unlawfully sold cocaine in an amount equal to or greater than two grams to a confidential informant and possessed drug paraphernalia. Bail was set at $5,000 cash only, plus conditions.

Bernard Elliot Woodson, 45, of Bardstown, five counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, first-degree persistent felony offender. On or about Nov. 13, 2017, Woodson fired a gun, causing danger of death or serious injury to another person. Woodson is a first-degree persistent felony offender, having previously been convicted of theft by unlawful taking, tampering with physical evidence, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, second-degree robbery, and first-degree robbery. Bail was set at $50,000 cash only, plus conditions.

William F. Rogers, 60, of Bardstown, first-degree trafficking in controlled substances (second offense), possession of drug paraphernalia. On or about March 30, 2016, Rogers unlawfully sold cocaine to a confidential informant after having previously been convicted of trafficking and possessed drug paraphernalia. Bail was set at $9,500 cash only, plus conditions.

Chad Edward Tipton, 30, of Bardstown, complicity to first-degree trafficking in controlled substances, complicity to first-degree promoting contraband, complicity to possession of drug paraphernalia. On or about Dec. 7, 2017, Tipton, either acting alone or in concert with others, unlawfully possessed heroin in an amount equal to or greater than two grams with intent to sell or transfer, introduced heroin into the Nelson County Jail and possessed drug paraphernalia. Bail was set at $9,500 cash only, plus conditions.

Casey Thomas Heath, 22, of Loretto, two counts of complicity to receiving stolen property (firearm), four counts of complicity to receiving stolen property. On or about Nov. 26, 2017, Heath, either acting alone or in concert with others, knowingly received, retained or disposed of stolen and defaced firearms, a toolbox and socket set, a purse and wallet, a camo jacket, two pairs of Ray-Ban sunglasses, a leather case and prescription pills belonging to other people. Bail was set at $9,500 cash only, plus conditions.

Johnathan G. Zevotek, 28, of Bardstown, complicity to first-degree trafficking in controlled substances, complicity to first-degree promoting contraband, complicity to possession of drug paraphernalia. On or about Dec. 7, 2017, Zevotek, either acting alone or in concert with others, unlawfully possessed heroin in an amount equal to or greater than two grams with intent to sell or transfer, introduced heroin into the Nelson County Jail, and possessed drug paraphernalia. Bail was set at $9,500 cash only, plus conditions.

Robert Lamont Green, 40, of Bardstown, two counts of complicity to receiving stolen property (firearm), possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, four counts of complicity to receiving stolen property, first-degree persistent felony offender. On or about Nov. 26, 2017, Green, either acting alone or in concert with others, received, retained or disposed of stolen and defaced firearms, a toolbox and socket set, a purse and wallet, a camo jacket, two pairs of Ray-Ban sunglasses, a leather case and prescription pills belonging to other people. Green is a first-degree persistent felony offender, having previously been convicted of second-degree robbery, third-degree burglary, tampering with physical evidence, felon in possession of a firearm, and first-degree robbery. Bail was set at $100,000 cash only, plus conditions.

Joseph L. Zevotek, 30, of Springfield, complicity to first-degree trafficking in controlled substances, complicity to first-degree promoting contraband, complicity to possession of drug paraphernalia. On or about Dec. 7, 2017, Zevotek, either acting alone or in concert with others, unlawfully possessed heroin in an amount equal to or greater than two grams with intent to sell or transfer, introduced heroin into the Nelson County Jail, and possessed drug paraphernalia. Bail was set at $9,500 cash only, plus conditions.

Abigail Elizabeth Ritchie, 21, of New Haven, two counts of complicity to receiving stolen property (firearm), four counts of complicity to receiving stolen property, second-degree persistent felony offender. On or about Nov. 26, 2017, Ritchie, either acting alone or in concert with others, received, retained or disposed of stolen and defaced firearms, a toolbox and socket set, a purse and wallet, a camo jacket, two pairs of Ray-Ban sunglasses, a leather case and prescription pills belonging to other people. Ritchie is a second-degree persistent felony offender, having previously been convicted of tampering with physical evidence. Bail was set at $25,000 cash only, plus conditions.

Tara Nichole Roberts, 33, of Bardstown, complicity to first-degree trafficking in controlled substances, complicity to first-degree promoting contraband, complicity to possession of drug paraphernalia. On or about Dec. 7, 2017, Roberts, either acting alone or in concert with others, unlawfully possessed heroin in an amount equal to or greater than two grams with intent to sell or transfer, introduced heroin into the Nelson County Jail, and possessed drug paraphernalia. Bail was set at $9,500 cash only, plus conditions.

Hannah Farmer, 24, of Bardstown, two counts of complicity to receiving stolen property (firearm), four counts of complicity to receiving stolen property, second-degree persistent felony offender. On or about Nov. 26, 2017, Farmer, either acting alone or in concert with others, received, retained or disposed of stolen and defaced firearms, a toolbox and socket set, a purse and wallet, a camo jacket, two pairs of Ray-Ban sunglasses, a leather case and prescription pills belonging to other people. Bail was set at $9,500 cash only, plus conditions.

Chad Edward Tipton, 30, of Bardstown, complicity to first-degree promoting contraband. On or about Sept. 23, 2017, Tipton, either acting alone or in concert with others, knowingly introduced meth into the Nelson County Jail. Bail was set at $9,500 cash only, plus conditions.

Timothy Keith Johnson, 36, of New Haven, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia. On or about Nov. 28, 2017, Johnson unlawfully possessed meth and drug paraphernalia. Bail was set at $5,000 cash only, plus conditions.

Susan L. Hulett, 46, of Nicholasville, complicity to first-degree promoting contraband. On or about Sept. 23, 2017, Hulett, either acting alone or in concert with others, knowingly introduced meth into the Nelson County Jail. Bail was set at $9,500 cash only, plus conditions.

David S. Hutchins, 45, of Bloomfield, complicity to first-degree possession of a controlled substance, complicity to possession of drug paraphernalia, complicity to endangering the welfare of a minor. On or about Nov. 7, 2017, Hutchins, either acting alone or in concert with another, unlawfully possessed meth and drug paraphernalia. Hutchins also, being a person legally charged with care or custody of a minor, failed to exercise reasonable diligence to prevent a child from becoming neglected. Bail was set at $9,500 cash only, plus conditions.

Joseph D. Kerns, 40, of New Haven, complicity to first-degree promoting contraband. On or about Sept. 23, 2017, Kerns, either acting alone or in concert with others, knowingly introduced meth into the Nelson County Jail. Bail was set at $9,500 cash only, plus conditions.

Lindsey L. Welch, 32, of New Haven, complicity to first-degree possession of a controlled substance, complicity to possession of drug paraphernalia, complicity to endangering the welfare of a minor. On or about Nov. 7, 2017, Welch, either acting alone or in concert with another, unlawfully possessed meth and drug paraphernalia. Welch also, being a person legally charged with care or custody of a minor, failed to exercise reasonable diligence to prevent a child from becoming neglected. Bail was set at $9,500 cash only, plus conditions.

Thanial D. Williams, 36, of New Haven, complicity to first-degree promoting contraband. On or about Sept. 23, 2017, Williams, either acting alone or in concert with others, knowingly introduced meth into the Nelson County Jail. Bail was set at $9,500 cash only, plus conditions.

Jacob K. Mattingly, 31, of Bardstown, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, no tail lamps. On or about Dec. 5, 2017, Mattingly unlawfully possessed fentanyl and failed to display two visible red lights at the rear of his vehicle. Bail was set at $5,000 cash only, plus conditions.

Nicole L. Baum, 37, of Bardstown, complicity to first-degree promoting contraband, second-degree persistent felony offender. On or about Sept. 23, 2017, Baum, either acting alone or in concert with others, knowingly introduced meth into the Nelson County Jail. Baum is a second-degree persistent felony offender, having previously been convicted of controlled substance endangerment to a child. Bail was set at $9,500 cash only, plus conditions.