Former deputy jailer among indictments

A former Knox County deputy jailer was among those indicted by a Knox County grand jury last week.

Jennifer Ross, 36, was charged with third degree rape stemming from charges she had sex with a male inmate while she was employed at the jail. Any sexual contact between jail employees and inmates is an automatic third degree rape charge because the employee is in a position of authority over the prisoner. The charge is a Class D felony, and if found guilty, Ross could serve up to five years in prison.

Other indictments returned included:

Charles Doug Tuttle, 45, Gray: receiving stolen property of the value of $500 or more but less than $10,000 and first degree fleeing or evading police.

Suzanne Rose Tuttle, 43, Gray: receiving stolen property of the value of $500 or more but less than $10,000 and first degree fleeing or evading police. 

Nathaniel W. Hollins, 19, Gray: theft by unlawful taking of the value of $500 or more but less than $10,000.

Joshua Bowling

Shannon R. Smith, 40, Corbin: theft by unlawful taking of the value of $10,000 or more, first degree persistent felony offender.

Elmer Gene Burnette, 53, Gray: first degree escape.

Andrew K. Davenport, 26: theft of identity of another without consent.

Terry Ray Poindexter, 47, Barbourville: first degree manufacturing methamphetamine, unlawful possession of methamphetamine, first degree possession of a controlled substance, public intoxication, possession of drug paraphernalia and second degree persistent felony offender.

Thomas Wayne Gray, 36, Flat Lick: first degree possession of a controlled substance, carrying a concealed deadly weapon and public intoxication.

Tonya Ann Damron, 34, Flat Lick: first offense first degree trafficking in a controlled substance. First degree possession of a controlled substance, first degree possession of a controlled substance, failure to register transfer of motor vehicle, failure to maintain automobile insurance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Shane Maurice Cope, 41, Girdler: first degree possession of a controlled substance, fourth offense operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants, and second degree persistent felony offender.

Charles Brandon Partin, 32, Barbourville: third offense driving a motor vehicle while license is revoked or suspended for driving under the influence.

William Morgan, 21, Madisonville KY: first degree fleeing or evading police, third degree assault, second degree wanton endangerment, resisting arrest, and third degree criminal mischief.

Jennifer Ross, 36: third degree rape.

James Eldrid McCafferty, 31, Barbourville: third degree rape, third degree sodomy and first degree sexual abuse.

Braden M. Chaney, 24, Lexington: first degree bailjumping.

Carla Faye Davis, 32, Barbourville: first degree bailjumping and first degree persistent felony offender.

William Edward Roark, 25, Barbourville: first degree fleeing or evading police, third degree assault, resisting arrest and second degree wanton endangerment.

Victor Scott Marion Jr., 21, Bimble: second degree escape and second degree wanton endangerment.

Craig Jared Baker, 24, Barbourville: first degree escape.

Cases continued by the Grand Jury:

Randy Brown, James Embry, Howard Davis, Travis Mills, Christopher Bingham, Linsey Lancaster, Bradley Merida, Carmen Yates, Kevin Riley, Rebecca Skinner, Jason Swearengin, Billy Tate, Leonard Smith, Joshua Towe, Charles Tuttle, David Wagoner, Orville Brock, Brian Bunch, David Caldwell, Timothy Long, Kyle Hart, Thomas Gray, Kevin Malone, Nicholas Mandel, Brian Osborne, Willie Shepard, and Roy Goley.

Cases dismissed by the Grand Jury:

Michael Callebs, James Combs, Willie Cox, Shawn Henderson, Frank Miller, Austin Sizemore and Sheila Brown.