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Grand jury indicts men for alleged robbery attempt

Cris RitchieEditor

September 10, 2012

HAZARD – Two men were indicted last week for allegedly attempting to rob the Huddle House back in June.


Brandon D. Combs, 30, of Red Fox, and Randall K. Mullins, 25, of Hazard, are facing charges of first-degree robbery after they were alleged to have threatened a restaurant employee with intentions of taking money from the business.


Combs and Mullins were arrested by officers with the Hazard Police Department shortly after the alleged incident on June 5, during which police the two made off with a little over $100.


First-degree robbery is a Class B felony and carries a maximum of 20 years in prison. Bail for both men was set at $75,000.


Also indicted on a charge of robbery this month was 26-year-old Albert Noble, of Bulan. Noble is facing one count each of first-degree robbery, third-degree assault, first-degree fleeing or evading, disarming a police officer, theft by unlawful taking under $500, third-degree criminal mischief and first-degree persistent felony offender.


Noble is accused of using force to commit a theft at the Grapevine Super Mart on August 10, threatening another person while armed with a knife. He is also accused of assaulting a police officer who was attempting to arrest him, and attempting to take the officer’s sidearm. Noble’s bail was set at $100,000.


Also indicted this month was 33-year-old Hank B. Baker, of Hazard, who is accused of receiving parts from a radio antenna belonging to the WSGS radio station in Hazard while knowing them to have been stolen. Baker is facing one count of receiving stolen property over $10,000. His bail was set at $30,000.


Katrina L. Renzello, 44, of Hazard, is facing charges of second-degree possession of a forged instrument and misdemeanor theft by deception. She is accused of possessing five forged checks on July 4 and 5 of this year, before proceeding to make five purchases at a local store in Hazard. Her bail was set at $20,000.


Melissa Miller, 38, of Viper, was indicted on charges of misdemeanor theft and fourth-degree assault. She is accused of stealing merchandise from Walmart and then assaulting a loss prevention officer at the store on March 27. Her bail was set at $25,000.


Ronnie Sparkman is facing one count of theft by unlawful taking over $500 for allegedly stealing a weedeater and weedeater string on August 31. Bail was set at $20,000.


Glenda D. Collett, 37, of Stinnett in Leslie County, was indicted on charges of first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and public intoxication. She is accused of illegally possessing oxycodone on October 29, 2011. Her bail was set at $20,000.


Chris A. Ritchie, 49, of Hazard, was indicted on charges of first-degree possession of a controlled substance with intent to traffic, third-degree possession of a controlled substance with intent to traffic, public intoxication and second-degree persistent felony offender.


Ritchie was alleged to have possessed oxycodone and alprazolam with the intent to sell the drugs on September 11, 2011. His bail was set at $40,000.


James C. Herald, 33, is facing one count of second-degree escape after he allegedly escaped from a jail work release program on July 3. His bail was set at $20,000.


Herbert Gibson, 42, of Hazard, was indicted on one count of failure to comply with sex offender registry, second offense for allegedly failing to update his address in March. Bail was set at $30,000.


Bobby A. Jones, 46, of West Liberty, is facing one count of flagrant non-support. He allegedly failed to provide child support in the amount of $5,523. His bail was set at $20,000.


Joshua D. Johnson, 32, of Combs, is facing one count of flagrant non-support for allegedly failing to provide child support in the amount of $3,655. Bail was set at $20,000.


Daphine R. Feltner, 41, of Hazard, is also charged with flagrant non-support. She was alleged to have failed to provide child support in the amount of $4,724.


Also facing one count of flagrant non-support is 25-year-old Calvin J. Estep, who was alleged to have failing to provide child support in the amount of $5,943. His bail was also set at $20,000.


Asa W. Stacey, 66, of Hazard, was indicted on one count of failure to comply with sex offender registry, second offense. He was alleged to have changed his address without informing authorities. His bail was set at $30,000.


Bryan Heath Howard, 42, of Viper, is charged with second-degree escape and second-degree persistent felony offender. Howard was alleged to have escaped from home incarceration on December 1, 2011. Bail was set at $20,000.


Sharon Hensley, 41, of Hazard, was indicted on one count of second-degree escape and theft by unlawful taking over $500. She is accused of escaping from home incarceration on May 14, and also charged with stealing the electronic monitoring device. Her bail was set at $20,000.


Chester Ritchie, 27, of Hazard, is facing one count of theft by unlawful taking over $500 for allegedly stealing $1,628 from Pizza Hut. His bail was set at $20,000.


Kevin Engle, 35, of Ary, was charged with one count each of third-degree burglary and third-degree criminal mischief. He was alleged to have burglarized Chaney’s Restaurant and, in the process, damaged a door and wall on July 19. Bail was set at $25,000.


Derek C. Lewis, 24, of Viper, is facing one count each of first-degree possession of a controlled substance and tampering with physical evidence.


Lewis was alleged to have illegally possessed oxycodone and methadone on May 3, and attempting to dispose of the pills. Bail was set at $20,000.