Cris Ritchie — Editor
August 20, 2013
HAZARD – A Perry County man was indicted last week on allegations relating to the manufacture of methamphetamine.
Robert Shockey, 35, was arrested in June after deputies with the Perry County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint that Shockey was making meth inside a residence on Big Creek Road. Deputies obtained consent to search the home and reported locating several items used to make meth, including coffee filters, lithium batters, and lye.
The grand jury returned an indictment in the case on Friday, charging Shockey with one count each of manufacturing methamphetamine and unlawful possession of a meth precursor. He is also facing seven counts of first-degree wanton endangerment based on the number of police officers at the scene, along with a woman living inside the residence, at the time the items were found, according to the indictment.
Manufacturing meth is a Class B Felony and carries a maximum of 20 years in prison.
Shockey’s bail was set at $75,000.
Also indicted last week were 30-year-old Rock Spangler of Busy and Brian L. Moore, 32, both of whom are charged with one count of third-degree burglary for allegedly burglarizing a building at the new East Perry Elementary on March 30.
Bail for both men was set at $25,000.
Marilyn E. White, 47, of Yerkes, was indicted on one count of fraudulently obtaining public benefits. She is accused of obtaining food stamps and Medicaid benefits by falsely reporting her “correct household circumstances,” according to the indictment. She allegedly was overpaid $5,749 between July 2011 and December 2012. Her bail was set at $20,000.
Terry G. Newman, 52, of Viper, is facing one count of cultivating marijuana five plants or more, a Class D felony. He is accused of unlawfully planting five more more marijuana plants on July 3. Bail was set at $20,000.