Two Perry Co. men indicted on burglary charges

By TJ Caudill -

HAZARD — Two people from Perry County were indicted this month on burglary charges relating to an incident in June 2015.

According to the indictment, Roger D. Henson, 29, of Busy and Mitchell L. Jones, 23, of Hazard broke into the home of Virgil Baker on June 15, 2015. The indictment says Henson and Jones stole tools, aluminum wheels, pistons for Chevy engine, a Chrysler transmission and vehicle parts.

The indictment says the items belonged to Baker, along with his customers William Baker and Jeffrey Hunter.

According to the indictment, Henson swallowed a large amount of oxycodone tablets in an attempt to prevent being charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance. The indictment says the incident took place on June 15.

Henson and Jones were indicted on one count of third-degree burglary, one count of tampering with physical evidence and one count of first-degree persistent felony offender.

Bail was set in the amount of $10,000 cash plus home incarceration and MCR for both Henson and Mitchell. Both parties are scheduled to appear in the Perry County Circuit Court on March 30, 2017 at 9 a.m.

TJ Caudill is a reporter with The Hazard Herald and he can be reached at 606-629-3245.

By TJ Caudill

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