Vicco BP armed robbers lead indictments this month
Amelia Holliday Staff Reporter email@example.com
HAZARD—Three men accused of the armed robbery of two Perry County convenience stores last month were indicted on Friday on charges related to those incidents.
Michael T. Amburgey, 23, of Vicco, Byron Fields, 29, and 31-year-old Ernest White, both of Hazard, were arrested in January after allegedly robbing both the Vicco BP in Vicco and Ramey’s BP in Cornettsville at gunpoint on the night of Jan. 20.
Amburgey and White were both indicted on two counts each first-degree robbery, one count each possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, and one count each persistent felony offender, second offense. Fields was indicted on two counts first-degree burglary. The three men are each being held on a $75,000 cash bond.
Jerry Williams, 31, of Hindman, was indicted this month on one count of driving under the influence, one count of possession of an open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle, one count of second-degree assault, two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, one count of resisting arrest, and one count of second-degree disorderly conduct. Allegedly, on or about Nov. 7, Williams wrecked into another vehicle while driving under the influence. Bail was set at $75,000 cash.
In an unrelated case, Nathaniel Lutes, 29, of Ashland, was also indicted this month on DUI related charges. In November 2013, Lutes allegedly drove with a passenger in his car while under the influence. He has been indicted on one count of driving under the influence, one count of first-degree assault, and one count of possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle. Bail was set at $75,000 cash.
Also indicted this month was 42-year-old Greg Potter, of Whitesburg, was arrested in July 2013after allegedly side-swiping another vehicle while driving a commercial vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicating substance. Potter was indicted on one count of CDL violation, one count of second-degree assault, and two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment. Bail was set at $75,000 cash.
Margaret Sizemore, 30, of Upper Second Creek, was indicted on one count of first-degree promoting contraband, after allegedly introducing sabaxone into the Kentucky River Regional Jail in July 2013. Bail was set at $20,000 cash.
Peola Hurt, 38, of Avawam, was indicted this month on one count of second-degree escape after allegedly escaping from home incarceration in July 2012. Bail was set at $20,000 cash.
Edna Parks, 31, of Hazard, was indicted on one count of second-degree escape, one count of theft by unlawful taking $500 or more, and one count of tampering with prisoner’s monitoring device. In July 2012, Parks allegedly escaped home incarceration and subsequently stole the electronic monitoring device she had intentionally removed to escape. Bail was set at $20,000 cash.
Jodi Mullins, 33, or Vicco, was indicted on one count of second-degree escape and one count tampering with prisoner’s monitoring device. Bail was set at $20,000 cash.
Christopher Humphrey, 25, or Jackson, was indicted on one count of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and one count of theft by unlawful taking under $500. Bail was set at $20,000 cash.
Also indicted this month was 33-year-old Jeannie Vanzant, of Leatherwood. Vanzant was charged with one count receiving stolen property over $500. Bail was set at $20,000.
Angela R. Wilson, 40, of Lackey, Ky., was indicted on one count of theft by unlawful taking over $500, one count of third-degree burglary, and one count of persistent felony offender. Bail was set at $30,000 cash.
Donnie D. Wells, 32, of Littcarr, was indicted on one count of flagrant non-support. Bail was set at $20,000.
Arthur L. Cobb, 39, of Hazard, was also indicted on one count of flagrant non-support this month. Bail was set at $20,000 cash.
Amelia Holliday can be reached at 606-436-5771, or on Twitter @HazardHerald.
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