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Bailey Richards
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HAZARD — A Perry County woman accused of stabbing two people during an attempted robbery in September was indicted this month on multiple charges.


Lilli Nicole Hurt, also known as Nikki Hurt, 20, of Bonnyman, was arrested Sept. 27 after she allegedly entered the Grapevine BP station and attempted to take money from the register before stabbing two people. One of the victims was a store employee, according to police.


Authorities located Hurt hours later and placed her under arrest, at which time she was alleged to have resisted arrest and assaulted an officer. Hurt claimed she was under the influence and does not remember the event.


Hurt is currently lodged in the Kentucky River Regional Jail in Hazard. She was indicted Friday on three counts of attempted murder, and one count each of first-degree robbery and third-degree assault. Her bail is set at $500,000.


Also indicted this month was 29-year-old Samantha L. Coots of Vicco, who allegedly stabbed a man identified as Fred Coots following a fight at their home on Oct. 15. The police citation stated that Samantha Coots cut Fred Coots across the stomach as he attempted to leave the residence. She was indicted on one charge of first-degree assault for allegedly showing “extreme indifference” to the value of human life. Her bail is set at $100,000.


Also indicted was Joseph Brashear, 50, of Hazard. Brashear is charged with first-degree wanton endangerment following an incident that occurred on Sept. 7. According to the indictment, Brashear attempted to strike Jeffery Hunter with a vehicle. Hunter had a criminal charge against Brashear. His bail is set at $25,000.


Justin Miller, 20, of Hazard, was also indicted for first-degree wanton endangerment. On Oct. 23, Miller allegedly shot at a home with three people inside. He was also charged with third-degree criminal mischief for shooting two vehicles, according to the indictment. His bail is set at $50,000.


Another person indicted for first-degree wanton endangerment is Jonathan L. Walker, 29, of Hazard. Walker is alleged to have wrecked a vehicle he was driving while under the influence. Two juveniles were passengers in the vehicle at the time, according to the indictment. He has also been charged with driving under the influence. His bail is set at $25,000.


Barbara Holland, 36, of Busy was indicted on one charge of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud. Holland allegedly forged the name of someone else in order to take prescription medications from the pharmacy at CVS on Oct. 4. Her bail is set at $20,000.


Terrence J. Blanton, 41, of Hazard, was also indicted this month. Blanton is charged with flagrant non-support. According to the indictment, Blanton owes $3,570 in support. His bail is set at $20,000.


Also indicted was Leon D. Colwell, 36, of Hazard. Colwell is charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance, third-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, and alcohol intoxication. On July 13, Colwell was allegedly in possession of oxycodone, alprazolam, and marijuana. He was also accused of being intoxicated in a public place. His bail is set at $20,000.


Jeffery Scott Jones, 42, of Hazard, was also indicted. He is charged with 18 counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument and 18 counts of theft by deception under $500. Jones allegedly cashed 18 checks from someone else’s account without consent. His bail is set at $25,000.


Also indicted was Jerry D. Jones, 33, of Hodgenville. Jones is charged with tampering with physical evidence, driving under the influence, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and being a persistent felony offender. On August 29, Jones was allegedly driving drunk and stopped by police. He allegedly attempted to hide marijuana which was later found by the officers. His bail is set at $50,000.


Ralph J. Hoskins, 28, of Oneida, was indicted this month. He is charged with public intoxication, possession of drug paraphernalia, tampering with physical evidence, and first-degree possession of a controlled substance. On August 29, Hoskins was allegedly found to be under the influence while at CVS. When police arrived they found he was in possession of a metal container made for holding controlled substances, and possessing oxycodone. He attempted to hide this item by putting it on the wheel of his vehicle, according to the indictment. His bail is set at $20,000.


Kermit Cox, 31, and Robert Cox, 59, both of Jeff, were also indicted this month. Kermit and Robert were charged with theft by unlawful taking and tampering with physical evidence. Kermit was additionally charged with illegal possession of a legend drug and being a persistent felony offender. Robert was also charged with possession of marijuana and possession of burglary tools. On September 21, the two were alleged to have stolen tools belonging to someone else. Kermit’s bail is set at $50,000 and Robert’s is set at $25,000.


Carl Baker, 46, and Floyd Baker, Jr., 41, both of Busy, were indicted on one charge of theft by unlawful taking. Carl and Floyd, also known as Jesse, allegedly stole phone cable from Windstream on December 17, 2010. Both of their bails are set at $20,000.

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