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Union County Grand Jury Indictments for February 2016 Session

Union County Grand Jury Indictments for February 2016 Session

Bill Stephens

February 3rd, 2016

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The Union County Grand Jury Tuesday indicted the Morganfield man charged in connection with the armed robbery at Fifth Third Bank.

During the February 2016 session, the grand jury indicted 28 year old Antonio Smith for first degree robbery, two counts of first degree wanton endangerment and being convicted felon in possession of a handgun. Smith is accused of walking into Fifth Third Bank in Morganfield on December 23rd, wearing a mask and armed with a handgun and then demanded money from the teller. Morganfield Police reported Smith fled the bank with about 10-thousand dollars, but dropped about 2-thousand dollars on the way out of the bank. After a week-long investigation, Smith was arrested on December 31st after a search warrant was served at Northside Apartments by the Morganfield and Sturgis Police Departments, Union County Sheriff’s Office, Kentucky State Police, and a Henderson Sheriff’s K-9 Unit. Smith remains lodged in the Union County Detention Center.

The grand jury also indicted 29 year old Jonathan Perkins of Morganfield for first degree burglary. Perkins was arrested on December 21, 2015 after an investigation by the local sheriff’s office into a break-in that occurred December 16, 2015 in Whispering Meadows where authorities indicated a firearm, medication and jewelry were stolen. Perkins also remains lodged in the Union County Jail.

The Union County Grand Jury indicted the following individuals for Flagrant Non-Support: Tony R. Book, James D. Dennis, Garry D. Gaston, Brian C. King and Myron T. Neal.

Two cases were continued by the grand jury. The case against Belinda Hale, charged with theft by unlawful taking $500 or more but under $10,000; and, the case against Marty Lynn Todd charged with theft by deception-include cold checks under $10,000 and first degree criminal mischief.

The Union County Grand Jury remanded one case back to Union County District Court after a third degree assault charge lodged against Treistan Flagle was amended to a fourth degree assault charge.

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