More indictments available include armed robbery, sexual offenses, child endangerment

A second set of indictments returned by the Union County grand jury April 15 and 16 are available for publication.

Those published in the Wednesday edition were for sale of various controlled or counterfeit substances.

This list includes some drug possession cases but is mostly other non-drug-related crimes and they were not the focus of the recent New Albany Police Department sweep.

Indictments remain secret until defendants are served with the papers, then become public record.

Arraignments in circuit court for those charged are scheduled for Monday, May 19.

There is sometimes variation in the way names are spelled between the indictments and the jail booking records; this information generally comes first from the indictments themselves. 

Felonies other than drug sales or possession:

  • Jesus Vargas, 310 Cleveland St., 10-2-95, charged with sexual battery. Count I during the spring and summer of 2013 sexually penetrated a child under the age of 14 (13), while he was more than 24 months older. Count II during the spring and summer of 2013 sexually penetrated a child under the age of 14 (9), more than 24 months older. If convicted, sentenced to a minimum of 20 years for each count.
  • David Carl Benson, 2162 Hwy. 178 E., Blue Springs, 2-20-66, charged with aggravated domestic assault, sexual battery and being a felon in possession of a firearm. Count I on June 9 attempted to cause serious bodily injury by strangling and beating Margaret Palmer, a person in a domestic relationship. Count II on June 9 committed fellatio with Margaret Palmer against her will. Count III was in possession of a .380 Jimenez Arms Inc. pistol when previously convicted of child abuse in Calif. in 1991. If convicted, for domestic assault sentenced to from two to 20 years, for sexual battery sentenced to up to 30 years and for firearm possession sentenced to up to three years, fined $5,000, or both.
  • Charles Wayne Magill, 1555 CR 180, Blue Springs, 12-19-67, charged with child endangerment, child endangerment, touching a child for lustful purposes, sexual battery, child abuse (see indictment for Kathy Magill, below, because some counts relate to both, others to only one of the two). Count I Sept. 30 deprived four-year-old of necessary supervision, subjecting him to a filthy home and substantial bodily harm. Count II on Sept. 30 was the same charge as Count I. Count III involved Kathy Magill only. Count IV involved Kathy Magill only. Count V was touching for lustful purposes a female under age 16 when he was older than 18. Count VI in January through Sept. 30 was the same as Count V. Count VII January through September was the same as County V. Count VIII on January through September the same as Count V. Count IX same as Count V. Count X same as Count V. Count XI same as Count V. Count XII same as Count V. Count XIII engaged in digital sexual penetration with child female over age 14 against her will. Count XIV feloniously, willfully intentionally whip, strike or otherwise abuse or mutilate a child age four resulting in bodily injury. If convicted sentenced for child endangerment to up to five years and fined up to $5,000 or both, for touching a child for lustful purposes sentenced to from two to 15 years, fined from $1,000 to $5,000, or both for each count.
  • Kathy Magill, 1555 CR 180, Blue Springs, Count I and Count II same as Charles Wayne Magill. Counts III and IV are Kathy Magill only but listed the same as Charles Wayne Magill. The other counts are for Charles Wayne Magill only. If convicted of sexual battery, sentenced up to five years, fined up to $5,000, or both.
  • Alexandria Meadows, 1617 Blaisdell St., Rockford, Ill., 7-3-73, charged with robbery with a deadly weapon. On Dec. 9 assaulted and robbed Marlys Smith with a rifle, taking $202. If convicted sentenced to from three years to life.
  • David Carroll, 28890 Hwy. 15, Walnut, 4-6-94, charged with burglary. Count I in November burglarized the Hershal Windham house on CR 157. Count II in November burglarized same house. Count III November burglarized the same house. Count IV burglarized the same house during the same month. Count V in December burglarized the Noel Williams house on Hwy. 9. Count VI in December burglarized the Noel Williams house. Count VII on Jan. 10 burglarized the Noel Williams house. Count VIII in December burglarized the Paul Hall house on CR 173. Count IX in November burglarized the Hershal Windham house. If convicted, sentenced to up to seven years for each count.
  • Jake Vaden, 16200 Hwy. 2 E., Ripley, 9-29-95, charged with burglary. Count I in November burglarized the Hershal Windham house on CR 157. Count II in November burglarized same house. Count III November burglarized the same house. Count IV burglarized the same house during the same month. Count V in December burglarized the Noel Williams house on Hwy. 9. Count VI in December burglarized the Noel Williams house. Count VII on Jan. 10 burglarized the Noel Williams house. Count VIII in December burglarized the Paul Hall house on CR 173. Count IX in November burglarized the Hershal Windham house. If convicted, sentenced to up to seven years for each count.
  • Anthony Wayne Burson, 7741 Hwy. 5, Hickory Flat, 12-3-92, charged with burglary. On 4-6-14 burglarized Autolube at 404 Carter Ave. If convicted, sentenced to up to seven years.
  • Anthony Wayne Burson, 7741 Hwy. 5, Hickory Flat, 12-3-92, charged with embezzlement. On Sept. 25 to Oct. 5 accused of taking $900 that was the property of Wal-Mart entrusted to him as employee. If convicted, sentenced to up to 10 years.
  • Shawna Russell Smith, 1001 Brittany Lane, 8-22-65, charged with Medicaid fraud and obtaining a controlled substance by means of fraud, misinterpretation or subterfuge (2 counts). Count I on Dec. 27 2013 made claim for Medicaid by taking one hydrocodone tablet prescribed for Graceland patient Beulah Bagwell. Count II on Dec. 27 2013 got one hydrocodone for Maybell Lindsey at Graceland. Count III on Dec. 29 took one hydrocodone tablet prescribed for Augie Hill at Graceland. If convicted, sentenced for obtaining by fraud up to five years, for Medicaid fraud up to years and fined up to $50,000 or both.
  • Shawna Russell Smith, 1001 Brittany Lane, 8-22-65, charged with prescription forgery and obtaining possession of a controlled substance by fraud. Count I on Dec. 19 2013 forged prescription in name of Dr. Amy Blossom to obtain hydrocodone (Lortab) to Fred’s Pharmacy with number of refills altered. Count II on Jan. 16 lied to Dr. Amy Blossom that she had lost her hydrocodone prescription and got second one. If convicted sentenced for prescription forgery to one to five years and fined up to $1,0000 or both. For obtaining sentenced to one to five years and fined up to $1,000, or both.
  • Zedric K. Owens, 932 S. Willette, Memphis, 1-22-77, charged with uttering a forgery. Count I on Sept. 27 gave a counterfeit check to Renasant Bank on the account of TF Columbus LLC to made out to Owens for $4, 381.16. Count II on Sept. 27 gave a counterfeit check to BancorpSouth on the account of James A. Hodges Const. Inc. made out to Owen for $3,854.26. If convicted sentenced to from two to 15 years for each count.

 

Drug possession cases:

  • Danny Ray Rogers, 809 Kimberly Dr., 12-15-86, charged with possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine. On April 20, 2013,possessed 1.44 grams of meth (more than 1 gram but less than 2 grams). If convicted, sentenced to from 2 to 8 years and fined up to $50,000, or both.
  • Michael S. Bailey, North Street, 8-14-75, charged with possession of a controlled substance. On March 13 was in possession of 0.04 grams of cocaine, less than 0.1 gram. If convicted, sentenced to from one to four years, fined up to $10,000, or both.
  • Jerry C Bolden Jr., 4175 Hwy. 7 N., Holly Springs, 9-15-69, charged with possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine. On Feb. 19 was in possession of 0.33 grams of methamphetamine, more than .1 gram and less than 2.0 grams. If convicted, sentenced to from two to eight years, fined up to $50,000, or both.
  • Rickey E. Jones, address and age unavailable, charged with possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine. On March 28 was in possession of 0.03 grams of methamphetamine, less than 0.1 gram. If convicted, sentenced to form one to four years, fined up to $10,000, or both.
  • Amy Allison McMurry Gray, 1204 CR 209, Blue Springs, 4-9-86, charged with possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, and child endangerment. Count I on March 11 possessed less than 0.1 gram of methamphetamine. Count II allowing child to be present where selling, manufacturing or possessing precursors to a controlled substance. Count III on March 11 the same as Count II. If convicted for the methamphetamine sentenced to from one to four years, fined up to $10,000, or both, and for child endangerment sentenced to up to 10 years, fined up to $10,000, or both.
  • Brent Gray, 1204 CR 209, Blue Springs, 12-14-83, Count II same as Amy Allison McMurry Gray. Count III same.