Indictments Handed Up Monday

The Russell County Grand Jury met on Monday for their regular monthly session and handed up indictments against 10 individuals on a variety of charges, according to court records.

The following were indicted by the grand jury:

Billy J. Wilson, 40, was charged with murder, a capital offense, four counts of wanton endangerment, 1st degree, a class D felony, and with being a persistent felony offender, 1st degree. Wilson’s charges stem from a wreck on the Cumberland Parkway back in May that killed Christopher McNnane. The indictment alleges Wilson was driving under the influence when the crash occurred.

Phillip Gadberry, 46, was charged with bail jumping, 1st degree, a class D felony, and with being a persistent felony offender, 1st degree.

Scott Holt, 31, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, a class D felony, tampering with physical evidence, a class D felony, three counts of assault, 3rd degree, a class D felony, possession of drug paraphernalia, a class A misdemeanor, and public intoxication.

Joshua York, 32, was charged with assault, 3rd degree, a class D felony, terroristic threatening, 3rd degree, a class A misdemeanor, menacing, a class B misdemeanor, assault, 2nd degree, a class C felony, and with being a persistent felony offender, 2nd degree.

Arturo Garcia-Gomez, 48, was charged with two counts of strangulation, 1st degree, a class C felony, and four counts of assault, 4th degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Timothy K. Hughes, 20, was charged with burglary, 2nd degree, a class C felony, assault, 4th degree, a class A misdemeanor, disorderly conduct, 2nd degree, a class B misdemeanor, possession of marijuana, a class B misdemeanor, and alcohol intoxication.

Troy Paige, 42, and Edythe Long, 49, were each charged with possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, a class D felony, possession of drug paraphernalia, a class A misdemeanor, possession of marijuana, a class B misdemeanor. Additionally, Paige was charged with no registration plates, no registration receipt, operating on a DUI suspended license, and failure to register transfer of motor vehicle.

Kyndra S. Cochran, 22, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, a class D felony, possession of drug paraphernalia, a class A misdemeanor, failure to wear a seat belt, no insurance, driving on a DUI suspended license, and failure to produce an insurance card.

James A. Dudgeon, 20, was charged with criminal mischief, 1st degree, a class D felony.

WJRS would like to remind everyone that an indictment is only an allegation. All defendants are presumed innocent and are entitled to a fair trial, at which time their guilt must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

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