The Fayette County State's Attorney's Office released a lengthy list of indictments last week with charges ranging from driving while revoked to possession of methamphetamine to domestic battery to failure to register as a sex offender, and more.

Fayette County States Attorney Joshua C. Morrison submitted 35 cases to the Fayette County Grand Jury and did receive bills of indictment against 35 persons.

"Fayette County has been holding Grand Juries for nearly a year and I typically post the information to our Facebook page," said Jessica Christian, speaking for the SA office. "Mr. Morrison recently asked me to go ahead and send out the information in a press release as well. Once a month, we hold a Grand Jury in lieu of individual Preliminary Hearings. All of the felony cases we have filed on over the course of the previous month get presented to the Grand Jury for possible indictment."

Indictments were handed down four men for failure to register. Nicholas Arndt, Kraig Nichols, and Derek Ray were charged with failure to register as a sex offender. Ray was also indicted on aggravated battery to a child. Nichols was also indicted on meth possession. Karl Gatewood was indicted on failure to register as a violent offender.

There were 13 indictments on drug related charges: Linda Martin (Possession of methamphetamine and controlled substance); Corrina Wolfe (unlawful possession of controlled substance); Jamie Eubank (unlawful possession of methamphetamine); Christine Kniker (unlawful possession of methamphetamine); Matthew Hubbart (unlawful possession of methamphetamine); Kraig Nichols (unlawful possession of methamphetamine and unlawful failure to register as a sex offender); Kendra Pope (unlawful possession of methamphetamine); Waith Williams (unlawful possession of methamphetamine); Toni Schooley (unlawful possession with intent to deliver controlled substance and unlawful possession of controlled substance); William McClary (unlawful possession with intent to deliver controlled substance and unlawful possession of controlled substance); Lois Carpenter (unlawful possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine and unlawful possession of methamphetamine);

Two of those indicted on meth charges also had weapons charges. Larry Pence (unlawful possession of methamphetamine and unlawful possession of weapon by a felon). Brittany Hey (two counts of possession of weapons by a felon, two counts of unlawful possession of controlled substance, and unlawful possession of methamphetamine).


 Seven indictments were for weapons charges: Victor Cook (unlawful possession of weapon by a felon); John Pope (unlawful possession of weapon by a felon); Anthony Pierce (unlawful possession of weapon by a felon); Matthew Shaw (unlawful possession of weapons by a felon and driving while license revoked); Earl Elwood (unlawful possession of weapon by a felon); and previously mentioned Larry Pence and Brittany Hey.

Four indictments included battery: Ricky Harre (domestic battery with a prior); Adam Focht (aggravated domestic battery); Kendall Warner (aggravated battery and false impersonation of a Peace Officer); and previously mentioned Derek Ray against a child.

Five indictments were for burglary: Erich Kraemer (burglary): Crystal Harris (burglary); Kody Nees (burglary); Alexander Davis (burglary); Charles Maddox (burglary and unlawful possession of Illinois vehicle registration sticker).

Emilee Jones was also indicted on unlawful possession of Illinois vehicle registration sticker. Bonnie Felmlee was indicted on three counts of possession of the credit card of another. Robert Ward was indicted for threatening a public official.

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