In Oct. 1 Issue
The Russell County Grand Jury indicted 11 people during their September 28 meeting on criminal charges that range from burglary and theft to marijuana cultivation to the failure to pay child support, according to Circuit Court records.
Anthony Popplewell and Dustin Norton, both 20 years old, were charged with two counts of second degree burglary, two counts of theft by unlawful taking under $500 and two counts of third degree criminal mischief.
In a separate case, Popplewell was charged, along with Randall Shaw, 21, with third degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking of more than $500 and tampering with physical evidence.
Popplewell was also charged with retaliating against a participant in the legal process and fourth degree assault, according to court documents.
Anthony Gosser, 52, and his son Logan Gosser, 32, were indicted on charges of cultivating five or more plants of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Charles Lowe, 36, was indicted on two counts of second degree trafficking in a controlled substance while in possession of a firearm, one count of trafficking in marijuana over eight ounces while in possession of a firearm and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.
Adam Dockery, 29, was charged with one count of criminal possession of a forged prescription.
Deborah King, 51, was charged with second degree criminal abuse.
Aaron Scott Irvin, 29, was charged with flagrant non-support of a child and with being a persistent felony offender.
Aaron Scott Cowan, 24, and Ernest Foley, 41, were charged with the flagrant non-support of a child.
An indictment is not proof of guilt, only the judgment by citizens that enough evidence exists in a case to warrant a trial.