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15 indicted by grand jury

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Tungate charged with assault of police officer

By Franklin Clark

A man who reportedly injured Taylor County Sheriff Allen Newton during a chase last year was among 15 that a Taylor County Grand Jury indicted last week.

Danny R. Tungate, 34, of Lowell Avenue in Campbellsville, was charged with first-degree assault of a police officer, a Class B felony; five counts of wanton endangerment of a police officer, three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, one count of first-degree possession of methamphetamine, first-degree fleeing or evading police in a motor vehicle and first-degree criminal mischief, all Class D felonies; resisting arrest and buy/possess drug paraphernalia, both Class A misdemeanors; driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs with aggravating circumstances, a Class B misdemeanor; and first-degree persistent felony offender.

The charges stem from a reported incident on Sept. 27 of last year. According to a Campbellsville Police Department report, at approximately 9:28 a.m. on Sept. 27, the Kentucky State Probation and Parole Office called the CPD for assistance in apprehending Tungate on an outstanding arrest warrant.

As KSPP officers tried to apprehend Tungate, he drove off and almost hit them, the report said. A short time later, CPD officers encountered Tungate again, and he once again drove off and reportedly almost hit another officer.

After a short pursuit, officers with the CPD and KSPP as well as the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office stopped Tungate on a dead-end road, but after a short standoff, he tried to flee, dragging Newton with his vehicle.

Tungate remains lodged in TCDC, and is barred from driving.

• Gary J. Dooley, 28, of Stoner Creek Road in Elk Horn, was charged with first-degree assault, a Class B felony; and third-degree terroristic threatening, a Class A misdemeanor.

The charges stem from a reported incident on Nov. 4 of last year. He is accused of hitting a man with his fists and a shotgun barrel, and is also accused of threatening to kill that man and his wife.

Dooley has since been released from Taylor County Detention Center. He is barred from contacting the complaining witness.

• Brandon Hicks, 23, of Girard Lane in Campbellsville, was charged with three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer, one count of first-degree fleeing or evading police in a motor vehicle and first-degree criminal mischief, all Class D felonies; fourth-degree domestic assault with minor injury and leaving scene of accident/failure to render aid or assistance and second-degree fleeing or evading police on foot, all Class A misdemeanors; speeding and reckless driving.

The charges stem from a reported incident on Nov. 25 of last year. He remains lodged in TCDC. He is barred from driving or contacting the victim.

• Derek J. Parker, 32, of East Broadway Street in Campbellsville, was charged with two count of first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer, one count of first-degree criminal mischief and one count of first-degree fleeing or evading police in a motor vehicle, all Class D felonies; resisting arrest, a Class A misdemeanor; driving on a license suspended for driving under the influence, a Class B misdemeanor; seven counts of failure to or improper signal, five counts of disregarding a stop sign and one count of reckless driving.

The charges stem from a reported incident on Aug. 18 of last year. Parker has since been released from TCDC, and is required to take medication as prescribed.

• Phillip J. Sallee, 55, of Highland Drive in Campbellsville, was charged with second-degree burglary, a Class C felony; two counts of fourth-degree domestic assault with no visible injury; and first-degree persistent felony offender.

The charges stem from a reported incident on Dec. 9 of last year. He has since been released, and is barred from contacting the victim or premises. He is also subject to weekly testing.

• Jason S. Callahan, 29, formerly known as Jonathan A. Jeffries, and Leigha N. Callahan, 26, formerly known as Kimberly Jeffries, both of Wickliffe Avenue in Campbellsville, were charged with first-degree criminal mischief, a Class D felony; and receiving less than $500 of stolen property, a Class A misdemeanor. Jason Callahan was also charged with second-degree persistent felony offender.

The charges stem from reported incidents from Dec. 10 to 15 of last year. Both have been released, and are barred from contacting the complaining witness or using drugs or alcohol.

• Joshua L. Allen, 39, of Ashley Avenue in Campbellsville, was charged with receiving $10,000 or more of stolen property, a Class C felony; and receiving less than $10,000 in stolen property, a Class D felony.

The charges stem from reported incidents on Aug. 17 and 18 of 2015, as well as Aug. 23 and 24 of 2015. He has since been released from TCDC.

• Sharonna J. Harmon, 43, of Sycamore Loop in Campbellsville, was charged with third-degree burglary, a Class D felony. In a separate indictment, she’s also charged with theft by unlawful taking – auto $500 or more but less than $10,000, a Class D felony.

The charges stem from reported incidents on Dec. 5 of last year. She remains lodged in TCDC, and is barred from contacting the complaining witness or using drugs or alcohol.

• Daniel Shimek, 40, of Saloma Road in Campbellsville, was charged with first-degree possession of methamphetamine, a Class D felony.

The charge stems from a reported incident on Sept. 29 and 30 of last year. He has since been released.

• Travis McDonald, 35, of Amber Lane in Campbellsville, was charged with cultivating five or more marijuana plants while in possession of a firearm, a Class C felony.

The charge stems from a reported incident on Jan. 3 of this year. He has since been released from TCDC, and is barred from using drugs and alcohol.

• Jeremy S. Bandy, 36, of Countryview Court in Campbellsville, was charged with first-degree possession of an unspecified controlled substance, a Class D felony.

The charge stems from a reported incident on Nov. 28 of last year. He is accused of possessing methadone. He has since been released.

• Troy Curry, 35, of Lyons Street in Campbellsville, and Andrew T. Edwards, 30, of Coakley Street in Campbellsville, were charged with third-degree burglary, a Class D felony; and first-degree persistent felony offender.

The charges stem from a reported incident on Oct. 5 and 6 of last year. They’re accused of breaking into a building. The PFO charge means they’ve both had at least two felony convictions since turning 21.

Both have since been released from TCDC, and are barred from contacting the victim.

• Vicki Middleton, 52, of Tharp Drive in Campbellsville, was charged with first-degree persistent felony offender.

The charge stems from a reported incident on Oct. 23 of last year. She remains lodged in TCDC.

• An indictment is a legal accusation only. It does not establish guilt.