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Campbellsville man indicted for child abuse

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Case involves physical abuse of 3-year-old.

By Calen McKinney

A Campbellsville man has been indicted on charges accusing him of abusing a child.

Ronald L. Sallee, 33, of 1890 Reids Chapel Road was indicted Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury on a charge of second-degree criminal abuse.

Kentucky State Police Detective B.J. Burton investigated.

On Friday, Burton said he couldn’t reveal any details of the case, only that it involves physical abuse of a 3-year-old.

Bond for Sallee was set at 10 percent of $10,000.

If convicted, Sallee could be sentenced to as much as five years in prison.

Also indicted:

- Delmar Rex Garrett, 41, of 217 Roland St. in Campbellsville was indicted on a charge of first-degree assault.

According to court records, Garrett is accused of stabbing another man several times and injuring him on Dec. 25.

Bond was set at $25,000 cash. If convicted, Garrett could be sentenced to as much as 20 years in prison.

- Wyatt Tyler Long, 21, of 3217 Old Lebanon Road in Campbellsville was indicted on charges of second-degree burglary and third-degree criminal mischief.

According to court records, Long is accused of breaking into someone’s apartment and stealing a television on Jan. 3.

Bond was set at $20,000 cash. He was ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim. If convicted, Long could be sentenced to as much as 10 years in prison.

- Melissa Comstock, 39, of 723 High Pine St. in Campbellsville was indicted on a charge of welfare fraud.

Bond was set at 10 percent of $10,000. If convicted, Comstock could be sentenced to as much as five years in prison.

- Eladio Pedroza Jr., 30, of 211 Chestnut St. in Campbellsville, Jose Dejesus Cortez Contreras, 40, of 3629 S. 61st Ave. in Cirero, Ill. and Cruz Serrano Garcia, 60, no address given, were indicted on charges of first-degree selling cocaine, a second offense for Pedroza and Contreras.

Pedroza was also charged with use/possession of drug supplies, also a second offense, and being a first-degree persistent felony offender. Contreras was also charged with being a second-degree persistent felony offender.

According to court records, the men were arrested after they were stopped by police on Jan. 13 and found with about a kilogram of cocaine in their vehicle.

No bond was set for any of the defendants. If convicted, Pedroza could be sentenced to as much as 25 years in prison and Contreras and Garcia could receive as much as 20 and 10, respectively. The charge of being a persistent felony offender could increase any sentence Pedroza or Contreras may receive.

- Tricia L. Burke, 37, of 53 Anna Court in Campbellsville was indicted on charges of selling a controlled substance within 1,000 yards of a school, DUI, possession of marijuana and possession of drug supplies.

According to court records, Burke was arrested Dec. 3 after a K-9 unit searched her vehicle and found marijuana in her purse, along with rolling papers, five Xanax pills wrapped in a plastic wrapper inside a cigarette package and 46 Xanax pills in a prescription bottle labeled Tramadol.

Bond was set at 10 percent of $10,000. If convicted, Burke could be sentenced to as much as five years in prison.

- Carla L. Davis, 36, of 1405A Elk Horn Road in Campbellsville was indicted on charges of first-degree possession of a controlled substance, second-degree fleeing or evading police, driving with a suspended or revoked operator’s license, resisting arrest and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

According to court records, Davis was arrested Nov. 27 after Campbellsville Police Officer Andy Warren saw her driving and knew her driver’s license had been suspended. Records state Davis ran from Warren and he later found her hiding in the bathtub of an apartment.

Bond was set at 10 percent of $15,000. If convicted, Davis could be sentenced to as much as five years in prison. The charge of being a persistent felony offender could increase any sentence she may receive.

- Anita M. Stone, 33, of 104 Royal St. in Campbellsville was indicted on charges of first-degree possession of a controlled substance, her second offense, DUI, failure to notify the Department of Transportation of an address change and failure to illuminate headlamps.

Bond was set at 10 percent of $10,000. If convicted, Stone could be sentenced to as much as 10 years in prison.

- Jansen D. Shively, 26, of 109 Yorkshire Place in Campbellsville was indicted on charges of first-degree possession of a controlled substance, failure to or improper signal and having no operator’s/moped license.

Bond was set at 10 percent of $10,000. If convicted, Shively could be sentenced to as much as five years in prison.

- Laura C. Edwards, 37, of 51 Apartment Road in Campbellsville was charged in two separate indictments on charges of theft by unlawful taking of a firearm and two counts of second-degree criminal possession of forged checks.

Bond in both indictments was set at $10,000 unsecured. If convicted in both cases, Edwards could be sentenced to as much as 15 years in prison.

- Laura Nicole Haddock, 22, of 109 Shields Court in Campbellsville was indicted on a charge of first-degree wanton endangerment.

Bond was set at 10 percent of $10,000. If convicted, Haddock could be sentenced to as much as five years in prison.

- David L. Miller, 55, of 208 Candace St. in Campbellsville was indicted on charges of theft by unlawful taking more than $300, alcohol intoxication, driving on a license suspended for DUI and disorderly conduct.

Bond was set at $5,000 cash. If convicted, Miller could be sentenced to as much as five years in prison.

- Delma “Dee Dee” Marie Ward, 35, of 725 S. Columbia Ave. in Campbellsville was indicted on a charge of criminal possession of a forged prescription.

According to court records, Ward was arrested Nov. 7 after Campbellsville Police received a call from Kroger Pharmacy in Green River Plaza reporting that someone was attempting to fill a forged prescription for Darvocet.

Bond was set at 10 percent of $10,000. If convicted, Ward could be sentenced to as much as five years in prison.

- Eric J. Armstrong, 37, of 51 Apartment Road in Campbellsville was indicted on a charge of second-degree criminal possession of a forged check.

Bond was set at $200 cash. If convicted, Armstrong could be sentenced to as much as five years in prison.

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

- Staff Writer Calen McKinney can be reached at 465-8111 Ext. 235 or by e-mail at reporter@cknj.com. Comment on this story at www.cknj.com.