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Judge unseals 17 indictments

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By Calen McKinney

Seventeen indictments were unsealed last Thursday by a Taylor Circuit Court judge. And all of the indictments accuse local residents of drug crimes.

A grand jury may seal an indictment if there is a possibility that the accused will try to evade police.

According to Taylor Circuit Clerk Rodney Burress, the indictments were released because they had been sealed for 60 days.

Court policy, he said, is for a judge to review the status of sealed cases after that 60-day time period lapses. The judge's decision, he said, was to order them unsealed.

 

Those indicted were:

-- Carlos Hourigan, 30, of 108 Walnut St. in Campbellsville was charged with possession of drug supplies, first-degree selling a controlled substance, his second offense, and being a second-degree persistent felony offender.

Bond was set at $20,000 cash. If convicted, Hourigan could be sentenced to as much as 20 years in prison. The charge of being a convicted felony offender could increase any sentence he might receive.

-- Jody Bandy, 30, of Campbellsville was charged with first-degree selling a controlled substance, his second offense, and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

Bond was set at $30,000 cash and he was ordered to not consume drugs or alcohol. If convicted, Bandy could be sentenced to as much as 20 years in prison. The charge of being a persistent felony offender could increase any sentence he might receive.

-- Kenneth Dewayne Burress, 44, no address given, was charged with first-degree selling a controlled substance and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

Bond was set at $4,000 cash. If convicted, Burress could be sentenced to as much as 10 years in prison. The charge of being a persistent felony offender could increase any sentence he might receive.

-- David Shawn Summers, 35, no address given, was charged with second-degree selling a controlled substance, his second offense.

Bond was set at $3,000 cash. If convicted, Summers could be sentenced to as much as 10 years in prison.

-- Matthew Wise, 24, of Pembroke Lane in Campbellsville was charged in three separate indictments on three counts of first-degree selling a controlled substance.

Bond was set at $20,000 cash and he was ordered not to consume drugs or alcohol. If convicted, Wise could be sentenced to as much as 30 years in prison.

-- Brian Hash, 30, of 247B Arbor Lane in Campbellsville was charged in two separate indictments with two counts of first-degree selling a controlled substance.

Bond was set at $20,000 cash and he was ordered not to consume drugs or alcohol. If convicted, Nash could be sentenced to as much as 20 years in prison.

-- Matthew L. Wise, 24, whose last known address is 3745 Camelot Drive in Lexington, was charged with first-degree selling a controlled substance.

Bond was set at $25,000 cash and he was ordered not to consume drugs or alcohol. If convicted, Wise could be sentenced to as much as 10 years in prison.

-- Ryan Elders, 24, of Smith Ridge in Campbellsville was charged with first-degree selling a controlled substance.

Bond was set at $25,000 cash and he was ordered not to consume drugs or alcohol. If convicted, Elders could be sentenced to as much as 10 years in prison.

-- Gary Mattingly, 57, of 100 St. Joe Road in Lebanon was charged with first-degree selling a controlled substance.

Bond was set at $3,000 cash. If convicted, Mattingly could be sentenced to as much as 10 years in prison.

-- Deidra J. Brady, 25, of 110 Twin Creeks Road in Campbellsville was charged with first-degree selling a controlled substance.

Bond was set at $3,000 cash. If convicted, Brady could be sentenced to as much as 10 years in prison.

-- Matthew T. Cash, 27, of London Drive in Campbellsville was charged with first-degree selling a controlled substance.

Bond was set at $3,000 cash. If convicted, Cash could be sentenced to as much as 10 years in prison.

-- Juan Tyree Groves, 31, of Hamilton Street in Campbellsville was charged with first-degree selling a controlled substance.

Bond was set at $4,000 cash. If convicted, Groves could be sentenced to as much as 10 years in prison.

-- Brandon Kendrick Gribbins, 23, of 192 Natures Way in Campbellsville was charged with first-degree selling a controlled substance.

Bond was set at $20,000 cash. If convicted, Gribbins could be sentenced to as much as 10 years in prison.

-- Eric Blandford, 39, of 180 Falcon Crest Drive in Lebanon was charged with growing more than five marijuana plants.

Bond was set at 10 percent of $15,000. If convicted, Blandford could be sentenced to as much as five years in prison.

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