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Man faces second sex crime indictment

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Grand jury charges 10 people with theft, drug, and other crimes.

By Calen McKinney


A Campbellsville man has been indicted and charged with sex crimes for the second time this year.
Ryan Lacaine Hardin, 32, of 5592 Hodgenville Road in Campbellsville, was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury last Tuesday. He was charged with third-degree sodomy and four counts of first-degree sexual abuse.

Taylor County Sheriff’s Deputy Dickie Benningfield is investigating the case.
According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, Hardin allegedly committed the crimes between November 2009 and February 2010.
Benningfield said last month that Hardin’s alleged victim came to the sheriff’s office and made the complaint.
Bond was set at 10 percent of $25,000. He was ordered not to have contact with his alleged victim.
If convicted, Hardin could be sentenced to as much as 25 years in prison. He is scheduled to be arraigned in Taylor Circuit Court tomorrow at 1 p.m. before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Alan Bertram.
Hardin was first indicted in August and charged with 11 counts of first-degree sodomy and two counts of third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor.
According to the indictment, Hardin allegedly committed the crimes from March 25 to June 24 of this year. Benningfield is also investigating those allegations.
Benningfield said in June that the initial complaint in that case reported a sodomy act. However, after an investigation, Benningfled said rape allegations were reported and Hardin was charged with committing those crimes as well.
The indictment states that the unlawful transaction charges allegedly involve the use of marijuana.
Bond in that case was originally set at $75,000 cash, but was later amended to 10 percent of $50,000, which Hardin has posted. He was ordered not to have contact with the alleged victim or any juveniles.
If convicted of those crimes, Hardin could be sentenced to as much as 220 years in prison. Hardin is scheduled to appear in court today for a pretrial hearing in that case.
Benningfield declined to reveal the alleged victims’ genders or ages in Hardin’s cases, though he said last month that the two cases aren’t related.

Also indicted:
• Matthew B. Beck, 35, of 2520 Russell Springs Road in Columbia, was charged with two counts of identity theft.
Bond was set at 10 percent of $10,000. If convicted, Beck could be sentenced to as much as 10 years in prison.
• John P. Blevins, 46, of 1765 New Columbia Road in Campbellsville, was charged with growing more than five marijuana plants, possession of drug supplies and marijuana and carrying a concealed deadly weapon.
Bond was set at 10 percent of $15,000. He was ordered not to consume any alcohol or drugs and report to pretrial services. If convicted, Blevins could be sentenced to as much as five years in prison.
• Steven R. Atnip, 52, of 105 Half Acre Circle in Columbia, was charged with DUI, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug supplies and carrying a concealed deadly weapon.
Bond was set at $2,000 unsecured. If convicted, Atnip could be sentenced to as much as five years in prison.
• Derek Russell Roen, 18, of 120 Coppock St. in Campbellsville, was charged with second-degree burglary, two counts of fourth-degree assault and violation of a Kentucky EPO/DVO.
Bond was set at $10,000 cash. He was ordered not to have contact with the alleged victim or have any weapons. If convicted, Roen could be sentenced to as much as 10 years in prison.
• Kimberly Cox, 40, of 665 W. Martin Road in Campbellsville, was charged with theft by unlawful taking more than $500, second-degree criminal possession of a forged check and being a second-degree persistent felony offender.
Bond was set at 10 percent of $10,000. She was ordered not to have contact with her alleged victims. If convicted, Cox could be sentenced to as much as 10 years in prison. The charge of being a persistent felony offender could increase any sentence she might receive.
• Howard W. Gribbins, 34, of 404 Peterson St. and Bobby Bright, 28, of 308 Peterson St., both in Campbellsville, were charged with theft by unlawful taking more than $500. Gribbins was also charged with being a first-degree persistent felony offender.
Bond for both Gribbins and Bright was set at 10 percent of $10,000. If convicted, they could each be sentenced to as much as five years in prison. The charge of being a persistent felony offender could increase any sentence Gribbins might receive.
•  Donnetta S. Ford, 42, of 419 N. Jackson St. in Campbellsville, was charged with flagrant non-support and being a second-degree persistent felony offender.
Bond was set at $1,000 cash, non-refundable. If convicted, Ford could be sentenced to as much as five years in prison. The charge of being a persistent felony offender could increase any sentence she might receive.
• Marvin K. Harris, 38, of 510 Burton Ridge Road in Glasgow, was charged with flagrant non-support and being a second-degree persistent felony offender.
Bond was set at $2,000 cash, non-refundable. If convicted, Harris could be sentenced to as much as five years in prison. The charge of being a persistent felony offender could increase any sentence he might receive.
• An indictment is a legal accusation only. It does not establish guilt.