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A Willisburg man has been indicted on criminal charges after he led police on a chase and threatened to kill them.
Davis Len Curtsinger, 36, of 220 Bluegrass Lane, was indicted last Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.
Curtsinger was charged with first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree fleeing or evading police, third-degree terroristic threatening, DUI, second or subsequent offense, driving on a license suspended for DUI, resisting arrest, second-degree disorderly conduct, reckless driving and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.
According to court records, Campbellsville Police Officer Richie French received a complaint on April 19 of a reckless driver on Carnation Street in Campbellsville.
Records state that French spotted the vehicle reported, a Jeep, and the driver crossed the centerline of traffic more than five times within a mile of French observing the vehicle.
French wrote in court records that he attempted to stop the vehicle, though the driver continued to drive for a half mile before he jumped out.
When making contact with the driver, later identified as Curtsinger, French wrote in court records, he had red and bloodshot eyes and his speech was slurred. Curtsinger also smelled of alcohol.
Records state that, after stopping Curtsinger, French learned he was driving with an operator's license that had been suspended for a previous DUI charge.
While French was talking to Curtsinger, according to court records, he left his vehicle in drive and fled on foot. The vehicle continued moving forward and struck a home on Carnation Street.
French told Curtsinger to stop or he would deploy his taser. Curtsinger continued to run, however, and was tased twice. Afterward, Curtsinger was taken to Taylor Regional Hospital for medical clearance before being transported to the Taylor County Detention Center.
While at the emergency room, records state, Curtsinger began screaming at officers and nurses and said, if he had a gun or made it to his home, he would put a bullet between French's eyes and kill four to five other officers. Curtsinger was taken to the detention center and has been incarcerated there ever since.
His bond was set at 10 percent of $15,000 and, if posted, Curtsinger was ordered to not operate a motor vehicle.
If convicted, Curtsinger 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.
• Cory J. Gadberry, 37, of 214 McNary St. in Campbellsville, was charged with tampering with physical evidence, receiving less than $300 in stolen property, driving on a suspended/revoked operator's license, third-degree possession of a controlled substance, illegal possession of a legend drug, having a prescription not in its original container and possession of marijuana.
Bond was set at $50,000 cash and Gadberry was ordered to not consume any illegal drugs or alcohol. If convicted, he could be sentenced to as much as 10 years in prison.
• Michael Brandon Moss, 34, of 346 Sycamore Loop in Campbellsville, was charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance, public intoxication and possession of drug supplies.
Bond was set at 10 percent of $10,000 and Moss was ordered to not consume any alcohol or illegal drugs and to be monitored by pretrial staff members and undergo weekly drug tests.
• Christopher Reynolds, 28, of 517 Columbia Highway in Greensburg, was charged with second-degree burglary and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.
Bond was set at 10 percent of $20,000 and Reynolds was ordered to not consume any alcohol or illegal drugs or have contact with his alleged victims or the property where the alleged crime took place.
If convicted, he 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.
• James Russell Cowherd, 32, of 1521 Columbia Ave. in Greensburg, was charged with tampering with physical evidence and not having a prescription in its proper container.
Bond was set at $1,500 cash. If convicted, Cowherd could be sentenced to as much as five years in prison.
• Shawn Wyatt Rowe, 34, of 607 Woodlawn Ave. in Campbellsville, was charged with making false statements to obtain unemployment.
Bond was set at 10 percent of $10,000. If convicted, Rowe could be sentenced to as much as five years in prison.
• Larhonda J. Dunlap, 42, of 314 Clem Haskins Blvd. in Campbellsville, was charged with 17 counts of second-degree criminal possession of forged checks and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.
Bond was set at 10 percent of $10,000. If convicted, Dunlap could be sentenced to as much as 20 years in prison. The charge of being a persistent felony offender could increase any sentence she might receive.
• An indictment is a legal accusation only. It does not establish guilt.