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Twenty-six indicted by grand jury

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Fedewa and Phyfe among those indicted

By Zac Oakes

 

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A local business owner charged with shooting another man on Gowdy Street in January has been indicted by a Taylor County grand jury on first-degree assault charges. 

Richard T. Fedewa, 37, owner of the Towne Motel in Campbellsville, faces a Class B felony charge after the incident on Jan. 26, in which Campbellsville Police say the victim was transported from the scene with injuries considered to be possibly life-threatening at the time. 

Police officers confronted Fedewa behind the motel after the shooting, where he was arrested without incident, according to the police report. 

Fedewa is currently being held in the Taylor County Detention Center on a $50,000 cash bond. 

Another Taylor County man was indicted on 40 counts relating to child pornography. 

Christoper W. Phyfe, 38, of Campbellsville, faces 20 counts of possessing/viewing matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor and an additional 20 counts of distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor. 

The offenses occurred between Dec. 31, 2017, and Jan. 23, 2018, according to the indictment. 

Phyfe was arrested Tuesday, Jan. 23, by Kentucky State Police after an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation, according to a KSP release. KSP’s Electronic Crimes Branch began the investigation after discovering Phyfe shared images of child sexual exploitation online. 

Each of the counts are classified as Class D felonies, punishable by 1-5 years in jail. 

Phyfe is currently lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center and being held on a $100,000 full cash bond. 

 

Others indicted

• Joshua R. Hall, 34, of Hiestand Farm Road in Campbellsville, was indicted on charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of cocaine, possession of heroin, tampering with physical evidence, promoting contraband, automobile theft, possession of marijuana, and being a persistent felony offender. According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, Hall was arrested after stealing a vehicle belonging to an employee at Dollar Tree. They later found Hall inside a residence on Patterson Court. He is currently lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center on a $5,000 cash bond. He is to have no contact with the complaining witness. 

• Denise Lamer, 25, of Douglas Street in Campbellsville, was indicted on a charge of criminal possession of a forged instrument second degree. Bond was set at $5,000 full cash. She is to have no further violations of the law and no use of drugs or alcohol. 

• Tomas Cruz, of Sycamore Loop in Campbellsville, was indicted on two counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument second degree. Bond was set at $7,000 full cash. He is to have no violations of the law and no use of drugs or alcohol. 

• Matthew W. Taylor, of Thunder Road in Greensburg, was indicted on charges of possession of methamphetamine, buy/possess drug paraphernalia, failure to maintain required insurance, no registration plates, and no registration receipt. Bond was set at $1,000 full cash. He is to have no violations of the law and no use of drugs or alcohol. 

• Vicki Jo Middleton, of Creston Watertower Road in Liberty, was indicted on charges of third-degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking under $500, and being a persistent felony offender. Bond was set at $1,000 full cash. She is to have no contact with the complaining witness and no use of drugs or alcohol. 

• Vicki Middleton, of Ashley Avenue in Campbellsville, was indicted on charges of shoplifting exceeding $500 but less than $10,000 and being a persistent felony offender. Bond was set at $500 full cash. She is to have no further violations of the law, no use of drugs or alcohol, and no contact with complaining witness. 

• Lori Clarkson, of Hopkinsville, was indicted on charges of shoplifting exceeding $500 but less than $10,000 and being a persistent felony offender. Bond was set at $2,000 full cash. She is to have no further violations of the law, no use of drugs or alcohol, and no contact with complaining witness.

• Cassie Isham, of Willisburg, was indicted on charges of possession of heroin, tampering with physical evidence, theft of a controlled substance, and being a persistent felony offender. Bond was set at $2,500 full cash. She is to have no violations of the law and no use of drugs or alcohol. 

• Tracy Yocum, of Davis Street in Campbellsville, was indicted on charges of trafficking in a controlled substance first degree and being a persistent felony offender. Bond was set at $10,000 full cash. 

• Nicholas T. Handy, of Boca Noir Circle in Campbellsville, was indicted on charges of receiving stolen property under $10,000 and being a persistent felony offender. Bond was set at $500 full cash. He is to have no contact with the complaining witness. 

• Rickey D. Spaw, of Campbellsville, was indicted on charges of assault third degree involving a police/probation officer, fleeing or evading police on foot, resisting arrest, possession of marijuana, third-degree criminal mischief, and being a persistent felony offender. Bond was set at $10,000 full cash. He is to have no use of drugs or alcohol and no violations of the law. 

• William Tillett, of Crescent Hill Drive in Campbellsville, was indicted on charges of cultivating five or more marijuana plants, trafficking in less than eight ounces of marijuana, and being a persistent felony offender. Bond was set at $1,000 full cash. He is to have no further violations of the law and no use of drugs or alcohol. 

• Erin Tikkanen, of Crescent Hill Drive in Campbellsville, was indicted on charges of cultivating five or more marijuana plants and trafficking in less than eight ounces of marijuana. Bond was set at $1,000 full cash. She is to have no further violations of the law and no use of drugs or alcohol. 

• Kayla Lambert, of Crescent Hill Drive in Campbellsville, was indicted on charges of cultivating five or more marijuana plants and trafficking in less than eight ounces of marijuana. Bond was set at $1,000 full cash. She is to have no further violations of the law and no use of drugs or alcohol.

• Blake Hoots, of Crescent Hill Drive in Campbellsville, was indicted on charges of cultivating five or more marijuana plants and trafficking in less than eight ounces of marijuana. Bond was set at $1,000 full cash. He is to have no further violations of the law and no use of drugs or alcohol.

• Scott K. Richardson, of Cardinal Drive in White House, Tennessee, was indicted on a charge of automobile theft. Bond was set at $2,500 full cash. He is to have no further violations of the law, no use of drugs or alcohol, and no contact with the complaining witness. 

• Steven McBride Jr., of Walling Avenue in Campbellsville, was indicted on charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of heroin, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond was set at $2,000 full cash. He is to have no violations of the law and no use of drugs or alcohol. 

• Wesley A. Harden, of Millerfield Drive in Campbellsville, was indicted on charges of trafficking in more than two grams of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond was set at $10,000 full cash. He is to have no use of drugs or alcohol and no further violations of the law. 

• Patric S. Gabehart, of Cardinal Lane in Campbellsville, was indicted on a charge of tampering with physical evidence. Bond was set at $5,000 full cash. He is to have no violations of the law and no use of drugs or alcohol. 

• Charles N. Wright, of Lincoln Avenue in Campbellsville, was indicted on charges of first-degree wanton endangerment, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, failure to maintain insurance, no/expired Kentucky registration receipt, and no/expired registration plate. Bond was set at $10,000 full cash. He is not permitted to drive and is to have no further violations of the law and no use of drugs or alcohol. 

• Nathaniel Chaney, of Campbellsville, was indicted on charges of first-degree burglary and fourth-degree assault with a minor injury. Bond was set at $2,000 full cash. He is to have no use of drugs or alcohol, no violations of the law, and no contact with the complaining witness. 

• Jessica Shofner, of E. Hord Street in Campbellsville, on charges of third-degree burglary and theft by unlawful taking under $500. Bond was set at $2,500 full cash. She is to have no violations of the law, no use of drugs or alcohol, and no contact with the complaining witness. 

• Anna E. Wethington, of Cherry Lane in Liberty, was indicted on charges of third-degree burglary and shoplifting under $500. Bond was set at $500 cash. She is to have no violations of the law, no use of drugs or alcohol, and no contact with the complaining witness. 

• Crystal G. Cruse, of Carrsasser Road in Liberty, was indicted on charges of third-degree burglary, shoplifting under $500, and being a persistent felony offender. Bond was set at $500 full cash. He is to have no violations of the law, no use of drugs or alcohol, and no contact with the complaining witness. 

• William C. Edelen, of Cell Mattingly Road in Raywick, was indicted on eight counts of wanton endangerment first degree, fleeing or evading police in a motor vehicle, resisting arrest, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, reckless driving, no/expired registration plates, no/expired Kentucky registration receipt, speeding 17mph over limit, and intermediate licensing violation. 

• An indictment is only an accusation, and does not indicate guilt.