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Bardstown man charged with reckless homicide

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Charges stem from fatal accident in October of 2010

By The Staff

James William Pinkston, 37, of 5318 Loretto Road in Bardstown was indicted for reckless homicide.

According to the indictment, on or about Oct. 3, 2010, Pinkston recklessly caused the death of his wife, Shannon Pinkston. James Pinkston was the driver of a vehicle involved in an accident at 1:40 a.m. Oct. 3, 2010, on Hwy. 527, four miles north of St. Francis. Shannon Pinkston, who was a passenger in the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene. According to the police report issued at the time of the accident, alcohol was suspected to be a factor.

Shannon Pinkston, 34, was a Marion County native and mother of two sons, Gavin and Trenton Pinkston.

James Pinkston's bond was set at 10 percent of $50,000.

In other indictments

- Robert Lucas Cornett, 30, of 222 Shuck Avenue in Lebanon was indicted for second-degree assault, fourth-degree assault (three counts) and second-degree persistent felony offender.

According to the indictment, on or about Aug. 1, 2011, Cornett intentionally caused physical injury to another person by means of deadly weapon or dangerous instrument. The indictment also reads that he wantonly caused physical injury to three people (including one juvenile). The indictment continues to read that he is over 21 and stands convicted of at least one felony after his 18th birthday.

His bond was set at $500,000 with the conditions that he has no contact with the victims, and has no weapons, drugs or alcohol.

- Bryan A. May, 22, of 5160 Bradfordsville Highway in Lebanon was indicted for first-degree assault.

According to the indictment, on or about Aug. 22, 2011, May intentionally caused serious physical injury to another by means of a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument or under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life by wantonly engaging in conduct that created a grave risk of death to another and thereby caused serious physical injury to another.

His bond was set at 10 percent of $25,000 with the conditions that he has no contact with the victim and uses no alcohol, drugs or weapons.

- James Ramsey, 27, of 65 St. Catharine Street in Lebanon was indicted for theft by unlawful taking over $500 and second-degree persistent felony offender.

According to the indictment, on or about June 28, 2011, Ramsey unlawfully took or exercised control over moveable property (auto) valued over $500 belonging to another with intent to deprive them thereof. The indictment also reads that he is over 21 and stands convicted of at least one felony after his 18th birthday.

His bond was set at $15,000.

- Melvin W. Treadway, 45, of 7 Howard Avenue in Lebanon was indicted for second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument (eight counts) and first-degree persistent felony offender.

According to the indictment, from July 8 through Aug. 25, 2011, Treadway uttered or possessed checks on the account of Mary Bickett with knowledge that they were forged and with intent to defraud, deceive or injure another, or he aided, abetted or counseled with another in said act. The indictment also reads that he is over 21 and stands convicted of at least two felonies after his 18th birthday.

His bond was set at 10 percent of $15,000.

- John H. Turner, 47, of 343 Linda Avenue in Lebanon was indicted in two separate indictments for theft by deception over $500 and under $10,000 (two counts) and first-degree persistent felony offender (two counts).

According to the indictment, on or about June 1 and July 16, 2011, Turner obtained property or services of another by deception with intent to deprive the person thereof (valued at more than $500 but less than $10,000). The indictment also reads that he is over 21 and stands convicted of at least two felonies after his 18th birthday.

His bond was set at 10 percent of $15,000.

- Anthony Yantis, 19, of 130 Hamilton Heights in Lebanon was indicted for complicity for theft by unlawful taking over $500 and second-degree persistent felony offender.

According to the indictment, on or about June 28, 2011, Yantis solicited, commanded or engaged in a conspiracy with another person to commit said act or having the legal duty to prevent the commission of the offense, failed to make a proper effort to do so, and in doing so, the other person or persons unlawfully took or exercised control over moveable property (auto) valued over $500 belonging to another with intent to deprive them thereof. The indictment also reads that he is over 21 and stands convicted of at least one felony after his 18th birthday.

His bond was set at 10 percent of $10,000.

- Terrico D. Perry, 31, of 184 S. Woodlawn Avenue in Lebanon was indicted for second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.

According to the indictment, on or about June 20, 2011, Perry possessed a check on the account of Ann Brussell with knowledge that it was forged and with intent to defraud, deceive or injure another, or he aided, abetted or counseled with another in said act.

His bond was set at 10 percent of $10,000 with the condition that he has no contact with the victim.

Editor's note: The indictment of a person by a grand jury is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.