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Liberty man indicted for burglary and other charges

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Rodney Lee Fair, 40, of 5276 West KY 70 in Liberty was indicted in Marion Circuit Court recently for first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree burglary, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc., third-degree terroristic threatening, operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, alcohol intoxication, and first-degree persistent felony offender.
According to the indictment, on or about July 29, Fair wantonly engaged in conduct, which created a substantial danger of death or serious physical injury to another person, knowingly entered or remained unlawfully in a building with the intent to commit a crime, was operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs (third or subsequent offense within five years) and threatened to commit a crime likely to result in death or serious physical injury to another person.
The indictment also states that Fair was operating a motor vehicle while his operator’s license was previously suspended or revoked, appeared in a public place manifestly under the influence of alcohol and is over the age of 21 and stood convicted of at least two felonies after his 18th birthday. His bond was set at $25,000, and he was ordered to have no contact with the victim.
In a separate indictment, Fair was indicted for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and first-degree persistent felony offender. His bond was set at $15,000.

In other indictments:
• Natasha J. Powell, 34, of 358 N. Forrest Street in Lebanon was indicted for theft by unlawful taking over $500, buy/possess drug paraphernalia and second-degree persistent felony offender.
According to the indictment, on or about July 21, Powell unlawfully took or exercised control over movable property of another with intent to deprive another thereof (valued at $500 or more but less than $10,000), possessed drug paraphernalia and is over the age of 21 and stood convicted of at least one felony after her 18th birthday. Her bond was set at $15,000, and she was ordered to have no contact with the victim.
• Joseph M. Bishop, 53, of West Main Street in Lebanon was indicted for first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and buy/possess drug paraphernalia. According to the indictment, on or about Aug. 4, Bishop knowingly and unlawfully trafficked in meth and possessed drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $15,000.
• Kyle E. Burkhead, 30, of 929 Fisher Creek Road in Lebanon was indicted for tampering with physical evidence, public intoxication, and second-degree persistent felony offender.
According to the indictment, on or about Aug. 11, Burkhead destroyed, mutilated, removed, concealed or altered physical evidence that may be introduced in an official proceeding, appeared in a public place manifestly under the influence of a controlled substance, excluding alcohol, is over the age of 21 and stood convicted of at least one felony after his 18th birthday. His bond was set at $15,000.
• Joseph A. Bartley, 56, of 325 A. Mills Lane in Loretto was indicted for cultivation of marijuana, five or more plants, and possession of marijuana. According to the indictment, on or about Sept. 13, Bartley planted, cultivated or harvested marijuana (five or more plants) with intent to sell or transfer it and knowingly and unlawfully possessed marijuana. His bond was set at 10 percent of $20,000.
• Derrick English, 43, of 202 Kobert Avenue in Lebanon was indicted for tampering with physical evidence, second-degree fleeing/evading police, buy/possess drug paraphernalia, and first-degree persistent felony offender.
According to the indictment, on or about Sept. 7, English destroyed, mutilated, removed, concealed or altered physical evidence that may be introduced in an official proceeding. The indictment also states that as a pedestrian, English disobeyed a direction to stop given by a person recognized to be a police officer and by fleeing or eluding caused or created a substantial risk of serious physical injury or death to any person or property. English also allegedly possessed drug paraphernalia, and is over the age of 21 and stood convicted of at least two felonies after his 18th birthday. His bond was set at 10 percent of $15,000.
• Kevin Todd Gabehart, 46, of 313 N. Forest Street in Lebanon was indicted for possession of a controlled substance, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc., and failure to or improper signal.
According to the indictment, on or about Aug. 5, Gabehart knowingly and unlawfully possessed cocaine, was operating a motor vehicle under the influence and failed to make the correct signal for his action while operating the vehicle. His bond was set at $1,000, and he was ordered to have no use of alcohol.
• Richard A. Douglas, 36, of 108 Ray Street in Campbellsville was indicted for possession of a controlled substance. According to the indictment, on or about Aug. 5, Douglas knowingly and unlawfully possessed cocaine. His bond was set at 10 percent of $5,000.
• Valerie Smothers, 39, of 140 Alpine Drive in Lebanon was indicted for three counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument. According to the indictment, on or about April 2015 through June 2015, on three occasions, Smothers knowingly possessed a forged instrument with intent to defraud, deceive, or injure another. Her bond was set at 10 percent of $5,000, and she was ordered to have no contact with the victim.
In a separate indictment, Smothers was indicted for three counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument. According to the indictment, on or about June 2017 through August 2017, on three occasions Smothers knowingly possessed a forged instrument with intent to defraud, deceive, or injure another. Her bond was set at 10 percent of $15,000, and she was ordered to have no contact with the victim.
• Maurice O. Stitt, 37, of 452 Kentucky Avenue in Danville was indicted for tampering with physical evidence, second-degree fleeing/evading police, resisting arrest, and first-degree persistent felony offender.
According to the indictment, on or about Aug. 26, Stitt destroyed, mutilated, removed, concealed or altered physical evidence that may be introduced in an official proceeding. The indictment also states that as a pedestrian, Stitt disobeyed a direction to stop given by a person recognized to be a police officer and by fleeing or eluding caused or created a substantial risk of serious physical injury or death to any person or property. Stitt allegedly attempted to prevent being retained by a law enforcement officer by using physical force against the officer during the arrest and is over the age of 21 and stood convicted of at least two felonies after his 18th birthday. His bond was set at 10 percent of $15,000, and he was ordered to have no contact with the victim. 
In a separate indictment, Stitt was indicted for possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and first-degree persistent felony offender. According to the indictment, on or about Aug. 26, Stitt possessed, manufactured, or transported a handgun after being convicted of a felony and is over the age of 21 and stood convicted of at least two felonies after his 18th birthday. His bond was set at 10 percent of $12,000.
• George A. Smith, 48, of 221 Oak Street in Lebanon was indicted for second-degree assault, first-degree burglary, second-degree disorderly conduct, and alcohol intoxication.
According to the indictment, on or about Aug. 9, Smith intentionally caused physical injury to another person by means of a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument, and knowingly entered or remained unlawfully in a building with the intent to commit a crime. The indictment also states that Smith engaged in fighting or threatening behavior or refused to obey an official order to disperse issued to maintain public safety and appeared in a public place manifestly under the influence of alcohol. His bond was set at 10 percent of $30,000, and he was ordered to have no contact with the victim.
• Katline C. Clements, 18, of 6119 Red Spruce Drive in Louisville was indicted for first-degree possession of a controlled substance, third-degree possession of a controlled substance, buy/possess drug paraphernalia and public intoxication.
According to the indictment, on or about Aug. 29, Clements knowingly and unlawfully possessed meth, a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia and appeared in a public place manifestly under the influence of a controlled substance, or other intoxicating substance, excluding alcohol. Her bond was set at 10 percent of $15,000.
• Darren T. Chesser, 44, of 4482 Lawrenceburg Road in Willisburg was indicted for tampering with physical evidence, resisting arrest, violation of a Kentucky EPO/DVO, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance security, rear license not illuminated, failure to produce insurance card, and having only one headlight.
According to the indictment, on or about July 26, Chesser destroyed, mutilated, removed, concealed or altered physical evidence that may be introduced in an official proceeding, attempted to prevent being retained by a law enforcement officer by using physical force against said officer during the arrest and intentionally violated the terms or conditions of an order of protection. The indictment also states that Chesser was operating a motor vehicle (non-owner) and there was no liability insurance on said vehicle, and that he did not have the rear license plate illuminated, was not able to produce an insurance card on said vehicle, and the vehicle only had one headlight. His bond was set at 10 percent of $15,000, and he was ordered to have no contact with the victim.
• Joseph B. Riley, 33, of 5205 Bonita Lane in Louisville was indicted for receiving stolen property under $10,000, second-degree fleeing/evading police, buy/possess drug paraphernalia, and first-degree persistent felony offender. According to the indictment, on or about Sept. 4, Riley received, retained, or disposed of movable property of another (auto) knowing it had been stolen, disobeyed a direction to stop given by a person recognized to be a police officer and by fleeing or eluding caused or created a substantial risk of serious physical injury or death to any person or property and possessed drug paraphernalia. The indictment also states Riley is over the age of 21 and stood convicted of at least two felonies after his 18th birthday. His bond was set at 10 percent of $15,000, and he was ordered to have no contact with the victim.
• Bryson D. Sleet, 29, of 555 Maple Street No. 47 in Lebanon was indicted for first-degree possession of a controlled substance and buy/possess drug paraphernalia. According to the indictment, on or about Aug. 22, Sleet knowingly and unlawfully possessed a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $1,500.
• Justin Lewis Welch, 45, of Campbellsville was indicted for first-degree possession of a controlled substance, controlled substance prescription not in original container, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance security and no/expired registration plate.
According to the indictment, on or about Aug. 5, Welch knowingly and unlawfully possessed a controlled substance, failed to possess a controlled substance prescription in its original container, was operating a motor vehicle (non-owner) with no liability insurance on said vehicle and had no or expired registration plate. His bond was set at $5,000.
Editor’s note: An indictment of a person is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.