MOREHEAD – Four persons were indicted by a Rowan County grand jury Oct. 18, for rape and use of a minor in a sexual performance or complicity to rape.

The indictment accuses a Morehead man of rape when police say he engaged in sexual intercourse with a juvenile; three counts use of a minor in a sexual performance that he videoed on his cell phone; and possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor between May 1 and Sept. 12.

The maximum penalty for all charges is 30 years in prison.

A Morehead man and two women were indicted for complicity to rape when police said they allowed a man to have sex with the juvenile between May 1 and Sept. 12.

The Morehead News is not naming the persons in the indictments because it might identify the victim. The newspaper does not print the name of sexual assault victims unless they are the plaintiff in a civil lawsuit.

Also indicted were:

• Joseph M. Mirus, 38, for burglary when police say he remained in the home of Marion Campbell with the intent to commit a crime on Aug. 20.

• James Justin Brown, 31, for possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia when police say he had heroin on July 22.

• Sheila Peyton, 46, for possession of a controlled substance and promoting contraband when police say she brought methamphetamine into the Rowan County Detention Center on May 31.

• Jimmy L. Wallace, 33, for theft by unlawful taking when police say he took $793.30 in items from Walmart on March 14.

• Tonya M. Judd, 46, for theft by unlawful taking, theft of identity and unlawful access to a computer when police say she collected $3,678.59 in student loan funds through Morehead State representing another between Aug. 1, 2014 and Sept. 1, 2015.

Judd was indicted in April on similar charges.

• Adriana J. Harger, 29, for two counts receiving stolen property, criminal mischief and burglary when police said she was in possession of a stolen camper worth $10,001, damaged the camper and remained in the building of another without permission, and pawned a stolen kayak and push mower between Sept. 1 and Oct. 2.

• Mark Lawson Jr., 28, for burglary and theft by unlawful taking when police say he unlawfully remained in a building and took the camper between Sept. 1 and Sept. 25.

• Shane Blundell, 46, for theft by unlawful taking, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and receiving stolen property when police say he took a $150 pistol and pawned a shotgun between Dec. 20, 2018 and July 22, 2019.

• Eric William Girtley, 30, for seven counts wanton endangerment and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon when police said he almost hit an officer and six vehicles during a high-speed chase on I-64 on Aug. 9.

• Penny Sue Kenley, 59, for theft by unlawful taking when police say she took $735 in merchandise cards from Lowe’s between April 25 and April 28.

• Kevin D. Brown, 37, for three counts possession of a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence and promoting contraband when police say he had heroin, methadone and clonazepam and tried to hide evidence in the back seat of a police cruiser on June 6.

• Jordan D. Adkins, 20, for two counts theft by unlawful taking when police say he took $1,180 in items from a parked car and a $600 firearm on Sept. 13.

• Brandon T. Meade, 19, for two counts theft by unlawful taking and escape when police say he took $1,180 in items from a parked car and a $600 firearm and escaped from the custody of Morehead Police Department officers at St. Claire HealthCare on Sept. 13.

• Barry O’Neal, 26, for burglary and theft by unlawful taking when police say he remained in the home of Rose Foster with the intent to commit a crime and took a $150 battery on Sept. 28.

• Brian E. Trimble, 47, for operating a motor vehicle under the influence, fourth offense within 10 years on July 9.

• James Thomas Reynolds, 35, for possession of a controlled substance when police say he had meth on Sept. 6.

• Beverly Lynn Watkins, 48, for two counts trafficking in a controlled substance when police say she trafficked in a Schedule II drug and .106 grams of meth on Sept. 10.

• Jonathan Collins, 27, Tiara Danckert, 37, and Trisha Pettit, 27, in separate indictments for trafficking in a controlled substance when police say they trafficked in a controlled buy of five oxycodone on June 17.

• An order of dismissal was filed on violation of EPO, criminal trespass, burglary and disorderly conduct charges against Rodney N. Morris.

The indictment of a person by a grand jury is an accusation only. That person is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the state must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Stephanie Ockerman can be reached at sockerman@themoreheadnews.com or by telephone at 784-4116.

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