FAYETTEVILLE — Although it included no capital cases this time around, the most noteworthy aspect of Fayette County’s grand jury indictment list for the May term was the number of property crimes, Prosecutor Carl Harris said.

He expressed amazement at the number of cases of breaking and entering, robbery and theft, and he placed much of the blame at the feet of one particular source — drugs.

“These property crimes are generally caused by drugs. People are breaking in to steal things that they can sell for drugs. When you look at these people and what they’re charged with, that’s kind of the conclusion you come to,” Harris observed.

Including burglary, 18 of Thursday’s 64 indictments fit into the categories mentioned by Harris. Drug-related indictments comprise eight additional cases.

Perhaps the most egregious property crime case on this list, Harris said, involves John M. Green, 43, of Oak Hill. Green faces two counts each of first-degree robbery, grand larceny and burglary. He is also accused of the misdemeanor offense of petit larceny.

According to police reports, Green allegedly robbed two women last fall in the middle of the day at the Oak Hill residence of Anna Richardson.

Richardson and Loretta Rakes apparently returned home about 11 a.m. on Oct. 19 to find three males in the act of burglarizing Richardson’s home. “When I first heard about it on the radio, I thought it was a home invasion,” Harris recalled.

One of the suspects brandished a semi-automatic pistol at both women and stole their vehicle at gunpoint. Richardson later found that the back door of her home had been forced open, and the perpetrators had stolen several rolls of change. The suspects fled in Rakes’ minivan.

The report stated that the nearby residence of Lynn Noyes had also been burglarized during the same time period and numerous items were stolen. Green refused to identify his purported accomplices, Harris explained.

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The following individuals are to report at 9 a.m. May 18 before Circuit Judge John Hatcher at the Fayette County Courthouse for arraignment:

-- Marvin D. Adams, third-offense shoplifting.

-- Michael D. Ashmore, failure to register as a sex offender.

-- Jerry L. Ballenger, child abuse resulting in injury.

-- Gregory W. Bowyer, possession of a stolen vehicle.

-- Timothy A. Brown, obtaining possession of a controlled substance by misrepresentation, fraud, forgery, deception or subterfuge, possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

-- Shannon Carte, second-offense petit larceny, trespassing.

-- Angela S. Compton, forgery, attempted to employ as true a forged check.

-- Frank C. Dabler, sexual abuse by a parent, guardian or custodian, attempt to commit a felony.

-- Tommy Davis, transferring stolen property.

-- David A. Evans Jr., receiving stolen property, two counts; receiving stolen property, one count.

-- David A. Evans Jr., possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, two counts.

-- Randy L. Fleshman Jr., breaking and entering, petit larceny.

-- Joseph W. Foreman, fleeing from an officer in a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, second-offense driving under the influence of alcohol, driving while license revoked for driving under the influence of alcohol, obstructing an officer.

-- James M. Garris, wanton endangerment involving a firearm, brandishing a deadly weapon, domestic battery, two counts.

-- Clinton H. Hall, transferring stolen property, four counts; transferring stolen property, seven counts.

-- Michael J. Jennings, sexual abuse in the first degree, two counts.

-- Johnny M. Johnston Jr., burglary, two counts; breaking and entering, second-offense petit larceny, battery on a police officer, two counts; fleeing from an officer on foot.

-- Jeffrey D. Lafferty, attempted arson in the fourth degree, destruction of property, battery.

-- Bradley J. LeMasters, embezzlement, forgery of a certificate of title.

-- Jamieson K. Lively Jr., third or subsequent offense driving under the influence of alcohol, second-offense driving while license revoked for driving under the influence of alcohol.

-- John Peden, sexual abuse in the first degree, two counts; sexual abuse by a parent, guardian or custodian, two counts.

-- Tina M. Quarles, conspiracy to commit a felony, grand larceny, two counts.

-- James H. Webb Jr., conspiracy to commit a felony, grand larceny, two counts.

-- Shannon E. Simpson, aka Shawn Michael Simpson, conspiracy to commit a felony, grand larceny, two counts.

-- John D. Shifflett, attempted robbery in the first degree, malicious assault.

-- William L. Smith, possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver, delivery of a controlled substance.

-- Eric M. Taylor, third-offense domestic battery, unlawful assault.

-- Tiffany B. Toussaint, child neglect resulting in injury.

-- David H. Williams, burglary, two counts; grand larceny, three counts; entering without breaking, breaking and entering, petit larceny.

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The following individuals are to report at 1 p.m. May 18 before Circuit Judge Paul Blake at the Fayette County Courthouse Annex for arraignment:

-- Jonathan L. Benger, conspiracy to commit a felony, robbery in the second degree.

-- Jennifer M. Scarbrough, conspiracy to commit a felony, robbery in the second degree.

-- Brandon L. Beverly, conspiracy to commit a felony, grand larceny.

-- Carlos D. Brown Sr., fleeing from an officer in vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, driving under the influence of alcohol.

-- David E. Canterbury Jr., possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

-- Larry A. Clement, sexual assault in the second degree, 16 counts; sexual assault in the first degree, 16 counts; sexual abuse in the first degree, 32 counts; sexual abuse by a parent, guardian or custodian, 32 counts.

-- Carlos T. Cosby, sexual assault in the second degree.

-- Brian C. Crouse, burglary, brandishing, battery, two counts.

-- Christopher N. Graham, burglary, brandishing, battery, two counts.

-- Jonathan M. Daniels, second-offense petit larceny.

-- Patricia L. Elmore, attempting to obtain possession of a controlled substance by misrepresentation.

-- Randy L. Fleshman Jr., burglary, grand larceny.

-- Michael Bays, burglary, grand larceny.

-- Robert England, burglary, grand larceny.

-- Frank D. Foster Jr., grand larceny, fleeing from an officer in a vehicle causing bodily injury, second-offense driving under the influence.

-- John M. Green, robbery in the first degree, two counts; grand larceny, two counts; burglary, two counts; petit larceny.

-- Kevin L. Hall, third-offense driving under the influence of alcohol, driving while license revoked for driving under the influence of alcohol, operating a vehicle without evidences of registration.

-- Robert D. Harmon, possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

-- Robert D. Harmon, wanton endangerment involving a firearm, domestic assault, obstructing an officer.

-- Michael S. Jackson, forgery of a credit card, five counts; second-offense petit larceny.

-- Roxane G, Null, forgery of a credit card, five counts; second-offense petit larceny.

-- Audrey L. Johnson, arson in the first degree.

-- Johnny M. Johnston Jr., burglary.

-- Stephen S. Keffer, child abuse resulting in injury.

-- Craig A. Kinder, possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

-- Kenneth S. Morrison, sexual abuse in the first degree, sexual abuse by a parent, guardian or custodian, display to a minor of obscene matter.

-- Cheyenne Pemberton, burglary, sexual abuse in the first degree, two counts; domestic battery, petit larceny, violation of a protective order, two counts.

-- Jerry W. Sharp, forgery, three counts; uttering, three counts; petit larceny.

-- Clarence P. Smith, sexual assault in the second degree, five counts; sexual abuse by a parent, guardian or custodian, five counts.

-- Adam M. St. Clair, burglary, grand larceny.

-- Charles Tegeder, receiving stolen property.

-- Christopher M. Tyree, entering without breaking, petit larceny.

-- Christopher M. Tyree, breaking and entering, grand larceny.

-- Jimmy R. Watson, distribution of a controlled substance by a person 18 years of age or over within 1,000 feet of a school.

-- Gavin J. Williams, burglary, petit larceny, carrying a concealed deadly weapon without a license, obstructing an officer.

— E-mail: mhill@register-herald.com

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