Grand jury hands down indictments

Last updated: June 02. 2014 9:40PM - 2698 Views
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A woman accused of having sexual intercourse with a Bell County Forestry Camp inmate while working in the canteen has been indicted for rape.


Tasha M. Knuckles, 29, of Pineville, was indicted on a third-degree rape charge.


According to the indictment, Knuckles was a contract employee of the Long’s Pic-Pac and was working at the BCFC in the canteen. She allegedly engaged in sexual intercourse with Arthur Roberts.


According to earlier reports, Kentucky State Police Det. Bryan Johnson began an investigation and obtained over 50 hours of phone conversations between Knuckles and the inmate.


Knuckles no longer works on the compound, according to information from Clark Jones with the BCFC.


Other indictments handed down include:


• Joshua S. Green, 24, of Middlesboro, second-degree escape, first-degree fleeing or evading police, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct;


• Christina L. Mason, 35, of Middlesboro, second-degree escape, second-degree fleeing or evading police, second-degree criminal trespass, third-degree criminal trespass, second- and third-degree burglary, third-degree criminal mischief and theft by unlawful taking under $500;


• Carl W. Good, 50, of Middlesboro, second-degree trafficking a controlled substance and for being a persistent felony offender;


• Timothy W. Marlow, 40, of Middlesboro, trafficking marijuana less than eight ounces and first-degree trafficking a controlled substance;


• Michael T. Buell, 28, of Wallins Creek, theft by unlawful taking over $500 and being a persistent felony offender;


• Amanda Miracle, 28, of Middlesboro, theft by unlawful taking over $500, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and second-degree disorderly conduct;


• Nathan Clouse, 33, of Arjay, first-degree trafficking a controlled substance and first-degree promoting contraband;


• Natalie A. Ward, 27, of Arjay, possession of marijuana and first-degree promoting contraband;


• Jack Gore Jr., 58, of Middlesboro, second-degree trafficking a controlled substance;


• Tony D. Ramsey, 38, of Middlesboro, first-degree trafficking a controlled substance;


• Michael D. Earle, 31, of Middlesboro, two counts of trafficking a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of school;


• Anna M. Bowling, 37, of Middlesboro, first- and third-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of controlled substance prescription not in original container;


• Ely W. Hembree, 69, of Middlesboro, three counts of second-degree trafficking a controlled substance;


• Bobby Roston Smith, 67, of Tazewell, Tenn., first-degree trafficking a controlled substance;


• Mike R. Evans, of Middlesboro, second-degree burglary and being a persistent felony offender;


• Wendy S. Warf, 41, of Cumberland Gap, Tenn., theft by unlawful taking over $500, first-degree possession of a controlled substance and being a persistent felony offender;


• Becky L. Avans, 29, of Middlesboro, second-degree forgery, theft by unlawful taking under $300 and being a persistent felony offender;


• Crystal Barrett, 37, of Pathfork, theft by unlawful taking over $500;


• Micah J. Hammons, 39, of Middlesboro, theft by unlawful taking over $500;


• Carle E. Smith, of Harrogate, Tenn., operating a motor vehicle under the influence, operating on suspended/revoked operator’s license, first-degree fleeing or evading police, first-degree wanton endangerment and second-degree assault;


• Sidney Sweeney, 49, of Middlesboro, theft by unlawful taking over $500.


Anthony Cloud can be contacted at 606-302-9090 or on Twitter @AnthonyCloudMDN.

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