Last updated: July 23. 2014 4:43PM - 2830 Views
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Kevin E. Trent
Kevin E. Trent
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The Claiborne County Grand Jury handed down several indictments during its July session, including one for Kevin E. Trent, 29, whose outstanding warrant for vehicular assault while driving under the influence was upgraded to a vehicular homicide when his victim eventually succumbed to her injuries.

Trent was arrested for the May 3, 2012 incident in which he allegedly drove while under the influence of oxycontin and alprazolam.

The outstanding warrant, dated April 29 of last year and sworn to by Tennessee Highway patrolman Bob Brooks, states Trent crossed the centerline of U.S. Hwy. 25E, striking the vehicle driven by Karen Freeman and causing “serious bodily injury for which she remains under hospital/nursing care to this day.”

The grand jury returned the true bill this month on Trent as a result of Freeman’s recent death.

Multiple separate and combined true bills were returned on two 28-year-olds. The grand jury jointly indicted Gary Earl Presley and Kelly Nicole Parkey for a burglary spree spanning from March 18 to May 8. The couple was jointly indicted for five counts aggravated burglary, three counts vandalism under $500 and two counts each theft over $1,000, theft over $500, and theft under $500. Under the same true bills, the two were jointly indicted for criminal trespassing, as well.

Under separate true bills, the grand jury indicted Presley for allegedly escaping from the Claiborne County Jail on May 8 and for allegedly coercing a witness to a crime.

Parkey was indicted separately for allegedly driving on a revoked license.

The grand jury returned four true bills indicting Larry Dean Bolden, 26, on three counts evading arrest and one count each resisting arrest and criminal trespassing. Bolden allegedly stole merchandise from the Dollar General Store valued at over $1,000 and committed theft of merchandise worth under $500 at the City Smoke Shop.

Lazaro Jesus Concepcion, 46, was indicted for the promotion of methamphetamine manufacture and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Amber Michelle (Williams), 34, was indicted on three counts child neglect, two counts simple possession of a schedule IV drugs and one count each possession of a legend drug and drug paraphernalia, falsification of the results of a drug screening and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Christian Lloyd Goins, 35, was indicted for aggravated burglary, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, theft over $1,000 and vandalism under $500.

The grand jury indicted Steven Lynn Fultz, 40, for possession of a handgun while under the influence, driving under the influence and violation of the registration law.

Holly D. Baltimore, 34, was indicted for driving under the influence, possession of a legend drug, simple possession of a schedule II and a schedule III drugs and violation of the driver’s license law.

A true bill was returned on Jay Harold Cogdill, 46, indicted for driving under the influence and violations of the due care, registration and financial responsibility laws.

Chase Colton Starkey, 21, was indicted for burglary and theft over $1,000 during an incident allegedly occurring on Aug. 23, 2012.

Elbert Lee Gilbert, 43, was indicted for attempted aggravated burglary.

Under two true bills, Ashley Olivia Simpson, 23, was indicted for one count each evading arrest, theft under $500 and public intoxication.

An indictment does not indicate guilt. It indicates only that the grand jury found enough evidence to warrant the case be sent to trial.

Jan Runions may be reached at 423-626-3222. Follow the Claiborne Progress on Twitter @ClaibProgressTN.

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