Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

January 11, 2013

Man who injured deputy indicted

Kenneth Hart
AP

GREENUP — A Flatwoods man who allegedly injured a sheriff’s deputy by intentionally striking him with his vehicle has been indicted by a Greenup County grand jury.

Grand jurors returned a true bill charging Bradley A. Cordle, 32, of Reed Street, with first-degree assault, first-degree fleeing or evading police, driving on a DUI-suspended license, first-degree criminal mischief, DUI, leaving the scene of an accident and first-degree persistent felony offender.

The assault charge is the most serious one Cordle faces. It’s a Class B felony that carries a 10- to 20-year prison sentence.

 Cordle is charged in an Oct. 31 incident on Ohio River Road. According to the Kentucky State Police, Greenup County Sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Houston pulled Cordle’s vehicle over shortly before 11 p.m.  As Houston was approaching the vehicle, the suspect hit him with the car and then drove away from the scene with his lights off, the KSP said.

Greenup Police Department Officer Rick Gullett later spotted Cordle’s 1998 Chevrolet pickup and attempted to stop the vehicle, Cooper said. Cordle refused to pull over and fled on Ky. 2. Gullett gave chase, and the pursuit came to a quick end after Cordle lost control of his vehicle and slammed into a utility pole.

Cordle wasn’t hurt in the crash and was taken into custody without further incident.

In an unrelated case, grand jurors indicted a former Flatwoods resident who allegedly left behind a large cache of child pornography when he moved to Florida.

James K. Raasch, 72, of Clearwater, was charged with 12 counts of possession of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor. He faces up to 20 years in prison if he is convicted.

Raasch was arrested in October in Clearwater after the KSP received a report of numerous images of child pornography being discovered in Raasch’s former residence on Clay Street in Flatwoods. During the course of the investigation, troopers found several thousand images in the home and in separate storage units rented by Raasch. Raasch was returned to Greenup County in November.

A grand jury indictment is a formal accusation of a crime and does not establish guilt.

Others named in indictments recently returned by the grand jury were:

‰Keith A. Boyle, 47, of Russell, charged in separate indictments with two counts of theft by failure to make required disposition of property and two counts of first-degree persistent felony offender.

‰Charles J. Bays, 31, of Greenup, charged with second-degree burglary, possession of drug paraphernalia and illegal possession of a legend drug.

‰Elizabeth M. Bryant, 21, of Flatwoods, charged with second-degree burglary.

‰William B. McCallister, 55, of Greenup, charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine precursor.

‰Kendsey L. Bullen, 21, of Ashland, charged with first-degree drug trafficking and first-degree promoting contraband.

‰Jeremiah M. Martin, 19, of Ashland, charged with first-degree drug trafficking and first-degree promoting contraband.

‰Brenda Vaughn, 65, of South Shore, charged with exploitation of an adult.

‰Carissa D. Lattimer, 30, of Ashland, charged with fraudulent use of an ID card or electronic code to obtain benefits and attempting to obtain a controlled substance by fraud.

‰Brandon M. Wilburn, 19, of Raceland, and Joshua M. Joyce, 21, of Russell, both charged with one count of second-degree burglary, two counts of third-degree burglary, two counts of theft and one count of first-degree criminal mischief. Joyce was also charged with second-degree persistent felony offender.

‰Jonathan H. Bullen, 24, of Ashland, charged with four counts of first-degree drug trafficking, four counts of first-degree promoting contraband and one count of first-degree persistent felony offender.

‰Billy J. York, 34, of Argillite; Katrina M. Hern, 31, of Broadway, N.C.; Brandon J. Applegate, 26, of South Shore; Jennifer L. Dinsmore, 37, of Winfield, W.Va.; and Ashlee Lee, 27, of Ashland, all charged with flagrant non-support.

KENNETH HART can be reached at khart@dailyindependent.com or (606) 326-2654.