GREENUP The Greenup County Grand Jury unsealed indictments recently. They include cases involving allegations of wanton endangerment, trafficking in methamphetamine, trafficking in cocaine, and endangering the welfare of a minor.

An indictment is not a conviction of guilt and all individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Devin M. Smith, 23, of Catlettsburg was indicted by the grand jury on the charge of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, a class D felony, according to court records. Smith is accused of distributing, selling, or transferring the controlled substance methamphetamine, less than two grams.

Rodney L. Jordan, 43, of South Shore was indicted by the grand jury on the charge of first-degree wanton endangerment, a class D felony, after court records indicate he smoked the controlled substance methamphetamine while having a child in his custody, thereby creating a substantial danger of death or serious physical injury to the child. Jordan was also indicted on the charges of first-degree possession of the controlled substance methamphetamine, a class D felony, buying or possessing drug paraphernalia, a class A misdemeanor, and an added charge of second-degree persistent felony offender.

James R. Fields, 35, of Worthington was indicted by the grand jury on the charge of second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, a class C felony, according to court records. Fields' was indicted after selling or transferring an unspecified controlled substance.

John W. Selvage IV, 32, of Flatwoods was indicted by the grand jury on the charge of first-degree sexual abuse, a class C felony, according to court records. Selvage was indicted after subjecting a child under the age of 12 to sexual abuse on or about the period of December 10, 2018 through December 11, 2018, according to court records.

Nicholas Q. Cox, 29, of Columbus, Ohio was indicted by the grand jury on three counts of third-degree rape, a class D felony, and one count of third-degree sodomy, a class D felony, according to court records. Cox was indicted after engaging in sexual behaviors with a child under the age of 16, according to court records.

Thomas H. Claxon Jr., 41, of Raceland was indicted by the grand jury on the charge of theft by unlawful taking or disposition of moveable property with a value over $500 but less than $10,000, a class D felony, according to court records.

Steven M. Abrams, 45, of Raceland was indicted by the grand jury on the charge of first-degree promoting contraband, a class D felony, after court records indicate he attempted to smuggle contraband into the Greenup County Detention Center. Abrams was also indicted on the charge of first-degree possession of a controlled substance, a class D felony.

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