Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

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February 6, 2014

12:25 AFTERNOON UPDATE: Barren County indictments

GLASGOW — A Barren County grand jury convened Jan. 31 and returned indictments.

Eight co-defendants were indicted on charges related to incidents in December.

James Derek Jackson, 33, and Michael Edward Jackson, 41, both of Cave City; Scotty Ray Wix, 30, and Brittany Jovan Shugart, 25, both of Glasgow; and Roxanne Nichole Whitlow, 32, of Greensburg; were indicted on one count each of manufacturing methamphetamine, first offense, and possession of a controlled substance, first degree (methamphetamine). Three other people – Eric Ray Sturgeon, 33, of Cave City; Barry Clinton Martin, 22, of Hodgenville and Jessica Lynn Cawthorn, 28, of Center – were also charged with the manufacturing count.

James Derek Jackson, Michael Edward Jackson, Wix, Shugart, Cawthorn and Whitlow each were charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

Both Jacksons and Sturgeon face charges of being persistent felony offenders, first degree, and Martin and Wix are each charged with being persistent felony offenders, second degree.

Barren-Edmonson-Allen Drug Task Force Detective Ron Lafferty testified.

Four co-defendants were indicted on charges related to incidents in December:

Martin and Sturgeon were also indicted with Carnessa Diane Hawkins Childress, 36, of Cave City, and Dustin Tyler Vibbert, 23, of Glasgow, each on a count of manufacturing methamphetamine, first offense, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Martin, Sturgeon and Childress were also charged with possession of a controlled substance, first degree (methamphetamine), second offense.

Martin is also charged with possession of a controlled substance, second degree (hydrocodone), and fleeing or evading police (on foot), second degree. Sturgeon is also charged with being a persistent felony offender, first degree.

Vibbert faces additional charges of possession of a controlled substance, first degree (methamphetamine), and being a persistent felony offender, second degree.

Childress faces additional charges of fleeing or evading police (motor vehicle), first degree; and reckless driving.

Lafferty and Barren County Sheriff's Office Deputy Jimmy Pedigo testified.

Martin was also indicted on one count each of manufacturing methamphetamine, first offense; fleeing or evading police (motor vehicle), first degree; possession of drug paraphernalia; fleeing or evading police (on foot), second degree; and being a persistent felony offender, second degree, related to incidents December.

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