Grand Jury Report
Comes the grand jury, by the foreman, and reports to the court that they met in session on the 7th day of September 2022 to consider all pending matters at that time. After having heard testimony from various individuals, a total of five True Bills and zero No True Bills were returned.
The remainder of cases referred to the grand jury by the Hancock District Court and not addressed by this grand jury shall be referred to the next Hancock County grand jury.
This the 7th day of September 2022.
Bailey, Goodnight indicted by grand jury
The Hancock County grand jury indicted two Daviess County residents on a variety of theft related charges. Maceo resident Matthew D. Bailey and Owensboro resident Monta D. Goodnight each face charges of burglary in the third degree, criminal trespassing in the second degree, theft by unlawful taking parts from a vehicle, theft by unlawful taking or disposition all others $10,000 but less than $1 million and criminal mischief in the third degree. The duo stands accused of committing the offenses in July of this year.
Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Aaron Emmick wrote in the criminal complaint against the two men that they entered onto the Ronald Toler property on Knox Lane and stole a variety of items. Emmick accused the pair of taking a 60-inch Bad Boy zero turn lawn mower, a Polaris Ranger XP, a gas power washer and a portable air compressor. The men then took the items to a barn in Daviess County. In addition to these items, the duo also stands accused of stealing a truck in Henderson and taking a license plate from a city of Lewisport vehicle.
The court set a surety of $50,000 for Bailey, and $25,000 for Goodnight. Both men face arraignment on the charges on September 27, 2022, at 10 a.m.
The Hancock County grand jury indicted Owensboro resident Arles G. Young on a variety of drug related charges. The grand jury returned a three-count indictment against the defendant.
The grand jury accused Young of committing the offenses on October 18, 2021. Young stands accused of possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance in the first degree.
The court set Young’s surety in the amount of $5,000. He faces arraignment on the charges on September 27, 2022, at 10 a.m.
Douglas indicted on abuse charge
The Hancock County grand jury indicted Hawesville resident Robert J. Douglas on a charge of sexual abuse in the first degree-victim under 12 years-of-age. Young stands accused of committing the offense between December 27, 2017, through December 26, 2018. Kentucky State Police Trooper Det. Lacey Schroader from post 16 investigated the case.
The court set Douglas’ surety at $50,000. He faces arraignment on the charge on September 27, 2022, at 10 a.m.
The Hancock County grand jury indicted Owensboro resident Katherine Howard on a variety of theft related charges. The grand jury accused Howard of fraudulent use of a credit card, unlawful access to a computer in the first degree, theft of identity and theft by unlawful taking $1,000 or more. She stands accused of committing the offenses on July 24, 2022.
The court set her surety in the amount of $10,000. She faces arraignment on the charges on September 27, 2022 at 10 a.m.