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Grand Jury Report

Commonwealth of Kentucky Hancock County Grand Jury Report

Comes the grand jury, by the foreman, and reports to the court that they met in session on the 22nd day of December 2023 to consider all pending matters at that time. After having heard testimony from various individuals, a total of 7 True Bills and zero No True Bills were returned.

The remainder of the 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 22nd day of March 2024.

Curtwrights indicted in three cases

By Ralph Dickerson

The Hancock County grand jury indicted Hawesville resident Michael R. Curtwright on a total of four charges in two separate cases. In the first case Curtwright stands accused of possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The grand jury accused Curtwright of possessing a 9 mm handgun, and 25-.25 handgun, a 45-.45 handgun, a .308 caliber rifle, a .22 caliber rifle, a .223 caliber rifle, and a 9 mm rifle in one case. He stands accused of committing these offenses in January of 2024.

In the other case, Curtwright stands accused of theft by failure to make required disposition of property $10,000 or more when he failed to deliver the materials to build a home. He also stands accused of criminal trespass in the first degree for unlawfully remaining in a building. He stands accused of committing these offenses in October of 2023.

The court set his bail in the amount of $10,000 in each case. He faces arraignment in both cases on 4-26-24 at 10 am.

In the companion case, Jadah K. Curtwright stands accused of theft by failure to make required disposition of property $10,000 or more for the failure to deliver the material to build a home. She also stands accused of criminal trespass in the first degree for remaining unlawfully in a building. The court set a bail of $10,000 for her. She faces arraignment on the charges on 4-26-24 at 10 am.

Taylor indicted for strangulation and other offenses

The Hancock County grand jury returned a three-count indictment against Lewisport resident Michael Taylor. He stands accused of committing the offense of strangulation in the first degree, assault in the fourth-degree domestic violence minor injury and terroristic threatening in the third degree. He stands accused of committing these offenses in November of 2023.

The court set his arraignment on the charges for 4-26-24, at 10 a.m. The court also set a bail of $10,000.

Laslie indicted for sex related offenses

The Hancock County grand jury returned a three-count indictment against Hawesville resident Justin L. Laslie. He stands accused of sexual abuse in the first degree-victim under 12-years-of-age, attempted rape in the first degree-victim under 12-years-of-age and attempted incest-victim under 12-years-of-age. He stands accused of committing these offenses in February of 2022.

The court set his arraignment on the charge for 4-26-24 at 10 a.m. The court also set a bail of $50,000.

Neether indicted on theft charges

The Hancock County grand jury indicted Hawesville resident Ian A. Neether on three theft related charges. He stands accused of theft of identity, fraudulent use of a credit card and unlawful access to a computer in the first degree. He stands accused of committing these offenses from August 2024 to November of 2023.

The court set his arraignment on the charges for 4-26-24, at 10 a.m. The court also set a bail of $10,000.

Stewart indicted for harassment

The Hancock County grand jury returned a charge of harassment-no physical contact against Hawesville resident Kenneth A. Stewart. He stands accused of committing the offense from April of 2023 to October of 2023. The grand jury also returned a no true bill on a charge of sexual abuse in the first degree, meaning no indictment on that charge.

The court set his arraignment on the charges for 4-26-24, at 10 a.m. The court also set a bail of $500.

 

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