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Drug-related charges top grand jury indictments

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By Becky Barnes

Three of six criminal indictments handed down by the Harrison County grand jury on Tuesday were for drug-related offenses.

Steeve Alexis, 27, faces a seven-count indictment for incidents that allegedly occurred in July. He is charged with three counts of trafficking in a controlled substance (Oxycodone), fleeing or evading police, wanton endangerment, receiving stolen property and criminal mischief.

Alexis is alleged to have attempted to run from police on July 17. He is charged with damaging property belonging to Steve Craycraft.

He is also charged with having possession of a handgun that belonged to Justin Cartlidge.

His bond is $10,000.

Twenty-two-year-old Reese Garrison faces a five-count indictment for charges of trafficking in a controlled substance (Oxycodone), possession of a controlled substance (Oxycodone), possession of a controlled substance (Alprazolam), possession of drug paraphernalia and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (second offense).

His bond is $2,500.

Michael King, 24, is charged with two counts of trafficking in a controlled substance (Oxycodone).

His bond is $5,000.

Jason Skaggs, 29, is charged with two counts of theft by failure to make required restitution.

Skaggs allegedly received property on two occasions from Marguerite Kuster valued at $300 or more and failed to meet their agreement.

His bond is $2,500.

Naomi Gifford, 27, was indicted for flagrant non-support.

The grand jury alleges that on Oct. 6 she had accumulated back child support of $1,000 or more for her minor children.

Her bond is $2,500.

Kiona McIntyre, 30, is also charged with flagrant non-support. She is alleged to have arrearages of $1,000 or more for her children.

Her bond is also $2,500.

A seventh indictment is a misdemeanor that will go back to Harrison County District Court for final action.

Robert Barkley, 19, faces misdemeanor charges of fourth degree assault and terroristic threatening.

All of the criminal cases will be arraigned in Harrison Circuit Court on Oct. 20 at 9 a.m.