By Becky Barnes, Editor
The two Harrison County men who were involved in a high-speed chase on Jan. 21 now face grand jury indictments totaling 48 counts.
Johnathan Hawkins and James Lonaker were arrested following a cross-town police chase and charged with 17 counts each of theft of firearms.
However, the indictments increased their charges.
Hawkins, 28, is charged with first degree burglary, second degree burglary, 14 counts of theft by unlawful taking (firearm), 17 counts of receiving stolen property (firearms), two counts of theft by unlawful taking $500 or more, but less than $10,000, and first degree fleeing or evading police.
According to the indictment, Hawkins received four firearms belonging to Tracie Stamper and 13 firearms belonging to Anita Parsons. He is also accused of entering the residence of Mark Clifford and removing property valued at $500 or more.
The first degree burglary charge stems from the Jan. 21 incident where Hawkins allegedly entered and/or exited the residence of Will Baxter while armed with a deadly weapon.
The grand jury alleges that Hawkins took 15 firearms from Baxter’s residence.
Co-defendant Lonaker, 27, faces several of the same charges. He is accused of three counts of first degree burglary, second degree burglary, 22 counts of theft by unlawful taking (firearms), receiving stolen property (firearms), 18 counts of receiving stolen property, three counts of theft by unlawful taking $500 or more, but less than $10,000, and theft by unlawful taking less than $500.
One of the first degree burglary charges stems from an Aug. 24 incident where Lonaker allegedly took a Benelli shotgun belonging to Anita Parsons.
Parsons was also the victim of firearms theft between Oct. 30 and Jan. 15 for which Lonaker is charged with 13 counts of receiving stolen property. He is also charged with an additional four counts of receiving stolen property for firearms belonging to Tracie Stamper.
A second first degree burglary charge is the result of an Aug. 13 entry and/or exit from property owned by Jeremy Garrison and from whom six firearms were taken.
The third first degree burglary was allegedly committed when Lonaker entered the dwelling of Stephen Smith and had possession of a deadly weapon. Three firearms were taken from Smith’s residence.
A receiving stolen property charge was the result of a having possession of a stolen .22 caliber rifle owned by Mike Nichols.
Lonaker is also alleged to have entered the home of Mark Clifford and removed property valued at more than $500.
Lonaker’s remaining charges were the result of the Jan. 21 incident where he is accused of entering the residence of Will Baxter and taking 14 firearms and other property.
Bonds for the pair is $20,000 each.
Amber Fryman, 23, was also named as a co-defendant in the case, which was investigated by Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputies Det. Paul Olin and Robert Peak.
Fryman is charged with complicity to first degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking (five firearms), and theft by unlawful taking $500 or more.
Fryman is accused of aiding Lonaker in committing a burglary at the residence of Jeremy Garrison on Aug. 13 or helping to plan the crime.
The grand jury alleges that Fryman took five guns and other property from Garrison’s residence.
Her bond is $10,000.
In a separate indictment, Lonaker is charged with second degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.
According to Cynthiana Ptl. Shaun Rains’ investigation, Lonaker passed a Kentucky Bank check on the account of Larry Dennis Fencing for $650.
In a separate case, Henry Hogg, 44, was indicted on charges of second degree arson, first degree criminal mischief and three counts of first degree wanton endangerment.
The case was presented to the grand jury by investigating officer, Ptl. Rains.
Hogg is charged with the Jan. 12 fire at his residence which he allegedly set with the intent to destroy or damage a building owned by Ishmael Property Group.
Wanton endangerment charges were issued due to the extreme indifference to the value of human life that Hogg allegedly put Rains, Ptl. Joe Warden and firefighter Charles Carson under.
His bond is $50,000.
Twenty-eight-year-old Keith Smiley is charged with fraudulent use of a credit or debit card, more than $500 and less than $10,000.
Smiley is accused of using a card that had been issued to Sean Bennett knowing that Bennett had not consented to its use.
His bond is $2,500.
Cristobal Flores Jr., 34, was named in a six-count indictment. His charges include first degree fleeing or evading police, two counts of first degree wanton endangerment, second degree criminal possession of forged instrument, theft by unlawful taking less than $500 and first degree persistent felony offender.
All of the charges stem from a Feb. 6 incident where Flores is alleged to have attempted to flee from police and in doing so created circumstances that put Sgt. Wilbur Gross and Det. Alan Judy in substantial danger.
Flores allegedly had a forged Kentucky instruction permit. He is also accused of taking property from Walmart.
His bond is $50,000.
Sara Fryman, 26, is charged with first degree trafficking in a controlled substance (Morphine), less than 10 dosage units.
Her bond is $5,000.