The Richmond Register

December 26, 2013

Instructor indicted on charges he provided incomplete firearms training


Register Staff Report

RICHMOND — A Madison grand jury has indicted a man on three felony charges in connection with his alleged failure to follow regulations when teaching concealed-carry deadly weapons courses.

Kevin Michael Helton is charged with two counts of CCDW instructor providing incomplete firearms training and one count of CCDW instructor not providing firearms training.

Each charge is punishable by one to five years in prison.

The indictment states that Helton represented to the Department of Criminal Justice Training that he conducted a complete concealed deadly weapons license training course when, “in fact, he failed to provide the requisite lecture instruction, range instruction and range firing as part of the training course.”

The first two offenses are alleged to have occurred March 6 and May 1.

The third charge states that Helton represented to the DOCJT that he conducted concealed deadly weapons training Aug. 23 with Victoria Hammons when he did not, according to court documents.

In Kentucky, people who are eligible to get a CCDW license must go through a course no longer than eight hours that includes a mandatory marksmanship test. The applicant must hit a full-sized silhouette from 7 yards with at least 11 out of 20 rounds fired, according to Kentucky Administrative Regulations.

Additional indictments handed down last week were:

• Kenneth Wayne Collins Jr., first-degree sexual abuse (Class C felony) and three counts of first-degree sexual abuse (Class D felony).

• Richard H. Gabbard, 54, two counts of first-degree sexual abuse

• Dustin Hall, 36, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (cocaine), second-degree possession of a controlled substance (buprenorphine) and possession of drug paraphernalia

• Tina S. Ruark, 28, tampering with physical evidence, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (heroin), possession of drug paraphernalia and public intoxication

• Minnie McIntosh Lamb, 41, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (heroin), third-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia

• Jerry Arnold Ray, 54, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (oxycodone), possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia

• Darryl Josh Jones, 28, and Cody J. Jones, 24, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (oxycodone)

• Colen Wilburn, 37, first-degree robbery and second-degree persistent felony offender

• Roger D. Thomas, 66, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and commission of a fraudulent firearm transaction

• Roger D. Thomas, 66, two counts of theft by unlawful taking (more than $500)

• Charles A. Neal, 31, second-degree assault and assault of a family member

• Anthony Harris, 30, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (heroin), first-degree possession of a controlled substance (oxycodone) and third-degree possession of a controlled substance (alprazolam)

• Lameasha E. Samples, 28, tampering with physical evidence, three counts of first-degree possession of a controlled substance (heroin) and possession of drug paraphernalia

An indictment is a formal statement of charges and does not imply guilt, only that grand jurors believe the state has enough evidence to prosecute.