By Sarah Hogsed
Register News Writer
A Madison grand jury this week indicted a man who is accused of stealing nearly $10,000 from his employer, Beltone Hearing Aid Center.
Mark A. Jordan, 46, was indicted Wednesday on two counts of theft by unlawful taking (under $10,000) and tampering with physical evidence.
Representatives of the Beltone Hearing Aid Center, Commercial Drive, told police April 14 that Jordan had sold two hearing aids to a patient Jan. 17 without recording the sale, according to an RPD report.
Jordan was believed to have pocketed the $3,000 payment, the report stated.
The second count of theft by unlawful taking stems from the allegation he took a set of hearing aids from Chester Richardson “with the intent to deprive Mr. Richardson of his property,” according to the indictment.
Jordan also was indicted on a charge of tampering with physical evidence because investigators believe he took the hearing aids, which are physical evidence, in an attempt to keep them from being used in the case against him, the indictment stated.
A warrant was issued April 16 for Jordan’s arrest, and he was arrested April 22 at Professional Drive and the Eastern Bypass.
Jordan was released on bond the same day he was arrested, according to jail records.
Others indicted Wednesday included:
• Pernell Evans, 49, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and second-degree possession of a controlled substance (suboxone)
• Tamara J. Douglas, 30, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (oxycodone) and possession of drug paraphernalia
• Eric D. Albro, 30, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (heroin, subsequent offense), two counts of third-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (clonazepam and valium, subsequent offenses), third-degree criminal mischief, public intoxication, attempted second-degree burglary and possession of drug paraphernalia. Albro has previously been convicted of first-degree drug trafficking in a 2009 Madison Circuit Court case, according to the indictment.
• Jim Freeman, 37, and Reanell C. Caldwell, 37, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (oxycodone, Freeman), complicity to first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (Caldwell) and convicted felon in possession of a handgun (Freeman only). The possession of a handgun charge enhances the drug trafficking charge against Freeman, making it a Class A felony. This is the highest level felony in Kentucky criminal court, with a punishment of 20 to 50 years or life in prison.
Order referring misdemeanor charges to Madison District Court:
• Arthur S. Lamb, 45
Order of dismissal without prejudice following no true bill:
• William Marcum
Grand jury indictments do not indicate guilt, only that grand jurors believe the state has enough evidence to proceed with prosecution.
By Sarah Hogsed
Berea police arrest several on misdemeanor charges
These misdemeanor arrests were made by the Berea Police Department from Friday through Monday:
• One person for shoplifting $15 from Walmart
• One person for driving under the influence of alcohol (first offense)
• Two people for public intoxication. One of those also was charged with third-degree possession of a controlled substance (Suboxone).
• One person for shoplifting $31.35 in merchandise from Walmart
• One person for shoplifting from Walmart (value unknown).
Items reported stolen from vehicle on Oldham Avenue
A resident in the 600 block of Oldham Avenue, Richmond, reported Tuesday that his vehicle had been broken into during the night and a number of items were stolen. Entry was gained by breaking the front passenger side door window.
Missing items include a pink Dell laptop computer; a large tan duffle bag containing clothing and a large Ziplock bag full of pennies. Estimated loss is $1,040.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Richmond Police Department at 623-1162.
Lexington man charged with robbery at Super Save grocery store
A Lexington man was charged with robbery Thursday after he attempted to take a $20 package of meat from a grocery store and then assaulted an employee, according to a Richmond Police Department report.
Richmond man uninjured in fatal Estill County collision
A Richmond man was involved in an accident Saturday afternoon in Estill County that resulted in the death of a woman.
Richmond gas stations robbed over the weekend
Two Richmond gas stations were robbed at gunpoint this weekend.
The first robbery occurred at 10:30 p.m. Friday at the D & G Citgo Food Mart, 1699 East Main St., according to the Richmond Police Department.
Berea police look for van involved in hit-and-run
Berea police officers are asking for the public’s help to find a van that was involved in a hit-and-run incident Friday that injured a pedestrian.
Man indicted in shower attack
A Madison grand jury has indicted a Richmond man on a charge of first-degree burglary in connection with an attack earlier this year on another man inside a Smith Village home.
Scott Slone, 32, faces a potential sentence of 10 to 20 years in prison if he is convicted of the charge.
Three Richmond men charged in armed robbery
Richmond police arrested three men Tuesday in connection with a robbery that occurred Monday evening at a Villa Drive residence.
Thefts, burglaries reported in Berea
Berea police are investigating these crimes reported from Nov. 26 through Sunday.
Man charged with damaging apartment
A man who was allowed to stay at a Woods Trail apartment by a relative was charged Saturday with first-degree criminal mischief.
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