The Richmond Register

August 30, 2013

Man indicted in assault that broke deputy jailer’s jaw

Rose was in jail on attempted murder charges

By Sarah Hogsed
Register News Writer

RICHMOND — A man who already is facing two attempted murder charges was indicted this week in an assault that injured a Madison County Detention Center employee.

A Madison grand jury indicted Eddie A. Rose, 22, on a charge of third-degree assault. The Class D felony is punishable by one to five years in prison.

Rose is accused of causing physical injury Aug. 14 to Deputy Jailer Greg Evans. Evans suffered a broken jaw in the attack, according to Common-wealth’s Attorney David Smith.

Rose was indicted earlier this month in a brutal attack against his grandparents.

He “committed the offense of attempted murder by beating, kicking and trying to set fire to his grandfather, William Covington” on June 20, according to the earlier indictment.

Rose also is accused of beating, kicking and throwing his grandmother, Loretta Covington, into traffic.

Rose is charged with first degree-burglary for allegedly entering his grandparents’ East Main Street home with the intent to commit a crime and causing them physical injury.

He faces a maximum of 60 years in prison if convicted on the two attempted murder and burglary charges.

Rose has remained in the Madison County Detention Center since his arrest.

The grand jury also Wednesday indicted:

• Wesley B. Simpson, 21, two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment and first-degree fleeing or evading police (motor vehicle)

• Brendan M. Shale, 22, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (psilocybin), trafficking in less than 8 oz. of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and alcohol intoxication

• Joyce Ann Parson, 54, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (oxycodone) and tampering with physical evidence

• Justin Lee Williams, 25, fraudulent use of a credit card (more than $10,000)

• Jason Lee Lear, 29, flagrant nonsupport. In a separate cases, Lear also was indicted on a charge of theft of identity

• Robert Jefferson Ellington, 25, flagrant nonsupport

• Anthony Edward Cox, 36, flagrant nonsupport.

Referred to Madison District Court:

• Steven G. Clontz, 47, receiving stolen property (under $500)

• Brandy Cotton, 35, second-degree criminal mischief.

Misdemeanor indictment:

• Christina Lynn Bratcher, 26, theft by unlawful taking (under $500) and menacing.

Dismissal following no true bill:

• David Burgher, 34

Grand jury indictments do not indicate guilt, only that grand jurors believe the state has enough evidence to proceed with prosecution.

Sarah Hogsed can be reached at or 624-6694.