The Richmond Register

April 19, 2013

Man indicted in theft of car


Register staff report

RICHMOND — A Madison grand jury indicted a Richmond man Wednesday on a charge of stealing a car from a Mississippi car lot.

Edward O. Wardle, 49, was charged with receiving stolen property (less than $10,000) and second-degree escape.

The police caught up with Wardle on March 14 in the Kroger parking lot after receiving a report that a stolen vehicle was in the area, according to an RPD report.

The officer determined the Kentucky license plate on the car did not match the registered description of the vehicle.

The Saturn had been taken from the Mississippi car lot the day before, according to the report.

Wardle left the vehicle while the officer was checking it out, but he was detained a short time later, the RPD reported.

Other indictments issued Wednesday

• Christie Crowe, two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, theft by unlawful taking.

• Karen Michelle Tackett, second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, theft by deception and first-degree persistent felony offender.

• Jeffery T. McKenna, second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, theft by deception, first-degree persistent felony offender.

• Anita S. Smith, first-degree wanton endangerment and operating a motor vehicle under the influence.

• William B. Arvin and Regeina Arvin, four counts of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (William Arvin), two counts of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and first-degree persistent felony offender (Regeina Arvin).

• Tibor Bogska, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

• Medeana Stamper, trafficking in a controlled substance, second-degree persistent felony offender.

• Joshua Allen Raleigh, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, operating a motor vehicle under the influence.

• Ashley N. Schulte, two counts of forgery of a prescription.

• Shane Sell Vance, three counts of flagrant nonsupport.

• Grover C. Botkin, two counts of flagrant nonsupport.

• William Damien Gross, first-degree bail jumping.

• Dusty D. Dunaway, first-degree bail jumping.

• Lisa A. Harris, theft by deception, second-degree persistent felony offender.

• Ike Sparks, first-degree sexual abuse.

• Tyler Gibbs, tampering with physical evidence, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, second-degree fleeing or evading police.

• Brooke Feltner, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia.

• William H. Taylor, second-degree escape, tampering with a prisoner monitoring device, second-degree criminal mischief.

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.