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July 19, 2013

Man indicted in stabbing of girlfriend’s brother

RICHMOND — A man who was charged with stabbing his girlfriend’s brother three times was indicted Wednesday by a Madison grand jury.

James Corey Allen, 25, was indicted on charges of first-degree assault and tampering with physical evidence.

Richmond police officers responded to a call about a disturbance May 26 in the 200 block of North Second Street.

When they arrived, they reported finding a man, Christopher Kelleher, with stab wounds – one to the left side of his lower chest area and another wound to his left side. However, the indictment states Kelleher was stabbed twice in the chest and once in the back.

Kelleher was taken to the University of Kentucky Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the RPD.

The report stated that Allen and his girlfriend’s brother had been physically fighting when Allen attacked the other man with a fixed-blade hunting knife.

Allen also was charged with tampering with physical evidence after police say he tried to hide the knife outside the home before they arrived.

Allen could face a maximum of 25 years in prison if convicted of both charges. He was released June 14 on bond from the Madison Count Detention Center.

Other Wednesday indictments:

• Melissa A. Nichols, 24, first-degree wanton endangerment and fourth-degree assault. Nichols is accused of shooting a BB gun June 2 in the direction of a four-day-old baby and also shooting Matthew Lunn with the BB gun.

• Darold G. Patton, 35, second-degree assault and second-degree persistent felony offender (previously convicted of trafficking in marijuana and cocaine by the Montgomery Circuit Court). Patton is accused of hitting William Egbert in the face and breaking his nose.

• Christopher R. Terrill, 24, first-degree fleeing or evading police, second-degree fleeing or evading police, three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment and second-degree persistent felony offender (previous conviction of third-degree burglary).

• Steven Greg Clontz, 47, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (oxycodone and methadone), second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (amphetamine), third-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (Alprazolam) and possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Shannon L. Nipper, 36, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (cocaine), second-degree possession of a controlled substance (hydrocodone) and possession of marijuana.

• Michelle D. Scenters, 28, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine).

• Rebecca N. Heineke, 27, first-degree possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.

• Ronnie K. Johnson, 29, tampering with physical evidence, first-degree promoting contraband and second-degree possession of a controlled substance (alpa-pyrrolidinopentiophenone).

• Jaquentin D. Jenkins, 22, theft by unlawful taking (more than $500). Jenkins is accused of taking property from Hibbett Sports.

• Christopher R. Terrill, 24, and Alaina J. Hammonds, 23, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (oxycodone), possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Alaina J. Hammonds, 23, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (oxycodone) and possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Kenna R. Agee, 29, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (oxycodone) and possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Richard D. Abney, 49, tampering with physical evidence, second-degree possession of a controlled substance (hydrocodone), operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol (second offense), failure to maintain insurance, operating a motor vehicle on a suspended license, first-degree persistent felony offender.

• Brock Mitchell Johnson, 33, flagrant nonsupport.

• James C. Berry Jr., 41, flagrant nonsupport.

• Catherine Hogwood, 24, receiving stolen property (less than $10,00).

• Tisha R. Hix, 29, second-degree escape and first-degree persistent felony offender.

• Angel Diaz-Rosado, 33, second-degree escape and second-degree persistent felony offender.

Cases dismissed without prejudice:

• Franklin Young

• Jeana Kelley, 44

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.

Sarah Hogsed can be reached at or 624-6694.


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