April 26 – KNOX COUNTY – A Scalf man was indicted on nine counts by a Knox County grand jury on Friday for an incident that occurred in January.
Markel L. Mills, 55, was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicants, third offence; registration and title requirements for vehicles; driving a vehicle without a license plate; no Kentucky or expired registration receipt; failure to present the insurance card; non-owner operator’s failure to maintain required automobile insurance; obstructed vision and/or windshield; driving a motor vehicle while license is revoked or suspended for driving under the influence, first offence; and failure to wear seat belts.
According to the indictment, Mills allegedly operated a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicants on January 8 and has previously committed and been convicted of the same offense in 2018 and 2012. Mills allegedly operated a vehicle while his permit had been revoked. or suspended for past violations of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicants.
Other people were charged on Friday and their charges include:
-Eric T. Johnson, 42, of Gray: theft by unlawful taking of a value of $1,000 or more but less than $10,000; first degree repeat offender.
-Melissa S. Mills, 56, of Barbourville: First-degree bail jump.
-Harlan E. Smith, 39, of Girdler: Bail jumping in the first degree; first degree repeat offender.
-Jerry A. Middleton, 30, of Barbourville: mail theft; first degree repeat offender; third degree burglary; third degree criminal mischief; first degree repeat offender.
-Jeremy K. Hubbard, 31, from Barbourville: Bail jumping in the first degree; second-degree persistent felony.
-Christian A. Shrader, 22, of London: interference in custody; illicit transaction with a minor in the second degree.
-Emanual L. Hoskins, 47, of London: theft by unlawful taking worth $1,000 or more but less than $10,000; third degree criminal mischief; first degree repeat offender.
-Jarad D. Napier, 32, of Barbourville: Assault in the first degree; driving a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicants, first offence.
-Amber N. Simpson, 27, of Barbourville: gratuitous first-degree endangerment; endanger the welfare of a minor; second degree repeat offender.
An indictment is a formal charge by a grand jury; it is not a condemnation or an admission of guilt.