Grand jury indicts 36

Published 10:36 pm Thursday, December 9, 2010

A grand jury on Wednesday indicted a man accused of molesting a young girl during a period of 11 years.

John Steele is indicted on 66 counts of sex crimes, including indecent liberties with a child under 14, carnal knowledge of a minor and rape.

According to city spokeswoman Debbie George, the charges came as a result of an investigation by Kentucky State Police into abuse that allegedly occurred in that state. During the investigation, Kentucky police learned the abuses also allegedly occurred in Virginia.

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Indictments also were issued against Jimmie Lee Belcher Jr., who is charged with two counts each of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, malicious wounding and shooting in the commission of a felony.

Just after 1 a.m. Sept. 26, police were called to the 300 block of Ben Street for a reported shooting. They found one victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest, according to information George released at the time. A second victim with a gunshot wound in his arm showed up later at police headquarters.

Meanwhile, Belcher approached police officers on Mt. Horeb Street and told them he had been visiting a friend on Ben Street when two people he did not know grabbed him. George said an investigation had revealed there may have been a dispute over money.

The grand jury indicted a total of 36 defendants on 137 charges. The full list of indictments appears below.

• George Junior Bazemore — grand larceny; grand larceny more than $200; stolen property with intent to sell; elude police

• Jimmie Lee Belcher Jr. — malicious wounding (2 counts); use firearm in the commission of a felony (2 counts); shoot/stab in commission of felony (2 counts)

• Xavier Jamall Boone — statutory burglary; possession of burglary tools; grand larceny more than $200; conspiracy to commit grand larceny

• Reginald Stanley Boykin Jr. — possession of cocaine with intent to distribute; felon possess weapon

• Chris Danny Boykins — destruction of property with intent more than $1,000

• Karen Michelle Bryant — grand larceny more than $200

• William Earl Cooley — credit card fraud; receive goods by fraud; credit card forgery; credit card theft

• Charlie Cross Jr. — grand larceny; statutory burglary

• Randolph Chester Everette — driving under the influence of alcohol third or subsequent offense

• Jonathon Gearhart — malicious wounding; shoot/stab in commission of a felony

• Michael Richard Gomer — credit card forgery; credit card conspiracy; obtain credit card number

• Curtis James Harris — grand larceny

• Gregory Donnell Holland — unauthorized use of vehicle larceny

• John Levon Howard Jr. — grand larceny

• Starlynda Tredell Jackson — statutory burglary

• Kai Rashi Johnson — assault and battery third offense

• Tremaine Johnson — possession of controlled substance

• Charles Rochelle Jones Jr. — malicious wounding; shoot/stab in commission of a felony

• Victoria Lee Lassiter — obtain money by false pretenses (2 counts); obtain credit card number; credit card fraud; identity theft; obtain utility service without payment (2 counts)

• Jeramie Wade Levingston — malicious wounding

• George Lowell Manning — abduction with intent to defile; rape; forcible sodomy; object sexual penetration by force

• Steven Marowski — possession of cocaine

• Thomas Lee Midgett — receive/buy stolen goods; nonviolent felon possess gun within 10 years

• Maurice Daquon Moore — malicious wounding (2 counts); use firearm in commission of a felony (2 counts); shoot/stab in commission of felony; conspiracy to commit malicious wounding

• Don Newby — threat in writing

• Samuel Terrill Norfleet — statutory burglary

• Imani Brantley Patterson — forgery; uttering

• Chante Danielle Potts — obtain money by false pretenses; forgery

• Allen Rodgers — aggravated sexual battery (3 counts)

• Adam Shelton — malicious wounding; shoot/stab in commission of a felony

• Daniel Shelton — malicious wounding; shoot/stab in commission of a felony

• Jahkeem Al-Tamir Shepperson — violent sex offender fail to register

• John Steele — indecent liberties with child under 14 (30 counts); carnal knowledge of a minor (30 counts); rape by force/threat (6 counts)

• Joseph Wayne Thompson — possession of controlled substance (5 counts)

• Nekita Antonio White — bomb/burn threat; bomb threat

• Shaun Anthony Woodhouse — sale, distribute marijuana