14 arrested Friday night in Fulton Co.
Posted: Monday, May 23, 2011 9:02 pm
Fourteen people were arrested for drug-related charges and other offenses Friday night during a drug and outstanding warrant round-up in Fulton County, Ky.
The Fulton County Sher-iff’s Department, along with other local law enforcement agencies, began the operation about 9 p.m.
The arrests were the result of undercover drug buys that allegedly had occurred throughout the county over the past year, according to a sheriff’s department press release. Sealed indictments were handed down April 14 by the Fulton County grand jury.
The sheriff’s department reported six suspects who had sealed indictments were located and arrested. Some individuals named in sealed indictments were not located Friday and will be served once they are located.
In addition, nine individuals were served with other outstanding warrants.
Among those arrested Friday were:
• Ryan D. Barnett of Union City — two counts of second-degree trafficking a controlled substance, first offense; trafficking marijuana less than eight ounces; and fourth-degree assault.
• Todd C. Bobbitt of Hickman, Ky. — harassing communications and menacing.
• Michael D. Craddock Sr. of Hickman — second-degree trafficking a controlled substance, first offense.
• Falesha S. Esters of Hickman — second-degree trafficking a controlled substance, first offense.
• Valerie Y. Esters of Hickman — second-degree trafficking a controlled substance, first offense.
• Veronica Y. Esters of Hickman — first-degree trafficking a controlled substance, first offense.
• Sharkita Esters of Hickman — failure to appear.
• Mark Harris of Hickman — fourth-degree assault and criminal mischief.
• Curtis Holmes of Hickman — two counts of failure to appear.
• David L. Mackins of Hickman — parole violation (technical violation).
• Jenee Newman of Hickman — two counts of first- and second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, first offense.
• Alice Warren of Hickman — fourth-degree assault and criminal mischief.
• Donald Wilson Jr. of Hickman — four counts of failure to appear.
• Tramine Wilson of Hickman — failure to appear.
All of the suspects were transported to the Fulton County Detention Center.
Officers from the sheriff’s office were assisted by the Pennyrile Drug Task Force, Hickman Police Department, Kentucky Fish & Wildlife, Fulton County Detention Center and Fulton County constables.
Traffic stop arrest
A Hickman man was arrested for alleged drug offenses during a traffic stop Thursday in Fulton County.
Randy B. Gross of 800 Cedar St., Hickman, was charged with operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, second-degree possession of a controlled substance (first offense), second-degree trafficking a controlled substance (first offense) and tampering with physical evidence.
In addition, three outstanding warrants for failure to appear were served on him, according to a press release from the Fulton County (Ky.) Sheriff’s Department.
Gross was stopped after he was allegedly observed driving a vehicle and was known not to have a valid driver’s license. After the vehicle was stopped and occupants interviewed, a bag containing a large quantity of illegal prescription medication was found, the sheriff’s department reported.
Currency was also found and taken into evidence.
Gross was transported to the Fulton County Detention Center and the vehicle was impounded.
Published in The Messenger 5.23.11