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Grand jury returns indictments

The Claiborne County Grand Jury returned several indictments during its September session, including one for Brant Barker, 33.

Barker was indicted for the possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, the possession of a weapon by a convicted felon and tampering with evidence during incidents allegedly occurring on Aug. 1 and Aug. 21.

Stoney E. Mullins, 28, was indicted on a total 11 counts including two counts of aggravated assault and one count each of felony evading arrest, evading arrest, resisting arrest, failure to exercise due care, driving on a suspended license, the misuse of evidences of registration and violations of the seat belt, registration and financial responsibility laws. These charges allegedly occurred during an incident on May 29.

A true bill was returned on Kenneth L. Spurlock, 60, for one count each of domestic assault with injury, domestic assault involving threat of bodily injury and domestic assault with offensive contact during incidents allegedly occurring on March 30.

The grand jury indicted Robert Kincaid, 34, on one count each of driving under the influence (second offense), possession of a handgun while under the influence and failure to maintain a traffic lane during an incident allegedly occurring on Nov. 8. Kincaid was previously convicted of driving under the influence on Sept. 3, 2011.

William Scott Buis, 52, was indicted on one count each driving under the influence and driving on a suspended license during an incident allegedly occurring on Jan. 16.

A true bill was returned on Deborah Thompson, 52, on one count of driving under the influence allegedly occurring on Feb. 21.

The grand jury indicted Eric Lambert, 23, on one count of driving under the influence during an incident allegedly occurring on Feb. 2.

Ralph Parker, 66, was indicted on two counts of passing worthless checks valued over $1,000 each. The incidents allegedly occurred on Aug. 4-5 of last year.

A true bill was returned on Eddie R. Lawson Jr., 32, on one count of criminal trespassing during an incident allegedly occurring on July 18.

Garry Epperson, 57, was indicted on one count each of evading arrest and vandalism under $1,000 during an incident allegedly occurring on July 6.

An indictment does not indicate guilt. It does indicate that the grand jury found enough evidence to warrant turning the case over for trial.

Reach Jan Runions at 423-254-5588 or on Twitter @scribeCP.