Indictments include separate sex charge cases


Seven people were indicted by the grand jury recently, some for sex crimes.

Jacob Stotts, 20, Walking Horse Ln., Columbia, is charged with rape, 2nd degree and intimidating a participant in the legal process.

He is accused of engaging  in sexual intercourse with a female under the age of 14 and then attempting to hinder, delay or prevent the communication to a law enforcement officer.

Bail was set at $50,000 cash and arraignment was set for Oct. 14 at 1 p.m.

Paul V. Stuchell, 45, sexual abuse, 1st degree. According to arrest records, Stuchell was arrested at Eastern State Hospital after sexual abusing a family member. The report states Stuchell admitted to the offense. Bail was set at $10,000 cash, with arraignment Oct. 14 at 1 p.m.

Adraian B. Cobb, 18, 2513 Vintage Ln., Campbellsville, is accused of unlawful transaction with a minor, 3rd degree; custodial interference. According to arrest reports, Cobb was found at Dreamland Motel with a 16-year-old juvenile that was reported missing. Bail was set at $50,000 cash and arraignment was set on Oct. 14 at 1 p.m.

Steven D. Handy, 44, 901 Russell Rd., Apt. 107, Columbia, is charged with assault, 2nd degree. Bail was set for $10,000, arraignment for Oct. 14 at 1 p.m.

Jack L. Veach Jr., 27, 453 Fairplay Rd., Columbia, is charged with assault, 2nd degree. Summons issued.

Sherri L. Hadley, 50, is charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense; possession of drug paraphernalia; persistent felony offender, 2nd degree. Summons issued.

Harold E. Gilbert,  47, is charged with theft by unlawful taking or disposition, $500 or more but less than $10,000; burglary, 3rd degree; criminal mischief, 2nd degree; persistent felony offender, 1st degree. According to the indictment, Gilbert broke into the back door of Columbia Adair Utilities and tore down the interior doors and went through the drawers inside the business, where he stole $800. Police say he left his coat and hat in a parking lot nearby and was identified by Columbia Police Officer Tracey McCarol when he recognized the coat as one he had seen Gilbert recently wearing. Gilbert has no bond and has arraignment is scheduled for Oct. 14 at 1 p.m.

(An indictment is a legal accusation and does not determine innocence or guilt.)

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