Woman faces theft charge

Alleged bad check written 17 years ago

By Joe P. Asher - [email protected]

An Evarts woman is facing a theft charge in Fayette County stemming from an alleged bad check written approximately 17 years ago.

Helen Caudill, 52, was arrested on a Fayette County warrant by Evarts City Police Sgt. John Teagle on Monday.

According to the arrest warrant, the Fayette County Attorney’s Office recommended a warrant be issued due to a complaint filed by Tracy Arnold and Lisa Hampton of Greens Toyota of Lexington which stated that on June 6, 1998, Caudill issued and passed an insufficient funds or account closed check in exchange for property or services in the amount of $1,400 to Green’s Toyota. The complaint was filed on Jan. 12, 1999.

Caudill was charged with theft by deception under $10,000 and lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $5,000 bond secured by 10 percent.

In other police activity, Phillip Skidmore, 52, of Cranks was arrested by Kentucky State Police Trooper Brandon Burton on an indictment warrant.

According to the indictment handed down by the grand jury on June 29, Skidmore had sexual intercourse with a person whom he knew to have a blood relationship by forcible compulsion, or with a victim that was less than 18. The three-count indictment also charges Skidmore with being a persistent felony offender based on previous felony convictions. Skidmore was convicted on felony indictments on April 6, 2012, March 24, 2008 and April 9, 2009. The convictions were in Harlan Circuit Court.

Kentucky State Police Trooper Rodney Sturgill presented the evidence to the grand jury resulting in the indictment.

Skidmore was indicted for two counts of incest and first-degree persistent felony offender. He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $15,000 full cash bond.

Reach Joe P. Asher at 606-909-4132 or on Twitter @joe_hde

Alleged bad check written 17 years ago

By Joe P. Asher

[email protected]

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