A Washington County grand jury voted on a second round of cases this week, opting to indict a woman who allegedly helped a friend steal $500,000, among others.
That case involves Pamela Ann Perkey, 27, 653 Nelson St., Kingsport, who was indicted Wednesday on one count of theft over $60,000. According to a Washington County sheriff’s investigator, Perkey helped a friend gain access to a garage door opener at a home of someone she knows. Perkey is accused of giving the opener to Roscoe Phillips, 33, also of Kingsport, so he could go inside and steal money she knew was there.
Phillips is also charged in the March incident, but his case is still pending in Sessions Court.
In other cases, the grand jury indicted:
- Joshua Lee Nickles, 38, 119 Shenandoah Drive, on two counts of aggravated assault and one count of evading arrest. According to court documents, Johnson City Police Officer Keith Sexton and Elizabethton Police Officer Patrick White were injured when they ordered Nickles from a vehicle he was driving, but he backed up and ran over White’s foot and hit Sexton with the door.
The incident happened May 1 after officers saw Nickles driving the vehicle into a yard “in a very reckless manner,” according to a court document. After striking the officers, Nickles fled and almost struck several other police cars, police said. He was arrested a short time later.
- Larry Charles Pace, 62, 139 Hideaway Hills Road, Gray, on three counts of rape of a child and one count of aggravated sexual battery. According to court records, Pace fondled a 5-year-old girl who he had been around in January. An investigator wrote in the record that Pace gave a statement saying he had touched the girl.
- Richard Fountain, 19, 4321 Simerly Creek Road, Unicoi, on two counts of aggravated assault and one count each of felony reckless endangerment and leaving the scene of an accident afer a May 30 wreck on West Walnut Road near Embreeville. Johnson City police said Fountain was driving too fast and crossed the center line and struck another car head-on. Police believe he was intoxicated at the time, but Fountain fled after the crash and wasn’t arrested until June 3.
A witness in the car with Fountain told police he told Fountain to slow down.
The wreck seriously injured Mickey Campbell and Lorena Campbell, both of Jonesborough. The passenger in Fountain’s car also suffered minor injuries.
- Roger Ball, 42, Greeneville, on one count of solicitation of a minor. Ball is accused of sending sexually explicit text messages to a 15-year-old girl who was friends with his daughter. At the time, Ball was a pastor at a Greeneville church.
Those indicted by the grand jury this week will be arraigned on their charges in Criminal Court later this month.