Hicks faces burglary indictment

Published 10:20 am Friday, December 8, 2017

A Baxter man has been indicted for charges including burglary after allegedly locking himself inside a residence and violating a domestic violence order.

Larry Hicks, 56, was arrested on an indictment warrant on Wednesday by Kentucky State Police Trooper Drew Wilson.

According to the three-count indictment handed down by the grand jury, Hicks knowingly entered a woman’s residence unlawfully on April 24. Hicks violated a DVO by being within 300 feet of the woman’s property.

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The indictment stems from Hicks’ April 24 arrest by Kentucky State Police Trooper Michael Cornett.

According to the citation, Hicks broke into a woman’s residence. She left the residence to call the police. When Cornett arrived, Hicks had locked himself inside the residence with the intent of violating the DVO.

The indictment also states Hicks was previously convicted of felonies in Wayne County Circuit Court in Monticello on Jan. 20, 2005, March 7, 2007 and Feb. 28, 2011.

Cornett presented evidence to the grand jury resulting in the indictment.

Hicks was indicted for second-degree burglary, violation of a Kentucky DVO and first-degree persistent felony offender. He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center.

In other police activity:

• Amanda Goodin, 39, of Baxter, was arrested by Harlan County Sheriff’s Deputy Danny Lewis. Goodin was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs and first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine). She was additionally served with a warrant for theft by unlawful taking under $500. Goodin was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center;

• Charles Cole, 45, of Evarts, was arrested on Tuesday by Harlan County Sheriff’s Deputy Dakota Torstrick. Cole was charged with fourth-degree assault (two counts), first-degree fleeing or evading police and public intoxication by controlled substance (excludes alcohol). He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center.