BROOKSVILLE – A Bracken County grand jury has issued an indictment accusing a man of allegedly strangling a woman and threatening to “hit your head (expletive)”.
Blake Caleb Ishmael, 27, of Flemingsburg, faces several charges in connection with the October 4 incident, including fourth degree assault, first degree strangulation, illegal second degree imprisonment, threats and falsification of material evidence.
According to the indictment, Ishmael allegedly hit a woman on the arms, causing her cuts and bruises, intentionally restrained her by applying pressure to her throat, refused to let the woman leave her residence, the allegedly threatened and attempted to cover up items he had broken when officers responded.
Ishmael was arrested by Augusta Police Officer Jason Krueger of the Augusta Police Department and taken to the Mason County Detention Center on October 5 and released without bail on October 12.
Heather Ann Niemeier, 30, of Augusta, has been charged with several counts relating to a September 28 incident, according to the indictment. These charges include resistance to arrest, second degree disorderly conduct, gratuitous first degree endangerment, tampering with physical evidence, first degree possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, possession of marijuana , possession of drug paraphernalia, persistent first degree offender. .
Niemeier was arrested by Krueger and is currently staying at the MCDC on a $ 5,000 cash bond and is scheduled to appear in Bracken County Circuit Court on December 10.
Other indictments entered by the grand jury include:
Jaden Workman, 26, dealer in marijuana over eight ounces, under five pounds on first offense.
Phillip Wayne Parsons II, 40, first degree possession of controlled substance methamphetamine, second offense, possession of drug paraphernalia, public intoxication of a controlled substance other than alcohol.
Michael Leslie Lewis II, 40, failure to notify owner of damage, public intoxication with a controlled substance other than alcohol, possession of drug paraphernalia, first degree offense of trafficking in a controlled substance methamphetamine.
Jonnie Dean Thompson, 59, License to Possess, No or Expired License Plates, Owner Failure to Maintain Insurance Required for Second or More Violations, VIN Number Prohibited Modification or Removal.