Grand Jury returns 57 true indictments
The Rutherford County Grand Jury returned 57 indictments when it met on April 7.
Among those indicted was Robert William Smith, 41, of US 74B in Ellenboro.
Smith was indicted on 10 counts of first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor and 10 counts second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor.
According to police reports, he was located and arrested in December 2013 on warrants for first and second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor.
According to Rutherford County Sheriff Chris Francis, the charges originated in May 2011.
During the investigation, detectives with the Sheriff's Office collaborated with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation.
As part of the detectives' investigation Smith's computer was sent to processed and material was discovered on the device concerning the sexual exploitation of a minor.
Additional material was also found on his cell phone, appearing to contain images of victims ranging in age seven to 12, according to the report filed by detectives.
Smith remains in jail under a $500,000 bond.
Also indicted were:
Donna Bailey Conner, three counts of utter forged instrument; two counts obtaining property by false pretense; Rutherford Police Department (RPD).
Jimmy Charles Danielson, impersonate a law enforcement officer, obstruction of justice; Forest City Police Department (FCPD).
Cecil Jennings Gamble, first degree statutory rape, indecent liberties with a child; Rutherford County Sheriff's Department (RCSD).
Robert Lee Gray, Jr., misdemeanor larceny, eight counts of obtaining property by false pretense; RPD.
Billy Dewayne Greene, manufacturing methamphetamine, maintaining a place for controlled substance; Spindale Police Department (SPD).
Cody Lee Harris, larceny of firearm; RCSD.
Cecil Lee Henson, Jr., for simple assault, first degree kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon, communicating threats; RCSD.
Kathleen Nicole Lancaster, felonious restraint, abduction of children; SPD.
Ollie Eugene McDaniel, four counts of second degree sexual exploitation of a minor; three counts of second degree sexual exploitation of a minor; RCSD.
Wayne Vivian Morrow, possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver controlled substance; sale and delivery; RCSD.
Royce Jeffery Ollis, accessory before fact of breaking and entering, breaking and entering; RCSD.
April Lynn Ratliff, resist with dangerous weapon; RCSD.
Melissa Stevens Ramsey, common law robbery, accessory after the fact; RCSD.
Michael Roberson, larceny; RCSD.
Martice Taequan Sanford, larceny, possession stolen goods, discharge firearm in city limits; FCPD.
Gary Wayne Spears, Jr., assault by strangulation, felonious restraint and assault on a female; RCSD.
Gary Swink, possession altered serial number firearm, possession altered serial number personal property,possession drug paraphernalia; RCSD.
Dyanna Twitty, larceny by employee; FCPD.
Christopher Brandon Wilson, breaking, entering and larceny; Lake Lure Fire Dept.