Grand jury indicts man for sodomy, unlawful imprisonment

Published 9:17 am Wednesday, July 18, 2018

A Winchester man was indicted Tuesday for allegedly holding a woman against her will, choking her and forcing oral sex from her.

Everett Harris, 39, of 250 Oxford Drive Apt. 79, was indicted on one count each of first-degree sodomy, first-degree unlawful imprisonment and second-degree persistent felony offender.

The Clark County grand jury also returned a second indictment against Harris for first-degree possession of a controlled substance.

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Winchester Police Capt. James Hall said Harris and the victim were acquaintances, and he invited her to his apartment June 5. Hall said Harris became violent as soon as she entered the apartment.

According to court records, Harris stripped the woman and choked her until the passed out. He then forced her to perform oral sex.

The woman was eventually able to escape and call for help.

Police believe another woman was involved in the incident as well.

Harris was located in another apartment in possession of suspected crack cocaine.

The Clark County grand jury also returned the following indictments Tuesday:

— Byron D. Babb, first-degree wanton endangerment, driving under the influence, driving on a suspended operator’s license.

— Paul Allen Jolly, receiving stolen property, first-degree persistent felony offender.

— Melissa L. Finney, public intoxication, resisting arrest, third-degree assault.

— Melissa R. Means, second-degree burglary.

— April N. Exum, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia.

— Christopher M. Bell, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (two counts).

— Jennifer L. Young, flagrant non-support.

— Greshon Higgins, first-degree bail jumping.

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