Christian County Grand Jury Hands Down Indictments: Assault, Drug Crimes, and Sex Offenses Among Charges

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. – A Christian County Grand Jury handed down indictments on Friday, covering a range of crimes including assault, drug-related offenses, and sex crimes.

Among the indictments, Traivaun Buckner of Hopkinsville faces multiple charges stemming from an incident in November. It is alleged that Buckner used force against a victim to engage in sexual intercourse. He has been charged with first-degree rape, first-degree domestic violence, kidnapping, first-degree strangulation, second-degree assault domestic violence, and other related charges.

In a separate assault case, Phillip Robnet of Hopkinsville was arrested and charged with second-degree assault domestic violence after reportedly assaulting his mother.

Donta Taylor, also from Hopkinsville, was indicted for first-degree criminal abuse of a child under the age of 12, an offense that took place in September.

Moving on to drug-related offenses, Jonathon Walton of Hopkinsville is facing charges of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance for opiates and tampering with physical evidence. Additionally, Scotty Jones, also from Hopkinsville, has been charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance for opiates, tampering with physical evidence, possession of marijuana, and disregarding a stop sign, all stemming from an incident in November.

Regarding burglary cases, Travis Peterson and Theodore Maras, both from Hopkinsville, have been charged with second-degree burglary for separate incidents that occurred in October.

Lastly, Jontel Harris of Hopkinsville has been charged with third-degree burglary and second-degree criminal mischief after unlawfully entering Cumberland Presbyterian Church in October.

These indictments reflect the Grand Jury’s decision to pursue legal charges against these individuals. The charges range from assault and drug trafficking to burglary and criminal mischief. The accused individuals will now have the opportunity to mount a legal defense.