Oak Grove, Kentucky – A grand jury in Christian County returned multiple indictments on Friday, including charges related to sex crimes and wanton endangerment. Among those indicted is Jason Bartee, a 34-year-old resident of Oak Grove, who is facing two counts of third-degree sodomy, attempted third-degree sodomy, first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor, and illegal sexual activity with a victim under 18 years old. Bartee is accused of engaging in sexual acts with a 16-year-old victim in September 2023, as well as assisting or causing a minor to engage in illegal sexual activity.
Another individual facing charges is Michael Jared James Curry, a 26-year-old Oak Grove resident, who has been indicted for first-degree criminal abuse against a child under 12 years of age. Curry is alleged to have intentionally abused two minor children, placing them in a situation that could have caused serious physical injury or subjected them to torture or cruel punishment.
Gregory Harris, a 63-year-old resident of Hopkinsville, has been indicted on four counts of first-degree wanton endangerment. The charges stem from an incident in October where Harris allegedly engaged in reckless conduct that posed a substantial threat of injury or death to several individuals, including a minor.
Another individual indicted by the grand jury is Eric Blaine, a 23-year-old resident of Hopkinsville. Blaine is facing charges of first-degree wanton endangerment, two counts of first-degree fleeing or evading police, and several traffic violations. These charges are in relation to a pursuit that took place in Christian County in October.
The indictments handed down by the Christian County Grand Jury reflect the seriousness of these alleged crimes. The charges range from sex offenses involving a minor to wantonly endangering the lives of others. The legal proceedings will now move forward as the accused individuals face the consequences of their actions.
In summary, the Christian County Grand Jury has indicted several individuals on charges including sex crimes and wanton endangerment. These allegations highlight the importance of addressing and prosecuting such offenses to ensure the safety and well-being of the community, particularly vulnerable populations such as minors. The criminal justice system will now continue its work in holding these individuals accountable for their actions.