BRISTOL, Va. – More than 75 people were indicted by a Bristol, Va., grand jury Tuesday, including twin brothers who reportedly beat another man with a club, a woman accused of writing love notes to a 13-year-old girl, four guys involved in a jailhouse brawl, someone who stole a riding lawn mower and a Kingsport man who feloniously thieved tuna.
- Bradley and Bradford Loudy, 26, of Mart Street in Bristol, Va., were each indicted on charges of unlawful wounding, a Class 6 felony punishable by up to five years in prison. The identical twin brothers, with matching buzz cuts and neck tattoos, were arrested in September after police say they got into a scuffle with another man in Rice Terrace when each thought the other had insulted their “girl.” Police say the Loudy brothers took a club to the other man’s face, who was taken to the hospital with a gash above his right eye, a broken eye socket and cuts and scrapes.
- Brandi H. Price, 29, of White Mills Road in Abingdon, was indicted on two counts of taking indecent liberties with a child. According to court documents, she penned seven love notes to a 12-year-old girl, whom she met on the playground of Ridge Crest Town Apartments. In four of the notes, she propositioned the child for sex, then allegedly told police that “the letters to her were a way of expressing herself to the victim.” The girl told police that she and Price had been “kissing and hugging.”
- Mickey J. Worley, 41, of Island Road, was arrested in July, a few days after federal, state and local police said they found a working meth lab and a sawed-off rifle in his Island Road house. He was indicted Tuesday on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of precursors to make methamphetamine, possession of a sawed-off rifle, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm while in possession of a controlled substance.
- Brian Matthew Barrett, 23, of Cumberland Street in Bristol, Va., was indicted on a charge of failing to register as a sex offender. Barrett was convicted in Smyth County in October 2008 of having carnal knowledge of a child between 13 and 15 years old.
- Mark Anthony Bishop, of Kingsport, was indicted on a count of petit larceny, which becomes a felony after three offenses. According to court records, Bishop went to Pizza Express on April 22 to “feloniously steal tuna.”