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7 indicted by Juneau grand jury

Posted: September 12, 2012 - 12:01am

A grand jury in Juneau issued indictments for seven people on Friday.

Two of the indictments were for theft from a pull tab shop in the Mendenhall Mall, two were drug-related and another was for a jailhouse assault. Two more were for failing to stop for a police officer and felony driving under the influence.

Indictments are not indicative of guilt, but rather formal accusations of illegal activity.

Elizabeth A. Lindoff, 40, and Josephine M. Winders, 35, were each indicted on one count of second-degree theft for allegedly acting together, or individually, to steal property from Hidden Treasures Pull Tabs.

The indictment charges that the alleged theft took place on or between July and August of this year, and the property had a value of more than $500 but less than $25,000.

Second-degree theft is a class ‘C’ felony, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $50,000 fine. Court records did not indicate whether the codefendants had attorneys yet.

Assistant District Attorney Angie Kemp declined to comment on the case, saying she couldn’t comment on facts that weren’t yet in the public record. When the owner of the store, David Sanden, was reached by phone Tuesday afternoon, he also declined to comment.

Court records indicate Lindoff does not have any prior felony convictions, but has two misdemeanor convictions for driving under the influence in 2002 and 2003.

Likewise, Winders does not have a felony criminal history, but was given a suspended imposition of sentence (SIS) for a city misdemeanor larceny charge in 2003, according to court records.

Jennifer S. McAllister, 31, was indicted on one count of fourth-degree drug misconduct for allegedly knowingly possessing methadone, a pain reliever that is known for helping people with drug dependency issues to get off drugs by preventing withdrawal symptoms. Fourth-degree drug misconduct is a class ‘C’ felony.

According to an affidavit, authorities conducted a parole search at a man’s residence on March 14 and found her inside the home using the drugs without a prescription.

Court records show McAllister does not have any prior felony convictions. She is scheduled to appear in Juneau Superior Court for her arraignment on Wednesday.

Veronica M. Parks, 21, was indicted on one count of promoting contraband in the first degree and one count of fourth-degree drug misconduct for allegedly knowingly possessing hydrocodone at Lemon Creek Correctional Center on July 11. Both those offenses are class ‘C’ felonies.

Parks was in custody at LCCC awaiting trial on other drug-related charges. She was previously indicted in July for drug misconduct for allegedly delivering heroin, or attempting to deliver heroin.

An arraignment in the new case is scheduled to take place Wednesday before Juneau Superior Court Judge Philip Pallenberg.

Devin L. Clements, 20, was indicted on one count of second-degree assault, a class ‘B’ felony that can carry up to 10 years in prison and a $100,000 fine.

According to prosecutors, an incarcerated Clements attacked a former confidential police informant while standing at the LCCC lunch line in late July. The person who was attacked sustained a fractured nose and required five staples on his head and chin, prosecutors said.

Clements was in custody at LCCC pending a robbery and vehicle theft case. He is due in court again next Monday for an arraignment.

Ellen K. Bradshaw, 50, was indicted on one count of first-degree failure to stop at the direction of a police officer on Sept. 2. That’s a ‘C’ felony.

Franklin J. Naumcheff, 27, was indicted on one count of felony driving under the influence and one count of felony refusal to submit to a chemical test. Both of those are ‘C’ felonies.

• Contact reporter Emily Russo Miller at 523-2263 or at emily.miller@juneauempire.com.

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