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Criminal Charge Filed in Lab Evacuation

Date of Release: 08/05/05

(FRANKFORT, KY) -A criminal summons has been issued in connection with the Centralized Laboratory Facility evacuation that occurred in Frankfort on Thursday, July 28, 2005. On Thursday, August 4, 2005 at 11:30 AM (EDT) a criminal summons was served on James W. Everman, 30 years of age, of Owingsville, charging him with one count of Criminal Use of a Noxious Substance, a Class B misdemeanor.

The criminal summons, issued in lieu of an arrest warrant, requires Everman to appear in Franklin District Court on August 30, 2005 at 9:00 AM.

The criminal summons was issued by Franklin County Attorney Rick Sparks and signed by a judicial official. The investigation into the evacuation is continuing by Kentucky State Police Detective Mack Rayburn.

Note-Criminal Use of a Noxious Substance, a Class B misdemeanor punishable by up to 90 days in jail and/or a fine not to exceed $250.00, is defined by Kentucky Revised Statutes as:

"...unlawfully deposits on the land or in the building or vehicle of another any stink bomb, device or irritant with the intent to interfere with another's use of the land, building or vehicle."

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