Multiple Mason County indictments handed down

Charges ranging from burglary to drug trafficking were included in indictments handed down recently by a Mason County grand jury.

Brady Carlton, 21, faces a charge of prohibited use of electronic communication system to induce a minor to engage in sexual or prohibited activities after he allegedly and knowingly sent a cell phone photograph of his private parts to a 13 -year-old girl, according to the indictment.

If convicted on the charge, Carlton could face up to five years in prison.

Mark Richard Sanders, 40, was indicted on one count of second-degree burglary in connection with a Jan. 6, incident at the home of Kandis Lang when he allegedly entered her home with the intent to commit a crime.

The charge carries one to five years upon conviction.

Kenneth Michael Hunt, 28, faces one count of second-degree burglary and one of first-degree persistent felony offender in connection with the same case.

Hunt is being held in the Mason County Detention Center. He faces five-10 years if convicted.

Tony Lorentz Rowe, 63, was indicted on one count of receiving stolen property $10,000 or more when he allegedly received a 2017 Chevrolet Cruze valued at more than $10,000, knowing or having reason to believe the vehicle was stolen. Additionally, he faces a charge of first-degree felony offender and could face up to 10 years in prison upon conviction.

Harold Loyd Taylor, aka Robert or Bob Taylor, 73, was named on several charges including two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, third-degree terroristic threatening and fourth-degree assault in connection with a Feb. 7 incident when he allegedly, while intoxicated, pointed a loaded gun at two different people and threatened to kill both. He also allegedly struck a third-person in the face.

Taylor could be sentenced to up to five years in prison if he is convicted on the charges. He is currently lodged in the Mason County Detention Center.

Chris Ray Simms, 35, was named in two separate indictments, including one charge of possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and theft by unlawful taking when he allegedly took a .50-caliber handgun from Leonard Brown. The first charge carries a sentence of five-10 years upon conviction and the second one-five years if convicted.

Austin Lee Workman, 28, also faces several charges after being indicted including possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance methamphetamine, which carries a potential sentence of one-five years upon conviction and three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment when he allegedly, while intoxicated, fired a handgun in a residence in which three other people were present. He is currently being held in the MCDC on a $5,000 bond.

Gary Wayne Sanders, 44, was named in multiple indictments including one for alleged bail jumping for failing to appear in court as ordered, third-degree burglary and theft by unlawful taking, second-degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking, first-degree promoting contraband and theft by unlawful taking or disposition. Conviction on the charges could bring up to 10 years in prison. He is being held in the MCDC on $16,000 bond.

Finally, Jason Shields, 29, was indicted for flagrant nonsupport for $5,332 in unpaid child support.