A Knox County Grand Jury has indicted six people on charges of organized crime, as well as receiving stolen firearms.

According to the indictment handed down Friday, June 28, 2019, between January 20, 2019 and January 23, 2019, defendents Nicholas Mandel, Dana Woolum, Dustin Mills, Tony Moore, Clarence Sizemore and Tip Miller acted “alone or in concert with others” by “organizing, conspiring and participating among themselves and with others in committing the offense of receiving stolen firearms,” a charge that also brought two counts of Receiving Stolen Firearms, one against Tony Moore and the other against Tip Miller. 

Others in the case, Nicholas Mandel and Dana Woolum also faced counts of Persistent Felony Offender in the Second Degree. Mandel was convicted of Flagrant Non Support in September 2016. Woolum was convicted in October 2012 of Theft of Another Without Consent and was sentenced to five years to be served concurrent with another conviction, also in October 2012, of Theft of a Firearm.

Dustin Mills was additionally charged with Persistent Felony Offender in the First Degree, having been convicted of Fleeing or Evading Police in January 2018, and Wanton Endangerment in November 2017.

Tip Miller was also charged as a Persistent Felony Offender in the First Degree, having been convicted in November 2016 for Promoting Contraband, and in June 2015 for Receiving Stolen Property less than $10,000.

All suspects are scheduled to appear in Knox Circuit Court on Friday, July 26.

Charles is a native of Barbourville, Kentucky. He has worked with The Mountain Advocate in various capacities since 2003.

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