Grand jury returns indictment for rape, robbery suspects

A Christian County grand jury indictment for rape was returned Friday morning against a local man.

The true bill for first-degree rape was returned against 41-year old Kenneth Wade Toliver of Hopkinsville. The original arrest warrant alleges that on February 26, Toliver had sexual intercourse with an adult female who was incapable of giving consent due to being physically helpless.

Meanwhile, a superseding grand jury indictment for two counts of strangulation and criminal child abuse were returned against 27-year old Bradford Lynch of Hopkinsville, who’s also charged with complicity to tampering with evidence and tampering with a witness. The grand jury indicted 29-year old Sheena Lynch of Hopkinsville for complicity to strangulation, criminal child abuse, complicity to tampering with evidence and complicity to tampering with a witness.

As previously reported, Bradford Lynch is accused of going into the room of his step-son in August and strangling him until his face turned red. He then went to another step son and allegedly strangled him. He is also accused of smashing his step-daughter’s phone in the incident.

The Commonwealth alleges that in late December, the couple told a witness to delete text messages and told a witness to alter their testimony.

An indictment for robbery and intimidating a participant against a legal process was returned against for 24-year old Kellinique Acree of Cadiz. Hopkinsville police received a complaint on January 7 of a woman waving a gun and pointing at people near the intersection of East Ninth and South Liberty Street.

Further investigation determined Acree allegedly stole a bicycle from a man earlier in the day and pointed her gun at him when he threatened to call police.