Two Princeton men were indicted on felony charges during the February session of the Caldwell County Grand Jury.
A true bill was returned on Jarrett Wesley Collins on ten counts of distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor under 12 and ten counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor under 12.
Collins was arrested in December as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation conducted by Kentucky State Police. The agency reported the investigation began after the Electronic Crime Branch discovered Collins sharing images of child sexual exploitation online between February 12, 2023, and December 13, 2023.
According to state police, detectives seized equipment allegedly used to facilitate the crime when a search warrant was executed at a Princeton residence. The equipment was taken to the state police forensic laboratory for examination.
A true bill was returned on Cory Daniel Patterson on charges of second-degree strangulation, second-degree unlawful imprisonment, fourth-degree assault, second-degree fleeing or evading police, and third-degree terroristic threatening.
Patterson was taken into custody in December after Princeton Police officers responded to a domestic disturbance at a residence in the 100 block of Apache Drive. Officers said an investigation revealed a physical altercation had occurred and when they tried to make contact with Patterson at a residence close to the 500 block of North Plum Street, he jumped out of a window and ran from police.
Patterson was apprehended and lodged in the Caldwell County Jail.