A London man pleaded not guilty in Estill District Court last week after being charged with two counts of theft by deception by a local business.
Samuel B. Conley, 53, is accused of writing two cold checks to Hardy Oil Company. The first check was written on Oct. 24, 2010 in the amount of $10,771.50, a Class C felony. The other check was written on Oct. 28, 2010 in the amount of $8,362.30, a Class D felony. Both checks were on PNC Bank and were returned for insufficient funds.
He was arrested by officers in Laurel County on Oct. 6.
Bail was set at $20,000 cash and if he makes bail, Conley may not have any contact with any Hardy Oil Co. employees.
Estill Deputy Sheriff Karl Rifenbark was dispatched to a residence on Cobbhill Road in Ravenna last Friday to investigate a report of domestic violence.
Rifenbark’s report states that Roy Nealey, 41, returned home from an out-of-town trip and began to argue with his wife, Teressa Nealey. It states that he struck his wife on the right side of her face and that she hit him on the leg with a bat. Mr. Nealey then took the bat and resumed assaulting her.
Mrs. Nealey’s son, Jon Fraley, tried to break the two apart causing Mr. Nealey to hit him.
The report also stated that Mrs. Nealey’s right eye was swollen and that she had red marks on her legs. Fraley had no visible marks on him.
Rifenbark stated on the report that Mr. Nealey appeared to be highly intoxicated on something other than alcoholic beverage and that he had slurred, slow speech and glassy, bloodshot eyes.
Rifenbark arrested Mr. Nealey and took him to the Estill County Jail where he was charged with two counts of fourth degree assault, domestic violence, one with minor injury and one without injury.
Kentucky State Police Trooper D. Foley responded to Gordon Road on Friday to investigate a report of a domestic assault and wound up having to use his Taser to make an arrest.
Foley’s report states Regina Reed was the victim and when he spoke to her, she told him that her son James Reed had been drinking and hitting her. She said she didn’t want him in her house and she told him to leave and he wouldn’t. Foley’s report states that she told him she was standing in her door trying to keep James out and he began fighting with her. She said her other son, Joshua, tried to help her and that James struck him then struck and bit his juvenile nephew.
Mrs. Reed had red marks, scratches and bruises on her right arm and both legs.
Foley stated James refused to cooperate with him and when Foley tried to handcuff him, he hit Foley in the chest. Foley had to use his taser to bring him under control. Afterwards he was arrested without further incident.
Foley stated on his report that James admitted to biting his nephew and hitting his brother because he didn’t want to leave. He said he wasn’t drunk and had only drunk two or three shots.
James Reed was taken to the Estill County Jail and charged with fourth degree assault, domestic violence, third degree assault on a police officer and resisting arrest.
Thomas Lesson, 28, of Berea was arrested and charged with two counts of receiving stolen property, firearms.
Paul Brakefield told Irvine Police Chief Brad Smith that Lesson was helping him move. Brakefield owned a 410 shotgun and a Smith and Wesson 38 caliber handgun and both were missing after the move.
The guns were located at Wade’s Pawn Shop in Richmond. Smith said he discovered the guns were pawned by Lesson. Smith stated he located Lesson walking on Broadway. He was arrested and the pawn receipt were taken into evidence.
Trooper Felder and Brakefield were witnesses. Bail was set at $2,500 cash.
Frankie Young, 41, was charged with promoting contraband by Estill Deputy Sheriff Doc Morris.
Morris stated on the citation stated Young returned to jail from furlough and it was discovered that he had five white pills and one green pill in his shoes. They were identified by poison control as Clonazepam, a schedule four drug.