Wednesday, 11 28, 2012
Shelley Catharine Johnson
Deputy Communications Director
Attorney General Jack Conway and his Office of Special Prosecutions today announced the indictment of two Nicholasville residents in connection with a string of home invasions between July and September 2012. A Jessamine County grand jury today returned an indictment charging 28-year-old Erick Reynolds and 31-year-old Shaylin Floyd with the burglary of nine different homes, the attempted burglary of a tenth home and the theft of property from an automobile.
In addition to the second degree burglary charges, both Reynolds and Floyd were charged with being persistent felons. A third Nicholasville resident, Ala “Mike” Samaan, owner of a pawn business in Wilmore, Ky. was also indicted for receiving stolen property.
The charges are the result of an investigation by the Nicholasville Police Department and Jessamine County Sheriff’s Office. General Conway’s Office of Special Prosecutions is handling the prosecution of the case at the request of Commonwealth’s Attorney Thomas Lockridge, due to the fact that a prosecutor in his office was among the burglary victims.
Second degree burglary is a Class C felony that carries a penalty of five to 10 years in prison. Receiving stolen property is a Class D felony with a penalty of one to five years in prison. The defendants could also face fines of up to $10,000.
A charge is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.