Men accused of burglary involving a Jessamine County prosecutor's house

jkegley@herald-leader.comNovember 28, 2012 

Attorney General Jack Conway's office will prosecute a rash of burglaries in Nicholasville because a Jessamine County prosecutor was one of the victims.

Erick Reynolds, 28, and Shaylin Ford, 31, were indicted Wednesday on charges that they burglarized nine homes, tried to burglarize a 10th home and stole items from an automobile, according to a news release from Conway's Office of Special Prosecutions.

According to the release, the potential conflict of interest arose because one of the victims was a prosecutor in the office of Commonwealth's Attorney Thomas Lockridge, which normally prosecutes felony cases in Jessamine County.

Reynolds and Floyd also were charged with being persistent felons, the release said. A third Nicholasville resident, Ala "Mike" Samaan, was indicted on a charge of receiving stolen property. Samaan owns a pawn shop in Wilmore, the release said.

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 if they are found guilty, the release said.

Josh Kegley: (859) 231-3197. Twitter: @HLpublicsafety.

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