Two Nicholasville residents plead guilty to string of home burglaries

February 8, 2013 

Two Nicholasville residents pleaded guilty on Friday in Jessamine Circuit Court in connection with a string of home burglaries between July and September 2012, officials in Attorney General Jack Conway's office said.

Conway's Office of Special Prosecutions handled the case at the request of Commonwealth's Attorney Thomas Lockridge because a prosecutor in Lockridge's office was among the burglary victims, according to a news release from Conway's office.

Erick Reynolds, 28, faces a total of 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to nine counts of burglary, to being a persistent felony offender and to one count of theft by unlawful taking.

The sentences will run consecutively to the eight-year sentence Reynolds received last year following his conviction on burglary.

Shaylin Floyd, 32, entered a guilty plea Friday to nine counts of complicity to burglary, and faces a sentence of five years per count to run concurrently. The sentence will run consecutively to a one-year sentence for Floyd in Fayette County in 2009, for which she has not yet served time.

The charges against Reynolds and Floyd involved the burglary of eight homes, attempted burglary of a ninth home and theft of property from an automobile.

Reynolds and Floyd will be sentenced in Jessamine Circuit Court on April 12. A third defendant in the case, Ala "Mike" Samaan, has a trial date of March 25. Samaan, the owner of a pawn business in Wilmore, is charged with receiving stolen property.

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