A Pulaski County grand jury has indicted five people in an alleged plot to bribe the commonwealth's attorney.
According to a news release from Attorney General Jack Conway's office, Everett Hyden, 64, Noble Hampton, 63, Virginia "Carol" Hampton, 44, Walter Creekmore, 62, and Darmus "Bubby" Dalton, 44, were indicted on one count each of complicity to bribe a public servant. The charge carries up to 10 years in prison.
The grand jury also indicted Dalton on a charge of being a persistent felony offender. He faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted, the release said.
The release says documents filed in Pulaski Circuit Court say the five allegedly acted together from May 18 to June 10 to collect and deliver $20,000 to Pulaski Commonwealth's Attorney Eddy Montgomery as a bribe to secure the release of a twice-convicted narcotics trafficker.
Upon being initially approached, Montgomery, who serves Pulaski, Lincoln and Rockcastle counties, immediately notified police.
Somerset police investigated the case.
The Attorney General's Office of Special Prosecutions is prosecuting the defendants because the local prosecutor is a witness.