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Grand jury indicts Pike County man for alleged election fraud

A Pike County man was indicted on multiple felony charges of election fraud Tuesday in connection with this spring’s primary election, according to the office of Attorney General Andy Beshear.

Keith Justice, 50, of Pikeville, was charged by a Franklin County grand jury with four counts of intimidating an election officer and one count of interfering with an election involving a Pike County precinct.

According to the indictment, Justice entered a voting precinct on May 17 and intimidated precinct officers Brenda Smith, Mirhonda Page, Jenny Kender and Geroldine Coleman. He is accused of interfering with an election by disrupting election officers in their duties.

The Attorney General’s Department of Criminal Investigation investigated after the Pike County clerk’s office received a complaint.

The charges Justice faces are Class D felonies and are punishable by one to five years in prison.

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