LANCASTER — A Garrard County man has been indicted on multiple counts of rape, sodomy and incest.
Curtis Howard, 33, of 2425 Wolf Trail Road, is charged with six counts of rape, six counts of sodomy and six counts of incest.
According to the indictment, the alleged crimes occurred between May 21 and Oct. 21 in Garrard County. On the rape and sodomy charges, Howard allegedly forced two different women, one of whom was identified as a family member, to have sexual intercourse and deviant sexual intercourse.
He also was charged with being a persistent felony offender.
Howard is being held without bond until his arraignment on Jan. 4. Kentucky State Police detective Rodney Wren testified before the grand jury.
Also indicted was Damien H. Mullins, 38, of 880 Cleo Ave., Lancaster, on allegations of second-degree arson, third-degree use of a weapon of mass destruction, and nine counts of first-degree wanton endangerment.
According to the indictment, Mullins placed at least one explosive device in his home on Cleo Avenue and then set it ablaze on Oct. 11 in hopes of collecting on an insurance policy. The fire placed the eight firefighters who responded at risk of serious injury or death, according to the indictment, resulting in the wanton endangerment charges.
Bond was set at $100,000. KSP arson investigator Pat Alford testified before the grand jury.
Others indicted last week were:
- Jordan Floyd, 22, of Stanford, third-degree rape and sodomy, and first-degree sexual abuse, for allegedly engaging in sexual activity with a girl less than 16 years old while he was older than 21 between March and August. Bond was set at $50,000. Wren testified.
- Steven Dearing, 44, of 496 Cardinal Circle, Lancaster, burglary and receiving stolen property less than $10,000 for allegedly entering a storage unit on Sept. 13 and being in possession of stolen property on Sept. 14. A¿summons was issued. Deputy Brandon Conley testified.