A Jessamine County grand jury indicted three people Nov. 28 in connection with a string of home invasions between July and September 2012.
A grand jury returned an indictment charging 28-year-old Erick Reynolds and 31-year-old Shaylin Floyd with nine counts of second-degree burglary as well as the attempted burglary of a 10th home and the theft of property from an automobile.
In addition to the second-degree burglary charges, both Reynolds and Floyd were charged with being persistent felons.
Reyonlds’ first-degree persistent-felony-offender charge stems from when he was convicted in December 2011 on second-degree burglary charges and a 2007 conviction of trafficking in a controlled substance.
Floyd’s second-degree PFO charge stems from a conviction of theft by deception.
A third Nicholasville resident, Ala “Mike” Samaan, owner of a pawn business in Wilmore was also indicted for receiving stolen property. Samaan, owner of the Cluckers store and Marco’s Pawn Shop in Wilmore, was also indicted on third-degree sexual abuse. According to court documents, Samaan had sexual contact with the adult female victim without her consent.
In September, police said Samaan, through his pawn shop, knowingly purchased stolen jewerly and other precious metals.
“We did a little undercover investigation, and we sent somebody in there with some property, and he purchased that property knowing that property was probably stolen,” Nicholasville police office Kevin Grimes said in September.
The charges are the result of an investigation by the Nicholasville Police Department and Jessamine County Sheriff’s Office.
Attorney General Jack Conway’s Office of Special Prosecutions is handling the prosecution of the case at the request of Commonwealth’s Attorney Thomas Lockridge, due to the fact that a prosecutor in his office was among the burglary victims.
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.