Two Nicholasville residents entered guilty pleas in connection with a string of home invasions, according to Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway’s office.
Twenty-eight-year-old Erick Reynolds faces 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to nine counts of second-degree burglary, second-degree persistent felony offender. He faces an additional two years in prison after pleading guilty to one count of theft by unlawful taking, a Class D felony. By law, the sentences will run consecutively to the eight years Reynolds received last year following his conviction on second-degree burglary.
The invasions happened between July and September 2012.
Shaylin Floyd, 32, entered a guilty plea today to nine counts of complicity to second-degree burglary, and faces a sentence of five years per count to run concurrently.
By law, the sentence will run consecutively to the one-year sentence Floyd received in Fayette County in 2009, for which she has not served time yet.
“I appreciate the hard work of my Office of Special Prosecutions and local law enforcement in bringing this case to a successful close,” Conway said in a news release.
The charges against Reynolds and Floyd were the result of an investigation by the Nicholasville Police Department and Jessamine County Sheriff’s Office after the burglary of eight homes, attempted burglary of a ninth home and theft of property from an automobile.
Conway’s Office of Special Prosecutions handled the prosecution of this 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.
Reynolds and Floyd will be sentenced on April 12, 2013 at 9 a.m. in Jessamine Circuit Court.
A third defendant in the case, Ala “Mike” Samaan, has a separate trial date of March 25. Samaan, the owner of a pawn business in Wilmore is charged with receiving stolen property.