A grand jury indicted a man on charges of kidnapping, first-degree strangulation and four counts of fourth-degree assault on Oct. 2 following a July arrest.

Man indicted on strangulation, assault, kidnapping charges

Scotty Douglas

Berea officers originally arrested Scotty Douglas, 45, East Side Drive, Berea, for second-degree assault (domestic violence) after they responded to his home, where a disturbance was reported.

When officers arrived, the victim's mother told police Douglas assaulted the victim, and that he was inside the home intoxicated, according to a citation. One officer spoke with Douglas while another spoke with the victim.

Douglas said he was at the home alone after the victim left after an argument, the citation states. He also said he and the victim had been drinking.

He said he didn't assault anyone, but that the victim slapped his face, the citation states. The officer who was talking to him noticed Douglas had red marks on his face.

The victim, who had red marks and swelling on their face, as well as red marks on their neck, said they were asleep at Douglas' home after they had argued earlier in the day, the citation states. The victim said Douglas entered the room where the victim was sleeping, got on top of the victim, put his hands around the victim's neck and choked the victim for several seconds.

The victim said Douglas also slapped them in their face with his hand, the citation states. The victim said they struck Douglas in his face with their feet and hands to get away from him.

The victim was then able to get free and call their mother, who called 911 and picked up the victim from Douglas' home, the citation states.

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The following were also indicted on Oct. 2:

• Clifford Barnett, 26, McKee, first-degree strangulation, violation of a protective order, fourth-degree assault and second-degree persistent felony offender.

• Mark Belasco, 39, Lexington, third-degree assault.

• Cody Hawk, age and address unknown, theft by unlawful taking, first-degree criminal mischief, second-degree stalking, fourth-degree assault and third-degree terroristic threatening.

• Tommy Eaton, 45, Radford Road, Berea, first-degree controlled substance trafficking (more than 2 grams of methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia, operating on a suspended/revoked operator's license, rear license plate not illuminated and first-degree persistent felony offender.

• Kristin Elam, 26, unknown address, first-degree controlled substance trafficking (more than 2 grams of methamphetamine), third-degree controlled substance possession and marijuana possession.

• Stacie Lawell, 33, Banyan Boulevard, Richmond, first-degree controlled substance trafficking (more than 2 grams of methamphetamine), two counts of first-degree promoting contraband, marijuana possession, three counts of first-degree persistent felony offender, two counts of tampering with physical evidence, two counts of first-degree controlled substance possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Sarah Bramer, 32, North Killarney Lane, Richmond, controlled substance trafficking (heroin), first-degree controlled substance trafficking (more than 2 grams of methamphetamine), controlled substance trafficking (fentanyl), possession of drug paraphernalia and second-degree persistent felony offender.

• George Fair, 41, North Killarney Lane, Richmond, controlled substance trafficking (heroin), first-degree controlled substance trafficking (more than 2 grams of methamphetamine), controlled substance trafficking (fentanyl), tampering with physical evidence, possession of drug paraphernalia, trafficking in less than 8 ounces of marijuana, menacing and resisting arrest.

• Kayla Agee, 32, homeless, controlled substance trafficking (heroin, enhanced with a firearm), first-degree controlled substance trafficking (more than 2 grams of methamphetamine, enhanced by a firearm), first-degree controlled substance trafficking (more than 4 grams of cocaine, enhanced by a firearm), convicted felon in possession of a hand gun, marijuana possession and second-degree persistent felony offender.

• Anthony Mitchell, 25, Lexington, controlled substance trafficking (heroin, enhanced with a firearm), first-degree controlled substance trafficking (more than 2 grams of methamphetamine, enhanced by a firearm), first-degree controlled substance trafficking (more than 4 grams of cocaine, enhanced by a firearm), convicted felon in possession of a hand gun, marijuana possession and second-degree persistent felony offender.

• William Shearer, age and address unknown, complicity to controlled substance trafficking (heroin, enhanced with a firearm), complicity to first-degree controlled substance trafficking (more than 2 grams of methamphetamine, enhanced by a firearm) and complicity to first-degree controlled substance trafficking (more than 4 grams of cocaine, enhanced by a firearm).

• Tiffany Carter, 30, North Third Street, Richmond, controlled substance trafficking (fentanyl), first-degree controlled substance trafficking (less than 2 grams of methamphetamine), tampering with physical evidence and possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Matthew Hany, 30, homeless, controlled substance trafficking (fentanyl), first-degree controlled substance trafficking (less than 2 grams of methamphetamine), tampering with physical evidence and possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Andrew Olson, 42, North Third Street, Richmond, complicity to trafficking in a controlled substance (fentanyl), complicity to first-degree controlled substance trafficking (less than 2 grams of methamphetamine), tampering with physical evidence, first-degree controlled substance possession, possession of drug paraphernalia and operating on a suspended/revoked operator's license.

• Gabrielle Bailey, 26, North Third Street, Richmond, tampering with physical evidence, first-degree controlled substance possession, possession of drug paraphernalia and second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.

• John Obregon, 28, Boone Street, Berea, first-degree controlled substance trafficking (more than 2 grams of methamphetamine), first-degree controlled substance possession, possession of drug paraphernalia and marijuana possession.

• Jessica Gilvin, 27, Winchester, first-degree controlled substance trafficking (more than 2 grams of methamphetamine), first-degree controlled substance possession, possession of drug paraphernalia and marijuana possession.

• Jessica Maurice, 31, Mount Vernon Road, Berea, tampering with a prisoner monitoring device, second-degree escape and second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.

• Jeffery Miracle, 38, East Main Street, Richmond, second-degree escape and tampering with a prisoner monitoring device.

• William McFarland, 43, Simpson Lane, Richmond, tampering with physical evidence, two counts of first-degree controlled substance possession, identity theft and first-degree persistent felony offender.

• James L. Rollins, 29, Mount Vernon Road, Berea, second-degree fleeing or evading police and resisting arrest.

• Brittany Brandenburg, age and address unknown, theft by unlawful taking.

• Stephanie Thompson, 39, Fifth Street, Richmond, identity theft.

• Jason Goodman, 34, address unknown, first-degree controlled substance possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Tayler Gibson, 19, Mason Lake Road, Berea, first-degree controlled substance possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Joseph Estes, 36, Keystone Drive, Richmond, first-degree fleeing or evading police, first-degree controlled substance possession (methamphetamine), first-degree controlled substance possession (heroin), two counts of first-degree controlled substance possession (drug unspecified), two counts of second-degree controlled substance possession and resisting arrest.

• John McClure, 36, Mount Vernon, first-degree controlled substance possession (methamphetamine), first-degree controlled substance possession (drug unspecified), two counts of second-degree controlled substance possession and failure to maintain insurance.

• Jessie Foster, 41, Turpin Drive, Richmond, first-degree controlled substance possession.

• John Stevens, 47, Emmalena, Kentucky, first-degree controlled substance possession.

• Chad Parks, 44, unknown address, second-degree escape.

• Jessica Rose, age and address unknown, first-degree bail jumping.

• Kevin Intorre, age and address unknown, first-degree bail jumping.

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The grand jury dismissed a charge or charges without prejudice in a case involving Ashley Evans, age and address unknown.

An indictment does not indicate guilt, only that grand jurors believe the state has enough evidence to proceed with prosecution.

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