Magoffin grand jury releases indictment
SALYERSVILLE – A Magoffin County Grand Jury released the following indictment on Thursday, September 7:
Nicholas M. Patrick, 35, of Salyersville, is charged with receiving stolen property $10,000 or more, a Class C felony; receiving stolen property (firearm), a Class D felony; two counts of receiving stolen property under $500, a Class A misdemeanor; possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, a Class C felony; and first-degree criminal mischief, a Class D felony.
According to the indictment, on or about March 17 and 18, 2017, Patrick allegedly received, retained or disposed of movable property belonging to Rondal Reed, valued at $10,000; property valued at less than $500 belonging to AEP and Faith Mountain Mission, and a firearm, knowing all of it had been stolen or having reason to believe It had been stolen. He has been convicted of a felony in the past, though he was reportedly in possession of a handgun. He also allegedly intentionally and wantonly defaced, destroyed or damaged property owned by Reed.
According to the original arrest warrant, served in March, Magoffin County Sheriff Department Deputy Reggie Gosser was investigating a burglary that occurred at the home of Rondal Reed on March 18. Several items were taken, including a Kubota side-by-side, guns, televisions and various other assorted belongings.
Sheriff Carson Montgomery received information from a person in Breathitt County, stating that Patrick allegedly had driven the side-by-side to his home, trying to sell him various property hauled in and on the Kubota. The person told law enforcement he suspected the items were stolen and would not purchase anything.
On March 18 a neighbor contacted Sheriff Montgomery and said he/she had seen the stolen side-by-side with a large load on it pulled behind a residence.
When law enforcement arrived at the home, Patrick was gone, but his dog was still at the residence, as was the ATV and a large amount of property belonging to Reed, according to police reports.
A witness told law enforcement that he/she saw Patrick running up the hollow at the same time police arrived at the home.
Police noted in the warrant in March there was other property that Reed could not identify that could have come from another burglary.
Patrick is set for an arraignment in the case on September 21 at 11 a.m. at the Magoffin County Justice Center.
Editor's Note: The indictment or charge of a person by a grand jury or otherwise is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.