SOMERSET, Ky. (AP) - Five people have been indicted on bribery charges for allegedly trying to pay the Pulaski County prosecutor to release a convicted drug dealer.
Attorney General Jack Conway announced the indictments Wednesday.
Charged were 64-year-old Everett Hyden, 63-year-old Noble Hampton, 44-year-old Virginia "Carol" Hampton, 62-year-old Walter Creekmore and 44-year-old Darmus "Bubby" Dalton. They face one count each of complicity to bribe a public servant.
The charge carries up to 10 years in prison for each defendant.
The Somerset Police Department investigated the case, alleging that the five acted together in May and June to collect and deliver $20,000 to Commonwealth Attorney Eddy Montgomery as a bribe. Montgomery notified police of the bribery attempt.