Trial date set for alleged cattle thieves

Jonathan Wright - [email protected]
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FLEMINGSBURG — A court date for two alleged cattle rustlers is set for next Tuesday.

Rickey L. Jolly, 27, of Ewing, is charged with theft by unlawful taking or distribution of livestock in the amount of $500 or more, but under $10,000. He is to stand trial in Fleming County Circuit Court on July 24.

According to the citation of Jolly’s offense, in November, 2017, the Fleming County Sheriff’s office was contacted by the Carlisle Police Department about cattle being stolen from J. T. Hammonds in Cowan. The sheriff’s office said Deputy Scott Johnson and part-time Deputy William Hendrix responded to the call.

The citation said Johnson spoke with Jolly, who allegedly admitted to taking three cows and selling them to the Flemingsburg Stockyards on Nov. 11, 2017. Jolly also admitted to having three more cows wander into his barn, knowing they too belonged to Hammons.

Jolly was arrested on Nov. 17, 2017.

Jessica Hunt, 34, of Ewing and Jolly’s sister, was also charged with theft by unlawful taking or distribution of livestock in the amount of $500 or more, but under $10,000. She will stand trial on July 24 as a co-defendant with Jolly.

Hunt’s citation reads that she had allegedly been bragging about she and Jolly stealing cattle from Hammond, which the Carlisle police caught wind of and notified the sheriff’s office. Hunt had also allegedly received $500 of the money made from selling the cattle on Nov. 11 from Jolly.

Deputy Johnson arrested Hunt on Nov. 17. Both Jolly and Hunt were indicted in February of this year.

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Jonathan Wright

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