Motorcyle chase prompts indictment

Mary Ann Kearns - [email protected]
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A Maysville man was indicted on multiple charges by a Mason County grand jury following a high speed motorcycle chase in April.

Eric Michael Barrett, 40, faces charges of reckless driving, first-degree fleeing or evading, no or expired registration plates, failure to maintain insurance and two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment in connection with the April 19 incident.

According to the indictment, Barrett drove a motorcycle 120 miles on U.S. 62 after failing to follow a direction from Maysville Police Officer Sgt. Kelly Prater to stop. The indictment also indicates that Barrett crested a “substantial danger of death or serious injury” to a passenger on the motorcycle. During the course of fleeing police, he passed an automobile at a high rate of speed and made contact to a guard rail as well as another auto, causing minor injury to the passenger and to the other driver, police said.

Barrett was released from the Mason County Detention Center on $5,000 cash bond in May.

A man and woman were also indicted for allegedly taking merchandise worth about $1,000 from the Maysville Walmart.

John Allen Nickerson, 37, of May’s Lick, is charged with theft by unlawful taking or disposition shoplifting and first-degree persistent felony offender in conjunction with the case while Susan Renee Nickerson, 51, of Aberdeen, Ohio, faces a charge of theft by unlawful taking or disposition shoplifting for the same incident. John Allen Nickerson also is charged with failure to comply with sex offender registration first offense after he was sentenced in April 2033 on a first-degree sexual abuse charge.

Other indictments handed down included:

— Jeremy Lee Rawlings, 23, third-degree criminal trespass for allegedly entered Walmart after his privilege to do so was revoked.

— Lloyd Bradley Hanshel, 37, leaving the scene of an accident, third offense driving on a DUI-suspended license, first-degree persistent felony offender for a Aug. 28, 2017 incident.

— Brandon J. Sebastian, 26, firs-degree sodomy for allegedly engaging in deviant sexual intercourse with a person incapable of consent because she was less then 12 years old.

— Johnathon Lee Reed, 33, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance methamphetamine.

— Heather Lee Doyle, 31, flagrant non support for failure to provide support for her minor child in the amount of $8,370.

— Dante Richard Nelson, 36, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and second-degree persistent felony offender.

— Dante Richard Nelson, 36,first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance second offense, receiving stolen property (firearm), first-degree persistent felony offender.


Mary Ann Kearns

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