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Stolen side-by-side recovered, arrest made

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Photo from Magoffin County Sheriff Department

FAR MIDDLE FORK – A stolen side-by-side was recovered late Sunday night and one Magoffin man is facing drug and theft-related charges.

According to the arrest citation, on March 30 at approximately 12:09 a.m., Magoffin County Sheriff Deputy J. Caudill was patrolling Far Middle Fork, stopping at a residence to check the property like they had been asked to do, when he heard two people arguing inside the residence.

Caudill reported in the court document that a female called out the name of Lloyd Conley, who was wanted for questioning on a stolen side-by-side. Law enforcement knocked on the door, but both people inside the home became very quiet and would not open the door. The property owners were contacted and let law enforcement into the home. 

Once inside the home, Caudill reported they found a white crystal substance and found Lloyd Perry Conley, 42, of KY Rt. 40 West, in Staffordsville. Conley told law enforcement the substance was methamphetamine and, once he was taken into custody, he admitted to taking the side-by-side. Conley took the officers to the location on Route 7 on Chico Road, where the side-by-side was recovered. 

Conley was taken to the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center, where he remains at press time. He pleaded not guilty on Monday to first-degree possession of a controlled substance, third or greater offense (methamphetamine) (Class D felony); and theft by deception – include cold checks $10,000 or more (Class C felony). 

The case was waived to grand jury.

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.
 

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