BOYD The Boyd County Grand Jury released the August 13 indictments. They include cases involving allegations of trafficking in opiates and Methamphetamine, theft of electrical services, and assault on a jail employee.

An indictment is not a conviction of guilt and all individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Dillard Clay Crase Jr., 40, of Verona was indicted by the grand jury on the charges of second-degree disorderly conduct, a class B misdemeanor, menacing, a class B misdemeanor, resisting arrest, a class A misdemeanor, first-degree trafficking in the controlled substance Methamphetamine, a class C felony, possession of marijuana, a class B misdemeanor, and first-degree trafficking in opiates, a class D felony, according to court documents. Crase was charged by the grand jury as a persistent felony offender based off previous convictions of first-degree wanton endangerment and manufacturing Methamphetamine, according to court documents. Crase's bail was ordered at $75,000 full cash.

Brian Ferguson, 34, and Mystery Ferguson, 35, both of Ashland were indicted by the grand jury on the charge of theft of services, a class D felony, according to court documents. Court documents said the two intentionally obtained services from American Electric Power by deception. The bail was ordered at $5,000 full cash for each individual.

Gabriel K. Battise, 26, of Ashland was indicted by the grand jury on the charge of third-degree assault on a correctional employee, a class D felony, according to court documents. Court documents said the assault occurred at the Boyd County Detention Center. Battise's bond was ordered at $10,000 full cash.

Jason Adkins, 37, waived his right to a grand jury indictment and desired to proceed with actions in Boyd County Circuit Court, according to court documents. Adkins faces two theft by deception charges, a class D felony, for issuing and passing checks to cash that were unable to locate, according to court documents.

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