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4 people federally indicted for kidnapping and assault

From The Clay County News -

A federal grand jury sitting in London has indicted Douglas M. Edmonson, 36, of Corbin, Kentucky; Dallas Anna Chain Perkins, 25, of Jellico, Tennessee; Bryanna Soper, 25, of Corbin, Kentucky; and Erik Peace, 32, of Corbin, Kentucky for kidnapping. 


The charge stems from a yearlong investigation by the ATF, the Kentucky State Police, and the Williamsburg Police Department.  According to the indictment, the defendants kidnapped a female victim on August 10th of last year, for the purpose of assaulting her.


The defendants used a Facebook account to lure the woman to a prearranged meeting place.  The indictment further alleges that the defendants transported her across state lines during the course of the kidnapping.  Pursuant to the indictment, the woman was held against her will into August 11, 2018.  


If convicted the defendants face up to life in prison.  Soper had her initial appearance on September 4, 2019.  Edmonson, Perkins, and Peace will have initial appearances scheduled.   

Robert M. Duncan, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky; Stuart Lowrey, Special Agent in Charge ATF; Kentucky States Police Commissioner Richard Sanders; and Chief Wayne Bird, Williamsburg Police Department, jointly made the announcement. 


The investigation was conducted by the ATF London Office, the Kentucky State Police, and Williamsburg Police Department.  The United States is represented by Assistant United States Attorney Jenna E. Reed.    


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