Thomas to face assault charge

Last updated: July 18. 2014 7:54PM - 2394 Views
By - acloud@civitasmedia.com



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A man who was accused of holding a female captive for about two days was indicted by a Bell County Grand Jury.


Scott McGeorge, 39, of Pineville, was indicted for second-degree assault, first-degree unlawful imprisonment and for being a persistent felony offender.


The Bell County Sheriff’s Department received a welfare check call two months ago at a residence on Bird Branch Road, according to the arrest citation. A woman opened the door and took officers to the alleged victim.


The citation states the victim had multiple red marks and bruising on her face, back, neck, arms and feet. The victim said she was held captive by the accused for about two days. She also alleged McGeorge beat and choked her and bound her arms with Duct tape.


Police say the female was taken to Middlesboro ARH Hospital and treated for fractures.


McGeorge was also indicted for second-degree cruelty to animals because he intentionally subjected a Chihuahua to cruel or injurious treatment by kicking the dog hard with his work boots, according to the indictment.


Bell County Sheriff’s Deputy Joel Quillen and Kentucky State Police Trooper Joey Brigmon assisted with the case.


The grand jury also indicted Opal Thomas, 19, of Middlesboro for second-degree assault. According to the indictment, she struck Michelle Foster-Garren in the head with a rock. The act allegedly caused injuries to Foster-Garren.


Thomas was originally arrested in April for the alleged acts. The case was investigated by Quillen.


Other indictments and charges include:


• Curtis L. Ogan, 26, of Arjay, intimidating a participant in legal process;


• April Dawn Davis, 34, of Middlesboro, theft by unlawful taking over $500 and persistent felony offender;


• Jeffrey Price, of Knoxville, Tenn., first-degree fleeing or evading police, operating a motor vehicle under the influence, reckless driving, no operator’s license and disregarding a stop sign.


Anthony Cloud can be contacted at 606-302-9090 or on Twitter @AnthonyCloudMDN.


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