A Floyd County grand jury recently indicted three Floyd County residents for alleged assaults, including a mother and her son accused of threatening police officers and a man accused of hitting another person with a hoe.

The grand jury indicted Teaberry residents Brad Daughtry, 36, and his mother Bonetta Daugherty, 54, on several charges related to an alleged assault that occurred on Sept. 12, 2018.

Brad Daughtry was indicted for one felony count of third-degree assault of a police officer, as well as misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest, second-degree disorderly conduct, public intoxication of a controlled substance and third-degree terroristic threatening. 

With the assault charge, the grand jury alleges that Brad Daughtry “attempted to cause physical injury” to Prestonsburg Police Officer Brandon Martin and Bradley Calhoun, who was recently hired as a police officer in Wheelwright. 

The terroristic threatening charge was filed against him because he allegedly threatened to kill Prestonsburg Police Sgt. Ross Shurtleff, the indictment says.

Floyd Commonwealth’s Attorney Brent Turner said Bonetta Daugherty was trying to prevent her son from being transported for medical care when the incident allegedly occurred.

She was charged with one felony count of third-degree assault of a police officer and misdemeanor counts of obstructing governmental operations and resisting arrest. 

She allegedly used or threatened to use “violence, force or physical interference” to “intentionally obstruct” officers, according to the indictment. 

Arraignments are scheduled for July 1 in Floyd Circuit Court on both cases.

The grand jury also issued a superceding indictment against a Grethel resident accused of attacking another man with a hoe. 

Elvie Akers, 49, was indicted on one count of second-degree assault last year. In the superceding indictment, the grand jury added a first-degree persistent felony offender charge against, increasing the potential sentence for Akers if he is convicted. The second-degree assault charge carries a penalty of five to 10 years, and if he is convicted of that charge and the persistent felony offender charge, his potential sentence could increase to 10 to 20 years, according to Turner. 

Turner said Akers is accused of hitting Doug Martin in the head with a hoe on April 4, 2018. 

Akers has denied the allegations in court. A pretrial conference will be held in his case later this month.

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