A grand jury will decide whether there’s enough evidence to indict a Pikeville resident for allegedly dragging a pregnant female through a home.
According to documents filed in Floyd District Court, Franklin A. Powers, 30, of Pikeville, was recently arrested at Highlands ARH in a felony case in which he is charged with second-degree unlawful imprisonment, second-degree burglary and fourth-degree assault.
Kentucky State Police Trooper Shane Hurtt alleges in the complaint warrant that Powers “forced his way into” the mobile home of the alleged victim — a woman who was 8.5 months pregnant — and pushed her down and “drug her through the house by her ankles causing minor injuries.”
“Then he refused to allow her to leave the residence and attempted to tie the door closed with a curtain he had ripped down,” Hurtt wrote.
The case was referred to the grand jury in Floyd District Court on Monday. District Judge Jimmy R. Marcum ordered Powers to have no contact with the alleged victim in the case and he set his bond at $7,500, partially secured.