Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Man, Woman Arrested On Numerous Charges

A couple was jailed following an incident at the Dunn Wal-Mart in which a store employee was assaulted and two children were found in the car along with 153 rounds of ammunition. Police say Nicky Lee Dexter, 21, of Dudley and James Michael Strickland, 42, of Pikeville, were caught by a store employee trying to steal 20 DVD movies from Wal-Mart. After being confronted, Strickland allegedly assaulted the employee. When police arrived and arrested the pair, they allegedly found them in possession of three syringes, a spoon and a case of razors. Strickland also allegedly had a .22 caliber handgun on his person. When police went to the couple's car outside, they found two children along with 153 rounds of ammunition. The children were taken into protective custody by the Department of Social Services. Dexter was charged with larceny and possession of drug paraphernalia while Strickland was charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, assault on a female, drug possession and carrying a concealed handgun.


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