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Ashland man indicted on charges related to stabbing

Feb. 13, 2014 @ 09:04 AM

CATLETTSBURG, Ky. -- An Ashland man was indicted earlier this week on charges of attempted murder and being a persistent felony offender in the first degree in connection with a stabbing last month in Ashland.

John F. Wright, 45, of Ashland, was indicted Monday by a Boyd County grand jury.

He is charged with stabbing a man in the chest and twice in the back Jan. 2 in the parking lot of Moe's Southwest Grill in the 100 block of 6th Street in Ashland.

Wright currently is being held in the Boyd County Detention Center in Catlettsburg on $100,000 bond, according to Commonwealth's Attorney David Justice. The charges carry a prison sentence from 20 years to life upon conviction, Justice said.

The defendant has at least seven prior felony convictions, Justice said.

The case has been assigned to Boyd County Circuit Judge George B. Davis III. Wright is being represented by Ashland lawyer Michael Curtis while Justice is prosecuting. An arraignment has been set for 11 a.m. Friday, Justice said.

In an unrelated case, Cindy Wells, 35, of Grayson, Ky., was indicted on charges of theft and being a persistent felony offender in the second degree.

Jared Binion, 51, of Olive Hill, Ky., was indicted on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine and theft, according to Justice's office.

An indictment is a formal charge made against a person by a grand jury. It does not establish guilt or innocence.



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