|Scott County Library|
Mr. Carpenter was originally indicted back in February of 2011 for Failure to comply with Sex offender registration and Persistent felony offender.
On June 1st of 2012 the defendant entered a plea of guilty to the above charges and was placed back on probation for five years (according to Scott Circuit Court documents). A maximum prison sentence of eight years was probated within the terms outlined by the judge.
The new violation, primarily, was due to an alleged threat that Carpenter made to a woman out of state. The victim stated, and provided proof, that he threatened to kill her if she ever returned to Kentucky. An email was provided to law enforcement with a picture of Mr. Carpenter holding a black pistol and showing his middle finger with his left hand.
This incident prompted Probation and Parole, accompanied by police, to conduct a search of Carpenter's residence. At first there was some minor difficulty conducting the search until the defendant was located and a search of his home was conducted.
|Ricky L Carpenter|
This all transpired in Clark County on Sewell Shop Road in Winchester. The defendant was subsequently detained at the Mount Sterling Jail and then later transported to Scott County.
No record of the original charges were available at this time and the defendant is being held at the Scott Jail on $15,000 full cash bond.