Hays, five others arrested on federal warrant

September 09, 2003|LIZ MAPLES

GRAVEL SWITCH - Michael A. Hays, 43, of Forkland Road, and five others were arrested Monday on federal felony charges, and $1.2 million in farm equipment and property were seized from his farm there.

Hays' wife, Trena Hays, 46, and his stepson, Derek Brummett, 25, of Cream Ridge Road in Junction City, were also arrested on federal felony charges, along with Frank Hall, 28, Beverly Hall, 27, and David Scott Miller, 28, all of Lancaster.

William David Miller was arrested in April in Odon, Ind., after he told police there he shot Hays at a Shell Mart. Beverly Hall is William Miller's daughter, and Frank Hall is his son-in-law. It is unclear whether David Scott Miller is related to the family.

Many of the charges are drug related, according to a U.S. District Court clerk in Lexington. The complete list of charges will be released this afternoon.


Kentucky State Police Richmond Post, KSP Drug Enforcement East, KSP Special Response Team and the Drug Enforcement Agency served the search and arrest warrants at about 7:30 a.m. Monday. All of the arrests were on federal grand jury indictments.

Police seized $500,000 in farm equipment and $750,000 in property. Although police didn't say what property was seized, Hays owns property in western Boyle County, northern Casey County and in Indiana.

William Miller's trial for attempted murder in Indiana, originally set for Sept. 17, has been postponed. A pretrial hearing will be held Oct. 14 to set a new date.

Miller said in an affidavit that he worked for Hays stripping marijuana for $70 a pound.

The body of Rusty Marshall of Danville was found in May on Hays' farm in Daviess County, Ind. At the time Marshall was found Daviess County Sheriff's Office there said it was being treated as a homicide. No arrests have been made in connection with the investigation there.

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