Liberty man charged with rape
LIBERTY - An 18-year-old man has been charged with two counts of first-degree rape, state police said.
Edelfo Valasquez Ramirez of 1843 Poplar Springs Road, Liberty, was charged Nov. 24 after he allegedly used force to rape 13- and 14-year-old girls, according to a report by state police Detective George Atwood. The incidents allegedly occurred at the Ramirez residence.
Ramirez was lodged in the Casey County Detention Center under a $50,000 bond. He is scheduled for a hearing Dec. 11 in Casey District Court.
Boyle man faces Casey charges
LIBERTY - A Boyle County man faces drug charges after his arrest Friday at the intersection of Ky. 78 and Ky. 49, according to a police report.
Michael W. Pickett, 27, of Spring Valley Road, Junction City, was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance and public intoxication, according to Casey County Deputy Sheriff Dennis Allen.
Pickett was a passenger in a vehicle involved in a traffic accident, according to Allen's report. As Pickett was walking down the road, a bag of marijuana allegedly fell out of his pocket. He also allegedly had five pills in a cigarette package and told Allen he had eaten two of the pills.
He was taken to the Casey County Detention Center.|None***