Subject facing Unlawful Imprisonment and various other charges in Clay County



Clay County, KY - Sheriff Kevin Johnson is reporting two arrests made in the early morning hours of November 14, 2015 on Upper Rader Road off of Highway 638.

The arrests were made after Deputies Jeremy Gabbard, and Jeff Kelsey received a complaint of a male subject holding two females against their will in a residence, and were also advised that shots were fired.

Upon arrival at the scene the deputies observed the front door of the residence was standing open, when they shined their flashlight inside, a male subject came to the door with what appeared to be an assault rifle in his hand.

After the deputies with weapons drawn announced themselves, he ran back into the residence. A short time later the male and a female exited the residence, both were quickly apprehended.

Upon entering the residence the deputies located another female and also a one-step meth lab on the kitchen table along with other meth precursors. Sheriff Kevin Johnson was called to the scene to take down and properly dispose of the of the lab.

Deputy Gabbard later located an SKS assault rifle laying behind the open back door of the residence.

Ray Rawlings age 52 was arrested and charged with Manufacturing Methamphetamine, 1st off, 2 counts of Unlawful Imprisonment, 1st Deg, Unlawful Possession of Meth Precursor-1st Deg, Possession of a Firearm by convicted felon, and Wanton Endangerment- 1st Deg.

Mr. Rawlings was lodged into the Clay County Detention Center.

Amanda Leger age 33 of Manchester was also arrested for two active bench warrants for her arrest. She was also lodged into the Clay County Detention Center.

Source: Clay County Sheriff's Office

Photos of the accused courtesy of Clay County Detention Center.


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