Sunday, December 23, 2012

Pike County Man Pleads Not Guilty


{Pikeville, Kentucky}…Friday, 49 year old Richard C. Ratliff of Harolds Branch, Pikeville pleaded not guilty before Pike Circuit Judge Eddy Coleman to murder, first-degree assault and first-degree robbery. Ratliff was arrested Wednesday for the October 7th shooting death of 50 year old Ricky Coleman of Adams Lane, Pikeville. Commonwealth’s Attorney Rick Bartley ordered Ratliff held in the Pike County Detention Center without bond and set a January 25th pretrial hearing. If convicted, Ratliff could face the death penalty.