Fleming man accused of murder convicted of earlier charges

Herald-Leader Staff Report.

A man accused of killing two people and holding his girlfriend hostage last January has been found guilty of wanton endangerment, terroristic threatening and violation of a protective order, stemming from an incident in December.

Roy Ivan Pollard, 34, has been charged with the murder of Jason Thompson and his aunt Willa Thompson in January. A month earlier, on Dec. 3, a Fleming County jury found, Pollard went to the Thompsons’ home looking for his ex-girlfriend, Bonnie Butler. When Jason Thompson told Pollard that Butler wasn’t there, Pollard pulled a shotgun and threatened Thompson, according to a press release from Maysville Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Gary Adkins.

On Jan. 11, the Thompsons’ bodies were found at their home on Sugar Tree Lane in Muses Mill. Butler was kidnapped and held hostage for a night in the woods, court records say. Pollard’s trial in that case is scheduled for Jan. 20, 2009.

Pollard’s attorney, public defender Tom Griffiths, argued that witnesses’ accounts were not to be believed because of inconsistencies.

The jury recommended a sentence of five years in prison on the endangerment charge and one year and a $500 fine each for the threatening and protective order violation, the press release said. Sentencing was set for Sept. 5.

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