A Pikeville man could face up to 20 years in prison in relation to an incident in which he’s accused of pulling a gun on two people.
The Pike County Grand Jury indicted 29-year-old Jody Dwayne Tackett last week on felony counts of first-degree burglary and first-degree wanton endangerment. Those charges are in relation to an incident February 1. Tackett is accused of going to a residence in Pike County and starting a verbal altercation that escalated to Tackett breaking into the residence and starting a physical altercation. The incident then escalated again when Tackett allegedly pulled a gun.
Watch the video below for comments from Pike County Commonwealth’s Attorney Bill Slone and his explanation of the charges filed against Tackett.
A criminal summons has been issued for Tackett to appear in court. He was released from jail on the date of his arrest after posting a $10,000 surety bond and being lodged in the Pike County Detention Center for less than an hour.
Tackett will be arraigned on the indictment charges file against him in March. He faces a potential prison sentence of up to 20 years if convicted on the first-degree burglary charge.