Feds indict Pike man for postal burglary

Ralph B. Davis rdavis@civitasmedia.com

November 8, 2013

PIKEVILLE — A Pike County man who was arrested in August on charges of possessing a forged instrument was indicted Thursday by federal grand jury accusing him of stealing postal money orders.

Jason L. King, 35, of Stopover, faces a single charge of post office burglary and two counts of theft of postal money orders.

According to the indictment, King is accused of forcibly entering the Stopover Post Office and stealing six blank money orders. He is further accused of attempting to cash the money orders at the Belfry Post Office.

If convicted, King faces up to five years in prison and up to $250,000 in fines for each charge.

King is currently housed in the Pike County Detention Center, where he faces state charges of second-degree escape, persistent felony offender, and two counts of possessing a forged instrument.