The Appalachian News-Express reports that a Morehead man, originally from Pike County, already facing an indictment on several felony charges, including being a persistent felony offender in the first degree, is facing another set of felony charges after his second arrest in a week.
Seth T. Scott, 37, remains lodged in the Pike County Detention Center after an incident last Friday night which led to his arrest on charges including auto theft.
Scott was indicted in August on numerous felony charges after police say he burglarized an apartment in downtown Pikeville, as well as another section of the same building which was under construction.
Court records show he was arrested on Aug. 19 in connection with that crime and released Oct. 17. Jail records show he was booked on Nov. 27 on a charge of public intoxication and released the same day, then arrested on Nov. 29 on charges of public intoxication, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, carrying a concealed weapon, auto theft and theft.
His most recent arrest came Nov. 29 after a complaint was received by the Pikeville Police Department that Scott was driving a car without the owner’s permission, according to court documents.
The citation said that the caller advised officers that Scott had taken the car and took it to the parking lot of a Taco Bell in Pikeville.
Pikeville Police Sgt. Billy Ratliff wrote that he observed Scott and the victim standing outside the vehicle, according to the newspaper.
Upon contact, Ratliff wrote, he noticed that Scott had “very rapid movements” and appeared to be under the influence of methamphetamine.
Ratliff said in his citation that Scott told him he had a hunting knife. Ratliff located the knife in a sheath on Scott’s side, which was covered by his jacket.
Ratliff wrote that he placed Scott under arrest and, during a subsequent search, found a small plastic baggie containing a substance he believed to be methamphetamine, according to the newspaper.