Court Report

LONDON – A federal grand jury sitting in London has indicted Douglas M. Edmonson, 36, of Corbin; Dallas Anna Chain Perkins, 25, of Jellico, Tennessee; Bryanna Soper, 25, of Corbin; and Erik Peace, 32, of Corbin, for kidnapping.

The charge stems from a yearlong investigation by the ATF, the Kentucky State Police, and the Williamsburg Police Department. According to the indictment, the defendants kidnapped a victim on August 10, 2018, for the purpose of assaulting the victim.

The defendants used a Facebook account to lure the victim to a prearranged meeting place. The indictment further states the defendants transported the person across state lines during the course of the kidnapping. According to the indictment, the victim was held against her will into August 11, 2018.

If convicted the defendants face up to life in prison. Soper had her initial appearance on September 4.

Edmonson, Perkins, and Peace will have initial appearances scheduled.

Robert M. Duncan, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky; Stuart Lowrey, Special Agent in Charge ATF; Kentucky States Police Commissioner Richard Sanders; and Chief Wayne Bird, Williamsburg Police Department, jointly made the announcement.

The investigation was conducted by the ATF London Office, the Kentucky State Police, and Williamsburg Police Department. The United States is represented by Assistant United States Attorney Jenna E. Reed.

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