Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

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March 26, 2014

Deputy clerk arrested, $150,000 bail set

March 26, 2014 — A Carter County deputy court clerk and her husband have been arrested on felony charges.

Jennifer R. Duncan, 41, and Claude A. Duncan, 45, of Grayson, were arrested Saturday after being indicted for first degree trafficking in a controlled substance, oxycodone, a Class C felony. Mrs. Duncan was also charged with first degree assault, a Class B felony.

Both are considered a flight risk after a 12-hour manhunt led to their arrest. Mrs. Duncan's bail is set at $150,000 while Mr. Duncan is held on $50,000. The bond amount was set by Special Judge Johnny Ray Harris, who was assigned the case after Judge Rebecca Phillips recused herself.

Carter Circuit Court Clerk Larry Thompson declined to comment on the case but did acknowledge that Mrs. Duncan had been working for the court system for roughly 18 years.

She has been placed on leave pending a review of the indictment by the Administrative Office of the Courts.

Kentucky State Police said in a press release on Friday that the investigation began on Feb. 15 when troopers responded to the intersection of US 60 and KY 182.

Luevern Fultz of Morehead was seriously injured and hospitalized for several weeks. During the course of the collision investigation, it was revealed the collision was caused as a result of the wanton actions of Mrs. Duncan.

KSP said prior to the accident occurring Jennifer and Claude Duncan had made arrangements to engage in an illegal drug transaction involving several pills and several hundred dollars. 

Arrangements were made to meet Fultz in Grayson and complete the transaction. Upon obtaining the pills from Jennifer and Claude Duncan, Fultz left the area and was pursued by the Duncans for several miles throughout Carter County.

At the intersection of US 60 and KY 182, Jennifer Duncan drove her vehicle into the vehicle being operated by Fultz. 

Evidence obtained during the investigation confirmed Duncan had wantonly engaged in actions which contributed to the collision. The actions were done so in an attempt to recover the drugs and money from the earlier illegal drug transaction and which resulted in Fultz receiving serious injuries.  

On March 21, Detective David Boarman presented the case to the Carter County Grand Jury and indictment arrest warrants were issued.

The Duncans were arrested without incident on Saturday morning and are being held in the Carter County Detention Center.

Leeann Akers can be reached at or by phone at 474-5101.

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