Posted by Trina Edwards - email
COVINGTON, KY (FOX19) - Two northern men pled guilty in federal court Thursday to a drug deal that eventually led to the shooting of two individuals.
Kyle Glass, 19, of Union, and Daniel Davis, 46, of Erlanger, each pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance. Glass also pled guilty to carrying a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking.
Davis admitted to supplying Oxycontin pills to Glass with the knowledge that Glass intended to sell them. Glass admitted purchasing the pills and using other people, including Glass' girlfriend - who is a minor - to negotiate the sale of some of the pills.
In March of 2009, through these intermediaries, Glass agreed to sell a quantity of the pills to Jack Hutchinson at a location in Pendleton County. Glass brought a handgun to the deal, and according to Glass, Hutchinson attempted to rob him during the transaction, so Glass drew his handgun and shot Hutchinson twice in the stomach. Glass was also shot in the jaw during the struggle. He fled the scene and was arrested a short time later.
Officers located the handgun used during the drug offense as well as other weapons and body armor in the vehicle. The pills were discarded during the flight from the scene.
Davis and Glass will be sentenced on April 20. Davis faces a maximum of 10 years in prison and Glass faces a minimum of 10 years and a possible life sentence.