May 5, 2014 — Victor E. Caskey, 57, described as one of Rowan County’s most wanted fugitives, was sentenced to prison Friday in Rowan Circuit Court.
A manhunt lasted for almost two years as Caskey evaded law enforcement. He was indicted Nov. 11, 2011, on four counts of first-degree trafficking of oxycodone and on four counts of second-degree persistent felony offender and arrested in August 2013.
Caskey entered into a plea agreement that gives him a five-year sentence, of which he has already served 269 days. Because Caskey is a non-violent offender, he will be eligible for parole after one year.
“We reviewed his case and decided to offer him a plea agreement which he accepted,” said Commonwealth’s Attorney Ronnie Goldy. “His parole eligibility is earlier than we would like but he will serve 20 percent of his sentence before he is eligible according to the standards set by the parole board.”
Caskey is an alleged wholesale supplier of oxycodone who reportedly brought several thousand pills into Rowan County on a continual basis.
The Rowan County Sheriff’s Department made multiple undercover purchases and found that Caskey was supplying oxycodone to several different drug dealers.
In addition to the charges facing Caskey in Kentucky, he also is charged in Mississippi with resisting arrest, providing false information to police and disorderly conduct.
Shayla Menville can be reached at [email protected] or by telephone at 784-4116.