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Neighbors say man is harassing them through ‘Speak Your Piece’



A Colson man has been named in a criminal complaint filed by his neighbors.

Albin and Joella Watts say Astor Martin, 72, of 8784 Highway 7 North, has harassed, annoyed and alarmed them by making rude and vulgar gestures including “grabbing his crotch and shaking it and using the middle finger salute.”

In the complaint, the Wattses also accuse Martin of continually posting derogatory comments about them in The Mountain Eagle’s “Speak Your Piece.”

The Wattses say Martin plays loud music directed at their residence for the purpose of causing a disturbance and annoying them.

A criminal summons charging Martin with harassment was served April 16 by Letcher County Sheriff ’s Deputy Matt Gayheart.

Martin was scheduled to appear in Letcher District Court this week.



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