Tuesday October 8, 2013


Kentucky State Police shot a man in Harlan County during a standoff on Monday afternoon.

It all happened in Cumberland on College Road starting around 2:00pm.

Police say the man fired shots at houses and then aimed at Cumberland Police officers and KSP troopers.

State police say the troopers then returned fire.

The man is identified as 42-year-old Jason Wayne Edmond.

Police say Edmond was airlifted to Holston Valley Medical Center in Tennessee.

No one else was injured.

Police have not released details on Edmond's injuries or his condition.

The names of the two troopers involved are also not released.

Investigators say the troopers are on administrative leave during the investigation which is standard procedure in trooper-involved shootings.

The Southeast Community and Technical College is near the home.

Cumberland Police say it was on lockdown during the shooting but there were no problems on campus.

Officials lifted the lockdown after the shooting.

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The Clay County Sheriff says two people are hurt after a man was shot by his wife.

It happened around 5:30 on Monday on Hogskin Road in Manchester.

The Sheriff says Doug Smith's wife shot him twice while the two were fighting.

He was taken to UK Hospital with an unknown condition.

The sheriff says Smith's wife was also injured in the dispute and is now at a Manchester Hospital.

So far, no charges have been filed in the case.

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State police arrested a Knox County man troopers say tried to kidnap a boy in Harlan County.

State police say Charles Collins of Flat Lick was driving in the Coldiron area and stopped where a 14-year-old boy was walking on the road.

The boy told police Collins asked him three times to get in the car and when he refused, the boy said Collins grabbed his arm and tried to pull him in.

The boy escaped and ran home and his mother called police.

Troopers say when they arrived, Collins also had a gun hidden in his clothing.

He is charged with attempted kidnapping and carrying a concealed weapon.

His bond is $20,000.


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Kentucky State Police say Timothy Slone shot at Knott County Sheriff's deputies Sunday night in the Mallie community.

Knott County Sheriff Dale Richardson said his men were called to Steer Fork Road and when they, arrived they were fired upon.

Deputies returned fire, Slone was hurt and taken to Pikeville Medical Center.

He is in stable condition.

Slone's mother said on Sunday night her son drank moonshine and picked up a gun, and he became violent, which has happened before.

Sheriff Richardson said neither deputy involved in the shooting was hurt.

Both deputies are on administrative leave until KSP finish an investigation.

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On Friday, Myra Castle entered the courtroom in Johnson County facing second-degree manslaughter and DUI charges in the death of 18-year-old C.J. Mollett.

With friends and family of the teen protesting outside the courthouse, Castle pleaded not guilty to both charges.

Reports show that Castle was drunk as she made a left hand turn crossing into the path of Mollet on KY 201.

Castle's next court date is set for November 1st.