Third suspect in deadly Bath County shooting arrested
BATH COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Three suspects in a deadly shooting in Bath County have been arrested.
Michael Walker, Brittany Reed, and Christopher “Rooster” Turner were booked into the Rowan County Detention Center on Monday.
Troopers were searching for Turner for hours before his arrest Monday night.
State police have not released any details about the arrests, but the jail told us they are connected to the deadly shooting in Bath County.
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Dispatchers confirmed to WKYT that police responded Monday morning to the incident on Adams Road, off Riddle Road. Again, few details are available right now, but the coroner says a man, now identified as 44-year-old Earl Stephens, of Bath County, died from a gunshot wound.
Troopers say the initial investigation shows that at least three people were at the home when the shots were fired. We’re told troopers have been speaking with a witness and going to neighbors trying to get anything that can help in the investigation.
State police tell us Stephens’s body is being taken to Frankfort for an autopsy.
All three suspects appeared in court Tuesday morning for arraignment hearings. Walker’s murder charge was amended to complicity to murder and a not guilty plea was entered. Reed is charged with complicity to murder. A not guilty plea was entered.
Attorneys were appointed for all three.
They are all scheduled to be back in court for a preliminary hearing on August 2.
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