Wrongful Death Man Dies After Shooting in Lexington

The victim of a Thursday night shooting has died at UK Hospital.

Police say that the 25-year-old victim, De’ontai Bates,  was shot in the chest on Faulkner Avenue.

Lexington Police say that the shooting victim was in an SUV with two other men when he was shot. Police tell LEX 18 that he was shot by one of the passengers who then fled the scene.

They believe that the victim picked up the person of interest from the Winburn area.

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“The witness is the victim’s mother’s boyfriend, who was also with him in the vehicle when the shooting occurred,” said Lt. Jackie Newsman. “We have no idea why they were out here. They don’t live in this area. It is kind of a rural area so it’s definitely kind of an odd place.”

Investigators are looking for the person of interest. They describe him as a black male in his 20s with a red toboggan on and dark colored clothing. He may be armed.

They say it is not clear what led up to the shooting.

Anyone with additional information about this case is asked to call Police at (859) 258-3600.

Anonymous tips, including photos and videos, can be submitted by texting LEXPD plus the tip to CRIMES (274637). Information can also be sent anonymously through Bluegrass Crime Stoppers at (859) 253-2020 or www.bluegrasscrimestoppers.com.

An account has been set up at Chase Bank for the family of the victim, De’ontai Bates. The account number is 458976649

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Private Detective: Personal Robbery Outside of Gas Station

Police are investigating a personal robbery outside of a Lexington gas station.

Police say that they received a call about a personal robbery in the parking lot of the Shell gas station on New Circle Road and North Broadway.

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They say they are questioning a suspect who was found a short distance from the gas station.

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Accident Reconstruction One Killed in Bourbon County Crash

One person was killed after a two-vehicle collision in Paris.

Troopers say that Roger D. Willoughby, 23, of Ewing, Ky. was traveling on the bypass in Paris towards US 68 when he failed to yield. He struck another vehicle before continuing through the intersection and going through a fence and overturned.

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Willoughby and his passenger were ejected from the vehicle. The driver and two children in the second vehicle were not injured.

Willoughby was pronounced dead at UK Hospital.

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Missing Person Merrilee Cooley of Clackamas, OR

A woman went missing from her Clackamas home on Tuesday, according to her family members.

Merrilee Cooley’s granddaughter tells KATU News that they’ve filed a missing person report with police. She added that there are “very suspicious circumstances” surrounding her disappearance.

Cooley was supposed to leave for a trip to the Oregon Beach Thursday night with her best friend Peggy Husman.

“Pretty apprehensive. I mean this is totally unlike her,” Cooley’s cousin Scott Derieux said. “Nobody’s heard from her. Nobody’s seen her. Nobody… there were plans to go to the beach tonight with Peggy and Peggy’s daughter and you know it’s, it’s just got us flabbergasted, we don’t know what to do.”

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Husman says she’d left phone messages for Cooley Tuesday and Wednesday, but never got a call back, then went to Cooley’s home Wednesday evening.

“I entered the house and found things turned upside down. And the fact that her walker was still there and both of her wheelchairs were still there and she cannot get around without her walker or her wheelchairs,” Husman said.

Friends and family say Cooley’s purse had been emptied out inside the home, but her credit cards and driver’s license were still there.

One of Cooley’s slippers was found in the home’s yard.

Family said Cooley might be in a 2007-08 Kia Optima with Oregon License Plate 126-FGC.

If you see her, they ask that you call police so they can conduct a welfare check.

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Private Detective: Knox County Man Injures Deputy and Constable While Fleeing

A Knox County man is in custody after investigators say he injured two deputies while attempting to flee.

On December 29, a Knox County Deputy was traveling on West Branch Road in Little Brush Creek area when he observed a vehicle parked on the side of the road with the dome light on.

When the deputy approached the vehicle, the driver pulled out and attempted to flee onto a muddy side road. The vehicle traveled a short distance and spun out becoming stuck.

The Knox County Constable, who was riding with the Deputy, also ran to the vehicle. That’s when police say the driver tried to put the vehicle in reverse and struck both the deputy and constable.

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The two men sustained minor injuries.

An arrest citation says that the driver and a male passenger fled on foot. Finally, the Deputy caught up with the driver and was able to restrain him after a lengthy struggle.

The driver, Brian Osborne age 36 of Artemus, KY was handcuffed and placed inside the police vehicle, but had to be removed after doing extensive damage to the back seat area.

A search of the vehicle turned up a loaded sawed off shot gun, three police scanner type radios and several ingredients used to Manufacture Methamphetamine. Brian Osborne was charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence, Fleeing or Evading Police 1st Degree (2 counts), Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree, Assault 1st Degree/Police Officer (2 counts), Escape 2nd Degree, Resisting Arrest, Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Possession of Defaced Firearm, Criminal Mischief 1st Degree, Possession/Use of Radio that Sends/Receives Police Messages and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

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Missing Person Search Continues for Glacier County, MT

Authorities in Glacier County issued a missing person alert for Matthew Grant several days ago, but he still has not been found.

Blackfeet Law Enforcement Services told MTN News on Wednesday that they have received several leads, but all were fruitless.

Grant was last seen at around 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 15.

He was last seen wearing black jeans, a red shirt, and a North Face jacket. Grant, 21, weighs 100 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes.

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He was last seen in Browning at his aunt’s house.

His cousin Amanda told MTN News that he recently moved from Canada and doesn’t know a lot of people in Montana.

Amanda said that he was last seen leaving his aunt’s house in a truck with kids “about his age.”

She said that he is usually always on Facebook, but has not posted anything since that night.

Anyone with information about Grant’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Blackfeet Law Enforcement Services Dispatch Center at (406) 338-4000.

Authorities in Glacier County have issued a missing person alert for Matthew Grant.

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Missing Person Body of Missing Nashville Man Found in Lake

The body of a man pulled from Nickajack Lake in Marion County last week has been identified as Charles Wayne Pitts Jr. of Nashville. Pitts was the subject of a missing-person investigation after he disappeared from his north Nashville home December 5.

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A body was found floating in the lake near Marion County Park last week and, using dental records, was identified as Pitts. Marion County is handling the death investigation, but early indications are that foul play was not a factor.

Pitts was last seen December 5 driving his silver Dodge Charger, which was found near the lake. He quit his job prior to his disappearance.

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Missing Person Remains Found Near Fleming Co. ID’d as Man Missing Since Oct.

State Police say that the human remains found in a wooded area on Cemetery Lane have been identified as that of missing man Wesley Mattox.

Mattox has been missing since October.

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The day the 41-year-old went missing he was reportedly walking to a local drug store with his dog Redd, but he never returned home.

His mother, Jean, told LEX 18 that she was confident the body discovered on Cemetery Lane was that of her son. She is planning a memorial for him on Friday.

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Private Detective: Reward Offered in Barbourville Burglary

State Police in Harlan say that a reward is being offered for the return of a stolen safe and information on whoever stole it.

The victim is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction. The victim is also offering a $25,000 reward for the return of the safe unopened.

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State Police say that a preliminary investigation indicated that a residential garage located off Swan Pond Road was broken into. The individual(s) that broke into the garage stole a large safe containing a large amount of cash, gold, coins, and guns, according to State Police. They say that the individual(s) then loaded the safe into the victim’s 2003 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson Edition pick-up truck which was parked in the driveway. According to state police, it spears the truck and safe were stolen and the individual(s) drove out onto Ky 11 South toward Whitley County.

The stolen F-150 was located burnt on Tyes Ferry Road in the Rockholds community of Whitley County. State Police say that the safe has not been located.

KSP is asking for the public’s assistance in this case. If anyone may have any security cameras in the area that may have information on this case, you can contact Post 10 Harlan at 606-573-3131.

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Missing Person Amber Alert Issued for Teen Missing Out of Beckley, W. VA

Authorities in West Virginia have issued an Amber Alert for a missing girl who was abducted from the town of Beckley.

The alert was issued for Jaddah Rodgers, 16. Police say Rogers was abducted from the Walgreens in Beckley around 6 p.m. Wednesday.  Police believe her alleged abductor is Lawrence Asbury, 20.

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Police have found the 1995 two-door, red Chevrolet Blazer belonging to Asbury around 1:45 a.m. Thursday morning, however, the location of where that vehicle was found has not been released.

A photo of Rodgers was not immediately available. Rodgers is an African-American female standing 5 feet 4 inches tall. She weighs about 115 pounds and was last seen wearing blue jeans.

According to police, the teenager is in extreme danger and anyone with information is urged to call 911 or the Beckley Police Department.

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