Private Detective: Clay County Man Accused of Shooting Girlfriend

State troopers have arrested a Clay County man accused of shooting his girlfriend during a domestic dispute. It all happened just after midnight Saturday morning on Skull Branch Road.

When troopers arrived, they determined that 52-year-old Samuel Cornett shot his girlfriend, 35-year-old Alisha Tye. The couple is from Manchester.

Investigators say that during the dispute, Tye ran to a neighbor’s home to get away from her boyfriend. Cornett allegedly went to that neighboring home and forced his way inside, eventually shooting Tye multiple times.

Tye was flown to UK Hospital and is listed in critical condition.

Cornett was located and arrested a short time later and lodged in the Clay County Detention on the charges of : 5 counts of Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree, Attempted Murder ( Domestic Violence ), Assault 1st Degree and Burglary 1st Degree.

The investigation is continuing.

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