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Kentucky State Police Announce Two Additional Arrests Made
in Sheriff Catron Murder

(SOMERSET, KY)- On Monday, April 15, 2002, two additional arrests were made by the Kentucky State Police, London Post, in connection with the murder of Pulaski County Sheriff, Sam Catron.

At 1446 hours, Jeffrey Allan Morris, age 34, of Somerset, Kentucky, was arrested at the London State Police Post and charged with Complicity to Commit Murder of a Police Officer. Mr. Morris was lodged in the Pulaski County Jail where he is being held. No bond has been set. Mr. Morris is self-employed.

At 1457 hours, Kenneth White, age 54, of Burnside, Kentucky, was arrested 12 miles south of Somerset on Dixie Bend Road and charged with Complicity to Commit Murder of a Police Officer. Mr. White was also lodged in the Pulaski County Jail. No bond has been set. Mr. White is not employed.

The arrests were made through information learned by the Kentucky State Police during the ongoing investigation into the April 13th slaying of Sheriff Sam Catron. Sheriff Catron was attending a political rally/fish fry at the Shopville Volunteer Fire Department in eastern Pulaski County when he was killed by a single gunshot wound to the head. The Pulaski County Coroner pronounced Sheriff Catron dead at the scene.

Danny Shelley, who was charged with Murder on April 14, remains held without bond in the Laurel County Detention Center. Mr. Shelley was arraigned today in Pulaski District Court. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Mr. Shelley on April 25, 2002.

The investigation into the murder of Sheriff Catron is continuing by Kentucky State Police Detective Todd Dalton.

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