TFC Jay Thomas
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 1, Mayfield
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Kentucky State Police Arrested Vickie J. Thweatt of Mayfield, Charging Her with Murder
Date of News Release: 10/14/2004
(Hickory, KY) - On 10-14-04 Kentucky State Police arrested Vickie J. Thweatt, 36 of Mayfield, charging her with Murder in connection with the June 2003 beating death of Howard Ferrell in Ledbetter. Thweatt's husband, Michael Thweatt, was arrested and charged immediately following the murder and the case was scheduled for trial on Monday October 11, 2004. Prior to the trial, Thweatt entered into a plea agreement with the Commonwealth and gave a statement confessing to his role in the beating and implicating his wife, Vickie Thweatt. Physical evidence obtained from the crime scene and other circumstantial evidence combined with Michael Thweatt's statement enabled Det. Steve Bryan to obtain an arrest warrant for Vickie Thweatt. She was lodged in the Calloway County Jail and remains there on $300,000 cash bond.