Trooper Robert Purdy
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 7, Richmond
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Triple Homicide Investigation in Owsley County, KY
Date of News Release: 12/20/2005
(RICHMOND, KY) - On Wednesday, May 24th, 2005, Gary "Boogerman" Peters, Fannie Mae McIntosh, and Billy Tirey were found dead from gunshot wounds at the Peters residence on KY 11, Booneville.
The Kentucky State Police and the Owsley County Sheriff's Department conducted the investigation and with community involvement several leads were developed. On 12/19/2005 , the Owsley County Grand Jury returned indictments for Charles "Rooster" Napier charging him three counts of Murder, Ricky Green with three counts of Complicity to Commit Murder, and Marietta Short with Hindering Apprehension regarding the deaths of Peters, McIntosh, and Tirey.
The Owsley County Grand Jury also returned indictments against Ricky Green charging him with Murder and Michael Dwayne Bowling charging him with Complicity to Commit Murder . These indictments are in regards to the death of Charles "Slick" Bowling, a potential witness to the triple murder. Charles Bowling was killed on July 23, 2005.
Ricky Green and Michael Dwayne Bowling are lodged in the Three Forks Regional Jail in Lee County. Charles "Rooster" Napier has not been located. Napier is 53 years of age, 5'5" in height, weighs 130 lbs. with brown hair and blue eyes. Napier is considered armed and dangerous and the public should not attempt to apprehend him. Contact Law Enforcement immediately if he is sighted. Napier has contacts in Indiana and Kentucky. If you have any information regarding the location of Charles "Rooster " Napier or information regarding these murders, contact the Kentucky State Police at 1-800-222-5555 (in the state of Kentucky only, does not work out of state) or the Owsley County Sheriff's Department at 606-593-5161.