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Shooting Investigation in Harlan County, KY

Date of News Release: 03/21/2006

(Dayhoit, KY) On 3/20/2006 at 8:45 p.m., Kentucky State Police Post 10 Harlan received a complaint of a shooting in the community of Dayhoit, Ky. Charles Maiden age 42 of Dayhoit, Ky was found dead at the scene and had sustained a fatal gunshot wound. Also at the scene was Mark Travis Whitaker age 22 of Loyall, Ky. Mr. Whitaker sustained a gunshot wound and was transported to Johnson City Medical Center in Tennessee. At this time, a 16 year old female has been charged with Murder and Tampering with Physical Evidence. Her identity is being withheld pending further investigation. Assisting at the scene was Sergeant Damon Gayheart, Troopers Jason Adams and James Hensley, Coroner Phillip Bianchi and Johnsons Lifecare. This case is still under investigation by Detective Tim Hensley Kentucky State Police Post 10 Harlan.

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