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Trooper Shaun Little
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 9, Pikeville
(606) 433-7711
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Pike County Man Dead After Assaulting His Mother

Date of News Release: 11/29/2006

Pikeville, KY-- On Wednesday, November 29, 2006 at 11:31 am EST, Post 9-Pikeville, received a call regarding a domestic violence situation on Octavia Loop in the Stone Community of Pike County. The call advised that Ronnie Mullins had assaulted his mother Josephine Mullins and then fled the scene.

Kentucky State Police Trooper Jason McClellan responded to the scene. Trooper McClellan spoke with the victim, Josephine Mullins, 77 years of age, and found that she had been assaulted by her son, Ronnie Mullins. He had gone to his residence located directly behind the victim's house. The victim was transported to the hospital to be treated for her injuries.

When Trooper McClellan approached the suspect's residence he observed smoke coming from the trailer. He then contacted the Upper Pond Fire Department. Upon their arrival, Trooper McClellan and the Firefighters entered the residence and found that Ronnie Mullins, 51 years of age, was deceased as the result of an apparent self-inflicted gun shot wound.

KSP was assisted on the scene by Constable James Worley, Appalachian First Response Ambulance Service, Upper Pond Fire Department and the Pike County Deputy Coroner Mike Hall. An autopsy will be conducted by the State Medical Examiner in Frankfort.

The incident remains under investigation by Kentucky State Police Detective Mitch Adkins, Trooper Jason McClellan and Arson Investigator Don Parker.

Anyone with information on this or any other case may contact the Kentucky State Police Post 9 at 606 433-7711, 1-800-222-5555 (in the state of Kentucky only, does not work out of state) .

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