TPR Lloyd Cochran
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 11, London
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Shooting Investigation in McCreary County
Date of News Release: 09/06/2007
(LONDON, KY.) - On Thursday 09-06-2007 Kentucky State Police Detective Doug Boyd secured warrants of arrest for Dustin Cordell, 22, of Pine Knot in reference to the early morning shooting incident at his home in McCreary County. The charges are One (1) Count of Murder and One (1) Count of Assault 1ST Degree.
Officers and an ambulance were dispatched to the scene where, upon arrival, they located Kandi Cordell, 50, with a fatal gunshot wound and Anthony W. Cordell, 55, with a gunshot wound. The McCreary County Coroner pronounced Mrs. Cordell dead at the scene and Mr. Cordell was flown to the UK Medical Center in Lexington for treatment of his injuries.
The suspect was identified as Dustin Cordell, 22, of Pine Knot, KY (the victim's son). Cordell was observed travelling eastbound on KY 92 in Whitley County by KSP Trooper First Class Gary Martin. TFC. Martin attempted to stop Cordell and a vehicle pursuit ensued. The pursuit continued onto southbound I-75 and entered Tennessee where the Tennessee Highway Patrol utilized a tire deflation device ending the pursuit at approximately the 141-mile marker. Cordell was arrested by the Campbell County Tennessee Sheriff's Office on various charges and charges in Kentucky are pending.
KSP Det. Doug Boyd is the lead investigator into the incident and was assisted at the scene by the McCreary County Sheriff's Office, the McCreary County EMS and the Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement. Assisting TFC. Martin in the apprehension of the suspect was the Williamsburg (Kentucky) Police Department, the Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Campbell County (Tennessee) Sheriff's Office.