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Murder Investigation and Arrest in Letcher County

Date of News Release: 07/04/2007

(Hazard, KY) - On 07/03/07 at approximately 21:52 hours Kentucky State Police Post 13 received a call of a possible domestic dispute at 335 Cherokee Drive in the Deane community of Letcher County. The caller also advised he thought he heard a gunshot.

Upon arrival of Jenkins Police Department, Letcher County Sheriff's Department and the Kentucky State Police they found Mark Adams lying on the floor with a gunshot wound. Neon Emergency Medical Service removed the victim to a landing zone and Mr. Adams was flown to Holston Valley Medical Center. Mr. Adams was pronounced deceased at 00:12 by Dr. Earspiker.

The Perpetrator, Bobby G. Collins was arrested and lodged in the Letcher County Jail. The case remains under investigation by Det. Randy Combs.

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