TFC Barry Blair
Assistant Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 11, London
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Death Investigation in Rockcastle County
Date of News Release: 06/11/2008
(MT. VERNON, KY) - On Wednesday, June 11, 2008, at approximately 1:31 p.m., the Rockcastle County 911 Center received a call for an ambulance for a male subject the had been electrocuted and fallen off a ladder. Units from the Kentucky State Police Post 11 in London responded to the scene.
Upon their arrival they determined the victim, James Wynn, 24, of Orlando, KY, was standing on a ladder attempting to steal copper from a Jackson Energy power line. Mr. Wynn was electrocuted and fell from the ladder. Mr. Wynn was pronounced dead at the scene by the Rockcastle County Coroner. An autopsy has been scheduled for tomorrow.
Charges are pending against a second person that was involved in the attempted theft. That persons name has not yet been released.
The case is under investigation by Trooper Scottie Pennington. Trooper Pennington was assisted at the scene by Sgt. J. Lafe Owens and Detective Gary Lane.