TPR Lloyd Cochran
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 11, London
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Arrest in Rockcastle County
Date of News Release: 08/14/2008
(Mount Vernon, KY.) On Thursday August 14, 2008 at approximately 2:30 PM. Steve Edward Tompkins 36 years of age of 197 White Rock Road in Mt. Vernon was arrested by Kentucky State Police Detective Millard Root for Retaliating Against a Participant in a Legal Process, a Class D Felony.
Mr. Tompkins was arrested in reference to a forum entitled, "Lets Assassinate Jeffrey T. Burdette", on the Mt. Vernon forum of Topics.com. Jeffrey T. Burdette is the Circuit Judge for Rockcastle and Pulaski Counties. Mr. Tompkins is lodged in the Rockcastle County Jail under a $100,000.00 Bond. A search warrant was served on his residence and a computer was confiscated for evidence.
Detective Root was assisted in the arrest by Rockcastle County Sheriff Mike Peters and Ernie Boggs of the Administrative Office of the Courts. The investigation is continuing.