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Two Shot In The Combs Community Of Perry County

Date of News Release: 10/10/2008

An image of Jerry W. Wooton, click here to enlarge in a new window(Hazard, KY) - On 10/09/08 at approximately 8:08pm Kentucky State Police Post 13 in Hazard received a call from an anonymous male that someone had been shot on Ladder Branch Road in the Combs Community of Perry County.

State Police and EMS arrived at the scene and discovered that two individuals had actually received gunshot wounds. The first victim Clyde Haynes Jr. and the second victim Thomas Roberts Jr. both had received gunshot wounds and were transported to the Hazard ARH. Haynes and Roberts both were later airlifted to University of Kentucky Medical Center.

Witnesses were interviewed and preliminary investigation led to the arrest of one individual. Jerry W. Wooton, age 38 of Hazard was arrested at 2:30pm today and charged with two counts of Assault 1st Degree and lodged in the Kentucky River Regional Detention Center. The investigation is continuing by Det. Gary Sandlin and Det. Clayton Stamper.

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