TFC Michael Murriell
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 14, Ashland
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Felony Arrest in Greenup County
Date of News Release: 09/02/2010
(Ashland, Ky.) -- The Kentucky State Police in Ashland arrested a Greenup County resident following an extensive investigation into a sexual assault of a minor (female). The assaults occurred during the month of August 2010. William Shannon Baldridge, age 39, of Flatwoods, KY was arrested on 9-1-2010 by KSP Troopers at 1424 New Buckley Road in Ashland after receiving a tip he was at a relative's residence. Troopers also executed a search warrant at Baldridge's residence in Flatwoods, KY. Baldridge was charged with six counts of Rape 3rd Degree and one count of Sodomy 3rd Degree and is currently lodged in the Greenup County Detention Center. Baldridge is also on federal probation from a non-related drug offense and may face federal charges as a result of this investigation.
The investigation is continuing by Detective Chris Carter of the Kentucky State Police.