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Wolfe County murder investigation and arrests

Date of News Release: 12/19/2010

(Morehead, Ky.) -- On 12/18/2010 at approximately 11:32 PM Kentucky State Police Post 8 were notified by the Wolfe County Sheriff Department that family members reported finding Robert Bryant deceased at his residence on Tolson Cemetery Road. KSP Troopers and Wolfe County Sheriff Deputies responded to the residence and the Wolfe County Coroner pronounced Mr. Bryant deceased at the scene. Foul play was suspected as cause of death and KSP Detective Donnie McGraw initiated a criminal investigation.

Pursuant to the state police investigation, Lloyd Bryant Jr., 36, of Campton, Kentucky and Rebecca Wright, 34, of Rogers, Kentucky were charged with one count each of Murder, Robbery (first degree), Burglary (first degree), and Tampering With Physical Evidence. The accused were already lodged on unrelated charges at the Three Forks Regional Jail in Beattyville at the time of these additional charges. The investigation is continuing by Detective Donnie McGraw of KSP Post 8, Morehead.

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