TPR Lloyd Cochran
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 11, London
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Shooting Investigation in Rockcastle County
Date of News Release: 10/26/11
(LONDON, KY.) –- On Wednesday October 26, 2011 at approximately 12:51 p.m. the Kentucky State Police, Post 11, London received a report of a Burglary in progress on Dorman Creek Road in Rockcastle County.
Trooper Scottie Pennington, who was in the area, responded to the residence and located a silver, 2006, Chevrolet, Impala, driven by Katrina L. Price, 29, of Eubank. Trooper Pennington then located Jesse R. Roberts, 24, of Eubank.
Further investigation determined that a homeowner heard someone breaking into his residence and armed himself for protection. Upon being confronted by Roberts the homeowner fired his handgun striking Roberts in the shoulder. Roberts then fled the residence on foot into the nearby woods where he was later located by Trooper Pennington.
Price was arrested and charged with Burglary 2nd and Roberts was transported, by ambulance to the Rockcastle County Hospital where he was then flown to the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington for treatment. Roberts is expected to be charged with Burglary 2nd.
KSP Detective Doug Boyd is investigating and was assisted at the scene by officers from the Kentucky State Police, the Rockcastle County Sheriff's Office, the Mount Vernon Police Department, the Rockcastle County EMS, and Rockcastle County Constables David Mason and Richard Dean.